Joyce lived with her husband, Jim, and their two children ages four and seven on Riverdale Drive. They spent the evening of June 9 in their vehicle after evacuating their home. The next day they walked to where their home was located only to find it gone. Joyce's four-year-old daughter played "flood" the entire summer and her son still suffers.
Rapid City Public Library
February 25, 2012
Rapid City Public Library, “Joyce Cheadle,” Flood of 1972, accessed September 18, 2020, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/232.