Alexandria Dawn Nation, 32, of Tulalip, WA met with the Great Creator on Sunday, July 21, 2019 to start her journey home. Alex was born in Poplar, MT to Felicia “Sugar” Jones and Lowell “Stinker” Nation on November 12, 1986 at the Poplar Community Hospital.
Alex enjoyed listening to music, going to powwows, camping, fishing, beading, drawing, coloring, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. She loved to cook, bake, and family BBQ’s while standing by a fire. She did love her seafood, wild game, and pizza!
Alex was overall a very loving, happy, and outgoing young lady with a great personality and sense of humor. She was always cracking jokes and making people laugh. She made friends everywhere she went. She would also help out those in need, even though she was in need of help herself.
Alex was an avid pool player and sometimes played in numerous pool leagues with her mother.
Alex was also a very sick young lady who battled with her diabetes (as she was born in a glucose coma) and addiction on a daily basis. She had just graduated from her treatment program in March and was very proud of her accomplishment. But still had a family who loved her very much, even though she preferred her life of freedom.
She also enjoyed going to sweat, sundances, learning how to sing powwow music/songs, drum, and dance Native American style.
Alex went to school in Wolf Point, Poplar, Billings, and Glasgow, MT, and Dickenson, ND; graduating the 11th grade with just 3 credits shy of the 12th grade. She enjoyed going to her prom in the 10th and 11th grade. She also played soccer in Wolf Point during middle school.
Alex is survived by her mother, Felicia M “Sugar” Jones of Tulalip, WA; sisters, Samantha Jade Nation of Dickenson, ND, Linda Williams of Great Falls, MT, Morning Snow Wise Spirit of Tulalip, WA, Season Wind Wise Spirit of Minot, ND, Karla Williams of Wolf Point, MT, Darla Williams of Wolf Point, MT, Heaven Leigh Jones Nation of Oak Harbor, WA, Melanie Rae Nation of Glasgow, MT, and Lilly Nation of Dickenson, ND; brothers, Michael Williams of Billings, MT, Cetanzi Lowell Nation of Everett, WA and Joshua Daniel Nation of Dickenson, ND; her children, Mark Anthony Weinberger Jr., and Cedar Rose Nation, even though she didn’t raise her children, she loved them dearly and missed them every day, as she cherished them deeply and was still able to be a part of their lives; aunts, Marilyn Jane Kennedy of Sacramento, CA, Angeline “Angie” Iron Cloud of Poplar, Christ Jones of Marysville, WA, Maureen Gray Hawk of Poplar, MT, Margaret Nation of Everett, WA, Denise Nation-Smith of Seattle, WA, Fawn Nation of Tacoma, WA and April Nation of Seattle, WA; uncles, Gerald “Ted” Darnell of Las Vegas, NV, Ira Darnell Sr. of Poplar, MT, Delbert “Thumper” Kennedy of Billings, MT, Brian H. Jones Sr. of Tulalip, WA, Frank Nation of Poplar, MT, Perry Nation of Poplar, MT; grandmother, Pearl Nation and Vivian Lindhal, both of Poplar, MT; and numerous nieces and nephews, too many to mention.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Daryl Ray Jones and Elizabeth F. Iron Cloud-Ricker; great-grandmother, Elizabeth F. Youpee-Manning; father, Lowell “Stinker” Nation; sister, Amanda Nation; niece, Baby Melanie Rae Nation-Adams; aunts, Colleen Dupree, Thomasyna “Syna” Dupree-Granboise; and Gloria “Lee” Nation; uncle, David Nation; cousins, Scott Duran, Chelsea, and A.J. Fourstar, Season Crawford, Hoke Nation, and Windy Marie Gray Hawk.
A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, August 10 at the Poplar Cultural Center. Interment will follow at the St. Ann’s Cemetery in Poplar. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point has been entrusted with the arrangements.