Obituaries Mary Jorgensen

Mary V. Jorgensen, 87, Seattle, WA, formerly of Sioux Falls, died after a lengthy illness on Friday, Aug. 25, 2000.

Mary Horlocker Jorgensen was born April 3, 1913, in Wakonda, where she graduated from high school in 1931. She attended Shriver's Beauty School in Sioux Falls. She owned and operated a beauty shop in Viborg from 1935 to 1941. She opened her Sioux Falls shop in 1941, in the basement of her home. She retired in 1976. She moved to Seattle in August of 1999.

She married Donald Jorgensen on Aug. 10, 1937 in Viborg. He died April 18, 1986 in Sioux Falls.

She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Asbury United Methodist Women's organization and Minnetonka Trailer Club.

Survivors include her daughter: Patricia Palagi of Seattle; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Monday, Oct. 9, at 1:30 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church.

Butterworth Funeral Homes of Washington is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to Asbury United Methodist Church or Senior Companions.

Sharon Coles

Sharon K. Coles, 49, Vermillion, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital, after a fall at her home.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, with the Rev. Brook McBride officiating. Additional services will be held in Houston, TX. Burial will be at a later date.

She was born Dec. 11, 1950, at Houston, to George W. and Gloria (Lewis) Coles Jr. She attended Houston schools. She earned a bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University, a master's degree from the University of Houston and a doctorate of philosophy from Oxford University in England. She was an assistant professor at The University of South Dakota School of Medicine. She had lived in Vermillion for the past year.

She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by her mother: Gloria Coles, Houston; two brothers: Robert Coles and Warren Coles, Houston; and two sisters: Lynn Mays and Donna Spriggs, both of Houston; 10 nieces and nephews; four great-nieces and nephews; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father.

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