Ethel Lucille Harman Olpin, 81, died October 14, 1990 at the Cottonwood Care Center.
She was born August 4, 1909 in Salt Lake City, to Isaac Reese and Ethel Wilkinson Harman. She married Ralph Smith Olpin June 17, 1935 in Stanford, California; the marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She was a member of the LDS Church living in the Cottonwood 11th Ward. Graduated from American Fork High School, attended the U. of U., Brigham Young University, and LDS College of Nursing. She was an R.N., worked in California, and in Utah as a nursing supervisor at LDS Hospital. Member of the Society of Western Artists. She was a fine portraitist, landscapist and seascapist, working in oils and pastels. Her creations were displayed extensively in exhibitions throughout her lifetime in the West. Earlier she had studied with Thomas Leighton in San Francisco. She had supervised landscaping for ward and stake projects in Palo Alto, California.Survivors include her husband, Salt Lake City; son, Robert Spencer Olpin, currently Dean of Fine Arts at the U. of U.; four granddaughters; sister, Ruth H. Peterson, American Fork. Preceded in death by her son, Michael Ralph Olpin.
Services will be Wednesday, at 11 a.m., at the Cottonwood Stake Center, 1830 East 6400 South, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the American Fork City Cemetery under the direction of Olpin Family Mortuary of Pleasant Grove.
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