Edna Christine Olson Haslem of Ash Springs, Nevada, passed away peacefully at home on January 31, 2019, at the age of 88. Chris was born to Ralph Olson and Pauline Lundberg Olson on Jan. 2, 1931, in Ely, Nevada. Chris and her 5 brothers and sisters were all raised in Ely, Nevada. Chris graduated from White Pine High School where she met RL Haslem, whom she married in 1948 and spent the next 57 years with in a loving marriage.
Chris and RL were blessed with five sons. Chris worked for many years at the Standard Market in Ely. After raising their sons, Chris and RL relocated to Ash Springs, Nevada where they managed the R Place store and built their dream home. Their five sons continue to live in Nevada.
Chris and RL were also active, devoted members of the LDS church both in Ely and in Alamo. Their marriage was later sealed in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple with their three oldest boys present.
Throughout her life, Chris provided loving examples that others follow showing how to be the best-ever Wife, Mother, Grandmother and friend. Those who knew her from the store were impressed by her tireless dedication that included getting up at 3 a.m. each day to be sure to have homemade cinnamon rolls ready for the passing truckers. She especially enjoyed the annual family reunions with her large but close-knit family.
Chris is preceded in death by husband RL Haslem, brother Ted Olson, Sisters Della Vogee, Shirley Smith, sister-in-law Fran Olson and brother-in-law Doyle Haslem. Chris is survived by sister Paulie Alles, brother Tom Olson (Francis), sisters-in-law Arlene Mangum, Kae Warren, Rae Anderson and Sherrie Hutchinson, brothers-in-law Dick Alles, Bill Smith, and Bob Haslem and five sons: Ron (Sandy) Haslem, Rogon Haslem, Rick Haslem, Randy (Donna) Haslem, and Ryan (Tracey) Haslem. Chris thoroughly enjoyed her 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and a multitude of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at the LDS Church in Lund, Nevada on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at 11 a.m. (viewing at 10 a.m.), with a celebration immediately following at the Lund Recreational Center. A gravesite service will also be held at 2 p.m. at the Ely Cemetery.