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Orville Eugene Lea

Orville Eugene Lea

Orville Eugene Lea, 86, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Havre, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Rapid City Hospice of the Hills after a lengthy illness.

Orville was born Aug. 5, 1926, in Britton, S.D., to Obert and Ella (Haverly) Lea. He graduated from Kidder High School in 1944. He joined the U. S. Navy in 1944, serving on the U. S.S. Hansford in the Pacific and was honorably discharged in 1946 as a WWII veteran.

Orville and Phyllis Moore of Kidder, S.D., were married on June 12, 1947, having two children by that union, Connie Jo and David Orville. In 1955 they mo...


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