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Delbert “Gumbo” Lamb: 1963-2018

Gumbo was born January 27, 1963 at Eagle Butte, to Delbert (Doc) and Sharon (Keller) Lamb.

He was always a cowboy! He went to school in White Horse Day School to the 8th grade and graduated from Cheyenne Eagle Butte. Gumbo went to Riverton WY., for college and then he transferred to Dickinson, ND to be with his first son Mykel Gene.

Gumbo rodeo all through High School, he won the State High School Championship and was qualified to go to the National in Douglas WY. He won a few saddles, a few belt buckles and a Dodge Pick-up and trophies, he was in the 1987 Bad Lands Circuit Bronco riding champion. Gumbo went on a Trail Ride with Casey Tibbs with the Bucking Horses from White Horse to Timber Lake.

He was diagnosed with cancer 13 years ago he fought a long hard battle but, he never complained.

He married Shawn LeBeaux they had 2 sons; Dr. Delbert Lamb, Durham, NC., and Kritter (Kristopher) Lamb of Timber Lake, granddaughter, Payton

Gumbo is survived by his caregiver Shawn LeBeaux, Son's; Dr. Delbert Lamb, Durham, NC., and Kritter (Kristopher) Lamb of Timber Lake, granddaughter, Payton (who was the love of his life) mother Sharon (Whitey) Keller sisters, Deleen Kougl, Nadeane (Art) Clifton.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Delbert (Doc) Lamb, son, Mykel Gene Lamb, grandparents, Tuffy and Mary Ducheneaux, Jule and Marie Lamb.

Mass of Christian Burial for Delbert "Gumbo" Lamb, age 55, of Timber Lake will be 10 AM MDT Monday, September 17, 2018 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Timber Lake. Interment will be in the Timber Lake Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Rosary wake service will be 7 PM MDT Sunday, September 16, 2018 St. Theresa's Catholic Church in White Horse. Delbert passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at the Mobridge Regional Hospital.

Darren Dukart: 1966-2018

Darren Dukart


Darren D. Dukart, age 52 of Fallon, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 at his home surrounded by family after a battle with cancer.

Darren was born on January 12, 1966 in Miles City, Montana. He was the son of Daniel and Shirley (Gaub) Dukart. He grew up in Fallon and attended grade school there as well. He went to Terry in middle school and graduated with the class of 1984. While attending school he enjoyed participating in the sports program, basketball being his favorite. Darren started farming at the age of 18 after graduating high school. Over the years he was into raising cattle as well as a custom cattle feeder and even broke a few horses when he was younger. He was a member of the FSA board and tenured out as the chairman. He was also a member of the Prairie County Conservation District. Darren married Delite Cameron on February 17, 1990. To this marriage they had a daughter Dani, February 11, 1993. He loved to watch Dani in her sporting events over the years. One of Darren's dreams was to get the Fallon Bar up and running again after it was lost in a fire. Being the driving force, Darren was able to help get it going again to what is now the thriving "BD" Bar in Fallon. He loved to socialize whether it came to having a drink with friends, snow skiing, hunting, bowling, playing darts, or helping at brandings. His hunting jaunts to Eddie's camp were responsible for numerous good memories and laughs. He also loved to travel and especially enjoyed their last trip to California when Claude Brown gave them the royal tour of the area and vineyards. Darren's favorite time of year was beet harvest and silaging with his best "Team Dukart", Art, Mike, Jim and Kelly. In his down time he enjoyed to watch the History Channel, Sci-Fi and the Weather Channel. One of his favorite hobbies was to sing karaoke especially Alan Jackson's songs. His recent promotion to "Papa" was his favorite past time. He loved taking Coy on the 4 wheeler and tractor rides sharing his love of farming with him.

