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Olive J. Taggart

Olive Jane Taggart, 94, of Aberdeen, SD, died Tuesday, February 21, 2006, at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen.

Funeral were held Tuesday, February 28, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Aberdeen with Revs. Allan Schoonover and Keith O. Hanson officiating.

Burial was at Timber Lake Cemetery, Timber Lake, SD.

Olive Jane Hogen was born July 18, 1911, at Jackson County, Kadoka, SD, to Thomas N. and Marie (Langorgen) Hogen. This is the area where she attended school. She worked at home and for area families.

Olive married C. Paul Swisher on December 25, 1929, at Kadoka. They made their first home at Powell, where they owned and operated the General Store. Mr. Swisher died of scarlet fever on April 4, 1933. The family then moved back to Kadoka.

She married H. George Taggart ,Jr. They made their first home in Portland, OR. In 1945, the family moved to Timber Lake where her husband was an attorney, States Attorney, County Judge and District County Judge. They retired in 1972. They spent their winters in Florida where her husband died on February 22, 1982. Later she moved back to Kadoka and in January of 1988 she moved to Aberdeen. Olive became a resident of Bethesda Home in 1998, where she continued to reside until the time of her death.

She attended Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, where she was active in the B.L.C.W., Ruth Afternoon Circle, Quilters, and the Bible Study Group.

Survivors include her children, Lowell P. (Ardee) Swisher of Rapid City, SD, Marieta (Bill) Matos of Naugatuck, CT, Homer G. Taggart, III of Great Bend, KS, Kenneth M. (Doris) Taggart of San Antonio, TX, Jean (Ron) Johnson of Aberdeen, SD, Thomas D. (Lois) Taggart of Earlham, IA and Lynn (Paul) Brue of Metairie, LA; eighteen grandchildren, thirty-three great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, one infant son, one brother, two sisters and one grandson.

Casketbearers were her grandchildren. Honorary casket bearers were all of her relatives and friends.