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Elizabeth Harper Dunlap
1915 - 27 June, 1990
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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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