Allegonda "Alice" Cecelia Vandyke
Allegonda (Alice) Cecilia Evers Van Dyke
Born March 7, 1884: Verboort, Oregon
Died October 6, 1959: Klamath Falls, Oregon
"Aunt Allie" as she was affectionately known to many, will be remembered for the many hours she evoted to the care of the church altars. Each weekend, as she lovingly arranged the beautiful bouquets with flowers, more often than not, from her own gardens-she would burst forth in joyous song, and the church would resound with the lovely sacred melodies. Sometimes the pastor, overhearing, would steal in from outside, unnoticed, just to listen and enjoy.
(The following text is from a newspaper article that was written following her death:)
Alice Van Dyke Services Friday
Alice Cecilia Van Dyke, 75, Rt 2 (Verboort) Forest Grove, died Tuesday at Klamath Falls en route to visit at the home of a daughter in Tulelake, California. She was born at Verboort on March 7, 1884, the daughter of Peter and Antonia Vandehey Evers, and had spent her entire life in Washington County. Her husband, William August Van Dyke, preceded her in death on March 15, 1942 here in Forest Grove. They were married at Verboort on May 5, 1908.
Requiem high mass will be offered by Very Rev. William R. Killion at Visitation Catholic Church at Verboort on Friday at 10 a.m. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be Thursday evening at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Prickett's mortuary of Forest Grove and will be said by Very Rev. William R. Killion, pastor of Visitation Catholic Church. Interment will be next to her husband in Visitation Catholic cemetery at Verboort.
Survivors include her five sons: Ervin Van Dyke, Cyril Van Dyke and Stanley Van Dyke of Forest Grove; Julius Van Dyke, Carlton; and Robert Van Dyke of Yamhill; three daughters: Mrs. Irene Moore, Roy; Mrs. Evelyn Herb, Forest Grove; and Mrs. Esther Seus, Tulelake, California; three brothers: Albert and Antone Evers, Forest Grove and William Evers, McMinnville; one sister: Mrs. Anna Krieger, Forest Grove. Also thirty one grandchildren survive. Mrs. Van Dyke was a member of Visitation Catholic Church, the Visitation altar society and the Ladies' Order of Foresters.
Serving as casket bearers will be Francis Krieger, Ignatius and Francis Evers, Harold and Joseph Van Dyke and Leslie Verboort. Honorary casket bearers, all members of the Catholic Order of Foresters, will be Mrs. Steven Kemper, Mrs. Louis Spiering, Mrs. James Moore, Mrs. Victor Herinckx, Mrs. Rod Vanderzanden, and Mrs. Martin Vanderzanden."
Family Tree Information:
Peter Evers (1851-1931) and Antonia Vandehey Evers (1858-1891)
( Alice's mother Antonia died at the time of William's birth)
Alice Evers married William Van Dyke on May 5, 1908
Julius Van Dyke
Irene Van Dyke (Mrs. Julius "Spud" Moore)
Evelyn Van Dyke (Mrs. Martin Herb)
Ervin Van Dyke
Cyril Van Dyke
Robert Van Dyke
Esther Van Dyke (Mrs. Edward Seus)
Stanley Van Dyke