Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
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June 12-18, 2005

Leon Lee Billie

Leon Lee Billie, 28, passed away June 8, 2005. Born in Winslow he graduated High School in 1994 and attended Northern Academy.

He was a silversmith, framer/construction-drywall. His hobbies included roping, bull riding, USTRC member, leather work and bull rope braiding.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Whiterock; daughter, Natolie Billie; stepdaughters, Shynia Whiterock, Felicia Tso; stepson, Tristian Whiterock; his parents, Joe G. and Katherine Billie; sister, Blessing Billie and brother, Kahn Billie. grandma & grandpa Sam & Eva Billie; Carolyn Johnson & Kenneth Johnson.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Ryan Billie.

Services were held Tuesday June 14, 2005; 10 a.m. at Castle Butte Church.

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

Helen Torrez Davis

Helen Torrez Davis was born in Winslow on August 6, 1949. She entered eternal life on May 15, 2005, in Weston, Florida.

Helen is survived by son, Brian Davis; sisters, Maria (Joe) Villaescusa of Whittier, Calif.; Amie (Joe)Ulloa of Rialto, Calif.; Diane (Gary Wilkins, fiancZ) Johnson; brother, Jerry (Cheryl) Sanchez of Weed, Calif.

Helen was a 1968 Graduate of Winslow High School. Friends and classmates are encouraged to visit an online Web site and sign a guestbook and share memories and condolences with their family. Go to Press obituaries then go to Current Services and Obituaries and finally to List all Memorials. Any questions call Bill at 928-289-2785.

We all love you and miss you very much. Please know that Brian will be in our care. We are just grateful that you now are at peace.

Birda Ree Handy

Birda Ree Handy, 82, was born November 15, 1922, to Preston and Lucille Davis in Zwolle, Louisiana. She was one of two daughters born to her parents. Both parents and her sister preceded her in death. Birda attended school in Many, La. She accepted Christ at an early age.

In 1950 Birda moved to Winslow where she was united into marriage to Samuel Handy. From this union two daughters were born. Birda was a homemaker most of her life.

Soon after she moved to Winslow, she united with Zion Baptist Church where she retained membership until she departed this life. She sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, was mission president, assistant treasurer, choir president, church secretary, a member of Paradise Missionary Baptist State Convention of Arizona Inc., the corresponding secretary of the Women's Department of the Northern Arizona Missionary Baptist District Association, and was presently financial secretary of Zion Baptist Church.

On Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 7:45 a.m., God dispatched his angels to call her home to rest.

Birda leaves to cherish her memories a loving and devoted husband, Samuel Handy; two daughters, Martha King of Las Vegas, Nev.; Betty Burney of Phoenix; one sister-in-law Nonnie Lee Smith of Houston; one brother-in-law, Aubrey (PeColia) Handy of Mansfield, La.; one granddaughter, Krinda King of Phoenix, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and well wishers.

Viewing for Birda Handy was Friday, June 3, 2005; 6 to 8 p.m. at Greer's Mortuary of Winslow Chapel. Funeral Services were held Saturday, June 4, 2005; 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Steward Jackson

Steward Jackson, 28, passed away May 25, 2005 in Forsyth, Montana.

He graduated from Winslow High School in 1996.--

He is survived by his father, Stacy Gishal of Jeddito;--mother, Vera Jackson; sister, Juliet Farion Yazzie of Teesto and his grandmother, Anita Jackson who raised him.

Funeral Services were held on Tuesday May 31, 2005; 10 a.m. at Greer's Mortuary of Winslow Chapel.

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

Ryan Maestas

Ryan Maestas, 38, passed away June 3, 2005 in Phoenix. Ryan grew up and attended school in Holbrook and graduated from Holbrook High School in 1986.

He loved art, drawing and painting. He was a coast to coast truck driver.

He is survived by his father, Ned Maestas of Holbrook; mother, Judy Maestas of Indian Wells; brother, Terrence Maestas of Phoenix; and sisters, Diane Maestas and Monica Maestas of Holbrook.

Services were held Monday, June 13, 2005; 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Holbrook.

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

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