Marcia White Eagle “Maaishu Mia” was born May 16, 1953, in Stanley, ND. Her parents are Arnold Thomas and Julia (Charging-Mandan) White Eagle. “Maaishu Mia” is a child of the Maxoadia (Dripping Dirt clan) and a member of the Ciicga (Prairie Chicken clan).
Marcia married Robert C. Finley. From this marriage five children were born. They are Judith, Valarion, Lisa, Arnold, and Roberta. Marcia was raised in Independence, North Dakota. Her early childhood days shaped her life through her values she carried them into her adult life that is compassion for people and the willingness to be a good neighbor. She never wanted to see people struggle. She knew what hardship was growing up in Independence. She would help without being asked and she did not look for pay back. In the 1970’s Marcia moved to Mandaree where she resided the rest of her life. Marcia attended Mandaree School up to the 8th grade. Her hobbies are beading and gambling. She enjoyed talking about the simple things in life, spending time with her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Marcia was very supportive of her family, relatives, youth, and the Mandaree Community. She always supported youth activities such as fundraisers, basketball, cross country, and track.
Marcia passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023, at the McKenzie Co. Healthcare, Watford City, ND.
Marcia is survived by her companion of 20 plus years James (Jim) Moberg. Her daughters Judith (Virgil Sr.) Wilkinson, White Shield, ND, Lisa (Walter Sr.) DeVille, and Roberta White Eagle (Wilbur Hunts Along Sr.), both from Mandaree, ND. Grandchildren: Michael (Amanda) DeVille, Thomas (Andrea) DeVille, Jason DeVille, Marea (Hunter) DeVille, Walter DeVille Jr., Molly Wilkinson, Julian Wilkinson, Megan Hunts Along, Wilbur Hunts Along Jr., all from Mandaree, ND and Julia White Eagle, Missouri. Her great grandchildren: Amiah, Kiah, Jasiah, Andre, Grayson (Baby Val), Samira DeVille, Ashtyn Gwin, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews too many to list. Her sisters: Gloria Fast Dog and Veronica Serdahl. Adopted brothers: Morgan Fettig, and Kelly Spotted Bear. Adopted sister: Lyda Bears Tail.
Marcia is preceded in death by her parents: Father Arnold Thomas White Eagle, Mother Julia (Charging-Mandan) White Eagle. Her Sons: Valarion Finley and Arnold Finley. Her Grandsons: Baby DeVille and Virgil Wilkinson Jr. Her sisters: Judith Ann White Eagle, Lavern Charging-Brady, and Ione Mable Charging. Her Brothers: David Charging Jr., Delphus Charging, Harvey Charging, Jerry Charging, Reginald Charging, Sr.
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