Pearl A. Wilsey

Pearl A. Wilsey, age 61, of Philip, died Tuesday, August 9, 2005, at her residence in Philip.

Pearl Ada Page was born August 20, 1943 in Martin, South Dakota, the daughter of Daniel and Juanita L. (Estes) Page. She grew up near Allen, South Dakota, and attended grade school at the Salway Country School and then attended and graduated from Bennett County High School in May 1961.

Pearl was united in marriage to Wesley Wilsey in September of 1961. After their marriage, they ranched northeast of Wall, near the Cheyenne River. During her time on the ranch, she attended the Stockman’s School for Cattleman in Fort Collins, Colorado. She was inventive and creative while using her veterinarian skills to treat her cattle herd as well as helping out her family and neighbors in the area. Pearl was a hard worker and used her many talents on the ranch and in every day life. She loved being in the country and working outdoors. For her small stature she was tough as nails.

In the fall on 1986, Pearl moved into Philip. In July 1988, she was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, held fast to her faith and belief that there will be a resurrection and everlasting life on a Paradise earth. (John 5:28,29 & Psalm 37:11 and 29) She was an active member of the Philip, South Dakota congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses until her death.

Pearl was employed by Philip Health Services for over ten years, and was much appreciated by those she cared for and their families. Pearl enjoyed association with friends and family. She loved being outdoors and gardening. She especially enjoyed berry picking, anytime, anywhere for as long as she could. She also enjoyed sewing and embroidery. She was a wonderful artist and enjoyed taking an Art Correspondence course. She is known for her love for her children, grandchildren, and friends.

Survivors include two sons Brett Wilsey and his wife Charlotte of Rapid City, and Bart Wilsey and his wife Ingrid of Farmington, New Mexico; four daughters Amy Schmoller and her husband David of Woodruff, Wisconsin, Peggy Laipple and her husband Jason of Sabetha, Kansas, Jennifer Wilsey of Minocqua, Wisconsin, and Jessica Wilsey of Philip; five grandchildren Laura and Katie Wilsey, Cy Wilsey, and RheaEtta and EllaWynn Laipple; three brothers Frank Page and his wife Lois of Hermosa, South Dakota, Dennis Page and his wife Bev of Interior, and George Page and his wife Evelyn of Lance Creek, Wyoming; six sisters Betty Leach of Martin; Bonnie Risse and her husband Art of Martin, Verna Lines and her husband Paul of Quartsite, Arizona, Jerry Fanning of Mitchell, Shirley Kingsbury and her husband Kenny of Rapid City, and Kathy Beach and her husband Butch of Wall; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pearl was preceded in death by her parents; and two granddaughters Johanna and Elizabeth Wilsey.

Memorial services will be held 10:00 a..m. Saturday, August 13, at the Philip High School Fine Arts Building, with Tom Rodriguez officiating.

Rush Funeral Home of Philip is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial Services

Saturday, August 13, 2005 10:00 a.m.

Philip High School Fine Arts Building

Philip, South Dakota

Officiant Tom Rodriguez

Music Life Without End – At Last


John Black – Jay Heidelberg

Honorary Pallbearers

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance