Frederick Olney


Frederick Darwin Olney, 80, of Payson, died April 25, 2001. He was born June 26, 1920, in Utica, N.Y.

A World War II veteran, he served with the Army Air Corps. He retired from GE/Honeywell as a manager of manufacturing engineering and from Dean Witter as a stockbroker. He was credited with numerous patents and awards, including the H.G. Sweatt Engineer-scientist award.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Thelma Olney, of Payson; three daughters, Sabra L. Fisher and Karen S. Muenich, both of Phoenix and Gwen D. Wilson of Henderson, Nev.; one son, Daniel D. Olney of Phoenix; one sister, Betty Nygard of Alabama; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Vera Downing, Eleanore Harrington and Elaine Pollard.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 30 at the Mountain Bible Church, 302 E. Rancho Road.

Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2929 S. 48th St., Tempe, AZ 85282.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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