Walter Keith "K" Briggs

K Briggs, 59, of Pierre, died Saturday, October 23, 2004, at his home after fighting cancer.

Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Community Bible Church in Pierre.

Walter Keith “K” Briggs was born in Dupree, SD, on February 14, 1945, to Kirby and Lillian (Peterson) Briggs. He was second oldest in a family of five boys. He grew up in the Robbs Flat area and attended grade school there. He graduated from Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School in 1964.

He married Lavonne Kay Brewer in Eagle Butte, SD, on July 3, 1964. They had four children: Lea, Keith, Darcy and Justin.

K worked for various farmers and ranchers in the Robbs Flat, Hayes and Ft. Pierre areas most of his life, including working for Lyle Hedman at Hayes for 13 years and Harvey Sheehan, JES Farms, of Pierre for 20 years. K also did custom haying and managed his own herd of Limousin cattle.

K married Eva Vevig August 19, 2000, in Las Vegas, NV.

K loved the ranch life and the wide-open spaces of western South Dakota. He was well known for working hard and playing hard and was always willing to help anyone at anytime.

Surviving K are his wife of Ft. Pierre; two daughters, Lea Briggs Simon of Aberdeen and Darcy (Greg) Briggs-Jackson of Las Vegas, NV; two sons, Keith (Lori) Briggs of Pierre and Justin (Kristine) Briggs of Westminster, CO; one step-son, Allen Geuther; three grandsons, Derek Simon, Reid Simon and Riley Briggs; and two step-grandchildren, Kevin Geuther and Ashlynn Geuther. He

is also survived by his mother, Lillian Briggs of Ft. Pierre; four brothers; Lane (Sonja) Briggs and Cody (Lila) Briggs of Ft. Pierre, and Lee (Mary) Briggs and Cole Briggs of Midland, SD; as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father; one sister-in-law, LuAnn Briggs; his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Memorials maybe directed to Countryside Hospice.