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Helen G. Begay
July 15, 1910-Jan. 15, 2013
Helen G. Begay, 102, of Farmington, died on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 in Farmington. She was born July 15, 1910 in Bisti to Hosteen and Yi baa dos baa Begay. She was born to Hooghanlani.
Helen went home to be with Jesus. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Grandma was well known for her generosity.
She will be greatly missed.
She was a lifetime Navajo rug weaver. Her life will be remembered by the many Navajo rugs she wove. She taught her family the art of weaving and helping others.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Gleason Begay; son, Robert G. Begay; daughters, Mary G. White and Maybelle G. Jim; her parents; brothers, Tsosie and Che-wot Begay; sisters, Louise and Ella Werito; grandparents, To'dighini yahzi and T'aaji Hataali' and three grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters, Sarah B. and Bessie G. Yazzie; 24 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Navajo Brethren in Christ Mission (B.I.C.) in Otis with Pastor Ray Henry officiating.
Burial will be in the Navajo Brethren in Christ Cemetery, behind the church.
After burial join the family for a reception in the mission.
Helen'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
Cope Kirtland Chapel
458 County Road 6100 Kirtland, NM 87417
Published in Farmington Daily Times from Jan. 17 to Jan. 23, 2013