Surname: Vandecar

Vandecar, Robert L. – Obituary

Robt. L. Vandecar Was Durkee Creek Rancher 54 Years Funeral services for Robert L. Vandecar of Durkee, 77 years of age and a well known Baker County stockman were conducted at 2:00 pm Tuesday Feb. 20 at Gray’s West and Co. Pioneer Chapel. The Rev. Richard A. Toll of the St. Stephens Episcopal Church officiated. Vault interment followed in the family plot at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Mr. Vandecar was born May 14, 1895 in Payette, Idaho the son of Augustus Byron and Rose Mott Vandecar. He had his schooling in Haines and in 1918 moved to Durkee. He was married to his wife, Elsa Opal Long Vandecar on March 31, 1917 in Weiser, Idaho. He has spent his entire business career as a stockman and rancher, having been in the business 57 years, 54 of those years on the Durkee Creek Ranch. He passed away early Friday morning at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital after an extended illness. He was a longtime member of the Durkee Grange, the Baker Elks Lodge No. 338 and of the Oregon Cattleman’s Association. He is survived by his wife, Elsie; two daughters, Mrs. Leland (Priscilla) Jenkins of Eugene and Mrs. Bob (Mary) Forsea of Richland: two foster sons, Dr. Joseph Hindman of Pullman, Washington and Edwin M. Hindman of Baker; one sister, Myrtle Ackerman of Baker; fourteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and seven nieces and...

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Vandecar, Robert Jr. – Obituary

Robt. Vandecar Jr. Dies Here Tuesday Robert Vandecar, Jr. 46, well known Bridgeport rancher, died Tuesday in St. Elizabeth Hospital from cancer. Funeral services are being arranged by Langrell Mortuary Chapel and details of his life are being compiled but were not available at press time. Mr. Vandecar grew up at Durkee and is best known by friends throughout the county for his work with the Burnt River 4-H livestock and Junior show projects a number of years. Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, March 14, 1968 page 7 Contributed by: Belva...

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Vandecar, Elsa “Elsie” Long Mrs. – Obituary

Elsa “Elsie” Opal Vandecar, 99, a resident of Durkee, Oregon and native of Baker County died Tuesday, January 16, 1996 at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 20, 1996 at 12:00 pm at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel with Pastor Gene Zacharias of Haines First Baptist Church officiating. Vault interment was at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Baker City, Oregon Elsie was born June 6, 1896 to John and Daisy Long at Haines, Oregon in the Willow Creek area. Her birth was on a farm belonging to her pioneer grandparents, Andrew and Hannah Tony. Her other pioneer grandparents were Julia Ann and Alonzo Long. She attended Muddy Creek and Haines schools and was a graduate of Baker High School in 1915. In 1918 she and her husband, Robert, moved to the Durkee area, in Baker County, where they continued to live until her death. She was a Charter member of the Durkee Grange serving many years as secretary and as an active member, including Baker County Mother of the Year in 1987. Her dedication and help to others will long be remembered. She was a staunch supporter of education having taught in Baker, Haines and Durkee districts. She served on the Durkee School Board for many years. She served 14 years on the Baker County Library Board and gave encouraging support to the new library....

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