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April 10, 1931 - September 15, 2021
A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, September 21 at 10:00am at Black Hills National Cemetery.
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Ella Mae Dalton, 90, of Rapid City, SD, passed away on September 15, 2021 at Fountain Springs Healthcare Center in Rapid City, SD.
Ella Mae was born in Rapid City, SD to Albert and Evalaine (Keister) Collins on April 10, 1931. She married the love of her life, Milburn “Dick” Dalton on October 19, 1952 in Rapid City, SD. They spent 59 happy years together before his passing in 2011. They were blessed with two children: Thomas and Dollie. Ella Mae worked hard all her life starting out milking cows on her family’s farm before graduating from Rapid City Central High School. She would go on to work as an accountant for Coca Cola Company before devoting her life to her family as a homemaker. Ella Mae was a devout Christian and instilled the love of Christ in her family through her various charitable donations to children’s food banks and her own personal acts of kindness to anyone in need in her community.
Ella Mae is survived by her beloved grandchildren: Sarah Dalton, Zechariah Dalton, Zebadiah Dalton, and Ida Dalton and her precious great grandchildren: Gilliam, Lenorah, Cordelia, Thomas, Jack, Amber, Perseus, and Elowen.
Ella Mae is preceded in death by her parents Albert and Evalaine (Keister) Collins, sisters Fern Quinn and Daisy Schellenger, brother Albert Collins,
husband, Milburn “Dick” Dalton, son, Thomas Dalton, and daughter, Dollie Dalton.
In lieu of flowers family asks that donations be made to Feeding South Dakota (www.feedingsouthdakota.org or 605-335-0364).