Violet Suta Moran

Violet Suta Moran grew up in the same rural area of Montana where her grandparents homesteaded. She did not know her grandmother Anna Ehli Lozing until becoming a student nurse training in psychiatric nursing at the same institution where Anna was a patient. Violet’s mother asked that she write a story about Anna because she thought Anna ought to have some recognition for the difficult and unfair life that she lived.

Violet developed a notable reputation in her nursing career. Among her accomplishments was creation of the first intensive care unit in Madison, Wisconsin, in May 1963, one of the first in the nation. She has published in nursing journals, held offices in nursing associations, and taught many workshops in management and continuing education.

After working in nursing administration at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, she spent several years managing her own consulting business. Retirement has given her time to travel extensively, to begin writing stories, and to become involved in fostering and dancing to blues music.

Violet has three sons and five grandchildren. Several friends of her sons are called “bonus sons” because of their close relationships. Although her heart is in Montana, she enjoys living in the beautiful and exciting city of Madison, Wisconsin.