Elizabeth Ann White, “Lizzie”, Bezhigooikwe (One Woman) Gabaadooikwe (The Last Woman), 22, of Cass Lake, Minnesota began her journey to the spirit world on June 10th, 2021. Lizzie was born in Bemidji, MN on April 1, 1999, the daughter of Beverly Beaulieu and Russell White.
Lizzie grew up on “the lane” in the mission area attending school at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig and Cass Lake. She played softball and volleyball. “Sister” (as she was called) loved music and would always dance around with her mommy. Lizzie loved dressing and dolling up. Sister was a sweetheart with a bubbly personality which made her loved by everyone she met. She was very photogenic and was always taking selfies. In 2015, she ran for Miss Cass Lake and was selected runner-up. Sister was a girlie-girl but could rough house like a boy with all her big brothers and put the fear in all of them. She doted on her nieces, giving them anything they wanted, even if their parents said “no” they still got it from their auntie. Lizzie started working at Teal’s when she was 15 and worked there until her senior year when she went to Montana to nanny for a cousin. She graduated from Bozeman High School where she laughed about being thousands of miles from home and still being a “Panther”. Lizzie attended one year of college at Montana State University-Bozeman. She missed her mommy and decided to come. Lizzie again wanted to strike out on her own and moved to the cities where she worked for the Mystic Lake Casino as a cashier. It was there that she met her special dad Albert, and her greatest father/daughter relationship began. When COVID hit she came home to take care of her mommy. She immediately began working at Teal’s again. Three months ago, she took a second job as a bartender at Jen’s Cabaret. She loved working with all the people and resigned from Teal’s to work there full time.
Lizzie will be welcomed by her grandmother; Margaret Smith, grandfathers; Howard T. “H.Tom” White, Sr. and James “Jim-Jim” White, great great grandmother; Elizabeth Aitkin Lajeunesse, great grandfather; John Jacob White, aunties; Brenda Beaulieu, Patty, Lori and Tracy Gale, uncle; Ralph H. White, numerous other relatives too many to name.
She is survived by her mother; Beverly Beaulieu of Cass Lake (Mission), her father; Russell White of Oak Point, brothers; Brandon Beaulieu and John J. White both of Minneapolis, Scott Sr., Zachary and Ralph White all of Cass Lake, nieces; Raven and Marissa Beaulieu and Olivia White, nephew; Scott White, Jr., aunts; Bonnie (Joe) Beaulieu, Barbara White and Mary (Phil) Flocken, uncles; Robert Beaulieu, Kenneth Sr. and Dallas Smith, Howard White, Jr. and Rodney White, grandmothers; Clarice White and Joyce White, special dad; Albert Shepherd, special grandparents; Karyn and Donald Wind, Rose and Smiley Shepherd and too many aunties, uncles and cousins to name them all.
A two-night wake will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16th and continue until her 12:00 p.m. traditional service on Friday. Waa-maajaa’iwed is Steve Jackson. Pallbearers for Lizzie will be Brandon Beaulieu, John White, Scott White, Sr., Zachary White, Ralph White, Adam White, Richard Beaulieu, Kenneth Smith, Jr. and Clint White. Her honorary pallbearers are Albert Shepherd, Raven Beaulieu, Marissa Beaulieu, Olivia White, Scott White, Jr., Nate Yates and her family and friends. Interment will be in Porcupine Lane Cemetery at Cass Lake, MN following her services.
Lizzie’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.northernpeace.com
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