Archive - 2012

November 7th

Leonard LeRoy Tax

Leonard LeRoy Tax left this earth and went to his eternal home Wednesday morning, October 31, 2012.

Howard A. McGrath

Howard Alvia McGrath was born October 19, 1927, and passed away November 1, 2012.
Howard was born to Alvia and Olive-Vene McGrath in Powell, S.D. As a boy, he grew up on his mother’s homestead ranch. When he was 10 years old, his mother passed away and the next year his father was killed in a tornado. He then went to live with his sister, Gertrude Stearn, in Idaho. A year later she passed away.

Ilene Breen

Ilene Breen, age 86, of Renton, Wash., formerly of Philip, S.D., passed away October 21, 2012, in Bellevue, Wash.
Ilene Ferguson was born August 13, 1926, in Philip, the daughter of Harold and Martha Ferguson. She grew up in the Hilland community where she received her elementary education in the Hilland and Plainview schools prior to graduating from Philip High School. She graduated from Black Hills State College in Spearfish with her teaching degree and she taught for several years.

Jeanette C. Gebes

Jeannette C. Gebes, 92, of Batavia, Ill., passed away October 13, 2012, at her daughter’s residence surround by her loving family.
She was born January 10, 1920 in Naperville, Ill., the daughter of Michael and Barbara (nee Besch) Lies.
Jeannette was employed by Furnas electric for several years and also worked at the Louise White School in the cafeteria for many years. She lived in Philip, S.D., from 1945 to 1964 and worked at the Midway Cafe for several years.

Terry Karrels

Terry A. Karrels, age 58, of Broadus, Mont., died Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Terry A. Trask was born June 10, 1954, at Rapid City, the daughter of Mark and Winifred “Winnie” (O’Connell) Trask. She grew up on the Spanish Five Ranch in the Cheyenne River breaks and Elk Creek in the Elm Springs community.
Terry attended country school in that area and high school at St. Martin’s Academy in Rapid City where she graduated in 1972. She then attended South Dakota State University in Brookings.