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Obituaries for Sept. 17, 2020

Pauline Goodman Mooring


Pauline Goodman Mooring

PAGE, Ariz. — Pauline Goodman Mooring, a retired teacher of Page Unified School District and Shonto Preparatory School, passed away July 31, 2020, at the age of 67 in Phoenix.

Pauline was born Feb. 23, 1953, in Inscription House, Arizona, to Billie and Mary Goodman.

Pauline devoted her life to learning and teaching. She graduated from Brigham Young University with her associate’s degree, University of Arizona with her bachelor’s in education, and Northern Arizona University with her master’s in education.

Pauline enjoyed reading, beading, sewing, painting, crafting, and traveling. She was a member of the LDS church.

Pauline will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Pauline is survived by her husband of almost 41 years, Gregory Mooring; daughter, Janna Phillips and husband Patrick of Solana Beach, California; granddaughter, Hadley; son, Tyler Mooring of Boulder City, Nevada; siblings, Frank and Katie Goodman, Ruth and Hank Douglas, Carolene Goodman Ekis, Marlene Goodman-Henry and Ben Henry, Billy Goodman Jr., Paul II and Vida Goodman, Margaret Goodman and Ben Thompson, Kale and Jeanna Goodman, Jonathan and Trea Goodman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Services were arranged with Mosdell Mortuary of Kanab, Utah.

Christopher T. Kieyoomia


Christopher T. Kieyoomia

KIRTLAND, N.M. — Graveside service for Christopher T. Kieyoomia, 55, was held Sept. 16 at the Kirtland cemetery in Kirtland, New Mexico, with Cynthia Lee officiating.

Chris was born May 8, 1965, in Shiprock, into the Tábąąhá (Water’s Edge Clan), mother, Virginia L. Charley; born for Tódích’íí’nii (Bitter Water Clan), father, Allan Tom. He passed from this life Sept. 8, 2020, in Farmington.

Chris graduated from Tohatchi High School in 1984 and attended Albuquerque TVI, receiving a certificate in welding. He continued his education at the University of New Mexico branch in Gallup, and received a certificate in nursing assistant.

Chris worked for ABN Inc., Tohatchi Special Ed, Chuska School, NCI of Gallup, Juvenile and Adult Detention Center in Gallup, and Four Corners Weed Control in Farmington.

Chris was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan who never missed a game. He was an exceptional left-handed artist who had a passion for drawing and was very talented at creating and tool-carving pottery. He was known for his drawings to family and friends.

Chris liked the outdoor nature of hunting, camping, fishing, and hiking. He was a kind and compassionate-spirited person who shared his smile with those he encountered. He especially loved his daughter and granddaughters with all his heart.

Chris will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, son, brother, nephew, uncle, and family member. We will miss his tremendous sense of humor and his inspirational presence.

Chris is survived by his daughter, Lynell P. Kieyoomia; granddaughters, Kaydee M. and Shyla B. of Buffalo Springs, New Mexico; stepdaughter, Nasheen Trujillo of Buffalo Springs, with her two children and grandchild; mother, Virginia L. Charley; stepfather, Raymond Charley of Tsedaakaan, New Mexico; maternal grandmother, Sarah Kieyoomia of Naschitti, New Mexico; sister, Rayelene Charley of Tsedaakaan; brother, Rayburn Charley of Tsedaakaan; and several uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Chris is preceded in death by his brother, Bronson O. Charley of Tsedaakaan; and maternal grandfather, Joe L. Kieyoomia Sr. of Blue Gap, Arizona.

Pallbearers were Olin Kieyoomia, Logan Charley, Melvin Herbert, David Buffalo, Darrick Tso, and Jordane Cayaditto.

Honorary pallbearers were Raymond and Virginia L. Charley and family, Ernest Kieyoomia, Sarah Kieyoomia, Joe L. Kieyoomia Jr. and family, Albert Kieyoomia and family, Franklin and Genevieve Thompson and family, and Betty Morris and family.

In lieu of donations, flowers and condolences can be given at

The family extends their gratitude for the outpouring of support and love.

Arrangements were made through Cope Memorial.

Paul E. Bitloy Jr.


