Travis Helmer Kinden

Date of Birth: December 27, 1974 -- December 2, 2011

Travis Helmer Kinden

Travis Helmer Kinden was born December 27, 1974 is Stanley, ND the son of Susan Kinden. He was raised by his grandparents, Helmer “Ham” and Pearl Rose Kinden in New Town where he attended school and received his GED from Fort Berthold Community College. Travis spent several years living in Nashville, Tennessee with his aunt and cousins where he worked for Goodrich, as a mechanic. When Travis returned to North Dakota he was employed at Four Bears Casino in the maintenance department. In 2002 he met the love of his life Cedar Henry. They made their home in New Town and were blessed with four children. He worked in the oil field for various oil companies and was currently employed with Pioneer Drilling as a tool pusher on rig #57. Travis loved his job and all his co-workers. He enjoyed spending time outdoors working, hunting, and fishing. He was a excellent cook who loved to prepare extravagant meals for his family, friends, and co-workers. Every year he raised a big garden so he could can vegetables and make salsa to share. He was a kind and big hearted man who cherished his family and friends and loved to joke around and give everybody a bad time. Travis was the member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in New Town where he was confirmed. Travis died Friday, December 2, 2011 in his home. Blessed be his memory among us.

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Joel Preston Wells "JP" "Good Wolf"

Date of Birth: February 25, 1980 -- Date of Death: December 24, 2011

Joel Preston Wells

Joel Preston Wells, Sr. was born February 25, 1980 in Stanley, North Dakota to Jody Fox Thongphet and Chuck Wells. His Indian name is “Good Wolf.” JP was raised most of his life in the home of his grandparents, Bill and Adele Wells. He loved and was loved by all his aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was the type of person that always wanted to see what was over the next hill. He was known for all the crazy stuff he would do, which his sisters, brothers, and cousins can attest to. When he was in the 4th grade he joined Pee Wee wrestling, he brought home the permission form and asked his dad, “What should my name be?” His Dad said “how about Wahoo Wells?” And JP liked the name. JP wouldn’t complain nor hold a grudge. He always had a smile for family, friends, and strangers. He lived from his heart, it showed for the love of his family and friends. JP attended schools Newell and Sturgis, South Dakota and finished elementary and high school in New Town, North Dakota. Growing up with JP as an older brother, he didn’t always give the correct answers to homework or the best advice, but he taught laughter is the best medicine when you’re going through a hard time. He had a dare devil spirit and always tried to impress someone. Sometimes it didn’t end well. JP loved to play video games, and growing up, Dominick was his partner in crime. JP joined various sports with his cousins Curt and Schad, such as basketball, football, wrestling and boxing. JP had a comical spirit and loved to tease, as well as give nicknames to anyone he came across. JP called his mother Jody often to tell her about the antics of her grandchildren and how his family was doing, but never called to grumble or complain. He made her laugh as he lively told her his latest adventure and without fail at the end of each call he would say, “I love you mom!” His calls meant more to Jody than JP will ever know; what she would give for one more hello. He met his companion, Charmaine Coming Hay, seven years ago and on August 15, 2011. They officially tied the knot with his Uncle Marcus as their witness. They moved their family to Twin Buttes, North Dakota. Within these seven years they had three beautiful children, two daughters, Jacelynn Essence and Angel Nicole, and one son Joel Preston, Jr. Charmaine and JP were soul mates and were always seen together. They even shared glasses, one would wear them while the other would squint and then they would switch. They shared a love and a bond so deep that it endured through thick and thin. JP loved his children very much and was very proud of them. JP enjoyed being in the outdoors and was always up for trying something new such as fishing, beading, and other things. He also enjoyed cooking, indoors and outdoors. JP had a very big heart and had a soft spot for animals. He had love that was contributed from others that he considered his motherly support from his aunty Babe and mother-in-law Christine Coming Hay. JP is survived by his wife Charmaine and children Jacelynn, Angel, and Jr.; his mother Jody Thongphet and Tyroy King; his sisters Maurisa, Wendi, Nicole and Rebekah Wells, Misti, Jamie, JoAnn, and Nancy Thongphet; and his Auntie Babe Wells; and all his cousins, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephew and extended family and loved ones. JP was welcomed home on December 24, 2011 and reunited with his paternal grandparents, Adele (Levings) and William Wells, Sr., his maternal grandparents Donna Nicacio and Kenneth Fox; his aunt Kim Yvette Fox; and his cousins, Carlisle Steven Wells and Remington Miles McAndrews.

