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Obituaries for July 14, 2022

Gary Tsosie

Gary Tsosie

GALLUP – Funeral services for Gary Tsosie, 69, of Nazlini, Arizona, will be held Monday, July 18, at 10 a.m., at the Cope Memorial Chapel in Gallup. Burial will follow at the Ganado community cemetery in Ganado, Arizona.

Gary was born April 7, 1953, in Ganado, into the Tódích’ii’nii (Bitter Water Clan), born for Kinlich’ii’nii (Red House People Clan). He passed away July 11, 2022, in Youngtown, Arizona.

Gary was a self-employed artisan and skilled jewelry maker. He loved the outdoors and spent many hours hiking, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family and loved ones.

Gary is survived by his wife, Emma May Tsosie; son, Norman Silago; daughters, Garylene Anaya, Lauralee Tsosie, Margie Tsosie, and Jane Saunders; and 16 grandchildren.

Gary is preceded in death by his stepson, Ernest Silago Jr.; mother, Marie (Begay) Tsosie; father, Kee Tsosie; and brothers and sisters.

A reception will take place at the Beautiful Valley House, No. 11, in Nazlini, following services.

Tse Bonito Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Travis R. Claw

Travis R. Claw

GALLUP – Funeral services for Travis Regal Claw, 44, of Twin Lakes, New Mexico, will be held Monday, July 18, at 10 a.m., at Rollie Mortuary in Gallup. Burial will follow in Tohatchi, New Mexico.

Travis was born July 19, 1977, in Gallup, into The Water Flows Together Clan, born for Folded Arms People Clan. He passed away July 8, 2022, in Albuquerque.

Travis enjoyed cooking, reading, collecting comic books, traveling, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends.

Travis is survived by his sons, Jacob Claw and Trevor Claw; daughters, Skylar Claw and Tionne Claw; mother, Esther Pinto; brothers, Ronnie Pinto, Raymond Pinto Jr., Randy Pinto, Rodgrick Pinto, and Shannon Claw; sisters, Regina Hale, Ramona Pinto, Rozena Pinto, and Leia Claw; and three grandchildren.

Travis is preceded in death by his father, John Claw.

Rollie Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Tamisha S. Garrity

Tamisha S. Garrity

GALLUP – Funeral services for Tamisha Shundíín Garrity, 26, of Navajo, New Mexico, were held July 11 at Rollie Mortuary in Gallup. Interment followed at the Sunset Memorial Park in Gallup.

Tamisha was born Dec. 13, 1995, in Fort Defiance, into the Towering House Clan, born for Salt People Clan. She passed away July 1, 2022, in Fort Defiance.

Tamisha attended Gallup High School and enrolled in the medical assistant program in Scottsdale, Arizona. She loved her pets and was an amazing cook. She enjoyed music and loved her daughter Zowie.

Tamisha is survived by her daughter, Zomaei Torren Marilyn Rose Garrity; parents, Rolanda Jean Barber and Thomas Notah Clark; brothers, Aaron Jymison, Justin Jymison, Jarren Jymison, and Eagan Tracey; sisters, Shoshonie Barber, Hailee Barber and Thomiana Clark; and grandparents, Angelina Garrity and Benson James of Ganado.

Tamisha is preceded in death by her aunt, Andrea Jymison; uncle, Bryon Garrity; grandmothers, Lena Clark, Anna Notah and Rose Cowboy; and grandfathers, Roderick Garrity and Ben Cowboy.

Pallbearers were Aaron Jymison, Justin Jamison, Jarren Jymison, Wilhem Jymison, DeLaHoya Barber, and Andrew Davidson.

Honorary pallbearers were Matthew Johnson, Montana Garrity, Gaege Upshaw, Michael Garrity, Mitchell Garrity, and Mark Garrity.

Rollie Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Jayme L. West

Jayme L. West

FORT DEFIANCE – Funeral services for Jayme Lynn West, 42, of Fort Defiance, Arizona, were held on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Gallup, New Mexico. Father Blaine Grein officiated services. Burial took place at the family plot in St. Michaels, Arizona.

West was born on May 19, 1980, in Fort Defiance. She passed away on June 25, 2022, in Gilbert, Arizona. She was born into then Salt Clan, born for Charcoal Streak, Division of the Red Running into the Water, Clan.

Jayme graduated in 1998 from Window Rock High School. After she went to Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona, on a volleyball (collegiate level) scholarship and received her associate degree. Jayme also attended Arizona State University and later went on to obtain her medical assistant degree at Carrington College in Phoenix. During her college year she was selected to do an internship in Washington, D.C.

