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Eunice Havens

Eunice Havens, age 88, died Thursday, November 9, 2006, at Puyallaup, Washington.  Her memorial service was at 10:30 AM, Friday, December 1st at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church with Rev. Jonathan Boehne and Rev. L. Scott Spiehs officiating.  Burial was in the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Eunice Havens was born Eunice Oswood February 2, 1918, to Torris and Anna (Melgard) Oswood at Langford, South Dakota.  She grew up there and graduated from Wuabay High School in 1936.

On November 25, 1936, Eunice married George Havens.  They lived on a farm near Waubay until 1941, when they joined the war effort.  They moved to Gallup, New Mexico, where Eunice worked as a driver for the Army Air Corps.  In 1942, they moved to Sunland, California, where Eunice worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” for Lockheed.  After the war they returned to South Dakota and continued farming.  They also owned and operated Waubay Concrete Products until 1951, when they moved to Huron.  From 1951 until her retirement in 1983.  Eunice worked for the Model Laundry and Dry Cleaners.

Her many interests included traveling, reading, playing cards, and cooking for her family and friends.  She especially enjoyed the time she was able to spend with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; a daughter, Carol; a great-granddaughter, Jill; a sister, Merlyn Thorness; and a brother, Harold Oswood.

Eunice is survived by two sons, William of Tacoma, Washington and George (Jeri) of Hemet, California; two brothers, John of Wilbur, Washington and Ward of Puyallup, Washington; five grandchildren, Karla (David) Schaaf, Jeff (Tracy) Warkenthien and Paul (Kim) Warkenthien, all of the Sioux Falls area, and Aaron Havens and Travis (Jenn) Havens, all of Hemet, California; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.