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Darrold “Darryl” Hall

Date of Birth: April 8, 1948 -- Date of Death: December 14, 2011

Darrold “Darryl” Hall

Darrold “Darryl” Lee Hall was born April 8, 1948 at Elbowoods to Edward “Pemmican” and Ina (Beauchamp) Hall. He was raised at Elbowoods and Parshall and attended Parshall High School and Flandreau Indian School. He then attended Valley City State, Minot State University and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from the University of Mary. Darryl entered the US Army on January 30, 1968, serving during the Vietnam War until his honorable discharge, January 22, 1970. On June 15, 1970 Darryl was united in marriage with Beverly Stevenson. They made their home in Parshall where they raised their family and worked various trades throughout the years. Most recently he was an inspector for the Fort Berthold Rural Water Department. Darryl was instrumental in the Four Bears Bridge project and with the Memorial Day crosses he would place along the sites of the traffic fatalities on the Reservation. He did this in remembrance as well as to raise awareness to buckle up and drive safe because he cared so much for everyone. He always had a joke and a big smile for everyone. He touched many lives and was known in the Fort Berthold communities and by many people he met throughout the years. Darryl was an active member of the Legion Post 300 Little Shell District, charter member of the Vietnam Veterans of North Dakota and a lifetime member of the VFW. Darrold “Darryl” Lee Hall, 63, Parshall, died Wednesday, December 14, 2011, in a Minot Hospital. Darryl’s family would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your many acts of kindness. Following the gravesite service, all family and friends are cordially invited to return to the American Legion for a time of fellowship

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Pepsi Lawrence

Date of Birth: August 07, 1940 -- Date of Death: December 15, 2011

Pepsi Lawrence

Clarence “Pepsi” Lawrence was born August 7th, 1940 at Old Cheyenne Agency to Clarence and Charlotte (Rousseau) Lawrence. He grew up on his parent’s ranch on the Moreau River near White Horse, South Dakota. He attended the Stephan Mission School where he graduated high school. While attending, Stephan he met the love of his life, Tootsie Johnson. They married on the 25th day of June 1960 at Mandaree, North Dakota. Pepsi and Tootsie set out for Huron South Dakota where he barbered for A & K Barbershop starting their new life together. Being from White Horse, the area called him and his family back home to Timber Lake, South Dakota where Pepsi started his entrepreneur career with his own barbershop. Shortly thereafter Pepsi and Tootsie purchased the Lucky 7 Bar & Grill where he and his wife spent the next 26 years forging years of friendship. Loving golf, the grass green at the Mobridge Country Club brought the couple to purchase the Fireside Supper Club in Mobridge where they remained until they retired in 2005. Pepsi served on various boards in both Timber Lake and Mobridge, South Dakota. He was passionate about the people and the development of the communities in which he lived, including the Fire Department, Timber Lake Ambulance Association, Little Moreau Country Club, Rodeo Association, and the Mobridge Country Club. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Tootsie; 4 children: Debbie (Larry) Wimmer of Mobridge, SD, Kelvin (Patty) of Brandon, SD, David (Jan) of Mobridge, SD, and Staci (Brian) Thompson of Mobridge, SD; 13 grandchildren: Jennifer Dietterle, Courtney and Brooke Wimmer, Megan Lawrence, Jolynn Kraft, Drew Lawrence, Whitney Lawrence, Cameron Lawrence, Currin Lawrence, Hannah Lawrence, Sarah Lawrence, Nathan Lawrence, Lauren Thompson; and 4 great-grandchildren: Lennox, Rocklyn, Rozlyn and Cruz. His Mother, Charlotte Lawrence of White Horse; 6 brothers: Justin (Jenny), Roger (Mona), Paul (Jolene), Richard (Lisa) Arlyn (Cheryl), Marty (Monica); and one sister, Pat Lawrence and Jody. He was preceded by his Dad, Clarence Lawrence; his father- and mother-in-law Melvin and Eloise Johnson; his brothers-in-law, Myron Johnson, Bernie Johnson, Jarrett Johnson; and one sister-in- law, Betty Lawrence.

