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Obituaries for Nov. 22, 2017

Eleazar “Ellie” Zavala Flamme


Eleazar “Ellie” Zavala Flamme

PHOENIX — Funeral services for Eleazar “Ellie” Zavala Flamme, 84, were held Nov. 18 at the Mass Sacred Heart Church in Phoenix. Ellie was born March 31, 1933, in Williams, Arizona, moving to Flagstaff where she lived for the next 60 years. She passed away Nov. 8, 2017, in Tucson.

After high school, Ellie joined the Navy and was certified as a dental assistant, working in the maternity ward. Ellie met her beloved husband Bob at a diner in Flagstaff and they were married at the end of 1954. Together they had three children within 27 months and then waited 13 years to have one more.

Ellie spent her golden years in sunny Tucson enjoying the warmth. She had tremendous love for her family and inspired and motivated her children. She was extremely close to her extended family as well.

Ellie had a great sense of humor and brilliant wit. She loved to cook and spend time with friends and family. While not a traveler she touched many, many hearts. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Ellie is survived by her siblings, Carmen Reyes, Jessie Valdez and Rita Valdez; children, Robert Flamme, Theresa Koubeck, Julie Flamme and Cecilia Flamme; and five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Ellie is preceded in death by her parents, Jesus Valdez and Eduvigis B Valdez; husband, Robert George Flamme; and siblings, Manuel Baca, Joe Baca, Rachel Castro, Marshall Valdez and Romelia Aniceto.

Sarah Y. DuBoise

COUSINS, N.M. — Funeral services for Sarah Y. DuBoise, 83, were held Nov. 20 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Mission Church in Cousins, New Mexico. Interment followed at the family land.

Sarah was born Oct. 19, 1934, into the Tl’ááshchí’í (Red Bottom People Clan), born for Kiyaa’áanii (Towering House Clan). She died Nov. 15, 2017.

Sarah was a trained silversmith. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved raising sheep and being outdoors. She often helped out at a variety of ceremonies and family gatherings. Sarah’s love for others lives on in the hearts and lives of her family and community.

Sarah is survived by Duran DuBoise of Grants, New Mexico; Andrea DuBoise-Kinsel of Chichiltah, Arizona; Sandra Skeets of Gallup; Nan Burch of Fairfield, California; Maggie Pino of Albuquerque; Rita Vallo of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; Paul Yazzie of Chichiltah; and 23 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sarah is preceded in death by her son, Victor DuBoise; and five sisters, two brothers and her parents.

Pallbearers were Brandon Kinsel, Brian Kinsel, Joseph Skeets, Lance Whitewater, Lawrence Yazzie and Lester Yazzie. Rollie Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

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