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Wilma J. Becenti
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Birth: Nov. 7, 1971
Death: Sep. 19, 2008

TOHATCHI Funeral services for Wilma J. Becenti, 36, will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Rehoboth Christian Reformed Church. The Rev. Stanley Jim will officiate. Burial will be in Gallup City Cemetery.

Becenti died Sept. 19, 2008, in Flagstaff. She was born Nov. 7, 1971, in Gallup, into the Mountain Cove People Clan for the Chiricahua Apache People Clan.

Becenti received her high school diploma from Gallup High School in 1990 and earned a B.S. degree from New Mexico State University in Animal Science Pre-Vet in 1994. She was employed by the Navajo Nation EPA for 13 years as a senior environmental specialist; USDA Americorps National Services; and was a veterinarian technician for Gallup Cedar Animal Clinic. In college she was on the NMSU Dean's List, Crimson Scholar, Alpha Beta Gamma Honor Society, Pre-Vet Club, Sam Steele Society, Chief Manuelito scholar, and NMSU Alumni Association. Becenti served as a volunteer science fair judge for public schools on the Navajo Nation, and Tohatchi Adopt-A-Highway litter control program. She earned awards for excellence with the Navajo EPA Water Quality, and certificates. She was a Hereford cattle grower, sheep producer, horse buyer, and ranch hand.

Survivors include her husband, Bryant R. Becenti; parents, Alice J. Arviso-Bitsie, Leslie Bitsie Sr.; sisters, Winona Bitsie, W.J. Bitsie; brothers, Leland Bitsie, Lloyd Bitsie, Lyn Bitsie,
Leslie Bitsie Jr.

Becenti was preceded in death by her grandparents, Joe J. and Nellie B. Arviso; Leo and Jane Bitsie; great-grandparents, Charley C. and Bah Arviso, Kee and Jane Ortiz Bitsilly.

Pallbearers will be Leland Bitsie, Lloyd Bitsie, Lyn Bitsie, Leslie Bitsie Jr., Jason M. Parrish, Joshua Parrish.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Memorial mean at Gallup National Guard Armory.

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Gallup City Cemetery
McKinley County
New Mexico, USA
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Record added: Sep 29, 2008
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Wilma J. Becenti
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Sleep on in peace,child.
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