Idella L. George, 95, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010. She was born Dec. 21, 1914 in Kykotsmovi to Herbert and Bessie (Kewanyounim) Saknumptewa. Her maternal clan is the Fire Clan and her paternal clan is the Water Clan.
Idella was a Hopi wicker plaque maker, a seamstress and homemaker. She loved working in the field and planting native food.
She is survived by her daughters Sandra Steely, Antoinette George, Myra Dee, Alice Ringlero and Sun Beam Cuch; sons, Melvin George Sr. and Sankey George Jr.; and, 36 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren.
Idella is preceded in death by her loving husband Sankey George Sr., her parents Herbert and Bessie, sons Lewis N. George and Stanley Lomayesva, sisters Cora Mockta and Matilda Lomavuya, brothers Homer Homewytewa, Hector Saknumptewa, Lorenzo Yoyokie and Lee S. Tomas.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 19 at the Kykotsmovi Mennonite Church.
Please send condolences to the family at condolences@Lazanos-FlagstaffMortuary.com.
Arrangements were under the direction of Lozano's Flagstaff Mortuary.