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The Idaho Statesman (Boise, Idaho)
March 05, 1942
UPCHURCH - Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Adelia Upchurch, 84, Idaho pioneer, who died Tuesday afternoon at her home after a brief illness, will be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the McBratney funeral home with the Rev. A. J. Blackmon officiating. Interment will be in Morris Hill. Submitted by Patty Theurer

The Idaho Statesman (Boise, Idaho)
March 20, 1936

William Henry Upchurch, 91, Veteran of Indian Wars, Succumbs Thursday

William Henry Upchurch, pioneer Idaho stockman and a veteran of the Indian wars, died Thursday morning at this home at 708 Fort street. He would have been 92 years old late this month.

Mr. Upchurch had made his home in Boise 23 years. He came to the capital from Council where for many years he was engaged in the sheep business. He first came to Idaho in1870 and for a time he was a resident of the Payette river district.

Mr. Upchurch was born in Missouri March 29, 1844. In 1877 he served with volunteer troops during the Indian uprisings. He was a member of the Congregational church of Council.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Upchurch; two daughters, Mrs. Luther Tennyson of Boise and Mrs. Edwin Clapp of Los Angeles; a granddaughter in Boise, Mrs. Ralph Davis, and two grandchildren in Los Angeles. Three great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the McBratney chapel with the Rev. Charles E. Ward of the First Congregational church of Boise officiating. Burial will be in Morris Hill cemetery. Submitted by Patty Theurer

Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Thursday, September 04, 1969
Services for Glen John Vance, 78, who died Friday in an Ontario hospital were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Payette Chapel of the Roses by the Rev. Edward V. Hargreaves of the Methodist Church. Interment was at Rosedale Memorial Gardens in Payette.

He was born May 26, 1891, in Baraboo, Wis. He had lived in Payette for eight years after moving from Vale where he lived for 22 years. He married Mildred Hurd on Nov. 17, 1915, in Bowbells, N.D. They were members of the Methodist church in South Dakota.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred, Payette; a son, LeRoy Vance, Vale, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, October 12, 1983
Services for Mildred Vance, 89, Payette, who died Tuesday, Oct., 4, 1983, at a Payette nursing home, were conducted Saturday at the Chapel of the Roses in Payette with Rev. Robert Hefty of the First United Methodist Church of Payette officiating. Interment followed at Rosedale Memorial Gardens.

She was born Oct. 14, 1893, at Morristown, Minn., the daughter of Dennis and Ida Hurd. She was raised in Wisconsin. She married Glenn Vance on Nov. 17, 1915, in Bowbells, N.D. They farmed at Gettysburg, S.D. until 1932 when they moved to Nyssa. In 1938 they moved to the Lincoln Heights area and lived there until 1961 when they moved to Payette. Mr. Vance died in 1969.

She is survived by one son, Roy Vance of Ontario; two grandchildren, Sheila Zink of Eagle, Idaho and Raymond Vance of Ontario; three great-grandchildren, Shawna and LaSheen Zink of Eagle and Tricia Vance of Ontario.

Pallbearers will be Bill Shunn, Robert Hon, John Kane, Hilary Ray Jr., Earl Hollady and Hugh Findley. (Rosedale Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, February 23, 1961
Last Rites Set For Thomas Van Dyke, 46

Services will be conducted Friday at Weiser for Thomas George Van Dyke, 46, Payette, who died at a Boise hospital Tuesday evening after a long illness.

He was born Sept. 21, 1914 at Chinook, Mont., the son of Greg and Mai Brockman Van Dyke. He was reared in Weiser, was graduated from Weiser high school and later attended the University of Idaho. After serving in the United States Army for 12 years, he was discharged 11 years ago due to illness. He was married to Katie Schoelenberg, in Heidelberg, Germany, Jan. 2, 1951.

He is survived by his wife, Katie, Payette; his mother, Mrs. Mae Van Dyke, and a sister, Mrs. Fred Roberts, both of Weiser.

Services will be conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Northam-Jones chapel in Weiser, with the Rev. Joseph Wa??on officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest and members of Russell Smith Post No. 42, American Legion, will act as pallbearers.

Independent Enterprise
May 09, 2001
George E. Van Meter, 64, of Payette, died Sunday in an Emmett care center. No services are pending. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett. Submitted by Patty Theurer

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