Mary LaJuan Croff Olsen, 93, of American Fork, Utah passed away peacefully in Highland, Utah April 18, 2021. She was born September 16, 1927 in Santaquin, Utah the 9th daughter of John Arthur Croff and Lavina Irene Carter. LaJuan married her high school sweetheart, Phillip Scott Olsen, November 27, 1946 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He preceded her in death March 15, 2017.
LaJuan was a devoted wife and mother always putting her husband and family’s needs first. LaJuan loved gardening, crocheting, and was a champion billiards player. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings. LaJuan and Bud served in the Mount Timpanogos Temple in sealing sessions each week for 25 years. Every winter for over 20 years they were “Snowbirds” traveling to Mesa, Arizona to spend five months in their park model trailer. LaJuan played on the park’s billiards team. They made many friends and enjoyed their time.
Survivors include her children, Louise (Scott) Dean and Michael Olsen, 6 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. LaJuan is preceded in death by her husband, parents, a daughter, Linda, and her 8 sisters.
Funeral services will be held Friday April 23, 2021 at 11:00 am in the Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland. A viewing will be held that morning from 9:45 to 10:45 am prior to the services. Burial will be in the American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory of LaJuan on her tribute wall.
A special thanks to Highland Glen Assisted Living staff and Chris from First Choice Health Hospice and his team for their loving care.