OBITUARY: Marjorie Lucille McClaran

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Feb. 5, 1928 – July 2, 2014

Marjorie “Marge” Lucille McClaran of Enterprise died July 2, 2014, in her sleep at Wallowa Memorial Hospital at the age of 86.

She was born Feb. 5, 1928, in Moscow, Idaho, to Clifford Lampman, professor at the University of Idaho, and to Eleanor Lampman, nutritionist and homemaker.

Marjorie grew up immersed in a college community. Marge had a close relationship with her older sister, Marie, and was involved in a variety of childhood activities. She was mischievous, creative and adventurous.

She graduated with honors from high school in Moscow, Idaho, in 1946 and studied teaching and business at University of Idaho. While attending college, she was president of the Delta Gamma sorority and worked for university faculty. She also met the love of her life, Jack McClaran.

On Sept. 9, 1950, she married Jack McClaran and for 63 years was a full partner in the McClaran ranches. They raised their three children in remote ranch locations. Her community involvement included the Episcopal Church, creation of the Chief Joseph Summer Seminars, PEO, the Oregon Cowbelles, library board and substitute teaching.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack.

Marge is survived by her three grown children, Christine McClaran, Katharine McClaran and Scott McClaran and daughter-in-law, Vicki McClaran; grandchildren Betsy Combes, Sara Combes, Clint Combes, Jill McClaran, Beth McClaran and Maggie McClaran; and great-grandchildren Akayla Combes Moens and Eliza Combes Moens.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the Enterprise Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Wallowa Memorial Foundation or a charity of choice.

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