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Obituaries 4/18/01

Margaret Sundwall

Margaret Sundwall, 84, died April 12 at the Winslow Memorial hospital. Margaret was born December 31, 1916 in Bisbee. She attended school in Globe and Miami area. Margaret came to Winslow in 1942. She was a member of the First Baptist church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She loved camping with her family and friends. Margaret loved her grandchildren. She did sewing and hand embroidery work, and she gave freely of her talent to many friends and family.

Survivors include: sons, Bob and Jim both of Winslow; daughters, Evelyn LaRue, Marilyn Sundwall and Marge, all of Winslow; six grandsons, two granddaughters and 14 great-grandchildren. Her husband, two sons and one daughter preceded her in death.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 17 at the Norvel Owens Mortuary Chapel, 1505 W. Third St., Winslow. Burial followed in Desert View Cemetery in Winslow.

Norvel Owens Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

Bigmountain Begay

Funeral services for Bigmountain Begay, 87, were held at 9 a.m. (MST) Thursday, April 12 at the Hard Rock Community Church. Rev. Jerry Yonnie officiated. Interment was in the Hard Rock Cemetery.

Bigmountain Begay passed away on April 8 in Winslow. He was born on September 15, 1913 in Hard Rock. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. He was a silversmith and carpenter. He loved horses and riding.

His survivors include: daughters, Lorraine Wesley, Dora Manson, Alice Guy and Ella Mae Purley, all of Hard Rock; son, Charlie Cowboy of Hard Rock; brothers, Shay Askie of Pinion and Earl Askie of Blue Gap, and 24 grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father, Hosteen Bigmountain.

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

Ernest Cribbs

Ernest Cribbs, 79, died at his home in Winslow, April 8. He was born June 6,1921 in Hartley, Texas to Emma and Carl Cribbs, He was raised in the Texas Panhandle at Borger, Texas. He attended school in Borger. Ernest volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was sent to England on a mission assignment into Europe with the 8th

Airforce 100th Bomb group. February 1944 his B-17 plane was shot down. He bailed out on the Isle of Fen and was taken prisoner by the Germans. As a prisoner of war he was held in Stalag Luft I at Barth, Germany for 15 months. He was released from prison camp in 1945 and honorably discharged as a Captain.

Ernest and his wife of 52 years were married in 1948. In 1951 the Airforce recalled him for military service for the Korean War. He came to Winslow from Amarillo, Texas in 1963. He was an Electronic Technician for the National Weather Service until he retired in 1981.

Survivors include his wife Montie Jean Burns Cribbs of Winslow; sons, Randall, Michael, and Donald Cribbs of Flagstaff; daughter, Carla Baber of Flagstaff; brothers, Dale of Oklahoma, Roy of Oklahoma, and Jimmy Cribbs of Washington; sister, June Verrett of Michigan; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

His parents Carl and Emma Cribbs preceded him in death.

Graveside services with military honors were held at 2 p.m.Thursday April 12 in the Hartley Cemetery in Hartley, Texas. There will be a memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday April 21 at the Desert View Baptist Church in Winslow.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Northland Hospice P.O. Box 997, Flagstaff, Arizona 86002.

Norvel Owens Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Esther Reyes

A Memorial Mass for Esther Reyes, 69, was held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 17 at Madre de Dios Catholic Church with Father Jakov Juric, officiating. Interment followed in Desert View Cemetery.

Esther passed away on Thursday, April 12 at the Manzanita Care Center in Payson. She was born on April 25, 1931 in Holbrook. Her hobby was collecting dolls. Besides being very active in her church, she also enjoyed dancing and visiting and being around people.

Her survivors include: four daughters, Sophia Salazar, Lorraine Arellano and her husband Doe, Connie Archibeque and her husband Pat, and Dorothy Zavala and her husband Andres, all of Winslow; one son, Reyes Salazar and his wife Karen of Henderson, Nevada; one sister, Ruth Sundwall; five brothers, Sal Chavez, Andy Anzures of Winslow, David Anzures, Leroy Chavez and Ben Chavez; one sister, Ruth Sundwell of Winslow; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and one special niece Elsie Tafoya of Sierra Vista.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Reyes; three sisters, Margaret, Flora and Gloria; and one granddaughter, Rae Jean Baca.

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

Serinda Scott

Funeral services for Serinda Scott, 30, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 16 at St. Mary Rosary Catholic Church, Pinon. Interment was in the Family Plot at Pinon.

Serinda Scott passed away on April 11 in Flagstaff. She was born on September 27, 1970 in Fort Defiance. She loved to cook, ride horses and participated in Lakda Tribe as a Sun Dancer. She loved music and traveling and reading.

Her survivors include: her father, Keo Scott of Pinon and her mother, Priscilla Scott of Pinon; husband Terry Tso of Page; daughter, Kayla Tso of Page; sons, Nolan Scott and Nathan Scott, both of Page; brother, Daniel James of Pinon; sisters, Cecelia James of Phoenix, Lucinda Manymule of Henderson, Nevada and Cynthia Begay of Fairbank, Arkansas; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Joey Derek Lewis

Graveside services for Joey Derek Lewis, 13, are being held at 10 a.m.(MST) Wednesday, April 18 at the Holbrook Cemetery.

Joey Derek Lewis passed away on April 13 in Jeddito. He was born on May 2, 1987 in Keams Canyon. He attended school at the Cedar Public School in Jeddito.

His survivors include: his parents, Jonathan Lewis and Sally Lewis of Whitecone; brother, Shane Erick Lewis of Whitecone; and sisters, Lisa Lewis and Monique Lewis of Whitecone.

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

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