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Estella Begay Lopez
April 12, 1929 - May 24, 2012
Estella Begay Lopez, 83, of Nageezi, died on Thursday, May 24, 2012, in Farmington. She was born April 12, 1929, in Kimbeto, to Tsosie Begay and Elizabeth Maize Begay. Her clans are Kin'yaa aanii and Hooshautan.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed weaving and puzzles.
Estella is survived by her sons, Tyler, Fred III, Larry, Gary and Ernest Lopez; her daughters, Nellie Willie, Nora Padilla, Cynthia Lopez, Christine Harrison, Josephine Lopez and Alice Lopez-Castillo; her parents; her brothers, Andrew T. and Gene T. Begay and her sister, Pauline W. Begay; her 41 grandchildren and 70 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Gary Lopez Jr., Kody Dean Chavez, Tillerson Willie, Charlie Becenti, Brandon Dean Chavez and Andrew Thompson.
A funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Friday, June 1, at Brethren in Christ Mission, in Otis, with Rev. Raymond Sales officiating.
Interment will follow at the B.I.C. Mission Cemetery in Otis.
Arrangements are with Cope Memorial Chapel Kirtland, 458 County Road 6100, 505-598-9636.
Cope Memorial Chapel of Aztec
405 South Main Avenue Aztec, NM 87410
Published in Farmington Daily Times from May 30 to June 6, 2012