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Sen. John Pinto, the longest serving legislator in New Mexico state history, was laid to rest surrounding by family, friends and other officials May 30 in Gallup, New Mexico. (Office of the President and Vice President )

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Navajo Nation celebrates the life of Senator John Pinto

On May 30, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, First Lady Phefelia Nez, and Second Lady Dottie Lizer joined many tribal and New Mexico leadership, veterans, families, loved ones and community members at Sen. and Dr. John Pinto’s funeral service and reception in Gallup, New Mexico.