Death of Ruth Ziolkowski

June 26, 1926 - May 21, 2014
Rapid City, South Dakota | Age 87

Crazy Horse sculptor's widow dies
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CARSON WALKER, The Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Ruth Ziolkowski, who carried on her late husband's dream of honoring Native Americans by carving the massive likeness of warrior Crazy Horse into the Black Hills in South Dakota, has died. She was 87.

Ziolkowski, a soft-spoken visionary, oversaw the ongoing project until she entered hospice care in April, a month after her cancer diagnosis. She died Wednesday night in Rapid City, memorial spokesman Mike Morgan said.

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