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Twins Michaela (left) and Laurynn (right) Whiteshield were thrown down an embankment. Laurynn did not survive. She would have turned three this Friday, July 19. Courtesy photo.

Twins Michaela (left) and Laurynn (right) Whiteshield were thrown down an embankment. Laurynn did not survive. She would have turned three this Friday, July 19. Courtesy photo.

by Tasiyagnunpa Livermont/West River Eagle

A solitary balloon will be released in Eagle Butte accompanying prayers for Laurynn Whiteshield, who died last month in Spirit Lake, leaving behind a twin sister and bereft family and friends.

Mother Margaret Watson of St. John’s Episcopal Church will lead the service at noon on Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Memorial Tree on Main Street, Eagle Butte, across from Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School.

This Friday would have been her third birthday.

For the rest of this story, see the July 18, 2013 issue, on stands now. For subscribers, see your e-Edition.

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