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Taylor Moon Drake started her journey on the Star Road, Saturday, January 13th, 2024 from health complications from influenza. Taylor was born August 17th, 1995 in Devils Lake, ND to Wambde Diaz and Bernadette Jackson (Robertson). Taylor grew up in Lakota, ND with her grandmother, Jennifer Drake and her husband, Chip Drake.  Taylor was a devoted mother to her two surviving children, Arielle (8) and Preston (2). She is also survived by her partner in life, Jesse Davis and his son, Dalton. They had built their family life together in Fargo, ND and had found happiness together being part of the native community attending church and inipi with their spiritual family. Taylor was a Sundancer and had a deep faith in Jesus.  She had just started college, studying Early Childhood Education and had a 4.0 gpa. She worked at Kroll’s Diner in Fargo and had made deep friendships there. Taylor was a bright light to everyone, with her beautiful smile and constant laughter. Her spirit was kind, generous and loving. The loss of Taylor has left a huge hole in our hearts and we will carry her memory forever.

Taylor is survived by family members who love her, including her fiancé, Jesse Davis; their children, Dalton, Arielle and Preston; her father, Wambde (Jennifer) Diaz; her second dad, Pernell Jackson; her maternal grandfather, Tom Robertson Sr.;  her paternal grandmother, Oralia Diaz; great aunt and uncle, Irene (Curtis) McKay, JR Diaz; her aunts and uncles, Rena Robertson and ‘Tiny’ Tom Robertson and Kelsey Feather; her siblings, Pernell Jackson Jr., Halle Jackson, Maria Jackson, Sadie Jackson, Terrell Jackson, Audrice Waalkens, Wambde Diaz Jr., Kalo Diaz, Heaven Diaz and Dayton Diaz. Taylor had many tiospaye from the Robertson and Feather families to which we send our condolences.

Taylor is met in the Spirit World by her mother, Bernadette; her grandmother, Jennifer; her grandfather, Chip; her great grandmothers, Elaine Robertson and Mary Louis Diaz, and her sisters, Maria Diaz and Lillian Jackson.

Pallbearers: Jesse Davis, Pernell Jackson Jr, Terrell Jackson, Wambde Diaz, Wambde Diaz Jr., Dayton Diaz

Honorary Bearers: Kalo Diaz, Audrice Waalkens, Roger Feather, Renita Feather DeLorme, Janice Feather, and the Feather family, Rena Robertson, Thomas Robertson Sr., Thomas Robertson Jr., Johanna Hunt and all the Robertson Family, Lorna Holfner and family, Porfirio Diaz Jr., Irene McKay, Lavonna and Celeste Lonechild, Jamison Diaz and family. 


Taylor’s Visitation will be Wednesday at 5:00-7:00PM followed by a Wake Service at 7:00PM all at Ft. Totten Rec. Center, Fort Totten.

Friends wishing to join the procession from New Rockford to Ft. Totten may gather on the St. Jerome’s Road, Fort Totten, prior to 4:15PM.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 10:00AM at Ft. Totten Rec. Center, Ft. Totten.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Our Sincere Condolences and Prayers for the Family and friends of Taylor. 🙏
    Beautiful Young Lady gone too soon. Rest In Peace.💜
    Prayers sent today and Always. 🙏
    Valerie Yankton-Bull Family

  2. So sorry for your loss of a beautiful young lady 🌹Cherish the memories of her and stay strong. Sending prayers of comfort 🙏

  3. So very saddened to hear of Taylor’s passing. Thoughts and prayers include all in her family and her friends. I taught her when she was in high school in Lakota. She was a very friendly and caring individual.

  4. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends and to her father Chico Wambdi Diaz! My heart goes out the the family.

  5. Aww Taylor, condolences to your family. This is so unbelievable. Hugs to Jen when you see her. Rip until we meet again! Doksa

  6. My heartfelt condolences & sympathy to the family. She was such a beautiful young lady, prayers to all my family 🙏 🙏 🙏 The Diaz Family:Chico aka Wambde, Oralia, Irene and Jr Diaz;
    Jesse Davis and family;
    Robertson and Feather families;
    Pernell Jackson,Sr and family;
    & all her many friends & cousins.

    Fly High Beautiful Lil Cousin.
    ❤️ 🫶

  7. I love our ridiculous talks out on the porch of Jen and dad’s (chip) house. I still laugh about those memories. you’ll be missed. so happy to have you as my only step sister. take care of the family in the spirit world and hope to see you again. much love to your and our family.

  8. I loved having her as a best friend growing up I will never forget the crazy things we did prayers to her family and friends R.I.P Beautiful

  9. My deepest condolences to Jesse Davis and family and all her family on spirit lake nation, we lost a beautiful young woman that will be deeply missed, Taylor always had a smile when you would be talking to her ❤ , 💔 she’s a Beautiful guardian angel now watching over her loved ones and will be so missed

  10. We were deeply saddened by the news and keep the family in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Heartfelt Condolences to her husband children & family.
    May she rest in God’s peace. 🕊


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