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Funeral services will take place on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM (Mountain).

American Legion Hall
Philip, South Dakota

Masonic Cemetery
Philip, South Dakota
A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip.

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In memory of

Alicia McQuirk

of Philip, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital St. Mary's Campus in Rochester at the age of 36

Alicia I. McQuirk was born March 25th, 1978, in Philip, South Dakota, the daughter of Ralph and Julie (Slovek) McQuirk. She grew up and received her education in Philip. During her high school years, Alicia worked at the Philip Nursing Home and in the summer she worked in Wall, South Dakota. After graduating from Philip High School in 1996, Alicia worked as a CNA at several nursing homes in Rapid City, Bella Vista, Clarkson, and Fountain Springs.

Due to illness and hospitalization, she was no longer able to work. She occupied her time crocheting, knitting, making jewelry, playing with her dog Gizmo, and playing dominoes with Grandma Mary.

Survivors include her parents Ralph and Julie McQuirk; one brother Elliot McQuirk; and her maternal grandmother Mary Slovek, all of Philip. A special family friend in Alicia’s life was Jennifer (Elshere) Kennedy of Las Vegas, who lived with Alicia’s family during her high school years.

Alicia was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Carol and Ed McQuirk; her maternal grandfather Frank Slovek; and a cousin Chris Poper.

Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, and one hour preceding the services at the legion hall on Monday.

Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 7, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, with Pastor Gary Wahl officiating.

Interment was at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

A memorial has been established. Cards and memorials may be sent to P.O. Box 582, Philip, SD 57567.

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 11:00 a.m.
American Legion Hall
Philip, South Dakota
Pastor Gary Wahl
Sally Jankord - Pianist
Savannah Swinford - Vocalist
“In The Arms of an Angel”
“Don’t Cry For Me”
“The Dance”
Richard Perez - Shaun Slovek
Casey Slovek - Levi Buchert
Ryan Popper - Kurtis McQuirk
Kash Slovek - Trace O’Connell
All Relatives and Friends In Attendance
Masonic Cemetery
Philip, South Dakota

  • Ralph, Julie, and Elliot, Our hearts go out to you, so sorry for your loss. ~ Ray&Karen Gibson Philip SD (7/1/2014)
  • Dear Julie, Ralph & Family,
    We were so sorry to hear about your loss of Alicia. Our heartfelt thoughts & Prayers are with all of You . Remember the good memories and hold them close.
    Sincerely, Kathy & Jerry
    ~ Kathy & Jerry Noteboom Lead. SD. (7/1/2014)
  • My condolences to Ralph, Julie, and Elliot. Stay strong through the hard time and remember all the good times. ~ Ed Harty Hermosa SD (7/1/2014)
  • Ralph, Julie, Elliot, & Family,
    I am SO Sorry for the loss of AlicIa, she was such a sweet, brave young lady who battled courageously. You all have been in my thoughts & prayers over the past months and I will continue to pray for your strength and healing. Heaven has gained a new Angel who is flying free & without pain. God Bless Alicia & her Family.
    Hugs & Prayers,
    Erica Williams
    ~ Erica Williams Philip, SD (7/1/2014)
  • You're all in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace sweet Alicia ~ Dave & Karen Webb Rapid City, SD (7/1/2014)
  • Ralph, Julie and Elliott,

