Iola Luckham, age 98

Iola L. Luckham

Iola Luckham, age 98, of Escondido, California, formerly of Philip, S.D., died on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Eagle Nest Retirement Ranch in Escondido.
Iola Lera Luckham was born May 8, 1918, to Milton and Iola (Peterson) Young on her parents’ farm-ranch located on White Willow Creek southeast of Philip. 
She grew up on the farm-ranch and attended Willow Creek rural grade school. She graduated from Philip High School in 1935.
Iola attended Huron College from 1935 to 1937 to obtain her teacher’s certificate. She then taught one year at the Wheeler rural school and other rural schools in Haakon County.
In 1940, she started working for the U.S. government as a secretary/clerk.
After her retirement she lived in California and moved to the Arcadian Gardens to be near her sister, Inez. After Inez’s death she continued to reside at Arcadian Gardens until moving to Eagle’s Nest Retirement Ranch where she resided until her death.
Survivors include a niece, Barbara Danell of Escondido, Calif.; a first cousin, Lola Joyce Riggins of Kadoka; a second cousin, Kelly Riggins of Philip; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Howard, Hollis, and Benjamin Young; and two sisters, Inez Bingham and Ilene Handley.
Private graveside services will be held at the Kadoka Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Kadoka.

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