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Funeral services will take place on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Mountain).

American Legion Hall
Philip, South Dakota

A memorial visitation will be held from 6-7 with a wake service at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 11, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip.



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In memory of

Theresa Fortune

of Philip, South Dakota, died on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at her home in Philip at the age of 56

Theresa was born July 17, 1961 in Rapid City, South Dakota and graduated from Rapid City Central High School in 1979. After high school, she entered the workforce in Wyoming and Nebraska with the railroad. She did not push a pen, she swung a hammer.

On March 30, 1990, she married Casey Fortune and spent many years working on the ranch and raising a family – she loved the ranch life. Her children were her pride and joy. She enjoyed all their activities from music concerts, rodeos, basketball and football. She was always excited to see which career paths her children would pursue. Her second love was gardening and battling the grasshoppers and rabbits every year. She also loved talking about the moonlight coyote hunts.

She had a deep affinity for Pactola Lake. She was always looking for partners in crime to go to the lake on her pontoon to hang out at Jenny Gulch and swim. She was a lover of nature. She enjoyed evening walks at the ranch, hiking, rock hunting and cross country skiing. With her love of nature, she enjoyed photographing sunsets, wild animals, horses, cattle and many rodeos.

She had a strong bond for family and friends. She loved visiting with them near and far. Any occasion to have a family gathering filled her heart with happiness and joy. But spending time with her three grandchildren is what made her heart blossom.

Survivors include her husband Casey Fortune; four children Tiekola Fortune and fiancé Randy Marymee of West Point, Nebraska, Toyeala Cuka and her husband Myles of Philip, Trey Fortune and his wife Hannah of Milesville, and Ta’Te Fortune of Philip; three grandchildren Randall Chance “R.C.” Marymee, and Fairlyght and Cinch Fortune; three brothers William C. Rogers and his friend Fran Hengel of Hermosa, Christopher D. Rogers of Edgemont, and Timothy F. Rogers and his wife Christine of Rapid City; two sisters Danielle R. Matson and her husband Eric of Phoenix, Arizona, and Jennifer A. Gabe and her husband Larry of Oregon; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Theresa was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Carole Rogers; and two brothers Gerald and Robert Rogers.

A memorial visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. with a wake service at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 11, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip.

Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 12, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, with Father Gary Oreshoski officiating.

MEMORIAL VISITATION
6-7 with a wake service at 7 p.m.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Rush Funeral Home
Philip, South Dakota

MEMORIAL SERVICE
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.
American Legion Hall
Philip, South Dakota

