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Doris Bingham Jones Olson

October 4, 1930 — December 21, 2022

Doris Bingham Jones Olson, “Dorie,” 92, passed away peacefully from this earth, December 21, 2022, in North Logan, Utah. She was born and raised in Amalga, Utah and was the 8th out of 11 children born to Francis Hannah Christensen and Leroy Smith Bingham on October 4, 1930. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints.
Spending her growing up years on a farm in Amalga, Utah, she learned to work hard and play hard. She has shared many fond memories of weeding in the sugar beet fields, playing kick the can, Annie I over, ice skating over the pond in the winter, and just enjoying things outdoors with her siblings. She attended school in Smithfield, Utah. She graduated from North Cache High School in the Spring of 1948. Her senior year of high school, she and her girlfriends went to “drag main.” That is where she met her sweet Marvel Jones. They dated until she finished high school, and then on June 21, 1948, the two of them got dressed up and headed to the Franklin County courthouse in Preston, Idaho and were married. Dorie always felt so lucky to have been married to one of the Jones boys, and into their wonderful family.
Soon after they were married, they moved to Providence Utah and purchased the Jones family home on 200 West. Over the years, Her and Marvel made many improvements to the home and made it their own. Dorie learned from her sweet mom to work hard and make whatever you have nice. It was here that they welcomed their beautiful children. DeeAnn, Dennis, and Shellee. They had a wonderful marriage. They were married 25 years before he passed away in the Spring of 1973.
In June of 1975 Dorie attended an LDS church dance, where she met her other love, Douglas Wayne Olson of Millville, Utah. They dated for just a few short months and married on November 20th of that year. Just last month they were able to celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary together. They had a beautiful marriage full of spending time with each other and cherishing every moment. After both retired in the early 1990’s, they decided to spend 6 months of the year in sunny St George. They did this for over 20 years. Making many lifelong friends. When they would come back in the Spring, all their many wonderful friends here in Cache Valley were part of the good Sam’s camping group and would spend many summer nights camping up blacksmith fork canyon with lots of games of 21, 4 kings in a corner, and just enjoying being together. ��
Dorie was a woman of many beautiful talents. She was always busy creating something for somebody. In her younger years, she kept, along with Doug, the most beautiful yard. She would spend hours planting flowers in her hothouse. They both loved to keep busy and make their space together wonderful. They would spend many summer afternoons playing cards in the backyard gazebo Doug built.
As she has slowed down the last few years, there was not a day that went by she did not get up, get dressed, and keep herself busy creating the next thing for someone. She has spent hundreds of hours sewing, crocheting, and making things for family, friends, and donating items to complete strangers. She was an amazing cook, and anytime you would go to her house, she would always offer you something, most of the time a cookie from the freezer. She has taught us all by example to live your life to the fullest and enjoy every moment! She loved her family so much and would always remind us that families are forever.
She is survived by her loving and faithful husband Douglas Wayne Olson, His children, Wayne (Joan) Olson of Hyrum, Delroy (Becky) Olson of Wellsville, Brad Olson of California, and Teresa Olson (Zane) Bassett of Wellsville.
She is also survived by her loving Son Dennis (Jan) Jones of Smithfield, and her daughter, Shellee (Ken) Thigpen of Providence. She had 15 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her late husband Marvel Jones, Her daughter DeeAnn (Roger) Gardner and 3 grandchildren.

Bye for now, sweet mom/grammie, we love you!

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

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