Elaine Jean Morud

Aug. 18, 1930 – April 2, 2014

Funeral services for Elaine Jean Morud of Basin were held April 9 at Atwood Family Funeral Chapel in Basin. Elaine, 83, died April 2 at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland.

She was born Aug. 18, 1930, in Mandan, N.D., the daughter of Peter Fredrick and Wynona Violet Todd Sagmiller. She was raised and received her education in Mandan and graduated from Mandan High School. She went on to post-secondary school at Dakota Business College.

She married Gordon Earl Morud in October 1949 in Mandan.

Elaine’s primary occupation was as a public accountant. She worked at Morud Tax Service in Fargo. In 1980 she moved to the Big Horn Basin where she owned and operated the Excella Shop in Greybull. She also worked in the accounting department at KZMQ radio station. She was a dispatcher for the Wyoming Highway Department and enjoyed seven years working at the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office.

She was a member of the South Big Horn County Hospital Auxiliary and Eagles Aerie 3086 Auxiliary.

Elaine enjoyed painting and watching football on television. She loved going to Deadwood, S.D., to attend family reunions every Memorial Day weekend.

Three infants, Peter, Kris and Joseph, her parents, and one sister, Patricia Uhlman, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her six children and their spouses, Jeffery and Sharon Morud of Mesa, Ariz., Dale Morud of Red Wing, Minn., Greg Morud of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Phillip and Kerry Morud of Thief River Falls, Minn., Cora Lynn Hamm of Fargo, N.D. and Melinda Grosz of Bellevue, Neb.; one brother and sister-in-law, Lewis and Sharon Sagmiller of Hamlin, Ky.; sister and brother-in-law, Lawrence and Donna Sagmiller Werner of Basin; 12 grandchildren and 10-great-grandchildren.