Obituaries Marian Howie

Marian B. Howie, 91, of Vermillion, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at the Sioux Valley Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls.

Marian Baucus was born Jan. 29, 1909 in North Adams, MA to William and Harriot (Flood) Baucus. She attended school in Massachusetts, and graduated with her master's degree in 1933 from Smith College. She taught Spanish at the Shorewood High School in Milwaukee, WI from 1935-1940. She married Dr. E. Everett Howie on Jan. 28, 1940 in River Forest, IL. She returned to teaching in 1962, at Elmhurst College in Illinois, retiring in 1978. Her husband died in 1979, and she moved to Vermillion in 1991.

She attended the United Methodist Church in Vermillion, and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Senior Citizens, a past president and member of the 19th Century Women's Club in Oak Park, IL, and a volunteer at the Vermillion High School library, as well as being a volunteer at libraries wherever she had lived for the past 30 years.

Survivors include a daughter: Barbara Campbell and her husband, Clayton, Vermillion; and a granddaughter: Gretchen Nichols and her husband, Doug, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial services were held Thursday, June 8, at First United Methodist Church in Vermillion. Burial will be at a later date. The family has requested no flowers, and donations can be made to the American Heart Association, the National Wildlife Federation, or the Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospice program. The Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion was in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Murphy

Margaret Josephine Murphy, 77, died Thursday, June 8, 2000 at the Good Samaritan Center, Centerville, after a long illness.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Rio Rancho, NM.

Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, was in charge of local arrangements.

She was born Feb. 23, 1923, in Long Island, NY. She married Thomas M. Murphy. She owned and operated a stamp and coin shop for five years. After closing the business, she took a position as an auditor for the Internal Revenue Service, where she worked until 1972. In 1975, she and her husband moved to Rio Rancho, NM.

She was a member of the Elks Lodge 2500 Elks Ladies Club, the Meadowlark Singles Club and the Republican Club. She worked as a volunteer at the Veterans Hospital and Rio Rancho Public Schools. She was a member of the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish.

She is survived by one son: Thomas Murphy, Cary, NC; two daughters: Eileen Stockland, Wakonda, and Patricia Murphy, Rio Rancho, NM; three grandchildren; and one sister: Catherine Barry, Sun City, AZ.

Ashley Joslyn

Ashley Joslyn, 19, a student at USD, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, due to injuries from an auto accident north of Canton.

Ashley LuAnne "Poo Bear" Joslyn was born May 14, 1981 at Gregory, the daughter of Nick and Colleen (Lindblad) Joslyn. She lived in Winner with her family until 1984, when she moved to Wagner, where they lived one year. They then moved to Sioux Falls where Joslyn attended Lowell and Garfield grade schools. She and her family moved to Canton in 1990, and she graduated from Canton High School in 1999. She recently completed her freshman year at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion.

While in high school at Canton, Joslyn was a member of the band, wind ensemble, B.U.D.S., National Honor Society, Dance Attack and a basketball, football and wrestling cheerleader. She was on the Echo (school paper) staff and editor of the yearbook. She was also involved in T.E.C. (Teens Encounter Christ).

She was presently working at Ground Round Restaurant in Sioux Falls. While at USD Joslyn worked at Gateway in Vermillion. Those grateful for having shared her life are her parents: Nick and Colleen; two brothers: Tyler and Zachery, at home; her grandparents: Peggy Lindblad, Wolsey, and Tom Joslyn and Katheryn Joslyn, both of Sioux Falls; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Monday, June 12, at the Canton High School gymnasium, with burial at Forest Hill Cemetery near Canton.

Visitation was Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Canton United Methodist Church with family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Visitation resumed Monday at the church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be in the form of a donation to T.E.C. (Teens Encounter Christ).

Donald Johnson

Donald Johnson, 77, of Amarillo, TX, died June 4, 2000 at his home in Amarillo after a long illness.

He was born Jan. 15, 1922 in Clay County, one of five children of Manuel and Edith (Swanson) Johnson. He was married Jan. 15, 1945.

He had lived in Amarillo for many years.

Survivors include his wife: Billie; three sons: Kenny, Jerry and Johnny of Texas; one sister: Leone (Ruel) Moulton, Palmdale, CA; a brother: Wayne (Beverly) Johnson, Chandler, AZ; a sister-in-law: Ardella Johnson of California; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Leslie of California, and Elmore W. Johnson of Vermillion.

Richard Brewer

Richard J. Brewer, 53, Vermillion, died suddenly June 14, 2000, at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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