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Rita Woody Begay
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Birth: Sep. 4, 1927
Death: Aug. 14, 2009

LITTLEWATER Funeral services for Rita Woody Begay, 81, will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Rock of Ages Church. Harry D. Largo will officiate. Burial will be in family cemetery, Littlewater.

Begay died Aug. 14, 2009, in Gallup. She was born Sept. 4, 1927, in Littlewater.

Begay was a rug weaver, silver smith, and rancher. She was employed for the Navajo Nation (CETA) Program for many years as a supervisor.

She enjoyed cooking, traveling, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Wilbert John Begay of Shiprock; sons, Woodie Ben Tom of Littlewater, Bahe Tom of Milan, Jaymes W. Tom of Crownpoint, Jones W. Tom of Littlewater, Edison Woody of Smithlake, Alexander Tom of Littlewater, Samuel Tom of Littlewater; eight step-children of Shiprock; daughters, Bessie Enrico of Littlewater, Sadie M. Woodie of Littlewater, Louise Woodie of Littlewater, Bernice T. Benally of Becenti; parents, Marguerito Castillo, Yah-de-bah Castillo; brothers, John Woody, Tommy Woody; 82 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

Begay was preceded in death by her husband, Little Tom; daughter, Lillian T. Ration; son, Samson Tom; sister, Elsie Tom; brother, Frank H. Woody Sr.; two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bahe Tom, Jaymes W. Tom, Jones W. Tom, Alexander Tom, Samuel Tom, Alexis Tom.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Rock of Ages Church, Littlewater.

Cope Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Family Cemetery
San Juan County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Spyrose
Record added: Aug 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40875304


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