Obituaries for Feb. 20, 2020
Johnny Rusty Manuelito
TO’HAJIILEE – Funeral service for Johnny Rusty Manuelito, 77, of Crownpoint, was held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Daniels Family Funeral in Albuquerque. Burial was at Santa Fe National Cemetary. Officiating was Pastor Trey Hammond.
He was born April 9, 1942, at Crownpoint into To’aheedliini (Water Flow Clan), born for Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House Clan). He passed on Feb. 7, 2020, at To’hajiilee.
He graduated from Ft. Sill Indian School in Oklahoma and earned an associate in biblical studies at Abilene Christian School. He was self-employed as a silversmith of turquoise jewelry and was a former Navajo Police officer. He was drafted into the Army as an infantryman (Korea). He was an EMT paramedic and also worked with the Bureau of Indian Education and Canoncito Community School.
He enjoyed making and designing turquoise jewelry and selling on the Santa Fe Plaza. He loved being with family in the outdoors. He loved watching football and basketball.
He is survived by his wife, Jennie Manuelito; sons, Curtis, Travis and Otis Manuelito and Ronald Saunders; daughters, Elvera, Charles and Manuela Manuelito Renteria; brothers, Monte, Jerry and Joe Manuelito; sisters, Bessie Morris, Mary Devore Desiderio, Jennie M. Walters, Betty Manuelito, Lilly Browning, Lucille Barbone and Joann Manuelito; grandparents, Manuelito Begay; grandchildren, Celeste, Mariah, Kayla, Angelica, Meridian Manuelito Chase LeClair, Kaizelynn LeClair, Marcus Panana, Kylee, Kiera and Mckenna Manuelito; great-grandchildren, Jeramiah, Adam, Jamal and Mason.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Manuelito Begay; his mother, Annie Wero Manuelito; father, Joe Manuelito; brother, Joe Manuelito Jr.; sister, Joann Manuelito; and son, Curtis Manuelito.
Pallbearers were Manuel Renteria, Chase LeClair, Issac Reese Barbone, Aaron Manuelito, Marcus Panana and Fabian Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers were Otis and Travis Manuelito, Ronald Saunders.
A reception was at To’hajiilee Chapter House.
Glenn Morris Stump
CHURCH ROCK, N.M. – Funeral service for Glenn Morris Stump, 70, from Church Rock, New Mexico, will be at 10 a.m. on Feb. 21. Pastor Arviso will officiate. Services will be at Rollie Mortuary in Gallup. Burial will be at Church Rock.
He was born on May 23, 1949, at Church Rock. He was Chippewa, born for Cree. He was a firefighter, an outdoor person and an animal lover.
He attended Rocky Boy High School in Rocky Boy, Montana, and Madera Technical School in California.
He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Stump of Church Rock; son, Wesley St. Marks of Rocky Boy; daughters, Deborah Stump of Gallup and Glynna Stump of Albuquerque; sisters, Jobyna Stump and Valeria Three Star; grandchildren, Erica Wilson, Eurica Wilson, Britney King, Kiana Halona, Ashley Brown, Shielz Brown, Tamura Yazzie and Sage Brown; great-grandchildren, Tristan Yazza, Ariel Garcia, Carly Murphy and Maximus Wilson.
He was preceded in death by parents, Patrick Stump and Julia Wolf Walker-Stump; daughter, Ursula Stump; siblings, Leon Stump, Leslie Stump, Darrell Stump, Katheleen Goggles, Carmela Notafraid, Joyce Stump, Toby Stump, Jamie Stump, Shawn Stump, Tristan Yazza, Mark McCord, and Harry K. Yazzie.
Honorary pallbearers are Deborah Stump, Glynna Stump-Yazzie, Erica Wilson, Eurica Wilson, Britney King and Kiana Halona.
