Cleo “Barbara” Olp, 70, a former Baker City resident, died July 7, 2001, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis.
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Burial was Thursday at Jefferson Cemetery at Jefferson.
Mrs. Olp was born on July 27, 1930, at Baker City to Leonard W. and Lola Morin Valentine. She lived all her life in Oregon, moving from Baker City to La Grande, to The Dalles and then to Salem and finally to Albany.
She married Fred B. Olp on March 2, 1949, in Baker City. She was a homemaker and loved cooking and gardening. She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to sing and dance. She wrote extraordinary poetry, enjoyed a large extended family and was a devoted wife and mother.
Survivors include her husband, Fred; daughters, Evelyn Packard, Charlotte Olp and Lola Rose, all of Albany, and a daughter, Donna Elliot of Springfield; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Leonard Valentine and Darel Valentine and a sister Velma Blando, all of Baker City, and brothers, Don Valentine of Salem and Leroy Valentine of Huntington; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Sam and Leo; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 20, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor