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Obituaries for Oct. 18, 2018 – Navajo Times


Kent Warren Lyons


Kent Lyons

MESA, Ariz. — Funeral providers for Kent Warren Lyons, 36, of Mesa, Arizona, shall be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Citrus Heights Stake (2549 N. 32nd St.) in Mesa, with Bishop Morin officiating.

Burial will comply with on the Metropolis of Mesa Cemetery (1212 N. Middle St.).

Kent was born Oct. 17, 1981, in Gallup, into the Tábaahá (Water’s Edge Clan). He handed away Oct. four, 2018, from accidents sustained in a car accident in Mesa.

Kent’s first job was bagging groceries at Ellis Tanner’s Buying and selling Publish. He attended faculty in Gallup via eighth grade and graduated from highschool in Mesa. Kent attended Arizona State College and Brigham Younger College, the place he graduated with a level in overseas relations. He served a two-year mission for the LDS Church in Belgium, France, and Switzerland, and was fluent in French.

Kent labored for U.S. Sen. Bennet’s marketing campaign and the Bennet Group in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah, returning to Mesa to work with the household enterprise. He additionally labored for State Sen. Bob Worsley’s re-election marketing campaign in Mesa.

After which his ardour for improvement quickly took over and he discovered himself on the coronary heart of re-vitalizing downtown Mesa. Kent was a beloved son, brother, pal, and colleague.

Most significantly, he was the most effective father and cherished every second together with his daughter. She was his absolute pleasure and the sunshine of his life. Kent will probably be dearly missed as he touched the lives of everybody round him. He was everyone’s greatest pal.

Kent is survived by his valuable daughter, Olive; mother and father, Verna and Warren Lyons; brothers, Chad of Glendale, Arizona, Trevor of Mesa, and Garrett of Mesa; and sister, Amber of Queen Creek, Arizona. For service info, go to

Bunker’s Backyard Chapel is in control of preparations.

Leo Shirley

DALY CITY, Calif. — Funeral providers for Leo Shirley, 79, of Deer Springs/Sawmill, Arizona, and San Francisco, California, have been held Oct. 12 at Duggan’s Serra Mortuary in Daly Metropolis, California, with Johnson Bordy officiating. Interment adopted on the Holly Cross Cemetery in Colma, California.

Leo was born July 24, 1939, in Ganado, Arizona, into the Ma’ii deeshgiizhinii (Coyote Move-Jemez Clan), born for Táchii’nii (Pink Operating Into the Water Individuals Clan). He handed away Oct. 2, 2018, in San Francisco. Leo attended Stewart Indian Faculty and Phoenix Indian Faculty, leaving the Navajo Nation in 1955 to attend faculty.

He was a warehouse employee for Dean’s Distributor’s and Macy’s. Leo was a daily parishioner at Mission Delores Church and loved spending time with household, powwows, casinos, cookouts, and touring to Alaska and Arizona.

His favourite soccer group was the San Francisco 49ers and different Bay Space groups. After retirement, he took care of household and touched many individuals locally together with his kindness and generosity. Leo is survived by his spouse, Katherine Hotch Shirley; sons, Randy Shirley and Julius Shanchez, each of San Francisco; daughters, Darlene Navarro of Daly Metropolis, Tricia Shirley of Daly Metropolis, and Lynn Truong of San Francisco; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Leo is preceded in demise by his son, Leo Roy Shirley; mother and father, Juan and Mary Morgan Shirley; brothers, Kee Chee Morgan, Ben Shirley, and Paul Shirley Sr.; sisters, Nellie Massive Home Begay and Hazel Day Shirley-Foster; and grandparents, Denetsosie and Yanabah Shirley.

Pallbearers have been Victor Shirley, Adrian Navarro, Kayeil Tak, and Choeun Tak. Honorary pallbearers have been relations. Duggan’s Serra Mortuary was answerable for preparations.

Venson Kee Yazzie

CHINLE — Funeral providers for Venson Kee Yazzie, 43, of Chinle, have been held Oct. 15 on the Chinle Potter’s Home with Artie Aragon officiating. Interment adopted on the Chinle cemetery.

Venson was born Dec. 24, 1974, in Fort Defiance, into the Tódích’íi’nii (Bitter Water Clan), born for Tó’áhaní (Close to the Water Clan). He handed away Oct. 5, 2018, in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona.

Venson was an artist who loved drawing and liked to giggle.

Venson is survived by his sons, Tyrone Yazzie and Harleyquint Yazzie; daughters, Cornelia Yazzie and Vanessa Yazzie; mom, Louise Thomas; father, Raymond Yazzie; brothers, Samuel Thomas, Calvin Thomas, and Leon Thomas; and sisters, Grace Hamblen and Phyllis Thomas.

Venson is preceded in dying by Ben and Zonnie John, Samony Thomas, Chuck Thomas, Julius Thomas, and Benson Benally. Pallbearers have been Samuel Thomas, Calvin Thomas, and Leon Thomas.

Silver Creek Mortuary was in control of preparations.

Carmelita Harker

GALLUP — Funeral providers for Carmelita Harker, 63, have been held Oct. 13 at Rollie Mortuary in Gallup.

Carmelita was born March 13, 1955, in Fort Defiance, into the Tó’aheedlíinii (The Water Stream Collectively Clan), born for Zuni.

She handed away Oct. 9, 2018, in Oakland, California. Carmelita attended Gallup faculties and graduated in Oakland, attending Laney School in Oakland. She labored numerous knowledge entry jobs and was presently working as a technician for Medical Transplant Providers in San Francisco. Carmelita was probably the most caring, considerate, unselfish person who lived every day dedicated to work, household, pets, and dwelling life together with her lifelong companion, Joe Yanez.

She took additional time from work and life actions to offer loving care to her 93-year-old mom for two years.

Carmelita beloved horse races, casinos, and had a present for rescuing stray animals and reviving sick crops. She beloved the town life but all the time took the time to take pleasure in visits to see household and hung out together with her prized possession — her daughter Michelle and grandchildren, Khesean and Jordan.

Carmelita additionally liked sports activities and performed softball as a star pitcher for 25 years. She had a humorousness that would convey a smile to anybody’s face in any state of affairs. She is going to ceaselessly be in our hearts and ideas till all of us someday meet once more.

Carmelita is survived by her daughter, Michelle Lonjose; mom, Estelle Harker; sisters, Norma Halona and Marcella Harker-Jones; and brother, Jerry Harker. Carmelita is preceded in demise by her father, Larry Harker Sr.; and brother, Larry Harker Jr. Rollie Mortuary was in control of preparations.

Thomas Charley Jr.

CHINLE — Funeral providers for Thomas Charley Jr., 50, of Cottonwood, Arizona, have been held Oct. 13 on the Chinle Potter’s Home with Artie Aragon officiating. Interment adopted on the Black Mountain Cemetery.

Thomas was born Dec. 22, 1967, in Ganado, Arizona, into the Ma’ii deeshgiizhinii (Coyote Cross Clan), born for Tódích’íi’nii (Bitter Water Clan). He handed away Oct. 9, 2018, in Chinle.

Thomas acquired his highschool diploma and attended numerous vocational/technical faculties. He labored with numerous development corporations and loved drawing and watching soccer. Thomas is survived by his mom, Mary C. Charley; brothers, Virgil Charley, Matthew Charley, and Marcus Charley; and sister, Coranda Whitesheep. Thomas is preceded in demise by his father, Thomas Charley Sr.; and grandparents, Zonnie and Tom Charley.

Pallbearers have been Tim Dedman, Tony Dedman, Bruce Charley, Brent Charley, Jerry Chee Lee, and Delbert Tso. Honorary pallbearers have been Bennie Charley, Don Charley Sr., Henry Charlie, Nelson Charley Sr., Danny Hosteen, and James Charley.

Silver Creek Mortuary was in control of preparations.

Rayven Joe

LUPTON, Ariz. — Funeral providers for Rayven Joe, 25, have been held Oct. 13 on the Tse Si Ani Baptist Church in Lupton, Arizona. Interment adopted on the Ashley Household Plot on Allentown Street.

Rayven was born Jan. 13, 1993, on the Gallup Indian Medical Middle, into the Ta’neeszahnii (Tangle Clan), born for Naakai dine’é (Mexican Clan). His nali is Tsenabahilnii (Sleep Rock Individuals); chei is Kiyaa’áanii (Towering Home). He handed away Oct. 6, 2018, in Mesa, Arizona.

Rayven graduated from Window Rock Excessive Faculty in 2012.

Rayven is survived by his father, Ray Joe; mom, Carol Joe; brothers, Rueben Joe, Rayfurt Joe, and Rayson Joe; and sisters, Raenita Joe and Raquel Joe. Pallbearers have been Rayson Joe, Ruekwon Joe, Dominique Lynch, Marc Hillis, Raygil Wauneka, and Ernest Sam Jr. Rollie Mortuary was in control of preparations.

Anthony Clifford Wesley Sr.

INDIAN WELLS, Ariz. — Funeral providers for Anthony Clifford Wesley Sr., 47, of Indian Wells, Arizona, have been held Oct. 12 on the Damaged Arrow Chapel in Indian Wells, with Cecil Haskie officiating. Interment adopted on the household plot in Indian Wells.

Anthony was born April 26, 1971, in Phoenix, into the Tl’ízí lání (Many Goats Clan), born for Kiyaa’áanii (Towering Home Clan). He handed away Oct. 7, 2018, in Phoenix. Anthony graduated from Holbrook Excessive Faculty and labored in development.

He loved automotive and fishing. Anthony is survived by his son, Anthony Clifford Wesley Jr.; daughter, Braelyn Wesley; father, Cecil Haskie; brother, Christopher Nez Jr.; and sisters, Irin Nolazco, Bernadette Cayer, Kim Thomas, Shannon Thomas, Roxanne Haskie, and Cecelia Mild.

Anthony is preceded in dying by his maternal grandparents, Leota Begay and John C. Helpp; and paternal grandparents, Jack and Grace Haskie. Pallbearers have been Angel Colmenero, Luis Mentes, Saul Nolazco Rodriguez, Cecil Begay, Darrin Prepare dinner, and Leland Williams. Honorary pallbearers have been Larry Edd, Ernest Clark, Leslie Clark, Leander Prepare dinner, Anthony Wesley Jr., and Carlton Prepare dinner.

Silver Creek Mortuary was in command of preparations.

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