Caroline Shenze Marie Medicine-Chavez, 2-year-old daughter of Jennifer Medicine and Cody Chavez died Thursday, March 22, 2012 in St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. She was born in Ely on September 12, 2009.  Caroline called herself “Carkine” and had the nickname of  “Tatine”.  She will be remembered for her smile, her laugh, and her sense of adventure. Caroline carried her favorite stuffed animal, “Ogre” wherever she went.

Caroline is survived by her parents: Jennifer Medicine of Virginia and Cody Chavez of Vermilion; sisters: Annakeiah Chavez and Anastasia Chavez; grandparents: Bessie Medicine of Vermilion, Jack Nagle of Superior, WI, Roberta Chavez of Vermilion and Bobby Jo Deegan of Vermilion; great-grandparents: Caroline Boshey, Jackie Chavez and Ray Boshey all of Vermilion; aunts and uncles: Roberta Porter, Kashina Medicine, Cheyanna Medicine, Christina Prochow, Raini Boshey, Crysta Boshey, Billie Jo Deegan, Muriel Deegan, LaDonna Chavez, Tanya Deegan, Kim Deegan, Edith Chavez, Naomi Hanks, Robert Moyer, Jr., Brian Moyer, Wade Shock, David Medicine, Josh Houska, Nick Nagle, James Boshey, Jr., William Deegan, William Moyer, and Jim Deegan; numerous cousins and extended family.

She was preceded in death by great-grandparents: Robert Moyer, Sr. and Jeannette Deegan; and an uncle: Clyde Shock.

Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012 in the Vermilion Wellness Center. Visitation will continue until the Tribal Rites on Sunday, March 25th at 10 a.m. accorded by Gilbert Smith. Interment will follow in the Vermilion Cemetery.

Family services provided by Bauman-Vermilion, A Bauman Family Funeral Home in Tower. To share condolences online, please see: