Roy and Arlene Olpin founded the first funeral home in Fillmore, Utah in 1935 shortly after Roy’s graduation from the Hohenschul Carpener College of Mortuary Science in St. Louis, Missouri. He was the fourth member of his family to become a mortician, but the first that had to attend a mortuary science school. Both of his older brothers as well as his father had entered the profession before this necessity.
In their new funeral home in Fillmore, was the offering of a line of caskets, burial clothing, on-site preparation of the decedent, as well as a reposing area. Roy’s wife, Arlene was a licensed beautician and provided hairdressing and cosmetology services.