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Rita Rosales talks about her experiences in downtown Rapid City the evening of the flood.

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Richard Rippe, 24. He was a building inspector for Rapid City. He and his young bride perished together. He was survived by his parents, five brothers and five sisters. Buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

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Neva L. Rippe, 24. She was employed by the First Federal Savings and Loan Company. She perished with her husband. She was survived by her parents and two sisters.

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Tammie J. Ringenberg, 4 months. She perished with her mother. She was survived by her father. Buried with her mother in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Spearfish, South Dakota.

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Judy L. Ringenberg, 25. She perished with her infant daughter. She was survived by her husband a Staff Sergeant at Ellsworth AFB, her parents and three brothers. Buried with her daughter in the Rose Hills Cemetery, Spearfish, South Dakota.

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Field officer, State Civil Defense; Arrived in Rapid City on Sunday, June 11; Not enough officials in Emergency Operations Center on Saturday and Sunday; Importance of Civil Defense training; Low priority of Civil Defense on federal and local levels.

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Edna E. Reaves, 74. She lived on Minnelusa Drive at the time of her death. She was survived by two brothers and two sisters. Buried in the Pine Lawn Cemetery, Rapid City.

Written Memory

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Lori J. Rawlins, 10. She perished with her mother and two sisters while camping near Keystone. She was survived by her father. Buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Dows, Iowa.

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Arlene Rawlins and her three daughters,…

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Julia A. Rawlins, 8. She perished with her mother and two sisters while camping near Keystone. She was survived by her father. Buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Dows, Iowa.

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Arlene Rawlins and her three daughters,…

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Frances A. Rawlings, 48. She was a tourist from Iowa camping near Keystone. She perished there with her three young daughters and a male friend. She was survived by her parents and one son. Buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Dows, Iowa.

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Brenda L. Rawlings, 11. She perished with her mother and two sisters while camping near Keystone. She was survived by her father. Buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Dows, Iowa.

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Arlene Rawlins and her three…

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Ronald R. Rathman, 27. He was in business with his father in the TBA Distributing Company at the time of his death in the flood. He was survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters and his parents. He was lost in his pickup and his body was never…

Written Memory

Randy, his mother and five siblings lived on Janet Street the evening of the Flood. They had to evacuate their home as the basement filled with water to the main level. Randy helped his Mom with the cleanup. He recalls mud up to his knees.

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Dennis W. Quilt, 14. He was a foster child that perished with his foster father in the flood. He was survived by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. Buried in the Holy Comforter Cemetery, Ft. Thompson, South Dakota.

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Christine Quick Bear, 19. She was employed by the Black Hills Workshop when she perished. She was survived by her parents and two sisters. Buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

Preston Brown, Methodist Minister, was involved in the relief efforts of the 1972 Rapid City Flood.
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