Maria White, Cante Wast’e Omani Win (Walks with a good heart) passed on to the Spirit World Oct. 28, 2018.
Maria White, Cante Wast’e Omani Win (Walks with a good heart) passed on to the Spirit World Oct. 28, 2018. Funeral Services for Maria will be held on Friday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Recreation Center. Maria will be laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery. The Wake for Maria was held on Thursday, Nov. 1 at St. Michael’s Recreation Center beginning at 5 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. The procession to St. Michael, ND, left at 4 p.m. on Thursday from City Plaza. Maria Nicole White, was born Aug. 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 and 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 seven 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, Havannah Gates, Omar Gates, Cierra Gates, Trent Gates, Kayani Gates, Tyler Rainbow and Julius Rainbow; siblings, 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, 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. 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. Active Pallbearers: Dale Alberts, George Alberts, Kelly Brown, DJ Iceman, Chad Driver, John White, Clifton Greybear and Whitney White. Honorary Pallbearers: Tioga Whitetail, Doris Desjarlais and Family, Jeff and Mary Demarce, Kathy White, Keeman Wanna, Jill Bergrud, Kaylene Jones, Iramae Snell, Nikki Cavanaugh, Ramone Ironshield, Melissa Desjarlais and Family, Roanna Demarce and Family, Phyllis Dubois and Family, Loretta WhiteBuffalo, John Wells, Margo Azure, Kayla Merrick (WalkingElk), Myra Pearson, Clarice Brownshield, Cora Whiteman, Reev a Gates and Family, The Spirit Lake Tribal Council, Gilbertson Funeral Home, Loretta Dubois, Mike Pacheco, Dion Pacheco, Reaba Hegg Mack and Family, Kami White, Amy Longie, All McDonald Family, Lonna and Richard Street, Marty Greywater, Onna Littleghost, Mike and Libby, Robert Cavanaugh, Rendina Lenoir, Cody Fox. A special thank you to the Spirit Lake Fire Department, Spirit Lake Ambulance, Spirit Lake Police Department, Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department and the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Maria is in the care of the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake.