Sally Marshall Talley

Sally Marshall Talley, 89, died peacefully early Tuesday morning, Oct. 22, 2019 in Rapid City, S.D.

She was born May 31, 1930, in Wallace, Idaho to Charles and Ruby (Hart) Marshall. Not long after the birth of her sister, JoAnne, the family returned to the Black Hills of South Dakota, where her parents were born and raised. Sally attended schools in Belle Fourche, Deadwood and Rapid City. She graduated from Rapid City High School in 1948. She enjoyed playing clarinet and the oboe in band, orchestra and marching band.

She married Donald Stone in 1949 and they had their only daughter, Joyce, a few years later.

Talley and her daughter had many years of moving around, with much of it spent in northern California, where she worked as a bookkeeper for a popular restaurant in Berkeley. She later returned to Rapid City and kept the books at Black Hills Glass and Mirror and then years later for Darlene’s Dress Shop.

Talley married John C. Talley, Jr. in 1980 in Keystone, where they lived until his sudden passing in December 2015. Though they were quite different in nature, they found a unique bond and commonality that she fondly carried with her until her passing.

Talley would say her greatest accomplishment was having her daughter, Joyce. Through the joys and difficulties that life brought them, they remained close. Their love was unconditional and never doubted. She also loved her son-in-law as her own. Talley was especially proud of her three granddaughters and loving them was more important than anything. When her great-grandson, Marshall, was born, he became the sparkle in her eye. Her family was truly her heartbeat. She will be greatly missed as a mother, grandma, sister, aunt and friend.

She is survived by her daughter, Joyce (Leonard) Haney of Rapid City; three granddaughters, Samantha and Joanna Haney, and Elizabeth (Tyler) Highland, all of Rapid City; great-grandson, Marshall Haney of Rapid City; sister, Becky (Larry) Carson of Eaton, Colo.; brother in-law, Bill Olsen of Rapid City; nephews, Mike Olsen of Deadwood and Tim Olsen of Sheridan, Wyo.; cousin, Patty Dewey (Marshall) of  Rapid City; as well as other relatives.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents, Charles and Ruby;  and her sister, JoAnne.

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