NEW TOWN - Merle Bruce (Holy Necklace Sciskak Uxwaar Uxtii), 75, New Town, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in her home.
She was born Sept. 25, 1937, to Phillip and Rose Hand, in Elbowoods.
Survivors: daughters, Cheryl Danks, Bismarck, Lisa Bruce, New Town; sons, Lynn, Minot; Kevin, Beulah, and Todd, Killdeer; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Phyllis Hand and Madeline Bruce, both New Town.
Funeral: Today, 10 a.m., Johnny Bird Veterans Memorial Hall, New Town.
Burial: Snowbird Cemetery, rural New Town.
(Langhans Funeral Home, Parshall)