After her high school graduation in 1940, she attended the University of Minnesota.
She lived in California from 1942-1945, working at Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach during WWII.
at the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis with Pastor Jenene Earl officiating.
The newlyweds moved to Stoneville, SD, where Bill worked for his father.
Then the young couple moved to work at the 2 Rivers Ranch before moving back to Stoneville.
When he was young, his family moved to the Moreau River area in Perkins County.
He attended school there until they bought a place near Sturgis, SD.
Lila and Bob, who was from Staten Island, NY, were married in Mexico in 1945.