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Michael Lincoln Sr. Bear that Walks on Water “Naxbici Miri-Gua Niidish”

Date of Birth: November 15, 1936 -- Date of Death: November 23, 2011

Michael Lincoln Sr

Mike Lincoln Sr. was born with a twin sister “Patricia Pauline” on November 15, 1936 in Elbowoods, ND, he was a member of the Three Clan and was raised in Red Butte. Mike married Victoria M. Fox-Morsette on May 4, 1955 from this union they had 9 children, 39 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren. Mike loved being with his family. Mike served with the US Navy. Mike had various jobs such as maintenance with the Twin Buttes School, the Four Bears Casino, and at the Mandaree School, he was also a Heavy Equipment Operator with the Twin Buttes Roads Department, and a Bus Driver with Twin Buttes School. He was Twin Buttes Community Chairman for 25 years, among his many projects with his cousin Reba Walker they began the KMHA Radio Station. He also served on the Twin Buttes School Board. Mike was in the movie Little Big Man as a Ree Scout. Mike enjoyed doing many things in life, building bird houses, breaking horses, working on cars, making star quilt designs, playing bingo, and you could always find him at the casino. Mike enjoyed having a few drinks with his friends. Mike also enjoyed hunting with his sons and grandsons. Mike also loved to tell stories. Mike is survived by his children: Phyllis (Jay) Steen of Twin Buttes, ND, Michaela (Allen) Bacon, Corrine Lincoln both of Parshall, ND, Janice (Jay) Davis, Deigh Lincoln, Robert Lincoln Sr. all of New Town, ND, Monte (Denise) Lincoln, Coty Lincoln both of Mandaree, ND, Step-Sister Marie Fox, White Shield, ND, Two Aunts: Rita Black Hawk and Geraldine Van Dyke of Mandaree, ND, his beloved Granddaughter “Grandma Miss Twiggs” and God Children: Marlene Mossett, Darnell Sorenson of Twin Buttes, ND, and his Adopted Children: Todd McKenzie of Mandaree, ND, Elgin CrowsBreast of New Town, ND, Sherrie Lone Fight of Mandaree, ND, Madonna Swank of Rocky Boy, MT, Sheila Pease of New Town, ND. Mike is preceded in death by his wife Victoria Morsette Lincoln, his parents and Maria (Medicine Stone) Lincoln, maternal grandparents Medicine Stone and Adie (Huber) Medicine Stone, Paternal Grandparents Robert and Eunice (Eaton) Lincoln, Brothers and Sisters Opal, Eleanor, Baby Boy Lincoln, Merle, Angeline, Levi, Samuel Jr., Anna Samuel Belle, Phyllis, Pauline, Audrey, Eunice, Vicky, and Katherine, Children: Micheal Jr., Grandchildren: Anthony Bacon, Victoria Lincoln, Racheal Hale, Norman Crow Flies High Jr., PJ Little Owl, Adrian Rossco Little Owl and Godchild: Stefanie Medicine Stone.

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Karmen Charles Fox I “Crow Tail”

