GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                            Wednesday, November 23, 2005

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Myrtle S. Skoyen

    HAVRE - Myrtle S. Skoyen, 87, of Havre, a former librarian, died of natural causes Sunday in Havre.

    Her memorial service is 11 a.m. Friday at Chinook American Lutheran Church, with burial in Kuper Memorial Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

    Survivors include sisters Lila Orlando of Harlem and Pearl Lorenz of Tigard, Ore.; and a brother, Floyd Skoyen of Chinook.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, John "Jack" Nelson in 1996.

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THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                  Wednesday, November 23 2005

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Myrtle Skoyen Nelson, 87, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2005 at Northern Montana Hospital due to natural causes. Memorial services will be Friday, November 25, 2005 at 2 p.m.

In the American Lutheran Church with burial of the cremated remains following in Kuper Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the American Lutheran Church. A complete obituary will follow in next week’s paper. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION         Wednesday, November 30 2005

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  Myrtle Nelson

Myrtle S. Nelson, 87, went to be with her creator on Sun­day, November 20, 2005. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life was held on November 25, 200 at the American Lutheran Church in Chinook. Memorial,, arc to the American Lutheran Church in Chinook.

Myrtle was born on Febru­ary 4, 1918 in Chinook. She was the eldest of John and Clara (Mahle) Skoyen. Myrtle lived in Chinook all of her life. She married Johnnie Nikolai Nelson on September 26, 1940 in Havre. They had 54 years together. Myrtle's greatest accomplishment was working for the Blaine County Library. She retired in 1983 after 27 years of service and dedication to adults and children of all ages.

Myrtle's favorite pastime was reading, which she shared with her nieces and nephews, as well they frequently discov­ered rocks and other things in nature. She loved animals, especially watching the birds, her dog and cats. She learned to do ceramics after retirement and thoroughly enjoyed her self.

She will he greatly missed by all who passed through her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband John "Jack Nelson in 1996.

Myrtle is survived by her sisters Pearl Lorenz of  Tigaard, Oregon, Lilah (Frank) Orlando, of Harlem; brother Floyd Skoyen of Chinook and nu­merous niece and nephews.

Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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