Bill started out working at Sturgis Livestock when he was in high school, as well as breaking and training horses, which he continued to do for his entire life-time.
They moved to Albuquerque, NM, in 2006, to be near their daughter.
Lila served as a PTA officer in both Staten Island and Union Township, NJ, and was an honorary life member of the National Congress of PTA Associations.
at the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis with Pastor Jenene Earl officiating.
Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Bill then attended school in Sturgis where he met his high school sweetheart, Sally Hardy.
Bill and Sally tied the knot on July 29, 1967, in Sturgis.
She received a reward for serving 1800 hours with the RSVP.
In Albuquerque, she coordinated donations by seniors of food, clothing, and school supplies to the Albuquerque Public Schools Title I Homeless Students project.
In 1975, Bill and Sally, along with Seth and Clay, moved to the old Hardy place on Alkali.