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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Speaker Seth Damon, and Vice President Myron Lizer offer their condolences to the family of former Tohatchi Red Willow Farm Board President and beloved community leader Dorothy Bitsilly, who passed away on Feb. 23 at the age of 93.

Mrs. Bitsilly is Tábąąhá...

Obituary Honoring Victor Beck Sr.

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Honoring Victor Beck Sr.

KAYENTA, Ariz. — Speaker Seth Damon and the 24th Navajo Nation Council offer their condolences to the family of renowned Diné silversmith, respected community leader, and former Council Delegate Victor Beck Sr., who passed away at the age of 80.

Victor Beck Sr. is Tl’izi Lani (Many Goats Clan) and born for ‘Áshhi (Salt People Clan). He was born on Oct. 2, 1941 and was originally from Pinon, Ariz. Raised on the central portion of the Navajo Nation, he served from 1979 to 1983 as the Council Delegate representing the Pinon Chapter.

As an artist, he received several notable recognitions that included the Ted Charveze Memorial Award, and the Best of...


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Honoring U.S. Air Force Veteran Karen Lynn Yazzie

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer offer condolences to the family and loved ones of Navajo veteran Karen Lynn Yazzie, who passed away at the age of 48.

USAF E3 Karen Lynn Yazzie served in the U.S. Air Force for five years.

Yazzie was originally from Coyote Canyon, N.M. She is survived by her three children, Kobe Yazzie, Dron Jones, Maya Lynn Flores, her husband, Luis Flores, and her parents, Burton and Susie Yazzie.

“On behalf of the Navajo people, we offer our thoughts and prayers for the family of the late Karen Lynn Yazzie, a matriarch for her family and a warrior for...

Julie Ann Livingston

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Julie Ann Livingston, of Sundance, N.M. died Dec. 6,. She was 69.

She was born in Rehoboth, N.M. on Dec. 13, 1951.

Julie was preceded in death by (father) Navajo Code talker George Smith.

She is survived by son Matthew Livingston, daughters Merrisha Livingston, Merriam Bowman Abeita.

Funeral Services were held at Rollie Mortuary Palm Chapel on Dec. 14. at 1:30pm.


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Amanda Rose Casias, of Gallup died Oct. 7. She was 34.

She was born in Gallup, on Aug. 13, 1987.

Amanda was preceded in death by her mother, Theresa A. (Perez) Silva and maternal Grandparents, Max & Amelia (Lueras) Perez, Rose Mazon-Lopez & Paternal Grandparents, Joseph P. & Ramona (Sandoval) Casias. She is survived by her daughter, Diamond L. Casias of Gallup, her son Amadio D. Martinez, of Gallup, her brother David J. Casias of Gallup and her stepfather, Doroteo A. Silva (Tony) of Gallup.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church on Oct. 30 at 10:30 am.

Memorials/Flowers can be sent to 3218 Blue Hill Ave. Gallup, N.M. 87301

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