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Jessica Lynn Monroe

Zoongay – gabowiik

Strong Standing Woman


October 15, 1975 In Minneapolis, MN

Made Her Journey To The Spirit World:

March 1, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN

Jessica Lynn Monroe, age 46 of Minneapolis, Minnesota journeyed to the  Spirit World on Tuesday, March 1 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She was born on October 15, 1975 in Minneapolis, MN the daughter of Harlan Downwind and Debra Monroe.  Jessica was a member of the Red Lake Tribe.

Jessica or Jawsy as many called her, was such a bright and beautiful soul.  She was a mother, daughter, sister and aunt.  She always made sure to make people laugh anywhere she went.  Her daughters and grandchildren were her pride and joy.  She enjoyed drinking Pepsi and watching crime shows.  Jessica has many struggles in her life, but she always tried her hardest.  She will be so missed, but will be with us in spirit always.

Survived By:

Mother – Debra Monroe

Sisters – Candace Downwind, Rene Downwind, Denise Feather and Skye Downwind

Daughters: Arien Monroe, Elena Acevedo and Rianna Acevedo

Five grandchildren – Leila Aguilar, Auriella Waloke, Anthony Johnson, Amarra Acevedo-Riles and Adrien Johnson

Aunts – Vala Monroe, Leslie Monroe, Stacy Monroe, Jeanine Downwind, Phyllis Smith and Lisa Monroe

Nieces – Samaria Mountain, Bonita Lemieux and Sheena Feather

Nephews – Wendell Olson, Isiah Olson, Malikye Downwind, and Preston Dionne


Preceded In Death By:

Father – Harlan Downwind

Grandparents – Rupert and Alberta Downwind, Valarien and Margaret “Wicky” Monroe

Sister – Dawn Monroe

Aunts – Lora Downwind, Maxine “Macky” Brown, Beverly Downwind, Delores “Susie” Sargent, Sandra “Bing” Chase and Nancy Fairbanks

Uncles – Mitchell Downwind, Kevin Downwind, Rupert “Jumbo” Downwind Jr., Byron Downwind Sr. and Windy Downwind

Cousins – Rochelle Sargent, Tammy Fairbanks, Jade Downwind, Franny Robertson, and Marshall Skinaway

Casket Bearers: Isiah Olson, Wendell Olson, Malikye Olson, Alan Monroe, Matthew Skinaway, Anthony Deegan

Honorary Casket Bearers: Randy Downwind, Dino Downwind, Ross Downwind, Byron Deegan, Danny Deegan, Renee Sargent, Calvin Sargent, David Downwind.

A visitation and funeral service will be held on Monday, March 14, 2022, 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. at the Church of the Blessed Kateri in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Rev. Barbara Fairbanks will officiate.  The music will be provided by The Hoka Hey Drum Group.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

On-line condolences can be directed to

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Debbie Iron Shell

    Jessica was a very sweet and loved life and the people she had in it I was very glad to have known her I’ll never forget her laughter and smile.

  2. Carlos

    Jessica was a beautiful soul. Very kind and caring. We bonded over how much we care for our family.


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