Mar 092011

Demehl Olsen, 56, of Snowflake, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in Snowflake. Funeral services were held March 7 at the Pioneer Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Snowflake. Interment followed in the R.V. “Mike” Ramsay Memorial Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 17, 1954, in Cardston, Alberta. Canada, to Loye and Anna Louise (Crouter) Olsen.

Demehl and Diana were married on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 1997, figuring that both of them would always have the day off to celebrate. They were sealed in the Cardston Temple on June 2, 1998.

Their children were many, many horses and dogs. Demehl was the ultimate cowboy, the last of a dying breed. His life started with horses and ended with horses, which was where he was always happiest.

Demehl was somewhat of a celebrity while living in Scottsdale. He was a model for the Scottsdale Travel and Entertainment Scene. You could find his photos with his horse Skip almost everywhere. He worked for Westworld and Rawhide. He was a stagecoach driver for the mule teams at Rawhide.

Demehl will be greatly missed by us all but also by all his animals.

Survivors include his wife, Diana Eaton-Olsen of Snowflake; his parents, Loye and Anna Louise (Crouter) Olsen; two brothers, Robert (Valerie) Olsen and Danny (Margorie) Olsen; two sisters, Valena (Kelly) Nielson and Deanna Wynder; and many extended family and friends.

Owens Livingston Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.