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Myrna Joyce Brown passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at her home in Rapid City, SD. Myrna was born in Saint Maries, ID on October 13, 1940, to Artie Merwyn Adams and Gertrude Genevieve (Genny) Hutchinson. She started her primary school in Letcher SD in 1942 before moving to Albin, WY in 1947 where she continued her education. In 1954, her family moved to Kingston WA, where Myrna spent her high school years graduating from North Kitsap High School in Poulsbo, WA. In 1959, while living in Blunt, SD, Myrna met Glen R. Brown of Harold, SD and on November 13, 1960, they married. The young couple lived in California and Hawaii while Glen served in the United States Marine Corps. After their Pacific travels, Myrna and Glen lived most of their married life in Sisseton SD, raising their son Wesley. While in Sisseton, Myrna worked at Westside Elementary School from 1969 to 2002, as their school librarian. The career brought her much joy and many friends, and she enjoyed going to high school basketball games and craft club throughout the years. In 2003, Myrna moved to Spearfish SD to enjoy her retirement playing cards with the neighbors and working in the Hickory House kitchen. Myrna also enjoyed traveling with her sisters and friends, rekindling old school year friendships, and visiting Elvis’ home in Memphis, TN; many shows in Branson, MO; and returning to Bainbridge Island, WA where she went to high school. She is remembered as bringing joy everywhere she went and her infectious laughter. She was an incredible mother who was always proud and supportive of her son. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. “God speed our dear angel.” Preceding her in rest are her sons Casey Glen Brown and Charles Waylon Brown; brother, Gerald Adams; father Merwyn Adams and her mother Genny (Hutchinson) Adams. Surviving members of her family include her son Wesley D. Brown (Toinette I. Brown); granddaughter Ambrosia Brown, great-granddaughter Persephonie Cox, great-grandson Elijah W. Cox, great grand-daughter Seraphina A. Sparano; grandson Zachary T. Brown (Sophie Brown), great-granddaughter Norah I. Brown; sisters: Linda J. Early (George Early) Carol J. Pointer and Lavetamae J. Carrier. There will be a celebration of life and the interment of her ashes in the spring of 2023. Kirk Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

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Robert Thad (Bob) Jones passed away on October 29, 2022 at his home in Chandler, Arizona. Born January 19, 1935 in Deadwood South Dakota to Mildred and Garland Jones. Bob is survived by his wife, Yvonne, two children; Melodie (Dan) Schultz and Thad (Shalon) Jones, 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to Yvonne at 15802 S. Gilbert Rd., #27, Chandler, AZ 85225.

