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Ivorianna Marie Smith, 7 day old infant daughter of Dylan Smith and Shania Espe, died Sunday, June 30 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, ND.
Ivorianna was born June 23, 2019 to Shania Espe and Dylan Smith in Fargo, ND. In her short life she brought many smiles and love to those around her. She will be remembered for her love of snuggles that would put her soundly asleep. Mom and Dad cherished the time they had with Ivorianna and now she joins her sister Anna as two angels in Heaven. Ivorianna enjoyed her favorite nurse, Mikayla and loved making her respiratory therapist, Klay, run in and out of the room.
She is survived by her parents, Shania Espe and Dylan Smith, her grandmothers: Paula Espe of Mahnomen, MN and Regina (Delmar) Basswood of Ponsford, MN, her grandfather, Randy Espe of Waubun, MN, five siblings: Deynah Barstow, Dylan Smith, Leylah Smith, Deyjah Smith and Emmit Smith. In addition she is survived by her great-grandmother, Karen Spencer, along with many cousins, aunts and uncles and special aunt, Paula (Mark) Smith of White Earth, MN.
She is preceded in death by her sister Anna, her grandfather Selim Keezer, great-grandparents: Margaret and Allen Smith, Curtis and Carol Olson and Lorraine Keezer along with two uncles: Mason Smith and Delmar Basswood and one aunt, Anna Levy.