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Raymond S. Back, 67. A self employed carpenter and cabinetmaker. He lived on New York Street at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife, four sons and one daughter. Buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

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James H. Baldwin, Sr., 76. He owned and operated a locker plant. He lived on Canyon Lake Drive at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife and one son. Buried in the Pine Lawn Cemetery.

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Mary Blanche Balsley, 64, a widow. She worked at the Alex Johnson Hotel and lived at 616 New York Street at the time of her death. She was survived by three sons and two daughters. Buried in the Mt. View Cemetery.

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Daisy E. Barber, 82, a widow from Wicksville, SD. She was visiting her sister in the Braeburn Addition where she perished. She was survived by three sons and two daughters. Buried in the Wicksville Lakeside Cemetery.

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Henry A. Bauch, Jr., 27. He was employed by a Vending Machine Company. He arrived in Rapid City from Burkburnett, TX, one year before the flood. He with his wife, Valerie, perished when hit by a wall of water while in their car. He was survived by…

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Valerie W. Bauch, 26. She arrived in Rapid City with her husband one year before the flood. She perished with her husband, Henry, by being swept away in their car after being hit by a wall of water. She was survived by one son, one daughter, her…

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Roland J. Baumberger, 50. He owned and operated Flowers by Leroy until his death. He was survived by his wife and one son, David. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Henry K. Beberger, 87, Montrose, SD. He was residing in a Rapid City nursing home at the time of his death. He was survived by a number of nephews and nieces from Montrose area. Buried in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Montrose, SD.

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Elmer Bendert, 66. He was employed as a carpenter at the Robbins and Sterns Lumber Co. He lived in Jackson Park and he and others went to higher ground for safety, but perished when he went back to his house to answer a ringing phone. He was survived…

Bert's father, stepmother, stepsister and stepgrandmother were forced to the attic of their home the evening of June 9 because of rising floor waters. Bert's father was the only survivor.

Betty worked at Erickson's Flower Box and recalls every morning day after day driving through flood debris to get to work. She arranged six to seven flower casket pieces a day as they were the only flower shop open for some time.

[Southwest quarter, southwest quarter, section 35, township 2 north, range 7 east] Home flooded shortly after Canyon Lake Dam broke; Mrs. Flanagan, her husband and daughter floated on a mattress until 6:30 a.m.; All houses around them were destroyed;…

Mary & Bill Cress describe their experiences the night of the flood.

Bill volunteered to help the National Guard recover bodies of those who died in the flood.

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Nellie M. Bishop, 49. A Certified Professional Secretary for several businesses in Rapid City. Perished with her husband, Wilbur, on their way to work when they were hit by a wall of water. She was survived by three sons, two daughters, her mother,…

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Wilbur Bishop, 54. A night maintenance man at Meadowwood Bowling Lanes. Perished with his wife while in their car when hit by a wall of water. He was survived by three sons and two daughters.
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