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Ardonnah ‘Donie’ Sylver Elligsen Nowlin Nov. 3, 1932 - April 22, 2017


May 9, 2017

Ardonnah ‘Donie’ Sylver Elligsen Nowlin

Ardonnah Sylver Elligsen Nowlin, 84, died here in Sweet Home, Ore., April 22, 2017.

She was born in Oregon City, Nov. 3, 1932, to Harry Elligsen and wife Maud (Davis).

Ardonnah, or “Donie,” as her friends called her, grew up on a farm between Wilsonville and Tualatin. She was active in 4H.

She graduated from Sherwood High School in 1949, attended Oregon State University for two years, then transferred to Oregon College of Education in Monmouth. There she me her future husband, Dan Nowlin, and obtained her teacher’s degree in 1955.

Her first year of teaching was at Welches.

She a...

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