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George S. Lyons


George S. Lyons, 70 of Rapid City, died Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Marietta, Ohio.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church in Rapid City. Inurnment follows at the Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.

George was born in Saratoga, Wyo., and was raised in Pine Bluffs, Wyo. He graduated from Pine Bluffs High School in 1964.

George and Sandra (Smith) were married in 1967. Together, they raised two sons.

George worked his entire career in service to rural electrification, having worked for Wyrulec in Lingle, Wyo., Wheatbelt Public Power District in Sidney and Polk County Rural Public Power District in Stromsburg, from which he retired in 2012. 

Following retirement, George and Sandra moved to Rapid City to be close to their son and family. George was a devoted grandfather and truly enjoyed his time with family.

After moving to Rapid City, George accomplished his goal of becoming a Rotarian. He was an active member of Rushmore Rotary Morning Club. He spent some time as a C.A.S.A. volunteer.

George belonged to First United Methodist Church and was serving on the newly created leadership council at the time of his death.

He was a member of Stromsburg Lodge No. 126 A.F. and A.M.

He was preceded by parents, B. E. Lyons and Lucille Lyons; sister, Winifred Schell, and his son Brent Lyons.

He is survived by wife, Sandra of Rapid City; Son, Robb of Mountain View, Calif .; Daughter-in-law Autumn Lyons and grandchildren Cyrus and Mallory, all of Sturgis; Brothers Chuck (Marietta) Lyons, And Bob (Diane) Lyons, all of Pine Bluffs, Wyo .; Brothers-in-law Don (Norene) Schell of Sacramento, Calif. and Roger Smith of Niagara Falls, NY; He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as a great-great niece and four great-great nephews and several cousins of his generation.

He will always be remembered for his wit and keen sense of humor, and will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have known him.

In lieu of flowers, the family has designated a memorial to the Rushmore Rotary morning club.

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