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Maria Dawn White

 

November 1, 2018

Maria Dawn White

September 20, 1987 - October 28, 2018

Maria White , Cante Wast'e Omani Win (Walks with a good heart) passed on to the Spirit World October 28, 2018.

Maria Nicole White was born August 20, 1987 in Devils Lake ND to Lorraine White and the late Lee Fox. She grew up in Fort Totten ND. Maria attended Four Winds Community School from kindergarten to 10th grade. In her younger years Maria was in cheerleading, gifted & talented, and attended the state science fair in Bismarck ND in the 3rd grade. Maria was the oldest of 11 children. She spent most of her time as a child hanging out with all of her girl cousins. In the 8th grade Maria attended Crow Creek boarding school where she graduated.

Maria became a mother at the age of 16 when she became a stay-at-home mom. She loved raising her 7 children more than anything else in the world.

In her early teenage years Maria danced fancy shawl at powwows in the summer. She was a champion fancy dancer taking a place at every powwow. She had many powwow friends and family. Maria was also a sundancer who believed in her traditional ways. Maria loved to travel with her family all over North Dakota and South Dakota.

Maria was a very kind hearted and forgiving person, always making sure people were ok and offering help anywhere it was needed. Anyone who knew her well, knew that she always put other people's needs before her own.

Maria is survived by: children are Havannah Gates, Omar Gates, Cierra Gates, Trent Gates, Kayani Gates, Tyler Rainbow and Julius Rainbow; siblings are Bryan Hall (Jen), Samantha Fox, Tia Fox (Tye), Thomas Fox, Theodore Fox, Mitchell Fox, Anthony Fox, Terrance Fox, Berdina Fox, Emilio Fox, and Christopher Fox; nephews and nieces are Kingston Fox, Jon Fox, Wambli Hall, Jayden Fox, Aaliyah Fox and Zayvin Fox; grandparents Evangeline White, Winona Fox, Sally Cavanaugh, Flo and Spune Dunn, Fred Longie Sr., George Longie, Birdy Fox, Bernice Longie and Yvonne Longie; aunties – White side- Patricia White, Marsha White, Melissa Greybear, Bonnie White (Jon), Wanda Trottier, Janet White, Delorine Smith; aunties – Fox side- Leanne Fox, LaDonna Fox, Lavonne Alberts, Lenore WhiteLightning, Colleen Alberts, Leola White, Alvina Thompson, Beverly LaBelle, Suzie Fox, Karen Skye; uncles – White side- Valentino White Sr., Kelly Brown, Jerrit Longie; uncles – Fox side- Laidman Fox Jr. Roger Alberts, Tyrell Alberts.

Active Pallbearers: Dale Alberts, George Alberts, Kelly Brown, DJ Iceman, Chad Driver, John White, Clifton Greybear, and Whitney White.

Maria is preceded in death with her Dad- Lee Fox, Brother Devin Fox, Grandfathers – Laidman Fox Sr., Elmer White Sr., Buddy Alberts, Grandmother Mae Whiteman, Virginia Wolf, Uncles – Leonard Fox, Elmer White Sr., Aunties – Badean Alberts, Lynn SpottedWolf, Linda Carol Fox, Lavern Fox, Cousins – Jeff Strait, Kyann SpottedWolf, Walter Cavanaugh, Nadean GoodBird, Dion Iceman Sr., Jordan Iceman, Lolita White, DelRay Demarce, Niece Daphne SpottedWolf, Redstar Littlewind, Cousin Daniel Smith and Nephew Carson GoodBird

Honorary Pallbearers: Tioga Whitetail, Doris Desjarlais & Family, Jeff and Mary Demarce, Kathy White, Keeman Wanna, Jill Bergrud, Kaylene Jones, Iramae Snell, Nikki Cavanaugh, Ramone Ironshield, Melissa Desjarlais & Family, Roanna Demarce & Family, Phyllis Dubois & Family, Loretta WhiteBuffalo, John Wells, Margo Azure, Kayla Merrick (WalkingElk), Myra Pearson, Clarice Brownshield, Cora Whiteman, Reba Gates & Family, The Spirit Lake Tribal Council, Gilbertson Funeral Home, Loretta Dubois, Mike Pacheco, Dion Pacheco, Reaba Hegg Mack & Family, Kami White, Amy Longie, All McDonald Family, Lonna & Richard Street, Marty Greywater, Onna Littleghost, Mike & Libby, Robert Cavanaugh, Rendina Lenoir, Cody Fox.

Maria is proceed in death with her Dad- Late Lee Fox, Brother Devin Fox, Grandfathers – Late Laidman Fox Sr., Late Elmer White Sr., Buddy Alberts, Grandmother Mae Whiteman, Virgina Wolf, Uncles – Leonard Fox, Elmer White Sr., Aunties – Badean Alberts, Lynn Spottedwolf, Linda Carol Fox, Lavern Fox, Cousins – Jeff Strait, Kyann Spottedwolf, Walter Cavannaugh, Nadean Goodbird, Dion Iceman Sr., Jordan Iceman, Lolita White, DelRay Demarce, Niece Daphne Spottedwolf, Redstar Littlewind, Cousin Daniel Smith and Nephew Carson GoodBird.

Funeral Services for Maria will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael's Recreation Center. Maria will be laid to rest in St. Michael's Cemetery.

The Wake for Maria will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at St. Michael's Recreation Center beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. The procession to St. Michael will leave at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday from City Plaza.

 

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