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Melinda Marie Whiteman

Melinda Marie Whiteman

July 25, 1988 - February 1, 2024

Melinda Marie Whiteman, 35 of St. Michael ND passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2024 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

There will be a Wake on Friday, February 9, 2024 at the St. Michael's Wellness Center beginning at 4:00 p.m. with a time of prayer and remembrance at 7:00 p.m. The procession to St. Michael will leave on Friday at 3:00 p.m. from City Plaza, Devils Lake.

Funeral Services will be on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael's Wellness Center. Burial will be in the spring at the Owlboy Family Cemetery, rural St. Michael.

Melinda Marie was born on July 25, 1988 at Devils Lake the daughter of Bonita Owlboy and Quentin Bruce Whiteman II. She was raised in St. Michael and attended school in Warwick. She graduated from Warwick High School with the class of 2006. She continue her education at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck with an emphasis on nutrition. She lived for a time in Bismarck and worked at the CHI Hospital there.

During her younger years, Melinda would run around the "Mish" with her sister and cousins, having crazy, wild fun. The kids always enjoyed going to their grandparents house, or Auntie Chapa's place. Living with her sister Delia and Gary in the Pink House was a very special time.

Melinda returned to the Spirit Lake Nation after her time in Bismarck and reconnected with family and friends. She loved spending time with her friends, listening to her favorite music and crusing around. She treasured time she was able to spend with her daughters.

Melinda is survived by her loving family: daughters Nalayna Tikanye and Nariyah Whiteman; mother Bonnie Owlboy; father Quentin Bruce Whiteman II.; grandmothers Lillie Owlboy, Imogene Belgarde, Arlene Belgarde, Joyce Belgarde, Joann Belgarde and Audrey Belgarde; grandpas Kenneth (Flo) Dunn, Philip "Skip: Longie and Larry Belgarde; sisters Marie Owlboy, Deidre (Damon Leader Charge) Whiteman, Shanowa Whiteman; brothers Gary Owlboy, Yamni Whiteman, Quentin Bruce Whiteman III, Qwade Whiteman; daughter/niece Diamond Rae "Princess" and nieces Esmarie, Rowena, Wokiksuya, Aundraya, Audaya, Lucille, LaVina, RaQuell, Aleisha Rose, Leilani; nephews Damon, Cazziah, Avery, Devon, Shawn, Riley, Quentin IV, Elmer Jr., Elmer IV, Dequan and Dustin John; aunties Catalina (Terry Sr.) Herman, Cora Whiteman, Amelia Whiteman Hoffarth, Madonna Whiteman, Annette Pacheco, Carol Whiteman, Donna Whiteman Corbine, Winona Demery, Alfreda Dunn Charboneau, Alberta Dunn, Emerald (Matt) Robertson, Cheryl Belgarde, Leila "Chapa' Owlboy, Lisa "Giz" Owlboy; uncles John Whiteman Sr., Milo Blaine Whitetail Sr., Cornelle (Agnes) Good Thunder, Calvin Dunn, Maynard Dunn, Tayron "Terry" Dunn, Maynard Demery, Willis Whiteman, Jr., Marlon Whiteman, Francis "Koska" Owlboy, Peter Owlboy Sr., Lorman Owlboy Sr., Lonnie Owlboy, Elton Demarce, Jr. Rue; and many cousins.

Those who shall help or guide Melinda onto the other side: sister Delia Whiteman, grandpas, grandmas, aunts, uncles, cousins: Francis Owlboy Sr., Donnie Belgarde, Bugs Thompson, Quentin Whiteman Sr., Emma Dunn, Carolyn Dunn (Willis Sr.) Whiteman, Vivian Dunn Spotted Horse, Dorothy Dunn Whitetail, Rita Dunn Whitetail, Angela Dunn Alberts, Shirley Belgarde, Beatrice Joramo, DeeDee Whitetail, Claudette and Byron Williams, Donna Whitetail, Monica Owlboy, Jami Rose Jetty, Harlen Snell, Emrolyn Whitetail, Rose Whitetail Sherman, Lenny Red Tomahawk, Derrick Red Tomahawk, Peter Belgarde Jr. and Francis "Frenchie" Brown.

Pallbearers will be Gary Owlboy, Lonnie Owlboy, Elton DeMarce, Rob His Chase Jr., Bruce Whiteman III, Dequan Keo, Adam Rue and Avery Azure.

Honorary Pallbearers:

All of Melinda's Dear Cousins: Leila "Chapa: Owlboy, Lisa "Giz" Owlboy, Veda Rue, Kayonna Whiteshield, Glenna Rue, Ray Ray Jerome, Gabe Smith, Bobbie Sue and Shawn Mudgett, Erica Philbrock and kids, Kelli BirdHorse, Wes BirdHorse and sons, Cheryl Belgarde and family, Alene (Austin) Littlewind, Cody Belgarde, Alvin "CJ" Whiteshield, Crystal Thompson and son, Leslie Ann Fassett. Sorry if we forgot anyone during this difficult time.


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