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Ted W. Baldridge

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Ted W. Baldridge, age 56, of Eagle Butte, SD, passed away Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Cheyenne River Health Center at Eagle Butte, SD.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Baldridge of Eagle Butte. One son, Michael William Baldridge of Elletsville, IN and one daughter, Amanda Baldridge of Ft. Wayne, IN. Two sisters, LeAnn Baldridge of Bloomington, IN and Lois Baldridge of Marion, IN. Three grandchildren.

Celebration of Life Memorial Services will begin at 1:00 PM, Thursday, January 29, 2015, at the Eagle Butte Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Mark Richardson officiating. A private scattering of cremains will take place at a later date in Indiana.

Funeral arrangements have been placed in the care of Annis, Rooks & Red Dog Funeral Home of Eagle Butte. Online condolences may be offered at rooksfh.com and our Rooks & Red dog facebook page.

Lavonne Kay Briggs

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Lavonne Kay Briggs passed away on Wednesday, January 14 after being diagnosed with terminal cancer in August. She was born on July 2, 1946 in Dupree, SD to Harold and Dorothy (Joens) Brewer.

Lavonne was raised near Eagle Butte, SD and married Walter ‘K’ Briggs on July 3, 1964. She worked for a number of years in the bakery at Sutley’s Town & Ranch Market in Ft. Pierre and then for the State of South Dakota in the Personnel and Agriculture departments. After retiring from the State, Lavonne worked at Running’s and loved interacting with her customers.

Working outdoors and playing with her grandchildren and pets kept her busy and entertained. She was forever moving a flowerbed or rebuilding a patio or deck space in her yard. She went on trips with her children to the Netherlands and Mexico, and brought home great memories and stories to tell. A few years ago, she planted a vineyard and began making wine as a hobby.

Lavonne lived and died on her terms; she was full of spunk and a wonderful lady who will be remembered for her friendliness, her easy laugh and her zest for life.

Lavonne is survived by her children, Lea Briggs (Todd Quinn) of Albuquerque, NM, Keith Briggs of Pierre, SD, Darcy Briggs (Linda Comeaux) of Littleton, CO, and Justin (Kristine) Briggs of Aurora, CO, and grandchildren, Derek (Mikala) Simon, Reid Simon, Riley Briggs, Wyatt Briggs, Haley Jackson, Peyton Briggs, Allison Briggs and Owen Briggs. Also surviving her are her sisters, Charlotte (Lawrence) Lesmeister and Donna Davis, brother Dale (Stella) Brewer, and many nieces and nephews. BriggsShe was preceded in death by her parents, one nephew and one niece.

Lavonne’s life celebration was held on Saturday, January 24th at 3pm CT at Isburg Funeral Chapel in Pierre, SD. Memorials in lieu of flowers can be directed to the Pierre-Fort Pierre Area Humane Society or the Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center in Pierre.

Barbara Marlene Zephier (Haskell)

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Barbara Marlene Zephier (Haskell) of Lower Brule, SD passed away peacefully on January 22, 2015, at the Golden Living Center, Armour, South Dakota.

Funeral services were held at 10:00a.m. MST, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, in Eagle Butte with Mother Margaret Watson presiding. Lunch was served after the service. Burial took place at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Cemetery, LaPlant, SD, following lunch.

A two-night wake services was held beginning at 7:00p.m. MST, Monday, January 26, 2015 and 7:00p.m. MST, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the church. Services commenced with a procession from the 4 mile junction at 4:00p.m.on Monday. Visitation was at the Episcopal Church fellowship hall beginning the evening of January 26 until the morning funeral service on the 28th

Anna Mary Adamson

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Anna Mary Adamson, age 90, died peacefully Thursday, January 22, 2015 at her home in Logandale, Nevada.

She was born September 22, 1924 in Pierre, South Dakota to Franklin Rusk and Helen Ziba Osmun Blasingame.  On October 22, 1948 she married her sweetheart,  Marshall Williams Adamson in Brookings, South Dakota.  He preceded her in death on September 15, 1985.

Mary grew up on a ranch outside of Eagle Butte, South Dakota.  She was known as “Sparky” to all of her friends there.  After their marriage, the Air Force allowed their young family, which now included Steve, Bill and Jane to live in many places, including Illinois, Germany and Las Vegas.  Later on, about the time that Nancy was born, they relocated to Echo Bay and then Overton.

Mary was an extremely giving person with her time.  She was a member of the Calvary Community Church, where she served in a variety of different positions over the years, including Deaconess, prayer chain coordinator and Sunday School Teacher.  She volunteered many hours at the Senior Center and was a docent for the Lost City Museum.  She will be remembered for her love and kindness to family and friends, and for her feisty personality.

