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Vicky Lee Dale

Vicky Lee Dale, age 51, of Philip, died Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, August 28, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip, with Father Bryan Sorensen as celebrant.

Music was provided by Marianne Frein, organist, and Maureen Palecek, vocalist; songs: "On Eagles Wings", "Shepherd Me O' God", "Holy Is His Name", "Peace Is Flowing Like A River" and "We Will Rise Again".

Ushers were Todd Radway and J.J. Walker.

Inurnment was in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip. Rush Funeral Home of Philip was in charge of the arrangements.

Vicky Lee Miller was born May 10, 1955 in Sioux Falls, SD, the daughter of Henry "Hank" and Louise (Mehlbrech) Miller. She lived in Salem until the age of 11 when the family moved to Philip. She grew up and received her education in Philip, graduating from Philip High School in 1973.

Vicky was united in marriage to C.K. Dale III in 1973, and to this union were born three children: Hester, C.K. IV, and Charlie. She was the grandmother to three boys: Parker, Matt, and Gavin. She loved to watch, care for, and play with them. She was very proud of her role as grandma.

Vicky loved to play bingo with her friends. She looked forward to Friday nights. She was the "answering machine", bookkeeper, and dispatcher for the family trucking business, and took a lot of pride in their success. She loved to get flowers and tend to her flowerbeds. She enjoyed cross-stitching, and whenever you would call the house you could always hear Judge Judy, Judge Hatchet, any judge show or Law and Order in the background. She looked forward to this fall when the reruns would be over, because she had seen every episode.

She never wanted anyone to make a fuss over her, but she was always there for anyone who needed anything. She was our everything, and will be greatly missed.

Grateful for having shared her life include her husband, C.K. Dale III of Philip; two sons, C.K. Dale IV of Yukon, OK, and Charlie Dale of Philip; one daughter, Hester Prouty and her husband, Joe, of Rapid City; three grandchildren, Parker and Matthew Prouty, and Gavin Dale; her mother, Louise Miller of Philip; two brothers, Leonard Miller of Dallas, TX, and Mike Miller and his wife, Debbie, of Philip; six sisters, Linda Stotts and her husband, Carl, of Missoula, MT, Rene Konst of Philip, Joan Carson and her husband, Greg, of Shippensburg, PA, Mary Lee of Winner, SD, Donna Kroetch and her husband, Brad, of Rapid City, and Nancy Roehler and her husband, Mark, of Sioux Falls; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Vicky was preceded in death by her father, Henry W. "Hank" Miller on November 5, 2001; and a sister, Karen Williams.

A memorial is established to the American Cancer Society.