Obituaries for Jan. 17, 2019
Emmett Cadman Jr.
GALLUP — Funeral services for Emmett Cadman Jr., 43, will be held Friday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. at the Rollie Mortuary Chapel in Gallup. Burial will follow at the Gallup City Cemetery.
Emmett was born July 12, 1975, into the Naakai dine’é (Mexican Clan), born for Tódích’íi’nii (Bitter Water Clan). His nali is Kiyaa’áanii (Towering House); chei is Táchii’nii (Red Running Into the Water People). He passed away Jan. 9, 2019.
Emmett attended Gallup High School and was a well-known carpenter in Gallup and surrounding areas. He enjoyed steer riding and bull riding with the Indian Junior Rodeo Association, listening to music, artist drawing and spending time with family and friends.
Emmett is survived by his daughters, Kayano Lee and Keisha Cadman; and sons, Jyrus W. Cadman, Jarron T. Cadman and Noah E. Cadman.
Emmett is preceded in death by Mildred Calvin Cadman; brother, Casey K. Thomas; sister, Darvna C. Cadman; maternal grandparents, Marrion J. and Tulley Calvin; and paternal grandparents, Alice R. Jones and Emerson Cadman Sr.
Pallbearers will be Missy Livingston, Melisha Cadman, Jordan A. Cadman, JC Cadman, Roshern Cadman and Esidro J. Olguin III.
Rollie Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
KIRTLAND, N.M. — Funeral services for Lillie Edison, 86, were held Jan. 11 at the Cope Memorial Chapel in Kirtland, New Mexico, with Pastor James Fredy officiating. Interment followed at the Kirtland cemetery.
Lillie was born March 10, 1932, in Upper Fruitland, New Mexico, into the Bit’ahnii (Folded Arms Clan), born for Tódích’ii’nii (Bitter Water Clan). She passed away Jan. 4, 2019.
Lillie enjoyed cooking, gardening, tending to her sheep, being outdoors and was a dedicated weaver.
Lillie is survived by her son, Samuel Edison of Ramah, New Mexico; daughters, Marylou Boone of Salt Lake City, Pauline Alston, Annie Edison and Darlene Edison, all of Upper Fruitland, and Shirlene Edison of Shiprock; sister, Joanne Barber of Upper Fruitland; and eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Lillie is preceded in death by her father, Naataanii Yazhi Begay; mother, Edith Benally; and brothers, Jimmy Benally and John J. Begay.
Pallbearers were Naboyia Alston, Dakota Edison, Derek Edison, Chris Nez, Darvin Dempsey and Jordan Greenburg.
Honorary pallbearers were Leonard Russel, Andrew Ford, Wilson Barber, Robert Barber, Nathan Benally, Ervin Dempsey, Braxton Boone, Arviso Alston, Arsenio Alston, Larvingo Alston and Dairius Dempsey.
Cope Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Milton Bluehouse Sr.
ST. MICHAELS, Ariz. — Funeral services for Milton Bluehouse Sr., 82, will be held today, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. at the St. Michaels Catholic Mission Church in St. Michaels, Arizona. Viewing will take place one hour prior to service at 9 a.m. Burial will follow at the family plot.
Milton was born Feb. 29, 1936, in Ganado, Arizona, into the Tl’ízí lání (Many Goats Clan), born for Honágháahnii (One-walks-around Clan). He passed away Jan. 14, 2019, in Ganado.
Milton is survived by his wife, Irma Bluehouse; daughter, Bernadette Bluehouse; and sons, Milton Bluehouse Jr., Douglas Lowery and Darwin Lowery.
Milton is preceded in death by his parents, Alice and Sam Bluehouse; sister, Roberta Bluehouse; and brother, Homer Bluehouse.
Milton attended Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1961.
Milton was interim Navajo Nation president, interim Navajo Nation vice president, Navajo Nation Council delegate, Ganado Chapter president, Ganado Chapter treasurer, Ganado School Board president and Ganado School Board vice president.
FORT DEFIANCE — Graveside service for Stanley Ben, 76, of Fort Defiance, will be held today, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. at the Fort Defiance Veterans Cemetery with Sister Zoe Brenner officiating.
Stanley was born in 1943 in Fort Defiance, into the Naakai dine’é (Mexican Clan), born for Tótsohnii (Big Water Clan). He passed away Jan. 13, 2019, in Fort Defiance.
Stanley was one of the first five students to graduate from Intermountain High School in Utah, and one of the first students of Navajo Community College.
Stanley served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam and worked in the maintenance and transportation department for O.N.E.O., worked with St. Michaels and Oak Springs Head Start as a bus driver, and maintenance for Navajo Housing Authority.
Stanley did outdoor survival training and enjoyed camping, living the Diné way of life and taking care of his family.
Stanley is survived by his wife, Alice Ben; sons, Leon Hunter Sr. and Wesley Harvey; daughters, Yanniibah Brunello, DawnLei Hunter Ben, Nasbah Hunter Ben, Seanna Hunter Ben and Emma Boisselle; brother, Calvin Ben Sr.; and sister, Mary Francis Bedonie.
Stanley is preceded in death by his mother, Josephine Bilagody Ben; father, Charlie Chee Ben; sister, Marian Joe; and brother, Leonard Ben.
Pallbearers will be Lexi Bedonie, Calvin Ben Jr., Levi Harlow, Kyle Yazzie, Ryan Knudsen and Rex Castillo.
Honorary pallbearers will be Leon Hunter Sr., Calvin Ben Sr., Wesley Harvey, Dirk Chapito, Tyler Hunter and Jayerondo Johnson.
A reception will take place at the Good Shepherd Mission in Fort Defiance, following service.
Silver Creek Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Lupita A. Washburn
SHEEP SPRINGS, N.M. — Funeral services for Lupita A. Washburn, 54, were held Jan. 15 at the Sheep Springs Pentecostal Church in Sheep Springs, New Mexico. Interment followed at the Sheep Springs cemetery.
Lupita was born April 20, 1964, in Gallup, into the Kinlichii’nii (Red House People Clan), born for Táchii’nii (Red Running Into the Water People Clan). Her nali is Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House); chei is Honágháahnii (One-walks-around). She passed away Jan. 4, 2019, in Gallup.
Lupita attended Chuska Elementary School, Newcomb Elementary School and Newcomb High School. She worked at Taco Bell and Burger King. She was a beautiful person, very funny and enjoyed joking with family and friends.
Lupita is survived by her sons, Milton L. Washburn, Felix L. Washburn and Greg C. Begay; daughter, Laura M. Washburn; father, Harry A. Begay; brothers, Larry Begay, Leonard Begay, Alvin Begay, Robert Begay and Lester Johnson Sr.; and sisters, Alvina Begay, Veronica Begay, Victoria Williams, Theresa Yazzie and Michelle Foster.
Lupita is preceded in death by her mother, Mary R. Begay; and nephews, Sheldon C. Begay and Lester Johnson Jr.
Pallbearers were Micheal Curtis, Alvin Begay, Jackson Thomas, David Johnson, Robert Begay, Brandon Yazzie, Ronald Nez and Randell Foster.