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Eunice L. Lewis

Eunice L. Lewis, age 95, of New Underwood, formerly of Wall, died Monday, June 5, 2006 at the Good Samaritan Center in New Underwood.

Visitation will be held 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Friday.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 9, at the United Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastor Brad Kattelmann officiating. Pallbearers will be Merlin and Al Crown, Jan Bielmaier, Rod Renner, Brad Cool and Boyce Kennedy. Ushers are Bernard Foster and Jerry Johannesen. Music will be provided by Carol Hahn, pianist.

Graveside services with Eastern Star services by the O.E.S. Chapter #100 of Philip, will be held in the Wall Cemetery.

Eunice L. Wood was born December 22, 1911, in Irene, SD, the daughter of William and Erma (Conklin) Wood. She started her schooling in Gayville, SD, until the fourth grade when the family moved to Scotland, SD. In 1925, the family moved to a ranch northeast of Wall, where she continued her education.

Eunice was united in marriage to Frederick W. "Fred" Lewis on September 29, 1928, in Sturgis, SD. They made their home on a farm near Creighton until moving into Wall in 1930. Fred operated the Star Mail Route between Wall and Pedro. Later he and Eunice owned and operated a service station and store along with an implement and trucking business in Wall.

In 1947, they moved to the Townview Farm northwest of Wall. In the late 1970s, they semi-retired, and in October 1984 they moved into the Westhills Village Retirement Home in Rapid City.

After her husband's death on July 31, 1986, she continued to reside in Rapid City until moving into the Good Samaritan Center in New Underwood.

Survivors include one sister, Doris Clark of Albuquerque, NM; one brother, Lloyd Wood of Hide Park, MA; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Fred, Eunice was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Kennedy and Shandon Kleinschmit; one brother, Merwin Wood; one niece, Donna Wood; and three nephews, Robert Reed, Blake Cool, and Curtis Spence.

A memorial is established.

Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall is in charge of arrangements. Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com