Darren is survived by his wife Delite of Fallon; daughter Dani (Tim) Hudson; his grandson Coy Hudson; parents Daniel & Shirley Dukart; sister DeeAnn (Chris) Neumann and children Cierra, Skyler and Logan; brother & sister in laws Clark (Johnna) and children Nathan, Pete and Kenny; Twila (Craig) Lunde and children Tate, Tel, and Annika; and Connie Cameron. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Park in Fallon. A potluck luncheon will follow in the Park, bring a lawn chair if so desired. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: http://www.stevensonandsons.com

Gary Dungey: 1944-2018

Celebration of Life for Gary Dungey, 1944 – 2018, will be held at the Sand Creek Trading Post, Beulah Wyoming, on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

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Earl Thomas Jespersen: 1949-2018

Earl Thomas Jespersen held his head high and fought a courageous fight for three years. On August 25, 2018, at Crook County Medical Services in Sundance, WY, he rode to the Great Divide to tip his hat to say until we meet again.

He was born in Des Moines, Iowa on April 28, 1949, to Herbert C. and Doris Mullican Jespersen. The family moved to Wyoming when he was just six weeks old.

Earl attended Osage Elementary for first grade and second grade before the family settled in Moorcroft, October 1955. Earl graduated from Moorcroft High School in 1967 and attended the University of Wyoming receiving his Bachelors of Science Degree in 1971.

He married his sweetheart, Pamela Kay Robinson, on June 7, 1969, in Gillette, WY. The couple lived in Laramie, worked their summers in Sunlight Basin on the 7D Dude Ranch until Earl graduated from the university and moved to Glendo, Wyoming. Earl taught Business Education for two years and his students voted him their favorite teacher. In 1973, Earl and Pam moved back home to Moorcroft to ranch.

The couple was blessed with three angels, Randee Rae, Tobie Kay and Jackie Jo (JJ). His pride and joy were his six granddaughters. Earl worked hard all of his life especially on his cow herd and accomplishing his goal of reaching 300 head. In January 2018, they decided to disperse the pride of his work, the cow herd, to Nebraska. Two of the girls and their families were able to purchase the majority of them and carry on the HY legacy.

Those who knew Earl would say he had the biggest heart and was the first to be there when someone needed help. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a Boy Scout Leader, a proud alumnus of Moorcroft High School and the University of Wyoming, a member of Keyhole Country Club, where he enjoyed being on the board, serving as tournament director and ring leader of cowboy night, where his comical side shown the brightest.

Earl is survived by his wife, Pam; daughters, Randee (Jon) Jespersen; Tobie Kay (Brad) Underwood; and JJ (Casey) Rudloff; six granddaughters, Jessee Kay; Taryn Marie; Tylea Jay; Hadlee Jo; Whitlee Rae; and Tallee Cooper, five brothers, Bob (Peggy); Marland (Barb); Lynn (Shery); Chris (Verna); Norm (Monica); and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Doris Jespersen; Aunt LaVonne and Uncle Curly Sheeder. Earl did not believe in wasting money on flowers, in lieu of flowers please donate to Earl Jespersen Scholarship Fund or to Healing Heart Home Health. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716.

Friends and family will gather on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Moorcroft Town Center (old gymnasium). Burial to follow at Moorcroft Cemetery. Friends and family are welcome to join the family for food, fun, and fellowship at Keyhole Country Club, Pine Haven, WY. Condolences may also be expressed at http://www.walkerfuneralgillette.com

Linda Louise Phillips: 1951-2018

Linda Louise Phillips, age 67, of Arthur, Nebraska, passed away on August 9, 2018 at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

Linda was born May 24, 1951 at Walla Walla, Washington to Raymond Virgil and Emily Louise Braden Trapp.

She grew up and attended school in Walla Walla and graduated from high school there in 1969. She then attended Washington State and graduated with a BS in Fashion Design in 1973. She moved to Portland, OR, where she worked for various businesses in accounting. In 1990, she was in Arthur to visit family and friends, when she met Mick Phillips. They were married on Nov. 30, 1991 at the Lake Grove Presbyterian Church in Lake Oswego, OR. On Dec. 28, 1991, they had a second ceremony at the Arthur Baptist Church in Arthur. They made their home on the ranch north east of Arthur.

Linda and Mick were Secretary-Manager of the Nebraska Hereford Association from 1992 to 1997.

Linda enjoyed sewing and quilting. She was part of a small group called the Busy Bees, who made smaller charity quilts. The ladies would often make 80 quilts a year for charity.

