Our Heavenly Father called, John B. Begay Sr., home, on Saturday, June 8, 2013. He was born on May 7, 1936 in Indian Wells, Ariz. to Sam and Martha Begay.
John served in the U. S. Army from 1958 to 1963 in the Headquarter Company 4th Armor Group.
He is survived by his children, Virginia, John Jr. (Lula), Veda (Bill), Becky, Vernon, Matilda (Richard), Peter (Moria), Lorena, Linda (Timothy Sr.), Helen (Dennison); 27 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Henry and Jimmy; sisters, Rose, Mary, Lucy, Lillian, Cecelia and Norma Jean and Aunt Nona.
John was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 53 years, Ida Mae Begay; brothers, Joe, Thomas, Robert and Frank; son-in-law, Robert Berthiaume; grandson, Gabrielle Berthiaume and granddaughters, Evonne Berthiaume and Tiarra Shaggy.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, at Summit Church, 1200 E. 30th St. in Farmington.
Interment will be at Memory Gardens with Military Honors provided by VFW
John is in the care of Desert View Funeral Home, North U.S. Highway 491, in Shiprock, 505-368-4607.