Edna Elna Buckles, age 95 of Rapid City, S.D., died July 30, 2014, at the Clarkson Health Care Facility in Rapid City.
Edna Elna Hicks was born December 7, 1918, at Martin, the seventh of 10 children born to Arthur and Blanche (Frickey) Hicks. Growing up on her parents’ farm near Martin gave her a love of the land and the rural life.
Following her schooling, she worked as a waitress when she met a blue-eyed truck driver named Charles Ira Buckles. She married Charlie on November 12, 1941. To this union, two sons were born, Richard Charles and Keith Douglas.