Lawrence Dee Olpin, 87, died May 8, 1991, at his home.
Born May 6, 1904, in Pleasant Grove, to Albert H. and Alvira Smith Olpin. Married Cynthia Larsen, August 16, 1933 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Active member LDS Church holding office of High Priest in the Ogden Lorin Farr Ward. Served mission to the Netherlands. Had been counselor in the stake presidency and had served as Stake President for 16 years. Stake Patriarch 1969 until the time of his death. Had been a sealer in the Ogden LDS Temple for nine years. Attended schools in Pleasant Grove, BYU, Architectural School at Columbia University, where he received a masters degree in architecture. Practiced architecture throughout his lifetime. He developed many homes, churches, commercial buildings and schools throughout Utah and the surrounding states. Lifetime member of the American Institute of Architects, had served as the Northern Utah Chapter. Served on the Ogden City Planning Commission. Member of the Board of Temple Architects for the Idaho Falls Temple.Survived by his wife, Ogden; two sons and a daughter, L. Don Olpin, Glen W. Olpin, both of Ogden; Mrs. Alfred (Noreen) Randall, Brigham City; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers and a sister, Ralph S. Olpin, Salt Lake City; J. Lloyd Olpin and Ruth Christiansen, both Provo. Preceded in death by a grandson.
Services Monday, 11 a.m., Lorin Farr LDS Stake Center, 480 Seventh Street, Ogden. Friends may call Sunday 6-8 p.m. at the Lorin Farr Stake Center or Monday one hour prior to services. Burial: Washington Heights Memorial Park, Ogden. Family suggests contributions to the LDS Mission Fund, 50 East North Temple, SLC, Utah 84150. Funeral Directors: Olpin Family Mortuary, Pleasant Grove.
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