Marian Ulrich

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  • "Though I'm not related I feel like she was my Aunt Olive...."
    - Marilyn Metcalf
  • "So happy to have met Olive and to have spent a couple..."
    - gail sela
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Marian "Olive" Ulrich
January 3, 1920 - January 4, 2015
Marian Olive Wilkins Ulrich died peacefully at age 95 on January 4, 2015 in Boise, Idaho.
Daughter of David and Jessie Wilkins, Olive was born on January 3, 1920 in Star, Idaho. As the third of nine children raised during the Great Depression, Olive set a strong example to persevere during the most difficult times.
She graduated from Homedale High School in 1938 and married Willard Ulrich a year later. Olive and Willard worked on several Southern Idaho farms while raising their children. She later went on to work at Reed & Bell restaurant for ten years. When living in Wilder they both worked for Johnson Cattle Company. In retirement they enjoyed summers in Cascade taking care of cattle for Larry Ragains.
Olive is survived by her children Linda Bledsoe (Berle) of Portland, OR, Stanley Ulrich of Sidney, MT, and Jack Ulrich (Lori) of Homedale, ID; her brothers Kenneth Wilkins (Elainor) of Nampa, ID, Harry Wilkins of Caldwell, ID. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Ulrich in 1987; her parents; her siblings Frank, Louise, Ernest, Edna, Doris, and Gene; and an infant son and two daughters, Joy Ulrich and Myrna Patterson. Other survivors include 9 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; sister-in-laws Arlene Ulrich and Roberta Wolf, in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.
Olive's devotion to her family and friends has provided a golden example of strength through adversity and unconditional love.
Her presence will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege to have known her.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 9, 2015 at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, 27 East Owyhee, Homedale, ID. Memorials may be sent to . Condolences can be given at

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Homedale, ID 83628
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Jan. 7, 2015