Libby, George Edward, Sr. Memeber of the White Earth Native Honor Guard

MINNESOTA, Ogema – A memorial service was held for GEORGE EDWARD LIBBY, SR, 58, on January 19, 2010, at the White Earth Community Center. The White Earth Honor Guard provided military honors. George was born June 18, 1951, at White Earth Indian Hospital. He passed away September 10, 2009, at his residence as the result of a tragic house fire.


    George was raised in a very large family being one of 12 siblings. As a youngster, he attended school in Detroit Lakes school system. After his schooling, George joined the Army in 1969 with basic training at Fort Lewis, Washington, and was later deployed to Vietnam. Upon his honorable discharge, he resided in Minneapolis for several years and then moved back to Detroit Lakes for a number of years. George has lived in several different places of the years; Lake Park, New Mexico and for a short time he lived in Ulen. He made his way back to White Earth and to his current home at Strawberry Lake, outside of Ogema. George was a proud member of the White Earth Native Honor Guard. He was a professional Native arts crafter and his work is known to many people. He enjoyed and attended powwows throughout his life and often performed dances with the full regalia that he made. (Anishinaabeg Today, February 3, 2010)

 

 

 

 

 

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