Vale and his twin brother were born in 1926 to Roy Nathan Ouderkirk and Pearl Wiltse Ouderkirk. In 1945, he married Thelma Yager. One of Vale's brothers married one of Thelma's sisters.
Vale and Thelma mourned the loss of sons Edward in 2000, and Daniel and Stephen in 2007. The family's sorrow in 2007 continued with Thelma's death later that year. A fourth son, David, died in 2010. Vale passed away in 2014.
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Find A Grave, database and images (findagrave.com : accessed 30 March 2018), memorial page for Vale Fay Ouderkirk (29 Jan 1926–26 Aug 2014), Find A Grave: Memorial #134965396, citing Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Midland, Midland County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Rosalie (contributor 46921287).
"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQB7-V77 : accessed 31 March 2018), Vale F Ouderkirk in household of Roy N Ouderkirk, Vernon, Isabella, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 20, sheet 4B, line 40, family 92, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 995; FHL microfilm 2,340,730.
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K4L2-S3R : accessed 31 March 2018), Vale Ouderkirk in household of Roy Ouderkirk, Vernon Township, Isabella, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 37-22, sheet 1B, line 75, family 20, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1766.
"Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952", Vale Ouderkirk and Thelma D. Yager, 7 Mar 1945. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics; Lansing, MI, USA; Film: 94; Film Description: Isabella (1931 - 1946). [database on-line : accessed 31 March 2018]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.