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Lee Etta Willier

06/14/2024 - 02/17/2024


Obituary For Lee Etta Willier

Lee Etta Willier, age 89 of Rapid City, SD passed away February 17, 2024, in Rapid City, SD. She was born in Hereford, TX to William Ira Morton and Stella Etta (Guthrie) Morton on June 15, 1934. She grew up and graduated from high school in Hereford, TX. She married Jack L. Willier on December 23, 1951, in Hereford, TX.

She was a homemaker and raised four children while living in Black Hawk, SD where she participated in the: PTA, Ladies Auxiliary, the Black Hawk Church where she was a Sunday School teacher, and the Coffee Club. She loved bowling and traveled to many tournaments. Many times, she spent with lifelong friends that were always there to help and support each other through the years. Once the kids were raised, she and Jack moved back to Hereford, TX where she was a business owner of the Snooty Pig Ceramic Shop.

She and Jack divorced in 1989. She moved to Midland, TX and attended Midland College, while earning a business certification and opened Basin Attorney Services, which she ran for several years. She then traveled to Tallahassee, FL and cared for Kay, her younger sister. She treasured the time spent with Kay and Gordon. She then moved to Abilene, TX to be near her father, Bill and her sister, Bettye. Several years later she moved back to South Dakota to be near family and dear friends.

She became a resident of West Park, where she resided for over 20 years. While at West Park she: organized several activities including: election polling, the Haunted House, and assisted many of the residents with travel to appointments and events. She was honored with a plaque for her volunteer work with the RSVP Program.

She is survived by her four children: Twyla (Terry) Clutter of Midland, TX, Brad (Jackie) Willier of Wheatland, WY, Brent Willier of Tulia, TX, Barry (Kathy) Willier of Rapid City, SD. Numerous nieces, and nephews. Grandchildren: Eric (Brandy) Clutter, Tanya (Scott) Turner, Tyler (Ashley) Clutter, Melissa (Swade) Prewitt, Tasha (Steven) Lambert, Brandy (Brett) Hall, Kevin Willier, Blain (Danielle) Willier, Brett (Cheryl) Willier, Jason Castallano, Jenna Castallano and, Jordan Castallano. Seventeen great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren and special friends, Glennies Smith and family, as well as her neighbors at West Park.

A visitation will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday; February 23, 2024, at Behrens Wilson Funeral Home located at 632 Saint Francis Street, Rapid City SD 57701.

Funeral services will be held on Friday; February 23, 2024, at 2:00 pm at Behrens Wilson Funeral Home located at 632 Saint Francis Street, Rapid City SD 57701.

The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the Monument Health 6th floor doctors and nursing staff for the care and compassion they gave to our mother.


23 Feb

Funeral Service

02:00 PM

Behrens Wilson Funeral Home Rapid City, SD 57701 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 02/28/2024

    We're so sorry to hear of Lee's passing. But just know that she's in a much better place, free of pain and suffering. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family, as they go through this difficult time. - Posted by Darlowe & Laurie Todd on February 20, 2024

  • 02/28/2024

    We love you Nan! We will miss you. You were the best Nan! Luv you bunches! - Posted by Eric and Brandy on February 21, 2024

  • 02/28/2024

    Dear Precious Family, We are so sad to hear of Lee's passing. We treasured her and all of you throughout the years. What a joyous day that will be when we all gather together! We know that LeGrand & Dorthy and so many others are sharing her homecoming now. We are praying for all of you that the Holy Spirit will pour out comfort and blessing on your beautiful family. All Our Love, Gary & Alice - Posted by Gary & Alice Morton on February 21, 2024

  • 02/28/2024

    Lee was a wonderful lady. She had such a great sense of humor and witty . I loved listening to her and Edye her sister go back and forth. She would tell it like it was. I know she was always there for her family and loved all of you very much. I am. Sorry for your loss I know she has many rewards in heaven - Posted by Connie Vaughn on February 22, 2024

  • 02/28/2024

    Nan, your journey with us may have come to an end, but your spirit lives on in our hearts and memories. You have left an indelible mark on a lot of lives, and for that, we are all so eternally grateful. Love you always. ♥️ - Posted by Stormie, Dante, Willow, and Scarlett on February 23, 2024

  • 02/28/2024

    I looked forward to visiting with Lee every Saturday morning as I did her hair. She would tell me stories about her family with such love and pride. There was nothing she was more proud of then her family. She loved you all so very much. Lee was more than a client to me, she was my friend. She genuinely cared about what was going on in my life and was so supportive. She was my friend through good times and hard times. I will miss our visits, her hugs, her stories and laughter. I am grateful I was able to be a small part of her life, and that I got to know what an amazing person she was. She will be missed and she is very loved. I am a better person for knowing her. - Posted by Amber on February 26, 2024

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