Obituaries for Sept. 12, 2019
Rev. Dr. Paul Redhouse
FARMINGTON — A memorial service for Rev. Dr. Paul Redhouse, 94, of Teec Nos Pos, Arizona, will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. (DST) at the Pinion Hills Community Church (5101 N. Dustin Ave.) in Farmington. A private burial has taken place.
Rev. Redhouse was born April 23, 1925, in Teec Nos Pos, to Hosteen and Marie Redhouse. He was Bit’ahnii (Under His Cover Clan), born for Kinlichíi’nii (Red House People Clan). The Lord called his faithful servant to his eternal home on Sept. 5, 2019.
Rev. Redhouse is survived by his wife, Edith Redhouse; sister, Louise Redhouse; and seven children, 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
After the service, a reception will take place at the Piedra Vista High School Commons (5700 College Blvd., 2.7 miles east of the Pinion Hills Community Church) in Farmington.
Rev. Dr. Paul Redhouse’s favorite Bible passage was Isaiah 1:18.
SANTA FE — A memorial service for Robert Slusher, 87, will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church (1200 Old Pecos Trail) in Santa Fe. A private interment will be held at a later date.
Robert passed gently in his sleep on Sept. 2, 2019.
A lifelong scientist, educator, and minister, his career path allowed him to combine both his passion for science and his faith, through agricultural mission work in Taiwan and Liberia in the 1970s. However, it was his work in the Navajo community of Arizona in the early 1960s that had the most impact on him and his family.
Beloved by a huge extended family of his former students and parishioners, especially in his role as a “quirky mad scientist,” he is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Lavonne Slusher; daughters, Karen Delcampe (Jason), Gwen Johnson (Loren), and Idah Burnside (Virgil); sons, Michael Slusher (Laurie) and Donn Slusher; and 12 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society (100 Caja del Rio Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87507) in appreciation for the dog that adopted him, “Buddy.”
Alex H. Lee
TOHATCHI, N.M. — Funeral services for Alex H. Lee, 65, were held Sept. 11 at the Word of Life Fellowship Church in Tohatchi, New Mexico. Interment followed at the Tohatchi community cemetery.
Alex was born Oct. 3, 1953, in Gallup, into the Naakai dine’é (Mexican Clan), born for Ta’neeszahnii (Tangle Clan). He passed away Sept. 6, 2019, in Gallup.
Alex attended Shiprock High School and worked various jobs, including pipeline, construction and was very active coaching basketball in area tournaments. He was a skilled artist and loved horses.
Alex is survived by Inez Lee, Mangus Lee, Sandra Arsenault, Erin Lee, Yosha Lee, Ishmael Lee, Shyan Lee, and Sonshyine Lee; and four grandchildren. Pallbearers were Albert C. Lee, Adam Manycow, Darnell Butts, Elijah Smart, Farron Tabaha, and Isiaha Lee.
Rollie Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Shawn W.E. Scott
LEUPP, Ariz. — Funeral services for Shawn W.E. Scott, 36, of Leupp, Arizona, will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. (MST) at the Leupp Nazarene Church with Pastor Raymond Long officiating. Burial will follow in Birdsprings, Arizona.
Shawn was born Feb. 16, 1983, in Phoenix, into the Tótsohnii (Big Water Clan), born for Kiyaa’áanii (Towering House Clan). He passed away Sept. 4, 2019, in Mesa, Arizona.
Shawn received his GED and did labor work. He enjoyed drawing, reading and writing his own poems.
Shawn is survived by his sons, La Dainian Scott and Dhimitrio Scott; daughters, Shawnell Scott and Andrea Scott; parents, Andrew and Ruby Bitsoie; brother, Brian Bitsoie; and sister, Andreana Bitsoie.
Shawn is preceded in death by his sister, Andrea S.B. Bitsoie.
Pallbearers will be Brian Bitsoie, Anthony Drake, Raymond Scott, Elliott Scott, Lorenzo Scott Jr., and Frederick Scott. Honorary pallbearers will be Co-Co Darcy Bitsoie, Shawnell Scott, Andrea Scott, La Dainian Scott, and Dhimitrio Scott.
