• Beryl Della Lindgren Pate

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  • Beryl Della Lindgren Pate, 97, passed away at her daughter's home in Ashland, Ore. Sunday, November 11, 2012. Beryl was born March 31, 1915, to Arthur E. Lindgren and Winifred Northrup Lindgren in Boyd County, Neb. She was the oldest of five children, and grew up on her parents' farm. She attended a one-room elementary school in Nebraska, followed by high school in Fairfax, S.D. After graduating South Dakota State Teachers College during the Depression, Beryl taught elementary school for three years in Gregory, S.D., where she had a class of 48 pupils and earned $630 a year.
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