|Remembering Ellen Auyong|
Ellen Rose Auyong, professor emerita of visual arts, died March 28 at Altru Hospital. She was 74.
Ellen Louise Rose, the daughter of Henry F. "Babe" and Irene Louise (Wachter) Rose, was born Feb. 9, 1934, in Moberly, Mo. She graduated from Glasgow High School in 1952, William Wood College in 1954, and Central Methodist College in 1956. She received her master's degree in ceramics and sculpture at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
She married Theodore Auyong Aug. 2, 1970 in Glasgow, Mo.; they made their home in Grand Forks.
Auyong taught in the Continuing Education program at UND and in the East Grand Forks Public School system. She served on the UND art department faculty as a professor until her retirement in 1999. She was gifted as a teacher, jewelry maker, metalsmith and small sculpturer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore, on Jan. 18, 1998.
She is survived by many special friends.
A memorial service was held April 5 at the Hopper-Danley Spiritual Center on the UND campus. Memorials are requested to the Circle of Friends Humane Society, 4375 Washington St. N., Grand Forks, ND 58203.