Thomas Sloan, 55, of Tuba City passed away December 3, 2001, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. He was born June 19, 1946, in Tuba City. Thomas was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
He is survived by his wife, Alyce Sloan of Page, Ariz.; chilcren, Kris D. Sloan, of Bigfork, Mont., Everett Sloan of Page, Thomasine Stugo, of Winslow, and Vance Stugo of Winslow. He is also survived by brothers and sisters, Betty Watson of Cow Springs, Ariz., Nathaniel Yazzie of Thoreau, New Mexico, Theresa Begody of Farmington, New Mexico, Leland Begody of Tuba City, Deanie Begody of Thoreau, New Mexico, and Rose Slaon; and 12 grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Begody, and father, Thomas Doughi.
A celebration of Thomas’s life were held Saturday, December 8, 2001, at the Norvel Owens Mortuary Chapel.
Arrangements are under the direction of Norvel Owns Mortuary of Flagstaff.
Father Mike Mack
Father Mike Mack, a priest of the Religious Congregation, Servants of the Paracletes, died Friday December 7, 2001, at this residence in Jemez Springs, New Mexico.
Father Mack was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Mack; a brother, Lestor Mack; and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Parsons.
He is survived by his brothers, Harold Mack of Madison, Wisconsin, and Kenneth Mack of Louden, Tennessee; and sister, Mrs. Virginia Blumhardt of Conyers, Georgia.
Father Mack was born December 21, 1941, in Madison, Wisconsin. He graduated from Edgewood High School in Madison in 1060. He was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest on May 24, 1969 in Dubuque, Iowa. In 1969, he received a Masters Degree in Theology from Aquinas University in St. Louis, Missouri.
In 1985, he received a Masters Degree in Counseling Services from Webster University, also in St. Louis.
He was nationally certified as a Chaplain Supervisor by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education and the National Association of Catholic Chaplains.
He was a certified counselor for The American Association of Pastoral Counselors and the National Board of Certified Counselors.
He was a member of the Religious Community “Order of the Preachers” (Dominicans) for 22 years before becoming a member of the Religious community “Servants of the Paracletes” for the past 13 years.
Fr. Mack served as a priest in Milwaukee, Wisc., Tucson and Winslow, Ariz., Indianapolis, Ind., Dubuque, Iowa, St. Louis, Missouri and Gallup, NM.
From 1996 to 2001, Fr. Mack served as Director of Catholic People Initiative, a foundation for the Diocese of Gallup in New Mexico and Arizona.
Memorial services were conducted at the Fr. Fitzgerald Retreat and Conference Center in Jemez Springs on December 14, 2001, and also at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Gallup.
A memorial mass for Father Mack was also celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Winslow on Friday, December 14.