Jean E. (Stowell) Ohlson, 71, of New Salem, a retired nursing assistant at University Health Services, died Jan. 31 at the Legend Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Gardner.
Born in Athol, she grew up on the family farm and graduated from Athol-Royalston Regional High School in 1959.
Following high school, she worked briefly at a shoe shop in Athol before going to get her nursing degree from Quinsigamond Community College. After earning her degree, she worked as a nurse at Athol Memorial Hospital, Tech Medical and at University Health Services from 1982-98.
She leaves her husband of