A potluck reception will take place at the Leupp Nazarene Church following services.
Silver Creek Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
TO’HAJIILEE, N.M. — Funeral services for Timothy Monte, 44, of Albuquerque, will be held Friday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. at the Canoncito Miracle Church of God in To’hajiilee, New Mexico, with Ben Harry officiating.
Timothy was born Feb. 17, 1975, in Albuquerque, into the Kiyaa’áanii (Towering House Clan), born for Tábaahá (Water’s Edge Clan). He passed away Sept. 5, 2019, in Albuquerque.
Timothy enjoyed softball, hunting, landscaping, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Timothy is survived by his sons, Ty Monte and Ben Juan Monte; daughters, Tanisha Monte and Tysheena; parents, Henry and Rose Ann Monte; brothers, Richard Tom Sr., Harry Tom Jr. and Eugene Monte; sisters, Rita Wilson, Patricia Monte, Beverly Monte, and Laura Monte; grandparents, Francisco and Frances Monte; and two grandchildren.
Timothy is preceded in death by his brother, Melvin Monte.
Pallbearers will be Ardy Secatero, Eugene Monte, Nathan Platero, Earl Francisco, Reeko Martin, Seth Watuena, Wilson Platero, and Kirk Piasco. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Wilson, Nathaniel Jake, Harry Tom Jr., Richard Tom Sr., Ty Monte, BJ Monte, Justin Platero, and Hershel Wilson.
A reception will take place at the Desidero Center in To’hajiilee, following services.
Daniels Family Funeral Services—Alameda Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Edwin Louis Denny
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. — Funeral services for Edwin Louis Denny, 84, of Fort McDowell, Arizona, will be held today, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. at the Messenger Fountain Hills Chapel in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Burial will follow at the Fort McDowell community cemetery.
Edwin was born July 10, 1935, in Ganado, Arizona, into the Honágháahnii (One-walks-around Clan), born for Táchii’nii (Red Running Into the Water People Clan). He passed away Sept. 4, 2019, in Mesa, Arizona.
Edwin attended Ganado Mission High School, Arizona State University and served in the U.S. Army. He worked for the City of Gallup as a union member of IBEW No. 16 New Mexico, and retired as a journeyman lineman from Navajo Tribal Utility Authority in Fort Defiance. Edwin enjoyed playing his guitar in local bands, gospel music and coached numerous women basketball teams in Window Rock.
Edwin is survived by his son, Dewayne Denny; and brother, Juan Denny Jr. Edwin is preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Harrison Denny; parents, Juan Sr. and Louise Denny; sister, Mary (Doll) Denny; and brothers, Merwin A. Denny and Erwin V. Denny.
Pallbearers will be family members and friends.
A reception will take place at the American Legion Hall in Fountain Hills, following services.
Messenger Fountain Hills Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
ST. MICHAELS, Ariz. — Funeral services for Marie Ben, 54, of Oak Springs, Ariz., were held Sept. 6 at the St. Michaels Catholic Church in St. Michaels, Ariz., with Father José Gutay officiating.
Marie was born Dec. 10, 1964, in Gallup, into the Tódík’ózhí (Salt Water Clan), born for Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak Wood People Clan). She passed away Sept. 2, 2019, in Phoenix.
Marie graduated from Wingate High School in 1984 and was employed as an accountant at the U.S. Indian Health Service Area Office. She enjoyed working, visiting family members and spending time with her grandchildren.
Marie is survived by her husband, Truman Benally; daughters, Terri Eskee, Shentara Eskee and Shaylene Eskee; mother, Louise Ben; brothers, Paul Ben and Homer Ben Jr.; sisters, Margie Ben and Bessie Ben; and three grandchildren.
Marie is preceded in death by her son, Darren Ashley; brother, Leonard Ben; and father, Homer Ben Sr.
Silver Creek Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.