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July 22, 1964 – Friday, April 24, 2009

Service Information
Community Center in Old Agency Village
Tuesday, April 28th

Visitation Information

Claudette Faye Keeble, age 44 of Browns Valley, Minnesota journeyed to the Spirit World on Friday, April 24, 2009 as the result of an auto accident near Lake Traverse.

Claudette Faye Keeble was born to Ramona V. Kitto and Alfred G. Keeble on July 22, 1964-twin to Claude Keeble. She was raised on the Lake Traverse & Enemy Swim tiospaye. Claudette loved life and was a true Dakota. Her hobbies were card games, cooking, music, quilting, and just visiting her kodas. Her main joy was her grandchildren: Loren Jr., Lily Mae, & LaRon, and many others. Claudette went to school in Browns Valley until her graduation in 1982. She had a big heart for the elderly and worked in various nursing homes caring for them. She loved riding horses and watching her brothers ride in rodeos. She was especially close to her Aunt Vastana “Rocky” James. Claudette is survived by her three daughters: Navah Tyne of Browns Valley, Vastana Kaye of California, and Mikayla Faye of Hankinson, North Dakota; her twin Claude Ray of Sisseton, Nicolette Anne of Hankinson, North Dakota, George Michael of Santee, Nebraska, Fern Hope of Rosholt, Daniel Joseph of Fargo, Brandon Gabriel & Andrew David both of Sisseton, Charlotte Loretta & Tamara Lee both of Old Agency Village, Raymond Steven of Waubay, and Leonard Orville of Old Agency Village; a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Charles & Irene Kitto; her parents Alfred & Ramona Keeble; her uncle Earlwin Kitto; her brothers Adrian John and Joshua Eric.

She will be missed very much by her siblings, her children, her grandchildren, friends, and many more.

Funeral services for Claudette Faye Keeble will be held on Tuesday, April 28th at 2:00 P.M. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota. Father Charles Chan, Father Les Campbell, Vern Cloud, John Cloud III and Jr. Heminger will officiate. Interment will follow at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Cemetery. Special Music will be provided by Butch Felix, Joe & Kathy White, “Gray Fox” and “Red Storm”.

An all night wake will be held on Sunday, April 26th and Monday, April 27th beginning at 7:00 P.M. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village. Honorary Casket Bearers will be all of Claudette’s friends and relatives. Casket Bearers will be David “DJ” Roberts, Daniel Shepherd, Brandon Shepherd, Andrew Shepherd, Chris Felicia, Paul Frenier, Cary Ross, Leonard Shepherd and Randy Iyarpeya.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jodell Crawford

    Tuwin(s) Rocky, Katie, Darlene: My prayers and encouraging thoughts go out to all of the Kitto Tiyospaye. Each and everyone of you are the stronghearts of your family. When I think of Lake Traverse I think of each of you. I remember Claudette growing up down by St. Johns and along the lake “down a home” we fondly remember it by. Claudette was quiet but made a big impression with people she met. I will always remember her playing pac man at the college and swimming at the Lake. Prayers to the family, her children, grand children and those that she loved and cared for. Doksa Jodell Crawford and family, Oneida, WI.

  2. Zinda Vosberg

    I met Claudette while working in B.V. library. She was a very sincere person and a very talented quilter. She brought a quilt in she had been working on to show me. Completely hand quilted and very beautifully done. A very talented lady. She will be missed.

  3. Reva D'Nova nee D. McGraw

    Dearest Keeble – Kitto Family;

    Words cannot express the sadness of your loss. I will always have fond memories of Claudette, the way we use to pal around and giggle in school, and even the prom. RIP my dear Claudette, you now have your wings to soar around and keep an eye on all of us!

  4. Mr. & Mrs. David L. Warren Sr.

    We wish to express our sincerest heart felt condolences to first our son David L. Warren Jr. , for the loss of the wife he loved so much. We regret never meeting Claudette, to us she was family and she was described to us to be a wonderful person especially in our son’s eyes. Although I understand they had their differences, I know they sincerely loved each other and she will be sadly missed. Also we express our condolences to her extended family. You will all be remembered in our prayers.

  5. danielle wilson

    i would like to say i am thinking and praying for the the family of Claudette.
    i am sorry for you lose.

  6. Winona Thompson & Family

    My condolences to Claudette’s family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Her mother, Ramona was a good friend of mine, and I just want you all to know that you are in my prayers.

  7. rae deanne lufkins

    My heart goes out to all her family and relatives.I will always remember her with a smile.GOD bless all who mourn.


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