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Joe Lee Yazzie, of St. Michaels, Ariz. died Feb. 18, 2021. He was 85.

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Joe was born into the Todich’ ii’ nii (Bitter Water), born for Klizilani (Many Goats).

He was born in Ft. Defiance, Ariz. on June 22, 1935.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents Fritz Yazzie Jr, and mother Catherine Yazzie, his brothers Kenneth Yazzie, Raymond Leigh Yazzie, and grandson Monte Hunter Yazzie. He is...

Leonard Footracer, 74, of Sanders, Ariz. died Dec. 10.

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He was preceded in death by Billy Footracer, Sr. (Father), Eleanor Yazzie Footracer (Mother), Marvin Footracer (Brother), Stanley Murphy (Brother), Elsie Barber (Sister), Albert Footracer (Son), Michelle Footracer (Daughter).

He is survived by his wife: Cornelia Jane Footracer, Sons: Dwight Footracer, Daughters Cornelia J. Brown, Corrina J. Brown, Kelsey F. Footracer. Brothers: Freddy Footracer, Billy Footracer, Jr., Alfred Footracer. Sisters: LaVale Footracer, Janice Murphy, Shirlene Murphy, Ivanna Murphy.

The family will receive no family and friends, due to COVID-19.

The funeral service will be held at the grave site only, due to COVID-19.

Interment/ Entombment Houck Community...

OBITUARY: Glenda L. Mirabal

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Glenda L. Mirabal 68, of Gallup died Nov. 2, 2020.

For over 20 years she worked at the Gallup Independent and was most recently employed by Amigo Chevrolet. She loved spending time with her friends and family, especially her three grandkids. She enjoyed cooking, dancing and doing her nails.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Patricio and Jessie Jaramillo of Grants, N.M.

She is survived by her sons Anthony Mirabal and Robert (Danie) Mirabal of Phoenix, Ariz., her daughter Jessica Mirabal of Phoenix, Ariz., her brother Patrick (Connie) Jaramillo of Grants, N.M, her sisters Wanda Berg of Grants, N.M., and Ellen (John) Felty of Flagstaff, Ariz., and her three grandkids, Isaac...

A woman who made time for others

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Martha Zollinger, who for the past half century has been one of the best ambassadors Gallup has ever seen, passed away of natural causes just a few days before her 98th birthday.

After spending most of her early life in Ohio and Louisiana, she moved to Gallup in 1964 with her husband, John, and three children Jack Bob and Mary Ann. Her husband had just purchased the town’s newspaper, the Gallup Independent.

From the moment she came to town, she began making friends with her cheerful attitude and a desire to make the city a better place for all who lived here. She did this by becoming a lifelong volunteer.

During the next 50 years or so, she donated more than 25,000 hours of her...

Obituary Steven Gregory Yoder

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Steven Gregory Yoder, age 38, passed away on August 9, 2020 in Turlock, Calif. Yoder was born in Gallup on June 21, 1982 and attended local schools, graduating from high school in Rehoboth and then attending the University of New Mexico-Gallup and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N. C.

Yoder worked at Houston Lumber and taught construction tech at Miyamura High School. He was also a youth pastor at East Aztec Baptist Church and Grace Bible Church. He received an “Exemplary Teacher” award from Gallup-McKinley County Schools and was recognized by Skills USA with many students that were state and national champions.

He loved spending time with family and...
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