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Shelly Dawn King

Shelly Dawn King

Shelly Dawn King 45, of Red Lake, Minnesota journeyed to the Spirit World on January 13, 2013.

She was born to Sharon & Leonard King of Redlake on October 13, 1967.

She went to school at the Red Lake Mission School and then graduated Red Lake High School.

Most of all, she was a loving mother and wife of Ron Perkins of Ponemah. They met in 1998.

Shelly was a child care provider for the Red Lake Reservation.

She also worked at the Red Lake Builders, and at The Early Childhood program as a cook. Shelly then took over her mother’s Day Care when her mother passed on to the Spirit World.

She always loved kids just like her mother! Her hobby was taking care of kids of all ages.

Shelly loved to listen to country music, Pow Wow music, going to the casino and being on the computer. She also enjoyed going fishing with her kids and husband. She was a loving mother, foster mother and grandmother. She liked taking rides and listening to her kids and grandkids.

She is survived by her husband: Ron Perkins of Ponemah; sons: Darren (Lorena Sumner) King of Red lake and Anthony (Bomber) King of Red Lake; daughters: Sara (Orville White Jr.) King and Ramona(Brandon Neadeau Sr.) King; nine grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her mother: Sharon Barrett, her father: Leonard King Sr. & and by a brother: Leonard King Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Shelly King will be held on Friday, January 18th at 1:00 P.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Red Lake. Father Jerry will be the Celebrant. Interment will follow at The Family Cemetery in Redby.

An all night wake will be held on Wednesday, January 16th and Thursday, January 17th beginning at 2:00 P.M. at The Redby Community Center.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Sherri May, Vicki Donnell, Pam Needham, Marlene Thunder, Peggy Young, Kaeley King, Jan Lussier, Jan Roberts, Douglas King Jr, Steve Beaulieu, Heather Donnell, Terin Cobenais, Lorena Sumner, Vangie Donnell, Jeanie Donnell, Todd Johns.

Active Casket Bearers will be Orville White Jr, Brandon Neadeau, Clinton Donnell, Brandon Fontenelle, Sacky Thunder, Bryan Schoenborn, Verlin “Itto” Kingbird Sr, Tyrone Schoenborn, Dave Donnell & Charlie Barrett.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to