FORT BELKNAP Ruby Mae (Talks Different) Grant, 81, whose Indian name was WiCaxbi-sa (Red Star), died at her home at the Fort Belknap Agency on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006.
Her wake and rosary will be held at the Fort Belknap Red Whip Center today at 7 p. m. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday at Red Whip Center with burial following at the Lodge Pole Cemetery. Ruby was born May 17, 1925, to Ira and Mary (Big Beaver) Talks Different. She attended school at Hays and graduated from St. Paul’s Mission School in 1944. She married Leroy Firemoon, Sr., they later divorced. She married George H. (Bush) Snell Sr. He died in 1960. She later married George C. Grant and he died in 1987. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; children, Douglas Snell Sr. In September 2006, Bernadette Firemoon and Debbie Snell; husbands, George Snell Sr. And George C. Grant; sisters, Louise Wing-Leal, Lillian Fox and Laura Talks Different; brothers, Alvin, John, Ira, Joseph, William (Bobby) Talks Different and Clarence Moreau; and grandson, Douglas Snell Jr. Survivors include her sons, James (Brenda) Firemoon, George “Chub” Snell Jr. Of Fort Belknap and Ted (Berta) Snell Sr. Of Fort Totten, N.D.; daughters, Virginia (Grant) Cochran and Donna (Dean) First Raised of Fort Belknap, Mary Ellen Snell of Bemidji, Minn., and Arleta (Gerald) Iron Shield of Porcupine, N.D.; 44 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Irene (Lindy) Doney of Hays; brothers, Alvin (Peggy) Talks Different and Mike (Mary) Talks Different of Fort Belknap, and Sherman (Kathy) Talks Different of Hays. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.