KyleRae Bailey Marie Todd__________________________
KyleRae Bailey Marie Todd, age 14, of Interior, S.D., died Thursday, April 24, 2014, as a result of a car accident north of Interior.
KyleRae Bailey Marie Todd was born May 6, 1999, in Rapid City, the daughter of Richard Wesley and Lacey Ann (Logan) Todd. She grew up in Interior with the exception of a few periods of time in New Mexico. She always considered Interior to be her home. Four years ago, she came to live with Tony and Crystal and was adopted by them. She received her elementary education in Interior, and was currently a freshman at Philip High School.
KyleRae loved to write. She wrote many stories and aspired to get a book published. She enjoyed reading and dancing, but family was most important in her life. She loved all her family, was very forgiving, and was never afraid to say, “I love you.”
KyleRae always had a smile on her face, and had the biggest heart anyone could imagine. She was wise beyond her years, and her goal was to attend Yale University, which was the jersey she had on the day of her accident. She was a true role model. Her life on Earth was short, but she impacted the lives of everyone she touched. She will be missed.
Grateful for having shared her life include her adopted parents, Tony and Crystal Grimes of Interior; her mother, Lacey Ann (Todd) Thorson of Philip; her father, Richard Todd of Albuquerque, N.M.; four brothers, Ricky Todd of Albuquerque, Andrew Philip Grimes of Interior, Jakob Todd of Albuquerque, and Logan Thorson of Philip; one sister, Bailey Grimes of Interior; one stepbrother, Jesse Thorson of Philip; her maternal grandparents, Russ and Barb Logan of Philip; her paternal grandfather, George Todd of Albuquerque; her paternal grandmother, Sandy Thompson of Phoenix, Ariz.; her maternal great-grandmother, Gay Logan of Philip; three aunts, Heather Wipf (Zack) of Watertown, Erica Reynolds of Wall, and Victoria Logan of Philip; seven uncles, Alan Grimes (Lisa), Dean Grimes and Will Grimes (Amanda Reddy), all of Interior, Tom Grimes of Murdo, John Nachtigall of Owanka, Lane Logan (Lorrin) of Hampton, Va., and Samuel Stone of Wall; and a host of other relatives and friends.
KyleRae was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lornce and MaryLou Grimes; and her great-grandfather, Phil Logan.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 28, at the Interior School gym with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.
Eulogy was given by Kevin Kruse. Ushers were Ray Craven, Kreid Amiotte and Nathan Wooden Knife.
Pallbearers were Todd Thorson, Zack Wipf, Lane Logan, Willy Grimes, John Nachtigall, Joe Johndreau and Samuel Stone.
Interment was at the Wall Cemetery.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome. com