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Beth H. Cass, 86, former Miller resident and teacher in Hand County, died of leukemia in
Carmichael, California, July 14, 1985.

Harriet Elizabeth Provost was born March 16, 1899 in Lake City, Iowa, the only daughter of David A. and Margaret S. (Hummer) Provost.  She spent much of her early childhood on a land claim north of Owanka, South Dakota.

Her early education was provided by her school teacher mother until her teen years when she attended Springfield Normal School.  She graduated in 1922 from South Dakota State College with a degree in home economics.

She met her husband, Daniel E. Cass while both were teaching in Highmore and June 22, 1927 they were married in Huron.  Two children were born to this union, a son, Clyde Provo and a daughter, Carolyn Jean.

Mrs. Cass, an artist, did water color landscapes and taught art classes during much of
her lifetime.

She was active in many organizations in Miller including the Order of the Eastern Star, the American Legion Auxiliary, the First Methodist Ladies Aid, the Women's Club and Garden Club.

She taught in both the Ree Heights and St. Lawrence High Schools and in several Hand
County rural schools.

When her husband, Dan, former Hand County Soil Conservation Representative died in
1965, Mrs. Cass moved to Paradise, California to be near her son and later lived in his
home in Carmichael until the time of her death.

She is survived by her son, Clyde Cass, Carmichael, California, her daughter, Carolyn
McGough, Alexandria, Virginia and six grandchildren, Cheryl, Craig and Caryn Cass,
Sheila Logan and Steven and Jeffrey McGough.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 19, 1985 at Reck Funeral Home with Rev. Joel
Harris officiating.  Burial was in the GAR cemetery.
 
 
H. Elizabeth Provost Cass
1899-1985
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