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Rose Mary Brightstar-Lyons Cloud

Rose Mary Brightstar-Lyons Cloud

Feb. 28, 1932 - Jan. 2, 2014

Rose Mary Brightstar-Lyons, Cloud (also known as "Rosie" by her friends) and her Anishinaabe name was Miinance (Little blueberry), was born at home in Bena, MN on February 28, 1932 and entered into rest at her home in Cass Lake, MN on January 2, 2014. Rosie was a mother of 10 children, and a homemaker who loved to be with her children and grandchildren. She worked as a hotel maid in Minneapolis, MN. Her hobbies were bead working, sewing, making birch bark baskets and bird houses, braided rugs, blankets and teaching her arts to her children. She got pure joy out of new born babies and welcoming them to the world with her own special prayer and "baby song." Rosie loved to harvest Wild Rice with her Daughter and go for walks in the forest. She enjoyed planting flower gardens and helping raise her grandchildren.

Rosie's survivors include her daughters, Birdena "Birdie" Lyons (Mike Myers) of Cass Lake, MN, Sharlene Cloud of St. Peter, MN, Darlene Cloud of Marshall, MN, Phyllis Cloud of Fargo, ND, Janet Cloud of Bemidji, MN, and a son Norman Cloud of Moorhead, MN, adopted children Della Cloud-Jones (Jim Jones) of Cass Lake, MN, Bob Jourdain (Lois "Mouse" Tanner-Jourdain) Bernard Rock Jr. and 10 grand children, 13 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild, many adopted grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces, her Wen'enh Arlene Whipple Larson of LCO, Wisc. and her best friend Ruth Blackburn.

Rosie was preceded in death by her husband Silas Cloud and her children, Richard Cloud, Fayette Cloud, Marilyn Cloud-Kingbird, and Walter Cloud, Grandson Dustin Kingbird, four sisters, one brother, her mother Margaret Brightstar, her father Albert Lyons, and her grandmother Eliza Jane Morgan, who raised her.

 

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