Eldean K. Vandersloot


(April 1, 2004)

Eldean K. Vandersloot, 72, of Greybull, died Thursday, April 1 in Billings, Mont.

She was born Sept. 6, 1931, in Heil, N.D., daughter of August F. and Delia A. (Thome) Moos. In 1937, the family moved to Hardin, Mont., where she entered school, graduating in 1948.

On April 24, 1949, she married Edward Vandersloot. She worked as a telephone operator, sales clerk and then bookkeeper at the Farmers Union, where her husband was manager.

In 1968, the family moved to Joliet, Mont. Eldean enjoyed attending the sports events their children were involved in, also camping and the many business trips.

In 1970, she was appointed Justice of the Peace, later becoming city police judge for Joliet, Fromberg and Bridger. When the family moved to Powell in 1982, she worked as dispatcher for the Powell Police Department. Later she was appointed as assistant city police judge, a position she resigned in 1987.

She enjoyed her retirement, the traveling and her beloved children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Kenneth and Edgar Moos.

Survivors include her husband Ed and her four children: sons Rick (Joyce), David (Elaine) and Pat (Claudia); and daughter, Julie (Greg). she is also survived by 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place, and no services are planned, as per her wishes. Contributions to the Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated by the family.