Lawrence Berger Meland, 101, of Spearfish, passed away on Feb. 9, 2019, in Sturgis. He was also known as Scotty, a name he was given when he acquired a Scottish hat left in a sheep herder’s wagon when working at the age of 10 herding sheep at Eagle Butte.
Dolores Alma Harty, 85, of Spearfish, died on Monday April 22, 2019. She was cremated and a memorial celebrating her life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2019, at the Northern Hill Church of Christ building on US Highway 85 between Spearfish and Belle Fourche.
Mary Lou Davis was born July 7, 1923, to Thomas Francis and Zella Odette (Hamlin) Brooks in Aberdeen. She had one older brother, Bob She was raised on a farm located six miles west of Aberdeen.
Elsie Louise Kephart was born January 29, 1926, in Maysdorf, (Campbell County) WY, to Guy S. and Elaine (Nordgren) Kephart. The family moved to South Dakota in the late 1930’s due to Elsie’s health. She joined the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis and graduated from Sturgis High School …