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Obituaries 1/24/01

Jimmy Nelson Charley

Funeral Services for Jimmy Nelson Charley, 47, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 18 at the First Baptist Church, 411 N. Warren Ave., Winslow, with Rev. Joseph H. Curley officiating. Interment followed in Desert View Cemetery.

Jimmy passed away on January 10 in Low Mountain. He was born on April 18, 1953 in Ganado, into Kinyaanii for Tsinajinii clan. He was raised among animals: horses and sheep whom he enjoyed caring for. He attended Low Mountain Boarding School, Chinle Boarding School and then attended and graduated from Many Farms High School in 1972. He was a hard worker with very high standards. He had accomplished many achievements. He tried to do right by everyone and was a helpful person to all. He enjoyed going hunting with friends and was very active in his church. He will be missed by family and friends, whom he loved and cared for very much.

His survivors include: wife, Katherine Charley of Teesto; two daughters, Genevive Horseson of Cross Canyon and Valerie Charley of Chinle; one stepdaughter, Dawn Begay of Teesto; one son, Eric Charley of Chin1e; five grandchildren; his mother, Frances Nelson of Smoke Signal; grandmother, Mary Nelson of Smoke Signal; three sisters, Julia Charley of Smoke Signal, Lena Nelson of Phoenix and Belinda Bahe of St. Michaels; eight half-sisters, Nellie Harrison of Shiprock, New Mexico, Sandy Dick of Indian Wells, Helene Cosen of Grants, New Mexico, Dorothy Charley of Smoke Signal, Bessie Smith of Sanostee, New Mexico, Esther Charley Yazzie of Toyei, Annette Pahe of Crownpoint, New Mexico and Anna Martinez of Cochiti, New Mexico; four half-brothers, Harry Charley of Smoke Signal, Raymond Charley of Low Mountain, Dan Charley of Kayenta, and Steven Charley of Pinon; many aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, Dan Charley, Sr.

The family received friends and relatives after the services at Teesto Chapter House.

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

Bessie Poleheptewa

Graveside Services for Bessie Poleheptewa, 56, were held on Saturday, January 20 at Bacavi Village Cemetery.

Bessie passed away on January 18 in Phoenix after a long term illness. She was born on March 9, 1944 in Hotevilla. She lived most of her life in Winslow and was residing in Phoenix at the time of her passing. She was a bus driver/ custodian for the Winslow School District prior to her illness. She enjoyed being around family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

Her survivors include; son, Leon Poleheptewa, Sr. of Kykotsmovi; daughters, Monica Cardova and husband, Florenico of Phoenix, Veronica Montoya and husband, Michael of Winslow, Tracy Poleheptewa and husband, Colby of Phoenix, Meredith Foster and husband, Lanny of Payson and Belinda Whitehat and husband, Jimmy of Winslow; brothers, Steven Lomahquahu of Kaibah, and Alfred Lomahquahu, Sr., and wife, Diane of Black water; sister, Alice Baca and husband, Sam of Winslow; 20 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Percy and Anna Lomahquahu.

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

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