Community, faith leader Sheila Olsen dies at 79

Sheila Olsen, shown talking with Joe Ahlstrom while attending the August 2011 GOP picnic at Tautphaus Park, died Sunday at age 79. Olsen was well known in Republican and LDS church circles. Robert Bower / Post Register file

Sheila Olsen, a longtime pillar of the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the state Republican Party, died of illness Sunday morning at age 79.



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