|Birth: ||Jun. 8, 1989|
|Death: ||Dec. 18, 2004|
Red Lake County
She was born June 8, 1989, in Bemidji, MN the daughter of Marilyn Smith and William Butcher Sr. She was raised and educated in Ponsford, MN. She attended the Pine Point School from kindergarten until 7th grade. She moved to Red Lake in 2002. She attended the Red Lake Middle School for a year and was attending the Red Lake High School. She liked all her classes and loved spending time with her friends. She was very active in high school activities including being on the yearbook staff, and basketball cheerleading. Melissa was a fancy shawl dancer, and enjoyed attending pow-wows. She won the Nay-Ta-Waush Princess title in 2002. She was outgoing, energetic, and had a positive attitude towards everyone and everything.
She is survived by her: Mother, Marilyn Smith of Red Lake, MN
Father, William Butcher Sr. of Ponsford, MN
Brother, Davis Smith of Red Lake, MN
Sisters, Clarissa Smith of Red Lake, MN
Lisa Butcher of Red Lake, MN
Alyssa Bellanger of Red Lake, MN
Grandmother, Helen Butcher of Ponsford, MN
Close Friend, Francesca Mendoza of Red Lake, MN
2 Nieces, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by: aunts Marjorie and Kathleen Smith, maternal grandparents Herbert and Delores Smith.
Breck Memorial Episcopal Cemetery
Created by: Bishop
Record added: Mar 02, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10549211