Date of Birth: December 12, 1961 -- Date of Death: December 01, 2011

Karmen Charles Fox I

Karmen Charles Fox I (Crow Tail) was born on December 12th, 1961 in Minot, ND to Thelma Martin and Alvino Fox. Karmen lived a majority of his life in Fort Berthold, White Shield, ND. His family lived in California for a while. He attended White Shield Elementary until 1975. He then moved to Dickinson, ND with his grandfather Frank Fox Jr. and Uncle Mark Fox. Karmen and Mark attended school in Dickinson. He ran for their cross country team. In fact, they took championship in the fall of 1977. Karmen told his kids every time he ran at a meet at home they would play the song “Fox On The Run.” Then they moved to Bismarck and he graduated high school from Century High. Karmen was a very intelligent man and graduated at the top of his class with over 300 students. He was interested in the medical field and was selected to attend INMED at Grand Forks. Soon after, he joined the United States Navy and was stationed in Hawaii for 4 years. He received excellent evaluations for being a navigator on the USS Joseph Strauss (DDG 16)). He returned home to Fort Berthold in May of 1983. During this time he courted and eventually married “the love of his life” Yvette LaCroix in 1984. Shortly after Chance Montel was born they moved to Wahpeton, ND where they attended the North Dakota State School of Science. Karmen was enrolled in the Nursing Program. Karmen and Yvette divorced in 1987 and he moved to California for a short time. After returning to North Dakota, they welcomed their second child. Charlee Lyn to the world in November 1988. Chad Naaman followed in January of 1990. The Fox family moved to Brookings, SD which is when Karmen Charles the 2nd was born. They moved to Bismarck for a short time, then returned to White Shield to live with his mother, after his father passed away. Due to a tragic car accident leaving Karmen disabled, he was unable to work. He became a stay at home dad and attended his daughter’s and sons’ basketball games along with other childhood extracurricular activities. He served on the Parent Advisory Committee for the Little Warrior Head Start and received an outstanding parent award. Karmen was a die hard Vikings fan, no matter how many times they lost. Karmen was very spiritual and traditional at heart. He attended Native American church meetings, sundances and sweats regularly. Karmen and Yvette remarried in 2001. At this time, he worked at the Parshall Resource Center as a Resident Assistant. He also served one term on the White Shield School Board. After their divorce in 2003, he lived in White Shield and watched his children grow to become young adults, and eventually graduate from high school. He also lived with and took care of his mother until her passing in November 2007. Karmen welcomed his first grandchild Cashdyn (Cashman) Montel Dickens. A year and a half later, he welcomed another grandson Creedance (Creed) Dion Fox and two months later he welcomed another grandson, Kingsdyn (The King) Max Dickens. Karmen loved and cherished his grandsons dearly. Money and materialistic things meant nothing to him. He would give the shirt off his back in a second. Someone commented on Facebook that they didn’t know him personally but remember him at a basketball game in Parshall where some kid told him he had nice shoes, so he took them off and gave them to him. This is just one of the many nice gestures Karmen did. He never said anything bad about anyone. He always loved his second mother LuJuanna LaCroix. She was a very special person in his life. He was also a Godfather to Donald Painte Jr., Derrick LaCroix, and Megan Blacksmith. He had a big heart for other people. Karmen entered the spirit world the morning of December 1st, 2011. We find great relief knowing he was greeted by his parents, grandparents, and siblings. Karmen is survived by three sons, Chance Montel (Mariah) of White Shield, Chad Naaman (Cassidy) and Karmen Charles (Amanda) both of New Town, ND, One daughter: Charlee Lyn(Sky Eagle Deer) grandsons: Cashdyn Montel and Kingsdyn Max White Shield, and Creedance Dion of New Town, two Godsons: Donald Painte Jr. and Derrick LaCroix and one Goddaughter: Megan Blacksmith and the Soggy Bottom Boys. He was preceded in death by his parents Alvino and Thelma, his grandparents: Frank and Pauline Fox, one Stepfather: Paul Howling Wolf Sr., three sisters, two brothers, and one child. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

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Kevin Dale Johnson “Coming Winds Before the Storm” Mait A Jehi

Date of Birth: December 20, 1968 -- Date of Death: December 09, 2011

Kevin Dale Johnson

KJ, as he was known to his family and many friends, was born September 20, 1968 at Stanley, ND; a son to Norma Eagle Staples. Kevin spent his early years in Chicago, IL and returned with his family to reside at the family home west of New Town. He attended school at New Town. As a child, Kevin enjoyed bike riding, horseback riding and exploring. He was always one to seek out his relatives and make new friends. Because of his gentle nature, fun loving ways and adventurous spirit, Kevin made many friends throughout his lifetime and was immediately well liked by all who met and knew him. The friends he made, he kept for a life-time. As a young man, Kevin was a Golden Gloves champion, a pow-wow singer, firefighter and loved to play pool. He was also employed in various other jobs in New Town area, where he made many friends. Kevin was a kind hearted and generous man. He was always the first to offer a helping hand to anyone in need, and would give away all he had to help another out. Kevin was raised in the teaching of the church by his Mother and family and never strayed far. He impressed many elders with his knowledge of the scriptures and could recited many by memory. He was a light-hearted young man, always finding joy in life and always ready to lift someone else’s spirit with kind words and encouragement. He loved to tease and joke with his friends and family, and always saw the lighter side of a situation. Even while he lay sick in his hospital bed, KJ was smiling, teasing and reassuring others that he would soon be well. KJ was a young man who loved his mother, his family, his relatives, his friends and most of all his Lord Jesus. His life was a blessing to all who knew him, and a lesson to others to love the Lord and to live your life in the joy of the great love. Kevin is survived by his mother Norma, aka Babe; his companion Kirsten Grady; his sons Adrian (Monica) Johnson, Kevin Johnson Jr., Jyles Grady and Terrance Hale; daughters Tashena White Owl and Mayleana Four Bear. Brothers Lloyd (LaDonna) Johnson, Denby (Margret) Johnson, Dove Johnson, Pat (Audrey) Staples, Dan Staples. Sisters Sheila (Tom) Sitting Crow, Becky (Kevin) Overlie and Emmy Staples. By his grandmother Iva Bear and his loving grandchildren Mya, Quentin, Adriene. Goddaughter Roxanna Morsette. Special neice Lynette (David) BirdsBill. He is preceded in the spirit world with his grandfathers Gilbert Eagle, Donald Good Bird and Lloyd Fox. Brothers; Donald “Boy” Mann and David Mann, sisters; Iva Mann and Carmen Price.