    Alicia showed so much kindness to everyone she knew. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this impossible time.
    ~ Becca Freeman Vermillion SD (7/1/2014)
  • Julie, Ralph and family,
    My sincere condolences to you. It is so very hard to loose a child and I know that the pain cuts like a knife through your very soul. I pray that you may feel the loving arms of Jesus wrapped around you during this time of loss and through out the griefing process. May God's promise of eternal life sustain you.
    With deepest sympathy Janet
    ~ Janet Lurz Wall (7/1/2014)
  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that has had the opportunity to know this beautiful person. She will be greatly missed. ~ Shaun & Brandie Slovek Black Hawk, SD (7/1/2014)
  • Ralph, Julie and family, Our hearts hurt with yours. Alicia was a precious soul and peace is finally hers! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers today and in the days ahead! ~ Dianne & Dan Hellekson Faith, SD (7/1/2014)
  • Ralph, Julie and family. I was very saddened to hear about your loss. I'm sorry that I didn't know your daughter. Sounds like she was a very special person/friend to everyone who knew her. I will keep you all in my thoughts and I wish you PEACE. ~ cindy escott Box 193, Faith SD (7/1/2014)
  • Dear Julie and Ralph,
    It's never right to have to bury our dear children, you have my deepest sympathy. And though this is for Alicia the great healing, I will pray for both of you and Elliot as you walk this hard journey, that you will be lifted by the love of family and friends until you can carry the load more easily. I know Larry and Johnny are with others sending prayers from heaven too. Love Mary Kay
    ~ Mary Kay Sandal Plainview, SD (7/1/2014)
  • Dear Mary and family,
    I send my deepest sympathy to all of you. My heart aches for you in your sorrow. May God throw His arms of comfort, love and mercy around during this time.
    With love and sympathy, Grace Stovall
    ~ Grace Stovall Gatesville, Texas (7/1/2014)
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this difficult time. ~ Tom and Jane Aasby Rapid City (7/1/2014)
  • Dear Ralph, Julie, Elliot, Mary and family
    We were so sad to hear of Alicia's death. She certainly fought the battle for so many years, and with a very good attitude whenever we saw her. The loss of a grandchild leaves a huge aching hole in your heart, and I cannot imagine the loss of a child. My heart aches for all of you and I pray that the days, weeks, and months ahead are made more possible by the support of all your family and friends and the thoughts of our wonderful Savior. Faith seems to be the one thing that brings a sense of Peace. Love and prayers for better tomorrows.
    ~ Shirley & George Dennis Philip, SD (7/1/2014)
  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you during this difficult time. Hold on too the memories and we will keep you in our prayers. ~ Rudy & Susan Roth Philip (7/1/2014)
  • Dear Julie and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. There are no words that can truly express my deepest sympathy to you. Keeping you in my prayers.
    ~ Rita Anker Murdo (7/1/2014)
  • My love and prayers at this difficult time. Cherish your memories and know that she is an angel that won't be far from your hearts. ~ Joan kirchhevel Rapid City (7/1/2014)
  • So very sorry to learn of Alicia's death. My sincere sympathies to her family and friends. ~ Margo Julius Rapid City (7/1/2014)
  • Julie, Ralph, Elliott, and the rest of the family,
    Our thoughts and prayers have surely been with you all, especially in the past weeks here. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you all. No words can help heal your hearts but just know there are a lot of us out here praying for you. Alicia will be missed by a lot of people who will help you keep her memory alive. May God wrap His loving arms around you and Bless you.
    Kieth and Deb
    ~ Deb Smith Philip (7/1/2014)
  • Julie, Ralph, Elliott and the rest of the family,
    Please accept my deepest sympathies. You are in my prayers.
    ~ Kathy Harris Bowman, ND (7/1/2014)
  • My Deepest Sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord be with you. I worked with Alicia at the Cactus. She was so much fun to work with. Always had a smile. ~ Fawna Geigle Sturgis, SD (7/1/2014)
  • Dear Ralph, Julie, and Elliot,
    There are no words to help ease your pain in the loss of Alicia. She was a very special person to all who knew her and loved her. My heartfelt sympathy is with you all. RIP sweet Alicia. Hugs and prayers.
    ~ Bonnie Fitzgerald Memphis,TN (7/1/2014)
  • We can't imagine what your family is going through. Remember the good times and always keep them in your heart. Alicia's free now. Prayers for all. ~ Jim & Vonnie O'Dea Howes, SD (7/1/2014)
  • Ralph, Julie and family my thoughts are so with you...I dont know your pain losing a child you all are in my thoughts and prayers...Please know I am thinking of you very much

    ~ Julie Elshere Furchner Ft.Pierre (7/1/2014)
  • My deepest condolences to you all. She was a Wonderful person when we were growing up. May god bless you all.
    Valerie (Millage)Myers
    ~ Valerie Myers blunt sd (7/1/2014)
  • Simple words are far to inadequate to express my sympathy for your loss. Please just know we are thinking of you and praying for you.

    ~ Brad Schofield Gillette, WY (7/1/2014)