Sunshine Moore

BELLE FOURCHE - Funeral services for Sunshine Moore, 23, of Belle Fourche will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6, at Chaput Memorial Chapel in Lead.

There will be no visitation. Burial will be at a later time.

Sunshine Moore was taken from those who will love her forever on Sunday, July 2, 2000. Our world will never again seem quite as bright.

Sunshine was born in Payson, Utah, on Sept. 26, 1976, to Robert E. and Apache Sell.

To those of us blessed enough to know her, the world immediately grew more interesting - for Sunshine had a spirit that would not be denied or dampened.

She was determined from the start to undergo as many of life's experiences as possible.

Sunshine lived for much of her life in the Black Hills she loved, and she will be missed by all of those fortunate enough to have walked alongside her.

She loved her sons, Dustin Michael and Cole Dean, with a passion that was awesome to witness. Her time with us was brief, but the imprint she left on all of us will never fade.

Her vibrant, bright flame will burn as long as she is remembered by her family and friends.

Sunshine refused to tiptoe through life, choosing to meet each new challenge or experience with her head held high.

Her love for family and friends will always be a shining example to those who must wait behind before following her to the next world.

Sunshine is survived by her mother, Apache of Belle Fourche; father, Loren VanDerVliet of Deadwood; sisters, Teresa Grinstead of Phoenix, Ariz., and Crystal VanDerVliet of Deadwood; brother Dakota of Deadwood; great-grandmother Ruth Schneider of Lander, Wyo., grandparents Dave and Ruby Moore of Meeteetse, Wyo., and Virginia and Dick Christman of Casper, Wyo.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends, all of whom feel an emptiness and sorrow too deep for words.

Sunshine's great-grandfather Bill Schneider preceded her in death.

Mary Jo Hawkins-Conquest

JOHN DAY, Ore. - Mary Jo (Conner) Hawkins-Conquest died March 5, 2000.

Survivors include her husband, Gary Conquest, John Day; two daughters, Rhonda King, Gillette, Wyo., and Carla McBride, Rapid City; four sisters, Roseada Rasmussen, Rapid City, Marie Shaw and Phyllis Gray, both of Belle Fourche, and Rachel Hess, Ponca City, Okla.; and two brothers, Robert Conner, Nevada City, Calif., and Jerry Conner, Belle Fourche.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at First Congregational Church in Belle Fourche.

Cremains will be buried at Pine Slope Cemetery in Belle Fourche.

Christina M. Fowler

UPTON, Wyo. - Christina M. Fowler, 19, Upton, died Friday, June 30, 2000, at Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Survivors include her parents, Randy and Mary Fowler, Upton; a sister, Beth Fowler, Upton; a brother, Jacob Fowler, Upton, and her grandmothers, Laura Scholz, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and Hazel Fowler, Spearfish, S.D.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at First Baptist Church in Upton. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at Boal Auditorium in Upton, with the Rev. Bill Holmes officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Upton.

Worden Funeral Home of Newcastle is in charge of arrangements.

Louella Brown Eyes

PINE RIDGE - Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Louella Brown Eyes passed from this life on June 30, 2000, at Pine Ridge.

Louella was born March 1, 1941, in Slim Buttes. Despite the illness she endured in the latter part of her life, she lived a fruitful and productive life which her children are very proud of.

Louella was considered to be one of the best quilt makers in the country as well as in Europe.

In her younger years, she began a career in law enforcement by working for the OST Public Safety Commission as a jailer.

She eventually went on to serve as a police officer for the Wakpamni District.

Louella worked as a CNA at Hot Springs Veterans Administration Medical Center. as well as being employed by Custer State Hospital. She was also a very devoted homemaker and foster parent.

She is survived by her sons, Philip Piper, Michael Piper and Robert Thunder Hawk, all of Pine Ridge; her daughters Lena Peters, Marlene Piper, Belva Matthews, Priscilla He Crow and Jennifer Cottier, all of Pine Ridge, and Chamblis He Crow, Rapid City; her brothers, Joe Brown Eyes, Pine Ridge, and Erroll "Scotty" Brown Eyes, Minneapolis; one sister, Jeanette Caldwell, Arapahoe, Wyo.; 29 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Lucy Brown Eyes; one sister, Shirley Red Cloud-Piper; two sons, Alvin Charles and Donovan Lee; one grandson, Charlie Thunder Hawk; and one great-grandson, Quannah Willam Peters.

She will be forever loved and deeply missed.

Two-night wake will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at Wakpamni CAP Building, Wakpamni.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 7, at Pine Ridge Gospel Fellowship Church with the Rev. Earl Hedlund officiating. Burial will be at the Brown Eyes family plot at Slim Buttes.

Sioux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Reba McCain Merydith

SUN CITY, Ariz. - Reba McCain Merydith, 89, formerly of Belle Fourche and Spearfish, died Friday, June 16, 1999, at Sun City. Survivors include two daughters, Joan Leeper, Sun City, and Lynn Kieser, Vernal, Utah; three brothers, Charles Wood, Houston, Texas, Benjamin Wood, Auburn, Calif., and Robert Wood, Denver; one sister, Janice Dundore, Sun City West, Ariz.; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorial graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Spearfish with Callie Jean Heinbaugh officiating.

