Richard Pays

BELCOURT Richard Pays, 75, Dunseith, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in his home.

He was born July 12, 1938, to Alfred Blue and Virginia Pays, in Belcourt. He married Charlene Morin on Dec. 31, 1982, in Dunseith.

Survivors: wife; daughters, Anthea Jeannotte, Lynell Poitra, Belcourt, Darlita Sarkilahti, Bismarck, Michelle Vega, Dunseith, and Kim Anderson, Albertville, Minn.; sons, Merlin and Barry, both Belcourt, and Anthony Bauer, Bismarck; 27 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Dennis Blue, Bottineau, Linda Blue, Marvin Blue, Barron Blue and Joe LaFrombois, all Belcourt, Genevieve LaFontaine, Seattle, Marcus Blue, Ronnie Blue and Jack Blue, all Minneapolis.

Funeral: Friday, 10 a.m., St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Belcourt.

Burial: St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery, Belcourt.

Visitation: Thursday, 6 p.m., with a rosary service at 8 p.m., all in the church.

(Elick Funeral Home, Rolla)