Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Written by Ida Schow Blower

Ellen Schow Calchera.  Born April 14th, 1907 at Paradise, Utah.  Daughter of Ira Michael and Mary Elizabeth Schow.

Graduate of Box Elder High School where she was student body vice president.

After high school graduation she attended the Thomas D. Dee Memorial School of Nursing and received her diploma as Registered Nurse.

Her first work assignment was at Malad, Idaho.  From there she moved to San Francisco and worked at the University Hospital.

She was married to Alfred Calchera and has, quote Ellen, "Three Fine sons."

As an army family they traveled to Japan and to Portugal then, returning to Brigham City where she worked as a surgical nurse at Cooley Hospital for seventeen years.

She has four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Ellen cared for our mother in her declining years, was an avid gardener and enjoyed oil painting.

She has been a mother, grandmother, sister, friend and advisor to all of us.

1 comment:

  1. Ellen was and still is my cherished grandmother.My daughter was named Aurora Ellen in her honor. What an incredible, beautiful person. I am so grateful to have known her and been loved by her. I miss you Grandma. Your Grandson Shane