Roy Horton McKown, age 96, of Hot Springs, SD, passed away on March 25, 2015, at the Seven Sisters Nursing Home in Hot Springs.
Roy was born on March 21, 1919, in Hastings, IA, to Frank H. and Maime E. (Clark) McKown. At an early age the family moved to Miller, SD. Roy Graduated in 1938. In March 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, He landed and fought at Utah Beach and saw duty at Bastogne, the Rhineland and throughout central Europe. Roy received 5 bronze stars and was honorably discharged in March, 1946.
Upon returning to Miller, Roy was in a terrible car accident and was nursed back to health by a beautiful young nurse, Ardith Moon. Roy and Ardith were married on October 10, 1946, in St. Lawrence, SD. They lived on various farms around Miller before Roy became a printer and newspaperman. He worked at the newspapers in: Mitchell, Bridgewater and Phillip, SD. Roy purchased the Edgemont Herald in August, 1963. In 1974, Roy sold the paper to his son Marlin. He then went to work at the VA Hospital until 1979, when he and Ardith retired. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion in Edgemont.
He is survivors by his son, Michael McKown of Custer, SD; daughters, Ellen (Charlie) Heafner of Hot Springs, SD; Barbara (Randy) Barkley of Riverside, CT; Judith (Art) Licht of Gillette, WY; daughter-in-law, JoAnn McKown of Gillette, WY; 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.
Roy is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Ardith; son, Marlin; parents, Frank and Maime McKown; brothers, Wayne; Galen; Durle; Donald; sister, Loraine; 3 brother in laws; and 5 sister in laws.
A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2015, at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs.
Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2015, at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral home. Interment will follow 2:30 p.m., Monday, March 30, 2015, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, SD.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain-McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs. Written condolences can be made at www.chamberlainmccolleys.com.
Lois was born on April 4, 1920 at the Sisters Hospital in Hot Springs, SD. She passed away on March 19, 2015 as Seven Sisters Living Center in Hot Springs, SD.
Her parents were Gale and Alice (Wyatt) Bailey. They lived on a ranch south of Hot Springs at a place called Lithia. Their abandoned home still sits overlooking Lake Angustora. Angustora is a man-made lake whose idea was being created in the minds of Lois’s grandfather Bill Wyatt and John Henton. However, Lake Angustora was not there during the days when Lois was growing up, learning to train horses with her mom.
Her earliest fond memories were all associated with her horses. Her first horse was “Jumbo” a black Shetland, her second one was “Glasses” an Arabian, and her third was “Brownie”. Her first fond memory was of her mom putting her on a pillow on the saddle of a horse and taking her riding. (getting the milk cows in, and also herding cows from pasture to pasture)
Lois had quite a twinkle in her eye when she spoke of those ‘horse days’ growing up under her mom’s eye. Her mom (Alice) and Lois worked together training horses. They had what was called a ‘snubbing post’ in the middle of the corral which was used to secure the horse while they worked gentling it enough with ground work so that Lois could then climb into the saddle. Mom did most of the ground work.
Lois attended high school in Hot Springs and finished in 1938. She had an intense love for music which she began in high school working with a band made up of local Hot Springs business people. The type of music started out as pop. During her lifetime she has experienced many things, such as: singing and playing piano, steel guitar, and drums. Lois’s love of music eventually took her to Lusk, Wyoming. She enjoyed playing music at the Fireside Inn on Main street, which is now a church. She also met Claude Redding at that time and after a while they married and moved to her folk’s former ranch. Lois had inherited a small portion of the ranch, which included the house and ‘snubbing post’ which reminded her of her favorite, special time with her mom and horses. They had a daughter, Sonya and a son, Ronald. Sonya became a nurse, and Ronald went to the School of Mines and worked for the government until he retired. Claude and Lois leased the restaurant portion of the Stockman’s Bar downtown on main street in Edgemont.
They made a good living doing that for some time. Then they noticed the ‘Dario’ had come up for sale and that interested them. They purchased it and enjoyed it very much. Then once again something came for sale that was of interest: ‘The Hillsview Restaurant.’ They purchased it and operated it until they sold it to Mathews. Claude passed in 2002, and at that time Lois joined the Senior Center.
She was a member of the singing group “Satin and Lace” and they performed at the Senior Center, old Spencer Hall, as well as other places in Weston County, WY and Fall River County.
Lois was quite a lady. She was gracious, kind and gentle with her friends, and soft spoken in all ways.
Thank you Lois for your contribution to our little town of Edgemont, from the times you worked in the Stockman’s Restaurant all the way through your days at the Dario and the Hillsview Restaurant. I’m sure your smile and sweet ways brightened a lot of the lives here in Edgemont. She will be missed.
She was proceeded in death by her husband, Claude Redding and a daughter, Sonya. She is survived by a son, Ronald.
Clarence Wesley Lolley, age 72, of Edgemont, SD, passed away at his home in Edgemont on March 28, 2015.
Clarence was born on May 15, 1942, in Valentine, NE, to John Wesley and Juanita Ruth (Thrapp) Lolley.
He is survived by his wife, Beth Lolley of Edgemont; daughters, Theresa Simet of Rapid City, SD; Connie Lolley of Edgemont; brothers, Richard (Roxy) Lolley of Rapid City, SD; Neil (Paula) Lolley of Gillette, WY; sisters, Grale Silvester, Colorado; Carmen Lolley of Montana; and five grandchildren.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs. Written condolences can be made at www.chamberlainmccolleys.com.