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Judith Faye Beaulieu


December 3, 2020

Judith Faye Beaulieu

May 17, 1950 - November 29, 2020

Judith Faye Beaulieu 70, of Roy Lake, Minnesota passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Her Indian name was "Miziweke" meaning- "all around the world woman".

Visitation services will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Bagley, MN. Funeral Services will take place on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 1:00pm with Reverend Jacki Bernacchi Officiating at the Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Bagley.

Judith was born on May 17, 1950 in White Earth, MN, the 5th of 10 children to William and Christine (Stevens) Gagnon. Judith grew up in rural Bagley, MN; attended school in Bagley, and later received her GED. She studied Forestry at Cass Lake Vo-Tech from 1991-1992. Judith married Oscar A. Oppegard in 1968, together they shared two daughters Michelle and Christine. Judith and Oscar later divorced. In the spring on 1977, Judith met the love of her life Ronald Leo Beaulieu Sr. They were united into marriage on May 4, 1978 in Sisseton, SD. They made their home in Red Lake, MN and together they shared two children Ronald Jr. and Nikki. Together they shared 29 grandkids and 57 great grandkids and counting. Judith had 3 grandkids that she held especially close to her heart-Elliot, Cheyanne, and Ronald III. Judith greatly grieved the loss of her husband Ron Sr. in March of 2011.

Judith worked various jobs throughout her life- driving shuttle for the Shooting Star Casino, was a constituent for the White Earth Tribal Council, but primarily as commercial of fishing. The job she loved the most of all, was being a homemaker. Judith loved listening to music and was a big fan of Waylon Jennings. She enjoyed dancing, fishing and hunting. Judith had a unique sense of humor and was always laughing and joking around.

She is survived by her children-Daughter-Michelle Oppegard of Roy Lake, MN

Daughter-Christine Alvarado of Roy Lake, MN

Son-Ronald Jr. (Georgia) Beaulieu of Gonvick, MN

Daughter-Nikki Beaulieu of Fosston, MN

Step-daughters- Rona (Tinker) Beaulieu of Red Lake, MN

Lisa Beaulieu of Red Lake, MN

Siblings-Dennis (Susie) Gagnon of Rice Lake, MN

John Gagnon Sr. of Bagley, MN

Renee (Steve) Gagnon of Rice Lake, MN

Leslie Gagnon of Rice Lake, MN

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ron, siblings-Billy Gagnon, Shirley Gagnon, Joanne LaFriniere, Charles Gagnon, Louise Smith; grandkids-Lucia Beaulieu, Justin Harrison, Delany Beaulieu-English, and Nephew Billy Rice.



Thursday, December 03, 2020

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley

407 Getchell Avenue NE

Bagley, MN 56621


Friday, December 04, 2020

1:00 PM

Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley

407 Getchell Avenue NE

Bagley, MN 56621

Final Resting Place

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery

Highway 1, Box 189

Red Lake, MN 56671


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