Obituaries for Nov. 23, 2022
Amador T. James
GANADO, Ariz. — Funeral services for Amador T. James, 49, of Ganado, Arizona, will be held today, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m., at the Ganado Glory Temple Ministries Church in Ganado, with Sammie K. Begay officiating. Burial will follow at the Ganado community cemetery.
Amador was born May 14, 1973, in Fort Defiance, into the Honágháahnii (One-walks-around Clan). He was born for Tsénjíkiní (Honey Combed Rock People). He passed away Nov. 15, 2022, in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Amador attended Ganado High School and graduated in Blanding, Utah. He attended Kicking Horse Job Corps and was employed as a construction laborer, cook, and repossession agent.
Amador enjoyed drawing, cooking, playing basketball, reading the bible, doing yardwork, listening to music, and helping others.
Amador is survived by his sons, Peyton James and Amador James Jr.; daughter, Ashley James; stepdaughter, Diana Boyd; mother, Leta James; brothers, Randolph James and Roy Lester Jr.; and sisters, Tonita James, Crystal Lester, Maxine Tabaha, Vivian Tabaha, and Candice Silversmith.
Clyde Slivers, Jackie Bowman, Josh Chambers, Ian Begay, and Roy Lester Jr will be pallbearers.
Following services, a reception will occur at Leta James’ residence (southwest corner of Highway 264/191 junction).
Silver Creek Mortuary oversees arrangements.
Gregory L. Kayonnie
CHINLE — Funeral services for Gregory Lane Kayonnie, 35, of Wheatfields, Arizona, were held Nov. 21 at the Potters House in Chinle, with Pastor Artie Aragon officiating. Interment followed at the Chinle community cemetery.
Gregory was born Feb. 23, 1987, in Chinle, into the Mą’ii Deeshgiizhinii (Coyote Pass Clan). He was born for Deeshchii’nii (Start of the Red Streak People Clan). He passed away Nov. 12, 2022, in Alaska.
Gregory worked in tiling/flooring and construction.
Gregory is survived by his daughter, Riley James Kayonnie, and sister, Crystal Kayonnie.
Gregory is preceded in death by Christine Kayonnie, Gary Kayonnie, and Daniella James.
Silver Creek Mortuary oversaw arrangements.
Rosie A. White
KAYENTA — Our beloved Rosie Ann White, wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, will be missed as she left on her next journey at the age of 72 years to be with our Creator on Nov. 19, 2002, surrounded by her loving family.
Rosie was born Oct. 2, 1950, in Dennehotso, Arizona, into the Tábąąhá (Water’s Edge Clan), Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House Clan), Tó’aheedlíinii (Water Flow Together Clan) and Kinłichíi’nii (Red House People Clan).
Rosie will forever be remembered as an amazing example of a legacy because she demonstrated love and selflessness to those around her.
Leaving behind is Rosie’s loving husband, Herbert C. White; children, Micheal White, Pamela White-Hanson, Leilani White, Nicholas White, Deborah White, Rhonda White, Marcus White, Kimberly White, and Lisa White; sisters, Betty West, Rosita Todacheenie, Etta Maize, and Sharon Begay; brothers, Roy Redhouse and Anderson Redhouse; and 22 grandchildren. As her family grew, so also her love grew in magnitude.
Rosie is preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Louise Redhouse; sister, Rita Singer; and brother, Roger Begay.
Services will be held today, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m., at the Potter’s House Church in Kayenta, followed by a reception at the Kayenta Middle School.
Irvin L. Garfield
GALLUP — Funeral services for Irvin Lee Garfield, 54, of Nihodeeshgiizh (Dalton Pass), New Mexico, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m., at Rollie Mortuary in Gallup. Burial will follow in Nihodeeshgiizh.
Irvin was born Jan. 15, 1968, in Crownpoint, into the Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House Clan). He was born for Kinyaa’áanii. He passed away Nov. 17, 2022, in Nihodeeshgiizh.
Irvin graduated from Crownpoint High School and was Community Land Use Planning Committee vice president at Nihodeeshgiizh Chapter. He also worked as a mechanic and laborer in construction.
Irvin was a kind, loving person who enjoyed helping his community and friends. He liked drawing, painting, working on project vehicles, building houses, and being outdoors, and he was not the type of person to walk past you. He would always say hello and chat with you.
Irvin is survived by his daughter, Zyna Zospah-Norton; mother, Anne Rose Garfield-Thompson; brother, Norman Lee Garfield; sister, Celine Frances Guerro; and three grandchildren.
Irvin is preceded in death by his wife, Becky Zospah-Garfield; father, Harry Yazzie; and maternal grandparents, Frank C. Garfield and Grace Y. Garfield.
Pallbearers will be Norman Garfield, Tyler Garfield, Owen Garfield, Frank Garfield Jr., Garrick Norton, Tyson Largo, Bernie Begay, Curtis Jim, and Jim Yazzie.
Honorary pallbearers will be Norman Garfield, Frank Garfield Jr., and Clance M. Guerro.
A reception will take place at the Nihodeeshgiizh Chapter House following services.
Rollie Mortuary oversees arrangements.
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