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After a long illness, Eleanor S. Nez passed away at home surrounded by family in Tulsa, Okla. on December 18, 2012.

January 8, 2013
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Our dear mother and grandmother, Margaret Canyon Shurley, 80, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 in Glendale, Ariz. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She belonged to the Hashk'aan hadzohi' - Yucca Fruit People clan and was born for the Tse'deeshgiishnii - Rock Gap clan.

September 5, 2012

Lodie Coochise, 55, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 in Polacca, Ariz. after an eight-month battle with cancer.

August 28, 2012
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On the morning of Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, a blanket of heavy fog socked in Show Low Airport. When the fog lifted and the skies cleared Gerald and Ruth Hatch were gone.

By Wiley Acheson March 14, 2012
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October 26, 2011
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God saw you getting tired; He did what he thought best. He put his arms around you and said, "Fern, come home and rest." Fern Elizabeth Morgan passed away peacefully at the Olivia White Hospice Home on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011.

October 20, 2011
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By Navajo-Hopi Observer October 19, 2011
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Joseph William Nagel, 64 of Gilbert, Ariz., died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 at his home surrounded by his wife and family.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer October 6, 2011
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Dianna Lynn Dinger, age 45, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, in Kingman, Ariz.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer July 26, 2011
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Bruce Yazzie Jr., of Flagstaff, originally of Hardrock, Ariz., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer July 19, 2011
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July 12, 2011
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Carolyn R. Walters, 94, of Tuba City, passed away Monday, July 4, 2011 in Tuba City, Ariz. She was born on June 6, 1917.

July 12, 2011
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Carolyn R. Walters, 94, of Tuba City, passed away Monday, July 4, 2011 in Tuba City, Ariz. She was born on June 6, 1917.

July 7, 2011
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Reginald Wade Dallas, 58, died on Friday, June 17, 2011. He was born Sept. 23, 1953 in Jeddito, Ariz.

July 7, 2011
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Darrell Cervandez Curley, 48, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, in Page. He was born Sept. 24, 1962, in Ganado to Ned Sr. and Gloria Curley. He died as a warrior.

June 30, 2011
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Richard "Burt" Shattuck, 80, died on June Monday, 27, 2011, in Flagstaff.

June 29, 2011
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Dorothy E. Chadwick, 65, of Flagstaff, Ariz., passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2011 in Chandler, Ariz.

June 22, 2011
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William Yellowhair Sr., 94, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the home of his daughter in Phoenix, Ariz. while surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. Funeral services will commence at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at the Flagstaff Assembly Church in Flagstaff followed by interment with military honors at the Flagstaff Citizens Cemetery, Veteran's section.

June 7, 2011
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John Smithson, 87, died Sunday, May 22, 2011 in Flagstaff, Ariz. Mr. Smithson was born on April 17, 1924 in Claypool Gila County Arizona.

May 31, 2011
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Stephen Michael Shapiro, 69, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011 in Flagstaff, Ariz. He was born April 26, 1942 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Harry M. and Helen Shapiro.

May 31, 2011

Kimana Nicole Davis, 12, of LeChee, Ariz., passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 in Cardon Children Hospital in Mesa. She was the daughter of Wesley and Leann Davis, younger sister to Darrian Davis and older sister to Brycen Lister and Wyatt Davis.

May 31, 2011
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Ruby Begay Chee, 93, a great lady who was beloved by many, died April 27 at a Flagstaff hospital after a brief illness. She was born Feb. 28, 1918 at Grey Mountain, the daughter of Kenebah At'sidi and Luke Jensen. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Monday, May 2, 2011) at the Norvel Owens Mortuary with interment to follow at Citizen's Cemetery.

May 2, 2011
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Joseph "Joe" Daniels Jr., 84 formerly of Macomb, died in his St. Louis, Mo. residence on April 11. Joe had a keen interest in the plight of the American Indian and took his first teaching job on the Hopi Indian Reservation in Arizona. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday April 18 at Oakwood Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Macomb American Legion and VFW.

April 14, 2011
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Our Sincerest Thank YouIt has been a month since Marvin Lee Beeson, a loving son, brother, father, uncle, nephew and friend went on to be with the Lord. We miss him greatly as we look around, do things and travel to familiar places; a flood of memories fill our hearts and the tears begin to flow. Marvin will always remain in our hearts and eventually our tears of sorrow will turn into happy tears filled with all the good and happy memories we shared.

April 5, 2011

Funeral services for Goy Begay, 90, will be held Friday, April 8 at 11 a.m. DST at Hard Rock Community Church. Interment will follow at Hard Rock Community Cemetery. Begay was born in Big Mountain on June 12, 1920 and entered into rest on April 3, 2011 in Winslow.

April 5, 2011