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Raymond Willeto Arviso, Sr
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Birth: Jun. 12, 1912
Death: May 22, 2010

CROWNPOINT — Funeral services for Raymond Willeto Arviso Sr., 97, will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 26, at St. Paul Parish, Crownpoint. Burial will be on family land, Becenti.

Arviso died Saturday, May 22, 2010, in Crownpoint. He was born June 12, 1912, in Standing Rock, into the Water Flows Together/Zuni People Clan for the Mud People Clan.

Arviso was a life resident of Crownpoint. He attended Fort Wingate Boarding School and was a very highly decorated World War II veteran. He received a Silver Star Citation, Bronze Star Citation and a Purple Heart for gallantry in action against the enemy on March 26, 1943, in Germany. Arviso lived a full traditional Diné way of life, including raising a family, tending to livestock and his land and was a member of the Native American Church.

Survivors include his children, David Sandoval Arviso Benallie, Arlene Arviso, Mary Arviso, Jane Arviso, Tim Ray Arviso, Samson Ray Arviso, Kathrine Arviso, Raymond W. Arviso Jr.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arviso was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy James Arviso; sons, Glen Arviso, Ted Arviso Sr.; two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Samson Ray Arviso, Tim Ray Arviso, Raymond Arviso Jr., Christopher Arviso, Ted Arviso Jr., Darryl Emerson.

A gathering will be 5 p.m., tonight, May 24, at Crownpoint Chapter House.

 
 
Burial:
Family Cemetery
McKinley County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: Spyrose
Record added: May 25, 2010
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Raymond Willeto Arviso, Sr
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Rest in peace, Mr. Arviso. May the Creator bless and keep you in the palm of His hand. Your service to your country will not be forgotten by me.
- Jan Johnson
 Added: Jul. 14, 2011
 
 
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