Loretta Spear


Loretta Pearl Spear was born June 1, 1937, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Raymond and Peral (Marks) Johnson. She married David Spear June 23, 1957, and the couple had two sons, Bradley and Steven.

Loretta, of Hill City, S.D., died April 15, 2019, at Custer (S.D.) Regional Hospital. She was 81.

She is survived by her husband, David Spear of Hill City; sons, Bradley Spear of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Steven Spear of Rapid City; and her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were April 20 at Community Lutheran Church in Hill City.

A memorial has been established for the Hill City Community Lutheran Church.