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Jan. 1, 1947-Oct. 9, 2012
James Albert Nez, 65 of Las Cruces, passed from this life on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in Las Cruces. He was born on Jan. 1, 1947, in Rehoboth, Ariz.
He is survived by his by his brothers, Daniel Nez, Sidney Nez Jr. and Phillip Nez; sisters, Clara M. Nez, Angie J. Nez and Theresa J. Begay and Edwena (Eddie) Marquez, whom he considered as his own daughter and her children as his own grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Sidney Sr. and Nila Tapaha Nez; sister, Louise E. Plummer and brother, Wilfred D. Nez.
He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and Air National Guard. He was the former President of National Indian Youth Council of Albuquerque.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Desert View Funeral Home Chapel, in Shiprock.
Military honors will be provided by VFW Post #2182 of Farmington.
Interment will follow at the Memory Gardens, 6917 E. Main, in Farmington.
Pallbearers are Keith Yesslith, Gerald Nez, Harlen Begay, Wilfred Nez, Duane Plummer and Warren Plummer.
Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers and sisters.
James is in the care of Desert View Funeral Home, North US Highway 491 of Shiprock, 505-368-4607.
Desert View Funeral Home of Shiprock
North U.S. Highway 491 Shiprock, NM 87420
Published in Farmington Daily Times from Oct. 12 to Oct. 19, 2012