Tribute to Elna Grahn


Elna Grahn


Baraboo, Wisconsin


Moscow, Idaho




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




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