BARBARA SOUTHWICK-PYLE, a resident of Holiday Island, was born October 29, 1931, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a daughter of Clifford Alden and Florence Palma (Hakala) Schoonover. She died Tuesday, June 2, 2004 in Eureka Springs, at the age of 72.
Mrs. Southwick-Pyle was a bookkeeper at the Crescent Hotel and became manager. She was of the Lutheran faith. She loved antiques, flowers, jewelry, her dog Twinkie, and her cats, Elvira, Morris, and Tittles.
On May 15, 2004, she was united in marriage with Boyd T. Pyle, Sr., who survives her of the home. She is also survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Dave Becking of Florence, S. Dak.; her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Debbie Southwick of South Shore, S. Dak.; a sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Gary Owen of Longmont, Colo.; her brother and sister-in-law, David and Mary Ann Schoonover of Hayti, S. Dak.; two grandsons, Jason Weeks of Sioux Falls, S. Dak. and Jesse Weeks of Watertown, S. Dak.; two granddaughters, Melissa Weeks of Watertown, S. Dak. and Kelley Southwick of South Shore, S. Dak.; several nieces and nephews; many other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 7, 2004, at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Watertown, S. Dak., with Pastor Greg Berkey officiating. Interment was in the Lakeview Cemetery, South Shore, S. Dak. Memorial donations may be made to the Eureka Springs Hospital, 24 Norris, Eureka Springs, AR 72632 or the Good Shepherd Humane Society, P.O. Box 285, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Local arrangements were by Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.