TWO GREY HILLS
May 27, 1930-Jan. 12, 2013
Steven Matchers, 82, of Two Grey Hills, passed from this life on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 in Albuquerque. He was born on May 27, 1930 in Two Grey Hills. He was To'aheedleeni born for Kiya'anni, Tse na bilnii his maternal grandpa and Hastlish nii his paternal grandpa.
Steven is survived by his wife, of 62 years, Helen Matchers; two sons, Benson (Lorraine) Matchers and Benjamin Matchers and two daughters, Victoria (Herbert) Jackson and Cheryl Matchers; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his three sisters, Mary (Harvey) Begay, Mae Jean Joe and Bessie Matchers.
He was preceded in death by his four daughters, Nellie Tapaha, Bettilou Matchers-Lee, Roselyn Matchers and Nasbah Matchers; grandfather, Haastiin Begay; grandmother, Nahdezbah Nellie McDonald; parents Fred and Eva Matchers; brothers, Harry Matchers, Oscar Matchers, Peter Matchers and his younger sisters, Alsohdezbah and Altsodesban Matchers.
A funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Lighthouse United Pentecostal in Newcomb with Rev. Melvin Yazzie officiating.
Interment will follow in Two Grey Hills in the family plot.
Pallbearers are Sylvester Charles, Weston P. Lee, Malcolm Tsosie, Dennis Begay, Victor Yellow and Vern Yellow.
Honorary Pall bearers are Jeffrey Charles, Benson Matchers, Benjamin Matchers, John Begay, Johnson Tapaha, Dion Charles, Jerry Lee Sr., Jerry Lee Jr. and Marlin Lee.
Steven is in the care of Desert View Funeral Home North US Hwy 491 in Shiprock 505-368-4607.