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Information for Ray Lynn Dunlap

23 March, 1916 - 30 July, 1989

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

1 August, 1989

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Ray Dunlap

    Ray L. Dunlap, 73, of Caldwell, died Sunday, July 3, 1989, at his home of natural causes.  Memorial services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, in the Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church, Caldwell with the Rev. Mike Turner of the church officiating.  Cremation is under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Private inurnment will be in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Ray was born in Salem, Ore., to Oscar L. and Vida R. Dunlap on March 23, 1916.  His early years were spent in Junction City, Ore., and he moved with his family to Caldwell in 1926.  He attended schools in Caldwell graduating from Caldwell High School in 1934 and the College of Idaho in 1939.  He worked as an assayer/chemist for the Talachi Mines in Atlanta, Idaho.  On Sept. 7, 1941, he married Alice Harper of Emmett, and they lived in Stibnite, Idaho, where he was an assayer/chemist for the Bradley Mining Co. until September 1942.  At that time they moved to Caldwell and he became head of the laboratory for J.R. Simplot co.  while there he developed the frozen french fry for that company.  In was during these years he was active in the Junior Chamber of Commerce receiving its Distinguished Service Award.
    In 1955, he owned and operated the Nampa Custom Cannery until it was sold in 1975 so he could devote his time to the D-Line C. Inc., which made machines for the candy industry and was based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Ray L. Dunlap & Co., which handled his business as a manufacturer's representative.  He and his wife move to Salt Lake City in 1982, and returned to their home in Caldwell in November 1987.  His illness had forced him to retire.  He was a member of the Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church, Caldwell.
    He is survived by his wife, Alice of Caldwell; a son, Donald F. Dunlap of Whittier, Calif.; three daughters, Elizabeth Lynne Oderkirk of Caldwell, Dorothy Ann Sims of Caldwell, Katharine Louise McGuire of Marina del Rey, Calif.; a siter, Margaret Stevens of Pendleton, Ore.; a brother, Ralph Dunlap of Caldwell; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    The family suggests memorials be made to the Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Hospital, P.O. Box 1100, Boise, Idaho 83701; or the West Valley Medical Center Hospice Program, 1717 Arlington Ave. Caldwell, Idaho 83605.

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