Cynthia M. Hunt, 61, of Devils Lake, N.D., died Friday, December 7, 2012 in Devils Lake.
Funeral service will be Saturday, December 15, at 10 a.m. at Tokio Recreation Center, Tokio, N.D., with Fr. Brian
Moen officiating. Drum groups are GXP Singers and Longcloud Singers
Casket bearers are Luke Smith, Leonard Smith, Gabe Shaw, Waylon Smith, Lonnie Smith and Sierra Haagenstad. Honorary bearers are Randi Twostars, Janet Brown, Deanna Lufkins, Caroline Greywind, Michael Belille, Christopher Lovin, and all of her many relatives and friends. If we have missed anyone, we apologize as there is no disrespect intended!
Cynthia Marie Smith-Hunt was born on May 5, 1951, to Simon W. Smith and Sarah Helen Young-Smith. She was seventh in line in a family of ten children. In 1956, she was sent to Wahpeton Indian School in North Dakota where she lived the next eight years until she graduated the eighth grade. From there she went to Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota.
Cynthia met Tony Hunt around 1975, and they married in Reno, Nev., in 1979. They made their home in California where their three children were born. She was a very loving mother who always helped her children. Cynthia worked in Silicon Valley making computer chips. Around 1990, they returned to reside in the Spirit Lake area for a time. Cynthia also lived in Sisseton, S.D., with her best friend Nancy Twostars for a time where she worked at the Dakota Magic Casino. She had lots of family and friends whom she loved there. Cynthia also enjoyed traveling. She did this with her long-time friend Jim Sexton, to many places in the U.S. However she did settle for a time in Springfield, Mo., where her first grandchildren were born. Later she lived in Moorhead, Minn, where she worked in housekeeping for many years while caring for her grandchildren. Cynthia was also an aunt who enjoyed the company for her many nieces and nephews that would visit her. From her many nieces and nephews she also gained many grandchildren whom she always showed love to. She enjoyed brightening there little eyes with simple things like a dollar or a piece of candy from her purse. She would always hug them and let them know they were loved. Cynthia really enjoyed music and will be remembered dancing and singing around her house with headphones on, doing whatever tasks she was doing. She also enjoyed collecting pictures of her loved ones and making collages out of them with funny sayings and pictures from magazines. She had many beloved pets and was known as an animal lover. The past couple of years she resided in the Spirit Lake area. She worked at the Tokio food pantry and also took care of her grandchildren.
She is survived by her two brothers, Calvin and David Smith, both of Tokio; one sister Agnes Haagenstad of Fargo-Moorhead; her ex-husband, Tony Hunt of Fort Totten; two daughters, Starr Hunt and Kara Nauman, both of Devils Lake; her grandchildren, Storm S. Cloud, Corbin Robinson, Caitlin Robinson and Randall Joeseph Nauman Jr. II.
Page 2 of 2 - She was preceded in death by her parents, Simon and Sarah Smith; four brothers, Leonard Dumarce, Michael Smith, Gabriel Smith, and Joseph Smith; two sisters, Florine Smith and Rita Ann Volk; her son, Sergio V. Hunt.
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Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford is in charge of arrangements.