Elaine Moody

September 27, 1940 ~ June 10, 2020 (age 79)


Elaine M Moody passed away peacefully at Chadron Community Hospital on June 10, 2020.

Elaine was born in Elgin, Nebr on September 27, 1940 to Florence Brazie and Lawrence Lodge, the second of four children.  She was joined in marriage to Joe Roos.  Together, they had four children.  Their marriage ended in 1970, and on December 26, 1996, Elaine married Edward Moody of Crawford, NE. 

Our mother, Elaine was a very special lady.  Her brother, Jerry described Elaine as "my rock, my protector.  She had the biggest heart and always stood up for the underdog." 

As children, she made sure we had many wonderful adentures; from fishing, camping, and rock hunting, to antiquing and traveling around the beautiful Pine Ridge area, just to name a few.   As adults, our mom was our cheerleader, our critic, our shoulder to cry on, and our crutch to hold us up.  She was always there, no matter what we needed. 

Mom also adored all of her grandchildren, and was very proud of each and every one of them.  She often said her kids were the "wind beneath her wings". 

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents Bill and Florence Parker; her husband, Edward Moody; her son-in-law, Jim Anderson; and her granddaughter, Amber Roos.

She is survived by her four children Lori (Rusty) Riggs of Crawford, NE; Leslie Anderson of Crawford, NE; Martin (Anissa) Roos of Crawford, NE; and Matthew (Bianca) Roos of North Platte, NE; her stepson Marvin (Sue) Dirks of Crawford, NE; 22 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; seven nieces; seven nephews; and siblings Eleanor (Pat) Kosmicki of Denver, CO; Sherri (Steve) Pribyl of Silver Bay, MN; Gwen (Mike) Goeden of Cape Coral, FL; and Jerry (Janice) Parker of Tyler, TX.

Elaine Moody was and continues to be loved deeply by all of her friends and family.  Her passing has left a deep hole in all of our hearts, and she will be dearly missed. 


A memorial has been established for the Crawford Fire Department. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.


Online condolences can be made at


Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron is in charge of arrangements.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Elaine Moody, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Elaine Moody
© 2020 Chamberlain Chapel. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA