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Caroline Monroe

Caroline Monroe, whose Indian name is Wa Wa Was Kinucequay, Was a gah-bo-equay, 76, died Thursday, March 26, 2009, at her home in Battle Point, Minn.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Battle Point Community Center. A visitation began Monday and will continue at the Battle Point Center until the time of service. Burial will be in the Battle Point Cemetery.

Dennis Funeral Home of Walker assisted the family with arrangements.

She was born March 26, 1933, to Evelyn White and John Ellis in Onigum, Minn. She lived in Battle Point most of her life. She loved powwows and playing bingo. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, ricing and playing softball. She was well known for her biscuits and frybread.

She is survived by her children, Loretta Monroe, Patricia Monroe, Marylou Reich, Iolanthe (Jerry) Wilson, Rick Goose, Eva (Steve) Mangum, Carol Goose and Terrence "Chopper" White; brothers and sisters, Shirley White, Gloria Mitchell, Emmylou Graham, Clarence Paper, Leonard Paper, Ronald Mitchell, Daniel Mitchell, Gloria (Duane) Budreau, Marion Bobolink, Maryanne Bobolink, Joanne (Don) Staples and Bruce Bobolink; 35 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Samuel Goose Jr.; son, Samuel (Kevin) Goose III; daughter, Norma Smith; brothers, Donald Paper, William Paper and Myron Ellis; sisters, Lorraine Paper, Elizabeth Paper, Leona Paper and three grandchildren.