Mae Begay

Funeral services for Mae Begay, 79, were held Oct. 28 at the Wesleyan Din Church. Rev. Ben Yazzie officiated. Burial followed on a family plot in Low Mountain.

Begay died Oct. 24 in Winslow. She was born May 20, 1926 in Low Mountain into the Bitter Water People Clan for the Big Water People Clan.

Begay was a weaver. She enjoyed being with her grandchildren, family and friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Bessie Gishi of Indian Wells; brothers, Stanley Begay, Lewis Begay and Billy Y. Begay, all of Low Mountain; sisters, Mary Jane Gee and Marie Gee, both of Low Mountain; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Begay was preceded in death by her parents, Gishal and Gee Bah Begay; brothers, Paul Begay, Slim Begay, Jack Begay and Charlie Begay; sister, Mary B. George; and son, John E. Chee Jr.

Arrangements were under the direction of Norvel Owens Mortuary.


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