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Doris Bellcourt

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April 2, 1923-Aug. 14, 2009

Doris M. Bellcourt, 66, of White Earth, died Friday, August 14, 2009 at her home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

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Doris Marie Jackson was born to Franklin and Hazel (Bellanger) Jackson on April 2, 1923 in White Earth, where she was raised and educated. She moved to Minneapolis, where she raised her children and grandchildren. She also worked as a personal care attendant. Doris married LeRoy Bellcourt in Minneapolis in 1965. She returned to White Earth in 2004.

Doris enjoyed spending time with her grandson, Rafael; working crossword puzzles; playing cards; going to the casino; and spending time with her family.

Surviving Doris are her two sons, LeRoy Bellcourt Jr. of White Earth and Vincent Jackson (Julie Dakota) of Minneapolis; two daughters, Valarie Bellcourt of Minneapolis and Kari Bellcourt of White Earth; 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Jane (Wally) Kubesheveski of St. Paul and Evelyn Papesedora of Minneapolis.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a sister, Violet; a granddaughter, Violet; and two nephews, Joe and Scott Papesedora.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 at the Bellcourt residence, 25680 - 355th St., White Earth. Interment will be in St. Columba Episcopal Cemetery, White Earth. Friends may call from 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17 up until the start of services at the Bellcourt home on Tuesday.

The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family. Memories of Doris may be shared at www.daviddonehower.com.

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