O'CAIN, Ethel V., 92, owner of O'Cain's Nursing Home for 40 years, died Saturday (March 13, 1982). She was born Jan. 8, 1890, in Pennsylvania. She traveled extensively before coming to the Seattle area in 1906. Shortly thereafter, she homesteaded in North Dakota until 1914, when she moved to Bellingham with her husband, W. E. O'Cain. He died in 1946. Her nursing home was the first one between Seattle and the Canadian border when it opened in 1939. She continued to operate it herself most of the time until it closed in 1978, due to lack of funding. The building was sold to the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers as the site of a new facility. As a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, she traveled to Borneo in 1971 to dedicate two boats she donated for missionary work there. She is a survived by a son (James L. of Ferndale), two daughters (Mrs. Myrtle & husband Turville Spreadborough of Deming, Mrs. Alice & husband Vernon Swendt of city), 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, a daughter-in-law (Ruby O'Cain of Everett) and two sisters (Clara Hunter & Blanche Flauk, both of Tyrone, Penn.). Funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Zuchowski officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 a. m. to noon Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home.