Obituaries 12-10-15

Melissa Dickenson

Melissa Ann Dickenson, age 54, passed away peacefully at her home in Edgemont, SD, on December 4, 2015.
Melissa was born in Omaha, NE, on June 27, 1961.
She is preceded in death by two sons, Joshua Dickenson, Vernon Dickenson; two sisters, Rhonda Christiansen, Jeanette Orozco and her father, Vern Harrington.
Melissa is survived by her beloved husband of 38 years, Harold “Bob” Dickenson; daughter, Amber Donze of Belgrade, MT; mother, Lila Harrington of Hot Springs, SD; brothers, Shawn Harrington of Hill City, SD; Steve Harrington of Newcastle, WY; David Harrington of Butte, MT; Wayne Clayborn of FL; Kenny Clayborn of OK; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Memorial services were held December 9, 2015, at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs with Pastor Clint Walker officiating. Interment will be held at a later date.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home of Hot Springs. Written condolences can be made at

Rex E. Abbott

Rex E. Abbott, age 64 passed away at his home near Smithwick, SD, on December 2, 2015.
Rex was born in Denver, CO, on March 19, 1951, to Herbert and Georgene (Kern) Abbott. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1970 until his honorable discharge in 1973.
Memorial Services were held December 7, 2015, at the Prairie View Methodist Church near Smithwick with Pastor Mark Johnsen officiating.
Rex is survived by his wife, Ann of Smithwick; son, Clint (Heather) Abbott, of Smithwick,; daughter, Tina (Mike) Christinck, of Wheatland, WY; brother, Douglas (Johanna) Abbott of Keenesburg, CO; sister, Sandra (David Rupple) Galey of Brighton, CO, mother, Georgene Abbott of Keenesburg; and four grandsons.
Memorials in Rex’s name have been established to benefit the Oelrichs Rodeo Association or the Oelrichs Play Day.

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