TO’HAJIILEE – Funeral service for Frank Shenale, 74, of To’hajiilee, is today at 10:30 a.m. at Jesus Church in To’hajiilee. Burial will be at To’hajiilee Community Cemetary.
He was born Nov. 11, 1945, in Albuquerque and passed Feb. 11, 2020, at To’hajiilee. He was Big Water Clan, born for Mexican Clan. He went to Albuquerque Indian School and took college courses in psychology. He worked at the Navajo Nation Police Academy, was a CHR for To’hajillee, was a member of Parent Advisory Committee at To’hajillee Community School, a community philosopher, stategist and counselor and loved addressing community members at chapter meetings.
He is survived by his ex-wife, Lena Roanhorse; sons, Shane and Mateo Shenale and Vidale Platero; daughters, Eve and Eileen Shenale; grandparents, Bessie and Juan Piaso; grandchildren, 6 boys and 3 girls.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary; and sons, Frankie Shenale, Kullandi Kullick and Warren Shenale.
Pallbearers are Mateo Shenale, Vidale Platero, Iziah Shenale, Matthew Gould, Andrew Romero, and Jemerson Gould.
Honorary pallbearers are Frankie Gould, Shane Shenale, Bronwon Piaso, Billson Piaso, Johnny Piaso and Bobby Piaso.
Reception will be held at To’hajiilee Chapter House.
Funeral service for David Mike, 67, of Fish Point, Arizona, is today at 10 a.m. at Black Mountain Church in Black Mountain, Arizona. Officiating will be Tom Burbank. Burial will be at the family plot in Fish Point.
He was born April 25, 1953, in Ganado into the To’aheedliinii (Water Flow Together Clan), born for Ma’ii deshgiizhnii (Coyote Pass Clan). He passed away Feb. 17, 2020.
He graduated from Many Farms High School and attended college in Ganado and auto mechanic school in Glendale, Arizona. He enjoyed horseback riding, sheep herding, fixing cars and wood carving.
He is survived by his sisters, Dadina Sam, Lena Summers, Flo Anspach, Lolee Bronston, Anna Mike, Martha Charley and Verna Begaye.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Mike, mother Hazel Mike and his niece, Tamara Charley.
Pallbearers will be his nephews and honorary pallbearers will be his brothers-in-law. A reception will be held at the family residence.
Roger Murphy Cornfield
KIRTLAND, N.M. – Funeral services for Roger Murphy Cornfield, 68, were held Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m. at Cope Memorial Chapel in Farmington. Burial followed at Kirtland Cemetery.
Roger was born June 4, 1951, in Ganado, into the Tsi’naajinni (Black Streaked Wood People Clan), born for Naaneesht’ezhi Tachii’nii (Charcoal Streaked Division of the Red Running into the Water Clan). He passed away on Feb. 13, 2020, in Farmington.
Roger attended Intermountain Indian School in Brigham City, Utah, and graduated in May of 1971. He was a welder in the Four Corners area.
Roger was known for his talent in Native beadwork and instruments through the Native American Church. He enjoyed his grandkids and family.
Roger is survived by his wife, Anna Cornfield; daughters, Marjorie Cornfield, Sharon Jim, Sarah Cornfield, and Rochelle Cornfield; son, Alonzo Cornfield; sisters, Mary Keyonnie, Nellie Tsosie and Rosemary Salabye; brother, Henry Cornfield; and 13 grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Roger is preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Elsie Cornfield; brothers, Harry Cornfield, David Cornfield, Kee Cornfield and Edward Cornfield; sister, Alice Arviso; sons, Andrew Cornfield and Roger Cornfield Jr.
Pallbearers were Robert Tsosie, Albert Tsosie, Daniel Chee, Manuel Scott, Jarin Scott and Jaric Scott. Honorary pallbearers were Henry Cornfield, Alonzo Cornfield, Jerome Salabye, Jayson Salabye and Jasper Salabye.
Reception was held at the Upper Fruitland Chapter House.