Joan M. Brokeshoulder

Memorial services for Joan Macy (Maktima) Brokeshoulder were held Jan.13 at Greer's in Winslow. Interment followed at the Desert View Cemetery.

On January 10 Joan departed this world in peace and happiness. She was born Sept. 13, 1935, in Winslow. She was a member of the Rabbit/Tobacco Clan of Hotevilla Village on the Hopi Indian Reservation.

She graduated from the Phoenix Union High School and attended Haskell University in Lawrence, Kan.

Her hobbies were reading and artistic pursuits such as ceramics and pottery. She was an avid sports enthusiast, participating in golf and bowling. She was also a member of the Palm Croft Baptist Church in Phoenix.

She began her professional career in the Phoenix Area Office, with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Branch of Social Services. She retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs in July 1994.

She is the daughter of Guy and Amelia Maktima. Her father was a renowned master craftsman in the art of Hopi Kachina carvings.

She is survived by her husband, Harrell Gene Brokeshoulder; son, Nick Todd Brokeshoulder; brother, Willard Maktima; and three grandchildren.

Greer's Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


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