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Dragica Yerkovich Busija, age 91, passed away May 8, 1996 at her home.

Born September 6, 1904 in Gospic Lika Croatia, Yugoslavia, the daughter of Steve and Mary Brklacich Yerkovich. Married Joseph Milkovich in 1921; he died from a mine accident in 1927. Married Matt Biondich in 1928; he also died from a mine accident in 1932. Then married Pete Busio in 1934. He died in 1969. Member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.Member of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America Lodge #388. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, knitting, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survived by her children, Mary and Pat Boyack, Helper; Caroline and Gail Storm, Oswego, Kansas; Matt and Bobbie Biondich, Delta, Colo.; Margaret and Elmer Evans, Sandy; Steve and Bonnie Milkovich, Price; Joe Busio, Helper; Ann and Hugh Jaramillo, Price; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by two infants, Tony and Mary; children, Paul, Millie "Mizi", Pete and George.

Funeral Mass Monday, May 13, 1996, 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper. Friends may call at Mitchell Funeral Home Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Family will also be at Mitchell's Monday, 9-9:40 a.m. prior. Committal services, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper.

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