|Birth: ||Jul. 28, 1979|
San Juan County
New Mexico, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 20, 2010|
Yahnah Lucia Harjo was born in Shiprock, N.M., July 28, 1979, and died Dec. 19, 2010, at her home in Maud.
She is of the Mvskoke, Navajo (Dine') Nation Native American tribal heritage as well as being enrolled member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. She is the daughter of Richard "Rick" Harjo, of Maud, and the late Edith Harjo.
She is also survived and her husband, John Hill and daughters Saylee and Ariana Hill and brother Shawn Harjo all of Maud.
Yahnah attended public schools in Oklahoma at Maud, Mason and graduated from Sasakwa. She also completed her associate's degree studies at Seminole State College. Her extended families, which she visited quite often, are located on the Indian reservations in Arizona, Isleta, NM, Pine Ridge, S.D., and her worksite at the Seminole Nation Complex in Wewoka.
Her heart was joyous which she displayed with her wit, humor and laughter. Her demeanor was to make another share a smile. She is a member of the Achena Presbyterian Church Maud. She was determined to make her spiritual commitments become personal and to be shared by all, especially the children. With this, she leaves us at this season's time to "sleep in heavenly peace."
Yahnah will arrive at the church at 4 p.m., Wednesday, and a wake service led by Elder Kelly Tiger is to be held at Achena Presbyterian Church Wednesday evening, Dec. 22, 2010, at 7 p.m. The funeral service is to follow the next day Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at 1 p.m. She will be buried in the family cemetery located at the family home site.
Reverend Gene Wilson, (Ret.) PCUSA will officiate the service with assistance from Rev. Joe Bruner, Middle Creek Baptist Church, of Lamar, and Rick Harjo, Elder, Achena Church.
Pall bearers are Jason Little, Russell Roberts, Kendall Roberts, Aaron Coker, Andrew Martinez and Rex Haley. Honorary pall bearers are Ferrell Smith, Frank Sewell, Charles Sewell, Ed Jojola, Tony "Oogie" Harjo, Curtis Harjo, Joe Farani, Nathan Hill, Chuck Sewell, Justin and Jason Tapaha, Billy Bemo and Ben Little, Jeremy Wasicuna, Floyd Harjo and Ken Hill.
With God's Peace, condolences have been are most graciously accepted by her family. Arrangements under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole. Messages of condolences may be made online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.
Harjo Family Cemetery
Created by: Ms. Clyde
Record added: Dec 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63372660