Obituary: Juanita Beatrice Sheayea

Juanita Beatrice Sheayea, 41, of Gray Mountain. Passed away on Sept. 9, 2009 in Tucson. She was born July 24, 1968 in Tuba City into the Kinya'aanii Clan (Towering House People) born for Mescalero Apache.

Juanita attended elementary schools in Flagstaff, junior high at Tuba City Boarding School and finished her high school years at Arizona Bible Mission in Snowflake.

Juanita was a loving and giving person and was at her happiest making others happy. She made friends very easily and was always laughing and joking around. If you knew her, she always did and said things out of the ordinary. She loved watching movies, listening to music - mostly 80s stuff - and was very artistic.

At the time of her passing, she was living in Tucson with her three children and her father, George. She is survived by her sons, Eric Sheayea, Jeffery Tsinnie and Dennis Tsinnie Jr.; the father of her youngest boys, Dennis Tsinnie Sr.; parents Maybelle Mexican Sheayea of Gray Mountain and George J. Sheayea of Laguna, N.M.; one brother, Glenn Johnson; and five sisters, Maxine Ehlers, Elaine Colorado, Carmeleta Molton, Frieda Scott, and Georgianna Sheayea; and many nieces and nephews.

Juanita was laid to rest on Sept. 18, 2009 in Tuba City. Services were held at Gray Mountain Bible Church in Gray Mountain.

Taken from "The Day God Called You Home:"

You live on through your family, you're always by our side.

It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone

For part of us went with you, on the day God called you home.

Our daughter, sister, mother and aunt, you will not be forgotten for you were an extraordinary and beautiful woman. We will always miss you! You have left us with many special memories. Ahéheé.

The family of Juanita Sheayea would like to extend their thanks to the family and friends for all donations and flowers sent. Special thanks go to Social Services and Valley Ridge Mortuary in Tuba City, and all those who took part in the services at Gray Mountain Bible Church and gravesite.

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