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 Julia <I>Prescott</I> Ekstrand

Julia Prescott Ekstrand

Birth
Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota, USA
Death 30 Oct 2012 (aged 98)
Hamilton, Ravalli County, Montana, USA
Burial Knapp, Wright County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 100023400 · View Source
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Julia Ekstrand, 98, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Discovery Care Centre, Hamilton, after a short illness. She was born Nov. 21, 1913, in Highmore, S.D., and raised in Adams, Minn. She graduated Iowa State University and worked as a teacher in Iowa. She worked as a nutritionist in the Amache Relocation Camp in Grenada, Colo., from 1941-45, when it closed. She was married to Lenus Ekstrand in 1948. They farmed in Cokato, Minn., until moving to Missoula in 1961 where Julia managed the Lincoln Apartments (now Poverello Center).

She was a loyal member of VASA and Immanuel Lutheran Church. Her loving husband, Lenus, preceded her in death in 2004. She is survived by Alice Scavarda of Idyllwild, Calif., and Jon Ekstrand of Missoula, and five grandchildren, Dr. Joseph Ekstrand MD of Des Moines, Iowa, Meghan Rhodes of Missoula, Amye Scavarda of Portland, Ore., Emily Scavarda of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Robert Scavarda of Idyllwild.

Her indomitable spirit, willingness to help where help was needed, and sense of adventure have inspired us all. We miss you, mother.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held after Christmas when her family and friends can gather to remember a life well lived to the Glory of God.

-Source: Missoulian | 4 Nov 2012


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  • Created by: Annie Duckett Hundley
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100023400
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Julia Prescott Ekstrand (21 Nov 1913–30 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100023400, citing North Crow River Lutheran Cemetery, Knapp, Wright County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Annie Duckett Hundley (contributor 47394373) .