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Priscilla “Polly” Ohman

Priscilla “Polly” Ohman

Priscilla “Polly” Ohman (Sachs) was born March 24, 1933 at Fort Brady, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to the late Colonel Edward Sachs and Marjory Sachs. Polly died on July 3, 2022 at the age of 89. 

She was raised in a military family, and while returning to the states onboard a ship from occupied Japan, she met and later married Kenneth Ohman, a career Air Force pilot.  She led a military life and spent many years traveling to different parts of the world and caring for her family.  When she and Ken divorced after almost 30 years of marriage, she learned new things and worked hard to build a life on her own. 

She and her older sister Nancy opened a stitching shop in Scottsdale, AZ that they owned and operated for many years. They both had a love of needlework and spent much of their time creating beautiful hand-stitched pieces. Polly eventually moved back to Boise to be near and spend time with her grandchildren whom she loved dearly.  She also worked for Alaska Airlines as a reservation agent in Boise for many years.

Her strong faith, along with animals, were a very important part of her life. She loved the cats, horses, and dogs that were part of the family over the years. And she had several dogs of her own in her later years, but Lucky was her final loving and loyal protector. He was with her until a few months before her death when she could no longer care for him.

She is survived by her two sisters; Nancy Crowley, and Marjory Morrow (partner Ron), four daughters; Julia Ohman (husband Kacey), Janet DeYoung, Elizabeth Ohman, and Erica Van Leuven (husband Matt), seven grandchildren; Jayson Ohman (wife Lynn), Carson DeYoung, Hailey DeYoung, Ceriah Ohman, Ella Van Leuven, Harrison Van Leuven, and Taylor Van Leuven, great granddaughter, Teagan Ohman, and her beloved dog, Lucky.

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