Constance "Connie" Sholem, 70, formerly of Ashland, Ore. passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013 at her Medford residence. Connie was born December 8, 1942, in Detroit, Mich. to Sigurd and Martha (Rich) Wendin. On November 18, 1967 in Grosse Pointe, Mich. she married William Bill Sholem, who preceded her in death November 24, 2001.
Connie worked as an adoption social worker for 27 years. Her hobbies included reading, traveling, gardening, art, horseback riding, and loving pets.
She is survived by her daughter, Joanna Sholem; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Sadie Sholem; brothers, Sigurd and Richard Wendin; and grandchildren, Florence, William, and Reuben.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 20, 2013 in Lithia Park, Ashland, Ore. Asante Hospice Chaplain Jean Semerau will officiate. Private interment will be in Jacksonville Cemetery, Jacksonville, Ore.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CASA of Jackson County, 613 Market St., Medford, OR 97504 or go to
Arrangements by Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, Ore. www.litwillersimonsen.com