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BASIN, Wyo. — Howard G. Megorden, 80, of Basin, and formerly of Billings and Laurel, Mont., died on Feb. 22, 2011, at the Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin.

Howard had spent his working career as a hospital administrator for Lutheran Hospitals and Homes Society. His job had him running hospitals in Michigan; Powell; Worland; Grand Island, Neb.; and at Red Lodge, Mont. He also lived in Billings, where he was a regional administrator for special projects for the company. Following his retirement, he lived in Laurel, Mont., and Worland, and had a cabin south of Red Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Ellingson) Megorden of Basin; his children, Craig (Rhonda) Megorden and Kristi (Rod) Rutz of Billings, Lori (Randy) Nissen of Worland, Karin (Dale) Nye of Bellevue, Neb., and Brenda (Miles) Marshall of Kearney, Neb.; by his grandchildren, Andrew and David Megorden, Adam, Andy, Libby and Amanda Rutz, Christopher and Tyler Harnden, Abby and Danny Nye, and Megan, Mallory and McKenzie Marshall. He also is survived by three brothers and three sisters.

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A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 10, at 11 a.m., at Grace Chapel Community Church in Worland. Burial of the ashes will take place later this spring in Riverview Cemetery in Worland.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Wyoming Retirement Center at 890 South Highway 20, Basin, WY 82410, or to the fund of the donor's choice.

Veile Mortuary of Worland is in charge of the arrangements.

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