Lamont D. Hill |

Lamont D. Hill

Lamont D. Hill |

Lamont D. Hill, 70, of Rapid City, SD and formerly of rural Onida, SD, passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2008 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital as a result of injuries he received from a horse accident while participating in the Ft. Pierre-Deadwood trail ride.

Lamont was born on August 25, 1937 in Buffalo, SD to Edwin and Neva (Alverson) Hill. He attended early grade school in Buffalo before moving with his family to Rapid City. He graduated from Rapid City High School. Lamont attended Black Hills State College, where he was involved in starting the college rodeo team before transferring to SDSU in Brookings where he continued to participate on the rodeo team. It was there where he met and married Daphyne Marso of Pierre in 1958. To this union three children were born: Jody, Kimberly, and Ross.

Lamont and family moved to Meade County in 1959 where he worked on a construction crew building housing at the Ellsworth Air Force Base. They moved to eastern Sully County in 1961 where they raised their family, along with milking cows and raising beef cattle and horses.

In 2002, Lamont married Loretta McFarland Spencer. They moved to Rapid City where they made their home. Lamont enjoyed and promoted youth activities, especially rodeo and had many fond memories of the friends he made at 4-H and other events. He lived for his children and grandchildren.

Lamont is survived by his wife, Loretta, Rapid City; sons Jody (Cherie) Hill, Jacobi Towne, Brady, Blaine and Lydia, Onida, and Ross (Angie) Hill, Chase, Shane, Dylan, Travis, Onida; daughter Kimberly (Mike) Burge, Aspen, Timber, and Birk Burge, Valentine, NE; step-daughter Coli (John) Spencer-Radovich, Natalia and Kira Radovich, Wallace, ID; one sister, Marilyn (Don) Karsten, Lakewood, CO. Brother-in law Fred McFarland, Rapid City, Sister in laws; Marietta McFarland (Bill) Cleary, Sumter, SC, Mariann McFarland (Claude) Logan, Amarillo, TX, Marilyn McFarland Lemaster of Rapid City, and step-mother Elsa Hill, San Louis Obispo, CA, plus numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Shanice Hill.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 11, in the Rounds Arena at the Central States Fairgrounds (800 San Francisco Street behind the fairgrounds offices) in Rapid City.

Burial will follow in the Elk Vale Cemetery, 8 miles north of Rapid City on Elk Vale Rd.

A luncheon will follow at the Rapid City Elks Lodge #1187, south of E. Hwy. 44 on Jolly Lane, in Rapid Valley.

A memorial fund has been established to help promote education and rodeo in South Dakota.

Friends may sign his online guest register and leave condolence wishes at