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 Nellie Maud <I>Wagar</I> Darby

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Nellie Maud Wagar Darby

  • Birth 20 Apr 1904 Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, USA
  • Death 7 Apr 1996 Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA
  • Burial Lewistown, Fergus County, Montana, USA
  • Memorial ID 77044293

Eldest child of Edwin O. and Nellie M. Wagar, Nellie lived in various locations as a child. Shortly before she was born her parents moved to Missoula to be near her father's brother, William and family. Then in order to find better work, the family subsequently moved to Washington and then to Canada before returning to the Missoula area where her father worked at a lumber mill in Bonner. Nellie was intelligent and had a sincere faith which led her to graduate first from High School and then from Bible College. She trained for the ministry at a time when a woman had to be very brave to do so. She pastored small churches in the Northeast for a time. Eventually she lived in California and married Walter J. Darby in 1949. They had no children together, and eventually they would divorce, but her energy and fervor would continue. She became a teacher at a girls' school in Japan long after others her age would have been retired. Eventually she lived in Riverside, California, where she served faithfully at her church, and where she would reside at the time of her death. It was her desire that she be buried alongside her parents at the Lewistown City Cemetery.


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  • Maintained by: Pat Iverson
  • Originally Created by: Jim Harrison
  • Added: 24 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77044293
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nellie Maud Wagar Darby (20 Apr 1904–7 Apr 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77044293, citing Lewistown City Cemetery, Lewistown, Fergus County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Pat Iverson (contributor 46836677) .