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Mildred Jane Nehl 1919-2021


Last updated 9/30/2021 at 1pm

Jane Nehl, matriarch of the large extended Nehl and Scholes family, passed away peacefully at her home in Edmonds on Sept. 23, 2021, at the age of 101.

Jane's long journey began on Dec. 16, 1919, at her grandparents' home in Armour, S.D., just after the Spanish influenza pandemic ravaged the countryside. Raised on a working ranch in Paradise Flats, N.D., Jane graduated in 1937 from Carson High School. She spent two years at Jamestown College, earning a teaching certificate, and began teaching country school at the age of 19.

The day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, she married Earl E. Ne...

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