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Donald Meyers Heltibridle

Donald Meyers Heltibridle

Male 1922 - 1995  (72 years)

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  • Name Donald Meyers Heltibridle  [1, 2, 3
    Born 20 Dec 1922  Uniontown, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Jun 1995  South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I5991  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 31 May 2010 

    Father Lee Garland Heltibridle,   b. 10 Aug 1899, Uniontown, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1981, Adams Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Lula Gertrude Myers,   b. Dec 1897, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1919  Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F2083  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Laetta Helen Fillmore,   b. Spearfish, Lawrence Cnty, SD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Oct 1944  Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Children 
     1. Donald Heltibridle,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Dallas Heltibridle,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Joetta Heltibridle,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Deidra Heltibridle,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Sulaine Heltibridle,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Marie Heltibridle,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Paula Heltibridle,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F2086  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1930 census lists his parents, Lee G, a 30-yr old farmer, and Lula G, 32, and 4 children: Keith J, 9; Donald M, 7; Mona E, 5; and Leon D, 3. Living with them also is Lula's father Edward J. Meyers, 56, a widower. «i» 1930 U.S. Census,«/i» 7th Dist, Westminster, Carroll Cnty, MD (T 626, Roll 872, stamped p. 233).

      Obituary, «i»Rapid City [SD] Daily Journal«/i» (13 June 1995):

      STURGIS - Donald Meyers Heltibridle, 72, Sturgis, died Saturday, June
      10, 1995, at his home as a result of cancer.... Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery near Deadwood....

      Donald M. Heltibridle was born at Uniontown, Md., on Dec. 20, 1922,
      the son of Lee Garland and Lula Gertrude (Meyers) Heltibridle. After graduating from Westminster, Md., High School in 1940, he entered the service in 1942. He received officer's training for the Air Force at Black Hills State College at Spearfish [SD]. After the program was discontinued in the spring of 1944, he was transferred to the 82nd Airborne paratroops and was stationed at Fort Benning, Ga., and Fort Bragg, N.C., until being transferred to Germany in April 1945. He returned to the United States in August 1945 and received his honorable discharge in March 1946.

      He married LaEtta Helen Fillmore of Spearfish on Oct. 11, 1944, at Silver Run, Md. After he was discharged from the service, they lived in Spearfish for a year, then in Whitewood for five years, moving to Deadwood where Don worked as a shift boss for the Homestake Mining Co. at Lead. He was a member of the Homestake Veterans' Association. Don and his wife, LaEtta, owned and operated the Friendship Home Nursing Home in Deadwood from 1968 to 1987. He retired in 1982 and built a home for the family near Galena. The Heltibridles moved to Sturgis in October 1994. He was a member of the First Wesleyan Church of Sturgis.

      Survivors include his wife, LaEtta Heltibridle, Sturgis; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Lynn Heltibridle and Dallas and Pam Heltibridle, all of Sturgis; five daughters and sons-in-law, JoEtta and David Dickert, Lansing, Mich.; Deidra and Larry Larson, Elk River, Minn.; Sulaine and Jan Pedersen, Maple Grove, Minn.; Marie and Gary Middlebrooks, West Monroe, La.; Paula and Barry Jones, Galena; 22 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Robert Heltibridle and Leon Heltibridle, both of Westminster, Md.; a sister, Janet McChesney, Tampa, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews....

  • Sources 
    1. [S358] MD Census 1930, 7-D Westm, Maryland, Carroll Cnty, Westminster, 7th Dist, 1930 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T626, Roll 872, p. 233) (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S351] Gervaise - Ella Myers, Gervaise Dynes-Wolack, "Descendants of Ella M. Myers", (Email report (relying primarily on census data) from ten8ious@msn.com to Wm. C. Snouffer : 19 Nov 2006).

    3. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", Don M. Heltibridle, 13 Jun 1995 (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S281] Social Security|, U.S. Social Security Admin., Social Security Death Index, (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693).

    5. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary".