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Mark Hollister Vanderbeek, 14. He lived with his family at 2403 Waverly Street, where he perished with his mother and father. He was survived by one brother. Buried in the Pine Lawn Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Helen H. Vanderbeek, 39. She lived with her husband at 2403 Waverly Street, where she perished with her husband and one son. She was survived by one son, her father, two brothers and three sisters. Buried in the Pine Lawn Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Portia Burkhead Van Leuven was born in Monroe Adams county Indiana January 23, 1923 to Loren Burkhead SR and Stella Boxley Burkhead. The family is still there in the 1930 census where her father was a farmer.

In 1959 she worked as a clerk at…

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Nellie Two Bear, 56. She was employed in the Rapid City Laundry. She was survived by two brothers and one sister. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Margaret L. Turner, 74. She lived at 704 Chicago Street where she perished. Survived by one cousin. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City.

Written Memory

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Jeremy Traversie, 2. He perished with his sister. He was survived by his parents. Buried in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Faith, South Dakota.

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Jennifer R. Traversie, 4 months. She perished with her brother. She was survived by her parents. Buried in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Faith, South Dakota.

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Born Sept 26, 1949 to Floyd and Muriel Miller Towner in San Antonio TX . He graduated from Smethport Area High School. He was employed by the local Market Basket store and Johnson's Christmas Display Store.

He married Sheriyn Cronlger on November…

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James E. Toutges, 30. He lived in Lead, South Dakota with his wife and five children. His body was recovered on Box Elder Creek five miles north of Rapid City. He was survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters. Buried in the Mountain Lawn…

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Tom Raba's recollection of the 1972 flood. Recorded during the 50th Anniversary event at Rapid City Public Library.

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Temporary housing following flood; Decision to relocate; Construction of new home; Aid received; Praise for Internal Revenue Service, Small Business Administration; Comments on Housing and Urban Development organization and employees; Assistance from…

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Blake Thornton, 33. He was stationed at Ellsworth AFB and perished trying to save lives while working for the Radio Emergency Assistance Team (REACT), along with three other members of his team. He was survived by his wife, one son and one daughter.…

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Paul was born 15 Aug 1889 to Paul and Matilda Olson Thompson in South Dakota. He was a retired yard manager for Building Materials he was buried in Riverside Cemetery Huron SD. Paul was born 15 Aug 1880 at Mitchell SD to Paul and Matilda Olson…

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Lisa was born July 15, 1887 in Minneapolis Minnesota to Eling Aase and Unknown.

Lisa attended school in Minneapolis and graduated from South High School and then attended Teachers College in Winona MN. After graduating from college she taught for…

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John C. Thomas, 44. He was the manager of the John Thomas Insurance Agency. He lived in the Braeburn Addition of Dark Canyon, where he perished with his wife and son. He was survived by one daughter and a step-mother. Buried in the Black Hills…

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John C. Thomas, Jr., 21. He was a student and living with his parents in Dark Canyon, where he perished with his father and mother. He was survived by one sister. Buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

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Jean M. Thomas, 40. She was employed with the Bell Telephone Service. She lived with her husband, son and daughter in the Braeburn Addition of Dark Canyon, where she perished with her husband and son. She was survived by one daughter. Buried in the…

Theresa was seven years old the evening of the Flood. She evacuated with her Mother to higher ground that evening. She remembers her Father being gone a lot that summer as he was working to repair telephone lines.
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