In Memory

Louise Nutter (Nilsson) - Class Of 1961

Louise Nutter Nilsson and her friend, Lasse, taken in June of 2001.

Nine classmates from '61 who got together in Fort Benton when Louise visited in 2001.  They are, standing:  Sarah Lee Stoltz Leonard, Linda Dougherty Hoover, and Faye Baldwin Hart.  Seated:  Sandra Granger Munson, Sharon Lawson Dill, Karyl Miner Smith, Denise Dumon McCormick, Louise Nutter Nilsson, and Bernice Kimmet Beighle. 

(We loved the 60s-style lamp that was in the apt. we stayed in.)

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06/23/09 09:24 PM #1    

Sharon Lawson (Dill) (1961)

After graduating from NTCHS in 1961, Louise Nutter, got a nursing degree. She met and married a fellow student who was from Sweden. They moved to Sweden and she lived there for the rest of her life. She had two children, was later divorced, and made frequent trips back to the US to visit family & friends. It was before one of those trips, in June of 2001, that several of us started talking about getting together while Louise was in the states. We settled on Ft. Benton because that was where Louise would be spending time with her sister, Ruth, and her mother, Edna. Others heard about the plan and we ended up with nine of the “gals” from our class having a mini-reunion in Ft. Benton. Some of us had not seen each other for a long time and we had a great time.

I am so glad we had that opportunity to visit with Louise and meet her friend, Lasse. On Jan. 1st, 2002, Louise died of cancer. If she knew in June that she had cancer, she did not say anything to us. So don’t pass up an opportunity to renew an old friendship – we never know how much time we have left.

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