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Genevieve Beaulieu


February 1, 2017

Genevieve Beaulieu

Born: Tue., Sep. 30, 1952

Died: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017


5:00 PM Sat., Feb. 04, 2017

Location: New Mission Community Center

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Feb. 06, 2017

Location: New Mission Community Center

Genevieve Beaulieu, "Waskonahgook Ikwe" which means "Lightening Woman" age 64 of Bemidji, MN, began her spiritual journey peacefully at her home on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 with her family by her side.  She was born on September 30, 1952 in Belcourt, ND, the daughter of Peter and Della (Allery) Houle.  

Genny met David Beaulieu in 1972 and were united in marriage in 1985 at their home in Bemidji.  David and Genny had been together for 44 years until her passing.   She was a strong woman who enjoyed following in her traditional customs.  Genny was an avid sewer of jingle dresses, enjoyed her bead work and other cultural crafts.  She was a huge boxing fan who liked to attend her children's boxing matches.  Genny was also a race car fan, a chief mechanic for David, helping him sell cars, and handling all the computer work that was needed.  She also enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to the casino, traveling, and dancing at many pow-wows all over the state.  Genny was an outgoing lady who was up for anything. Everyone who knew Genny was her Best Friend! She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

Genny is welcomed home by her parents; Della Rosalie Houle-Smith and Peter J. Houle, one son; George Beaulieu, brothers; Dominic Houle, Linus (Mickey) Houle, Gary (Peter) Houle, John P. Smith, sister; Elizabeth Houle, and many other relatives.

The family Genny leaves behind are her husband of 44 years; David Beaulieu, daughters; Sherry Houle of Bemidji, Renee Houle of Ponemah, daughters/granddaughters; Jenny Lea Houle and Genny Lynn Houle, brothers; Dennis Houle, Bemidji, Douglas Houle (Julie) Cedar MN, Harry Houle (Danette) Belcourt, ND, sisters; Judy Lenior (Kenny) Port Angles, WA, and Annadine Houle Cass Lake, MN

A wake for Genny will begin at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 2, 2017 and will continue until the 12:00 p.m. service on Saturday, February 4, 2017 all held at the New Mission Community Center in Cass Lake.  Rev. Mark R. Olson will officiate.  Music will be provided by Leech Lake drum group and Ojibwe hymn singers.  Pallbearers for Genny will be Joseph Fairbanks, Howard Hardy, Sevron Gotchie, Bill Staples, Bobby Jo Houle, and Devin Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Shawna Barrett, Georgie – Kai Houle, Sydney Barrett Beaulieu, Michelle Anderson, Baby Nate, Dominic Houle, Nathanial Houle, Jason Anderson, Jenny Lea Houle, Genny Lynn Houle, and all of her nieces and nephews.  Interment will be held in the Sugar Bush Cemetery, Bemidji following the service.

Genny's care has been entrusted to the Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN.  Online condolences for the family may be given at


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