January 10, 1962 – Wednesday, November 17, 2010
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church-Cass Lake
Saturday, November 20th
Peggy Lynn Smith, “Mashkwijiwan,” which means Strong Whirlpool, age 48, of Bemidji, MN entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Havenwood Care Center in Bemidji with her family by her side.
She was born January 10th, 1962 in Cass Lake, MN to Phillip and Clara Smith.
Peggy’s favorite pastimes were spending time outdoors, gardening, fishing and riding around listening to music with her life partner Mike Porter. She also loved watching TV, especially the E! channel. Her favorite shows were: “Kendra,” “Keeping up With the Kardashians,” and “Family Guy.” She enjoyed shopping, especially at garage sales.
Most of all she loved spending time with her five grandchildren: Jerzi, Julea , Jiselle, Ohiya and Aiyanna, doing crafts and teaching them our old traditional ways.
She was preceded in death by the father of her four children: Edgar “Duane” Archambault, Jr.; her father Phillip Smith, Sr.; son: Edgar Duane Archambault,III; brother: Phillip Smith, Jr.; sisters: Wanda and Rebecca Smith.
Peggy is survived by her mother Clara Smith of Bena, her life partner Mike Porter of Bemidji, daughters Rebecca Smith of Bemidji, Heather Smith of Mpls, Clarice Archambault of Bena, brothers Michael Smith of St Cloud, Darwin Jones of Mpls, Gary Smith of Bemidji, sisters Roonie Kingbird of Cass Lake, Jackie Sam of Mpls, Bonita Desjarlais of Bena, Ruth Anne Smith of Bena, Thelma Smith of Cass Lake, numerous nieces and nephews other relatives and many friends.
All-night wake will be held TODAY, Friday, November 19th at 6pm at The Veterans Memorial Building in Cass Lake , MN.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday November 20 at 10:00 A.M. at St Peter’s Episcopal Church. Interment will follow at The Prince of Peace Cemetery in Cass Lake, MN.
Pallbearers: Phillip DelaPaz, Theodore DeFoe, Mikeal Archambault, Vincent Brown, Bryan Archambault, Gerald St. John, Travis Brown, Petey Jones, Jeff Brown, Bijah Brown, Jason Brown and Joe LeBlanc.
Honorary Pallbearers: Brenda “Binky” Smith, Lurinda Defoe, Angela Carrier, Judy “Dodo” Fairbanks, Sharlene “Towie“ Seelye, Tina Smith, & Corrine Goose.