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Arla Beers

Arla Jean Beers, 93, of Delmar and formerly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away May 18, 2023.

Following high school, Arla moved to Cedar Rapids and worked for Northwestern Bell as a switchboard operator for many years.

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Marie Lattimer

Marie Lattimer, 89, of Rapid City, South Dakota, passed away March 6, 2023.

Marie worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company and was on the chosen committee to call all the phone numbers and instruct residents on how to utilize the phone system; also chosen to be one of the operators when President Eisenhower was at his summer White House at the Game Lodge in Custer, SD. She then went into civil service, working at Ellsworth AFB as a telephone operator; and as a switchboard operator for the new base hospital in 1958.

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