Fidler Funeral Chapel of Spearfish is in charge of local arrangements.

Elizabeth Mae Standen

EDGEMONT - Elizabeth Mae Standen, 73, best known to her family and friends as "Betty," died unexpectedly Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Hot Springs VA Medical Center.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at Isburg-VandeBossche Chapel in Edgemont. A Rosary service will follow at 7 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Edgemont. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at St. James with the Rev. Mark A. McCormick and the Rev. Arnold Kari as concelebrants. Burial will follow at Edgemont Cemetery.

Betty was born Jan. 19, 1927, in Edgemont to Anton P. and Bertha Mae (Shafer) Koller. She was raised and educated there, graduating from high school in 1945. She then attended Mount St. Scholastica College, graduating from there in 1949 with a bachelor of science degree in music education. She also attended Black Hills State College, the University of Wyoming and Augustana College.

She married Charles A. "Jack" Standen on July 25, 1949, at Edgemont, and had resided in the Edgemont area her entire lifetime.

Betty was a member of St. James Catholic Church where she had served as organist, soloist and music director. She also was in the choir and had been a member of the parish counsel. She was a member of the Edgemont Senior Citizens, Black Hills Volksport Association, ETA, SDEA and NEA.

Her special achievements included Honored Women Educators of South Dakota, Business & Professional Woman of Achievement in 1976, Outstanding Citizen of Edgemont in 1982 and Teacher of the Year in both 1979 and 1983. To her children, her achievements should also include that she was the "Best Mother Ever."

Grateful for having shared her life are her sons and their wives, Edward J. and Sandra Standen, Cincinnati, Ohio, David A. and Julie Standen, Omaha, Neb., and Charles M. and Kathy Standen, Spearfish; her daughters, Jacqueline and her husband, Ron Garvin, Tucson, Ariz., Julianne Standen, Hot Springs, Carolyn Standen, Gillette, Wyo., Virginia and her husband, Oscar Carr, Alliance, Neb., and Trudy and her husband, Jerry Dibble, Edgemont; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers James E. Koller and his wife, Marian, Rochester, N.Y., and Paul Koller and his wife, Phil, North St. Paul, Minn.; and a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jack, in February 1997.

A memorial fund has been established in her memory to St. James Catholic Church and the Betty Standen Memorial Education Fund.

Isburg-VandeBossche Chapel of Edgemont is in charge of arrangements.

Albert Sherman Mitchell

SILVERTON, Ore - Albert Sherman Mitchell, 86, Silverton, formerly of Belle Fourche, died Friday, June 23, at Silverton.

Survivors include four daughters, Jennie Mae Meade, Coburn, Va., Marcia Ecker, Jefferson, Ore., Margaret Richards, Scotts Mills, Ore., and Allison Mitchell, Salem, Ore.; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6, at Minnesela Cemetery in rural Belle Fourche with the Rev. Steve Olson officiating.

Camron Hoseck

PIERRE - Camron Hoseck, 54, Pierre, died Friday, June 30, at his home.

Survivors include his brother, Lyndon Hoseck and his wife, Cheryl, Brandt.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at Lutheran Memorial Church in Pierre with the Rev. Tom Opoien officiating. Burial of cremains will be at a later date in Canby, Minn.

Alfred Baehler

RAPID CITY - Alfred Baehler, 93, Rapid City, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at a Rapid City nursing home.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie M. Baehler, Rapid City; three sons, Carl F. Baehler, Chadron, Neb.; Lyle H. Baehler and William A. Baehler, both of Rapid City; a sister, Helen Wsille, Titonka, Iowa; and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home in Rapid City. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rapid City. Burial, with military honors provided by Rushmore VFW Post 1273, will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Melanie C. Martin

PINE RIDGE - Melanie C. Martin, 26, Pine Ridge, died Wednesday, June 28, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Survivors include her parents, Melvin and Melody Martin, Rushville, Neb.; paternal grandmother, Cecilia Martin, Pine Ridge; two sons, Wayne Tuttle Jr. and Carl Shott Jr., both of Pine Ridge; three daughters, Raedawn Tuttle, Raychel Tuttle and Carly Shott, all of Pine Ridge; and two brothers, James Martin, Tennessee, and Melvin Martin Jr., New Jersey.

Two-night wake services began July 3 at Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, at Billy Mills Hall with the Rev. Steve Sanford, SJ, officiating. Burial will be at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Cemetery in Slim Buttes.

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge is in charge of arrangements.

LaVonne Louise Evans

CUSTER - LaVonne Louise Evans, 62, Custer, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at her home.

Survivors include her husband, John L. Evans, Custer; one son, John W. Evans; one brother, Larry Moss; one sister, Patricha Moreford; his mother, Louise Hjordt; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at Isburg-McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Custer. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6, at Berean Bible Church in Custer with the Rev. Bill Savery officiating. Burial will be at Custer Cemetery.

Arthur Philip Peirce

MURDO - Arthur Philip Peirce, 82, Murdo, died Monday, July 3, at Fort Meade VA Medical Center. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held later this summer in Murdo. Kinkade Funeral Chapel of Sturgis is in charge of arrangements.

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