Aug. 7, 1956-Jan. 14, 2013
Virginia Eaton-Benally, 56, of Lower Fruitland, passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 in Lower Fruitland. She was born Aug. 7, 1956 in Shiprock to Curtis John and Annie Hosteen. Virginia was born in Shiprock but lived her entire life in Lower Fruitland.
She was married to Harris Benally, of Burnham, for 33 years. She has one son (two grandkids), two daughters (Nezba-four grandkids); 14 grandkids by her sisters and two great-grandkids.
Virginia attended Kirtland schools and was a homemaker. She was a great loving mom, grandma, sister, wife, niece and friend. She adored and cherished her grandkids, took great interest in their school and was involved with their school activities.
She was a very generous, loving and helpful person. She always gave and picked up hitchhikers and gave them rides.
Virginia loved to travel, take her family out for a sight seeing drive and eat in different places, on their trips.
We will miss her dearly, but forever in our hearts.
Thank you, everyone, for your donations: food, money and words of comfort.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis John and Annie Hosteen; brothers, Herbert Hosteen and Raymond Hosteen; sister, Elsie J. Johnson and grandmother, Mary Jackson.
She is survived by her husband, Harris Benally; son, Daryl Eaton; daughters, Nezba Eaton and Dezba Eaton; brothers, Thomas Eaton, Jim Hosteen Jr. and Larry Hosteen; sisters, Vergie Enoah, Linda Bia and Faye Enoah and six grandchildren.
A funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Ojo Amarillo United Methodist Church with Rev. Fred Yazzie officiating.
Burial will be in Shiprock Community Cemetery.
A reception will follow the burial back at the church.
Pallbearers are David Eaton, Dean Eaton, Casey Bia, Ryland Lee, Jim Hosteen Jr. and Donovan Hosteen.
Virginia's care is entrusted to Cope Memorial Chapel of Kirtland, 458 County Road 6100, 505-598-9636.
Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com