Dorothy Grace Giffin – 1917-2011

Dorothy Grace Giffin, 94, Sundance, Wyoming, and formerly of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, died Friday, December 30, 2011, at the Sundance Long Term Care Center.

Committal services were Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Dorothy was born October 1, 1917, at Newcastle, Wyoming, to Charles Alexander and Lucinda “Fern” (Hardy) Murray. She grew up in Newcastle and graduated from high school. She attended Barnes School of Commerce in Denver, Colorado, and returned to Newcastle where she worked as a telephone operator, store clerk and secretary while caring for her parents.

She met Harry Leroy Giffin and the two were wed on April 10, 1946, in Newcastle.

They lived in Osage and then Edgerton, Wyoming, where Harry had his first church. They also lived in Newcastle before settling in Belle Fourche. They were married for 59 years.

Dorothy had lived in Sundance the last six and one half years.

She was a member of the Black Hills Gospel Assembly Church.

Survivors include her sons Paul (Christine Rovere) Giffin of Rapid City, South Dakota, Phil (Eunice) Giffin of Belle Fourche; one daughter, Ruth (Bill) Boucher of Sundance; one sister, Ina Huber of Alliance, Nebraska; also nine grand children, fourteen great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and three sisters.

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