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Beatrice Elaine (Goggleye) Bivens


Beatrice Elaine (Goggleye) Bivens

September 14, 1944 ~ July 6, 2021 (age 76)

Beatrice Elaine Bivens "Wabashkemuckwa Iqwe" 76 years old of Ball Club Minnesota

Survived by her children: Calvin Goggleye (Bernice) of Inger, Phyllis Wade of Ball Club, Patricia Wade(Bryan) of Bena, Michael Wade Jr (Crissy) of Mille Lacs, Lori Wade of St Paul, Christine Leith of Akley, Michael Wade Sr., Husband of Mille Lacs, Daughter in-law Auralia Chemema of Arizona. 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren Siblings: George Goggleye (Patty) of Bemidji, Mary Porter of Nett Lake,Theresa Fewer (Pat) of St Paul, Robert Goggleye (Mary) of Cass Lake, Russell Goggleye (Linda) of Inger, Ed Goggleye of Inger, Norman Goggleye (Delores) of Inger, Doreen (Joseph, Dahl) Whitebird of Inger, Gloria Goggleye of Cass Lake Numerous nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by: Parents Maggie and George Goggleye, Sisters Alice, Dorothy Goggleye, Stella Howard and Loraine White and brother Vernon Goggleye

Burial Inger Cemetery July 9, 2021 Beatrice was a strong proponent for furthering education.Bea Graduated from Spring Lake Grammer School in 1960 and went on to Beauty School in Minneapolis. Bea instilled the love of education in her children. She graduated from University of Minnesota Duluth with her Bachelors Degree in Psychology. Bea worked at various facilities as a Chemical Dependency counselor, Native American educational programs from Early Childhood to Native American High School Programs as Guidance Counselor and in other capacities Bea loved and remembered all of the students through-out the years and acknowledged them when she met up with them as they grew older and had families of their own. Beatrice loved fishing, hunting and ricing as a young woman growing up in a traditional Ojibwe family. She also loved pow-wows she danced Jingle dress for many years. Bea loved spending time with her family, cooking, sewing, doing jigsaw puzzles she could finish a 1000 piece puzzle in a matter of hours. She also loved going to rummage sales in the summer time either with her granddaughters or with her sister Doreen, they spent Saturdays in the thrift stores in Grand Rapids and Bemidji, she was always looking for a deal on pretty fabrics. Bea could take a sewing machine apart and put it back together. Bea did all her own maintenance and repair work, she loved looking at the inner-workings of her many sewing machines. Bea will forever be known for her beautiful quilts and quilt work and regalia she lovingly made for her family and friends ,she always added a little personal loving touch to each project she completed.

Pallbearers: John Wakanabo, Curtis Bowstring, Loren Howard, Wilfred Corpola, Keith Robinson, Brian Howard

Honorary Pallbearers: Donald Ducks White, Thomas Howard, Micheal Howard, George Goggleye Jr. Donald Goggleye, Russell Goggleye Jr. Jeremy Goggleye, Cody & Cole Goggleye, Edwin Goggelye Jr, Vernon Goggleye, Gerald Boy Goggleye, Jeffery Seher, Jeffery Fairbanks, Samuel Johnson Jr, Ronald Johnson, Norman Abanooji Goggleye. Numerous Nephews and Nieces.




July 8, 2021

4:00 PM

Inger Community Center


Inger, MN 56636

Funeral Service


July 9, 2021

9:00 AM

Inger Community Center


Inger, MN 56636


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