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Obituaries for Dec. 1, 2022

Bernice Largo

Bernice Largo

KINLICHEE, Ariz. — Graveside service for Bernice Largo, 72, of Cross Canyon, Arizona, will be held today, Dec. 1, at the Kinłichíí community cemetery in Kinłichíí, Arizona, with Father Paul officiating.

Bernice was born Aug. 2, 1950, in Ganado, Arizona, into the Tódích’íi’nii (Bitter Water Clan). She was born for Tó’áhání (Near the Water Clan). She passed away Nov. 25, 2022, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe.

Bernice attended Ganado High School up to the 9th grade and was employed as a silversmith, provider at a nursing home, and transport driver. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, attending peyote meetings, and dancing to traditional songs and dances.

Bernice is survived by her sons, Elvin Largo and Raimondo Haskie; daughters, Evelyn Largo, Ernestine Largo, and Bridget Kee; and brother, Roy Begay.

Bernice is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Ann Begay, and sister, Caroline Tullie.

Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers are to be announced.

Due to Covid, a reception will take place in Cross Canyon following service (will be announced on Facebook).

Silver Creek Mortuary oversees arrangements.

Ambra S. Nez

Ambra S. Nez

FLAGSTAFF — Funeral services for Ambra Sue Nez, 36, of Leupp, Arizona, were held Nov. 22 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Flagstaff. Interment followed at the Citizens Cemetery in Flagstaff.

Ambra was born Aug. 17, 1986, in Tuba City, into the Naakaii Dine’é (Mexican Clan). She was born for Tódích’íi’nii (Bitter Water Clan). Her nálí is Tł’ízíłání (Many Goats); cheii is Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). She passed away in Leupp.

Ambra attended Page High School and Northland Pioneer College. She was employed with Navajo Nation CHR in Dilkon, Arizona, and was a traveling Certified Nursing Assistant with Nurseio.

Ambra enjoyed working with her elders, traveling, sewing, hiking, ranching, and spending time with family members.

Ambra is survived by her nieces, Cora, Lena, Ashley, and Kanoa; nephews, Colten, JaCoby, Braydon, and Kesler; father, Albert Nez; stepfather, Billy Luther Jr.; sister, Angie Nez; and brothers, Kurt Nez, Kelbert, Nez, Coby Nez, and Sheldon Luther.

Ambra is preceded in death by her mother, Juanita Luther; nephew, Thurman Tsosie; cheii, Calvin Chee; másáni, Beth Chee; nálí lady, Helen Nez Sage; and nálí man, Wilbert Nez.

Pallbearers were Kurt Nez, Elbert Nez, Coby Nez, Sheldon Luther, Nicky Lane, Vincent Chee, Ansley Chee, Jonathan Chee, Damian Chee, Durral Whitehorse, and Myron Whitehorse.

Honorary pallbearers were Alex Chee Sr., Ben Chee, James Chee, Jerry Chee, Jeanette Chee, Arlene Jim, Irene Whitekiller, Margie Lane, Virginia Whitehorse, Helena Begay, and Theresa Sage.

Norvell Owens Mortuary oversaw arrangements.

Malcolm Dalton

TEMPE, Ariz. — A memorial service for Malcolm (Micky) Dalton will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m., at the Arizona Community Church (9325 S. Rural Road) in Tempe, Arizona.

In addition, there will be a military service honoring Malcolm’s time in the Army, followed by a reception.

Joe Kee

Joe Kee

GALLUP — Funeral services for Joe Kee, 68, of Chéch’iltah, New Mexico, will be held today, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m., at Rollie Mortuary in Gallup, with Pastor Herbert Francisco officiating. Burial will follow at the family plot on Jones Ranch Road in Chéch’iltah.

Joe was born June 6, 1954, in Zuni, New Mexico, into the Honágháahnii (One-walks-around Clan). He was born for Tábąąhá (Water’s Edge Clan). He passed away Nov. 19, 2022, in Gallup.

Joe attended Chéch’iltah Boarding School for his primary education and graduated from Intermountain High School in Brigham City, Utah. He worked as a construction laborer with trades in electrical and masonry. He enjoyed taking care of animals and the family homestead.

Joe is survived by his son, Joseph Kee; brother, Emmett Kee; and sister, Betty R. Sandoval.

