Vannice, Harvey ‘Kenneth’ – Obituary

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Harvey ‘Kenneth’ Vannice, 94, of La Grande, died May 22, 2001, at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande.

A celebration of his life will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the North Powder Methodist Church. Sally Wiens will officiate. His graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Alford Cemetery at Halsey-Harrisburg.

Mr. Vannice was born on Nov. 13, 1906, to James Harvey and Cassie Elizabeth Angel Vannice in Dayton, Wash. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Willamette University at Salem where he lettered in baseball. He earned his master’s degree from Oregon State University at Corvallis. He was an educator and taught all grades and coached various sports before moving to administration. He retired after 45 years in education.

He married Nellie Delia Falk at Halfway on June 9, 1929. They moved to North Powder in 1968 and later to La Grande. He was a member of the North Powder Methodist Church and sang with other family members in the choir. He also was a member of the Grange, where he served on the state installation team and was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and the Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie Vannice of La Grande; children, Kenneth and Holly Vannice of Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada, Vernon and Martha Vannice of Lacey, Wash., and Donald and Bonnie Vannice of Halfway; daughter-in-law, Marian VanNice of Corvallis; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Merwin, Claude and Bill; sisters, Ellen Roberta and Edna; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Powder Community Methodist Church through Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, Ore. 97850.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 28, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor



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White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 22 August 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/oregon/vannice-harvey-%e2%80%98kenneth%e2%80%99-obituary.htm - Last updated on May 21st, 2011


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