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Willey descendants hold reunion

More than 100 people attended the 26th annual reunion of Lloyd and Josephine Willey descendants held in Medora from July 23-25. Six of the couple's 12 children were present including Ruby (Harold) Clemens, Ruth (Vern) Williams, Lloyd (Mavis) Willey, Evelyn (Ed) Steckler, Ernest (Ruth) Willey and Darwin (Theresa) Willey.

Family members came from North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Georgia, and from Kenya, Africa. The reunion was hosted by the Donald and Esther Williams family, Cleveland.

Lloyd Alonzo Willey, son of Alonzo and Eldora (Chesley) Willey, was born Oct. 25, 1898, in Beresford, S.D. He and Josephine Doris Anderson, daughter of Anton and Augusta (Gustavson) Anderson of Windsor, were married Feb. 24, 1923, in Jamestown. They lived for many years in the Ypsilanti area.