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Dennis Richard Burr Charging Bull (ghe benahgudiish)

Date of Birth: November 15, 1939 -- Date of Death: November 26, 2011

Dennis Burr

Dennis Richard Burr “Charging Bull” (ghe benahgudiish) was born in Elbowoods, North Dakota on November 15, 1939 to Gertrude (Jacobs) and Evan Burr, Sr. During his life with us, he was laughing, loving, teasing and welcoming to his family and friends. He never met a stranger and he had an open door policy to his home that never changed. Growing up in Elbowoods, Twin Buttes and Halliday was for him a exciting and fun-filled time. Always a competitive spirit, he became a formidable opponent in basketball, golf, pool, pinochle, bowling or any game he took part in. If you were his partner or on his team and you were goofing up, you got a sound tongue lashing and reminders that could go on whenever you saw him again, maybe for years. After high school graduation from Halliday, he attended UND but wound up joining the Air Force. He served for 12 years and was honorably discharged. He spent many of the following years in government service with the Indian Health Service and tribal government. Over these years, his outstanding athletic achievements included winning the 1974 and 1975 U.S. Indian Open golf tournament, championship in several BIA bowling tournaments, all Air Force most valuable softball player and championship in pool tournament. As a result of his service in the Air Force and time in government service, he traveled this country and the world which included duty in Viet Nam, Okinawa, Taiwan and many other countries where he wasn’t suppose to be. These experiences gave him a compassionate view of people and events that lasted the rest of his days. Dennis leaves behind his daughter, Kandi (Brandon); sons, Thomas (Carole), Robert (Amalia), Russell and Wayne Burr; his grandchildren include Josh, Bridget, Chase, Brandon, Sierra and Kaylyn, Adriana and Sonia; great-granddaughter Lilah; four brothers, Evan Jr. (Joy), Larry (Rita), Lonnie (Lauretta), Tracy (Gilda); sisters, Marlene (Mike) Ward and Deb (Jim) Wilson. From all his siblings, he became an uncle of 37 nieces and nephews and 58 great nieces and nephews. His beloved sidekick, Kristi. He had to leave us but he is now with his wife, Joyce, his parents (Evan and Gertie), his son Dennis Jr., his daughter Patty Kay Little Soldier; niece Shannon Burr, nephews Lyle and Darrell Danks, sister Reva and brother Roger. He is safe now…………free from pain and laughing again

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Marvin Lee Enno Sr

Date of Birth : October 6, 1949 -- Date of Death : November 18,2011

Marvin Lee Enno Sr.

Marvin Lee Enno, Sr. was born in Belcourt, North Dakota to Samuel and Stella (Brunelle) Enno on October 6, 1949. He was raised in the Catholic Faith and attended school at St. Ann’s in Belcourt. In his younger years, Marvin traveled and worked in various locations. Upon returning back to Belcourt, he met the love of his life, Jeralyn Poitra. They were united in marriage in Washburn, ND on June 30, 1978. They made their home in Williston for many years and to this union three sons and one daughter were born. Early on, Marvin worked various construction jobs in the Bismarck and Williston areas with Enno Construction, and since the early eighties has been employed by various drilling companies, with Pioneer Drilling being the most recent. He was an accomplished rig hand and had the privilege of working with two of his three sons on the same rig for a number of years. Marvin enjoyed his work in the oil patch and could tell you as he drove down the road, “I drilled that well over there and that one over there,” spoken with pride and accomplishment in his voice. When Marvin wasn’t working and seeing to the needs of his family, he enjoyed playing softball, fishing, hunting, playing bingo, shooting pool in tournaments, repairing vehicles, playing poker, especially Texas hold’em tournaments, or strumming his guitar and making music with his family. His natural, self-taught talent was the knack of “fixing anything.” He enjoyed traveling with his wife Jeralyn and his children to various casinos. He enjoyed watching his kids grow up and attended all of their sports activities over the years. He was really proud of the accomplishments of Marvin, Jr. in Sliver Gloves boxing when he took the national championship and of Jesse in graduating from the NASCAR Technical Institute. He was excited when Aaron took on his love of card playing and could travel with him to many tournaments. He enjoyed watching Lisa play tennis and softball during her school years. His joy in life was his family and his grandchildren, which he called “his babies.” Surrounded by his family and his babies, Marvin passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Williston, North Dakota on Friday, November 18, 2011 after his long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Jeralyn, sons: Marvin (Pamela) Enno, Jr. and their children, Wyatt, Dalton, Blake and Maverick, Aaron (Jessica) Enno, and their children, Alan and Aubrey, Jesse Enno, and daughter Lisa Enno and her son, Camdyn, all of Williston, North Dakota, sisters; Rose(Adri-an) Wright, of Williston, ND, Linda Poitra, of Belcourt, ND, Judy (Gerald) La Fountain, of Belcourt, ND, Wanda Enno, Belcourt, ND, Loretta Herman (and her friend Rick Morrison), of Williston, ND, Sherry Hendrickson, Belcourt, ND, brothers; Robert (Donna) Enno, of Williston, ND, Arden (Barbara) Enno, of Belcourt, ND, Bryan (Serena) Enno, of Belcourt, ND, sisters in-law, Carol Enno, of Belcourt, ND and Lenny Enno, of Fargo, ND, and four step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Stella Enno, two brothers, Ernest (Schwat) and Ronald (Love-Love); three sisters, Donna, Brenda and Carla; nephew, Steve Poitra; niece, Roni Lynn; mother-in-law, Maude Starr; sister-in-law, Virginia Poitra; and brother-in-law, Carmen Reed. He was very loved and will be greatly missed by his family, his friends, and “his babies”! Friends may call at the Fulkerson Funeral Home on Friday from 9 AM until 7 PM. Rosary prayer services will be held at the Funeral Home at 7 PM Friday evening. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.fulkersons.com.

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Linda Meyers

Date of Birth : June 21,1937 -- Date of Death : November 03,2011

Lynda Meyers

Linda L. White Owl was born June 21,1937 in Elbowoods, ND to Simon and Edna (Medicine Crow) White Owl. She was raised and educated in Elbowoods and graduated from high school there. Linda was once married to Felix Meyers. She moved to Minot in 1968, where she since had lived. Linda raised a large family and loved to cook and care for them and she enjoyed her visits with her grandchildren. She also loved to play bingo. She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Minot. Those Who Shared In Linda’s Life Children, Felix P. Meyers, Kenneth Meyers, Gerald Meyers, Emerson Meyers, Mike Meyers, Sharon Spotted Horse, Katherine Cox and Eunice Blankenship; eleven grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Eakin and Josephine Parenteau; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Simon and Edna White Owl; seven children; sister, Mariam White Owl, Mabel White Owl and Jessie Standish; and brother, Richard White Owl.

