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Carol Weahkee

1942 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Carol Weahkee Obituary
Weahkee, Carol Ann

The family of Carol Ann Weahkee would like to let her friends and family know that Carol has passed onto her spirit journey on May 16, 2016, surrounded by her loved ones at her daughter's home. Carol was born September 30, 1942 to Grace Martin Emerson and Waldo Emerson in Rehoboth NM.

Carol joins her husband William F. Weahkee, her parents, Grace and Waldo Emerson, her sister Patsy W. Emerson and her mother-in-law Carnation Atencio.

Carol leaves her sisters Gloria J. Emerson, Elayne G. Lowe and her brother Larry W. Emerson. Carol also leaves her two children in the care of their own families: Laurie A. Weahkee, Steven Shirakawa and their son Nieves Shirakawa; and, William F. Weahkee, Jr., his wife, Linda Ramirez-Weahkee and their children, Jessie, Austin, Rayne, Audrianna and William Weahkee, III. Other surviving family members include her brother-in-law Roger Weahkee and sister-in-law Gloria Atencio; her nephews include Bryan Banyaca, Sean Lowe, Marc Emerson, Mark Sequist, Ian Weahkee, Kenneth Weahkee, Wayne Weahkee and her nieces include Robyn Atencio, Shannon Romero, Kate Weahkee and Cheryl Weahkee.

Carol has been an educator, beginning as a pre-school teacher in Santa Fe. She eventually served as a Curriculum Specialist, Development Director, and High School Principal for the Santa Fe Indian School. Carol was passionate about the plight of Indian people, Indian Education and was very politically active. Carol was a strong, determined leader who was pragmatic and good natured. Her love and humor will be greatly missed.

We invite her friends and family to join us at her Memorial on September 18, 2016 from 2pm-5pm at the Albuquerque Mennonite Church (1300 Girard Blvd. NE). The family will feed in her honor right after the memorial.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Sept. 11, 2016
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