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Ila Jean Scholla

1933 - 2012 | Obituary Condolences
Ila Jean Scholla (local artist), died in Savannah on November 28, 2012. Mrs. Scholla had been a Savannah resident since 1999, when she returned to the U.S. after living some 40 years in Thailand. Mrs. Scholla was born Ila Jean Broughton in Michigan, April 24, 1933. She graduated from Mount Clemens High School, and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She went on to an interior design career in California. From there she went to design interiors for the then new Rama Hotel in Bangkok in l960. She remained in Thailand for most of her adult life. She was owner of The Golden Bo Tree handcraft business in Thailand. Her company produced commercial and one-of-a-kind objects d'arte from papier mache as well as jewelery crafted from antique pottery shards, semi-precious stones and silver. Her work has been exhibited at several international group exhibitions in Bangkok and distributed world-wide. She was married in Thailand to the late Paul F. Scholla, an American mining engineer working in the orient. Mrs. Scholla is survived by a sister, Lois Bendler of St. Clair Shores, Michigan and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held December 22, 10 a.m., at United Trinity Methodist Church, Telfair Square, Savannah.
Published in The Macomb Daily on Dec. 4, 2012
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