Obituaries 3-17-16

Allen Dickerson

Allen Chesley Dickerson, age 84, of Greeley, CO, passed away on March 5, 2016, at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.
Allen was born on October 13, 1931, to Chesley A. and Stella Vesta (Miller) Dickerson in Nezperce, ID. He served in the United States Air Force from 1950, until his honorable discharge in 1964.
Allen is survived by his sons, Allen (Anne) Dickerson of Windsor, CO; Robert (Diane) Dickerson of Loveland, CO; daughters, Sheryl Dykman of Greeley, CO; Alice Cheney of Ault, CO; Mary (Mark) Melzo of Pierce, CO; brother, Charles Dickerson; sisters, Mary Hammersmith of CA; Theresa Cain of WA; fifteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Dickerson.
Funeral services were held March 12, 2016, at St. James Catholic Church in Edgemont, SD, wake services were held prior to service with Fr. Kerry Prendiville as Celebrant. Committal services followed at the Edgemont Cemetery with Military Honors.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs, serving Edgemont. Written condolences can be made at

Harry Skea

Harry Ross Skea, 91, of Rapid City died March 6, 2016 after an extended illness.
Harry was born in Billings, MO on April 3, 1924 to Joseph Ludim Skea and Gladys Opal Skea. He grew up in Oelrichs, SD where he also graduated from high school. After graduation he entered the Army in 1944 and served in World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
In 1950 he married Phyllis Stearns of Provo and they were married 65 years. Harry was a barber for 26 years in Hot Springs and Edgemont. Later he went to work on the Burlington Northern in Edgemont and then in Alliance as a carman. He retired in 1994 at the age of 70.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ludim and Opal Skea.
Harry is survived by his wife, Phyllis; daughter, Lois Hancock and husband, Dan of Bailey, CO; son, Dr. Neil Skea and wife, Julie of Rapid City; four grandchildren, Tina Kahn, Rachel Skea, Alecia Skea, and Riley Skea; great grandchildren, Matthew and Cassandra Kahn and Taylor Skea; a sister, Sharon Sichterman and husband, George; plus niece and nephews.
Visitation was held at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City on March 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The service was held at March 11 at First Assembly of God Church in Rapid City. Interment with honors was at Black Hills National Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to First Assembly of God Church for Fire Bibles for missions.
Friends may sign Harry’s online guestbook at

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