Jayme loved to cook, walk/run, travel and support her children, nieces and nephews in their sport activities. She was admired because of her athleticism, beauty, intelligence and her contagious smile. She was a loving mother and her three children meant the world to her, she was always very proud of them.

West is survived by her sons, Christian and Adrian Gallardo; daughter, Hannah Gallardo; parents, Richard and Melinda West; brother, Allen West of Mesa, Arizona; sister, RaeAnn West (Layla Billie) of Ochopee, Florida; grandmother, Clara West; nieces, Tyra West, Sage West, Angel Bowers, Katrina Bowers and Elsa Stiers; and nephews, Allen West Jr., Talon West, Raeden West, Trajen West, Jase West, and Billie Stier.

West is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Ben R. West; maternal grandmother, Maggie Patterson; and maternal grandfather, Augustine Anderson Sr.

Pallbearers were Augustine Anderson III, Dewayne Anderson, Kyle Anderson, Lamar Peterson, Kendall Peterson, Michael Warren, Justin West and Allen Yazzie and Larry Anderson Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were Larry Anderson Sr., Melvin Anderson, Merle Anderson Sr., Timothy Ashley Sr., Lydell Brown, Nathaniel Notah, Jeremy Peterson, Steven Peterson, Leo Watchman Jr., Michael West, Ryan West and Ron West.

Rollie Mortuary oversaw arrangements.

Kelvin F. Manuelito

Kelvin F. Manuelito

GALLUP – Funeral services for Kelvin “Kevin” Floyd Manuelito, 59, of Mexican Springs, New Mexico, were held July 12 at the Rollie Mortuary Chapel in Gallup, with Irving Nez officiating. Interment followed at the family plot in Mexican Springs.

Kelvin was born May 6, 1963, in Apache County, into the Black Streak Wood People Clan, born for Within His Cover Clan. He passed away July 7, 2022, in Mexican Springs.

Kelvin attended Tohatchi High School and was employed with McKinley County Highway Department. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, loved auto mechanics, rebuilding exotic cars, and was an avid Denver Broncos fan.

Kelvin is survived by his sons, Kyle Manuelito and Warren Manuelito; daughter, Kristen Manuelito; mother, Rita Rose Manuelito; brother, Nicholas Keane; and sisters, Christine Lambert, Rosita Lee and Leticia Etsitty.

Kelvin is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Manuelito; and grandparents, Minnie and John Tom.

Rollie Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Monica N. Bebout

Monica N. Bebout

PAGE, Ariz. – Celebration of Life for Monica Nicole Bebout, 30, of Durango, Colorado, will be held Saturday, July 16, at 2 p.m., at the Faith Bible Chapel in Page, Arizona.

Monica was born Sept. 24, 1991, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Josephine and Paul Bebout. She passed away July 3, 2022.

Monica grew up in the church and began singing at an early age. She sang in church, school musicals, at various events, and on a Phoenix morning show.

Monica graduated from Widefield High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and attended Yavapai Community College and Fort Lewis College.

Monica played volleyball and ran cross-country in middle school. She had a very creative imagination and her hobbies included watching comedies and Disney movies, writing, drawing, knitting, crocheting, and cooking.

Monica’s favorite color was green and she loved to tell stories, reminisce and making people laugh. She made friends very easily.

Monica is survived by her parents, Josephine and Paul Bebout; sisters, Kimberly and Rachel; brother, Jonathan; aunts, Debbie Mansker, Jonette Mansker and Shawna Yazzie; uncle, Joseph Bia Jr.; grandparents, Katherine and Joseph Bia Sr.; and first cousins, Tiffany, Trevor, Tammie, Trampus, Ginger, Tanner, Hope, Selene, Harper, and Chris Mansker.

Monica is preceded in death by her aunt, Cynthia Cox; uncles, Rex and Ray Mansker; grandparents, Patricia and M. Stan Bebout; great-grandmothers, Lula Claw and Emma Bia; and great-grandfather, John Bia.

Hood Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Marcella Shirley

KLAGETOH, Ariz. – Funeral services for Marcella Shirley (Arriola), 64, of Albuquerque, is pending.

Marcella is originally from Klagetoh, Arizona, and was born into the Tábaahá (Water’s Edge Clan), born for Táchii’nii (Red Running Into the Water People Clan).

Marcella is survived by her father, Edward Shirley; daughter, Larae Arriola; and son, Merak Arriola.

Marcella is preceded in death by her mother, Maggie Shirley.

