|Birth: ||Jan. 12, 1921|
|Death: ||Apr. 1, 2003|
New Mexico, USA
Jan. 12, 1921-April 1, 2003
Stephen Nakai, 82, of Hogback went home to be with his Heavenly Father on April 1, 2003. Stephen was born on Jan. 12, 1921, in Red Valley, Ariz., to James and Mercedes Nakai.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Stephen attended the Mesa View Assembly of God Church in Shiprock with his wife.
Stephen is survived by his wife Lucy of Hogback; five sons, David, Henry, Harry, Joseph and Jimmy, and two daughters, Mary and Annie. He was blessed with seven grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers; Thomas Nakai, Bernard Nakai, Raphael Yazzie; and one sister, Mary L. Nakai.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Leroy Nakai; granddaughter Natasha Nakai; and sisters Agatha Garnenez, Grace Nakai, and Theresa Nakai.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Sunset Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Shiprock Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Nakai, Harry Nakai, Joseph Nakai, Jimmy Nakai, Mario Moreno and Craig Maley. Honorary
pallbearers will be Bernard Nakai, Thomas Nakai, Raphael Yazzie and Dallas Nakai.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Kirtland.
James T. Nakai (1882 - 1979)
Lucy Mae Nakai (1926 - 2013)*
Stephen Nakai (1921 - 2003)
Raphael D. Yazzie (1922 - 2005)*
San Juan County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Alice P.
Record added: Oct 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43170234