January 1, 1956 – Friday, September 4, 2009
Office of Indian Ministry – Minneapolis
September 9, 2009
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.