Linda loved kids and led the church nursery for several years.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents Ray and Louise; in-laws Jess and Goodrun Phillips and nephews Rick Summers and Kevin Summers.

Linda is survived by her husband Mick; sister Debby and husband Lynn Roehm of Baker City, OR; Sister in Laws Whanda Collins of Broadwater, NE. and Caroldene Summers of Mullen, NE brother-in-law Rennie and wife Marge Phillips of Scott City, MO; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation was at the Arthur Baptist Church on Thursday, August 16 from 2-6 pm.

Funeral services were Friday, August 17, at 2 pm at the Arthur Baptist Church with the Pastor Blake Wilkes officiating. Burial will take place in Arthur Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Samaritans Purse-Christmas Shoe Boxes .

Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by going to http://www.drauckerfh.com. The Services will be live streamed for those unable to attend.

Robert “Bob” “Mans” Terhune: 1922-2018

Robert "Bob" "Mans" Terhune


Robert, age 95, passed away at his home in Spearfish, SD, Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Robert was born Nov. 19, 1922 to Edward "Ted" Terhune and Bertha (Clawson) Terhune at home on the ranch at Terhune, Wyoming north of Hulett, Wyoming.

Robert was the second youngest of five children, Jess, Albert (Tiny), Barbara (Keller), and Louise. At that time, his mother was running the Terhune Post Office. In 1929 his mother passed away and in 1936 his father married Elsie (Leeson) Wolf of Hulett, Wyoming. To this union she brought four children, Anselm Jr., Leland, John, and Bernard "Buz". Together they raised 8 children.

Robert married Naomi Hawley in 1946 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota and worked in the area until they moved to Alzada, Montana where he and his father started E.M. Terhune and Son Sawmill. They logged areas south of Alzada in northeast Wyoming. Ted and Robert also sheared sheep in the area for the neighbors.

Robert and Naomi had two children, Peggy (Steve) Nervig of Tucson, Arizona and Jack (Linda) Terhune who are on the Terhune Ranch north of Hulett, Wyoming.

After his father passed away in 1959, Robert and Naomi shut down the sawmill and purchased land on Deer Creek in northeast Wyoming just 3 miles from where Robert was born. There they ranched and raised their children until 2017 when they moved to Spearfish, South Dakota due to failing health.

Robert's passions in life were flying his Porterfield airplane, running a bulldozer and helping his son in the 70s and early 80s building Forest Service roads in the Moskee area between Sundance, Wyoming and Spearfish, South Dakota. He also enjoyed raising replacement Angus heifer calves for his cattle herd.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother, two brothers, two sisters, and four stepbrothers. He is survived by his wife, Naomi, of 72 years, his two children, 4 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, nine great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

We wish to thank Comfort Keepers and Hospice of the Northern Black Hills for their outstanding care of our family including, Robert.

No services are planned and place of burial has yet to be determined.

Condolences may be mailed to 3314 Roughlock Lane, Spearfish, South Dakota 57783 or calls accepted at 605-717-2425. Friends and family may leave written condolences on Robert's online guestbook at blackhillsfuneralhome.com.

Lorraine Dietterle: 1926-2018

Lorraine Dietterle, age 91, of Meadow, S.D., passed away on Thursday evening, July 26, 2018 at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, N.D.

Elsa Lorraine Dietterle was born in Reeder, N.D., on October 28, 1926, to John and Anna (Braaten) Sorlie. She was the 8th of 10 children. She grew up in Lemmon and attended school in Lemmon. Following her schooling she worked various jobs, including the Café at Strool, S.D. She also lived in Haynes, N.D., with her sister, Bess for a short time.

Lorraine was united in marriage to Otto Dietterle on January 4, 1948, in Lemmon. Two sons were born to this union, Dennis and Douglas. Lorraine and Otto began their married life ranching on Otto's parents place, and continued operating it until Otto's death in 1986. Lorraine continued living at the ranch, and operated it alongside her family; and was fortunate to live in her own home until April of 2018, when her health forced her to enter the nursing home.

