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Nedra Sterry

Nedra Sterry

Nedra Sterry, author of the acclaimed memoir "When The Meadowlark Sings, " died at a Great Falls care center on Friday, Jan. 25. She was 95.

Born Oct. 13, 1918, in Fort Benton, Nedra lived a rich and full life. As the young daughter of an itinerant school teacher, she traveled widely in Montana and lived in many small communities where her mother taught in one-room school houses. Her graduation from high school in Hingham in 1935 marked the end of her formal education. It was there she met and married Alton Sterry, a local teacher. Alton and Nedra eventually took over the family f...


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