Marva Runs Through
Marva Jean Runs Through, “Wamni Xoda Wiya” (Gray Eagle Woman), 70, of Frazer died Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, at Logan Medical Center in Kalispell.
She was born on March 24, 1953, to Wallace and Ruby (Fourstar) Runs Through Sr. in Poplar, the eldest of 10 children. She attended school in Frazer and graduated from Frazer Public school in 1972.
She was home for a year then attended one semester at Brigham Young University - Hawaii, a private college in Laie, Oahu, Hawaii, owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Then, she transferred to Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, another church-owned college for the semester before returning home to her help her parents with raising her younger siblings. She was able to teach and share fundamental lessons as she made her journey through life.
She met Keith Keno Stump at the Wadopana Celebration. From this union, she had her only son, Jonathan Keno Runs Through. Before Jonathan was born, they were making plans to get married. Then, Keith was severely injured in a car accident and she was left on her own to raise their son.
She was a devoted, lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and became active in the church in 1968 at the age of 15. She served two youth missions for the Northern Indian Mission in 1971 and 1972. In the Frazer church because of activeness, she taught in all classes from primary to youth and became a member of the Relief Society. Being involved in church work helped her develop a sense of impenetrable gratitude.
Grandma Gae taught her how to make star quilts by cutting out diamonds and piecing them together in beautiful designs. Later, she learned the strip method