Family and friends are welcome to stop by anytime at Ed and Maggie’s residence (aka The Top) in Klagetoh. Refreshments will be served.

Preston Tom Sr.

GALLUP – Funeral services for Preston Tom Sr., 62, of Sanders, Arizona, will be held Friday, July 15, at 10 a.m., at the LDS Church in Gallup, with President Edison Wauneka officiating. Burial will follow at the City of Gallup Cemetery.

Preston was born Sept. 15, 1959, in Fort Defiance, into the Tsi’naajinni Clan, born for Naaneesht’ézhí Táchii’nii Clan. He passed away July 7, 2022, in Fort Defiance.

Preston earned his GED at Window Rock High School and was employed at the City of Gallup-Fox Run Golf Course for 26 years. He was branch president for Lupton LDS Church for eight years and had a big heart and was always willing to help.

Preston had a bright smile and gave warm hugs. He was a true Denver Broncos and New York Yankees fan.

Preston is survived by his wife, Hilda A. Tom; sons, Preston Tom Jr., Glen Tom and Joshua Tom; daughters, Patricia Navajo and Miranda Platero; brothers, Harvey Tom, Edison Tom and Fred Tom; sisters, Marie Gleason, Lillie Morrison, Eileen Ashley, and Evelyn Tom; and 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Preston is preceded in death by his parents, Pauline H. Tom and Don Tom; Margaret Tom, Dorothy Lee, Steven Tom, and Jessie John.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Tom, Glen Tom, Taten Tom, Darian Tom, Keyshawn Tom and Marcell Tom.

Honorary pallbearers will be Preston Tom Jr., Harvey Tom, Fred Tom, Edison Tom and Raymond Gleason.

A drive-thru reception will take place at Houck NHA Housing, 167-03 A2, following services.

Rollie Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Martha J. Bilagody Shorty

TUBA CITY – Graveside service for Martha Jane Bilagody Shorty, 70, of Tuba City, was held July 12 in Tuba City.

Martha was born Jan. 14, 1952, in Richfield, Utah, into the Kinyáaníí Clan, born for Tódích’ii’nii Clan. Her nalí is Áshiihí Tábaahá, her cheii is Naasht’ézhí Tábaahá. She passed away July 7, 2022.

Martha earned a bachelor’s degree in social services and Navajo philosophy. She worked for Social Services and was a Tuba City Chapter official and board member for Diné Association.

Martha enjoyed sewing, traveling, listening to music, and making arts and crafts.

Martha is survived by her children, Winnora Howard, LaVon Howard, Christopher Shorty and Robyn Shorty; mother, Annette Butler Bilagody; siblings, James Bilagody, Roy Bilagody, Ann Thompson, Lucita Bennett and Jack Hofeling; and 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Martha is preceded in death by her father, Jessie Bilagody; husband, Robert Shorty Jr.; niece, Jacqueline Tulley; and grandchild, Sunsireee David.

Pallbearers were Jarell G. David, Bryson Huma, Gregory Thompson, Donavan R. David, Darian McCabe, Tyler N. Jensen, Keyón D. Jensen, Grayson Cadman, and Raymond Begay.

Honorary pallbearers were James Bilagody, Roy Bilagody, Bill Ogden, LaVon Howard, Christopher Shorty, and Dexton Bennett.

Valley Ridge Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Michael A. White Sr.

GALLUP – Funeral services for Michael Amos White Sr., 41, of Gallup, will be held Tuesday, July 19, at 10 a.m., at the Twin Buttes Nazarene Church in Gallup, with Daniel Smiley officiating. Burial will follow at the family plot (south of Gallup).

Michael was born Aug. 14, 1980, in Gallup, into the Haltsooí (Meadow People Clan). He passed away July 10, 2022, in Gallup.

Michael graduated from Gallup High School in 1999 and was employed at Jiffy Lube. He enjoyed playing fast-pitch baseball, bass guitar, going to church, fishing, and watching football games.

Michael is survived by his wife, Deanna White; sons, Calton Denetchee, Michael White Jr. and Memphis White; and daughter, Mackenzie White.

Michael is preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Spencer White; and father, Amos White.

Pallbearers will be Erik Joe, Vernon Spencer, Milton Washington Jr., Ernie Francisco Jr., Ernest Spencer, and Nolan Spencer.

Honorary pallbearers will be Calton Denetchee, Michael White Jr., Memphis White, Roland Spencer, and Aron White.

A reception will take place at 473 State Highway 602 in Gallup, following services.

Rollie Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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