Myrtle Meridith (Olsen) Sorensen (1913 - 2001)

Myrtle Meredith (Olsen) Sorensen
1913 - 2001
updated February 06, 2019
Myrtle Meridith Olsen Sorensen was born on April 2, 1913. She was born into the Olsen family and married into the Sorensen family. She died on January 10, 2001 in Roosevelt, Utah at age 87.


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Myrtle Sorensen died on in Roosevelt, Duchesne County, Utah United States 84066

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in Scipio, Millard County, Utah United States 84656


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Owner/Operator of the Scipio Mercantile (grocery/hardware) Store.

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Myrtle Merideth Olsen Sorensen, age 87, passed away due to natural causes Jan. 10, 2001 at the Stewart's Care Center in Roosevelt, UT.
She was born April 2, 1913 in Hayden, UT to John Albert and Clara Malinda Johnson Olsen.
She married Boyd James Sorensen in the Salt Lake LDS Temple April 15, 1931. They owned and operated the Scipio Mercantile for 45 years.
She was an active member of the LDS Church. After retiring from the store, she served a mission in Oakland, CA.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her son Gerald R., and three brothers; Birnell, Clifford, and Glen Olsen.
She is survived by her children; Dorthy Jean Smith, West Valley, Leila June (Dean) Seely, St. Anthony, ID, Jay Peter (Peggy), Garth Leroy (DeAnne) of Roosevelt, UT, Duane
L. (Judy), Kearns, UT, B. Udell (Peggy) Scipio, UT; 32 grandchildren, 77 great- grandchildren, and 18 great great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Richard (Rose), Neola, UT, Lerwill J, West Jordan, Evan (Alice) Olsen, Neola, UT, Zola Spencer, Vernal, UT, Geneva
Whiting, Clinton, UT, Clara Timothy, Orem, UT, Iona "Toni" (Roy) Gardner, Neola, UT, Luella (Ormon) Sullivan, Roosevelt, UT.
A viewing was held Sat, Jan. 13 2001 at the Hullinger Mortuary in Roosevelt, UT. Services will be held Mon. Jan. 15, 2001 at the Scipio LDS Chapel. Friends may call prior to services from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Interment will be at the Scipio Cemetery.

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In 1913, in the year that Myrtle Meridith Olsen Sorensen was born, the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1929, when she was 16 years old, on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1934, by the time she was 21 years old, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1953, Myrtle was 40 years old when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1960, by the time she was 47 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

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