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Information for Alice Elizabeth Harper Dunlap

10 May, 1915 - 27 June, 1990

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

June, 1990

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Alice Dunlap

    Alice Elizabeth Dunlap, 75, of Caldwell, died Wednesday, June 27m 1990, at a Nampa nursing home.  Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, at Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church, Caldwell.  The Rev. Michael Turner will officiate.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mrs. Dunlap was born May 10, 1915, at New Plymouth, the daughter of William F. And Agnes Mae Swatman Harper.  She graduated from Emmett High School in 1932.  She graduated from the College of Idaho in 1937 and earned a master's degree from the University of Washington School of Library Science in 1938.  She began working as the children's librarian in Portland for three years.  She married ray L. Dunlap Sept. 7, 1941, at Emmett.  They moved to Stibnite that same year where she took on the voluntary position as librarian for the mining community seeing that books were brought from the Idaho State Library and made available to the families of Stibnite.  In 1942 they moved to Caldwell where their four children were born.  In 1955 she again took up her library career on a part-time basis with the College of Idaho Library, moving to Caldwell's Carnegie Library, also part time, in 1960.  She was named the head librarian of that facility in 1961.  After the new Caldwell Public Library was completed in 1976, she continued as head librarian and was also involved in compiling oral histories for that facility.  She retired from the Caldwell Public Library in September 1981.  In 1982 , they moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where Mr. Dunlap owned the D-Line Co., manufacturing machines for the candy industry.  They returned to their home in Caldwell in November 1987.
    Mrs. Dunlap had served on Caldwell's Historic Preservation Committee.  She was involved in Girl Scouting, serving on the board of Silver Sage Girl Scouts Council, the Camp Alice Pittinger Girl Scout Camp committee and had been a Girl Scout leader for many years.  She also was a member of Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church, PEO Chapter F. the Pocahontas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Zonta International, Daughters of the Nile and the College of Idaho Alumni Association.  She was also a member of the American Library Association of had served as president of the Idaho Library Association.  An avid photographer, Mrs. Dunlap also belonged to several photography organizations.
    Mrs. Dunlap is survived by a son, Donald F. Dunlap of Whittier, Calif.; three daughters, Elizabeth Lynne Oderkirk of Caldwell, Dorothy Ann Sims of Caldwell and Katharine Louise McGuire of Marina del Rey, Calif.; a brother, Wayne F. Harper of Emmett; a sister, Marjorie Schaller of Snohomish, Wash.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    Mrs. Dunlap was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ray, who passed away July 30, 1989; and a son-in-law, Leo J. McGuire, Feb. 1, 1990.
    In lieu of flowers her family requests memorials be made in her name to the Caldwell Public Library, 1010 Dearborn, Caldwell, Idaho 83605; or t a favorite charity.

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