Alpha Delta housemom remembered

Remembered: Alpha Delta housemother, Moria Brouddus, passed away Sept. 7.

Katie Wade

Moria Brouddus, Alpha Delta’s housemother, passed away last Wednesday, Sept. 7. She was 74.

Born Feb. 28, 1942 in County Offaly, Ireland, Brouddus moved with her family to the United States in 1960 and attended high school in Lawrence, Kansas. In 1992, she joined the Washburn community as catering manager, where she worked for 14 years. Brouddus then became the house director for the campus fraternity, Alpha Delta. This would have been her eleventh year as housemother.

She married Dave Brouddus Aug. 22, 1964. He passed away in 1973.

She is survived by her daughter, son, brothers and sisters.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Sept. 17, at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. A visitation opportunity will be held 6 to 8 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel.

Brandon Pokrandt, senior athletic training major and member of Alpha Delta, was in complete shock at the passing of Brouddus. He said he had just had a long conversation with her the night before.

“My most favorite memories of Mother B would be coming home from class and seeing her sitting in the informal living room,” Pokrandt said. “As soon as I would walk in the front door, she would invite me to sit with her. We would talk about how class was going and then talk about random things.”

Memorial contributions dedicated to Brouddus can be made to the Washburn University Foundation or to the MacVicar Educational Foundation of Alpha Delta. The MacVicar Foundation plans for a scholarship in her name.