Barbara Ann Omaha, “Negoni esay equay” (Leading Woman) age 79, of Burnsville Journeyed to the Spirit World on Monday, January 17th, 2022 at Fairview Ridges Hospital.
She was born on June 26, 1942 in Cass Lake, Minnesota, the daughter of Gladys (Smith) Cain and Arthur Jones.
Barbara was a proud member of Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. As was common in the Native Community, Barbara, Sharon and Jackie were raised by their maternal grandmother, Esther Smith. At Mission Corner, Barbara experienced the start of her spiritual learning and would go with her grandmother in the woods to pick herbal medicines to help people. Later on, Barbara continued her spiritual teachings and lifestyle by participating in Lakota ceremonies and sundance; which was a big part of her life.
Family was very important to her, especially keeping them together.
She enjoyed bingo and traveling.
Survived by seven children: Bradley Senogles, Angela (David) Bowen, Allison Senogles, Alisa (Thomas) Goodshield, Buster Senogles, Margaret Senogles and Arlana (Brandon) Omaha; thirty two grandchildren and forty one great grandchildren; Special Grand daughter Zeegwanense Martin, plus several adopted and spiritual grand and great grandchildren; nine siblings Sharon Smith, Diane (Cain) Bad Bear, Michael Cain, Thomas Cain Jr., Shirley Cain, Nancy Cain, Anna Cain, George Cain and James Jones Sr.; sister/cousin Jackie Sam; many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by a son Antoine “Tony” Senogles, her parents and by siblings Suzanne Cain, Richard, Violet & Priscilla Jones and by a grandson Manuel Archambault and a great granddaughter Charley Rose Senogles.