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Obituaries 3/14/01

Obituaries 3/14/01

John Yazzie Totosonie Keyonnie

Funeral Services for John Yazzie Totosonie Keyonnie was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Winslow Stake Center, Winslow. Interment followed in Desert View Cemetery.

John Keyonnie passed away on March 7 in Flagstaff. He was born on January 8, 1915 in Elephant

Butte. He was a Rancher and Silversmith.

He loved his grandchildren and nieces, whom he help raise. He held many tribal jobs during his life.

His survivors include brothers, Rab Keyonnie and Oliver Keyonnie, many grandchildren and nieces.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Pete and O'Shay Totosonie and two sisters.

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

Anna Marie O'Connell

Funeral Services for Anna Marie O'Connell, 72, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the First Assembly of God Church, 501 E. Oak in Winslow. Pastor Stacey Brankel officiated and interment followed in Desert View Cemetery.

Anna Marie O'Connell passed away on March 7 at her home in Winslow. She was born on June 23, 1928 to Eusebio and Mary Luna in St. Johns. Anna spent most of her life raising and caring for her children and grandchildren. She had spent her last few years with her special Church Family. She will be greatly missed by her family, grandchildren and friends.

Anna Marie is survived by her son, Daniel Baca and wife, Susan of Winslow; daughters, Margaret Levine and husband, Stephen of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Mary Montes and husband, Jose of Holbrook, Diane Arellano and husband, Robert of Winslow, and Janette Newton and husband John of Winslow; brothers Max Luna of Lakeside, Gabriel Luna of Temecula, California and Andrew Luna of Lakeside, sister, Barbara Douros of Winslow; ten grandchildren: Richard and Leann Stiles, Stacey and Paul Baca, Nick and Adrienne Arellano, Justine and Michael Newton, Tabitha Montes and Katie Maninez; five great-granddaughters, Adrianne, Ashley, Alyssa, Valana and Sarah.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard O'Connell, parents, Eusebio and Mary Luna; step-mother, Guadalupe Luna; sister, Frances Anderson; brother, Eduardo Luna.

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

Willie P. Tafoya

Holy Rosary for Willie P. Tafoya, Sr. 73, was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 220 W. 2nd St., in Winslow. Mass of Christian Burial is being celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Dan Hussey as celebrant. Interment will follow in Desert View Cemetery.

Willie passed away on March 10 at Flagstaff Medical Center. He was born on April 24, 1927 in Winslow. Willie was a lifetime Winslow resident.

Willie is survived by his loving wife Dora R. Tafoya of Winslow who never left his side. Willie and

Dora were married for 53 blessed years. Willie is also survived by: son, Dan Tafoya of Prescott;

daughters, Pat Perea of Parker,Gloria Martinez of Abilene, Texas, Debbie Trujillo of Gallup, New

Mexico and Dominique Rockwell of Winslow; 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; and

one brother, Buddy Tafoya of St. David; four sisters, Aggie Lopez, Stella Sedillo, Rose Tafoya all of

Winslow, and Molly Montoya of Flagstaff. Willie was a member of the American Legion, Veteran of

World War II, Operating Engineers Local #428 and a member of Saint Joseph's Catholic Church.

Everyone knew Willie for his love of music and sense of' humor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Aurelio and Deluvina Tafoya; brothers, Leo Tafaya, Aurelio

Tafoya, Cecilio Tafoya; sister, Kate Munoz; and son, Willie R. Tafoya, Jr.

Arrangements Under the Direction of Greer's Scott Mortuary of Winslow

Keith Allen Willis

Holy Rosary for Keith Allen Willis, 36, was held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9 at Greer's Scott Mortuary.

Chapel. Father Dan Hussey celebrated the Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon, Saturday, March 10 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment was in Desert View Cemetery.

Keith Willis passed away on March 5 in Flagstaff. He was born on March 1, 1965, in Washington, D.C. Keith served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1985 -1992. He was a Gulf War Veteran, his last duty assignment was with the 1st Light Armored Infantry Bn., 1st Marine Division in Camp Pendleton, California. After being Honorably Discharged from the Marine Corps, he moved his family to Temple Hills, Maryland, where he worked as a meat wrapper and cashier clerk for Giant Foods.

In July 1994, Keith moved his family to Winslow, where he was employed at Safeway for 6 years. He loved spending time with his family at home. He enjoyed music, playing his bass guitar and watching movies. He was also a kind hearted person to his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Willis; daughter, Janise Willis; sons, Derrick Keith Willis and Brett Paul Willis; mother, Mary Francis Taper of Temple Hills, Maryland; sister, Karen Willis of Silver Springs, Maryland and brother, Thomas Willis of Temple Hills, Maryland.

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

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