Following Otto's death, Lorraine, began working as the head cook at Camp Rim Rock in Rapid City, S.D., during the summer, and also worked for the South Dakota Game and Fish at Shadehill. She was an avid Minnesota Twins fan and was a wonderful cook; no guest ever left her table hungry. Lorraine traveled on numerous church trips and was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church in Meadow and later the Spencer Memorial Presbyterian Church in Lemmon.

Lorraine is survived by two sons, Dennis (Sandy) Dietterle, Rapid City, SD, and Doug (Wendy) Dietterle, Meadow, SD; three grandchildren, Brandace (Drew Sacrison) Dietterle, Chad (Shari) Dietterle, and Mason Dietterle (Jordyn Simonson); four great-grandchildren, Gage, Zane, Jase and Landen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 9 siblings; and her husband, Otto, in 1986.

Morris Gene Hallock: 1926 – 2018

Morris Gene Hallock

1926 – 2018

Morris was born in Springview, Nebraska, February 17, 1926, to George and Mae Hallock. His childhood consisted of the Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War II. He graduated from Keya Paha County High School. Morris's middle name was optimism. His can-do and productive life has too many accomplishments to name.

Morris joined the Navy in 1943 as a signalman. He served at Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and at the Japanese Surrender. He met the love of his life, Miriam Louise Olson and married her in 1954. They had 59 glorious years together. Morris cherished and loved his 3 daughters, their husbands and children. Family was always a priority to him.

Morris was "bigger than life" and manifested a lifetime of achievements including; Budget Officer of the State of South Dakota, owner and publisher of 7 hometown newspapers (Sturgis Tribune, Black Hills Press, Tri-State Livestock News, and Rapid City Guide to name a few), State House of Representatives, and Director of Highways. In his second career he became a successful realtor. His devotion to community and civic activities few can match: supporter of higher education, Chamber of Commerce, VFW, DAV, Shriners, Presbyterian Church, Chiesman Center for Democracy, Mt. Rushmore Memorial Society Board, South Dakota and National Newspaper Associations.

His awards are too many to count. He received awards from National Association of Conservation Districts, Soil Conservation Society of America, first inductee into Black Hills Stock Show Hall of Fame, and Top Selling Realtor.

In his free time Morris enjoyed, golfing, fishing, hunting, gin, bridge, and travel.

Morris and his wife, Miriam, traveled to most all of the states in the USA including Hawaii and Alaska, also to the Mediterranean, Europe, Toronto Canada, Spain, Ireland, and the British Isles.

Morris was "Mr. Hospitality" and with Miriam's great cooking and support, hundreds of people were welcome in their home and treated as honored guests. Many have called him Mr. Sturgis. His love of family, country, Sturgis, and South Dakota was his passion to the end of his life.

His last words were Red, White and Blue, America won't crumble. America does not win wars with guns, they win wars with their brains.

Morris Gene Hallock is at peace and passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the age of 92. He will be so missed. His love of life, storytelling, holding court, sense of humor, and wisdom were gifts. While his public persona was something, there are many people he helped and supported that no-one will ever know about. Simply said Morris had a huge heart and zest for life.

He is survived by daughters, Debra (Walter) Shine, Rohnert Park, California, Lori (Chuck) Kaiser, Fallon, Nevada, and Karen Hallock, Rapid City; his grandchildren, Devin Bearden, San Rafael, California, Tessa (Luke) Mickelson, Rapid City, Charles Chase Kaiser, Sturgis, and Matthew (Nevena) Kaiser, Reno, Nevada; great-grandchild, Leo Mickelson; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, sister, and his wife.

A celebration of Morris's life was 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis with Rev. Denzel Nonhof officiating. Inurnment, with military honors, will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the First Presbyterian Church.

Elizabeth Anne “Betty” Smeenk: 1928-2018

Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Smeenk


Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Smeenk was born January 6, 1928, to Ted and Mary (Graf) Renelt. She grew up on the family ranch near Twilight, SD. Betty attended the Heston grade school with her sister Ida Mae. The girls rode their ponies one mile to school. She grew up a ranch girl…riding horses and tending the sheep and cattle and she loved it! Betty graduated high school in 1947 from St. Martins Academy in Sturgis. She attended Black Hills Teachers College in Spearfish for one year where she took business classes.

