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Rudy Redd Victor


1953 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Rudy Redd Victor Obituary
On June 16, 2017, the Victor family was notified that their beloved brother Airman First Class Rudy Redd Victor remains were found in Wolf Creek, Montana. Rudy was reported as a missing person in 1974 and his case was deemed a cold case after 43 years. Rudy was in the United States Air Force as a 1st class airman and stationed at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. In June 1974, he was on leave and never returned to Holloman AFB and was reported missing. His late parents, Teddy H. Victor and Voncille Victor of Shiprock, New Mexico worked diligently and tirelessly to locate their missing son and it was both of their last wishes that he be found. Unfortunately, Rudy's case was inactive for 43 years until his sister, Irene Victor sought to find her missing brother. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Agent Sgt. Ken Corbett of Nellis Air Force Base, in Las Vegas, Nevada who successfully brought this case to fruition. The family can now celebrate the return of their brother Rudy Victor who will be laid to rest in Farmington, New Mexico. The facts surrounding his death are still pending further investigation.
After 43 years of the family praying, there is tremendous resolve and celebration of Rudy's return back home so that he can rest in the heavenly garden above. Rudy Redd Victor was born on September 24, 1953 in Bloomfield, New Mexico. He grew up in Aztec, New Mexico. Rudy graduated from Ignacio High School in 1973, where he was very athletic and participated in football and basketball. He enlisted in the United States Air Force which he felt a duty to serve his country during the Vietnam War.
Rudy is from the Navajo tribe and his clan is Hashtl'ishnni (Mud clan) born for To baazhni'azhi (Two who came to the water clan) and Naki Dinee'e (Maternal grandpa) Todich'ii'nii (Bitterwater clan and Paternal grandpa). He is Preceded in death by his mother, Voncille Victor and his father, Teddy H. Victor; Rodger Victor, Larry Victor, and Dann Victor, Sr.; sisters Dorothy, Jayne Ann Kinlicheeni, and Lucille Victor-Benally; and brother-in-laws, Tommy Nez, Sr., Herbert Benally, and Kee Littleman.
Rudy is survived by his brothers: Stanley Victor of Shiprock; Danny H. Victor of Bloomfield; and Kenneth Victor of Teec Nos Pos, AZ. His sisters: Annabelle (Raymond) Atcitty of Chaco Plant; Rena Nez of Shiprock; and Irene Victor of Henderson, Nevada. Surviving are also 27 nieces and nephews and their children.
Funeral service will commence at 11:00 a.m., on June 30, 2017, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 2100 E. 20th Street in Farmington officiated by Deacon Frank Chavez. Burial to follow at Memory Gardens, 6917 E. Main Street. Rudy will receive full Military Honors Burial and the pallbearers will be provided by the United States Air Force.
The Honorary Pallbearers will be his brothers Danny H. Victor, Stanley Victor, and Kenneth Victor who were very close to him, not only in age but who he also shared complete brotherly bonds with on an individual basis. His sisters, Anabelle Atcitty, Rena Nez, and Irene Victor will also be Honorary Pallbearers.
Rudy 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 25 to July 7, 2017
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