ENSIGN, Arleen (Shennum)

Arleen was born in Seymour in Southern Indiana to Lydia (Hohnstreiter) Cordes and William Cordes on September 11, 1923, a descendant of German immigrant families of the mid- and later 1800’s. She attended two-room rural grade schools and Shields High School, Seymour. In 1940 the family moved to Sandpoint, Idaho, where she was graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1941 and was employed as secretary in several offices in town. In 1949 she was graduated from Pacific Lutheran College, Tacoma, Washington (now Pacific Lutheran University) where she met and married Luther O. Shennum in 1947. In 1950 they moved to Santa Barbara, CA, where Luther attended Westmont College, and were fortunate to live at Oakleigh, in Montecito, where their six children grew up. more

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