Information for Olga Ahlers McClaran
29 September, 1895 16 June, 1986
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
June, 1986
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Olga McClaran

    Olga A. McClaran, 90, of Melba, died Monday, June 16, at home of natural causes.  
    No services will be held. Cremation was under the direction of Cloverdale Funeral Home, Boise.  Inurnment will be at a later date at the Melba Cemetery.
    Mrs. McClaran, a homemaker, was born Sept. 29, 1895, at Superior, Neb., to Hugo and Marie Larsen Ahlers.  The family moved to Chanute, Kan., where she graduated from high school.
    She then attended Kansas Stae (sic) Teachers College at Emporia, Kan., and later taught school for three years.
    She married Lt. Ray M. McClaran Dec. 10, 1917, at Fort Sill, Okla.
    During World War I, she took the Civil Service exam and worked for the War Department in Washington, D.C.
    They homesteaded near Colorado in 1919, and came to Idaho in 1920, buying a farm near Melba.
    He died May 21, 1968.  She continued to reside on the farm following his death.
    She served on the Melba School board, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
    She is survived by a son, Richard McClaran of Melba; two daughters, Maryellen Tyler of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Maizie M. Mills of Boise; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
    Memorials may be made to the Hospice Program, Mercy Medical Center, Nampa 83651.


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