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Mary White Body (Buffalo Woman) Meda Mia

Date of Birth: November 18, 1923 -- Date of Death: October 22, 2011

Mary White Body

Mary White Body was born in Elbowoods ND in 1923 to John and Mamie (Wells) White Body. Mary was raised in Lucky Mound ND. She attended school in Lucky Mound and Mission School in Elbowoods. She later moved to Sahnish where she began her employment as a childcare giver. Mary was later employed with the Bureau of Indian Affairs where she retired after 20 years of service. She also received a second retirement from the Northrup Corporation with 20 years of service. Mary loved all her family, though she worked 40 years of her life, but she still made time to help with child rearing duties of nieces, nephews, grandsons and granddaughters. When Mary’s sister Violet passed away she took on the responsibility of raising her 7 children as her own whom all referred to her as “Mom.” Though she bore no children of her own, she was a mother to more children than most women. Mary will be remembered and deeply missed by everyone that knew her. She was another definition of love. All who Mary raised would like to thank her for her love patience and care, she was always there for all of us and never complained. Thank You, Grandma, Auntie, Sister, and Mom. Survived by her sisters, Jane White Body-Church, Tena White Body of New Town, ND; brothers; John White Body of Aberdeen, SD, Vernon (Marlene) of Gran-bury, TX. Mary is proceeded in the Spirit world by her parents, John and Mamie, Wayne White Body Sr., Sidney White Body Sr., Timothy White Body-Rozelle; sisters; Violet White Body and Izora.

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Helen Irene Packineau Meyers (Brown Hair) Auxdoxedish

Date of Birth: January 05, 1939 -- Date of Death: November 07, 2011

Helen Irene Meyers

Helen Meyers, better known by family and friends as “Irene,” was born on January 5, 1939 to Guy and Katie “Nagel” Packineau in Elbowoods, ND; she was their ninth child. Irene attended 8 years in grade school at Elbowoods, ND. When the Garrison Dam was built, she attended Garrison high school, New Town high school, and graduated high school in Compton, California in June of 1957. Irene then attended Bismarck State College in Bismarck, ND and Haskell Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas. Irene married Joseph Meyers on September 22, 1959 in Aberdeen, SD. They had four children. Irene worked many years for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Aberdeen, SD, Littleton, CO, Ft. Berthold Agency in New Town, ND, and Billings, MT. In 1984, Irene had surgery in Minneapolis, MN for cancer. She was a cancer survivor for many years. Irene is survived by her Son, Wesley Meyers, New Town, ND; Daughter, Velma Zelmer Bismarck, ND; Sister, Maud Dilley, Henderson, NV; Six Grandchildren: Jesse Baker, New Town, ND, Denver Dean Meyers, Katie Jo Meyers, Eric Stanley, Robert Stanley, Patrick Stanley, and Dylan Zelmer; Seven Great Grandchildren: Marcus Dean Meyers, Monte Dean Meyers, Karley Jae Stanley, Maddox Mariner, Madison Meyers, Sean Stanley, and Mason Meyers; also many Neices, Nephews, and Cousins. Irene was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Monte and Kelly; one grandson, William Joseph Meyers; Mother and Father; six sisters; and one brother.

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Dean David Brim

Date of Birth: September 14, 1964 -- Date of Death: October 19, 2011

Dean David Brim

Dean David Brim was born September 14, 1964 in Minnesota, the son of Victor and Lillian (Spotted Bear) Brim. He grew up and attended school in Twin Buttes and Halliday, North Dakota. As a young boy he moved with his parents to Ft. Worth, Texas where he completed his schooling. On May 18, 1983, Dean married Jocelyn (Julie) Naval in Ft. Worth, Texas. Together they raised two daughters, Laura and Alisha. He later returned to North Dakota and resided in the Twin Buttes area. Dean worked as a mechanic all his life and his career took him to several locations which included Texas, Washington and North Dakota. He loved riding his motorcycle and his custom-made bicycle. He was a very creative with his hands and enjoyed completing many different craft projects. Dean was known to make bow and arrows as well as arrowheads. He was an avid reader and enjoyed a good debate. Dean was very articulated and well versed on any subject you would care to visit about. Spending time with his children and grandchildren brought him great joy. He loved the Badlands, horses and reservation life. Dean was an enrolled member of the three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. He was a member of the Knife Clan. Dean passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2011 near Twin Buttes. Dean is survived by his wife, Julie of Tri-Cities, Washington; two daughters: Laura (Brandon) Dalbeck of Tri-Cities, Washington, and Alisha Brim of Twin Buttes, North Dakota; and two brothers: Albert Brim of Carlsbad, New Mexico, and Casey Brim of Houston, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Lillian; and his maternal grandparents, Justin and Stella (Tail) Spotted Bear.

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