MEXICAN SPRINGS — Funeral services for Walter Barney Sr., 81, will b e 10 a.m., Monday, June 29, at Rollie Mortuary Palm Chapel. Burial will be in Lone Pine Cemetery.
Barney died June 24, 2009, in Gallup. He was born May 31, 1928, in Mexican Springs, into the Black Streak of Forest People Clan for the Salt People Clan.
Barney was employed with the railroad, Kerr McGee Mine, Shipyard in Mississippi. His hobbies included carpentry, yard work, watching wrestling, hunting, watching the parades and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine C. Barney of Mexican Springs; sons, Albert Barney of Mexican Springs, Walter Barney of Santa Fe; daughters, Bertha Barney, Thelma Yazzie, both of Mexican Springs; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.
Barney was preceded in death by his father, Slim Begay; mother; son, LCPL Samuel Barney.
Pallbearers will be Melvin Whitegoat, Walter Barney Jr., Ray Yazzie, Herman Spencer, Patricia Yazzie, Roberta Begay.
The family will receive relatives and friends at Mexican Springs Chapter, following services.