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Fayleen Frances Haugen (Frazer) “Mooka’am” meaning “Sunrise” or “Bungii-waabibaagiibitoo” meaning “Little White Running Horse” blessed the world with her presence on July 4th, 1965, and she ran into her daughter's arms in Heaven on December 27th, 2023. The precious daughter of Lynda Smith. She was later adopted by Kathy and Carl Frazer, who taught her to be the strong woman that her children modeled themselves after.
Fayleen proudly graduated in 1983 from WHA, and later obtained her degree in early childhood from the LLTC. She was a loving, beautiful soul. She was blessed with Lynda, Jacinta, and James (Matthew) with her first love Jimmy Morrison, she later married Thomas Haugen, and was then blessed with Catherine, Jessica, Carlee, and Tiffani completing her family. She later helped raise her other son, and children's brother Michael. Fayleen loved her family with everything she had in her, when her grandchildren started arriving, they became her pride, and joy; all 20 of them. She spent many hours with her grandsons going bug hunting and teaching them about the great outdoors. Fayleen was a gifted writer; her poems were enough to bring tears to your eyes. She was a fierce protector in her family and wasn't afraid to show that motherly attitude to anyone who messed with any of her babies. Later in her life she Met Kris who she loved and built a life with on the shores of leech lake. When our family lost Lynda, she took up rock picking to be closer to her daughter; often spending many hours with loved ones finding special rocks that spoke to her beautiful soul. Sunrises were a special time, and she never failed to get a great picture of anything that had to do with nature. The 4th of July was always a special time, her family liked to throw her big birthday parties even though she pretended she didn't want one. It was always said that the fireworks were going off to celebrate her special birth. Fayleen was the hardest worker in anything she did, cleaning cabins with her daughters for a few summers always proved to be a tiring time because of her immaculate attention to detail; but it was also spent laughing with her. She always had a story to share with someone. Later, after her children left the nest, Fayleen adopted her fur babies, Meanie and Yoda. Fayleen was the best teacher in the world, and raised wonderful children who model their good hearts after her, she took so much pride in how her children became such wonderful adults with her guidance. Our world will be so much dimmer without her bright soul, but we are better for having known her. We will miss our mommy, daughter, sister, cousin, aunty, and friend very much. We love you mama Faye. From this day until we run into each other's arms in eternity. Our family chain will link again one day. Until we meet again mommy.
Fayleen is now being cared for by many people who walked ahead of her including her mother, Lynda Smith; daughter, Lynda Joan; grandma, Muzzin; grandson, Miskwaadesi; father, Jerome; first love, Jimmy Morrison; granny, Alice Mickelson; uncles, David, Bart, John, Frank; brother, Aaron Wayne; auntie, Frieda; fur babies, Meanie and Yoda; numerous cousins; and friends.
Fayleen will be remembered every single day by those she leaves behind are her children, Jacinta, James, Catherine, Jessica, Carlee, Tiffanni, and Micheal; parents, Kathy and Carl; the loves of her life, grandchildren, George, Avianna, Jimmy, Landon, Milo, Leon, Lennie, Camilla, Cecil, Randy, Gracelyn, Danica, Lyra, Maia, Ian, Lucas, Marvin, Calvin, and Benny; her love, Kris Pelz; siblings, Jill, Josh, Mary Jo, and Carl; father of her four youngest, Thomas; aunts, Theresa, Beverly, Muggs, Jean; uncles, Wayne, Terry, Robin, and Jerry; fur baby, Yo Yo; numerous cousins; friends; and loved ones.
A two-night wake for Fayleen will start on Sunday, December 31st at 6:00 p.m. and will continue until her funeral service on Tuesday, January 2nd, at 11:00 a.m., all to be held at the Onigum Community Center. Pastor Matthew McWaters will officiate. Fayleen will be carried into eternity by George, Jimmy, Cecil, Kris, Michael, and Matthew, with Sam Reese, and Jason Silcox as her alternates. Honorary pallbearers are her parents, 7 babies, 20 grandbabies, Sam Reese, Jason Silcox, Jill Thompson, and the rest of her cousins she cherished so very much.