Clifford George Counts Passed away:
From Debbie Poitra Rondeau (77): Dunseith, ND

Dear Gary,
Good morning,
Our prays go out to the family of Clifford George Counts.
Clifford George Counts passed away on May 8,2009. Went to school in Dunseith graduate the year of 1978. He is 48 years old. He is the son of the late Lloyd Sr. & Louise Counts of Dunseith. George is survive by his wife Rochell Jaste Counts. His children are Herbie, Tyrell, Carletta and Carleen Counts all of Dunseith.
His brothers are Lloyd Jr., Clarence “Swede”, and Ernie Counts all of Dunseith, sisters Barbara Counts LaRoque, Louann Counts St. Claire of Dunseith and Joann Counts of Belcourt. George would be my first cousin, his dad and Mom Betty Counts Poitra are brother and sister.
Debbie, Our condolences are with Clifford’s family. Thank you so much for sending this info. Gary
Deb Morinville Harmon (70) update from Bev Morinville Azure (72): Dunseith, ND
Hi everyone, Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to let you all know about Deb…….I feel so much better now that we went to Montana to check on her…. She is doing wonderful. Kenny and her family take geart care of her. She has a way of letting you know what she has to say. She can walk with a cane it is hard to see her like this but knowing Deb she will be up and around. in no time. Diane and Colette
she is looking forward to seeing you and she wanted me to tell everyone thank you so much for all the cards they sure did lift her spirits. Gary thanks for all you do may the Lord bless you.
From Susan Fassett Martin (65): Spearfish SD
Hi all, John and I just returned from a 16 day excursion on the Amtrak Empire Builder and the Lakeshore Limited to NYC (Brooklyn, actually) to visit our son, Josh and his girlfriend Jennie. We had a great time. I want all to know that my son works for a non profit called 826NYC/ Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store. They tutor and mentor kids from 6-18 that are interested in writing. They also do field trips, plus numerous other activities with the kids. Josh just completed a web catalog for the Superhero Supply Store, check it out at www.superherosupplies.com We attended a fundraiser while we were in NY and had a great time. Josh was also a great tour guide for us and took us to see the sights. We went to Ellis Island, Mets game at the new CitiField, Times Square, Brooklyn Museum of Art, went to the 47th floor and ate at the revolving View restaurant in downtown NY, Coney Island, and went to see Brian Dennahy starring in “Desire Under the Elms” We ate and ate and ate and walked and walked and rode the subway. First time in NY for either John or I and we had a great time. On the way home, we had a 5 hr layover in Chicago, so rode the elevator up to the 99th floor of the Sears Tower to see the city. It was a great experience for a small town girl. I am glad to be back home, though. Way too many people in NY.

Cheers, Susan

Message from Marge Longie Wilcox (56): Vancouver, WA
My first years in school were in St. John I lived with my grand parents for awhile, then in 1952 I moved to Dunseith with my mom. my grand parents name was John, Mary rose Langan. My grand-dad worked for Martineau store for many years, and also the catholic church.
Gary thanks for all of the hard work your doing on this blog everyday.

Marge Wilcox

Email address change for Lola Metcalfe Vanorny (68): lrvanorny@nd.gov Dunseith, ND

Hi just to let you know my address at work is now – lrvanorny@nd.gov


Thanks so much– I need my Alumni fix– every morning!!- ha


Thanks for all you do!!–Lola

Lola, it’s been a while since we’ve heard from you. It’s great seeing your name come up on my computer screen again! How are things with you? Gary

Linda Mae Wilson, 44, Dunseith, died Tuesday, May 5, 2009

in a Minot hospital from injuries suffered in an automobile accident April 21, 2009, near Rolla.

She was born April 21, 1965, to Donald Delorme and Mary Rose Fayant in Belcourt. She married Robert Wilson June 17, 2006, in Belcourt.

Survivors: husband; daughter, Angel Enno; sons, Darrin Fayant, Michael Fayant, Adam Fayant; four grandchildren; mother of Belcourt; sisters, Donna Fayant, Dunseith, Alma Morin, Plentywood, Mont., Phyllis Fayant, Grace Fayant, Krystal LaRocque, all Belcourt, Debbie McLeod, Hazen; brother, Leslie Fayant, Belcourt.

Funeral: Today, 10 a.m., St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Belcourt.

Burial: Church cemetery. (Elick Funeral Home, Rolla)

Grace Fayant & Linda Mae are sisters




Roy family photo names provided by Mel Kuhn (70): St. John, ND


Howdy Gary,


At morning coffee with the guys yesterday in St. John these names were put to the Roy family picture. Back row left to right–Karen,Carl,Connie. Front row left to right–Jennifer,Emery,Gary,Val.


Roy Family:
Back: Karen, Carl, Connie
Front: Jennifer, Emery, Gary, Val



Hiatt family Tree – 4 generations from Herman (Victoria & Alice) HIatt
Folks, this is what I have come up with for the Hiatt family tree. Please let me know of any corrections/additions that need to be made. The primary purpose of this tree is to identify those in the Hiatt family and where they fit into the family picture.
I have also attached the Power Point slide of the Hiatt family tree. Gary