Mary Cecelia (Fox) Doney entered into the comforting arms of our Lord at the age of 79 at Havre’s Northern Montana Hospital following a brief illness.
Mary was born at the Fort Belknap Agency to Andrew “Dutch” and Frances (Ereaux) Fox. She was given the name Wathatau, meaning ‘Growling Bear’ that belonged to her great-great grandmother. Growing up in Dodson, MT she graduated from Harlem High School. In August of 1961 she married the love of her life, Raymond Gregory Doney, Sr.
They started their life together in Seattle, WA. While there, Mary put her beautician career on hold and became employed with Boeing. In 1974 Mary and Raymond decided to move back to Montana to pursue other ventures and be close to family. Mary worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Procurement prior to beginning her 44 year career with the Fort Belknap Indian Community in the Property and Supply department. Mary was a very dedicated and loyal employee as she loved going to work every day.
In Mary’s younger years she was an avid seamstress—sewing her own wardrobe. She loved to socialize and even dabbled in bowling and playing pool.
Mary is survived by her loving husband Raymond of 58 years; daughters Hope Doney and Suzanne Doney; son Raymond (Destinie) Doney, Jr.; grandsons Mitchell McCabe, Aaron Sparks, Kevin Doney, Skyler Speakthunder, Kyle Cochran, Paul Doney and John Doney; granddaughters Melinda Young and Kassee Cochran; great-grandchildren Alexis, Xavier, Xander, Azalea and Mason; brother Joe (Alberta) Fox and sister Sarah (Fox) Kill Eagle; special friends dear to her – Helen Vogel, Vivian Herschel, Verna First Chief and Shawn Drago.
She is preceded in death by her son John Andrew Doney; her parents and sister Rebecca Fox.