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Dorothy E. Porch

Dorothy E. Porch, age 90, of Kadoka, died Sunday, February 5, 2006, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Kadoka City Auditorium with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating. Interment will be in the Kadoka Cemetery.

Music will be provided by Grace DeVries, pianist, and Peggy Porch Schoon, Roger Porch, John Kaiser and Carl Bauman, vocalists. Ushers are Cleve Prichard, Cleon Boomer, Gordon Good and Tom Ward. Pallbearers are Matt, Shayne, Brockdon, Joel and Shawn Porch and Gib Rodgers.

Dorothy E. Hockenbary was born March 3, 1915, at Cambridge, NE, the fifth of 10 children born to Elmer and Emma (Spath) Hockenbary.

At the age of three, she moved with her family to Keyapaha, a community in Tripp County, where she began her schooling. She later graduated from the eighth grade at Valentine, NE. The family then moved to the Royal Serby place, located halfway between Long Valley and Wanblee. Dorothy attended school in Wanblee, graduating from Wanblee High School in 1933.

Dorothy was united in marriage to Cyrus Porch on July 3, 1933, and to this union were born five children, Stanley, Boyd, Carol, Ralph, and Roger. They made their home in the Wanblee area all their married life.

In 1977, her husband Cy preceded her in death. Dorothy continued to reside in the Wanblee area until moving into Kadoka in 1995. While in Kadoka, Dorothy was a member of the Presbyterian Church, where she was active in Sunday school. Dorothy was also a 50-year member of Eastern Star, a member of Naomi Circle, a quilting group, and enjoyed her coffee time twice a day.

In the fall of 2004, Dorothy moved into the Silverleaf Assisted Living Center in Philip, where she has since resided.

Dorothy was a great supporter of Rodeo Bible Camp, and presented the Cyrus Porch Memorial Bible to many young adults for over 26 years.

Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include four sons, Stanley Porch and his wife, Shirley, of Wanblee, Boyd Porch and his wife, Patricia, of Kadoka, Ralph Porch and his wife, Diana, of Wanblee, and Roger Porch and his wife, Lois, of Philip; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter, Carissa Dawn Scheel; two sisters, Kathleen Frerichs of Janesville, WI, and Margaret Hoopes and her husband, Harold, of Warner Robins, GA; a son-in-law, Steve Jeffords of Kadoka; a sister-in-law, Marilyn "Georgie" Hockenbary; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Cyrus Porch; a daughter, Carol Jeffords; a granddaughter, Kristi Thompson; a grandson-in-law, Don Clay Word; her parents; two brothers, Ralph and Elmer Hockenbary; and five sisters, Ruth Porch, Grace Kursave, Edna Mullin Arment, Florence Mattley, and Helen Byrne.

A memorial is established to continue the Rodeo Bible Camp's Memorial Bible. Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka is in charge of arrangements. Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com