Thursday, June 30, 2011

Emma Olsen Harrison Passes Away

Emma O. Harrison
May 19, 1925 ~ June 28, 2011
Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, UT

Emma O. Harrison

Mt. Pleasant: Emma O. Harrison, age 86 passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 in Mt. Pleasant surrounded by her family. Emma was born May 19, 1925 in Mt. Pleasant, UT, one of six children born to John T. and Mary C. Rowe Olsen,. She married DeWayne Harrison on December 23, 1944. They were blessed with two wonderful children, Richard and Connie. DeWayne passed away December 17, 1992.

Emma was born and raised in Mt. Pleasant, where she fondly remembered herding sheep by the Round Hills as a youngster and working alongside her Mother (Mary Olsen) at Lizzy’s Café in Mt. Pleasant. She graduated from North Sanpete High School. She was also a proud member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for several years. She was known as Gram to her family and friends, and wore that name proudly. She will be remembered as a loving Mother and Grandmother, who always put her family first. She has left many wonderful memories with her family, including her positive attitude towards life and a terrific sense of humor.

Emma is survived by her two children: Richard (Linda) Harrison of Westminster, CA and Connie (Robert) Wakefield of Mt. Pleasant, UT; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and her lifetime friend, Elaine Brown Howard. Emma was preceded in death by her parents: John and Mary; husband: DeWayne; and three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at the Mt. Pleasant LDS 5th Ward Church (Red Brick Building).

A viewing will be held on Saturday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the services.

Interment will follow at the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Steven J Furner of Fausett Mortuary. Friends and family may sign the guestbook and share memories of Emma at

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