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Obituaries for Feb. 12, 2015

Rev. Paul R. Stone

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Rev. Paul R. Stone, 81, of Indianapolis, died Feb. 4, 2015, at his residence.

Paul was born in Louisville, Ky., to Leland and Gladys Carter Stone on Aug. 17, 1933.

After graduating from Indiana University, Paul went on to seminary in Louisville and on Dec. 27, 1953, he married Mary Ann Green.

Rev. Stone pastored many churches throughout his ministry, including Fairfax Presbyterian, Evansville Presbyterian, Mount Vernon Presbyterian, and Clinton Presbyterian.

Rev. Stone was a supply minister in Philadelphia and
Chicago. In 1980 he moved to Ganado, Ariz., as a missionary.

Rev. Stone is survived by his children and their spouses, Sunny Jungclaus (David) of Brownstown, Karen Stricker (David) of Indianapolis, Kerry Stone of
Hammond, and Kevin Stone (Patricia) of Munster; brother, Gregory Stone (Jenny) of Virginia Beach, Va.; sisters-in-law, Joy Stone of Kingsport, Tenn., and Jessie “Sue” Milligan (James) of Vincennes; and six grandchildren and six nieces and nephews.

Rev. Stone is preceded in death by his parents, wife, and brother, Gerald Stone.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ganado Presbyterian Church at P.O. Box 389, Ganado, AZ 86505.

Memorial services will be conducted at a later date in Ganado.

Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory was in charge of arrangements.

Visit www.WilsonStPierre.com to sign the guest book.

Kee H. Tsosie

KLAGETOH, Ariz. — Funeral services for Kee H. Tsosie, 91, were held Feb. 6 at the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Interment followed at the Klagetoh community cemetery.

Kee was born March 15, 1923, into the Tótsohnii (Big Water Clan). His nali is Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House Clan). He died Feb. 2, 2015.

Kee had an 8th grade education and was employed with El Paso Natural Gas Company for 27 years. He enjoyed and took pride in carrying the American flag at many local events. He also enjoyed traditional social dancing, visiting with veterans, and when he felt the need to reconnect with his roots he often tended to his sheep, horses and cornfield.

Kee is survived by Ida B. Tsosie, Kee Tsosie Jr., Bertha Quintana, Doris Rogers, Bernice Gomez, and Florine Gishie.

Kee is preceded in death by Curt Tsosie and Dwayne Tsosie.

Pallbearers were Angel Quintana, Quincy Quintana, Fernando Gishie, Octavio Gomez, Nicholas Rogers, and Cecil Sandoval.

Rollie Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Franklin Henry Tsosie

CHINLE — Funeral services for Franklin Henry Tsosie, 60, of Chinle, will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m.

Franklin was born March 11, 1954, in Ganado, Ariz., into the Tótsohnii (Big Water Clan), born for Tó’aheedliinii (Water Flow Together Clan). He died Feb. 9, 2015, in Chinle.

Franklin received his high school diploma and retired as a custodian at Chinle Unified School District No. 24. He enjoyed hunting, playing coed softball and was a Dallas Cowboys fan.

Franklin is survived by his son, Ivan Tsosie; daughters, LaTrisha Sanchez, Shawna Tsosie, Carmen Tsosie, and Makayla Tsosie; brothers, Kenneth Watchman Jr., Arnold Watchman, Kelvin Watchman, Hadley Tsosie, Felix Tsosie, Fritz Tsosie, and Henry Tsosie Jr.; sisters, Rita Totsoni, Juanita Watchman, Rena Watchman, Roselinda Watchman, Carmelita Watchman, Virginia Carrol, Sylvia Watchman, Kris Tsosie, Cynthia Hunter, and Sandra Davis; and 10 grandchildren.

Franklin is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Watchman Sr. and Rosemary Watchman.

A reception will take place at Chinle Chapter House following services.

Tse Bonito Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Kent (Kenneth) Yazzie

SPRINGSTEAD, N.M. — Graveside service for Kent (Kenneth) Yazzie, 81, will be held Friday, Feb. 13, in Springstead, N.M.

Kent was born June 25, 1934, into the Táchii’nii (Red Running Into the Water People Clan), born for Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak Wood People Clan). He died Feb. 5, 2015.

Kent was a traditional medicine man (Corn Pollen Way) and helped a lot of people from different races. He was also a farmer, sheepherder, and worked on the railroad. He loved to play cards and help out at ceremonies.

