Obituaries for Sept. 10, 2020
Irene B. Pahe
CHINLE — Graveside service for Irene B. Pahe, 53, of Chinle, will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. in Chinle, with the LDS Church officiating. Irene was born Dec. 26, 1966, in Blue Gap, Arizona, into the Ma’ii deeshgiizhinii (Coyote Pass-Jemez Clan), born for Tl’ááshchí’í (Red Bottom People Clan). She passed away Sept. 5, 2020, in Phoenix.
Irene attended Chinle Boarding School and Spanish Fork High School. She received an associate’s degree in early childhood education from Northland Pioneer College. Irene worked at Aramark as a cook for seven years and a teacher assistant with Chinle Unified School District in 2000, retiring in 2018.
Irene enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, playing games on her iPad, going on drives, and spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Irene is survived by her husband, Anthony Dale Pahe; son, Anthony Patrick Pahe; daughter, Samatha Rae Pahe; parents, Mae Tsosie and John Billy; brothers, Andy Tsosie, Junior Tsosie, Jessie Tsosie, and Leon Walker; sisters, Elsie Clauschee, Ella Sandoval, Anna Manley, Verna Peshlakai, and Jorene Billy; and three grandchildren.
Irene is preceded in death by her grandparents, Nellie and Francis Tsosie Sr. Pallbearers will be Matthew Haven, Jeremiah Tsosie, Emmitt Tsosie, Elliot Peshlakai, Jerrick Sandoval, and Denzel Harvey.
Honorary pallbearers will be Albert Descheeny, Ryan Billy, Devron Billy, Denver Yazzie, Junior Tsosie, Andy Tsosie, Dan Clauschee Jr., John Sandoval, Leo Tah, and Everett Peshlakai. A grab-and-go reception will take place one mile east of Thunderbird Lodge at Leonard Sr. and Laramie Begay’s residence in Chinle, following service.
Summit Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Damon Pete Martinez
IYANBITO, N.M. — Funeral services for Damon Pete Martinez, 34, of Iyanbito, New Mexico, will be held Friday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. at the Iyanbito Gospel Lighthouse Church with Mark Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Gallup.
Damon was born Sept. 2, 1986, in Gallup, into the Apache Clan, born for Kiyaa’áanii (Towering House Clan). He passed away Sept. 4, 2020, in Gallup. Damon attended Fort Wingate Middle School and worked for Wendy’s, Allsups, Ranch Market, and KFC.
He enjoyed listening to the music of ICP (Insane Clown Posse) and Bone Thugs, and spending time with family.
Damon is survived by his sons, Damari and Damien Martinez of Clayton, New Mexico; daughters, Shania Thompson of Jamestown, New Mexico, Zoe Angel, Nevaeh Mae and Dalyla Rose Martinez of Tohatchi, New Mexico, and Dameia Martinez of Twin Lakes, New Mexico; parents, Albert and Carol Martinez; brothers, Melvin Martinez of Torreon, New Mexico, Russell Johnson of Gallup, Albert Martinez Jr. of Iyanbito, Donovan Martinez of Gallup, and Jerry Martinez of Iyanbito; and sisters, Alberta Mann of Clayton, and Donna Martinez of Iyanbito.
Damon is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Peterson and Lucy Ann Martinez; and paternal grandparents, Don and Bessie Martinez. Pallbearers will be Jerry Martinez, Melvin Martinez, MacArthur Frank, Michael Martinez, Denton Gleason, and Michael Mann. Honorary pallbearers will be Albert Martinez Sr., Albert Martinez Jr., Donovan Martinez, Jaron Bowie, Damari Martinez, and Damien Martinez.
To-go plates will be available at Albert and Carol’s home, following services.
FORT DEFIANCE — Graveside service for Marie Showie, 57, of Fort Defiance, will be held Friday, Sept. 11, at 1 p.m. at the Fort Defiance community cemetery with Pastor Martin Haven of the Potter House Church officiating. Marie was born April 12, 1963, in Gallup, into the Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak Wood People Clan), born for Naaneesht’ézhi Táchii’nii (The Charcoal Streaked Division of the Red Running Into the Water Clan). She passed away Sept. 7, 2020, in Phoenix.
Marie was a homemaker who loved to cook and spend time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed singing, traveling and watching her favorite football team, the Steelers.
