July 03, 2008 –
Minnie Rose Lewis Baker “Mickey” (Ten-O-Qua),67, of Stockton, Calif. died Sunday, June 22, 2008. She was born June 10, 1941 on the Potawatomi Reservation in Mayetta, Kan. to David Paul Lewis, Sr., (Chea-Qua) and Minnie Rose LaClair Lewis (Ten-O-Qua). She was the youngest of seven children. Minnie Rose Lewis married Robert Baker and they divorced. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Diane Baker Schambera, Sacramento, Calif. and Susan Marie Baker, Las Vegas, Nev. and a son, Robert Baker, Stockton, Calif. Her grandchildren are Tiffany Refuerzo, Andrea Brown, Stephie Brown and Harris Baker. She has two great-grandchildren. Minnie is also survived by a sister Julia Ann Lewis, Mayetta, Kan. and a brother Peter Joseph Lewis of Hollytree, Ala. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Bill Edward Lewis, Francis John Lewis, and David Paul Lewis, Jr. and a sister Mary Lee Lewis Stone Cell.
A private memorial will be held on July 15, 2008 in Stockton, Calif. Lodi All Faiths Cremation is making the arrangements and Minnie’s ashes will be spread over the family’s home place on the Potawatomi reservation where she grew up during a ceremony to be announced at a later date.
Minnie attended Marty Indian (boarding) School, in South Dakota and worked for Kelly Assistant Living for 12 years. She was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and of the Catholic faith. She loved listening to Potawatomi church hymns, the drum, peyote songs and contemporary music. She loved roses, long walks and was best known for her sense of humor. Minnie will be missed by all of her family and friends.