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Alvera Marie Reyes


Alvera Marie Reyes

March 29, 1949 ~ April 1, 2021 (age 72)

Alvera Marie Reyes, age 72, of Cass Lake, MN began her spiritual journey on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at her home in Cass Lake with her family by her side. She was born on March 29, 1949 in St. Paul, MN the daughter of Manuel and Mercedes Reyes.

Alvera was an extremely outgoing person who enjoyed being with her family. She was a Blackjack dealer for over twenty years of her life and loved gambling. She was outspoken and strong. Alvera was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She missed the love of her life since he passed, Donald Bellanger. The two would travel together going to places like Las Vegas, Disney World and Washington DC where she got to meet President George W. Bush. She will be loved and missed by her family and friends.

The family that Alvera joins again are her parents, Manuel and Mercedes, her significant other and love of her life, Donald Bellanger, sons; Brant Reyes and Dwayne McFarlane, sisters; Della Jones and Karen Reyes, granddaughter and grandson.

Those she leaves behind to cherish her memory are her sons; Chris, Clyde and Steve Reyes all of Leech Lake, brothers; Orrin Reyes of Minneapolis, Tom Reyes of Hayward, WI and Mark Reyes of Cass Lake, one sister Anita Reyes of Naytahwaush, MN, two grandchildren, Renee Bellanger and Flower Reyes. Other relatives and many friends.

A celebration of Alvera's life will be on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., at the White Earth Family Office, Cass Lake, Minnesota. The urnbearer will be Chris Reyes. Her honorary urnbearers are Michael Reyes, Mark Reyes, Manuel Reyes, Dan Wadena-Reyes, Dave Jones and Daryl McFarlane. Inurnment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery Cass Lake, Minnesota at 1:00 p.m.

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


Celebration of Life


April 9, 2021

11:00 AM

White Earth Family Office

217 2nd Street NE

Cass Lake, MN 56633


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