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Ragna (Rags) McLean, 90, died on Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, at a care facility in Twin Falls, Idaho.

She was born on Aug. 19, 1913, in Hankinson, N.D., to Peter and Thora Mahlum, emigrants from Norway. Rags was the ninth of 15 children.


Mahlums moved to the Flathead Valley, near Kalispell, in 1917 and Rags and her siblings were raised on the family farm. Rags graduated from Flathead High School in 1933 and attended Washington State University for one year, where she took business classes while working at a sanitarium.

Rags went to work for a bank in Spokane and met the love of her life, Jac...

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