VaLois C. Oviatt
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.