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Gwendolyn Holmes

June 20, 1928 — June 27, 2015

Gwendolyn Holmes, age 87 of Valentine NE, died Saturday June 27, 2015 at the Belle Fourche Senior Healthcare Center, in Belle Fourche, SD. Graveside services will be held 2pm Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine, Nebraska. Arrangements are with Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche. Gwendolyn Wanda Haas was born June 20, 1928 in the Lakeview Community of Todd County, South Dakota. She was the daughter of Clarence and Alma (Wolhert) Haas. Gwendolyn was baptized into the Lutheran faith, and grew up in the Lakeview Community graduating from the Todd County High School in 1946. On November 7, 1948 she was united in marriage to Verl A. Holmes in Mission, South Dakota. Following their marriage they lived and ranched in Todd County for 56 years. Gwendolyn was a school teacher for the Todd County School District in Mission SD for more than 50 years. She was dedicated to her profession that influenced the lives of many students. She loved her students very much and took great pride in their accomplishments. She especially liked working with special needs children. Gwendolyn is survived by her daughter, Laura Jean (Gerald) Moller of Spearfish SD; granddaughters, Kelli (Curtis) McGuigan of Spearfish SD, Daleri Moller (Ben Dean) of Valentine NE; great grandson, Blake Brunson; brother, Gail (Lorain) Haas of Valentine NE; sister, Sharon (Don) Sweat of Leadville CO; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Verl A. Holmes on July 14, 2004; parents, Clarence and Alma Haas; and brothers, Larry, Leland, and Lyle Haas.
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