Survivors include one son and two daughters: Bill (Carol) of New Pariah, UT; Jane (Wayne) Kennedy of Henderson, NV; Nancy (Wayne) Postma of Logandale, NV; daughter in law, Virginia Chilton of Kendric, ID; ten grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall;  one son, Steve and one sister, Elizabeth Koerner.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Calvary Community Church.  Visitation will be one hour prior at the Church. Interment will follow in the Pioneer Hill Memorial Cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to sign our online guest book at www.moapavalleymortuary.com

Shirley Jean Butler

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SJButlerService of Remembrance for Shirley Jean Butler, 89, of Spearfish, SD, formerly of Faith, SD will be Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills, 715 National Street in Belle Fourche, SD.  Burial will follow at the Black Hills National Cemetery south of Sturgis, SD.  Rev. Harold Delbridge will officiate.Visitations will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21 and one hour prior to the Funeral on Thursday morning, all at the Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.

Shirley Jean passed away at the Spearfish Regional Hospital on Friday, January 16, 2015 with her niece, Dawn Lauderdale at her side. Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Faith Area Memorial Chapel of Evanson Jensen Funeral Homes and the Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills. Condolences to Shirley Jean’s family can be sent through the websitewww.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com

Genevieve Wald

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A Mass of Christian Burial for Genevieve Wald was held on January 21, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sherman, TX, followed by burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery.Genevieve was taken home surrounded by her loving family on January 18, 2015.

Genevieve Elizabeth Hilley Wald was born on a farm near Willow, OK, on March 22, 1922. Gen was the only daughter, but enjoyed the love of a large family of six brothers.

On August 6, 1944, she married Woodrow “Woody” Wald in Vallejo, CA. She stayed in the San Francisco Bay Area for the remaining months of the war to be near her husband as he completed his Pacific wartime naval service.

Shortly after the war, they purchased a farm in Dewey County, near Eagle Butte, SD, and over the years acquired neighboring farms. Gen actively participated in the management of the farm, and was also involved in her church and community. Gen and Woody had two daughters, Janna Wald Faith and Mary Wald Gunn.

In 1951, the family established a second home in Oxnard, CA, so that their daughters had a base for attending Santa Clara Catholic Schools. The family always spent the summers on the farm in SD. While in Oxnard, Gen was the Director of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Program for years and regularly substituted on campus. An artistic person, she earned a degree in millinery design and created beautiful hats for several decades while also teaching the art.

In 1969, Gen and Woody moved to Sherman, TX, to be near their daughters who were students at Austin College and continued to farm in SD. A loving involved parent and supreme homemaker, she was known for her fabulous southern cooking. Her award winning desserts and breads were always sought after at charity and bazaar functions. She loved hosting family and friends for huge Sunday dinners and enjoyed leading political and travel conversations.

Gen traveled the world with her husband and daughters for over thirty years. In addition to her love of travel, one of her greatest joys was her avid interest in politics. She would proudly explain to you that she had voted in every Presidential election from the time she was eligible to vote and was very proud of this distinction.

Gen was preceded in death by her loving husband of sixty-four years, Woodrow, her parents Frank Marion Hilley and Mary Sam Lowe Hilley, and her brothers Joseph, Travis, Luther, O’Henry, Sam, and Garvin. She is survived by her daughters Janna Wald Faith and Mary Wald Gunn and Mary’s husband Lindsey Gunn, grandchildren Tonya Stevens Bell and John Faith, great-grandchildren Linzie and Katie Stevens, and great-great granddaughters Giselle and Ava.

Pallbearers were John Faith, Tonya Stevens Bell, Lindsey Gunn, Lewis Faith, Charlie “JR” Bell, Martin Hilley, Sam Derick Hilley, and Frank Hilley. Honorary pallbearer was Carl Pritzkau.

And to all her friends and family she would say,

May the road rise up to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face.

May the rain fall softly upon your fields until we meet again,

And may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.

(A Gaelic Farewell)

 

Andrew “Andy” Jochim

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Andrew “Andy” Jochim, 89, of Ft. Pierre and formerly of Eagle Butte, passed away January 15, 2015 at Kelly’s Retirement Home in Pierre.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am MST, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at All Saints Catholic Church, Eagle Butte with Father Dan Juelfs officiating, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Eagle Butte Cemetery. A wake service will be held at 6:00 pm CST, Friday, January 23, 2015 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Ft. Pierre with Father Ron Garry officiating, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Ann Brundin

