Obituaries for June 30, 2022
Andy G. Smith
MICHAELS, Ariz. – Funeral services for Andy George Smith, 80, of Kayenta, Arizona, will be on July 6, 2022, at 10 a.m. Bishop Smith will officiate services at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in St. Michaels. Burial services will be at the Fort Defiance Veterans Cemetery, Fort Defiance, Arizona.
Smith was born on Oct. 6, 1941, in Black Mesa, Arizona. He passed away on June 24, 2022, in Gilbert, Arizona.
His clans are Dibe lzhini (Black Sheep), born for Tlizilani (Manygoats).
Smith attended Richfield High School and attended Brigham Young University. Smith was later employed with DNA-Peoples Legal Services Inc. in Chinle. Then operated as a private legal practice in Chinle.
Smith loved outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, camping, hunting, running and playing horseshoe. He was a sports fan to BYU Cougars and San Francisco 49ers.
Smith is survived by his son, Devin R. Smith; daughters, Pamela Smith-Onodera, Andrea Smith and Lisa Smith; brothers, Virgil Smith and Roy Smith; sisters, Mary Katherine Smith and Marie Tillie Glasue; and 15 grandchildren.
Smith is preceded in death by his mother, Molly Parrish; father, Tillman Smith; brothers, Donald R. Smith, Joe Smith, Merle Ashike Smith and Kennard Smith; sister, Rose Smith-Walters; and son, Andy Smith Jr.
Pallbearers are Kevin Thompson, Virgil Smith, Laroy Smith, Kevin Smith and Jared Smith.
Honorary pallbearers are Darrion Smith, Ayden Smith, Joel Smith, Branson Holtsoi and Deshawn Smith.
There will be a drive-thru reception at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in St. Michaels, Arizona.
Summit Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Allison S. Lee
GALLUP – Funeral services for Allison Snowhawk Lee, 64, of Mexican Springs, New Mexico, were held June 25 at Rollie Mortuary in Gallup, with Jerry DuBois officiating. Interment followed at the Lone Pine Cemetery in Mexican Springs.
Allison was born April 26, 1958, in Gallup, into the Bit’ahnii Clan, born for Tsinajiinii Clan. His maternal grandfather is Tódíchii’nii and paternal grandfather is Ashihii. He passed away June 19, 2022, in Albuquerque.
Allison was a master silversmith who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, watching the Denver Broncos play, and spending time with family and friends.
Allison is survived by his sons, Ferguson Lee (wife Milvia Valladares), Wyatt Lee-Anderson, Kyle Lee-Anderson, and Trent Lee-Anderson; daughter, Alvina Earnhart (husband Benjamin Earnhart); brothers, Anderson Lee Sr. (wife Arlene), Sampson Lee (wife Laverne), Jefferson Lee Sr. (wife Lena), and Chee Smith; sisters, Evangeline Vandever, Miranda Lee, Dianabelle Kercheva, and Thelma Johnson; and four grandchildren.
Allison is preceded in death by his mother, Rena Mae Lee; and father, Chee Lee.
Pallbearers were Ferguson Lee, Wyatt Lee-Anderson, Kyle Lee-Anderson, Trent Lee-Anderson, Benjamin Earnhart, Evans Lee, Anderson Lee Jr., Jefferson Lee Jr., Isaiah Cohoe, and Daniel Plummer.
Rollie Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
MICHAELS, Ariz. – Graveside services for Paul Chischilly, 86, of St. Michaels, Arizona, were held on June 28 in St. Michaels. Father Diaz officiated services. Burial took place at St. Michaels Cemetery.
Chischilly was born April 1, 1936, in Hunters Point, Arizona, he passed away on June 23, 2022, in Hunters Point.
His clans are Tabaaha (Water Edge), born for Honaghaanii (One Walk Around)
Chischilly graduated from Intermountain Indian School. He retired from Window Rock Unified School District.
Before this, he was a bartender in California, a gas attendant at the local gas stations in Tse Bonito, New Mexico, and St Michaels and worked road construction through the chapter house. Paul was also a foster grandparent in the school district. Paul was well-known for being a hard worker.
He enjoyed being with his grand-daughters and also enjoyed attending NAC. He was a farmer.
Chischilly is survived by his children, Cecilia Werito, Pauline Smith, Alvin Chischilly and Ervin Chischilly; 10 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.
Chischilly is preceded in death by his wife, Estella Chischilly; stepsons, Michael, Raymond, Melvin and Franklin Harvey; and granddaughter, Raeowna Harvey.
Pallbearers were Allen Werito, Francelia Roy, Alexandria Werito, Kimm Roy, Estella Begaye and Nathan Begaye.
Honorary pallbearers were Cecelia Werito, Pauline Smith, Alvin Chischilly and Ervin Chischilly.
A reception will follow at St. Michaels Chapter House.
Silver Creek Mortuary oversaw arrangements.
HOUCK, Ariz. – Graveside services for Vincent Smith, 79, of Sanders, Arizona, will be held Tuesday, July 5, at the new Houck cemetery in Houck, Arizona.
Vincent was born April 5, 1943, in Sanders, into the Bitter Water Clan, born for Red Running Into the Water People Clan. His nalí is Towering House and his cheii is One-walks-around. He passed away June 25, 2022, in Farmington.
Vincent retired as a heavy equipment operator and enjoyed singing and playing guitar.
Vincent is survived by his wife, Bertha A. Smith; son, Vicente Smith; daughters, Bernice Robinson and Vi McDonnell; sister, Martha Smith; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Vincent is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Goldtooth Smith; father, Edward Smith; and brother, Andrew Smith.
Pallbearers will be Vicente Smith, Armand Sanchez, Ian Sanchez, Ben Smith, Albert Watchman, and Anthony Nez.
Rollie Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
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