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Marie Smith

December 14, 1932 — February 2, 2015

Marie L. Smith, age 82 of Redig SD, died Monday February 2, 2015 at her home. Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb 6th from 5-7 pm , with a family memorial service at 6pm at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills, 715 National Street in Belle Fourche, SD Funeral services will be 1:30 on Saturday, Feb. 7th at the REC Center in Buffalo, SD. Burial will be at the Buffalo Cemetery. Marie Lillian Lei was born in Spearfish on December 14, 1932 to William Giphart “Gip” and Edna (Hutter) Lei. Her parents homesteaded near Redig and she grew up on this ranch, actually spending most of her life there. She attended high school at Sturgis, graduating in 1951. She continued living on the ranch and following the death of her first husband, Wayne Stainbrook, she married Richard Smith August 28, 1963. They continued ranching cattle and raising Marie’s beloved sheep. She was really an extraordinary farm girl, raising chickens as well as her bum lambs and had names for most of them. Although Marie didn’t have any children of her own, she was like a “second mom” to many of her nieces and nephews. They spent many a summer spending time with her at the ranch. Marie was very active with several organizations including the Harding County Fair Board, receiving a 30 yr. service award. She loved to sew, cook, can, and take care of her flowers and was always helping others. She was a member of the Gideon’s and The Gospel Tabernacle Church in Buffalo. Marie is survived by her husband, Richard of Redig; and sister, Marjorie Lyons of Sturgis; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Wayne Stainbrook; sisters, Dorothy Farrell and Katherine Longden, as well as a nephew Stephen Longden. Date of Birth December 14, 1932 Spearfish, South Dakota   Date of Death February 2, 2015 Redig, South Dakota   Funeral Service 1:30 P.M. – Saturday – February 7th, 2015 Community REC Center Buffalo, South Dakota   Officiant Pastor Milton Douglas   Special Music Pianist – Karen Smith Soloist – Linda Mohagen “The Unclouded Day” “Because He Lives”, “I’ll Fly Away”   Active Casketbearers David Douglas                                  Travis Smith Glen Smith                                            Troy Smith Tracy Smith                                      Peder Tenold   Honorary Casketbearers Nieces and Nephews   Interment Buffalo Cemetery Buffalo, South Dakota
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