Peter Nez

Funeral services for Peter D. Nez, 63, were held Nov. 4 at First Baptist Church in Holbrook. Interment followed in Holbrook City Cemetery.

Peter Nez passed away on October 28, 2005 in Chino Hills, California. He was born on December 21, 1941 in Whitecone, to Richard and Laura Nez. He attended Phoenix Indian Boarding School and after graduating he went to work with the U.S. Forest Service.

In 1960 he then went to work for Air Industries Corporation where he was employed until his death. Peter was nearing retirement with 45 years of service. He enjoyed playing basketball with the All-Indian Basketball League in Southern California.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Nez of Chino Hills, California; son, McDaniel Nez (Darla) of Colville, Washington; mother, Laura Nez of Whitecone; brother, Johnson D. Nez (Sara) of Indian Wells; sisters, Emma Stewart ( Edison) of Snowflake, Marie Kanuho (Kee) of Whitecone; Lucy Smith (Late,Buck Oliver), of Joseph City; and Virginia Tafoya (Darrell) of Espanola, N.M.; two grand-daughters, Madaleen Jo Nez and Makayla Deann Nez.

Peter is preceded in death by his father, Richard Nez; brother, Nelson G. Nez.

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


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