Kent is survived by his stepchildren, Bertha Begay, Lindy Begay and Terry Jim, all of Springstead; daughters, Lorraine and Brenda Yazzie of Mexican Springs, N.M.; and brother, George Yazzie of Washington.

Kent is preceded in death by his father, Charlie Yazzie; and brother, Franklin Yazzie.

Pallbearers will be family members.

Rollie Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Annie H. Dennison

TOHATCHI, N.M. — Funeral services for Annie H. Dennison, 86, will be held Friday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tohatchi, N.M. Burial will follow at the Tohatchi community cemetery.

Annie was born Dec. 24, 1928, into the Tl’ógi (Weaver-Zia Clan), born for Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House Clan). She died Feb. 8, 2015.

In her earlier days, Annie was a horse racer and prided herself on horsemanship and raising livestock. She loved sheep and was a well-known cattle and sheep producer. She was a traditional woman and participated in traditional events. She loved the sport of rodeo and the lifestyle of agriculture. She was a highly respectable rancher.

Annie is survived by her sons, Wayne Dennison, Karl Dennison and Wally Dennison; and daughters, Betty Heidenrich, Cynthia Dennison and Shirley Dennison.

Annie is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Nanabah Holyan; husband, Eugene H. Dennison; and son, Jeff Dennison.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Bitsilly, Kyle D. Dennison, Arvis Francisco, Wacey Francisco, Brant Francisco, and Olin Morris.

Rollie Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Roger Tso Begay

CHINLE — Funeral services for Roger Tso Begay, 60, of Tselani Springs, Ariz., were held Feb. 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Chinle, with Pastor PJ officiating. Interment followed in Chinle.

Roger was born Oct. 6, 1954, in Tselani Springs, into the Biih bitoodnii (Deer Spring Clan), born for Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak Wood People Clan). He died Feb. 5, 2015, in Tselani Springs. He was employed with Chinle Indian Health Service.

Roger is survived by his son, Rodgerick Theron Begay; daughters, Phyllencia Lisa Ann Begay and Rolenthea Therese Begay; brothers, Kantor Emerson Tso and Kenneth Edison Tso; sisters, Marilyn Tso Begay, Edith Tso Begay, Bertha Tso Begay, Elouise Tso Bigman, Elouise Eve Byjoe, and Karen Tso Cline; and six grandchildren.

Silver Creek Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis Ann Begay

CHINLE — Funeral services for Phyllis Ann Begay, 58, of Whippoorwill, Ariz., were held Feb. 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Chinle, with Pastor P.J. officiating. Interment followed in Chinle.

Phyllis was born July 25, 1956, in Keams Canyon, Ariz., into the çshiihi (Salt People Clan), born for Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House Clan). She died Feb. 5, 2015, in Tselani Springs, Ariz.

Phyllis is survived by her son, Rodgerick Theron Begay; daughters, Phyllencia Lisa Ann Begay and Rolenthea Therese Begay; brothers, Peter Buckinghorse, Preston Buckinghorse and Victor Buckinghorse; sisters, Laverne Bates, Lucy Goldtooth and Betty Tsosie; and six grandchildren.

Silver Creek Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Cleveland

FORT DEFIANCE – Funeral services for Raymond Cleveland, 67, of Coalmine, N.M., were held Feb. 6 at the Potter House in Fort Defiance, with Pastor Martin Haven officiating. Interment followed in Coalmine.

Raymond was born Nov. 20, 1946, in Fort Defiance, into the çshiihi (Salt People Clan), born for Tábaahá (Water’s Edge Clan). He died Jan. 31, 2015, in Coalmine.

Raymond attended Window Rock High School and was employed with the Navajo Nation, P&M Coal Mine, and Fort Defiance Chapter. He enjoyed playing basketball, football and going to rodeos.

Raymond is survived by his son, Harold McNeal; sister, Juanita Cleveland; and three grandchildren.

Raymond is preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Wilson Cleveland; parents, Wood and Rose Cleveland; sister, Bernice Cleveland; and brothers, Stanley, Wallace and Jonah Cleveland.

Pallbearers were Harold McNeal, Sheldon Cleveland, Jeffery Cleveland, Orlando Cleveland, and Derrick Yazzie.

Honorary pallbearers were Manuel Cleveland, Edmond Watchman, Steven Cleveland, Daniel Cleveland, Kenneth Cleveland, Mark Cleveland, Thurman Mark, Marlin Mark, and Ernest Benally.

Silver Creek Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

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