Information for Eleanor Werstlein Bodahl Lind

1 January, 1906 22 July, 1996

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

24 July, 1996

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Eleanor Lind

    Eleanor Bodahl Lind, 90, of Nampa, died Monday, July 22, 1996, at a Nampa hospital.  Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, July 26, 1996, at the Sunnyridge Retirement Center, 2609 Sunnybrook Dr., Nampa.  Rev. Charles Jackson, chaplain at Sunny Ridge Manor will officiate.  Burial will precede the services on Friday at 1 p.m. at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Eleanor was born on January 1, 1906, at Grand Forks, North Dakota, to Frank and Josephine Furst Werstlein.  She was reared and educated in North Dakota and later received her Master's Degree in education.  She was a special education teacher for most of her life.
    She married Meinick A. "Mike" Bodahl on August 27, 1937, at Erskine, Minn.   She and her husband taught school in Minnesota, Alaska and Colorado, before coming to Nampa in 1949.  Eleanor taught special education in the Treasure Valley for many years.  Mr. Bodahl died in February 14, 1970.  She retired that same year.
    She then married Stanley Lind in Boise and they made their home there.  Stanley died in 1989.  In 1990 Eleanor moved to Nampa, where she had since resided.
    She was very involved in community organizations, including the American Legion Auxiliary, Idaho Retired Teachers, Life member of the Aid for Disabled Americans, Hard of Hearing Board, Special Education Board, Ada County Association for the Mentally Retarded, The R.S.V.P., the National Council for Exceptional Children, Ada County Republicans and the Ada County Cerebral Palsey Board.
    Eleanor is survived by 1 granddaughter, Dawn Bodahl, Marietta, Georgia, and several nieces and nephews.
    The family suggests memorial contributions to a favorite charity or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.


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