Olin Moore Hopkins
Olin Moore Hopkins, 88, of Utah and formerly of Union County, died Feb. 21 in Provo from complications due to cancer. Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cherry Ridge Ward Chapel, 1100 South 250 West (Loafer Canyon Road), in Salem, Utah. Family and friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Salem City Cemetery.
Mr. Hopkins was born July 11, 1923, to Rev. Benjamin Franklin Hopkins and Mary Ann Cadow Green in Terral, Okla.
He was a WWII combat veteran of the Navy and served in the South Pacific. He fought in nine major battles and numerous small battles.
After the war, he met Margaret Ann Hunt in Baker City. They were married June 5, 1949, and had three children.
Since 1961 Olin has served faithfully in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He was a pioneer in the grass seed business in the Grande Ronde Valley, trading in a worldwide market. He was also prominent in the bulk fertilizer business. He enjoyed prospecting and mineral extraction.
Survivors include his children, Renee Stewart of Payson, Utah, Olin V. Hopkins of
La Grande and Mark L. Hopkins of Minersville, Utah; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and one sister. He was preceded in death by eight siblings.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.walkerifamlymortuary.com.
The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Feb. 24, 2007 Published: February 24, 2007