Dustin Shawn Reuben, 25, of Shiprock, passed from this life on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in Littlewater. Dustin was born on April 14, 1988, in Shiprock.
He is survived by his common-law wife of eight years, Sheila Thompson. They were together since high school. He is also survived by his daughter, Samara; parents, Marvin Reuben and Myra Yellowhorse; brothers, Freeland Reuben, Trevor Reuben and Jacob Reuben.
He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Herbert Yellowhorse, Sr.; aunts, Eudora Yellowhorse, Marlene Rockwell; cousins, Tiffany Allen, Daniel Ahkeah, Shayla Hayes, Dominque Yellowhorse and Katherine Yellowhorse.
Dustin enjoyed many things; working on vehicles, playing sports, spending time with family. Dustin and his lovely daughter, Samara, were inseparable. They enjoyed slush puppies every night. He also mastered the art of butchering a sheep. Dustin had only recently obtained his Diesel Technician Certificate from San Juan College in May 2013.
We loved Dustin very much. He was a great father, son, brother and grandson. He loved helping people and asked for nothing in return. He will forever be remembered and loved.
A visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at Desert View Funeral Home Chapel in Shiprock.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Four Corners Community Church in Shiprock.
Interment will be at the Shiprock Community Cemetery, and Pastor Eric Lee will be officiating.
Pallbearers are Alister Keeswood, Justin Pioche, Trevor D. Reuben, Terrance Sells, Kyle Tsosie and Dennison Lee.
Honorary pallbearers are Freeland Reuben, Marvin Reuben, Jacob Reuben, Cody Raleigh Jackson, Chandler Yellowhorse, Sarah and James Thompson, Guardsmark/BHP, Herbert Yellowhorse Jr., Bruce Willie, Gilbert Reuben, Taylor Allen and Ranaldi Yellowhorse Jackson.
Dustin 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 Aug. 9 to Aug. 24, 2013
Desert View Funeral Home of Shiprock
North U.S. Highway 491 Shiprock, NM 87420