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The Adams County Record Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Page 3 Obituary May 2, 1920 -- September 23, 2012 Dorothy Lenore McCord Craig, 1920-2012, died Sunday, September 23, in Midvale while on the way by ambulance to the Weiser Memorial Hospital. She was 92 years old. She was born on May 2, 1920, on a ranch near -Antioch, Nebraska, the fourth of six children of James and Gladys Ogan McCord. In 1933 she graduated from eighth grade at Plummer Grade School near Oshkosh, Nebraska, a few months after her mother died of an extended illness. It was the "Dust Bowl" era with The Great Depression ravaging the country. The family worked at whatever they could to get by. Dorothy attended two years of high school in Omaha and Chadron, Nebraska, living with relatives. In the summer of 1935 her father took what pos- sessions he had and his six children and joined the westward migration, hop- ing to make a better living. They arrived in Idaho in the Payette-Weiser Valley in August. When she went to Weiser high School to register, she could nQt pay the registration fee or buy her books. The superin- tendent allowed her to skip the first two weeks of school to work in the fruit orchards to earn her fees. The family was still struggling financially, so she lived in several pri- vate homes and worked ..... for her board and room. She graduated from Weiser High School in the spring of 1937. She had hoped to become a nurse, but she lacked the money. She received a P.E.O. loan of $250 and enrolled at Lewiston State Normal School where she was admitted to the National Honor Society Beta Sigma Phi. She graduated as a teacher in 1940 and was hired to teach in the rural school on South Crane Creek near Midvale. Her first winter of teaching she met a local bachelor rancher, Elvin O. Craig. They were married in May, 1942 and spent their honeymoon on West Mountain where Elvin rode for the Weiser River Cattlemen. Dorothy's South Crane Creek teaching contract did not allow her to be married, so she began teaching fifth and six grade in Council. In the fall of 1943 the Craigs bought a farm in Indian Valley. There their chil- dren, Sally and Larry, were born. Several years later they moved to Goodrich and Dorothy resumed teaching in Indian Valley. In 1956 the Craigs moved to Cambridge. Dorothy attended summer school at the College of Idaho in Caldwell to keep her teaching certificate cur- See DOROTHY CRAIG OBITUARY, page 4 Mann Creek Country Store & Care Mon, Tues, Wed 7am to 8pm Thurs 7am to 9pm Fri & Sat 7am to 10:30pm Sun 7am to 7pm 1498 Hwy 95 Welser 549-2153 Open Mon - Sat 11 am to 9pm Closed Tuesdays Sunday - 12pm to 9pm 406 Illinois Ave, Council & You Run or Stand--