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Irene Fortune

Irene Fortune, age 94, of Philip, South Dakota , died August 7, 2012, at the Philip Nursing Home.

Irene Clements was born April 20, 1918, in Haakon County, South Dakota, the daughter of Ernest and Elfreida (Meyers) Clements. She grew up and attended rural schools in the area. During her high school years, she lived with Mrs. Senechal in Philip. She learned many things from her, including cooking and cleaning.


Maxine “Mick” O’Reilly

Maxine “Mick” O’Reilly, age 84 of Murdo, died Monday, August 6, 2012, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Maxine May “Mick” Thorson was born February 11, 1928, at Philip, S.D., the daughter of Joe and Cora (Hovey) Thorson. She grew up on her parents’ farm in the Grindstone area. She graduated from Philip High School in 1945. She received her teaching certificate from Black Hills State in Spearfish and taught rural school in Haakon County for two years.