Tribute to Elna Grahn

 

Elna Grahn

 

Baraboo, Wisconsin

 

Moscow, Idaho

 

White

 

Roman Catholic

 

Charles Weare Hilliard

 

Anna Eagan

 

Edgar Grahn

 

Gordon Hilliard (brother) Jean Calapai (sister)

 

BS in Mathematics - University of Wisconsin, 1935 MS in Mathematics - University of Wisconsin, 1941 Doctorate work in higher education - Stanford University, 1949-50

 

Professor Emerita

 

University of Idaho

 

1936 - taught math and physical education in Kohler, Wisconsin 1941 - joined Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, later known as Women Auxiliary Corps 1946 - math instructor at Butler University 1947 - professor at the University of Idaho

 

American Association of University Women, Idaho Commission of Women's Programs, Moscow League of Women Voters, Volunteers in Moscow, EFFORT, National Women's History Museum

 

1944 - Army Commendation Medal Pi Lambda Theta (Education Honor Society) Mortar Board Buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors

 

Traveling

 

Authored "In the Company of WACs" Founded Volunteers in Moscow Founded EFFORT Bequeathed $95,500 to National Women's History Museum

 

She is survived by two nephews, John Hilliard of Madison, Wisconsin and Robert Hilliard of New Brighton, Minnesota as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews