Rosabelle R. Mahoney


(June 29, 1921 - Aug. 16, 2017)

Rosabelle R. Mahoney, 96, of Hulett, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at Spearfish Regional Hospital.

Rosabelle was born June 29, 1921, in Hulett to Millard and Mina Lea (Baker) Ripley. She was raised on the family ranch west of Hulett and graduated from Hulett High School in 1940. Rosabelle attended college in Denver and Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota.

She joined the Women’s Army Corp in July 1943. Rosabelle married W.K. Mahoney on Dec. 1, 1943, in Gulfport, Mississippi. She was a librarian at the Powell library and Northwest College for many years. The couple retired in 1981 and moved to Hulett.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Rosabelle is survived by two sons; Mitch Mahoney and William Mahoney, one daughter, Michele Speck, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 8, at Black Hills National Cemetery.

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