She was born to Ingvald and Agnes Leum in rural Mayville, North Dakota on March 18, 1918 and passed away July 29, 2015 in Caliente, NV. In her youth she was a member of the Gran Lutheran Church and also their organist.
She was a graduate of Mayville High School and also was graduated in 1938 from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND with a BS in Education with an English Major. Her first position as an English Teacher was in Bergen, ND. During this time she met her future husband, Ralph Ulrich. They were married on Dec. 31, 1938 in Balfour, ND. In 1939 she began teaching at Balfour High School and taught there until 1968. During her time in Balfour she was very active in the community; she coached many Homemaker plays, attended United Methodist Church, was a member of the Eastern Star and even coached girls’ high school basketball.
Following her husband’s death in 1968 she moved to Sarasota, Florida and resumed her teaching career at Riverview High School in 1970. She retired from teaching in 1981. During her retirement she spent her summers in Robbinsville, NC and the winters in Newport Richey, Fl. She loved to play bridge and crochet, was an accomplished seamstress. She was a member of the Robbinsville United Methodist Church and also sang soprano in their choir. She was an active member of ADK, a retired teachers’ sorority.
In 2013 she moved to Pioche, NV to live with her younger daughter and family. She also became a member of the Caliente Community United Methodist Church. She loved to display her crocheting at an annual Labor Day Craft Show in Pioche.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and one sister and her husband.
She is survived by three children, Kathleen Ulrich of Lutz, Fl., Roger Ulrich of Incline Village, NV and Diane(Wes) Morton of Pioche, NV, one grandson, Robert Ulrich of Orlando, FL and two step granddaughters, Tamara(Josh) Law of Las Vegas, NV and Lillie(Michael) Loesevitz of East Grand Forks, MN.
Her memorial service will be held at the Caliente Community UMC at 1 P.M. on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015