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Passport Maxine Joyce (George) Wilson Boarding - 10-14-1936 Departure - 10-29-2022 Maxine boarded this life’s destination when Portuguese immigrant John George and Lillian Teixeira stamped her birth passport on 10-14-1936 in Santa Clara, California. Maxine started her journey in Sunnyvale, California where she spent time growing up being a West Coast girl. Wasn’t long before the traveling bug bit her. Time to fly! Maxine became an instant first-class traveler by stamping that passport to worldwide destinations. She traveled from California to Yokohama, Japan. She was thrilled to reside there and enjoyed soaking up all the sites. From there, she was off for another one of life’s adventures in Hawaii. Aloha! While there, on February 14, 1957, a young and handsome gentleman named Ronald Wilson joined her in first class and both were set to fly off together. But first, they wanted to soak up the sand, sun, and sea from the village of Ewa Beach, Oahu. While in Hawaii, Maxine would be upgrading and getting a family boarding pass with the arrival of Debora and Renee. The family headed off the islands to a little-known destination of Rocky Ford, Colorado. Once there, Maxine became a swim mom, a cheer mom, and of course a Mighty Meloneers fanatic mom. While flying slowed down, the traveling never did. Maxine and the family packed in the family’s favorite car, Timmy Chrysler, and began a USA/Mexico world tour. I think Maxine threatened to leave Deb and Renee at a couple of undisclosed places due to some vicious slug bug shenanigans. Ron, Maxine, and the girls remained traveling partners until 1985 when Ron boarded his final destination to Heaven. Maxine remained in Rocky Ford enjoying her lifetime friends. She never missed a Broncos game or a Rockies game. She was never without her Cokes and Marlboro lights as she yelled, cheered, and cussed at them throughout losses, victories, and Super Bowls. Maxine stayed in Colorado until it was time for her to come back to California to spend time with her sister Carol Ann and to help take care of her aging mom. As a bonus, she also got to hang out with her West Coast family. Maxine enjoyed traveling but wanted to settle down and be next to Deb, Ross, some of her grandkids, and great grandkids in Sturgis. Maxine cheered each one of those grandkids on at soccer games, baseball games, football games, or a Christmas recital. Let’s just say, everyone knew when Maxine was there. She gave some of her famous Portuguese opinions to the refs/umps in some of those games. Maxine was blessed to be at several of the births and weddings of her grandkids and great grandkids. As the frequent flyer miles added up, so did the many great memories that Maxine brought to her family and friends. As Maxine boards for Heaven, we want you to know, this will not be her final destination, as her desire was to continue to see the world. Her final wish was to be cremated and her ashes to go back to the places where all her memories began. So with this wish, Deb, Ross, Renee, Grant, Bradon, Heather, Ryan (Madison), Lisa, Gage, Chay, Maverick, Miles, Everett, Ellie, and Palmer will continue to stamp Maxine’s passport as they travel the world leaving a little bit of Maxine’s memory wherever they visit. As in life, we know there’s a beginning, a middle, and an end, but to have someone like Maxine to share any of those, makes life just a little bit better! As Maxine would say, “Good God Almighty! Sweet Dreams, love you bunches. Fly High Maxine, Fly High! We Love You! “Amen”. Our family wants to thank everyone who sent letters, cards, and calling her. In honoring our moms wishes, at this time, no services will be held but Celebrations of Life will be held during the springtime. In lieu of flowers our mom wanted donations to be sent to the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

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Robert Gene Noel                             Roberta Jean Yates Noel Born August 15, 1935                         Born November 19, 1937 Died September 22, 2022                    Died December 11, 2021 Robert (Bob, Coach) and Roberta Noel shared 66 years of devoted marriage which continually emphasized communication, commitment, compassion, listening and most importantly eternal love. Their personal journeys started on opposite sides of the country. Roberta was born in Huron, South Dakota and Robert was raised in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Fate aligned when they both met at Arizona State University in Tempe, while Roberta’s father was the Dean of Journalism and Robert received a football scholarship. Upon seeing her brown eyes, Robert fell immediately in love with Roberta and their love story began. Their love blossomed and they married soon thereafter. Their self-professed greatest accomplishment was raising their three boys, Phillip (Erin), Douglas (Dana) and Michael (Coleen), eight grandchildren, and 6 (soon to be 8) great-grandchildren. Roberta was an accomplished pianist and cellist. She loved to read and treasured conversations on any topic. While always listening to other opinions to further her understanding of life and its intricacies, she loved the challenge of a debate. She was an incredible cook and loved family gatherings. Bob had a passion for Sundevil football that lasted to the end. He excelled both as a player (aka the “Hole Blaster” Noel) and as a football coach. Bob was one of the first coaches in the nation to effectively implement the wishbone offense and use of playbook wristbands for quarterbacks. An avid teacher both on and off the field, he retired from the California School System in the 1990’s. Dad, Pops, Grandpa, Gramps and Gpa was funny, patient, kind and selfless. He was the “Gentle Giant” of the Noel clan. Robert and Roberta spent all of their summers in the Paha Sapa’s (Black Hills) at their beloved summer home. Reverting to simpler times, (chopping wood, using a wood stove for cooking and heating, sipping water from the fresh spring water flowing out of the hills), allowed them time to focus on their fierce love for family without distraction. This home will remain a cherished keepsake and a reminder that both Bob and Roberta are deeply missed here on earth. Their home was always filled with great affection and laughter that rattled the walls. We celebrate with them, knowing they have been reunited in God’s kingdom.