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January 1, 1956 – Friday, September 4, 2009

Service Information
Office of Indian Ministry – Minneapolis
September 9, 2009
10:00 AM

Visitation Information

Vickie Joy Smith “Be Dah Bah Nu Quay” (Woman of the Dawn), age 53, of Bloomington journeyed to the Spirit World on Friday, September 4, 2009 at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.

She was born on January 1, 1956 in Redlake, Minnesota the daughter of Donald Smith & Jean Sargent.

Vickie had an Associates Degree from MCTC and was formerly employed as a Para Professional EA3 in Minneapolis Public Schools.

Survived by sons: Keith Ives Sr., Jason Ives, Corey & Craig Ives; grandchildren: Tea’Jaha, Keith Ives Jr., Tatynanna, Kailah, Amiah & Ada Rae; her mother: Jean Smith; sisters and brothers: Betty Cordie, Gladys “Tudi” Smith, Dawna Baird, Russell Smith, Terry, Barry, Kerry, Sherry & Garry Lussier; special companion: Tom Holmes: best friends: Kelly Lovelace & Duane Holmes; nieces, nephews, a host of other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by her father: Donald Smith, a sister: Carol Ann Smith and by a brother Francis Smith.

Funeral services for Vickie Smith will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 9th at The Office of Indian Ministry, 3045 Park Avenue S., in Minneapolis.

A wake starts at 12 Noon on Tuesday, September 8th at The Office of Indian Ministry and continues until time of service.

Drum group will be “Hoka Hey”.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Corey Ives, Craig Ives, Jason Ives, Kieth Ives, Terry Lussier, Barry Lussier, Kerry Lussier, Garry Lussier, Russell Smith, Leslie Smith and Tony Lussier.

Casket Bearers will be Jeffrey Baird, Ron Smith, Mike Smith, Randy Bloom, Al David, Garius Carey, Brad Roacheth and Kimathi Lussier.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Rose Shetka

    I worked with Vickie for many years at Barton School. We ate lunch together. I have something crunchy with my peanut butter and jelly sandwich because Vickie pointed out how good that combination tasted. She would say, “you have to have something crunchy with your sandwich.” I have ever since and that action reminds me of her. I take a bite of sandwich and a bite of chip and I remember Vickie. She lived almost next to Barton years ago. I remember thinking of her every time I walked by her house on my way home a few blocks farther. She invited me over once to lend me the Alvin and the Chipmunks Pow Wow album. I made a copy for my then three year old daughter. Vickie’s home was immaculate, charming and very comfortable. Around that same time she came and ate spaghetti dinner with my daughter and I at my house. It was fun and we laughed. In later years I remember Keith stopping by Barton with his son. Vickie loved her grandson and was delighted every time she saw him, greeting him with open arms. I’m so sorry that Vickie is gone. She was a kind, goodhearted person. I regret that I will not get to see her again to eat lunch and catch up.

  2. Carla Miles

    Corey and family: My sincere sympathy and prayers to you on the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. Your friend and co-worker, Carla Miles

  3. Ashley Maenke

    I love you and miss you!!

  4. Shelly Gorham

    Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us every day,
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    Still loved, still missed and very dear.

  5. Cheryl Ives Heiges

    We liked to offer our sympathy in the passing of Vicki. She was much to young to be taken from her family.
    God’s peace be with you all. Les’s sister.


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