For the Record
James "Eagleskin" Bigcrane, Sr.
RONAN — Steven James "Eagleskin" Bigcrane, Sr. 48, of Clarice Paul,
Ronan left this world to be with his parents John Francis and Alice Y.
Hawk Bigcrane on April 18, 2009. He was born on May 11, 1960 in St.
Ignatius at the Holy Family Hospital.
He is survived by his loving companion, Venita
Lozeau Wall; his
children Charlyn (Brian) Chapman and Steven "Woody" Bigcrane, Jr;
brothers Roy, Art, Lester, James and Ed and sister Arlene, all of Ronan
and sister Ellen Rose Pretty On Top of Crow Agency.
Wake services began at the Longhouse Sunday
services were Monday at with funeral services on Tuesday. His resting
place is at Snyelmn Sntmtmne.
PABLO — Ezra James Farmer, born March 17, 2009 left this world to be
with Grandfather April 30, 2009.
For the short time he was in this world he brought
us so much
joy to our hearts, he gave us so many loving memories that we will
He was preceded in death by his uncle Lakota V.
BJ Gardipe; great-great grandfather Thomas M. Pablo; great-great
grandmother Laura Pierce; great-great grandfather Thomas E. Pierce,
Sr.; cousin Terje Pablo; great-great grandfather Bud farmer; and
great-great grandmother Ladean Peak.
He left behind his loving mother Lakita R. Farmer;
Theresa D. Pierce; grandfather Rodney Grund; great-grandparents Thomas
and Mildred Pierce and Keith and Connie Farmer; aunts Rochelle L.
Selfors and Sierra J. Nafziger; great-great grandmothers Vida J. Pablo
and Virginia Farmer; great uncle Wade Pierce and great aunts Anita R.
Pierce and Lisa Johnson and many, many cousins.
The wake was held at the family home in Pablo with
graveside services held Tuesday at the Ronan Cemetery.
DIXON — Beverly Doraine Morigeau of Dixon passed away at home on
April 28, 2009 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in
Hamilton on September 13, 1932 to Warren and Mavis Smith.
On August 5, 1950, Bev married Elmer "Sonny"
Morigeau, Jr. and
together they raised five children of their own and provided a home to
Bev was best known for all her leadership
activities with youth. These included working for Dixon High and Two
Eagle River Schools, Inter-Tribal Youth Practicum, Junior Tribal
Council, and Summer Youth Employment. Activities she loved included
bowling, softball, ice skating, dance skating, roller skating, powwows,
traveling to workshops/conferences and attending all her children’s
activities and sporting events.
She is survived by her husband Sonny and children
(Cheryl), Jim (Marlene), John (Charlotte) all of Dixon; Vicki Morigeau
(David Velarde) of Dulcy, NM ; Eileen (Thaddeus) Marion of Great Lakes,
IL; and Annie Clairmont of Polson. She has 24 grandchildren, 46 great
grandchildren and a sister Carol (Ken) Williams of Superior.
She is preceded in death by an infant daughter
Linda, her parents Warren and Mavis, and a grandchild Elijah Alexander.
Services were held at the Longhouse in St.
Ignatius on Saturday, May 2 and burial followed at the family plot in
FARGO, ND — Grandpa and grandma’s little angel whose Indian name is
Wegadabiiyose, which means, Walks Softly on Water, died Thursday, April
23, 2009, at MeritCare Hospital.
Jayse was welcomed into this world on September 8,
2007 in Deer
River, Minnesota, by his parents Rosanne D. Joseph and Justin
(Bellanger) both of Deer River and Douglas Kingbird, Jr. He loved to
spend time at grandma’s house playing with his cousins and friends.
Jayse is preceded in death by great-grandparents
Leonard Joseph of Elmo and George and Maxine Partridge of Red Lake,
Jayse is survived by his parents and brother Javel
grandparents Desmond L. Joseph of Pablo and Candace Partridge-Gotchie
of Red Lake; and Ramona Smith and Douglas Kingbird, Sr.; uncles Ryan,
George and Andrew Gotchie all of Red Lake; Marcus and Desi Joseph, Jr.,
both of Arlee; aunties Lanette Joseph, Rozlyn Joseph, and Marty
(Lakota) Fiddler, all of Arlee.
Funeral services were held at the Community Center
Monday, May 4. Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji, Minnesota, was in
charge of funeral arrangements.