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Elizabeth ‘Marie’ Fox

March 30, 1931-Oct. 27, 2012

October 31, 2012
Minot Daily News

Funeral services for Elizabeth "Marie" Fox, 81, of Parshall, will be held at 1 p.m. CDT, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at the Twin Buttes Community Hall, Twin Buttes, with Pastor Marilyn Levine officiating. Burial will follow in the Twin Buttes Congregational Cemetery.

Visitation for Marie will be today, Oct. 31, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. MDT, at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson. Wake services will begin today at 5 p.m. CDT at the Twin Buttes Community Hall.

Marie passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, at Sanford Health in Bismarck.

Elizabeth Marie Smith was born March 30, 1931, in Independence, the daughter of Allen and Emma Grace (Lanceowner) Smith. She grew up and attended school in Elbowoods.

Marie married Lee Fox in 1947 and the couple made their home in the Independence and Elbowoods area. Marie and Lee were blessed with 11 children. In 1970, Marie received her nurse's assistant certificate from the United Tribes Training Center. She also attended school for culinary arts. Marie made her home in the Parshall area on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Reservation. She enjoyed attending powwows, arts, crafts and sewing. Marie had a wonderful sense of humor and she was a very loving and devoted mother.

Marie was a member of the Trinity Ladies Auxiliary of Minot, and a member of the Prairie Chicken Clan. Marie's Hidatsa name is E-dah-ku-bey-wea (Owl Woman). She was a fluent speaker of the Hidatsa language and would share many humorous stories in her first language.

Marie is survived by: her children, Amanda Lee (Don) Fox Winstead, of Louisville, Ky., Lee Fox Jr. (Elaine), of Parshall, Betty (John) Fox Murphy, of Parshall, Sharon (Andrew) Grey, of Waubay, S.D., Lavetta Fox, of New Town, Darrell Fox, of Underwood, Jacqueline (Joe) Many Bears, of Bismarck, Will (Shawn Elan) Fox, of Mobridge, S.D., Palmer Fox. of Parshall, adopted sons, Brooks Good Iron, of Spirit Lake, and Dennis Keahna Jr.. of Tama, Iowa; 27 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Harley Fox; daughter, Luana Fox; grandson, Clayton Fox; granddaughter, Danielle Lowe; four brothers and four sisters.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at (

(Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson)



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