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Jessica R. Grimes

Jessica Ray Grimes, age 17, of Kadoka, died Sunday, April 9, 2006, as a result of an automobile accident, east of Kadoka.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 12, at the Kadoka City Auditorium, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Prelude and postlude music was provided by Jake Elwood, guitarist. Service music was provided by Carl Bauman, Boyd Porch and John Kaiser.

Ushers were Alan Badure, Kenny Fox, John Bauman and Steve Williams.

Pallbearers were Joe Stoddard, Mark Williams, Richard Jobgen, Rodney Sharp, Chris Elwood and Charles VanderMay. Honorary pallbearers were all the students of Kadoka High School.

Interment was in the Kadoka Cemetery.

Jessica Ray Grimes was born December 9, 1988, in Rapid City, SD, the daughter of Jerry and Merilee (Josserand) Grimes. She grew up on a ranch southeast of Kadoka and attended Kadoka Elementary and Kadoka High School, where she was an honor student, member of National Honor Society and a Student Council Officer and selected as Student of the Month.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and helping the ranchers in the neighborhood.

To say the least, she was competitive in many areas. She was a state level competitor in rodeo, basketball, and track. Jessica treasured most the bonds and friendships that came from these activities. One of her most cherished accomplishments was receiving the Cy Porch Memorial Bible at Rodeo Bible Camp.

Grateful for having shared her life include her parents, Jerry and Merilee Grimes of Kadoka; a sister, Stacy Green and her husband, Tucker, and their son, Lane, all of Box Elder; two brothers, Levi Grimes and his wife, Elissa, and their children, Jackson and Jordan, all of Kadoka, and Austin Grimes and his wife, Jessica Jean, of Kearney, NE; her paternal grandfather, Louie Grimes of Kadoka; her maternal grandparents, Orville and Shirley Josserand of Kadoka; an uncle, Tom Grimes of Kadoka; two aunts, Jeanie Kingsbury and her husband, John, and their daughter, Megan, of Pine Island, MN, and Coleen McHolland and her husband, Matt, and their children, Lauren and Lindsay, of Fall Brook, CA; her best friend, Luke VanderMay of Kadoka; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Jessica was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Elsie V. Grimes.

The strength of her personality and character has had a greater impact on friends and family than her years would indicate.

A memorial is established. Written tributes may be made at www. rushfuneralhome.com