Lydia “Jackie” Gunhammer________________________
Lydia “Jackie” Gunhammer, age 61, of Belle Fourche, died Thursday May 1, 2014, at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.
Lydia “Jackie” Gunhammer was born January 3, 1953, in Belle Fourche. She was the daughter of John and Lydia (Clairmont) Gunhammer.
Jackie grew up in Belle Fourche and her life was devoted to the care of people. She worked as a nursing assistant for a time, but in time she provided needed care for two of her grandsons, Adam and Casey, for many years. Jackie was very close to her sister, Virginia, with whom she coached softball together in their younger years. For the past 12 months, Jackie has lived in Milesville with her daughter’s family.
Jackie is survived by her two grandsons, Adam and Casey of Sioux Falls; daughters, Sarah Gunhammer of Australia, Tonya Gunhammer of Nisland, Angela (Jess) Martin of Milesville SD; several other grandchildren: Bradley, Abigail, Grayson, Khalen, Eathan, Macy, Samantha, Joel, Trent, Megan; brother, Richard (Rhonda) Gunhammer of Interior; and nephews, Ron, Mike, and Dave Anderson, all of Belle Fourche.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John, Donald and Cleveland; and sisters, Arlene Giroux, Virginia Gunhammer, Bernedine Teppo and Betty Satchell.
A memorial service was held at Monday May 5, 2014, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Belle Fourche. Funeral arrangements were with Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.
Friends may leave written condolences at www.funeralhomeofthenorthernhills.com