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Joylyn De Layne Oliver


Joylyn De Layne “Joy” Oliver (No Din Nokwa “Wind Woman”, Dii Bii Kii Giiz Nookwe “Moon Woman” Mii Gii Zikwe “Eagle Woman” Wey Daa Bang Noo Kwe “The Coming of the Eastern Morning Woman”), 20, of Red Lake, MN, died Monday, July 25, 2011 at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND due to medical complications. Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm Friday, July 29, 2011 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Red Lake, MN with Fr. Jerry Rogers officiating. A wake will begin at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at the Red Lake Center and continue until the time of the service. Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Red Lake, MN under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji.

Joylyn De Layne Oliver was born June 9, 1991 in Bemidji, MN to April Oliver and the late Francis (Rusty) Smith. Joy attended Red Lake Schools, the Red Lake ALC program and the Wahpeton Indian School in ND. Joy loved to swim with her friends and family. She enjoyed watching her nieces, nephews, and her cousins-they always looked forward to seeing her. Joy was a thrill seeker; she loved the rides at Valley Fair. At home she loved listening to music, playing games on her PS3 and being on Facebook. Joy had her cell phone by her side always textn. Joy loved to laugh and joke around with everyone she always put a smile on her peeps face’s and brightened up her friends spirits when she was “chilling” with them! Joy had many nicknames her favorite was “Bubs” which stood out the most for her, because her late Uncle Alan “Al” Oliver gave her that special name. Joy enjoyed watching her nephews which inspired her to pursue her own day care program.

Joy is survived by her mother April Oliver of Red Lake, siblings Jesse Smith, Sr., of Red Lake, Jeffery (Megan) Oliver of Redby, Julie (Ron) Smith of Redby, and Leah Barrett of Bemidji, grandmothers Joyce Roy of Red Lake and Jean Smith of Minneapolis, and great grandmother Mae Audrey Cobenais along with her nieces and nephews.

Joy was preceded in death by her father Francis George (Rusty) Smith, grandfather Donald Louis Smith, grandfather Raymond Oliver, Sr. and her uncles Alan Oliver, Joseph “Cooper” Oliver and Gerry Lussier, aunts Vicky Smith, Carol Kugel and cousins.

Active Casketbearers will be Jesse Smith, Sr., Jeffery Oliver, Chris Roy, Harvey Roy, Raymond Oliver, Jr., Dana Oliver, Doak Cobenais, Russell Smith, Sr., Ron Strong, Quentin Roy, Derrick Oliver, Raymond Oliver, Dana Oliver, Charles Goodwin, Luke Hanson, Travis Stillday, Scott Graves, Dan Lyons, Frank Skinaway, Sr., Dylan Lussier, Sr. and David Baker, Jr. Honorary Casketbearers will be Julie Smith, Leah Barrett, Julie Oliver, Barbara Oliver, Linda Blue, Vicki Mostrom, Danielle King, Cheri Goodwin, Toni Stillday, Jan Beaulieu, Ashley Brun, Donna Cook, Darlene Lussier, Shari Smith, Lylah Beaulieu and Lee Ann Cobenais, Randi Oliver, Karisa Oliver, Audrey Oliver, Misty Oliver, Paula Oliver, Ashley Oliver, Andrea Goodwin, AudreyAnna Goodwin, Breanna Stillday, Maddie Cobenais, Ashley Clark, Cheyenne Clark, Carissa Strong, Crystal Strong, Karen Strong, Sheri Clark, Sophia Schoenborn, Ivy Beaulieu, Jane Beaulieu, Chelsey Johnson, Winona Red Day, nephews Jesse Smith, Jr., Avery Smith, Sage Barrett, Marcus Neadeau, Jr. and Monte Neadeau, nieces Jacarri Defoe-Oliver, Sydney Barrett and Shawna Barrett.

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