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Fern Rognstad, 78, longtime of Lewiston
Sunday, January 5, 1997
Fern Rognstad, a longtime Lewiston resident and retired teacher, died Friday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston from Alzheimer's disease. She was 78.
She was born June 18, 1918, at Lenore to Edward and Hester Powell Hollingsworth. When she was a young girl, the family moved to Clarkston, where she attended school. She graduated from Clarkston High School in 1936.
She attended Lewiston State Norma! School and graduated with a teaching degree in 1938. She then taught at De Smet, Idaho, for a year.
She married Vern Rognstad at her parents' Clarkston home Aug. 21, 1939. She and her husband lived in Seattle from 1939 to 1940, and returned to Lewiston in 1940 where her husband founded an insurance business.
She was a member of the Jayceettes, the Ladies Association of the Clarkston Gold & Country Club. Daughters of the Nile and the PTA. She enjoyed golfing, playing bridge, traveling, going on cruises and spending winters in Arizona.
She is survived by her husband of Lewiston; one son, Ros Rognstad of Lewiston; one daughter, Lyn McLaughlin of Cottonwood; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ellen Roberts and Hulda Clapp.
At her request, there will be no service.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association, Northgate Hospital and Health Center, 120 Northgate Plaza No. 345, Seattle 98125; or the American Cancer Society in care of Georgia LaRocque, 1027 Ninth Ave., Lewiston 83501.
Malcom's Brower-Wann Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Fern Rognstad, daughter of Edward C. of Alfred P. of Abraham of Levi of Abraham of George of Abraham of Thomas of Valentine
Source: Lewiston Tribune