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Obituaries for July 18, 2019

Helen H. Geneeha

Helen H. Geneeha, 98, of Jeddito, Arizona, has made her journey home.

She was born Dec. 21, 1920, in Jeddito, to parents Haskie Blacksheep and Yanabah.

She grew up in Jeddito until age 5 and then attended government boarding schools.

She married Robert David Geneeha and raised their family in Flagstaff and Holbrook, Arizona.

She had the opportunity to work for the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a home living specialist.

She quilted, enjoyed reading, was a wonderful homemaker, baker, and supported ceremonial events. She enjoyed helping raising her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Wayne Geneeha Sr., Gloria Keams, Rudy Geneeha, Patrick Geneeha, Cindy Joe, Gary Geneeha, Regina Claushee and Timothy Geneeha; by many nieces and nephews; by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held for Helen on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at the Jeddito Cemetery. A reception followed at the Jeddito Chapter House.

Arrangements were by Silver Creek Mortuary in Taylor, Arizona.

Tyrone Ben Murphy

REHOBOTH, N.M. — Graveside service for Tyrone Ben Murphy, 29, will be held today, July 18, at 10 a.m. at the Rehoboth Christian cemetery.

Tyrone was born Dec. 12, 1989, in Albuquerque, into the Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House Clan), born for Tó’aheedlíinii (The Water Flow Together Clan). He went to be with the Lord on July 12, 2019, with his mother by his side in Albuquerque.

Tyrone graduated in 2008 from Bernalillo High School and attended Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque.

Tyrone’s interest and hobbies were typical of a young man who enjoyed life, which included being at the library, watching nature shows and historical documentaries, reggae music, camping, and bowling with family. His favorite sport teams were the Colts, Red Sox, and Celtics.

Tyrone is survived by his mother, Louise Jack Murphy; brothers, Anthony Murphy and Troy Murphy; and sisters, Sarah Lisa Murphy and Sarah Mary Rose Murphy.

Tyrone is preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Murphy; and brother, Benson Murphy.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Murphy, Angelo Paisano Jr., Justin Montoya, Pula Chavez, Ryan Paisano, and close friends and family.

A reception will be held at the Iyanbito Chapter House, following services.

Russell Toledo Sr.

TORREON, N.M. — Funeral services for Russell Toledo Sr., 70, of Torreon, New Mexico, will be held Saturday, July 20, at 11 a.m. at Torreon Mission. Burial will follow in Torreon.

Russell was born Nov. 28, 1948, in Torreon. He passed away July 10, 2019, in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Russell graduated from high school and was employed as a silversmith.

Russell is survived by his ex-wife, Juanita Castillo; son, Russell Toledo Jr.; daughters, Matecia Toledo, Malecia Toledo and Janita Toledo; parents, Frances and Mary A. Toledo; brothers, Anthony Toledo, Herbert Toledo, Toney Toledo, and Randy Toledo; sisters, Bonita Sandoval, Grace Slim and Carol Montoya; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Travis Toledo, Timothy Sandoval, Ronald Lewis, Phillip Montoya, Corey Slim, and Zack Montoya.

Honorary pallbearers will be Toney Toledo, Herbert Toledo and Anthony Toledo.

A reception will take place at the Torreon Chapter House, following services.

Daniels Family Funeral Services—Alameda Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Marvin Chicharello Sr.

TO’HAJIILEE, N.M. — Funeral services for Marvin Chicharello Sr., 64, of To’hajiilee, New Mexico, will be held Saturday, July 20, at 10 a.m. at the Cañoncito Miracle Church in To’hajiilee, with Pastor Angel Pina officiating. Burial will follow in To’hajiilee.

Marvin was born May 3, 1955, in Rehoboth, New Mexico, into the Kiyaa’áanii (Towering House Clan) and Italian, born for Naaneesht’ézhi Táchii’nii (The Charcoal Streaked Division of the Red Running Into the Water Clan). He passed away July 14, 2019, in Albuquerque.

Marvin graduated from Gallup High School in 1974 and worked in road construction, Gallup Supply Center and retired from Nobel Sysco after 35 years.

Marvin was a mechanic who enjoyed ranching, farming, boxing, hunting, and watching western movies. He was involved with camp meeting revivals and was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Rosita Chicharello; sons, Chet Arviso, George Chicharello and Thompson Chicharello; daughters-in-law, Ursa Lee Arviso and Stephanie Sandoval; mother, Mary S. Chicharello; brothers, Leo Chicharello, Andrew Chicharello, Kelvin Chicharello, and Kenneth Chicharello; sisters, Marie Chicharello, Esther Shirley, Jolene Chicharello, Carolyn Davis, and Margie Suina; and six grandchildren.

