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Trudy "Theresa" Brown (Herald)


February 8, 2019

Trudy "Theresa" Brown (Herald)

October 12, 1950 - February 3, 2019

Trudy "Theresa" (Herald) Brown, "Zitka To Duta Win" (Scarlet Bluebird Woman) 68 of St. Michael, ND passed away Sunday evening, February 3, 2019 at her home.

Trudy was born on October 12, 1950 at Fort Totten, ND the daughter of William Henry and Mary Melinda (Thompson) Herald. She attended the Little Flower Mission School at St. Michael and also the Wahpeton Boarding School but would then make the Spirit Lake Nation her home for the rest of her life.

As a young child, Theresa was diagnosed with a heart condition that carried continued complications through her whole life. However that was not going to stop Theresa from living. In her younger years, Theresa played softball and eventually was known as Trudy "Grand Slam" Brown. She worked for a time at Sioux Manufacturing and most recently had worked at the Spirit Lake Casino and Resort until a continued decline in health forced her to retire.

Theresa met Robert Brown Sr. in the early 1970's and they spent several happy years together. Robert died in 1986.

Theresa always put family at the forefront of her life. She loved every moment she spent with her family. And anyone in need was family to Theresa. She was a foster mother to 6 of her nieces and nephews, but a "Mom" to so many more, helping anyone she could in any way she could. That was the legacy Theresa left to all of us.

Theresa enjoyed many pastimes including BINGO, jigsaw puzzles, Word Find, making Star Quilts and time at the Casino visiting with old friends and making new ones. But first and foremost in the life of Theresa were her children, grandchildren and her other dear family and friends.

Theresa's loving family left to mourn her passing include her daughters Kimberlee Redroad, Fargo, ND, Candice (Roger) McKay, Sheyenne, ND and Robyn (James) Ferguson, St. Michael; ten grandchildren Troy Woods, Jr., Britney Redroad; Jamela Dama; Lexi Yankton, Alec Yankton, Tehya Guy, LaNaysha Brown, Alora Brown, LaShae Cavanaugh, TrayVonne Ferguson; great grandchildren Raven, Isaiah, Charly and Jade Poitra; brothers and sisters Jeanette Herald, twins Vincent Herald and Virgil Herald, Willis Herald, James Thompson II, Rhonda McKay, Donovan Kahnapace and Delbert Herald; many nieces and nephews and other dear family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter in infancy; sisters Marjorie Kirk, Roxanne Herald, April Herald, Celestine Herald and Patsy Herald; brother Daniel Herald and her grandparents.

Pallbearers for Theresa will be Darren Littlewind Jr., James Thompson II, Rashawn Thompson, Dane Herald, Mark Littleghost, Richard Littleghost, Alec Yankton and James Ferguson.

Honorary Bearers will be Roger McKay, Willis Herald, Virgil Herald, Vincent Herald, Janel BigTrack, Lydel BigTrack, Cali Demarce, Lorinda Demarce, Rhonda McKay, Britney (Ian) Redroad, Jeanette Herald, Ariel Demarce, Donald Whiteman, Jerome Demarce, Dennis PoniCappo, Denise PoniCappo, Janel Herald, Marcus Lambert, Adeline Herald, Debra Herald, Florene Harrison, adopted brother Robert "BJ" Adams, special niece Lisa Herald, special nephew Darren Jeremy Demarce and all of the BlueShield family,

The Wake for Theresa will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at St. Michael's Wellness Center beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a time of Prayer and Remembrance at 7:00 p.m. The procession to St. Michael will leave on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. from City Plaza.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael's Wellness Center. Burial will be at a later date.


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