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Chadron Record Obituaries 2006:T

David H. Talbot
April 30, 1942 - Jan. 31, 2006

David H. Talbot, age 63, of Rapid City passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at a local nursing home.

Graveside service was held Feb. 3 at Pine Lawn Memorial Park in Rapid City with Sister Pohl officiating.

David was born April 30, 1942 at Rushville to Lloyd and Mabel Talbot.

Survivors include: daughters Sharon (Ralph) Anderson, Sheila (Joe) Monge, Sharla (Troy) Sieveke all of Rapid City; five grandchildren: Brandon Talbot, Jillian Anderson, Alisha Sieveke, Amber Sieveke, and Brittni Monge; sisters Arlene Siders of Ohio, Phyllis Janssen of Rushville, Geraldine Pearson of Kansas, Patricia (Wayne) Speer of Lakeside, Doris (Ron) Lehman of Montana, Lorna (Jim) Kelley of Henderson, Nev.

David was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Karen; and two brothers, Don and Jim.

A memorial has been established.

Kenneth Taylor
Jan. 24, 1933 - Apr. 6, 2006

Funeral services for Kenneth E. Taylor were held April 10 at United Methodist Church of Harrison with Pastor Robert Todd and Pastor Babe Richardson officiating. Burial was at Harrison Cemetery.

Mr. Taylor died April 6 at Harrison. He was 73.

A memorial has been established for United Methodist Church, V.F.W. or Donor's choice. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel; PO Box 970; Chadron, NE 69337.

Kenneth was born January 24,1933 at Harrison to Lester and Vena (Smith) Taylor. He attended and graduated from the public schools in Harrison.

In 1951 he enlisted in the Navy and served in Italy and North Africa and was honorably discharged in 1955.

On Christmas Day, 1956 he and Lea Lu Brewster were united in marriage. To this union two children were born, Marvin K. Taylor of Denver and Deborah Eirich of Kearney.

Kenneth attended Southeast Community College of Milford, in 1958 and 1959. He returned to Harrison in 1959 to assume the position of Postmaster. He held that job for 30 years, retiring in 1989. He loved his family and friends and spending time with them.

He was a member of V.F.W. Post 7970, and Elks Club.

His survivors include his wife: Lea Lu Taylor of Harrison; son: Marvin Taylor and special friend Kathy Angelino of Denver, Colo. daughter Deborah and husband Terry Eirich of Kearney; sisters: Phyllis Buckley of Harrison, Marian Palmer of Selah Wash., Ellen Moody of Tuscon, Ariz., Joann Hack of Gering; four grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother Eldon Taylor.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford.

Jill Ellen Tennyson
Dec. 13, 1978-March 26, 2006

Jill Ellen Tennyson, age 27, of Custer, S.D., died March 26 as the result of a tragic car accident on Highway 18, six miles east of Mule Creek Junction in Wyoming.

Jill was born December 13, 1978, to Michael and Bonnie Tennyson in Rapid City, S.D. She attended Custer Schools and graduated with honors in 1997. She graduated from Chadron State College in 2001, Suma Cum Laude with majors in psychology and Spanish.

Jill obtained her Masters Degree in Social Work from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins. After touring Europe on a working vacation, Jill returned to Custer and worked as a drug and alcohol counselor at the Star Academy and most recently as a Social Worker at the Custer Regional Senior Care.

For reasons we now understand, Jill lived life with great enthusiasm as if there were no tomorrow. Jill was fluent in Spanish and traveled numerous times to Mexico and once to Spain. Annual vacations and extensive travels with her family produced a strong bond and memories to last a life time. Jill also enjoyed wakeboarding, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, four wheeling, walking, reading, dancing, singing and laughing . But most of all she loved people.

Jill blessed this world during her short stay with her trademark smile, unique laugh, her warm heart and a constant loving and caring attitude for everyone she knew. Jill cherished her newly acquired role of becoming an aunt and loved spending time with her family and friends. Her concern for others and unyielding commitment to making the world a better place for everyone exemplified her approach to living and her love of life in general. She especially found great satisfaction in helping others deal with life's problems in a positive and caring manner.

Survivors include her parents, Michael and Bonnie Tennyson, sister Sonja Tennyson, brother Jerad (Dani) Tennyson and niece Kali Tennyson, all of Custer, maternal grandmother Lucille Nelson of Watertown, S.D. and paternal grandmother Marjorie Tennyson of Custer, 28 aunts and uncles, 32 cousins and numerous beloved friends and co-workers.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Armin Nelson and Bernie Tennyson; uncle, Duane Nelson and cousins, Doug Zafft, Benjiman Nelson and Darin Rust.

A celebration of Jill's life was Saturday, April 1 2006 at the Custer Lutheran Fellowship with Pastor David VanKley officiating. A private family inurnment will follow at a later time.

A memorial scholarship fund has been established in Jill's name.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of McColley's Chapel of the Hills in Custer, SD.

Carolyn Theresa Thackham
Oct. 14, 1902-Mar. 22, 2006

Carolyn Theresa Thackham passed away March 22at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, just seven months short of her 104th birthday. Memorial services will be held March 31 at 10a.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Chadron.

Carolyn (Carrie) was born in Lena, Wisc., to Frances and Wencel Libal. Carolyn was the oldest of seven children. After graduation from high school in 1919, she took a three-year teaching course at Milwaukee State Normal School. In 1922 she began teaching English and History in a junior high school in Kenosha, Wisc., where she taught for eight years. In the summer months she worked toward a degree at the University of Colorado.

In 1931 she married Edwin Thackham. He and his brother had started the Chadron Auto Supply in 1929. After a long time bout with Alzheimer's, Ed could no longer operate the store, so Carolyn became the only auto part lady in western Nebraska. She sold the business in 1961. Edwin passed away in 1962.

She was offered a position at Chadron State College in 1961. She organized a curriculum library and established a filing system for the placement division. She operated the Placement Bureau at CSC until she retired in 1969. After retiring, Carolyn and her close friend Beth Megown traveled all over the United States and Canada.

In 2001 she sold her home and moved to Prairie Pines retirement lodge. She was only there one month when she broke her hip. After one year she moved to Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs and resided there until her death four years later.

Carolyn was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, the Eastern Star, Chapter FP of PEO and the Chadron State College Golden Eagles. She held membership in the American Legion Club Auxiliary for 75 years. Her favorite pastime was writing letters to her many friends and documenting her activities in a daily diary.

Carolyn Thackham is survived by three nephews, Dean and Sally Teresinski, of Oshkosh, Wisc., Barton and June Libal of Brown Deer, Wisc., and Arlyn and Meri Lee Libal of DePere, Wisc., three nieces, Candace and Michael Minzlaff of Marinette, Wisc., Evadne and Joe Niziolek of Oak Lawn, Ill., and Deborah Baumgarten of Mequon, Wisc., and cousin Delores Sibernagel of DePere, Wisc. and her daughter Leah and Rick Squires of Monument, Colo. Survivors also include her close friends and caregivers: Shirley and Boyd Roberts of Chadron.

Preceding her in death were her parents: Frances and Wencel Libal and brothers: Kenneth Libal, Sherbourne Libal, and Averill Libal; sisters: Evelyn Libal, Ardis Libal, and Marjorie Libal.

A memorial has been established for First Congregational Church in Chadron or Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel; PO Box 970; Chadron, Neb. 69337