Johnnie Trussell

Johnnie Harold Trussell was born Nov. 17, 1949, on his parents’ yacht in Southern California near Catalina Island. He grew up to love the ocean, nature, people and animals. At 15 he accompanied his father, Col. Harold Trussell (U.S. Army), to Japan on a military/educational assignment and attended school there, later graduating from West Covina, […]

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 […]

Micheal Carder

Micheal James Carder was born in Hinesville, Ga., to Bill and Marilyn (Strawhacker) Carder Jan. 30, 1956. He spent his early years in Burlington, Iowa. He met and married Beckie after a whirlwind courtship while stationed at Ft, Bliss, Texas. before doing a tour in Korea. They returned to Texas and moved around there and […]

Beverly Abels

Beverly Ann Strawn-Naramore Abels was born July 23, 1941, in Cushing, Okla. She married Jon Abels Nov. 19, 1960, in Wichita, Kan. Beverly was an active member of her community in Custer, S.D. She and Jon established and facilitated 17 years of Southern Hills Friends of the NRA annual banquets. They held the first banquet […]

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.; […]

Lauren Anderson

Lauren F. (Fries) Anderson was born Jan. 4, 1984, in Harvey, Ill., to Daniel Fries and Janet Morrison. She worked as a highway construction flagger and married Terry Anderson May 6, 2017. Lauren, of Rapid City, S.D., died July 13, 2017, at Rapid City (S.D.) Regional Hospital. She was 33. She was preceded in death […]

Stephanie Price

Stephanie Jo Price was born Feb. 18, 1982, in Rapid City, S.D., to Steve and Tammie Price. She attended school in Flandreau, S.D., where she was known for her spunky attitude, infectious smile and her love of sports. Steph played grade school and high school basketball and played a great game of softball with many […]

Leland Green

Leland F. “Lee” Green was born May 28, 1933, in Osceola, Mo. He lived all of his life in central Kansas. Lee married Dawna Irene Clawson and they had a daughter, Sabrina Lee Green. Lee and Dawna separated several years ago. Lee worked as a car salesman for many years, had interest in a pawn […]

Robert Thomas

Robert H. Thomas was born May 2, 1932. He graduated from Custer (S.D.) High School in 1950. After graduation he joined the U.S. Air Force and served his country from May 1951 to May 1955. He then attended the University of New Mexico and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. He worked for various […]

Mary Doughty

Mary Louise Doughty was born April 12, 1933, in Long Beach, Calif., to Raymond and Doris (Whistler) Entwistle. She had a career as hairstylist. Mary married Dale Franklin Doughty Jan. 16, 1953. May lived most of her life in Southern California, where she enjoyed water skiing and sailing with her husband. Mary loved the outdoors […]

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