Obituaries for Feb. 13, 2020
THOREAU, N.M. — Funeral services for Shannon Platero, 36, of Thoreau, New Mexico, will be held Friday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. at the Day Springs Church in Thoreau, with Sheridan Saunders officiating. Burial will follow in Thoreau.
Shannon was born April 15, 1983, in Gallup, into the Ts’ah yisk’idnii (Sage Brush Hill Clan), born for Naakai dine’é (Mexican Clan). She passed away Feb. 7, 2020, in Gallup.
Shannon attended Thoreau High School, graduating from Gallup High School and attended the University of New Mexico-Gallup Branch. Shannon enjoyed cooking and watching videos/movies.
She loved to have fun and laugh with family and friends, and spend time with her daughter.
Shannon is survived by her daughter, Raegan Hayes; and mother, Judy Platero. Shannon is preceded in death by her grandparents, Roy and Josie Mariano; brothers, Mario Platero and Lance Etsitty; and father, Mack Platero.
Pallbearers will be Vernon Kien, Von Erik Kien, Christopher Kien, Anthony Kien, Nicholas Kien, Heston Keith, Sheldon Mariano and Irvin Charley. Honorary pallbearers will be Virgil Kien, Jerry Kien, Raymond Kien, Jerry Kien Jr., Nelson Joe, Tuco Joe, Harold Mariano, Cameron Platero and Harrison Keith.
A reception will take place at the Thoreau Chapter House, following services. Rollie Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Laura J. Musket
FORT DEFIANCE — Funeral services for Laura J. Musket will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Fort Defiance, with Pastor Bobby Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in Crystal, New Mexico.
Laura was born Feb. 11, 1930, in Whiskey Creek, New Mexico, into the Honágháahnii (One-walks-around Clan), born for Tábaahá (Water’s Edge Clan). She passed away Feb. 8, 2020, in Fort Defiance.
Laura attended Rehoboth Christian Boarding School and Gallup High School, graduating from the Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in California. She was employed with Fort Defiance Indian Hospital for 45 years.
Laura enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, beading and gardening.
Laura is survived by her sons, Quentin Musket and Sean Adair; daughters, Endora Watchman, Audrey Lynch, Eleanor Jacobs and Edye Musket; brothers, Ronnie Bahe and Kee Martine; sisters, Emily Peshlakai, Alice Wagner and Teresa Adair; and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Laura is preceded in death by James Musket, James Joshua Musket, Mary Peshlakai, Tully Jumbo and Charlene Bahe.
Pallbearers will be Travis Sutcliffe, Alexander Meltel, Sean Adair, Marques Guy, Tanner Guy and Quentin Musket.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Lynch, Ben Ahasteen, Jorden Deal, Clayton Peshlakai, Alex Detsoi and Bawdweodung Elliott. A reception will take place at the Crystal Chapter House, following services.
Rollie Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Ella Bah Wilson
THOREAU, N.M. — Funeral services for Ella Bah Wilson, 66, were held Feb. 7 at the Thoreau Church of God in Thoreau, New Mexico. Interment followed at the Sunset Memorial Park in Gallup.
Ella was born Jan. 13, 1954, in Crownpoint, into the Tsenabahilnii (Sleep Rock People Clan), born for Tó baazhní’ázhí (Two Who Came To the Water Clan). Her nali is Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House); chei is Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). She passed away Jan. 31, 2020.
Ella is survived by her sisters, Rosebelle Sanders, Darlene Wilson and Martha Gonzalez. Ella is preceded in death by her father, Jim Wilson; mother, Bah Charley Wilson; brothers, Clarence Martinez, Joe Wilson, Robert Wilson, Juan Wilson and Leonard Wilson; and sisters, Louise Johnson and Irene Saunders.
Pallbearers were Stewart Wilson, Richard Thomas, Myron Wilson, Myais Wilson, James Eli Barker, Wilford Mariano, Larry Martinez and Tony Martinez. Rollie Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Darlene Ann Pino
ST. MICHAELS, Ariz. — Funeral services for Darlene Ann Pino, 59, of St. Michaels, Arizona, were held Feb. 10 at the St. Michaels Mission. Interment followed in St. Michaels.
Darlene was born Feb. 15, 1960, in Fort Defiance. She passed away Feb. 5, 2020, in Fort Defiance. Darlene enjoyed cooking, listening to oldies and visiting family members.
Darlene is survived by her husband, Joseph Pino; son, Joel Pino; brother, Melvin Bia; and four grandchildren. Pallbearers were Joel Pino, Joseph Pino, Richard Pino, Jermaine Pino, Albert Yazzie and Burt James.
Silver Creek Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.