Elizabeth L. Brown

Elizabeth L. Brown, age 82 of Tyndall, SD, died November 14, 2007, at the Tyndall Good Samaritan Center.

Services were held Friday, November 16, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Philip.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery.

Elizabeth Lucy Maris Brown was born February 17, 1925, in Parade, SD, the daughter of James and Agnes (Paradis) Brown. She grew up in Parade, and later in the Chamberlain, SD, area. She finished her schooling in Kansas. She received her nursing training in Los Angeles, California during WWII. After the war she returned to South Dakota where she worked as a cook on the Diamond A Ranch north of Midland.

Elizabeth was united in marriage to L.B. Benson on July 16, 1949 in Tucumcari, NM, and to this union were born three children, Robert, Rosemary and Remy. After their marriage they continued to work on the Diamond A Ranch. In 1953, the family moved into Philip. She worked as a switchboard operator for a short time, and then she stayed at home to raise her children. In 1968, she worked as a nurse's aide in Kadoka prior to moving to Eagle Butte in 1969. While in Eagle Butte, she worked as a teacher's aide until 1974. After 1974, she lived in various places in the United States. In the late 1990s, she moved to the Yankton area and because of health reasons moved into the nursing home in Tyndall, where she has since resided.

Survivors include one daughter, Rosemary McAdam of Sidney, NE; one son, Remy Benson of Philip; four grandchildren, David D. Pederson, Desiree Smith, Jacob Benson and Danielle Benson; one great-granddaughter; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Robert Benson in infancy; and all her sisters and brothers.

Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip. Written tribtutes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com