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Harvey Joseph Gander
Harvcliff.JPG (158514 bytes) 1923 Cliff and Harvey Gander fishing
J_H_C_~1.JPG (100726 bytes) c. 1918 Cliff, Jackie, Harvey Gander
52.jpg (77093 bytes) ?? Harvey Joe Gander - with the great smile and the snappy eyes!  Harvey attended two sessions at the University of Missouri short courses.  He was a good farmer and a genius mechanic.  His was the helping hand that was always there.

Photo and commentary courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Harvey_Joe_1932.jpg (231811 bytes) 1932 Harvey Joe Gander, from a thumbnail sized photograph carried for nearly 70 years in the wallet of Cliff Gander.
Horse_rider.jpg (59036 bytes) 1941 Sue Cole Gander
54.jpg (80269 bytes) June, 1941

Harvey Joe and Sue Cole Gander, married June of 1941.  Harvey had bought the little farm on top of the hill.  After Pearl Harbor, and war was declared, Harvey and Sue went to California to work in the defense industry.  Harvey's mechanical skills were a real asset.  We never knew exactly what Sue did - both put in long hours every day.  When it was over, they came home to their little farm.  They had no their own.  As the years went by they took neglected children - children of parents who could not care for them.  In all, they had a family of eight children, none adopted, that they fed, clothed and kept in school!  In later years, as mother and dad grew older, it was always Sue and Harvey who were always "there" for them.  In 1973, Harvey's clothing got caught in the power takeoff of the tractor.  Fortunately someone was there to shut off the tractor.  Harvey had serious injuries from which he never fully recovered.  He died of a heart attack on Nov 27, 1973.  Sue still had some of the eight at home.  Sue was a courageous woman and never stopped giving of herself.

Photo and commentary courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Harvey_Sue_field.jpg (67672 bytes) ? Sue and Harvey Gander in a field

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Harvey_tractor.jpg (79330 bytes) ? Harvey J. Gander on Farmall Tractor

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Harvey_Big_Tree.jpg (72452 bytes) 1940s Harvey J. Gander in Big Basin California

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Sue_California.jpg (47310 bytes) 1940s Sue Cole Gander in Big Basin National Park, California

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Sue_Gander_Big_Basin_Redwoods.jpg (130582 bytes) 1940s Sue Cole Gander in Big Basin National Park, California

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HARVEY~2.JPG (147206 bytes) 1960 Cliff, Bruce, Harvey Gander
70.jpg (64320 bytes) April, 1988

Sue Gander, on her birthday, April 12, 1988 with Veronica Gander.  Alzheimer's was taking its toll.  Knowing the life she had led, and all the good she had done in her lifetime, it was truly hard to see her thus.  Sue went to her rest on August 5th, 1988. I loved her dearly.  We all did. 

Photo and commentary courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

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