Lawrence Dickens “Larry” Lafferty was born at Eagle Butte IHS to the union of Walter Dickens “Pike” Lafferty and Theresa Ann Rousseau Ducheneaux.
Larry enjoyed his younger days along the Moreau River and on the Cactus flat with his many family members. Larry was a simple man, a self-taught jack of trades, who gained his experience from the many jobs he worked through the years. From ranching on the prairie to operating heavy machinery on a work crew, wrenching on your truck, or when you needed an extra hand branding cattle, Larry was your man.
He learned a love for music from his family; he played the harmonica and guitar. He liked to sing, dance and jam tunes with his uncles and friends. Larry did what he enjoyed most and that was visiting with family and friends, sharing a meal to playing dice and card games, and listening to music. When you were with Larry, you in for fun times and good company.
To those that were close to Larry they knew him as a son, a brother, a nephew, an uncle, a grandson, a husband, a Godfather to his nephews and nieces, an employee, and a friend. He had a genuine warm smile and was always welcoming with a calm sense of kindness. He truly an all-around good guy and most of all he cherished his love and freedom of being a Cowboy.