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Raymond R Parsons
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Birth: Jun. 2, 1933
Hughes County
South Dakota, USA
Death: May 2, 2006
Brown County
South Dakota, USA

Raymond Parsons, 72, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen.

Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Hoven, with military honors.

Raymond Parsons was born on June 2, 1933, in Pierre to Richard and Margaret (Pope) Parsons. He grew up in Hughes and Lawrence counties, working at a bait shop while attending school.

On Aug. 5, 1954, he entered the United States Army and was honorably discharged on Aug. 5, 1956. During the Korean War, he worked on the Anti-Aircraft Artillery in Alaska.

Throughout his life he helped build the Oahe Dam, worked for the city of Pierre, was a miner at the Homestake Mine in Lead and farmed for one year. He married Gladys Rud on Dec. 22, 1957, in Gettysburg and they made their home in Potter County since 1972.

He belonged to the American Legion in Lebanon, the Lebanon City Board and served on the Lebanon Fire Department for 34 years.

He is survived by his wife Gladys of Lebanon; sons David H. Parsons of Rapid City, Dan Parsons of Lebanon and Darwin Parsons of Pierre; daughters Tina Ready of Gettysburg and Rose (Andy) Pratt of Ocala, Fla.; grandsons Robert, Daryl and Christopher; brother Gale Parsons of Minnesota; and sister Joyce Leach of Portland, Ore.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Carl.

The Capital Journal May 05, 2006 
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  Gladys Rud Parsons (1933 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Prairie Grove Cemetery
Potter County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: In memory of Scott
Record added: May 03, 2006
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Raymond R Parsons
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- In memory of Scott
 Added: May. 4, 2006

- In memory of Scott
 Added: May. 3, 2006

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