When Are Dunseith Days?
Question from Vickie Metcalfe (’70): Bottineau, ND
I know the annual Dunseith Rodeo were this past weekend, Friday and Saturday, (June 22 & 23)
Annual St. John Days festivities are also this weekend.
Rolla Ragtop will be next weekend.
I was asked by someone, out of the area, when are Dunseith Days?
Hopefully someone will kindly respond.
Dawn Allard (’74) – Recipient of “Employee of the year award”
Posted by Vickie Metcalfe (’70): Bottineau, ND
Hello Gary and friends of Dunseith School,
Congratulations Dawn (Gregory) Allard DHS ’74,
regarding a recent article which is news worthy to all former classmates.
Dawn (Gregory) Allard, former DHS graduate is the head school cook featured in the attached Bottineau Courant clipping.
Last fall I told her, “Dawn, Every time I look at the school menu, it seems you’re cooking food kids actually like to eat.”
Dawn replied “That’s why were here.”
“We are here for the students”.
My thought ,
“Yep Dawn, Right answer!
No matter what kind of stressful day, whenever one has a good meal created by a HAPPY cook it makes a day go much better.”
Thank you for coming in smiling every morning at 4:00 a.m. to create kid friendly meals, and double thanks for greeting each child as someone special.
Congratulations Dawn. Well Deserved.
I remember you so well from the your days and many years too, working at the Bottineau Bowl. My folks ate there evening supper there for many years. Of course dad was often in there many other times during the days too having coffee and visiting with you and his other friends too. He thought the world of you of which he told all too. You guys clicked well. You were one of his drawing cards for going to the Bowl. We will be forever grateful for your friendship and services to our parents. They idolize you. I know you will always remember the burnt toast too.
Shirley McCloud obituary
Posted by Vickie Metcalfe (’70): Bottineau, ND
Gary and friends of Dunseith,
Sincere sympathy to the McCloud family on the passing of Shirley McCloud.
Our class and other DHS classes attended school with many of her McCloud siblings.
I believe, the class of ’70 (Kenny was her younger brother).
I seem to recall homecoming while decorating the class float.
Kenny entertained with his guitar.
Vickie L. Metcalfe
Shirley Yvonne McCloud
June 10, 1940 – June 14, 2018
Shirley Yvonne McCloud, 78 of Devils Lake, ND passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Buxton, ND in the loving care of her daughter Mary and Red River Hospice.
A Memorial Service, Rosary and Scripture Service for Shirley will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Gilbertson Funeral Home Chapel with visitation from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A private burial will be held on Monday, June 25th at St. Mary’s Cemetery, north of Dunseith, ND.
Shirley was born at the family home in Bottineau County on June 10, 1940 to Collin Joseph and Agnes Mable (Houle) McCloud. The second oldest of 17 children, she attended boarding school in Wahpeton, ND and Flandreau, SD, graduating from Flandreau Indian School in 1958. She met her husband to be Phillip “Skip” Longie at Flandreau, eventually marrying in 1960 and making Chicago, IL their home for the next seven years. During this time, two children were born to them, Phillip Duane “Skip Jr.” and Nancy Cheryl. In 1967, Shirley and Skip moved to Devils Lake where a third child, Mary Kay was born. They ended their union in 1972.
Shirley chose to remain in the Devils Lake area to raise her children and spent most of her adult life here apart from two brief stints in the Belcourt and Dunseith areas to care for an aunt and her mother during their declining years.
In 1992, Shirley began a relationship with special companion Edward “Eddie” Larson where they shared a life and brought together two families until Eddie’s passing in 2003. She remained close to Eddie’s children and their families up to the time of her passing.
Shirley had a varied work career with the most tenure at Sioux Manufacturing Corporation, Turtle Mountain Corporation and lastly with Devils Lake Public Schools working at the Central Middle School, where she eventually retired from in May 2017. She also worked part-time at the KC Hall every Tuesday for Taco Night.
Shirley was a hard-working individual who had many friends and was always willing to help anyone that needed a hand. She was always willing to volunteer her time and was one of the cornerstones of her large family, often being the organizer of the large family gatherings. She loved and was especially proud of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren, always interested in their lives and accomplishments. Even close to the end, it was her grandchildren and great grandchildren that would lift her spirits either through pictures, videos or in-person visits. While Shirley will be missed greatly by all she touched, she will be especially missed by her close siblings and her three children.
Shirley’s loving family include her children, Phillip “Skip Jr.” (Cheryl) Longie of Phoenix, AZ, Nancy (Hyllis) Dauphinais of Phoenix, AZ, and Mary (Kevin) Longie-Bailly of Buxton, ND; eight (8) grandchildren: Jonathan (Brittany) Dauphinais, Alyssa (Craig) Longie, Brett Gaspard, Orion (Melissa) Dauphinais, Jordan Longie, Hyllis Dauphinais, Jr., Alexander (Sarah) Rask and Zoya Longie; three (3) great grandchildren: Isabelle Anderson, Quinn Goo and Harper Dauphinais; siblings: Ernest (Sally) McCloud, Peter McCloud, Sylvia Haakenson, Donna (Kenneth) Johnson, Leland McCloud, Clayton (Marilyn) McCloud, Clinton McCloud, Kenneth McCloud, Bonnie McCloud, Dale McCloud, Collin (Germaine) McCloud, Jr., Colleen (Arthur) Cartwright, Byron (Lynn) McCloud, Kevin (Louella) McCloud and Ann (Tom) Cartwright; as well as many nieces & nephews.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her toddler sister Viola, and her special companion Edward Larson.
Blog (72) posted on February 21, 2010