Viola F. Haley, 92, Sioux Falls, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2004 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 at George Boom Funeral Home,
Sioux Falls, with burial at Pleasant View Cemetery, Harrisburg.
Viola F. McDowell, daughter of Glen and Alda (Haskins) McDowell, was born August 31,
1911 at Alpena, SD. She received her education in South Dakota. At a young age she
left home and worked as a housekeeper for several years.
Viola was married to George Rush, and they lived in Miller for a period of time. George
died in 1981, after 32 years of marriage. Viola later was married to Eugene Haley until
his death in 1985.
She is survived by one son, Don Phillips, Eau Claire, Wis.; two grandchildren and two
great-grandsons; one brother, Cecil McDowell, Dubuque, Iowa; several
step-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husbands, Viola was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and
Viola F. McDowell Haley
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