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Obituary: Arturo S. Candelaria

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April 19, 1936-May 27, 2021

Husband, Papi, Suegro, Tata, Great Grandpa, Nino, Uncle, Amigo, & Cuñado

-Mentor, Teacher, Healer-

Arturo was born to Virginia and Prajeres Candelaria in San Mateo, N.M., where he and his wife, Mary Lou, raised their four children and spent time with grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces...

Obituary: Leandra Ann Yazzie

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Leandra Ann Yazzie, of Phoenix, Ariz. died July 15, 2021. She was 34.

She was born in Navajo, N.M. on May 26, 1987.

Leandra was preceded in death by Willie Roy Sr. (Poncho), Peggy Laughing (Grandma), Beverly Brown (mom).

She is survived by Irene Pearl Yazzie (Mother), Leander M. Yazzie, Vernon Laughing (Brothers)...

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Beverly Jane Moody, of Ramah, N.M. died 2/20/2021. She was 86.

She was born in Stoughton, Mass. on 8/19/34.

Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight E. Moody; her brother, Ernest Batchelor; and her parents Rhupert O. Batchelor and Meretta L. Batchelor.

She is survived by her daughter, Debra E. Moody; son...

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Hazel Ann Weigl, of Howardwick, Tex died April 20, 2021. She was 77.

She was born in Gallup, N.M. on Dec. 18,1942.

Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, George and Grace Fry; brother, Bill Fry; three sisters, Winifred Bond, Verna Young, and Georgia Vanfleet; and her son Ronald Weigl.

She is survived by her...

Obituary: JIMMY CURTIS SHORTY

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Jimmy Curtis Shorty was born on April 15, 1937 and peacefully passed away on April 17, 2021 surrounded by his family at the age of 84 years old.

He was born in Rehoboth, NM.

Jimmy is survived by his adoring wife, Patricia Shorty (shimá) of 54 years, sons Richard and Patrick Shorty, granddaughters Nikki and Alexis, and...

Obituary: Sylvester Jim

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Sylvester Jim, of Gallup, N.M.. died April 10, 2021. He was 36.

He was born in Gallup on Nov. 26, 1984.

Sylvester Jim was preceded in death by father Billy Jim, mother Susie Jim.

He is survived by wife Valcita Begaye, sister Corrina Jim, daughter Madison Jim and stepdaughter Tyla Peterson.

Funeral Services will be held...

Former N. M. legislator Emmett Bryan Wall dies

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February 22, 1937 - February 7, 2021

Emmett Bryan Wall Jr. was Bryan to most who knew him well. Bryan was born and raised, married, had a family and owned a business in Gallup. He moved to Phoenix in the 1980s and returned home to his place of birth in the early 2000s. There he lived out his life. His last day of life...

Arthur Steven Loretto

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Arthur Steven Loretto of Santa Fe, N.M.  died Feb. 21, 2021 in Santa Fe. He was 52.

He was born May 7, 1968 in Zuni. He graduated from Twin Buttes High School in 1987. He lived in Albuquerque for the majority of his adult life, working for The Storehouse which works to fight food insecurity.

He was an avid Denver Broncos...

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...

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...

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