Marie is survived by her sons, Timothy Showie, Leo Showie Jr., Alton Showie, and John Bahe Showie, all of Fort Defiance; daughters, Lauretta Showie of St. Michaels, Arizona, and Lucianna Tate of Phoenix; mother, Anita Pete of Pinedale, New Mexico; stepfather, Harry Pete of Sanders, Arizona; brother, Gary John of Las Vegas, Nevada; and 15 grandchildren.
Marie is preceded in death by her husband, Leo Showie Sr.; daughter, Tasha Showie; and son, Johnathan Showie. Pallbearers will be Timothy Showie, Leo Showie Jr., Alton Showie, Terry J. John Jr., John Bahe Showie, and Joe Tate. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnson Baloo and Harry Pete.
A drive-thru reception will take place at Black Rock Acres, House No. 69, in Fort Defiance, following service. Summit Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Racheal L. Martinez
OJO ENCINO, N.M. — A memorial service for Racheal L. Martinez, 50, of Ojo Encino, New Mexico, was held Sept. 5 at the Ojo Encino Day School.
Racheal was born Nov. 24, 1969, in Crownpoint, into the Tábaahá (Water’s Edge Clan), born for Táchii’nii (Red Running Into the Water People Clan). She passed away Aug. 30, 2020, in Albuquerque.
Racheal received a master’s degree in education and was employed as a teacher at Ojo Encino Day School. Racheal was a school advocate who enjoyed camping, traveling, sports, amusement park adventures, bowling, dancing, music, and giving back to the community by fundraisers, continuing education classes and recreational programs.
Racheal is survived by her parents, Alice and Raymond Martinez Sr.; one son, two daughters, four brothers and three grandsons. Racheal is preceded in death by Dasmond Martinez. Daniels Family Funeral Services-Alameda Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Tristan R. Anagal
BLUE GAP, Ariz. — Graveside service for Tristan R. Anagal, 29, of Chinle, will be held Friday, Sept. 11, at the family plot in Blue Gap, Arizona, with Artie Aragon officiating.
Tristan was born July 25, 1991, Winslow, Arizona, into the Tó’áhaní (Near the Water Clan), born for Ta’neeszahnii (Tangle Clan). He passed away Aug. 29, 2020, in Tempe, Arizona.
Tristan is survived by his son, Rylan Anagal; parents, Melinda Anderson Morgan and Roderick Anagal; brother, Trevian Morgan; sisters, Kesha Anagal, Chantel Morgan and Mikail Morgan; grandparents, Nora and Raymond Tsosie; and nali, Helen and Roger Anagal.
Tristan is preceded in death by his grandfather, Allen James Anderson; and nali, Ruby Morgan. Pallbearers will be Trevian Morgan, Treavis Anderson, Matthew Anderson, Walter Anderson Jr., Cedrick Clark, and Nataanii Means. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Morgan, Rylan Anagal, Ricky Benally, Raycal Bahe, Red Burtt, and Donna Anagal.
Silver Creek Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Timothy Lyle Ration
THOREAU, N.M. — Graveside service for Timothy Lyle Ration, 38, of Thoreau, New Mexico, will be held Monday, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m. at the Thoreau cemetery with Ray Clemmons officiating. Timothy was born Oct. 4, 1981, in Gallup, into the Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House Clan), born for Tó baazhní’áhí (Two Who Came To the Water Clan). He passed away Sept. 4, 2020, in Thoreau.
Timothy attended Thoreau High School and was self-employed as a labor/silversmith. He enjoyed drawing, labor and yard work, and spending time with family.
Timothy is survived by his brother, Adam Shorty Sr.; sisters, Nizhoni Shorty and Kesha Shorty-Singer; and grandmother, Esther Kee. Timothy is preceded in death by his mother, Pearl Ration; father, Randy Shorty Sr.; and brother, Jake Shorty. Pallbearers will be Adam Shorty Sr., Donavon Singer, Daniel K. Thomas, Terrell Shorty, Vernon Kien, and Aaron Robertson. Honorary pallbearers will be Tracey V., Charleston V., Elek Singer, Mark V., Jeremy Hoskie, and Daniel Morgan.
A curbside reception will take place at the Thoreau Church of God, following service. Rollie Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.