SHARON MARIE BELGARDE CREE-LENIOR
Funeral services for Sharon Marie Belgarde Cree-Lenior, age 55 of Dunseith, were held on Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at the Dunseith Jesus Name Church in Dunseith. Burial was in the Belgarde Family Cemetery of rural Dunseith. Officiating at the service was the Reverend Larry Belgarde. Special music was provided by Velda Belgarde. Casket bearers were her sons, Joseph Davis, Marlin Belgarde, Paul Belgarde, David M. Belgarde, Michael Belgarde Sr., Steven Belgarde, David Belgarde and son-in-law Jeff LaRocque. Honorary bearers were, Leroy, Larry, Curtis, David, Ronald, Gary Jr., Kenny Azure, Verlin Dubois, Clifford Belgarde, Francis, Leslie, Lyle, Alvin and Darwin Belgarde,
Sharon Marie Belgarde Cree-Lenior, a daughter of Roy and Margaret (St. Claire) Belgarde, was born on May 29, 1956 at Belcourt. She attended school at Belcourt and Dunseith. Later she attended Turtle Mountain College. Sharon worked as a cook at several restaurants in Dunseith and Bottineau. On June 20, 1974 she was married to Melvin Cree Sr. at Rolla, ND. Melvin died on December 20, 1996. Sharon worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for several years. She then married Leo Lenior. This marriage later ended.
She enjoyed riding around to visit family and friends. Sharon loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Dunseith Jesus Name Church in Dunseith. Sharon enjoyed going to church. She raised her twin grandsons, David and Steven Cree. She was a foster mother to several children. Sharon enjoyed baking and she made the best Fry Bread and Carmel Rolls. She loved to ride horse when she was young.
She is survived by her daughter, Melanie and her husband Jeff LaRocque of Dunseith; sons, Garret Cree and his wife Cindy, Marlin Cree Paul Cree Michael Cree and his wife Carrie all of Dunseith, Melvin F. Cree Jr. and Patrick Cree both of Green Bay, WI; 30 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers, Leroy Belgarde, Larry and his wife Velda Belgarde Betti Jean and her husband Kenny Azure, Curtis Belgarde, David and his wife Peggy Belgarde Doris and her husband Verlin Dubois, Ronald Belgarde, Gary Belgarde Jr. Kathy Thiefoe; godchild Brittany Belgarde; special uncle, Clifford Belgarde of Jamestown; uncles, Francis, Leslie, Lyle, Alvin and Darwin Belgarde, aunts, Ronette Morin, Rose Mary Bruce and Norma Belgarde
Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; parents, Roy and Margaret; sister, Beverly Parisien; brothers, Gary Belgarde; god mother, Violet Desjarlais and several aunts and uncles.