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Published December 04, 2012, 12:00 AM

Thelma (Sally) Wold

August 6, 1916 - December 2, 2012

Thelma (Sally) Wold was born in Rugby, North Dakota in 1916, the daughter of Laura and Anton M Nielsen. She spent her childhood in Rugby then graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1938. It was there that she met her husband, Dr. Lester E. Wold. They were married in 1940. After Les joined the Fargo Clinic in 1948 Fargo became their home and remained so for Sally until 2002 when she moved permanently to Sun City, Arizona. Sally was an active volunteer in the Fargo community where she served as the first woman elder in the First Presbyterian Church. The PEO Sisterhood, YWCA, and Fine Arts Club of Fargo were just some of her other activities there.

Thelma (Sally) Wold

August 6, 1916 - December 2, 2012

Thelma (Sally) Wold was born in Rugby, North Dakota in 1916, the daughter of Laura and Anton M Nielsen. She spent her childhood in Rugby then graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1938. It was there that she met her husband, Dr. Lester E. Wold. They were married in 1940. After Les joined the Fargo Clinic in 1948 Fargo became their home and remained so for Sally until 2002 when she moved permanently to Sun City, Arizona. Sally was an active volunteer in the Fargo community where she served as the first woman elder in the First Presbyterian Church. The PEO Sisterhood, YWCA, and Fine Arts Club of Fargo were just some of her other activities there.

She is preceded in death by her husband Les, sister Rosalind, and brother Milton. Also preceding her in death was John Jenkins, long-time family friend and spouse for 9 years.

Surviving her are her three children: Karen (Allan) Rechtschaffen of Chicago, Illinois, Gretchen (John) Jensen of Salem, Oregon, and Lester (Patty Simmons) Wold of Rochester, Minnesota. Her eight grandchildren are Laura Culberg, Katherine Culberg, Amy Culberg, David Jensen, Erik Jensen, Kirsten Jensen Bassion, Paul Wold, and Barbara Wold. She also leaves nine great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held for family and close friends in Fargo at a date to be determined.

Memorials can be made to PEO Scholarship Awards, the University of North Dakota Medical School, or Planned Parenthood.

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