Clarice White Cloud
Clarice Lorraine Adams White Cloud, “Winyan Hetkiya Uh” Woman comes to Them, 67, of Fort Kipp died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, at Trinity Hospital in Minot, N.D.
She was born Jan. 5, 1956, in Poplar to Clarence and Loretta Adams. She grew up in Fort Kipp. In 1968, she went to Mormon Replacement in Washington, but graduated from Brockton High School in 1973.
She met Kipp White Cloud in 1972 and married him in 1973. From this union, they had three children: Kim, Doretta Mae and Aj. After graduation, she moved to Williston, N.D., residing there from 1973 to 1979. She then moved back to Fort Kipp where she made her home until her death. She met her lifelong companion, Clyde Perry, in 1996 and they spent the rest of their lives together.
She went to Fort Peck Community College where she completed her criminal justice studies. She worked various jobs from seismograph, construction, juvenile officer and home health care worker.
She was the ultimate Lakers fan, always clapping and yelling at the TV when the refs made a call she disagreed with. She also enjoyed watching the PBR. She was a champion fancy dancer and often talked about getting back into the powwow circle.
She was the kindest, brutally honest person. She was definitely a “boomer.” She enjoyed drinking her iced tea and a good cigarette. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, often opening her home to people going through hard times.
She is survived by her lifelong companion, Clyde Perry; children, Kim Walking Hawk and Aj White Cloud; eight grandchildren; brother, Harold “Buddy” Adams; and sisters, Edith Adams and Claudia Adams.
She was preceded in death by her baby girl, Doretta Mae White Cloud; brother, Leo Walking Eagle Jr.; and sisters, Ella Adams, Linda Lethbridge, Helen Heck and Sandra Shanta.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 13, at the James Black Dog Center in Fort Kipp. Interment was at the Fort Kipp Cemetery.