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Gena Blackbird

Gena Blackbird, 37, of Fort Totten, ND, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2022, at her home in Fort Totten, ND.

Gena “Gena Beans” Lee Blackbird was born on May 21, 1982 to Patsy (Bull) Owlboy and Duane Blackbird in Devils Lake, ND.  She attended school at Pierre Indian Center and then back home to Four Winds, where she graduated in 2002.  She had her daughter RayAnn with Jesse McKay III.  She had many jobs in different positions.  She was always an outgoing, happy person and was always willing to help anyone out if they needed it.  She always went the extra step and had love for everyone.  Gena enjoyed long walks, listening to music, visiting, laughing and joking and having fun with friends and family, especially her daughter RayAnn.

Gena is survived by her mother Patsy Owlboy Bull, daughter RayAnn McKay, sisters Meggie (Sheena) Leftbear, Jenny Blackbird, adopted brother Trevor St. John, aunts Sheila, Karen, Susian, Julia, Angie, Mary, Bonnie Bull, Kari Blackbird, Darleen, Jackie, Sandy and Janice Blackbird, uncles Lawrence, Alex, James, Jesse, Bobby Joe, Bobby Lee, Clyde and Derrick Bull, Lormen Owlboy Sr., Jay Jermo, Jerry Blackbird and Todd Belgarde, many cousins, life-long companion Brandon Johnson “BJ”, God children Javen and Jordan St. John, Alex Blackbird, Alvin Blackbird, Bella Blackbird, Clayton Blackbird, granddaughter Sage Blackbird and many other family members.  Sorry if we have forgotten anyone, it was not intentional.

Preceded in death by her father Duane Blackbird, Dewey Blackbird, Ramona Bull, Clayton Bull Sr., Betrice Jeromo, Clayton Blackbird, Clayton Bull Jr., Jerome Black, Johnny Blackbird, RoseAnn Bull, Holly Leftbear and many other family members.  Sorry if we have forgotten anyone, it was not intentional.

Pallbearers: James Bull ~ Andrew Bull ~ Trevor St. John ~ Wilder Christienson ~ Manny Medicinestone ~ Dakota Bull ~ Myan Fox ~ Derrick Bull

Honorary Bearers:  Lisa Burdick, Ann Scott, Tawyna Littlewind, George Green & family, Donna Whitebuffalo, Harry, Chauncey, Hokins, Lydell Jones, Joyce Lemrick & family, Jesse McKay & family and Rusty Iceman.  Sorry if we have forgotten anyone, it was not intentional.


Friends wishing to join the procession from New Rockford to Fort Totten may gather on the St. Jerome’s road, Fort Totten, prior to 4:15PM.

Gena’s Wake will be Monday, March 14, 2022 at 5:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Dakota Baptist Church, Fort Totten, ND.

A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 10:30AM at Dakota Baptist Church, Fort Totten, ND.

Her Burial will be at the St. Jerome’s Catholic Cemetery, Fort Totten, ND in the spring.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Love you Gena you will be missed.

  2. You were always a good friend Gena❤️ Going to miss you 🙏 Fly High Woman❤️

  3. My lovely cousin Gena…ill miss ya..I wish we kept in contact over the years!!! RiP until we meet again

  4. I’m going to miss you…

  5. Gena; I enjoyed the time we worked together and all of the times you hang out at our house!!! We had some fun times; fly High Beautiful!!!

    R.I.P. “ Gena Beans”

  6. Gina I’m gna miss you, sorry I couldn’t make it to your services. It was pretty hard knowing your gone forever. At least your soul is at peace all the pain and hurt is over love you

  7. Rest in peace Gena can’t believe your gone but knowing you are still with us showing your love around us is hard and crazy cause you were my niece and best-friend for everything and always there for me/kids and always showing ♥❤💕💖💛💙 so now Rest In Peace

  8. I never got to meet her but this is Bella Breding. my mother was Jenny but I am now adopted


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