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Vera Walker-Young

Services were held Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at the Union Center Community Center in Union Center, SD.

Burial was in the Elm Springs Cemetery in Elm Springs, SD.

Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Springfield, SD, was in charge of arrangements.

Vera Elaine Walker-Young was born March 5, 1915, at Delzell, SD, the daughter of David and Lucinda (Miner) Hopkins. She died January 20, 2010, at St. Michael's Hospital in Tyndall, SD. Vera attained the age of 94 years, 10 months and 15 days.

Vera graduated from high school in Rapid City.

Vera married Chester Edward Walker on April 29, 1933, at Rapid City, SD. Together they ranched in western South Dakota for 50 years. They moved to the ranch south of Plainview in 1951. They retired and moved to Belle Fourche in 1982. Chester died December 6, 1991.

Vera later married Charles Young of Belle Fourche on February 14, 1995.

Vera was a member of the Plainview Womens Extension Club, the Senior Citizens in Belle Fourche and was a 4-H leader for over 20 years.

Vera will be remembered for her love of gardening.

Thankful for sharing her life are her husband, Charles Young of Belle Fourche; four children, Jack (Sharon) Walker of Tabor, SD, David Walker of Tracy, CA, Carol (Roy) Morris of Greenfield, CA, and Larry (Judy) Walker of Hill City, SD; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Vera was preceded in death by her husband, Chester; daughter, Linda Giese; parents; brother, Boyd Hopkins; sister, Evelyn Brugger; and daughter-in-law, Yevetta Walker.