Elsie M. Huber, 84
Elsie Mary Huber, 84, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on November 15, 2019 in the presence of her daughter at Hospice House, Rapid City, SD.
Elsie (Elizabeth Mary) was born December 25, 1934, in a tent, near Norris, SD, to Philip Larvie, Jr., and Laura Face Darkling.
Elsie was the name she was known by because her little brother, Boots, could not say Elizabeth, but he could say Elsie; the name stuck for the rest of her life. Growing up, she and her brothers had few toys. They collected tumble weeds and kept them tied up, waiting for a windy day, then let go to see who could catch them first. They made elaborate play ranches and string and twigs kept their farm animals in a corral; animals were created from bones collected from the surrounding land. She was the only girl at the time and took great pride in outrunning her brothers.
She grew up near Norris, SD, raised by her grandparents, Philip Larvie, Sr., and Mary Hill Larvie, along with her brother Burton “Boots.” She attended school in Norris, SD and then attended the St. Francis Indian School at age
12. During the school year, she returned to live with her grandmother, and continued school in Norris, SD. At age 17, she married Sage Young. To this union, two boys were born, Bernard Walter in 1950 and Joseph Elson in 1952.
In 1956 she was united in marriage to Donald W. Huber, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. To this union, three children were born, William James in 1956, Donna Marie in 1957, and Torey Mark in 1965. She later moved to Rosebud, SD, living there until her passing.
She worked as a teacher’s aide at Norris School for many years, and then worked for Sinte Gleska College. Her last job was with the St. Francis Indian School. Retirement was at age 62, because she had “things to do” other than a job, and upon retirement did many things, and began sewing and selling recycled denim quilts. She often proudly shared that many of her quilts can be found in Italy, Germany, Austria, Australia, and throughout almost all 50 states. Revenue from her quilt sales let her play bingo, which she loved.
Elsie is survived by her children: William “Bill” (Kenda), Donna, Torey (Kariann); grandsons, TJ, Hunter, Chris, David, Jonathan, Jordan, Jebedia, Torey; granddaughters, Aaron, Bobbie, Randee, and great grandchildren, Ryan, Brandon, Torry, Caylo, Shayla, Braeden, Judah, Bradley, Kaitlyn, Laura, Isabella, Grace, Jakob, Dylan, Savannah, and half brother Wilson Moore.
She was preceded in death by her father, Phillip Larvie, Jr,; mother, Laura Face Darkling; sons, Bernard Young, Joe Young, and husband, Donald Huber; brothers, Wallace Larvie, and Burton Larvie, and half brothers and sisters, Wayne Moore, Sylvia Curley, Yvonne Iron, and Joseph Iron
Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Norris, SD. Burial followed at the St. John Cemetery. Sandoz Chapel of the Pines was in charge of service arrangements