Lila and Bob, who was from Staten Island, NY, were married in Mexico in 1945.Lila lived in Sturgis with her parents while Bob was overseas with the Navy Air Corps.When he was young, his family moved to the Moreau River area in Perkins County.He attended school there until they bought a place near Sturgis, SD.The newlyweds moved to Stoneville, SD, where Bill worked for his father.Then the young couple moved to work at the 2 Rivers Ranch before moving back to Stoneville.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.After the family moved back to Sturgis, Bill ranched with his father and worked at Wheeler Lumber and Bridge in Whitewood, SD. In 1985, Bill opened up his welding and repair shop at the family home.
The couple moved to Milford, NJ, in 1972, and then back to Sturgis in 1985, when Bob retired.
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.
After her high school graduation in 1940, she attended the University of Minnesota.
She lived in California from 1942-1945, working at Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach during WWII.
Bill then attended school in Sturgis where he met his high school sweetheart, Sally Hardy.