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Mary Kay White


June 13, 2018

Mary Kay White, 61, of Fort Belknap passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. A Wake was held on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Fort Belknap Community Center and continued until Friday, June 8, 2018 when a funeral was held at 11:00 a.m .; burial followed at the Pink Church Cemetery. Holland and Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit Mary Kay's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for her family at

Mary Kay was born on October 15, 1956 to Ben "Edgar" and Bernice Johnson in Fort Belknap. She attended school in Harlem and Pierre South Dakota. Later she attended Dull Knife College and Fort Belknap College where she earned an Early Childhood degree. Over the years Mary Kay worked for Headstart, the Fort Belknap Kwik Stop, Tribal Courts and Tribal Law Enforcement as a dispatcher.

Mary Kay enjoyed spending time at the casino, playing bingo and watching television. She also spent her time solving puzzles and crosswords. Her greatest joy was found in spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Mary Kay loved to dance the two step and played an active role on the Milk River Dance Committee. Mary Kay was a fantastic cook and would often cook for others' funerals.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Bernice; brother Douglas Johnson; sister Alberta "Abby" WoodenLegs; uncle George Blackbird; aunts, Margaret Ball, Arlene Sandavol, Angela Denny, Leona Small, Jean Blackbird, Beverly Gardipee and Amy Blackbird Longknife; grandparents, Ella and Manny Blackbird and Ben and Lucy Johnson; and cousin Willy Johnson.

Mary Kay is survived by daughters, Larina (John) and Danielle Walker, Tyla Jo and Diane Johnson and Valeri Striker; sons, Chasyen K. Walker and Pat (Sarah) Ditmar; sisters, Vivian Herschel, Vikki Johnson, Maxine Clifford, Sis Horn, Thea Kirkaldie and Berta Johnson; brothers, Bennie (Judy) Johnson, Stanley (Joan) Johnson, Ival (Danielle) Jackson, Edgar Johnson and Elgin Johnson; 17 grandchildren; one great -grandchild on the way; uncles, Monte Ball and Walter Blackbird; and the Blackbird, Denny, Small, Johnson, HasThePipe, Berry, Horn, Painter, Parker, Wing, SpeakThunder, O'Brien, Mohar and Fitzsimmons families. If anyone was forgotten it was unintentional.



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