Winona Bell Carson
Winona Bell Carson, age 94 of Kadoka, S.D., died Sunday, January 6, 2013, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.
Winona Bell Ogle was born November 14, 1918, in Brownlee, Neb., the daughter of Charles L. and Jessie (Vian) Ogle. She grew up on a ranch 35 miles southeast of Valentine, Neb., where she attended rural school. As a young lady, she herded sheep for her grandfather, Vian.
She met her future husband, George Carson, and they were married February 9, 1935, at Valentine. They made their home in Kilgore, Neb., until 1942, when they moved to a ranch near Long Valley. In 1976, because of George’s health, they retired and moved into Kadoka.
Her husband, George, preceded her in death on August 12, 1980. Winona continued to reside in Kadoka, where she cleaned the Presbyterian Church and the bank.
She is noted for her pancakes and donuts in this area as well as clear to California. She loved to cook and take care of her family and friends.
Winona was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Kadoka.
Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Carson and his wife, Renate, of Kadoka, and Oliver Carson and his wife, Gayle, of Wall; one daughter, Wilma Carlton and her husband, Mel, of Kadoka; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene Ogle and his wife, Millie, of Plainview, Minn., and Ted Ogle and his wife, Carol, of Cathedral City, Calif.; three sisters, Joy Parker of Kadoka, Gertrude Case of Portland, Ore., and Rosalie Sanks and her husband, Dave, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, George, Winona was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Charles, Laurence and Frank.
Services were held Wednesday, January 9, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.
Interment will be at the Kadoka Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome. com