Nancy W. Galgerud

Feb 1, 2013 Staff

Nancy W. Galgerud, of Lander, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at home. She was 73 years old.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at New Hope Christian Church in Lander.

Nancy W. Mills was born Jan. 4, 1940, in Mendota, Ill., the daughter of Russell L. and Marjorie A. (Sidle) Mills.

She lived in Princeton, Ill., for the first seven years of her life, and then moved to Billings, Mont., where she graduated from Billings Senior High School in 1958.

She worked at the Deaconess Hospital, then for Billings White Truck where she met her husband.

She married Gordon Galgerud on Aug. 3, 1959, at First Hope Christian Church in Glasgow, Mont. The couple had six children and later divorced.

The couple moved to Longmont, Colo., in 1964, where Mrs. Galgerud worked as a switchboard operator.

The family moved to Meeteese in 1978 where they owned and operated the Oasis Motel for eight years. Mrs. Galgerud moved to Lander in 1989 and remained there.

Her family said she enjoyed working with and seeing people while working for the Holiday Express, Pamida and the Wyoming State Training School.

She also enjoyed running the Lander Community Craft Fair and baking and selling goods at the farmers market. She enjoyed sewing, collecting toys, making teddy bears and spending time out at the lake fishing.

She always had full bedrooms taking in foster children.

She is survived by her daughters, Penny and her husband Clint Sauer of Lander, Kristine Terrell of Indiana and Carrie and her husband Brian Lynch of Lander; foster son Ronald E. Livingston; grandchildren Candice Osborn, Donald (D.J.) Talovich, Sara Olds, Jeff Anderson, Danielle Gravenor and Taylor Lynch; great-granddaughter Hunter Osborn; sister Ellen Bradley Mills of Billings, Mont.; and best friend Jerry Kinney.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son Scott Gordon Galgerud; twin sons Jeffry Wayne and Russell Alan Galgerud; and brother Michael L. Mills.

Memorial contributions can be made to Amedisys Hospice Home or the Lander Pet Connection in care of Davis Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at

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