Joe is preceded in death by his father, Robertson Kee; mother, Charlotte Kee; and brothers, Johnnie Kee, Frank Kee, Nelson Kee, and Walter Kee.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Nelson, Loren Chee, Brian J. Kee, Stanley Saunders Jr., Kade Thomas, and Wacey Yizilth.

A reception will take place at the Whitewater Mission Fellowship Hall in Vanderwagen, New Mexico, following services.

Rollie Mortuary oversees arrangements.

Terry J. John

MICHAELS, Ariz. — Funeral services for Terry Jerry John, 41, of Fort Defiance, will be held Friday, Dec. 2, at 9 a.m., at the Ch’íhootsooí Baptist Church in St. Michaels, Arizona, with Scott Merritt officiating. Burial will follow at the Navajo Veterans Cemetery.
Terry was born July 23, 1981, in Phoenix, into the Táchii’nii (Red Running Into the Water People Clan). He was born for Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak Wood People Clan). He passed away Nov. 19, 2022, in Phoenix.

Terry attended Window Rock High School and enjoyed listening to music, hauling wood, working on vehicles, being outdoors, and he loved watching the movie “Heartland Series.”

Terry is survived by his daughter, LaNeisha John; brothers, Jerrieston John and DiMarco Gee; and sisters, Lydia Morris, Yolanda Tabaha, and Savannah John.

Terry is preceded in death by his mother, Roselyn Ann Pete; father, Terry Jerry John Sr.; grandparents, Margret and John Pete; and Marie and Leo Showie Sr.

Pallbearers will be Ethan Gaddy, Shaun Gaddy, Alton John, Jerrieston John, Timothy Showie, and Leo Showie.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Pete and Harry Pete.

A reception will take place at The Family Assembly Church of God Reception Hall following services.

Silver Creek Mortuary oversees arrangements.

Agnes Jones

KLAGETOH, Ariz. — Funeral services for Agnes “Aggie” Jones, 67, will be held Friday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m., at the Samuel Walkers Church (half a mile west of the Klagetoh store in the blue building) in Klagetoh, Arizona.

Aggie passed away Nov. 19, 2022, in Flagstaff. She had many friends and was a well-loved community member in Klagetoh. She was adored and will be missed terribly.

Aggie is survived by her husband, Raymond Jones; brothers, Tom Denetso Jr. (Carol Smith) and Johnston Denetso; and children, Roderick Denetso (Sandra Westbrook), Roddell Denetso (Rainy Crisp), Hosea Jones, Simon Jones, Silas Jones, Raynor Jones, Amanda Lebron (Hector Lebron), Tyson Jones (Freida), and Tyrone Jones.

Agnes has preceded in death her sisters, Cecilia Denetso, Betty Mayes, and Lillian Begay, and brother, Anthony Begay.

Roger Jeff

REHOBOTH, N.M. — Funeral services for Roger Jeff, 73, of Mariano Lake, New Mexico, will be held today, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m., at the Rehoboth Church in Rehoboth, New Mexico, with Pastor Mark Teshima officiating. Burial will follow at the Rehoboth cemetery.

Roger was born Oct. 5, 1949, in Rehoboth, into the Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House Clan). He was born for Tł’ááshchí’í (Red Bottom People Clan). He passed away Nov. 27, 2022, in Gallup.

Roger attended Los Angeles City College and retired as a rancher and previously a mine electrician. He enjoyed ranch work, tending to livestock, watching football, reading Western horseman, and eating strawberry sundaes.

Roger is survived by his son, Sheldon Becenti; daughters, Carma Jeff Becenti and Shanidiin Jeff; sisters, Louise Davis, Carol Joe, Bess Tsosie, and Marie Ann Bennett; grandparents, Mary and Jake Peshlakai; and 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Roger is preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Jeff Peterson; son, Michael Jeff Sr.; and parents, Alice and Chee Jeff Gonzales.

Pallbearers will be Lyrik Lee, Malik Jeff, Russell Jeff Bennett, Lennard Bennett, Marshall Arviso, and Virgil Charleston.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sheldon Becenti, Michael Jeff Jr., Christenson Charleston, David J. Tsosie, Ray Joe, Lawrence Bennett, Ken Peterson, Micah Carolus, Darrell Arviso, Jason Arviso, Jeff Davis, Damon Platero, and Levi Houston Garoutte.

Rollie Mortuary oversees arrangements.

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