Ray Lynn Dunlap
1916 - 30 July, 1989
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
1 August, 1989
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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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
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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