Paul E. Bitloy Jr.

GALLUP — Graveside service for Paul E. Bitloy Jr., 50, of Bremerton, Washington, was held Sept. 14 at the Gallup State Veterans Cemetery.

Paul was born Sept. 1, 1970, in Fort Defiance, into the Honágháahnii (One-walks-around Clan), born for Dibélzhíní (Black Sheep Clan). He passed away Sept. 1, 2020, in Bremerton.

Paul served in the U.S. Army for six years and was deployed to Haiti and Somalia. He received the following military awards: Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorius Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, Nation Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Bar, Expert Marksmanship Badge Rifle, M16, Expert Marksmanship Badge Qualification Badge with Grenade Bar, and Driver and Mechanic with Mechanic Bar.

Paul is survived by his sons, Lexston Bitloy of Chandler, Arizona, and Collin Bitloy of Fort Defiance; parents, Beverly and Paul Bitloy of Hunters Point, Arizona; brother, Jason Bitloy of Hunters Point; and sister, Janice Bitloy of Window Rock.

Cope Memorial was in charge of arrangements.

Everett Jones


Everett Jones

GALLUP — Funeral services for Everett Jones, 45, of Twin Lakes, New Mexico, will be held Monday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m. at Rollie Mortuary in Gallup. Burial will follow at the family plot in Jones Ranch, New Mexico.

Everett was born April 5, 1975, in Gallup. He passed away Sept. 10, 2020, in Gallup.

Everett was a silversmith who enjoyed being with his children and loved his favorite football team, the San Francisco 49ers.

Everett is survived by Sonia Wilson of Red Rock, New Mexico; daughters, Shia Jones, Erion Jones, Faith Jones of Red Rock, Somer Jones, Madison Jones, and April Jones of Farmington; mother, Elouise Richards of Jones Ranch; father, Edison Jones of Twin Lakes; and sister, Elaine Jones of Twin Lakes.

Everett is preceded in death by his grandparents, Allen and Irene Richards of Twin Lakes; and Frank and Louise Jones of Jones Ranch.

Pallbearers will be Erwin Jones, Ervin Jones, Eddie Yazzie, Wilbert Tree, Keih Richards and Orville Dale.

Honorary pallbearers are Mike Jones, Janice Manuelito, Adrian Gilmore, Pat Richards and Jasper Nelson.

A reception will take place at the family residence following services.

Rollie Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Dwayne Williams

FORT DEFIANCE — Graveside service for Dwayne Williams, 55, was held Sept. 12 at the Fort Defiance community cemetery with Daniel Cleveland officiating.

Dwayne was born July 9, 1965, in Fort Defiance, into the Tábaahá (Water’s Edge Clan), born for Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House Clan). He passed away Sept. 4, 2020, in Phoenix.

Dwayne attended Window Rock High School and graduated with a Certified Nursing Assistant certificate from Clearfield Job Corps Center in Clearfield, Utah. He worked for Springhill Marriott in Gallup, and T&R Market in Yahtahey, New Mexico.

Dwayne enjoyed reading about current events in the local paper, watching the local news and his favorite movies, being outdoors hiking, doing yard work, grilling for family and friends, and was a loyal fan of the rock band AC/DC.

Dwayne was a social person in the community, willing to help those in need. He loved his daughters and grandson very much.

Dwayne is survived by his daughters, Danielle Cruz, Ashley Williams and Amber Williams; father, Dennis Williams; brothers, Daniel Williams, Darryl Williams, Wade Williams, and Aron Williams; sisters, Denise Williams, Lucyann Harjo, Delores Sullivan, and Cheryl Benally; adopted sisters, Chelsea Draper and Cindy Draper; and grandson, Damian Campos.

Dwayne is preceded in death by his mother, Donna M. Benally; and brothers, Davis Williams and Levon Williams.

Pallbearers were Bradley Woody, Jeremy June, Westley Yazzie, Colby Yazzie, Eric Williams, and Gabriel Cleveland.

Honorary pallbearers were Daniel Williams, Darryl Williams, Ron Miller, Freddy Miller, Jessie Walker, and Herbert Walker.

Silver Creek Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


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