...Verna was born on September 23, 1915, in Des Lacs Township of Ward County to Elmer and Geneva (Forbragd) Griffin.
married Adolph "Shorty" Borud on June 14, 1935 in Glasgow, Montana.
...They made their home in Williston where Verna was employed at Good Samaritan Hospital as a nurses' aide for five years and also did seasonal work for Hillcrest Nursery Gardens for nine years.
...Verna was a former member of Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Williston where she assisted with the construction of the new church.
Verna's special interests included gardening, fishing, camping and spending time with her
large family and many friends. Verna's
loving family includes her children: Myrna (Jerry) Ustanko of Fargo, Robert (Roberta) Borud of Williston, Floyd (Cindy) Borud of Minot, Dennis (Mary) Borud of Williston, Don (Steph) Borud of Bismarck and Lynn (Claudia) Borud of Nampa ID; Grandchildren: Richard, Rebecca, Kirk, Arlyn, Vicki, Julia, Stephan, Daryn, David, Debbie, Katie, Jenny, Bridget, Matthew, Meghan and Meredith; Twenty Great Grandchildren: Andrew, Daniel, Erin, Derek, Emily, Colton, Alexius, Adrian, Adam, Alaury, Kohlson, Karson, Alison, Kaleb, Hunter, Jacob, Jordan, Madison, Katrina, and Zoe; Great-Great Grandson: Lyrik; Sisters: Laura Wilson and and Inez (Duane) Glein, both of Minot, Lillian Schults, Elk River, MN and Brothers: Richard (Marge) Anderson, Garrison, ND and Lloyd (Janice) Anderson, Minot; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Shorty, son, Richard, granddaughter, Terri Borud and sister, Olive Pothen.