|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1909|
|Death: ||Feb. 22, 2007|
MEXICAN SPRINGS, N.M. — Funeral services for Luke Valentine Barney, 97, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Ft. Defiance, Ariz. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the services. A Rosary will be recitedat St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tohatchi, N.M. Burial will be on a traditional family area at Asaayi.
Barney died Thursday, Feb. 22, in Gallup. He was born on March 15, 1909 in Mexican Springs, N.M. into the Salt People clan and for the Near the Water People clan.
Barney attended Phoenix Indian School. He worked as a rancher, farmer and carpenter throughout his life. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He served as the first president of the Mexican Springs Chapter. He continued to serve in various official capacities and voluteered in projects in the Mexican Springs and Tohatchi chapters.
Barney is survived by his wife, Danabah Barney, 14 children, 50 grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild.
Barney was preceded in death by one brother, two sons, one daughter, one grandson and one great grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Vincent Arthur, Duane Barney, Kirt Frejo, Jeremy Hale, Kevin Redhair and Karletts Grayhair.
The family will receive relatives and friends at St. Dominic's Hall following services.
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Spyrose
Record added: Mar 21, 2007
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