Norma Jean Garcia



Norma Jean, her Father, sister and brother lived behind Fischer Furniture in a mobile home park the evening of the Flood. They floated in their mobile home for four blocks before hitting a retaining wall followed by a vehicle crashing through the middle of the trailer. Norma Jean was one of 28 students at the time studying to be a nurse. She was immediately sent to the Air Force base where the students went to work helping victims of the Flood. Her friend Alvin Grass Rope danced this year in her honor at the Community Powwow recognizing the Flood of 1972.


June 8, 2012


Janet Parr


Rapid City Public Library, “Norma Jean Garcia,” Flood of 1972, accessed July 2, 2022,