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Obituaries July 13

Eloy Lucero Anaya

Eloy Lucero Anaya, 75, passed away on July 6, 2005, with his loved ones surrounding him. Eloy was born on September 5, 1929 and was raised in Winslow. He later joined the U.S. Army and served from 1948 to 1952, fighting in the Korean War.

Eloy met and married the love of his life, Rosie.

He is survived by four sons, Charles (Renae), Eloy Jr. (Tina), Paul (Wilma), and Eloy III; one daughter, Arlene (Bob), 12 grandchildren, Linda, Nikki, Johnny, Charlee, Ashley, Melanie, Zachary, Jimmy, Cassandra, Chelsea, George and Kirstie; one great-grandchild, Kacie, and one on the way; two sisters, Helen Lovato of New Mexico and Polly Ballejos of Bullhead; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, three daughters and one granddaughter.

Holy Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 10, 2005 at Madre de Dios Catholic Church. Mass of Christian burial was at 10 a.m., Monday, July 11, 2005 at Madre de Dios Catholic Church. Burial was in Desert View Cemetery.

Arrangements under the care of Greer's Mortuary.

Elsie Billie

Elsie Billie, 93, passed away Saturday. Born in Pine Springs, AZ in 1912 she was a master rug weaver who also raised sheep and cattle. She is survived by her daughter, Thelma Lee of Dilkon, sister Mary Kanuho of Dilkon, and 18 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held in Dilkon at the family plot, Wednesday, July 13 at 10 a.m.

Arrangement under the care of Greer's Mortuary of Winslow.

Jesus Cervantes Gomez

Jesus Cervantes Gomez (Chewy), 69, passed away on July 1, 2005 in Winslow. He was born in Chihuahua, Mexico on June 8, 1936 to Camillo and Bernada Cervantes.

Jesus came to Winslow at the age of 10, when he was adopted by his brother, Angel Gomez, Sr. He served his country by joining the Marines in 1956. He worked for the City of Winslow and retired in 1996 after 20 years of dedicated work.

Jesus is survived by sisters, Isidra Basurto of Los Angels, Calif. and Mary (Ignacio) Rodriguez of Yuma; brothers, Gilbert (Beto) Gomez, Bartolo (Jan) Gomez and Angel (Lito) Gomez, Jr. of Winslow; Children, Michael (Andrea) Gomez of Madras, Oreg., Linda (Margarito) Gomez-Salinas of Yakima, Wash., Peggy (James) Galvan of Winslow; Jesus "Chacho" (Dina) Gomez, Jr., of Winslow; Berlinda Gomez-Gonzales of Winslow; Moreno "Neno" Gomez of Winslow; Carrie (Izaac) Gomez-Rudd of Las Vegas, Nev.; 13 grandchildren, Christopher, Samantha, Margo, George, Stephanie, Marlo, Daniel, Moreno Jr., Elijah, Alvinita, Izaac Jr., Isabella and Alanna.

Holy Rosary was held Friday, July 8, 2005, 7 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, July 9, 2005, 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Arrangements under the care of Greer's Mortuary.

Mabyn Delores Peart

Mabyn Delores Peart, 85 passed away July 2, 2005.

Born November 11, 1919 in Humbolt, Ariz., her parents were William "Parker" Wright, born in Pine, and mother Edna Alice Rhodes Wright. Mabyn grew up in the Verde Valley, graduated from Clarkedale High School in 1937 and graduated from Good Samaritan School of Nursing in 1941.

She worked as a private duty nurse, floor nurse, and as a psychiatric nurse at the Arizona State Hospital. In 1961 she began working at Winslow Memorial Hospital. She began as a part time nurse, then charge nurse, then hospital administrator. She was administrator until 1976.

She oversaw the building of the new hospital. Always a stickler for details, she oversaw every phase of the construction, making sure things were done to her satisfaction. Mabyn helped countless people through her work at the hospital. She was loved and respected by staff and patients alike.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Lester Peart, and her son, Norman Peart. She is survived by son, Michael William Peart (Irene) of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; daughter Shawn Ramirez (Ramon)Ramirez of Glendale; granddaughter, Rebecca (Genaro) Kirker of Phoenix; grandson, Ray Ramirez of Scottsdale; and great-grandson, Dylan Ray Ramirez.

Mabyn will be so missed by her many friends and family. We are so thankful she was a part of our lives.

Funeral Services for Mabyn were held on Friday, July 8, 2005; 1 p.m. at Greer's Mortuary Chapel.

Gregory Lee Sombrero

Gregory Lee Sombrero, 44, passed away June 25, 2005.

He grew up in Winslow and at the time of his death he was residing in Norwalk, Calif. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the American Legion Post #359 in Norwalk, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Patsy Tootsie; his grandmother Ann Joseph; aunt, Ethel Keevama and uncle, Oscar Joseph.

He is survived by daughter, Shawntae; sister, Donna Jim of Phoenix; brother, Darryl Sombrero of Norwalk, Calif.; sisters ,Denise Zemberi and Kimberly Harvey of Phoenix; father, Wilbur Tootsie of Phoenix; grandfather, Ernest Joseph Sr.; grandmother, Myrtle Naha and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements under the care of Greer's Mortuary.

Rachel Thomas

Rachel Thomas, 87, passed away July 1, 2005.

Born in Dilkon, she lived in Winslow for 10 years before moving back to the reservation in Dilkon.

Rachel was well known in the community. She was loving, caring, generous and kind. She believed in God and was a prayerful mother and grandmother. She started attending to the family flock at an early age. She later started school in Leupp and then was transferred to Wingate.

She worked as a dishwasher to support her children. She later moved back to her community in Dilkon where she restarted her own flock, which was what she loved best, along with raising her children and grandchildren. She was loved dearly and will be missed dearly.

Gerald Watson

Gerald Watson, 30, passed away July 1, 2005. Gerald grew up in Dilkon and Winslow, where he attended Winslow High School.

He is survived by his father, Joseph Watson of Hard Rock; mother, Minnie Watson of Winslow; wife, Rosebelle Nelson of Bird Springs; daughters, Rozina Nelson of Bird Springs and JessiCalif Begay of Virginia; sons, Trevan Watson and Theodore Peshlakai of Bird Springs; brothers, Terrill Watson and Harry Yazzie of Winslow; sister, Geralene "Calvin" Kanuho of Winslow.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Harry Yazzie Sr., of Winslow.

Funeral Services were held Friday, July 8, 2005; 10 a.m. St. Joseph's Church, Winslow.

Arrangements under the care of Greer's Mortuary.

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