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Andy A. Harvey Jr.
September 8, 1976 - May 24, 2012
Andy Abishai Harvey, Jr., 35 of Phoenix, Ariz. entered into the Kingdom of God and into the loving arms of Jesus Christ on Thursday, May 24, 2012 in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born on September 8, 1976 in Shiprock.
Andy was a former television reporter and was employed by the Navajo Nation Department of Dine Education. Andy earned a Associate Degree from San Juan College in Farmington, he then earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism and earn a Masters of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz. He was also a board member for the Native American Journalist Association.
""Andy was a compassionate reporter that brought a Native American view point to the newsroom. Andy met a great deal to his news team, he was a superb reporter, he was a caring and sensitive reporter, people trusted him and Andy never betrayed their trust,"" comment from Mark Casey of KPNX 12 News of Phoenix, Ariz.
""Andy also rose through the ranks in the Native American Journalist Association. He was elected to the NAJA Board in 2009 and helps students with projects at the Association Annual Conferences. Andy was wonderful asset to the Native American Journalist Association, he gave back to this group serving on the Board and as a student mentor, so many people spoke highly of his kind nature. It is one that will be missed by all of us,"" by NAJA President Rhonda LeValdo Gayton.
""Andy, did like we tell all our young people, get an education and come home to help their people. We honor his efforts to come home to work with his people,"" by President Ben Shelly of The Navajo Nation
He was preceded in death by his beloved father, Pastor Andy Y. Harvey, Sr.; his paternal grandparents, John and Mary Harvey; his maternal grandparents, Clyde and Louise Yellowhair; his uncles, Rev. Curtis Harvey, Sr., John Harvey Yazzie, Robert Yellowhair, Sr. and Thomas Yellowhair and his aunts, Alice Andy, Esther Grisby, Rose Washburn and Hazel Yellowhair.
He is survived by his mother, Victoria Y. Harvey of Shiprock; his brother, Arnold Yellowhair, of Tacoma, Wash.; his sister, Andrea G. Harvey of Shiprock, and Phoenix, Ariz.; and Helen (Robert) Rippingale of Farmington, Alfred (Marilyn) Yellowhair, of Apache Junction, Ariz. and Genevieve Harvey and family of Farmington and numerous cousins.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, at the World Harvest Center, 1024 North Butler, in Farmington. Pastor William Lee will officiate.
Interment will follow at the Greenlawn Cemetery, 1606 N. Dustin Avenue, in Farmington, near his father.
In addition, there will be a Memorial Service, 7 p.m. on Monday, June 11, at the Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Avenue, in Phoenix, Ariz.
Andy, Jr., is in the care of Desert View Funeral Home, North US Highway 491 of Shiprock, New Mexico 505-368-4607.
Desert View Funeral Home of Shiprock
North U.S. Highway 491 Shiprock, NM 87420
Published in Farmington Daily Times from May 25 to June 6, 2012