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August 12th, 1969 – Sunday, January 27, 2008

Service Information
Community Hall in Crow Creek,
Friday, February 1st, 2008

Visitation Information

Vanessa (Comes Flying) Rodriguez Ayala, age 38, of Minneapolis, Minnesota journeyed to the Spirit World on Sunday, January 27, 2008 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital.

She was born on August 12, 1969 in Chamberlain, South Dakota the daughter of Kermit Comes Flying & Faith Bad Moccasin.

Survived by children: Jena, Shawna, Shavaun, Dwight all of Minneapolis & Cami of Duluth; grandchildren: Joseph, Numpa, Evan, Taleah, Joylita, Alicia, Del & Hayden; her mother: Faith Bad Moccasin of Minneapolis; sisters: Leah Bad Moccasin of Minneapolis & Twila Comes Flying of Albert Lea; brothers: Bryce & Dwight Drapeau, and Dean Bad Moccasin all of Minneapolis; special uncle: Einar Bad Moccasin; a special friend: Antonio Orozco; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her father: Kermit Comes Flying, an infant son: Aaron Rodriguez and by a sister: Lolita Drapeau.

Funeral services for Vaanessa Rodriguez Ayala will be held on Friday, February 1st at 1:30 P.M. at The Community Hall in Crow Creek, South Dakota. Father Phil Allen will officiate. Interment will follow at Christ Episcopal Cemetery in Fort Thompson, South Dakota. Traditional services are by Joe & Janice Bad Moccasin.

An all night wake will be held on Tuesday, January 29th beginning at 4:00 P.M. at Little Earth of United Tribes, 2501 Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis.

All night wakes will continue on Wednesday & Thursday, January 30th & 31st at The Community Hall in Crow Creek, South Dakota.

Honorary Casket Bearers: Paula Harrison, Frank Drapeau, Avis Dion, John Jones, Butch Johnson, Wally Thigh, Judai Benaise, Karen Johnson, Renae Bad Moccasin, Leah Bad Moccasin & Sandy Johnson

Casket Bearers: Einar Bad Moccasin, Arnold Harrison, Dwight Drapeau, Delbert Comes Flying, Dean Bad Moccasin & Bernard Bad Moccasin

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Rose Philbrick St. John

    I was saddened to hear about the loss of your daughter.

  2. Diana Spilman

    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one Vanessa,I always thought she had a wonderful sense of humor and I cared about her too.I am so sorry for your loss.Diana Spilman


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