Maxine “Mick” O’Reilly
Maxine “Mick” O’Reilly, age 84 of Murdo, died Monday, August 6, 2012, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Maxine May “Mick” Thorson was born February 11, 1928, at Philip, S.D., the daughter of Joe and Cora (Hovey) Thorson. She grew up on her parents’ farm in the Grindstone area. She graduated from Philip High School in 1945. She received her teaching certificate from Black Hills State in Spearfish and taught rural school in Haakon County for two years.
Mick was united in marriage to Loren O’Reilly on October 1, 1947, in Philip and shortly after they moved to Murdo when Loren started working for the Department of Transportation. They became parents to five children, Kathy, JoAnne, Patty, Brian and Susan. Maxine was employed by the Murdo/Jones County School for 20 years until her retirement in 1990.
She was a member of St. Martin’s Catholic Church and Evening Guild, Book and Thimble Club, and the American Legion Auxiliary, all of Murdo.
Her interests included playing bridge, crafts, and she and Loren enjoyed bus trips to many places.
Survivors include her four daughters, Kathy Oviatt of Denver, Colo., JoAnne Lobdell of Pierre, Patty Sanderson and her husband, Craig, of Sturgis, and Susan Raikas and her husband, George, of Denver; one son, Brian O’Reilly of Murdo; four grandchildren, Rob Gull of Pierre, Kristin O’Reilly of Oklahoma City, Okla., Ryan Sanderson of Ft. Collins, Colo., and Cody Sanderson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother, Corwin “Corky” Thorson and his wife, Zoni, of Philip; two sisters, Mildred Radway of Philip and Janice Parsons and her husband, Bart, of Milesville; five sisters-in-law, Phillis Thorson of Philip, JoAnn Thorson of Philip, Maureen O’Reilly of Billings, Mont., Dolores Hansen of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mary June Penticoff of Murdo; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mick was preceded in death by her husband, Loren O’Reilly in 1997; her parents; two brothers, Leonard and Lauren Thorson; two sons-in-law, Roger Oviatt and Ed Lobdell; and five brothers-in-law, Bob Radway, Francis O’Reilly and his wife, Grace, Jack O’Reilly, Don Hansen and Pete Penticoff; and two sisters-in-law, Marguerite Marshall and her husband, Wayne, and Margo Thorson.
A vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August 9, at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Murdo.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. CDT, Friday, August 10, at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Murdo, with Father Gary Oreshoski as celebrant.
Interment will be at the Murdo Cemetery.
Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com