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Mary "Auntie Maggie" Moxness went to her spiritual home on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at her home in the loving care of her family.

Mary was born on November 28, 1933 to George and Margaret (Lone Dog) Hunt. With the passing of her mother at the age of three, Maggie spent her childhood growing up with her nieces and nephews under the care of her sister Janette and William Longie Sr. and her father George.

Maggie was married to William "Chip" Strait and from this marriage came six beautiful children: Bill Jr., Nancy, Frank, Marty, Michael and John. She then married John Moxness and with this marriage came two more beautiful children: Shane and Shelly. Her husband John left for Heaven on November 23, 1987. Maggie spent the rest of her life with her special friend Dennis. Maggie was a caring mother, grandmother, aunt and friend and will be greatly missed. She enjoyed visiting her grandchildren, children, nieces, nephews and friends. She spent time with friends at the Casino and playing Bingo and fishing.

Welcoming her at the Heavenly door is her parents, sisters Janette Longie, Katherine Hunt, Julia Hunt and Lyda Hunt, brother Louis Hunt, daughter Shelly Moxness, sons John Strait and Michael Jeff Strait, three grandchildren, niece Bernice Juarez and nephews Tim, Willy, George, Lil Dave, Fred and Ricky. Maggie's loving family that survive include her children; Bill Strait, Frank Strait, Marty Strait, Nancy Johnston, Shane Moxness; all her grandchildren including special grandsons William Martin Strait and Garrett Moxness; special niece Genevieve Frances Liberty; nieces Evan White, M. Yvonne Longie; her special canine friend "Christmas" and special friend Dennis.

Auntie Maggie, you are loved and will be missed forever.

Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a time of prayer at 7:00 p.m. Visitation on Friday will be at the Fort Totten Recreation Center from 9:00 a.m. until 11:0 a.m. and Mary will be brought to Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Fort Totten for Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon with burial to follow at St. Jerome's Catholic Cemetery along side her children and husband. There will be fellowship and a meal at the Fort Totten Recreation Center following the burial. Pallbearers will be Shane Moxness, Dennis Desjarlais, Bill Strait, Frank Strait, Tim Demarce and Marty Strait. Honorary Bearers will be all her nieces and nephews and grandchildren.

Posted online on July 27, 2022

Published in Devils Lake Journal