Curley Jeli (1962 - 2012)

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Curley Jeli
April 25, 1962 - July 21, 2012

Curley passed away on July 21, 2012 at the age of 50. He was born on April 25, 1962, in Shiprock, the son of Jimmie and Lilly (Benally) Jelly.
Curley served our country first in the Army from 1980 through 1983.
He was a member of the Sheetmetal Workers Local Union #49. In his spare time he enjoyed all types of outdoor activities.
Curley was preceded in death by his father, Jimmie Jelly.
He is survived by his mother, Lilly (Benally) Jelly, of Shiprock; the mother of his children, Belinda Jenkins, of Shiprock; his children, Celessta Merrill (Marriner), of Price, Utah, Yolanda Jeli (Leo Johnson), of Tucson, Ariz., Micheal Jeli, of Shiprock; and Sherrell Jeli, of Orem, Utah; his grandchildren, Naataanni Merrill, of Price, Utah and Dane Johnson, Tucson, Ariz.; his brothers and sisters, Maxine Walters, Freda Nells, James Jeli, Nora Harrison and Harry Jeli, all of Shiprock; numerous nieces and nephews; and was in the care of Victoria Yazzie, of Shiprock.
A funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, at the Four Corners Funeral Chapel, in Cortez, Colo.
Military Honors will be presented by the Ute Mountain American Legion Post #75.
Burial will follow in the Cortez Cemetery, in Cortez, Colo..
Arrangements are under the direction of Cortez Four Corners Funeral Chapel, 219 N. Linden St. in Cortez, 970-564-0667.
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42 N. MARKET STREET Cortez, CO 81321-3213
(970) 565-3468
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Published in Farmington Daily Times from July 25 to July 31, 2012
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