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Services for Vivian L. Mitcheltree, 72, Rapid City, who died Monday, January 4, 1988, at Rapid City Regional Medical Center, were at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 7, at Knollwood Heights Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ken Hairgrove officiating.

Burial was in Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Mrs. Mitcheltree was born March 27, 1915 at St. Lawrence to Grover (Dick) and Christie Magness.  When her mother died she was adopted by her uncle and aunt, James and Mabel (Altenow) Magness.

She graduated from St. Lawrence High School in 1933.  She attended Huron College and Sioux Falls Business College.

She married Ausby Mitcheltree August 19, 1967 at Winner.  They lived in Winner until 1976 when they moved to Rapid City.

She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Winner.  In Rapid City she was a member of the PEO, Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, Minneluzahan Senior Citizens Ceneter and Canyon Lake Senior Citizens Center.

Survivors include her husband, of Rapid City;  one daughter, Mary Ellen (Hartman) Collins of Portland, Oregon;  four sons, Douglas Hartman of Portland, Oregon, Douglas Mitcheltree, Sapulpa, Oklahoma and Al and Jay Mitcheltree, both of Rapid City;  one brother, C.J. Tisdale of Custer; and five grandchildren.

A memorial has been established.
 
 
Vivian L. Magness Hartman Mitcheltree
1915-1988
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