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George Daly

George Daly, age 80, of Midland, SD, died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip, with Father Ron Garry officiating.

A luncheon will be at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church directly following the services.

George Henry Daly was born May 31, 1929, in a log cabin south of Philip the oldest of four children born to Maurice and Ethel (Brady) Daly. George spent his school years in Philip and ranched with his parents for two years. In 1946 he joined the Navy and was proud to serve in the submarine division until 1950.

In December of 1950, George married Marge Koch and to this union were born five children, Patricia, Michaela, Morris, Jodene and Bridget. In 1954, George and his young family moved to San Luis Obispo, CA, where he attended Cal Polly College Veterinary School. In 1955, George and his family moved to Seattle where he worked on the waterfront until he retired in 1991.

George spent his summers in Midland, visiting with family and friends and his winters in Desert Hot Springs, CA, dancing with the West Coast Swing Club. As his failing health prevented him from traveling, he stayed in Midland with his son, Morris, at his side.

He loved rodeos, dancing, his family and friends, and always loved to tell stories.

George was an active member of the Veterans Association, the Democratic Party, and the Retired Longshoreman's Union.

Survivors include one son, Morris Henry Daly, Midland; three daughters, Patricia "Patsy" Bayala and her husband, Michael, Dutton, MT, Michaela Oleson and her husband, Ron, Milton Freewater, OR, and Bridget Hopkins, Milton Freewater, OR; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Michael "Micky" Daly, Midland; and a host of other relatives and friends.

We love you and we will miss you, Dad.

George was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Jodene Daly Bayala; one brother, Paul Daly; and one sister, Doris Daly Blanusa.

A memorial is established.

Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

Online guestbook available at www.rushfuneralhome.com