Mass of Christian Burial for Garnet Peterson, 91, of Aberdeen and formerly of Timber Lake will be at 10 a.m. MT on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Timber Lake. Burial will be in the Timber Lake Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Garnet passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015 at her home. Garnet Waive Lyons was born to Milton D. and Lillie Pearl (Rubeirt) Lyons on February 23, 1923 in Eugene, OR. Her family moved to Tucson, AZ where she grew up. She worked as a nanny, and as a telephone operator for the Mountain States Telephone Company during World War II. After the war ended she transferred back to Eugene to work for the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company. Garnet met Pat Peterson when he was stationed with the Army Air Corps in Tucson, when her sister, May, started dating Pat’s brother Gorman. Garnet came to visit May, Gorman, and Pat in South Dakota, and reconnected with Pat, the love of her life.
Barbara M. (Haskell) Zephier, 80, of Lower Brule and formerly of Eagle Butte passed away peacefully Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Armour. Funeral services were Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte with Mother Margaret Watson presiding. Burial followed at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Cemetery in LaPlant. Barbara was born March 17, 1935, in Lower Brule to Nephi Zephier and Marion Counsellor Buck. She was remembered from her school days for her piano playing and her beautiful singing. She graduated from Cheyenne Agency Boarding School. She met and married David D. Haskell, Sr. and they had nine children. Barbara left Eagle Butte and moved to Denver, CO where she met her long-time companion Richard Stone. In their later years, together, they returned to Lantry/Eagle Butte, where they lived for 10+ years prior to her move to the Golden Living Center in Armour.
Roger Majorowicz was born in western South Dakota during the Great Depression to Roy and Ruby Majorowicz of Timber Lake and grew up on a ranch. It was a childhood of the wild west, doing chores with seven sisters and brothers, travelling by horse to school, and riding bucking bulls in rodeos. Early on, Roger's family recognized his artistic ability which was nurtured by his older sister Betty, who moved to the big city and sent him colored pencils and encouraged his curiosity about the world of art. But Uncle Sam and the Korean War had other ideas. After the war, Roger graduated from the Minneapolis School of Art and was awarded a scholarship to the Skowhegan Schools of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, where he won the school's top award. This experience shifted Roger's direction from cartooning (he worked for Charles Schulz on "Peanuts" in Minneapolis) to sculpture.
Funeral services for Roger Orson Schaeffer, 74, of Alexandria, LA were held on Saturday, January 10, 2015, in the Air Base Baptist Church of Alexandria with the Reverend Vance Curtis officiating. Full military rites were conducted by the Barksdale Air Force honor guard. Committal service followed in the Merrell Cemetery of Lena under the guidance of White Oaks Funeral Home of Alexandria. Roger entered eternal rest on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 in the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. He was born on June 8, 1940 to Arvid Lawrence Schaeffer and Bessie Irene (Berry)Schaeffer. He was a godly man, always willing to help others, loved going to church and Sunday school. Roger retired from the United States Air Force after serving his country for 21 years. He loved traveling to visit his family in South Dakota and helping out on his brother-in-law’s farm.
Cleo Rae LeBeau Burnette, 66, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at her home in Lakeside, AZ. She was born to Andrew Paul and Emma Adel (Azure) LeBeau on September 26, 1948 in Sisseton. Cleo was a humble person and though well-accomplished, she never liked to be the center of attention. Instead, she showered everyone around her with kind loving attention. Among her siblings, she was considered to be "the strong one." She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh. Cleo attended Moreau River Day School, Old Cheyenne Agency Boarding School, St. Elizabeth Episcopal School and St. Mary's Episcopal Girls School. She graduated as salutatorian from St. Elizabeth’s, then went on to attend Heald Business College in San Francisco. She became a key punch operator. She received her double bachelors degree in psychology and sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and her RN degree from Sinte Gleska College in Mission/ Rosebud.
Corrine M. High Elk, 81, of Eagle Butte passed away Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre. Funeral services were held Monday, January 5, 2015 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte with Mother Margaret Watson presiding. Burial followed at the St. Peter’s Episcopal Cemetery at Thunder Butte. Born to her parents, Jobe High Elk and Estella (Slides Off) High Elk, Corrine was delivered on May 9, 1933 in their home in Thunder Butte. Growing up she learned the Lakota ways of helping her family. In her childhood, she was taught by her mom how to prepare meat and make bread. Cooking and gardening were also important to her and her family, which included six brothers and three sisters, herself included. She attended Thunder Butte Day School until the 4th grade when the school was closed. Corrine was sent to the Old Cheyenne Agency boarding school.