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Ann Brudin2Ann Brundin touched everyone she met in the most profound ways. Whether it was he role as a wife, mother, friend, or nurse she left the tender loving mark of a servant on every relationship. She loved fully and deeply, never wanting to miss a moment.
Ann as a Wife
I never thought I would meet the real love of my life until I met Ann for lunch at the Blue Moose in East Grand Forks for lunch. My sister-in-law, Laurie came with me because I was too afraid to go on my own. Little did I know Ann would become my faithful companion of eighteen years (married April 13, 1996). She and I went on many adventures through Jamaica, New Mexico, Montana, Florida, Atlanta, and many other places. No amount of words could describe her as a wife. Ann was so loving and forgiving and she brought out the best in me. Perhaps more than anything I will remember how often Ann talked of “her girls”.
Ann as a Mom and Grandma
Mom was the most amazing, generous, kind, and loving mom. She always said it was the most important thing about her life and he greatest joy. Not only was she a mother to her three daughters but to their husbands Tim, Bryan, and Tucker. She always said, “I love my boys.”
Whether it was Alia coloring black marker on her feet because she wanted permanent shoes, Jessie refusing to shower for days because she found it impractical, or Lesa hiding in the closet at 22 to avoid mom gently reprimanding her for being too noisy, mom always let us be who we were. While we had no greater guide and inspiration, mom also gave us the freedom to figure out on our own. Mom always listened and would drop anything to listen to us.
Nana never missed a moment with her grandchildren. Most likely you would find Nana in the basement playing hotwheels with Scott, Chase, Cyrus, and Lincoln. You would find her hair in hundreds of pigtails from Dagu and Mehretti, or playing cards with Seggy. All the grandchildren (and adults too) loved receiving gifts from Nana. Every gift was intentional and heart felt whether it was a McDonalds Happy Meal toy, or a sentimental children’s book.
Ann as a Friend
Ann was constantly described as the most caring, compassionate person people have ever met. She prided herself as being loyal to a fault, always placing the needs of her friends and loved ones before her own. Ann employed this level of care not only in her professional life, but also with her family and friends. She often spoke of intricate details of friendships of years and decades passed. Every person Ann encountered she considered an ally and a friend. She was always first to think a kind thought and to speak a kind word.
Ann as a Servant
Ann’s niece, Laura Hille captured the essence of Ann as a servant; “She truly was the caretaker of her kin (she welcomed all as such). Never did she ask and always did she give-with such grace and gratitude.” Ann was always oriented to others, never holding back an ounce of her heart. Her undivided aim was to love others fully.
“Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.” Proverbs 31:8
There are no words more fitting to describe the legacy left by such a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be forever remembered and blessed in the memory of all she has touched.
Services will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the Ucc Church in Eagle Butte.

Velma Hawk Eagle

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Velma Hawk Eagle, age 75, of Eagle Butte, SD, entered the Spirit World on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Mobridge, SD. Funeral arrangements are pending and have been entrusted to Annis, Rooks & Red Dog Funeral Home of Eagle Butte

Among survivors are five sons: Arlen Bruguier of Winona, MN Alvin Bruguier Green Grass, SD, Steven Bruguier and Kenneth Bruguier of Eagle Butte, SD, and Merlin Bruguier of Oregon. One daughter: Rhea Bruguier of Green Grass, SD. Adopted sons: Delvin Larabee, Richard Larabee, and Loren Larabee of Green Grass, SD. Randy Pickner of White Horse, SD, and Carl Dupris of Eagle Butte. One adopted daughter: Kristi Larabee of Eagle Butte. Numerous grandcildren and great grandchildren.

A one night wake begins at 5:00 PM, with prayer services beginning at 7:00 PM, Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Johnson Cultural Center at Eagle Butte, SD. A procession to the Johnson Cultural Center will begin at 4:00 PM at the 4 mile Junction. Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 17, at the Johnson Cultural Center, with Rev. Norman Blue Coat, Rev. Leroy Bob Tail Bear Rev. Gerald Yellow Hawk officiating. Burial will follow at the UCC Cemetery at Green Grass, SD.

 Funeral arrangements have been placed in the care of Annis, Rooks & Red Dog Funeral Home of Eagle Butte.

Online condolences may be offered at rooksfh.com and our Rooks & Red dog facebook page.

Amelia Howard

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Amelia Howard, age 59, of Eagle Butte, SD, entered the Spirit World Saturday, January 3, 2015, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

She is survived by three sons: Jeremy Howard of Cannon City, CO, Joseph Marshall of Eagle Butte, SD, and Brandon Marshall of Springfield, SD. One daughter, Alaina Marshall of Swift Bird, SD. Two sisters: Pauline Cook of Lantry, SD and Rose Yellow of Eagle Butte. A special friend, Timothy Iron Moccasin of Eagle Butte. 13 grandchildren and one great grandson.

A one night wake will begin at 5:00 PM, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 AM, Monday, January 12, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte, with Mother Margaret Watson officiating. Burial will follow at St. James Episcopal Cemetery at Bear Creek, SD.

Funeral arrangements have been placed in the care of Annis & Rooks Funeral Home of Eagle Butte. on Marshall of Springfield, SD. One daughter, Alaina Marshall of Swift Bird, SD. Two sisters: Pauline Cook of Lantry, SD and Rose Yellow of Eagle Butte. A special friend, Timothy Iron Moccasin of Eagle Butte. 13 grandchildren and one great grandson.

A one night wake will begin at 5:00 PM, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 AM, Monday, January 12, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte, with Mother Margaret Watson officiating. Burial will follow at St. James Episcopal Cemetery at Bear Creek, SD.

Funeral arrangements have been placed in the care of Annis & Rooks Funeral Home of Eagle Butte.

 Online condolences may be offered at rooksfh.com and our Rooks & Red dog facebook page.

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