Dorothy Elvrum

Dorothy Elvrum, 86, of Washburn, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the Benedictine Living Center of Garrison.

Dorothy (Selid) Elvrum was born April 13, 1927, in Watford City, a daughter of Nels and Jennie Selid. She was raised and educated in Watford City and graduated from high school in 1945. Following high school, Dorothy worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Dorothy was married to Cyril Hennenfent on April 13, 1947. They had two children, Debbie and Wade, and made their home in Riverdale. In 1973, Dorothy married Russ Elvrum and they lived in Washburn. She retired from working as a secretary at the North Dakota State Capitol in Bismarck.

Dorothy had a great love for her family. She was always kind and compassionate with a positive outlook on life. She enjoyed taking care of and racing thoroughbred horses and visiting with family and friends. She was a member of the Washburn American Legion Auxiliary and the First Lutheran Church of Washburn.

She is survived by her brother, Orville Selid; her sister, Annie Selid; her son-in-law, Mike Miller; and her two grandsons, Corey and Shawn Miller.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Russ Elvrum; her daughter, Debbie; her son, Wade Hennenfent; and four brothers, Ove, Alvin, Norman and Harold Selid.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 1, at 10:30 a.m., at First Lutheran Church in Washburn with Rev. Erik Johnson officiating.

Inurnment will be in the St. Anthony Cemetery near Donnybrook.

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(Goetz Funeral Home, Washburn)