Obituary: Mimi A. McNicholas

Mimi Ann McNicholas of Salem passed away on Oct. 14, 2023, no doubt appreciating the artistic flair of an annular solar eclipse to mark her passing.

 Born on Nov. 30, 1945, to Erling Struxness and Katherine Orwoll Struxness (later Katherine Friday), she spent most of her childhood in Kansas and Minnesota. Mimi had an open and unprotected heart that never quite learned to heal and would ultimately fail her.  When times were hard, she found solace in her limitless imagination. 

She saw the best in others but too often doubted her own worth.  She gave the best hugs and believed in second chances.  She was a voracious reader and dreamer, with a natural immunity to pragmatism.  She leaves behind her daughter Erin, her grandsons Tygh and Teagan, her brother Erik, her twin sister Mari, her ex-husband Mike, and a house full of stretched canvases that she will never paint.

Mimi Ann McNicholas

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