Mom met Dad at a dance at Deermont. On June 1, 1949, Betty married Jack Smeenk. They made their home on the Smeenk ranch south west of Deers Ears for 69 years. They raised three children; Elaine, Jim, and Jody. They also raised cattle, sheep, and registered Quarter horses.

The rodeo bug for Betty began in 1955 with a bet at the Nisland fair with Cecil Morell and his little classy sorrel stud that Jack broke for him, named "Banjo." Betty won the bet! They bought Banjo and Betty would practice early in the morning with Jack's help while Jim and Elaine were asleep. They went to saddle club play days around the hills. After they bought Chieflika from Zoder Golliher, they went to Quarter Horse shows and eventually Jack joined the South Dakota Rodeo Cowboys Association while Betty and Elaine joined the South Dakota Girls Rodeo Association. Betty became the president of the South Dakota Girls Rodeo Association until she resigned in 1969. Betty and Jack became members of the South Dakota Rodeo Association and the Northwest Ranch Cowboy's Association. She was barrel racing director in both associations.

They raised and trained many top notch performance horses and helped many young people with their own rodeo dreams. Betty loved helping people! Betty won three saddles in the SDRA and one saddle in the NRCA in barrels and many other trophies and belt buckles through the years.

Betty was a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mud Butte and was an active member of St. Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Newell. Betty served as an EMT for 20 years on the Newell Ambulance. In the early 1990s, Jack and Betty worked in Illinois on a tree farm where Betty worked in the green houses starting trees. She had quite a green thumb with plants and flowers. She enjoyed the Red Hatters luncheons and outings with her sister, Ida Mae.

Betty, 90, died at her home on August 9, 2018, due to congestive heart failure and was surrounded by her loving family.

Survivors include her children, Elaine (Doug) Francis, Lusk, WY, Jim (Jean) Smeenk, Newell, and Jody (Quint) Moreland, Red Owl; grandchildren, Joe Smeenk, Sunny Smeenk Hinzman, Sara Smeenk Hauser, Seth and Sarah Moreland, Sage and Tom Hunt, Jake and Chelsea Moreland, Shanna Moreland and Kyle Kallhoff, Bailey Moreland and Kyanne Moreland; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant sisters; sister, Ida Mae; four brothers-in- law; three sisters-in-law; an infant son; and husbandof 61 years, Jack; and their faithful companion, Scooby.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Catholic churches in Mud Butte or Newell, and the Newell, Castle Rock, and Mud Butte Volunteer Fire Departments.

Rosary and visitation will be 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Newell.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, August 16, 2018, at St. Mary's Star of the Sea in Newell. Burial will be at the Smeenk Ranch family cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.kinkadefunerals.com. F

Robert ‘Bob’ Humphrey: 1935-2018

Robert 'Bob' Humphrey


Robert "Bob" Humphrey, 83, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at home.

Bob was born July 30, 1935, in Faith, South Dakota, to Robert Humphrey and Alice (Halstead) Humphrey–Hebert. Bob was raised in Spearfish SD. He enjoyed working with uncle Pat Halstead and Aunt Clara Halstead-Christensen on their ranch west of Spearfish. Bob went into the service January 1956. After his honorable discharge he returned to Spearfish, where he met and married the love of his life, Norma (Springer) Humphrey on Aug. 22, 1958. They moved to Spearfish in 1968, where they started a dairy farm and ranch until retiring in 1998. After retirement Bob and Norma enjoyed traveling the country and finally settling for the winters in Quartzsite, AZ, where they enjoyed the desert life and four-wheeling.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Norma; his parents, Robert Humphrey, and Alice and Willis Hebert; and two sisters, Betty Hobbs and June Willert.

He is survived by his sister, Gladys Massa, Minnesota; his children, Robert Humphrey, Rozet WY, Wanda (Bill) Reichert, Sturgis, and James (Shohn) Humphrey, Spearfish; grandchildren, Jessie (Zach) Allot, Colton Reichert, Cassie (Tyler) Kegley, Denni (Timo) Steimer, Jessica Sturis, Aspen Steeves; as well as nine great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

Services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. Bob will be laid to rest, with full military honors following services at Black Hills National Cemetery.

Memorial donations will be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.