Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
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Obituaries 1/10/01

Isabel "Chevala" Capp

Isabel "'Chevala" Capp, 70, died December 31 while visiting family in California. She was born October 29, 1930, in McNary. She lived in Winslow for 26 years. She then moved to New Mexico and then to Cortez, Colorado. Chevala enjoyed making and showing her quilts, she also loved to travel.

Survivors include her husband James L. Capp of Cortez, Colorado, daughter Margaret Hangen (Roger) of Winslow, sons Richard Perea (Dolores) of Ontario, California, Jose D. Perea, Jr. of Tucson; step children, Rocky Capp & Joyce Shulte (Jim) both of California; brothers, Ray Duran of Yuma, Jimmy Duran of Payson, and Clory Duran of Flagstaff; sister Lila Plezer of Phoenix; and many nieces and nephews.

Rosary and Vigil Service were Friday, January 5, at 7 p.m. at Madre de Dios Catholic Church in Winslow. Funeral Mass was Saturday, January 6, at 10 a.m. also at the Church. Burial followed in the Desert View Cemetery.

Norvel Owens Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.

Charlie Long, Sr.

Charlie Long, Sr. of Leupp went to be with the Lord on January 1. He was born on Feb. 15, 1912 in Arizona. His maternal clan is the Blackstreak Forest people, his paternal clan is the Edgewater clan.

In the 88 years of his life, he enjoyed so many things. He participated for many years in the Leupp Foster-Grandparent program, where he taught the school children many arts and craft activities. Through his teachings he became a well-respected man throughout parts of the Navajo reservation.

His daily activities included horseback riding, working with his cattle and herding his sheep. Another one of his significant activities was to sit and watch the children play at family gatherings. To hear the laughter and sounds of happiness from his family was one of his hearts greatest joys.

Throughout his life, he gave so much but asked for so little. Qualities that made him a great man of such wonderful respect included having constant faith, hope, and courage. To love and show respect for everyone and everything around you. With his wisdom, he will be greatly missed, not only by his family but also throughout his community.

Five children survive him: Nora Riggs, Charlie Long Jr., Frieda Edd, Carolyn Thompson and Joann Long, all of Leupp. Thirty-four grand children, 59 great-grand children and one great-great grand child also survive him.

His loving wife of more than 50 years, Alice Long, one son Henry Long, two grand children, three great-grand children, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

He was laid to rest on Saturday, January 6. Services were held at the Leupp Nazarene Church at 10

a.m. with the burial immediately following at the Round Cedar Cemetery.

Desert View Memorial services of Tuba City were in charge of the arrangements.

Thyrza Ruth McAdams

Thyrza Ruth McAdams, 83, died December 29 here in Winslow. She was born in Stephenville, Texas October 2, 1917. She moved from the family farm into town when she was fourteen years old. Her job was working in a beauty shop. This hands-on training led to a career, which lasted almost seventy years. Thyrza took great pride in being a beautician and always tried to please her customers. In addition to her beauty work Thyrza was an excellent seamstress and loved to work in her yard. For many years she made her children's clothes. She designed and sewed a beautiful wedding dress for her youngest daughter, The flower beds in Thyrza's front yard were a yearly spring spectacle. They reflected her many hours of hard work. She moved to Winslow in 1944.

She was preceded in death by her husband Adolphus Monroe McAdams, and one son James Milton McAdams.

She lovingly raised and leaves behind as survivors one son and two daughters: Patricia Louise (Robert) Young from Amarillo, Texas, Lyndon Morgan (Beulah) McAdams from Winslow; Ruth Ellen Pfulb from Winslow; eight grandchildren: Robert R. Young Jr., Twlya Waddel, Rhonda Vyvyan, Sonya McAdams, Lance McAdams, Brady Pfulb, Jolene Wilkinson, and Monty Pfulb; and five great grandchildren. This loving, gentle, woman will be missed by many.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday January 3 at the First United Methodist Church. Visitation was from noon until service time also at the church. Burial was at the Desert View Cemetery.

Norvel Owens Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.

Virgil Namoki

Graveside services for Virgil Namoki, 58, were held Thursday, January 4. The wake was

held Wednesday, January 3.

Virgil Namoki passed away on December 31 in Polacca. He was born 23, 1941 in Keams Canyon. Virgil was a 4-H Club member in Stewart High School. He enjoyed making Kachina dolls.

His survivors include: son, Valgene Namoki of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughter, Valerie Namoki of Albuquerque, New Mexico; brothers, Dana Namoki, Jr. of Polacca, Ruben Namoki and Kent Namoki; sister, Joyce Osife of Phoenix; six grandchildren; four aunts and five uncles.

Greer's Scott Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.

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