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Obituary: Kaye Olson Deneris

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Kaye passed away in her home on September 28, 2004. She was loved by all who knew her, and will be long missed and remembered. She was an accomplished and well known artist in the Salt Lake community, specializing in representative portraits depicting acquaintances and ethnic facial studies from the numerous cultures that intrigued her.

She was preceded in death by her husband Pete Deneris, whom she loved from youth until old age. She is survived by her children, Denise Devlin (Robert) and Mark Deneris and by her sisters, Elise Fullmer, Nel Ivancich (John) and Bonnie Walker.

Kaye was born to Oscar Olson, and Valeria Crabbe Fullmer on July 2, 1932, and faced the trials of the Great Depression, with a serenity and optimism that served her throughout life. Known for her beauty, she worked as a model and was elected Harvest Day Queen of Midvale. Known for her intelligence, Kaye achieved scholastic awards from her childhood onward.

Kay drew special pride in attaining a Bachelor of Science Degree from Westminster College, in Salt Lake City, a goal deferred by family obligations and the education of her children. Hers was an insatiable curiosity and a love of artistry and learning which guided her and the family she inspired with her open minded wisdom, grace and love.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Larkin Sunset Lawn Chapel, 2350 E. 1300 S. where family and friends may call one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Hellenic Cultural Museum, 279 S. 300 W., Salt Lake City, UT 84101.

Online condolences may be made at www.larkinmortuary.com