Carmen Marie (Marcellais) Ralston, daughter of Clarence J. and Avalon “Happy” (Pulliam) Marcellais was born Aug. 25, 1957, and passed peacefully at home on Thursday, June 25, 2020.

Carmen Marie (Marcellais) Ralston, daughter of Clarence J. and Avalon “Happy” (Pulliam) Marcellais was born Aug. 25, 1957, and passed peacefully at home on Thursday, June 25, 2020. She grew up in Belcourt and graduated from Belcourt High School. She was married on August 8, 1990, to the love of her life, Richard Alan Ralston. They were blessed with a daughter, Angeline Rose Ralston on March 5, 1991. The arrival of their granddaughters Lacey Marie and Lexi Rose Ralston made their life complete. Carmen was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. Carmen loved working as a switchboard operator at Belcourt Hospital. She also worked at REM Company and Sioux Manufacturing. Carmen loved children, especially her nephews and nieces who remember their Auntie by her loving statements: Honey Honey Love Love, Abaen Boogee (Oh my little mischievous one), Moopchi’ Donnie (My little bugger) and Moopchi’ Baby (My little baby). She enjoyed listening to music, especially her cousins Roland Country and crocheting. She loved meals and entertainment at the local casino. She looked forward to watching football with Richard and his uncle Art Schlieve, which was a special time of excitement and laughter. Carmen also enjoyed camping and fishing with her family. Carmen is survived by; her husband, Richard; daughter, Angeline; and her grandchildren, Lacey and Lexi; mother-in-law, Hazel Ralston; six sisters, Cheryl (Marion) Kulas, Holly Marion, Maxine (Otis) (Marion Burrell, Michelle (Marion) Thunderhawk, Clarissa (Marcellais) Sherman and Charlotte Marcellais; three brothers, C.J., Cameron and Cornell Marcellais; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by; her parents, Clarence and Avalon Marcellais; sister, Betty (Marion-Enno) LaVallie; brother, Charles Dean Marcellais; father-in-law, Gerald Ralston; and her godparents, Oliver and Sara Jetty.