Marjorie was born and raised in the Mennonite community in Eastern South Dakota. She was living in the Black Hills the evening of the Flood. Her cousin was the South Dakota Mennonite Disaster Director. A disaster relief headquarters was set up by the Mennonites in the Catholic School in Rapid City. Marjorie, her husband and older children helped for weeks at the school with the flood relief effort.
June 6, 2012
Rapid City Public Library, “Marjorie Pitts,” Flood of 1972, accessed May 24, 2022, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/182.