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Lesley Ann Smith-Gomez


December 14, 2022

Lesley Ann Smith-Gomez

August 23, 1978 ~ December 8, 2022 (age 44)

Lesley Ann Smith-Gomez, age 44, of the Bear Clan, and Onamia, MN began her spiritual journey on Thursday, December 8, 2022, in Onamia. She was born in Minneapolis, MN on August 23, 1978, the daughter of Dale Smith and Judy Beaulieu. 

Lesley enjoyed hanging with family and spending her free time at the casino. She liked traveling, walking and coloring medallion pieces. She will be loved and missed by all her family and friends.

Family that Lesley joins again are her dad, Dale "Dex" Smith; sisters, Crystal Dorr and Daley Smith; grandparents, Hazel Dorr and Henry Johnson, and Abraham and Maggie Smith; numerous uncles, aunties, nieces and nephews. 

Those she leaves behind to cherish her memory are her daughters, Gloria Kingbird, Araceli Ramos-Smith, Maria Ramos-Smith, Elva (Jalen) Kingbird, Esperansa Kingbird; sons, Francisco Smith, DaMario Smith-Gomaz; brothers, Clint (Winona) Smith, David White, Dale White, Bryan (Tamera) Beaulieu and Brandon (Steph) Beaulieu; grandchildren, Elijah Paulson, Theo Paulson and Mateo Randa. One special cousin, Lawerence "Hank" Kingbird, other relatives and many friends.

A wake for Lesley will begin at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, December 15, 2022, and will continue until the 11:00 a.m. traditional service on Saturday, December 17, 2022, all held at the Redby Community Center in Redby. Arnold Kingbird will be her spiritual advisor. Pallbearers for Lesley will be Shane Kingbird, Shawn Kingbird, Brian Beaulieu, Brandon Beaulieu, Ian Bearheart and Kyle Geionety. Honorary pallbearers will be Francisco Smith, DaMario Smith-Gomaz, Ringo Smith, Lawrence "Hank" Kingbird, Shakoka Smith and Wanda Northrup. Interment will be held in the Smith family burial grounds in Redby, MN. 

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




December 15, 2022

5:00 PM to 11:00 AM

Redby Community Center

Highway 1 East

Redby, Minnesota 56670

Traditional American Indian Service


December 17, 2022

11:00 AM

Redby Community Center

Highway 1 East

Redby, Minnesota 56670


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