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Alyce Marie Graham

May 7, 1965 ~ January 12, 2020 (age 54)


Alyce Marie Graham, 54 years old, of Fargo, North Dakota journeyed to the spirit world on Sunday, January 12th, 2020 from the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND.  She was born to Leona Elizabeth (Goodman) and William Walter Whipple on May 7th, 1965 in Park Rapids, MN.

Alyce, though quiet, lived her life to the fullest through her family, friends, her cat and her music.  There wasn’t a day that had gone by without a smile or a laugh.  She cheered and booed when her two favorite football teams, the Minnesota Vikings and the NDSU Bison, either won or lost.  She loved to tease and crack jokes.  She was there when you needed an ear; she cast no judgement, was always sympathetic and held everyone close to her.  When it came to her music (granted it was mostly heavy metal and rock), she would get excited and talk a mile a minute.  Her nature was gentle and simple.  She taught that no matter what life throws at you…just keep one foot moving in front of the other. 

She is welcomed to the spirit world by her parents, Leona and William; a brother, Leonard Tanner; sister, Lois Jourdain and a granddaughter, Caramia.

Alyce leaves behind her daughters, Sierra (Jeremy) Holt of Grand Rapids, Amber Goodman of White Earth, Velvet Goodman of Cass Lake, Crystal (Richard) White of Florida and Tashina (Andrew) Simon of Staples; sons, Alex Thompson of North Carolina, Dakota Burcham of Bemidji and Ethan Kenney of Detroit Lakes; her fiancé, Russell Brown; grandchildren, Lucian, Ares, Joshua, Chad Jr., Dylan, Juel, Joel, Jordan and Jael; numerous nieces, nephews, aunties, uncles, other relatives and too many friends to mention.

A wake for Alyce will begin at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 17th and continue until her 11:00 a.m. traditional service on Sunday, January 19th all to be held at the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN.  Allen Hardy will be her Spiritual Advisor.  Pallbearers will be Elliott Whipple, Dakota Burcham, Sierra Holt, Tony Mainville, Kevin Mainville and Dean Jourdain.  Her honorary pallbearers are Amber Goodman, Alex Burcham, Velvet Goodman, Tashina Simon, Crystal White, Alex Thompson, Jennifer Kall, Annette Cloud, Russell Brown, Tarrin McLachlan, Gary Puckett, Edward Padilla, Stephanie Padilla, David Benson and Lisa Marien.  Interment will be in the Old Agency Catholic Cemetery at Old Agency, MN on Sunday.

Alyce’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN.  Online condolences may be left for the family at

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January 17, 2020

1:00 PM
Veterans Memorial Building
Cass Lake
Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

Traditional American Indian Service
January 19, 2020

11:00 AM
Veterans Memorial Building
Cass Lake
Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

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