10/29/2023 (2814)

Marlys Hiatt (DHS ’71) Passing and Memorial Posting
Face Book postings from Vickie Hiatt LaFontaine (’73) Grafton, ND

 Hiatt, Marlys

Vickie LaFontaine
October 6th
Marlys Hiatt went to her heavenly home at 2:50 pm today, thank you for all your love and kindness during this time

Hello all,
Marlys Hiatt memorial service will be held November 3rd 11anm at apostolic church in Dunseith ND, she will be buried at Ackworth cemetery northwest of Dunseith.

Vickie LaFontaine
September 27th
Hi everyone, what a beautiful fall day, I wanted to take a minute and give an update on Marlys Hiatt, she has been discharged from inpatient rehab hospital and transferred to unity swing bed here in Grafton until Monday, which at that time she will be placed on hospice and will be with me at my home until she goes to her heavenly home. My oldest daughter Trina LaFontaine is getting married this weekend and we also have to go to Bottineau and take care of Marlys Hiatt affairs before Monday, I was feeling stressed, anxious and scared, THEN God spoke to me and said I got this you are my servant all is well, and next thing all fell into place. Thank you, Jesus. Please continue to pray for peace and comfort for Marlys. Anyone wants to visit or call her please you’re all welcome.

Gary  Stokes’ comments
I was so saddened to hear of Marlys’ passing.

I had the pleasure of having a very long 2 hour supper meal,  at the Bottineau bakery, with Marlys this past August. We had a lot of reminiscing to catch up on. She was of a very sound mind, sharp as a tack. Her walking was a bit slow, but she made it.

I actually remember the day she was born. I was 5 years old at the time. Marlys and her Family; Norman, Irene, Jim, Marlys, Vickie and Lorie lived one mile east of our farm, in the Ackworth Community, in the Turtle mountain hills. We had a clear vision of their place from our house too. We were very close neighbors. We knew them all very well.

With our trips back to the area over the years, I would frequently see Marlys working her part time job at the Bottineau Walmart. Her full time job was with the teaching staff of the Dunseith Schools. She graduated from a college in SD with a Social services BS degree. That was her job with the Dunseith schools, for many years too I might add. Marlys was a workaholic. She was always so friendly and nice with all that went thru her check-out line at Walmart. When she finely retired, not that many years ago, she was dearly missed by both the public and staff.