Walter DeNeve

Walter Gustave “Walt” DeNeve was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Letcher, S.D., to August and Rose Anna (Poitrus) DeNeve. Walt began his military service in the United States Air Force in 1951, where he served as a maintenance inspector and was stationed in Texas; Roswell, N.M.; Sidislimaine, North Africa; El Paso, Texas; and Denver, Colo.; […]

James Ferguson

James Ronald  “Buz”  Ferguson was born Dec. 15, 1942, in Gordon, Neb., to James and Silvia (Williamson) Ferguson. James served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1965. He worked as a long haul truck driver, coal miner and a motel owner.  In 1974, he moved to Gillette, Wyo. In 1982 he bought and operated […]

Eugene Annis

Eugene “Gene” Ronald Annis was born May 4, 1945, to Glen and Ruth Annis in Bremerton, Wash. He grew up in Custer, S.D. He graduated from Custer High School. He joined the U.S. Navy and served four years. While staying in Southern California he met his wife, Kathie O’Donnell, in 1971. They were married in […]

Alfred Peterson

Alfred “Lloyd” Peterson was born March 18, 1927, in Lemmon, S.D., to George and Mildred Peterson of Morrison, S.D. He was the oldest of...

Faye Peterson

Faye Elizabeth Bradeen Peterson was born in Crawford, Neb., Feb. 2, 1922. When she was 6 months old the family moved to the Limestone Ranch near Custer, S.D., where they remained for five years.   They then moved to Bear Mountain Ranch, which was one stop of the stagecoach route.  Faye attended grade school at […]

Susan Harris

Susan J. Harris was born in Rapid City, S.D., June 18, 1945. Growing up and graduating from Hot Springs (S.D.) High School, Susan pursued a college education at Chadron State (Neb.) College. She excelled as a domestic engineer, worked in law enforcement and was also a local business owner with her husband. Sue had an […]

Russell Daniels

Russell Lowell Daniels was born  March 1, 1930, in Grand Island, Neb., to Mary (Banish) and Floyd Squire Daniels. The family moved to Oregon in...

Elveria Serfoss

Elveria M. Bartels Serfoss was born Jan. 28, 1940 in Winner, S.D., where she lived until she met and married James Serfoss, Sr., Nov....

Jantice Foran

Jantice L. (Harn) Foran was born March 2, 1938 in Vivian, S.D., to Madge Geraldine (May) and Guy Marshal Harn. She had four brothers...

Ruth Brophy

Ruth V. Brophy was born Sept. 9, 1916, in rural Sheridan County, Neb., near Hay Springs. Her parents were Rex and Rintha Earl. Her first eight years of school were spent in Beaver Valley School, a rural school near her parents’ farm. She attended high school and college in Chadron, Neb. She met Maurice Brophy […]

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