Josephine “Joey” P. Chavers, 94, Nett Lake passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at her
residence with family by her side. She was the beloved oldest resident of Nett Lake.
She was born on October 5, 1920 in Nett Lake the daughter of Edward and Annie (Lingletter) Porter.
She was a lifelong resident of Nett Lake.
Joey was active all of her life and had worked as
housing director for Bois Forte, volunteered driving
for St. Louis County, served as deputy Tribal game
warden, worked with the MN Extension Services,
and Nett Lake Banung Crew. She also was a cook
for the Elderly Nutrition Program in Nett Lake
where she also held cooking classes. She was a
member of Bois Forte Wild Rice Committee, Nett
Lake Baptist Church and a member of the Bois
Forte Chippewa Band. She enjoyed cleaning her
yard, loved her plants and mountain ash trees, and
cutting wood.
She is preceded in death by her children, Michael,
Merle “Ike”, Dale, and Charmaine Leecy, Carol
Lumbar Isham , Janice Day, LaVelle Chavers; and
granddaughter, Trina Marie Day.
Joey is survived by her children, Jeanne Ann Day,
Jewel Day Walker, James Chavers Jr., William
“Duze” Chavers and Edward (Cathy) Chavers,
along with numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren,
great -great grandchildren; and
many nieces, nephews and friends.
SERVICES: Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM
Thursday, (July 30th) at the Nett Lake Baptist
Church, where visitation will be from 5:00 PM
until midnight on Wednesday. Visitation will
continue one hour prior to the funeral. The officiant
will be Rev. Kevin Land. Casket bearers will be
her grandchildren: Eddie Chavers, Tim Chavers,
Jimmy Holman, Damon Day, Chris Day and John
M. Day. Honorary bearers will be Barry Day, Ronald
“Dean” Day, Jessie Lundeen, Benjamin Chavers
Sharp, Daniel Holman, Mitchell Chavers, Scotty
Villebrun, Jamie Chavers Dorr, Greg Chavers
Drift, Dave Chavers, Merle Leecy, Glen Marlow,
Richard Steinbaugh, and Michael Damon Leecy.
Burial will be held in the Bois Forte Cemetery,
on the Bois Forte Reservation. Arrangements are
with Mlaker Funeral Home in Cook. To sign the
online guest book or send the family a condolence,
go to: www.mlakerfuneralhome.com.