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Erin “Leigh” Hensley

Friday, September 1, 2023
Erin “Leigh” Hensley

Erin “Leigh” Hensley passed away Sunday, August 20, 2023, after her courageous battle with cancer. Leigh Hensley was born December 7, 1981, in Odessa, Texas to Sheila Tom and George Ellison Tom. Leigh moved to South Dakota from Texas at the age of 9 and grew up in Rapid City before attending college at the University of Montana where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. In 2009, she married her husband Tony and they began their beautiful life together. They were blessed with their first child, Hayden Leigh, on Christmas Day, 2011. Leigh instantly fell in love and became the best mother. 2014 welcomed Leigh’s forever baby boy Hugh Anthony. Leigh and her mother-in-law Mary started a successful women-owned property management business together which they sold in 2022 so Leigh could spend quality, priceless time with her loved ones. Leigh was a strong, passionate, beautiful soul that fought with everything she had to spend one more day with her family. When she left this earth, she also left a huge void in those who loved her, and she was loved by many. The family would like to thank the Cancer Care Institute for the amazing compassionate care they gave to Leigh.

She is survived by her husband Tony and their two children, Hayden and Hugh, mother Sheila Tom, brother Grant Tom, in-laws Gene and Mary Hensley, sister-in-law Tennille Baker, brotherin- law Eric Baker, nephews Ellis and Hayes Baker and niece Rosie Baker.

The funeral was held on August 25, 2023, at 11:00 am at Rimrock Church, the burial followed the funeral at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Rapid City. A celebration of life was held from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Diamond Spur Events Center.

Memorial contributions may be made in Leigh’s memory to Love INC of the Black Hills or the Monument Health Cancer Care Institute.