VaLois C. Oviatt


Oviatte, VaLois_ovalMay 18, 1917 ~ June 16, 2016

VaLois Oviatt, 99, a resident of The Inn on Westport in Sioux Falls, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016.

A memorial service will take place at a later date.

VaLois Clemmens was born May 18, 1917, at Wetmore, KS, the only child of Alvin & Jessie Clemmens. The family moved to Huron where she graduated from Huron High School and attended South Dakota State College.

On June 10, 1938 she married Orin Oviatt. They farmed in the Huron area. After her husband’s death in 1958, she lived in Huron, Castlewood, Arizona City, and Sioux Falls.

VaLois was a homemaker, farm wife, and for 20 years, a secretary for Equitable Life Assurance in Huron. She was a member of the Congregational Church in Huron and the Presbyterian Church in Castlewood.

She is survived by her son, Denny Oviatt of Scottsdale AZ: two daughters, Sharry (Norm) Willard of Yankton SD and Arizona City AZ, and Michele Hansen of Harrisburg SD along with 5 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one grandson, and one great-great granddaughter.

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  • Sheri Rozeboom-Kloes says:

    So sorry for your loss Denny and family. May God shine upon you and comfort you in this time of need.Prayers to you all.

  • AseraCare Hospice says:

    During this time of loss, we at AseraCare Hospice, would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. The nurses and staff at AseraCare thank you for the privilege of being able to serve you during these difficult times. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
    – The AseraCare Hospice Team

  • Karen Schooley says:

    Michele, my sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your Mom. She was a very special person and she has been such a big part of your life, you will certainly miss her. Think of you often, I couldn’t find your mailing address anywhere so had to use this way to contact you. My Mom just celebrated her 96th birthday yesterday, she is doing well and we are so blessed that she is able to be in her own home and take care of herself and is really pretty healthy. May God comfort you in the days ahead.

  • Terra Ching says:

    Please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your Mom. I know how special “Moms” are! You will miss her very much. She has been such an inspiration to you;
    you and your family will all notice the void. I do not have your address, so hope this means
    of contacting you is good. I am doing well. It’s so great to see you at the volleyball games.
    I hope to be seeing you again this year too. Take care and God Bless you.

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