Heaven gained an angel early November 30, 2021 when Mavis Marie Medicine Stone (“She Kills” - Mia waadi’heesh, Ishkoochid Daappiish), 71, of Bismarck, ND formerly of Twin Buttes, ND, a genuine member of the Low Cap clan and child of a Knife, journeyed to the spirit world at Augusta Place. Services will be held at 10:00 AM CST on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Twin Buttes New Memorial Hall with Fr. Joseph Evinger officiating. Burial will follow at Medicine Stone II Cemetery, Twin Buttes.
A wake will begin at 5:00 PM CST on Friday, December 3, 2021 at the Twin Buttes New Memorial Hall, Twin Buttes. The family will be processing to the Memorial Hall from Barbot Funeral Home at 3:30 PM CST.
Mavis was born July 6, 1950 at Elbowwoods Hospital. Mavis grew up in the bottomlands until her family had to move up from Elbowwoods to rural Twin Buttes. Mavis loved the country and loved what it had to offer. Mavis went to elementary school in Twin Buttes and attended High school at Marty Indian Mission in Marty SD.
After high school Mavis and her sister moved to Bismarck where she worked as a daycare provider at UTTC. While in Bismarck she met her husband to be Dennis Howling Wolf Sr they were later on married on September 1973 and from this marriage they had two children Mary Ellen who was named after her grandma that she loved Mary Lone fight and her favorite uncle Allen Medicine Stone and Dennis Jr. The light of her life. Mavis was a very devoted mother she loved her children with all her heart.
Mavis eventually moved back to Twin Buttes where she started working at Headstart as an assistant then eventually was the head teacher. Mavis was very dedicated into making sure that all her students understood the basics before going to the BIG school. My mom used to say you can memorize colors and ABC’s but do you know the meaning of them. She always wanted to make sure all her students understood the meaning of things. My mom used to always say you have to LOVE being a teacher because it is a thankless job. But she loved teaching and all her students. Mavis eventually received her A.A from Fort Berthold Community College with a degree in Early childhood Education.
Mavis was also involved with the school board at Twin Buttes School and was also on the Board at Fort Berthold Community College. Mom was a dedicated worker and knew the meaning of hard work and getting an education.
Not only did Mavis work she also took care of her mumma and daddy. She loved her parents but her mom was also her best friend. The boys Calvin and Benny were also around the house to help out.
Mavis always made holidays, birthdays, and any special occasion extra special with her cooking and baking skills. Mom was such an amazing cook. She also made sure you never left hungry at any event especially during Twin Buttes pow-wow she always made sure you were fed.
When anyone needed help with anything like war bonnet dances or pow-wow committees' mom never hesitated to help when asked because that’s how she was raised. “Never refuse” that is what she would say to her children.
Mom knew her ways when her dad, brothers, and son would catch their deer she never hesitated to butcher. She would just say bring it in and start butchering.
Mom loved to read and loved reading to her grandkids. You always got a book from mom for any special occasion.
Mom always had a smile for everyone and a kind word.
Mom loved her children but her grandchildren were extra special to her. That was especially when her grandson Justice Calvin came into her life she raised him like her own since 2002. He was her side kick and they went everywhere together.
Mom was an angel on earth she dedicated her life to her family and cared for anyone that walked into her life.
We her family are honored to have had learned from an amazing woman that showed you what hard work meant and to never forget your ways or your people.
Mavis is Survived by her children Dennis (Jessica) Howling Wolf Jr, Mary Ellen (Clarence) Sun, Vivian Hurkes and Ernie (Christina) Medicine Stone, Brothers: Darcy (Clarice) Medicine Stone, Anthony Rubia, Sisters: Anna Rubia, Marilyn Medicine Stone, and Svea Holen
Nephews: Craig Hurkes, and Terran Jay Medicine Stone, Grandchildren: Sierra Rain Sun, Justice Howling Wolf, Sheridan Paige Sun, Persephone Eastman, Azdon Crowsbreast, Ophelia, Omeara, Olivia and Benny Eugene Howling Wolf, Dallas Reynolds, Breyana Brave Bull, Ernest, Jerrod Jr., Donny, Freddy, and Cedar Diana Mavis Grant, Deltin Arrow, Craig Jr, and Aiden Hurkes, Great-grandchildren Sebastian Isaiah Reynolds, Fallon Hall and Calvin Cedar Sun.
Preceded in death are her parents Ernest and Vivan (Lone Fight) Medicine Stone her brothers Calvin and Benny Medicine Stone and sister Diane Medicine Stone her niece Stephanie Medicine Stone her granddaughter Samantha Hurkes and her great-grandson Tuff Hall. Maternal grandparents Theodore Lone Fight Sr and Mary (Young Bird) Lone Fight paternal grandparents Medicine Stone and Bessie High Eagle. Uncles Allen, Wilfred, John Sr., Stone, Andrew, Eugene, Stephen, Martin, and Michael Medicine Stone, Theodore Jr., Roderick, Matthew, and Frederick Lone Fight, Aunts Virginia Wells, Agnes Holen, Catherine Fredericks, Miriah Lincoln, Clementine Medicine Stone, Agnes Rubia, Martha Hale, Mabel Henry, Katherine Rosario, and Eunice Lone Fight.
Senior pallbearer: Kelly Bradfield
Arrangements are conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.
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