Clarian Lou Wild was born July 25, 1924, on the family farm in rural Hardin township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. She passed away Dec. 31, 2016, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home, Hay Springs, Neb.
She was the second daughter of James Thompson and Grace Emily (Brokeman) Wild. Her immediate family included an older sister Willeta Ann, and a younger brother James Allen. She attended rural grade school and graduated in 1941 from Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She