Frederick Tapaha, 35, of Carlsbad, passed from this life on Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Carlsbad. He was born on May 25, 1979, in Shiprock, to the Bit'ahnii clan and born for Ta'neeszahnii. His chei is Hashtl'ishnii and nali' is Tóbááhi.
Frederick was a supervisor for United Salt Corporation in Carlsbad for four years. He was a compassionate, caring, outgoing and lovable son, brother, uncle and friend. He was a devoted Marine and would stand by his brothers when needed. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Frederick is survived by his parents; Minnie and Frank F. Tapaha; sisters, Marian Tapaha, Marilyn Tapaha, and Marla J. Tapaha; nephew, Timothy A. Curley Jr., and niece, Lahala P. Tapaha.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Christ The King Catholic Church, Shiprock. Interment will be at the Shiprock Community Cemetery.
Frederick is in the care of Desert View Funeral Home, North U.S. Highway 491, in Shiprock, 505-368-4607.
Published in Farmington Daily Times from June 3 to June 13, 2014
Desert View Funeral Home of Shiprock
North U.S. Highway 491 Shiprock, NM 87420