CLERGY
Father Gary Oreshoski

  • Casey, we are very sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. ~ Wesley Branson Knoxville, TN (8/13/2017)
  • Casey and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Love and Light ~ Chip and Jonna King Philip, SD (8/12/2017)
  • Dear family and loved ones of Theresa,
    She had a beautiful personality that shined wherever she went. Her smile lit up the room. She had such a kind and loving heart. Although I did not know her as a mother and grandmother, I am sure she was awesome.
    Gone too soon, my girl. ~love, Diane
    ~ Diane Walenta Salway Black Hawk, SD (8/12/2017)
  • Casey and family,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Theresa was very proud of her family and was 'truly a Rodeo Mom' with camera in hand taking pictures and having those memories for you to cherish now. Hugs and prayers to you all through this difficult time.
    ~ Jackie Maude Hermosa, SD (8/12/2017)
  • RIP Kola ~ LeeAnn Schumacher Rapid City south dakota (8/11/2017)
  • Casey and family
    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    ~ Phillis (Hajek) Neal 1520 Red Oak Cove, Schertz TX (8/11/2017)
  • Casey and family,
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. May God grant you all strength in the days ahead. You have our prayers.
    ~ Tom and Kamie Carmichael Oakland, NE (8/11/2017)
  • Casey and family,
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. May God grant you all strength in the days ahead. You have our prayers.
    ~ Tom and Kamie Carmichael Oakland, NE (8/11/2017)
  • To Theresa's Family,
    So very sorry to hear of Theresa's passing. We always considered her a part of the family, her and her brothers growing up with our kids. She always had kind words to say, and had a little mischief in her smile. It meant so much to me and my family that Theresa came to my wife's (Jerauldine "Jerry") funeral back in January. With sympathy and prayers for peace to you all.
    ~ Jerome "Jerry" Walenta Rapid City, SD (8/11/2017)
  • Theresa was one of my oldest and dearest friend, we started out being best friends since 4th Grade on, we could always call each other and talk openly and honestly even if it had been a couple years, we just always had that connection. I will truly miss my dear friend. I know this earth has lost a very special person. I know she is with God, as she would always make me walk with her over to the old Mother Butler, and then we went up to the new Mother Butler, through snow, sleet, rain and heat). I have so many memories of the fun we had, walking all over RC,, downtown to the movies,riding horses, riding bikes out to Canyon Lake, up camping at Jenny Gulch and always with her old dog Sapa. To you her family I hope that you all carry on her great spirit for life. Thinking of all you and I know that God will bless each of you. Lisa Walenta Brewer ~ Lisa (Walenta) Brewer Rapid City SD (8/11/2017)
  • Butch & I are thinking of all of you at this very hard time. She always spoke so lovingly & proudly of her kids & grandkids & Casey and all her family. She will sure be missed by all who knew her. See you in the flower meadow dear friend. ~ Butch & Kathy Beach Wall SD (8/10/2017)
  • Out thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Theresa was a great lady. ~ Kristin & Vance Martin & Family Midland, SD (8/10/2017)
  • My heartfelt sympthy to in the loss of there .she and I graduated high school togeather and went on to work on the railroad togeather along with lynett kirkeby. Many good times. We were young and free sports at the time. Ran into her in rapid couple years ago one of her daughters was getting ready to open a salon. Had a good visit of old times and about her openig a salon as that has been my business for the last 27 yrs. Her parents lived by Johnson siding my family has a cabin in silver city so she and I knew the same are well.felt lucky to know her many good times. Prayers to her family. ~ Joan sears Rapid city South Dakota. (8/10/2017)
  • Thoughts and prayers to all of Theresa's family. I got to know Theresa while watching our boys in AAU wrestling. She was so friendly and I always enjoyed her company. I will always remember her smile. God bless, The Smith Family from Lyman ~ Jodi Smith Vivian SD (8/10/2017)
  • Rest in peace Theresa, truly a loving and caring person, fond memories of our High School and railroad days. Deepest condolences and prayers to all the family members. ~ John Enterman Macon, GA (8/9/2017)
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ~ Bonnie Fitzgerald Memphis, TN (8/9/2017)
  • Casey and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my prayers.
    ~ Kathy Harris Bowman, ND (8/9/2017)
  • We are so, so sorry for you loss! We always enjoyed visiting with Teresa. You have many good memories to hold dear. She will be missed by many. The Lord has a greater plan for each of us. You are all in our thoughts & prayers today & in the days to come. Love & Prayers, Roy & Margaret ~ Roy & Margaret Pfeifer Philip (8/9/2017)
  • I'm so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful lady. I got to know Theresa when my girls did rodeo with her family. May God bless your family ~ Vicki Triggs Rapid City, SD (8/9/2017)
  • So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers today and the days to come. ~ Krystl (Anderson) Vermundson Rapid City, SD (8/9/2017)
  • Theresa made us feel welcome from the very first trip to South Dakota. Praying for peace and comfort for the family she left behind. ~ Joe & Brooke Greene Switzerland (from Tennessee) (8/9/2017)
  • To Theresa's Family,
    I'm so sorry for your loss of your dear Theresa. I remember growing up with Theresa...her and my sister Lisa always up to something. She always had an infectious smile and a twinkle in her eye. Sending thoughts of sympathy and love to you all. I hope the happy memories help you through this time. Peace and God Bless.
