Category Archives: DN – South Dakota

John Foster

John Dwight Foster, age 97, of rural Chester, South Dakota, passed away on January 5, 2023.

John worked with Qwest Communications at their headquarters in Sioux Falls. John was disappointed when he was forced to resign at age 88 when Qwest changed ownership.

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Jacqueline A. Duncan

Jacqueline A. Duncan, age 83, of Rapid City, SD, passed away October 18, 2022.

Denise relocated to Tucson, AZ, where she began her career with Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph.

     On June 3, 1966, she married Raymond L. Duncan in Tucson. At the time of their marriage, Ray, also a Mountain Bell employee, served as Director of Civilian Communications at Davis – Monthan AFB.  After stops with Mountain Bell in Wilcox and Globe, AZ, the family moved to Yankton, SD, during a blizzard in November 1969, to be closer to Jacque’s family and live in “God’s Country,” as Ray liked to tell people. Both Jacque and Ray had long careers with Northwestern Bell, retiring after 34 and 42 years, respectively. This could explain why the Duncan’s had 11 telephones in their house.

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