North Powder, Oregon
Nellie Delia Vannice, 94, of North Powder, died April 29, 2004, at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande.
Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the North Powder Methodist Church. There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Alford Cemetery, near Harrisburg. Pastor Sally Wiens will officiate.
Nellie was born at Halsey on Dec. 21, 1909, to Henry and Esther Nemchick Falk. She married Kenneth Vannice on June 29, 1929, at Halsey. They were married for almost 72 years.
Nellie was noted for her cooking and sewing abilities. She graduated from Halsey High School, raised three sons and then returned to college studies. She attended 13 consecutive summer sessions to achieve her bachelor’s degree. She was a music educator.
Nellie was a longtime member of the Rebekah Lodge, the Grange and the Methodist Church. She will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Vannice, who died on May 22, 2001; two sisters, Pearl Boots and Grace Thompson; one brother, Everett Falk; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Jr. and his wife, Holly, of Lillooet, British Columbia, Donald and his wife, Bonnie, of Halfway, and Vernon and his wife, Martha, of Lacey, Wash.; 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association through Fisher Funeral Home, 306 Washington St. S.W., Albany, OR 97321 or Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, OR 97850.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 7, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor