Sagaata Be’dabin-kwe (Sarah Marie Beaver)

BARAGA – Sagaata Be’dabin-kwe (Sarah Marie Beaver) was born April 9, 1972, and walked on to the spirit world January 15, 2014, after an unexpected illness at Marquette General Hospital.

Survived by her daughter, Vanessa Beaver; mother, Ginny Ann Jermac; brothers, Craig Jermac (Angelique), Aaron White (Starr); aunties, Janice, Molly, Mert; and uncles, Dicky, Fred, Ted, Matty Jo and Donny and a vast extended family/tribe.

For everyone that had the honor of knowing our Beav, Sarah showed unconditional love for her family and her people. She was willing to be there for everyone. You know when Sarah was around because she brought joy to everyone that crossed her path with her infectious laugh. Sarah shared a special bond with her baby girl. When you saw one you saw the other, they were inseparable. Vanessa was Sarah’s life. Their love was to the moon and back, infinity. It was no surprise by the beautiful and kind spirit Sarah has that she is loved by many.

Traditional native services will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Ceremonial Room, located at the Ojibwa Senior citizens, Baraga under the direction of Paul Halverson. The family will greet friends at the Ceremonial Room on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. Spring interment will take place in the Assinins Cemetery.

Sarah’s obituary may also be viewed online and condolences sent to the family at

The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted with the arrangements.