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Published June 30, 2013, 12:00 AM

Beth Ann Fox

Beth passed on to the spirit world peacefully on June 27, 2013.

Beth Ann Fox was born on Sept. 7, 1955, near the Spirit Lake Nation of which she is an enrolled member. She is the daughter of Maridelia Longie. Her formative years were spent at Fort Totten, ND, where she lived with her mother, sister Mary, grandparents Henry & Agnes Longie, uncles James Littleghost Longie, Eugene Hedine, & other extended family members.

Beth Ann Fox

Beth passed on to the spirit world peacefully on June 27, 2013.

Beth Ann Fox was born on Sept. 7, 1955, near the Spirit Lake Nation of which she is an enrolled member. She is the daughter of Maridelia Longie. Her formative years were spent at Fort Totten, ND, where she lived with her mother, sister Mary, grandparents Henry & Agnes Longie, uncles James Littleghost Longie, Eugene Hedine, & other extended family members.

In 1960, she moved with her family to Fargo, where she attended school at St. Mary’s School & later Shanley High School. She & her best friend/sister, Donna Norquay grew up together and she considered her a member of her family of sisters: Mary T. John (Nonie), Beatrice Kay Salverson, & brother, Gerald H. Graffis (Babe).

She married Ferlon E. Fox, Sr (deceased) and together they had 3 sons, Cletis (Jodi Rogers), Waylon (Linda Bearheart) & Junior (Brittani Roy). She had 4 grandsons, Cletis Jr., Waylon Jr., Phoenix, & Ely born June 15th & her only granddaughter, Brandi Ann. Her family also included her 2 little companions, miniature pinchers Chico & Rosy.

Beth has a warm, compassionate beautiful spirit with a sense of humor & was a mother figure to many. She is much loved and will be missed by her family, friends, & her extended family of Spirit Lake. Her aunt Pauline & cousin Clarice of Spirit Lake offered their support throughout her life as well as the family.

The family wishes to thank all of her medical staff at Sanford Hospital and Kindred Hospital for their care and patience during her illness.

All night wake will be starting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, in First Congregational United Church of Christ, Moorhead, MN. Funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the church. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Fargo. Online guestbook and video tribute at www.wrightfuneral.com.

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