Teresa Carley

of Rapid City, South Dakota, died on Thursday, January 31, 2002
at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City at the age of 88

Teresa Alicia Haley was born the daughter of Bernard and Mary (Knowles) Haley on October 24, 1913 in a log house near Milesville, South Dakota.

She went to elementary school in Milesville, attended Mount Marty High School in Yankton, South Dakota for three years, and then graduated from Cathedral High School in Sioux City, Iowa. Her teaching certificate was earned from Black Hills Teachers College in Spearfish, South Dakota.

Teresa met Merrill P. Carley during her first year of teaching at Dowling, South Dakota. They were married on April 27, 1935 in Rapid City, South Dakota. They farmed and ranched eighteen miles northwest of Philip, South Dakota, during which time Teresa taught in various country schools until they had their children. In September 1963, they moved to Rapid Valley, where they have continued to live.

Teresa was active in various community and civic organizations in Philip and Rapid City. Her faith was very important to her. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and altar society in Philip and Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and altar society in Rapid City. She was a 4-H leader until they moved to Rapid City.

She died during the evening of January 31, 2002, after having suffered a stroke a week earlier.

She is survived by her husband, Merrill of Rapid City; a daughter Merrilyn Schroeder and her husband Dave of Rapid City; a son Philip Carley and his wife Karen of Milesville; grandchildren and their families: Valerie and Brian Petersen and children Matthew and Melanie of Gering, Nebraska, Angelia and David Shields with children Dalton, Emmett, Maurisa, Joesze, and Wyatt of Bayard, Nebraska, Scott and Deanna Schroeder with children Dacia, Nicholas, and Alysa of Omaha, Nebraska, Joe and LaRae Carley with children Brett, Grady, and Joey of Philip, Adam and Randi Dawn with child Adaimia of Goose Creek, South Carolina, Dennis Schroeder of San Diego, California, Dalyn and Rocky East with children Ethan and Braxton of Katy, Texas, Jon Carley of Woonsocket, South Dakota, Andrea Carley of Philip, Abby Carley of Philip. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Joyce Haley of Missoula, Montana and Blanche Haley of Huron, South Dakota; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Teresa was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Cornelia Gardner, three brothers, Bernard, Jack, and Bill Haley.

Mass of Christian Burial for Teresa A. Carley, age 88, of Rapid City, formerly of Philip, will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2002 at Our Lady’s Chapel of Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Rapid City with Msgr. Michael Woester as celebrant and Father Tony Grossenburg as con-celebrant.

Visitation will be held 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2002 at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, on Sunday, February 3, at Our Lady’s Chapel from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a funeral vigil service at 7:00 p.m. and one hour before the services on Monday.

Interment will be 3:00 p.m. Monday, at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

A memorial is established.

Msgr. Michael Woster

Father Tony Grossenburg

Marianne Frein – Organist
Joe Carley & Deanna Schroeder – Vocalists
Angela Weber - Cantor

Pat Haley

Don Kursave - Walter "Bud" Jones

Ron and Sue Johnson

Scott Schroeder - Adam Schroeder
Dennis Schroeder - Brian Petersen
David Shields - Rocky East
Joe Carley - Jon Carley

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

3:00 p.m. Monday, February 4, 2002
Masonic Cemetery - Philip, South Dakota

Service Details

Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 a.m.
Monday, February 4, 2002
Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Rapid City