Francine Ursula 

Mad Plume 

July 4, 1973 – December 4, 2021

Francine Ursula Mad Plume was born July 4, 1973, to Donna White Bird and Frank “Tex” Mad Plume, at Minne-Tohe Clinic, at Four Bears, in New Town.

She was raised in Parshall where she attended elementary school. As a young girl, she enjoyed dancing. She graduated high school at Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota.  She continued her education at Haskell University in Kansas.

Francine was once married to Kevin Davis, Sr., and blessed with two sons, Kevin Jr. and Keyvin. They made their home in Kansas City, Missouri for several years before moving to Browning, MT. She later moved to Dilworth, MN, where she met her life partner, Santiago Salazar, in 2000. They were blessed with three children, Katija Salazar, Fransico Salazar and Cuba Mad Plume.

A “jack-of-all-trades”, Francine worked a variety of jobs to provide for her family. She drove bus, worked as a bank teller, and even a fry cook. Her dream job was to be a paralegal. She enjoyed tackling DYI projects and could do just about anything she tried.

Francine was a beautiful woman; she liked to look her best. She was outgoing and liked to laugh. She was artistic and enjoyed drawing and photography. She especially loved spending time with her family and was always laughing. She was close with several of her cousins and regularly checked in with them.

Francine Mad Plume, 48, Dilworth, MN, formerly of Parshall, ND, died Saturday, December 4, 2021, at a Fargo hospital. Her warm smile and infectious laugh will be greatly missed.

Francine is survived by her father, Frank “Tex” Mad Plume; children, Kevin Jr. and Keyvin Davis, Katija and Francisco Salazar, and Cuba Mad Plume; life partner, Santiago Salazar; sisters, Felica Mad Plume, Francia White Body, and Tamara Mad Plume; brothers, Lewis White Bird and Richard Mad Plume; special cousins, Sam Gardner, Jane Gardner, and Lois Youpee; and many extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Donna White Bird; brother, Wade White Body; grandparents, Serena and Joseph Gardner, and Frank Mad Plume, Sr.; and great-grandmother, Lillian Newman.

Family and Friends Gathering: Friday, December 10, 2021, from 4-7 p.m. at Langhans Funeral Home, Parshall.

Final Reviewal: Saturday, December 11, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Graveside Service: Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Riverview Cemetery, New Town