Buena Vandevender Succumbs At Greer

      OROFINO – Buena Vista Vandevender, 72, died at 3:30 Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Viola Dickson of Greer. Heart disease was the cause of death.

      She was born Buena Snyder March 7, 1884, in Randolph County, West Virginia. She was married to Albert M. Vandevender at Dry Fork, W. Va., in December, 1907.

      They came from Harmon, W. Va., in April, 1916, to Weippe where they farmed until his death April 11, 1934. She continued making her home at Weippe until three years ago when she left because of ill health.

      She is survived by three daughters, Viola Dickson of Greer, Mrs. W. E. Parsley of Weippe, Mrs. Otis McCollum of Pierce; three sons, W. Everett Vandevender of Ft. Worth, Texas, Harry J. Vandevender of Buhl, and William E. Vandevender of Weippe; eight half-sisters, Mrs. Veta Bonner of Lewiston, Mrs. Bertha Meek of Orofino, Mrs. Rose Pasila of Orofino, Mrs. Lottie Ball of Pierce and Mrs. Annie Taplin of Clarkston, and three others in West Virginia; one half-brother Amos Snyder of Orofino; eight grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

      Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Holiness Church at Weippe with the Rev. Donald A. Goff officiating. Burial will be at the Weippe Cemetery with Gilbert’s Funeral Chapel of Orofino in charge of arrangements.

Lewiston Morning Tribune , April 30, 1956

Transcribed by Jo Frederiksen, 2014

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