Dana D. Rudd

Jan. 23, 1949 - April 3, 2023

Dana D. Rudd, 74, of Greybull, Wyo., passed peacefully away on April 3, 2023, at St. Vincent hospital in Billings surrounded by his family.

He was born Jan. 23, 1949, in Sunnyside, Wash., to Duane and Zelma Rudd. He was raised in Mabton, Wash., with a sister and brother. As a teen, the family moved to Royal City, Wash. He graduated from Royal High School in 1967. He married his high school sweetheart, Sheila, in 1968. He attended trade school in Moses Lake, Wash., where he earned his A&P license. 

After graduation from A&P school, he traveled to Alaska and got a job as a mechanic with Era Helicopter where he became vice president in charge of maintenance. He retired after 24 years and moved his family to Greybull where he worked for Hawkins and Powers until he retired after 12 years.

Dana and Sheila had four kids: Angela Rudd (Cody), Dawn and Phil Drollinger (Worland), Christopher Rudd (passed) and Daniel Rudd (Greybull); four grandkids, Cody (Dorian) Drollinger (Worland), Paige (Colby) Drollinger Gibbs (Worland), Garrett Christopher Ellis-Rudd (Basin) and Zelma Rudd (Cody) and three great-grandkids, Baylyn, Christopher and Mathew.

He loved his family and was very proud of all of them; he was known as “Grandpa”.

We will be holding a Celebration of Life on June 18, 2023, at our home, 2710 Lane 37½, Greybull, at 2 p.m.