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Obituaries 3/21/01

Anne Marie "Annie" Abeita

Ann Marie "Annie" Abeita, 7, passed away Sunday, March 11 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix.

Annie was born in Barstow, California and came to Arizona when she was four years old. She in the first grade at Eagle Ridge Elementary School in Phoenix this year. She was a delightful child. She enjoyed life and some of her favorite things to do were drawing, reading, gardening, playing with her Barbies and spending time with her family. She enjoyed performing at the family Christmas party. She was very loving, smart and intelligent. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her mother; Shana L. A1cantera of Phoenix her father: Vincent Abeita of Barstow, California, her step-father; David V. Alcantera of Phoenix, her grandparents; Steve Brockwell of San Bernardino, California, Debie and Steve Gibson of Snowflake and Doris and Carl Soto of Barstow, California. She is also survived by her great-grandparents Sibyl Brockwell of Winslow, Peggy and Wayne Watkins of Heber and L.R. Abeita, Sr. of Barstow, California, as well as great-great grandparents Delbert and June Nichols of Snowflake.

Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 15 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2700 E. Galveston in Gilbert with concluding services and interment in the Snowflake Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. the same day.

Fletcher's Mortuary of Show Low was in charge of the arrangements.

Agnes Begay

Graveside services for Agnes Begay, 80, were held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 16 at Tolani Lake. Interment followed in the Family Plot at Tolani Lake.

Agnes Begay passed away on March 12, in Flagstaff. She was born on May 10, 1920 in Teesto.

She is survived by her husband, Ashee Begay, of Tolani Lake; sons, Henry Begay of Tolani Lake, Harry Begay of Flagstaff, and Ashee Begay, Jr. of Flagstaff; daughters, Maggie Chischille, of Tolani Lake, Betty Alonzo of Laguna, New Mexico and Annie Begay of Tolani Lake; brother, Dick Mitchell of Saba Delki; 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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

Jack Begay

Jack Begay, 61, passed away March 13 at Winslow Memorial Hospital. Jack was born April 5, 1939 in Tolani Lake. He was raised in Tolani Lake. Jack worked as a heavy equipment operator for the railroad for 13 years, and then for several construction companies. He retired in 1982. Jack enjoyed caring for the livestock, horseback riding, and playing jokes on the grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Eleanor of Tolani Lake, daughters Pauline Adson of Tolani Lake, Jacqueline Begay of Tolani Lake, Marlene Begay of Flagstaff, Marilyn Begay of Leupp, and Elaine Begay of Tolani Lake; sons, Clyde Begay of Flagstaff, and Alfred Begay of Leupp; sisters, Hazel Williams of Tolani Lake, and Laura Mitchell of Window Rock; brothers, Leo Begay of Tolani Lake, Lee Williams of Tolani Lake and Harold Begay of Tolani Lake; 14 grandchildren, three step-sisters and one step-brother.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday March 16 at the Norvel Owens Mortuary Chapel, 914 E. Rt. 66, Flagstaff. Burial followed at the Citizens Cemetery.

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

This obituary is reprinted with corrections

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 was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Dan Hussey as celebrant. Interment followed 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.

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

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