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Sally Nanette Nyholm, 1944 - 2013

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Sally Nanette Nyholm, 1944-2013

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Sally Nanette Nyholm, 1944 - 2013

Service time: July 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Sally Nanette Nyholm
1944 - 2013

Tehachapi resident Sally N. Nyholm, 68, died at her home on July 6. A memorial service will be held at Wood Family Funeral Service, on Saturday, July 20 at 11 a.m.

Sally was born Dec. 13, 1944, in Jackson, Mich., to Barbara and Clifford Scofield. Sally and her family moved from Michigan to California in 1959, settling in Costa Mesa.  Growing up, Sally became enamored with art and at a young age became an accomplished painter. This love of art lasted her entire life.

Sally graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in history and a Teaching Certificate before joining the Teacher Corps at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., in 1967. Sally was a beloved teacher in the Tehachapi Unified School District, most recently at Tompkins Elementary School, where she taught reading. Over the years, she had also worked as a real estate agent and helped her husband, Leo, run his clinical laboratory business. Sally volunteered her time with the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association and the local Hospital Guild.

In 1968, Sally married Leo Anders Victor Nyholm and they were married for 43 years at the time of Leo's passing in 2011. They had two children, Spencer Nyholm of Storrs, Conn., and Jennifer Nyholm-May of Los Angeles. She is also survived by her son-in-law, Robert May, father, Clifford Scofield, brother, Craig Scofield, sisters, Mary Lou Nixon and Polly Lee, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Sally and her late husband, Leo, loved all animals, especially their pets (strays and all). Donations may be made to the Tehachapi Humane Society (tehachapihumane.org) in Sally's honor. Wood Family Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. For condolences, please visit woodmortuary.net.

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