    ~ Renee (Walenta) Shroyer Rapid City, SD (8/9/2017)
  • I'm sorry and sad to hear about Theresa this morning. I grew up other her from General Beadle Elementary to high school, we were form the same neighborhood. She w as always so full of life and fun to hang out with, never a dull moment with Theresa around. I haven't seen her in a long time, but please know she is in my thoughts as I pray for all her family and friends. GOD Bless✝ ~ Jay Cersosimo Austin, Tx (8/8/2017)
  • Sorry to have lost a great friend thoughts and prayers for the families she will be missed ~ Kim and Todd Barber Rapid city S D (8/8/2017)
  • I am sorry to hear of Theresa's passing. I could always count on a kind word and that ever present twinkle in her eye whenever I saw her. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ~ Ashley Hellekson Philip, SD (8/8/2017)
  • I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. She was always a joy to see at the dances I used to play. R.I.P. Theresa. ~ William Brown Kadoka, SD (8/8/2017)
  • Our entire hunting group always appreciated Theresa'a hospitality and she always made you feel welcome and like family. She will be sorely missed and know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ~ Ronnie Wolfe Morristown, Tennessee (8/8/2017)
  • Was fortunateto to get to know Casey and Theresa and the family during hunting trips to Philip. She was an amazing lady and I will keep the entire family in my thoughts and prayers as you deal with this difficult time. May God Bless. ~ Wayne Oglesby Knoxville, Tennessee (8/8/2017)
  • So sorry for your loss. May God bless you and hold you during this time and always. ~ Egly family Oelrichs, SD (8/8/2017)
  • So sorry for your loss. We feel fortunate to have known Teresa. She always made all from Tennessee welcome when we were out there. We have you guys in our thoughts and prayers. ~ Becky and Terry Wolfe Morristown,TN. (8/8/2017)
  • Sorry for your loss ~ Goober lawless Tennessee (8/8/2017)
  • My thoughts and prayers with Teresa,s family. I always enjoyed our visits. She will be missed ~ Paula Zuccaro Quinn SD (8/8/2017)
  • So sorry for your families loss. May God strengthen you all and give you peace. ~ Jeanni Nixon Gossard New Underwood, SD (8/7/2017)
  • Casey and kids ~ ~ My heart goes out to you all. May you be blessed with the strength to bring you comfort on your great loss. Soar with the eagles my friend. Love and hugs. ~ Kathy McPherson Sturgis (8/7/2017)
  • so sorry for your loss...may God bless you ~ nancy neville philip (8/7/2017)
  • My heartfelt sympathy. I loved Theresa's laugh and smile. ~ Evelyn LoneHill Weston Arizona (8/7/2017)
  • Casey and family you are in our thoughts and prayers ~ Lee and Kathy Baugatz Rapid City (8/7/2017)
  • So sorry for your loss ~ Theresa Fischer Rapid City SD (8/7/2017)
  • I am so sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers ~ Dawn Knight Philippostoffice so dak (8/7/2017)
  • My heart, prayers, sorrow and POWER all go with you in Heaven NOW!!! ~ christopher dale rogers Edgemont, South dakota (8/7/2017)
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May your good memories bring a smile to your face and bring comfort. ~ Debbie Schofield Gillette, Wyoming (8/7/2017)
  • Oh my girl, I wish you peace and love on your next journey. We shared a lot of laughs, a lot of love and a lot fights back in the day. You're a sister of my heart and you were always there when I needed you. God bless you, Theresa, and let that bright light of yours shine. My deepest sympathies to your family. ~ Debbie Carr Deadwood, SD (8/7/2017)
  • Sorry for your lost it was to early for her to go. Prayers ~ Bonnie Moses Nebraska (8/7/2017)
  • So sorry for your loss. ~ Julie Brown Fairmont, Nebraska (8/7/2017)
  • my thoughts and prayers go out to family so very sorry to hear of your loss.she is an angel in heaven smiling down on her family RIP
    ~ Patty Hauk Hot Springs (8/7/2017)
  • Hugs and prayers to you all. ~ Elizabeth Maude Hermosa, SD (8/7/2017)
  • My family sends our love, hugs and prayers to you all. We will miss her and her bright smile. RIP my dear cousin. ~ Shawna Fitzgerald Hayes Liberty, Missouri (8/7/2017)
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ~ Roy and Brenda Lemmon (8/7/2017)
  • Sending prayers to the family. Theresa was a very thoughtful friend. I will never forget how well she supported me through my dad's illness and death. May she rest in peace. ~ Don and Connie Gerard Edgemont, SD (8/7/2017)
  • Sending our thoughts and prayers . ~ Bill & Edna Shorb Hermosa (8/7/2017)
  • In my thoughts and prayers!
    ~ Jennifer Temple Conroy Chadron,Neb. (8/7/2017)
  • We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with the family. ~ Dale & Penny Baumann Quinn, SD (8/7/2017)
  • Cousin Theresa, Still fresh in my mind are the times we had fun as children! You have finished the race, "well done" are the words you will hear at the final judgment. in Jesus name, I pray and give thanks and glory, You are home!! ~ Thomas (tommy) Simpson Chico Cal. (8/7/2017)
  • So sorry about your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ~ Jerry Lowe Rainier ,Washington (8/7/2017)
  • You were one of the kindest persons I've ever known ! Always had a smile on your face !! We've had some pretty good times !! You've got your wings now my friend fly high ! You will never be forgotten !! I'm gonna miss you !! If there's anything I can do please let me know !! Your in our thoughts & Prayers ~ Susan & Jack Philip (8/7/2017)
  • Our thoughts and prayers to the family. ~ Ralph & Cathy Fiedler Sturgis, S. D. (8/7/2017)
  • You are one of the most beautiful people I know...rest in peace, my friend. ~ Christina Zuccaro Midland (8/7/2017)
  • Our sincere sympathies to all of you. We are so very sorry for your loss. ~ Nathan and Brittney Drury Philip (8/6/2017)