Marcus N. Olpin
Marcus Neldon Olpin, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend passed away at his home Saturday June 15th, 2013, returning to the arms of his eternal sweetheart.
Marcus was born November 15, 1924 in Nephi to William Lynn and Estella Bigler Olpin. He was the youngest of their five children. He married his sweetheart, Aleen Serena Rowe in the Manti Temple on January 15, 1946. They are the parents of eight children: Marcus Douglas, Rodney Allen, and Claudia Aleen, who all died shortly after birth; Wayne Loren, Lloyd Neldon, Annalee, Doyce Reed and Marianne.
Dad was raised in Nephi and graduated from Juab High School. He also graduated from the Frank Wiggins Trade School in Los Angeles, California, where he pursued an education in auto body repair.
He was stricken with polio at the age of 6 months, and spent many months of his childhood years in hospitals in Salt Lake City. Although hindered by the effects of this disease, Dad never let it keep him from working hard and providing well for his family and being able to play and have fun. He enjoyed fishing on the Boulder Mountain, camping and boating with close friends and family.
He was a kind and loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather with an ever-present smile and a quick wit. Dad was able to bring a smile to those around him and he loved to tease, but always in a kind way. Just ask his children or any waitress who ever served him.
Dad owned and operated Mark's Body Shop for over forty years, working long hours and late nights by himself. Dad employed and enjoyed the assistance and friendship of Bob Shepherd for the last 16 years until dad closed the doors of the shop. Dad thoroughly appreciated Bob and his own new role as "quality control". He was a master at his craft and he took great pleasure in repairing the seemingly un-repairable. Two of dad's favorite lines were: "We take the dents out of accidents" and "I can fix anything but a broken heart".
He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, loved the Gospel and served in many callings including Gospel Doctrine and Sunday School teacher, Elders's quorum presidency and High Priest group leadership. Dad's faith in the Gospel was shared by his wife and taught to each of his children.
Marcus is survived by his children: Wayne (Debbie), Lloyd (Chazel), Annalee Johnson (Randall), Doyce (Kayla) and Marianne Rutledge (Brent); eighteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Lawrence and Daryl, sister Mary Overman, three babies with whom he is enjoying a joyous and long-awaited reunion.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Nephi Eighth Ward Chapel at 100 E 100 S in Nephi, UT. Viewing will be held at the chapel one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Nephi Vine Bluff Cemetery.
Louis Creig Tidwell
Louis Creig Tidwell was born on December 6, 1946 and passed away June 10, 2013.
He is survived by his children: Anne Michelle Barrett, Creig Dwane Tidwell, Wendi Leigh (Allan) Lund, Timothy Nolan Tidwell, Amy Lynn (David) Bingham; eight grandchildren; his mother, Ardys Blackburn Tidwell; sisters Patricia (Hal) Carter and Tamra Ardys Nelson; brothers, Brad B. and Kerry Dwane Tidwell. Preceded in death by his father, Louis Dwane; son, Louis Patrick, and brother, Bryant Evan Tidwell.
Creig was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints and holds the Melchizedek Priesthood.
Creig brought joy and friendship to many and will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank the staff of Heritage Hills, Anderson Funeral Home, Doyle Coombs and Michael Morgan.
Rest in Peace, Dad.
Arlene Carter Dredge Grams
Arlene Carter Dredge Grams, age 55, passed away June 16, 2013 at her home in Midvale, Utah from cancer.
She was born January 23, 1958 in Payson, Utah, to Rex Howell and Erma Mae Boyington Carter. She graduated from Juab High School in Nephi, Utah where she was the student body president and the regional Sterling Scholar in general scholarship. She also attended Brigham Young University and the University of Utah.
In 1973, Arlene became a paraplegic in the auto accident that killed her mother. She served as Miss Wheelchair Utah, and was an inspirational speaker throughout the Western United States, especially to youth groups.
Arlene married Wilford Jesse Dredge in 1977. They had twin sons, then divorced in 1986. Arlene has been happily married to Conrad David Grams since 1996. Arlene and Conrad were very devoted to each other and were very proud of their blended family.
Arlene worked at the YWCA of Salt Lake City for many years as a divorce and healthy relationship teacher, assisting men and women from the Wasatch Front.
She was a faithful member of the LDS Church serving in many callings.
She enjoyed public speaking, baking, sewing, and spending time with her family. She was also a powerful and influential advocate for others who face significant challenges. She was a teacher to her family, her friends, and her community; and not even the most trying physical restrictions could prevent her from imparting to others her humble wisdom, her deep insights, and her resoundingly optimistic and eternal perspective on life.
She is survived by her husband, Conrad David Grams of Midvale, Utah, twin sons, Carter Leon (Rachel) Dredge of North Salt Lake, Utah, and Spencer Nathan (Melissa) Dredge of Centerville, Utah, stepdaughter Danielle Renee Grams of Tampa, Florida, and brother, David Leon (Jenny) Carter of Chicago, Illinois. Surviving grandchildren James, Katie, Luke and Noah Dredge.
Funeral Services will be held at the LDS Union Fort 2nd Ward Building located at 7155 South 540 East in Midvale, Utah on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11am. A viewing will be held Friday evening 6/21/2013 from 6-8 pm at Goff Mortuary, located at 8090 South State Street, in Midvale, Utah and at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the Midvale City Cemetery, located at 471 West 6th Avenue in Midvale, Utah. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Red Cross.