Marvin is preceded in death by his father, Dominic Chicharello; brother, David Chicharello; sister, Louise Chicharello; daughter, Pablita Marie Cadman; sons, Dominic Chicharello III and Marvin Chicharello Jr.; and grandmother, Julia Spencer.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Chicharello, Kerry Chicharello, Aaron James, Harrison Joe, Allison Williams, and Andrew Chicharello Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chet Arviso, George Chicharello, Thompson Chicharello, Dalton Arviso, Tristian Cadman, Dallas Morris, Thompson Piaso, George Piaso, Harrison Joe, Harris Joe, Harold Joe Sr., and Harold Joe Jr.

A reception will take place in To’hajiilee, following services.

Daniels Family Funeral Services—Alameda Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Lionel Lyle Malone

GANADO, Ariz. — Funeral services for Lionel Lyle Malone, 37, of Steamboat, Arizona, were held July 15 at the LDS Church in Ganado, Arizona. Interment followed in Steamboat.

Lionel was born Oct. 22, 1981, in Gallup, into the Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak Wood People Clan), born for Tódích’íi’nii (Bitter Water Clan). He passed away Feb. 2, 2019, in Twin Lakes, New Mexico.

Lionel attended Gallup Christian School and Ganado High School. He worked in construction, carpentry and enjoyed spending time with his children.

Lionel is survived by his sons, Leonel and Avery Malone of Twin Lakes; daughter, Leona Malone of Twin Lakes; mother, Lora Hildreth of Steamboat; father, Vernon Malone of Chinle; brothers, Lydell Malone, Benjamal Small and Faron Hildreth; and sisters, Amy Small and Alyssa Malone.

Lionel is preceded in death by his uncles, Willie Hildreth, Berlin Hildreth and Jerry Edward Jim; and grandparents, Martha and Richard Malone, and Amy Billy Yazzie and Homer Hildreth.

Pallbearers were family members.

Honorary pallbearers were Raymond Jim, Marvin Malone, Vernon Malone, and Dudley Yazzie.

Silver Creek Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Jasper Francis White

ST. MICHAELS, Ariz. — Funeral services for Jasper Francis White, 52, of St. Michaels, Arizona, were held July 12 at the Mary, Mother of Mankind Parish in St. Michaels, with Father Jose Gutay officiating. Interment followed in St. Michaels.

Jasper was born Nov. 9, 1966, in Dallas, Texas, into the Tódích’íi’nii (Bitter Water Clan), born for Tl’ízí lání (Many Goats Clan). He passed away July 8, 2019, in Fort Defiance.

Jasper attended Window Rock High School and Roswell Job Corps in Roswell, New Mexico, receiving certification as a welder. He worked at Navajoland Denny’s, Quality Inn, Navajo Election, and Church’s Chicken.

Jasper enjoyed spending time with family and friends, laughing and making jokes, listening to music, watching movies, going to concerts, reading and collecting magazines.

Jasper is survived by his sons, Jeremy J. White and Joshua White; brothers, Jeffery White, Jefferson White, Joseph White III, Jeff White, and Calvin White; sisters, Rosita Barney, Renita White, Charlene White, Virginia White, and Shirlene Garcia; maternal grandparents, Ruth Ann and Billy Owens; paternal grandparents, Eva Todicheenie and Francis Whitegoat; and two grandchildren.

Jasper is preceded in death by his father, Joseph F. White Sr.; and brothers, Joseph White Jr. and Joey J. White.

Pallbearers were Jeremy White, Julius White, Calvin White, Joshua Yazzie, Elton Nez, and George McCabe.

Honorary pallbearers were Jeremiah Johnson, Richelle Yazzie and Zachary White.

Silver Creek Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Alice Lopez

OJO ENCINO, N.M. — Graveside service for Alice Lopez, 98, of Ojo Encino, New Mexico, were held July 9 at the Ojo Encino Cemetery with Tulie Butler officiating.

Alice was born Nov. 18, 1920, in Counselor, New Mexico, into the Táchii’nii (Red Running Into the Water People Clan), born for Nihoobáanii (Gray Streaked-Ends Clan). She passed away July 1, 2019.

Alice was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, weaving rugs, sheepherding and spending time with her family and friends.

Alice is survived by her sons, Ted Lopez, Daniel Lopez and Dick Lopez Jr.; daughters, Lena Lopez, Cora Charlie and Corrine Herrera; brothers, Ben Martinez, Tommy Martinez Sr. and Raymond Martinez; sisters, Betty Largo and Mary M. Clah; and 29 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Alice is preceded in death by her husband, Dick Lopez Sr.; daughter, Corrine Herrera; sons, Bobby Martinez and Eddie Lopez; and parents, Padro and Asan Etsuey Martine.

Daniels Family Funeral Services—Alameda Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


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