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Dawn Marie Boyd


Dawn Marie Boyd, 47 of Bemidji died Monday, October 31, 2011 in Bemidji.

Traditional Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Squaw Lake Community Hall in Squaw Lake, MN with Spiritual Leader Allen Hardy officiating. A wake will begin at 6:00 PM, Thursday, November 3, 2011 at the Squaw Lake Community Hall and will continue until the time of the service. Interment will be at the Round Lake Cemetery in Squaw Lake, MN under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji.

She was born on June 6, 1964, in Cass Lake, MN, the daughter of Louis and Patricia Ann (Vanett) Boyd. She was educated in Blackduck, MN, and in Lawrence, Kansas. She attended the Leech Lake Tribal College where she studied Law Enforcement. She lived in the Twin Cities for some time before moving to Lame Deer, Montana. She worked there as a wild game processor, and was sought out for her talent at drying elk, deer, and buffalo meat. She enjoyed traveling to pow-wows where she often participated as a fancy shawl dancer. She was a great cook, and had an awesome sense of humor. She had a personality that drew people to her, they knew they could trust her, and she made people feel like family. She loved her children and her grandson very much.

She is survived by: her children, Damon Lee Boyd of Bemidji, Lillian Boyd of Ashland, Virginia, Randall Boyd of Duluth, Gaylene Sigana of Red Lake, Kathlene Sigana of Red Lake, Father, Louis Boyd of Squaw Lake, Brothers, Warren Bobolink of Bena, Bradley Boyd of Ginew, Manitoba, Harley Pratt of Sioux Valley, Manitoba, Zachariah Hill of Sisseton, SD, Sister, Mariah Luzius of Bemidji, Grandson, George Boyd, Several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, mother, and brother Michael Boyd.

Honorary Casketbearers will be: Patty Rose Johnson, Gina Jourdain, Marilyn Steffan, Liz Rogers, Theresa Myer, Dorreen Johnson, Marcella Bellanger, Shari Pearson, and LeAnn Pearson.

Active Casketbearers: Doug Bryan, Mason Bryan, Bradley Boyd, Brad Anderson, Tom Kuhlman, and Marvin Rogers.

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