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Nellie C. Becenti
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Birth: May 19, 1925
Death: Jul. 16, 2008

STANDING ROCK Services for Nellie C. Becenti, 93, will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, at the Crownpoint Christian Reform Church. The Rev. Benny Harry will officiate. Burial will be in the family plot, Standing Rock.

Becenti died July 16, 2008, in Gallup. She was born May 19, 1925, in Standing Rock, into the Folded Arms People Clan for the Mexican People Clan.

Becenti was a loving wife and mother for 74 years. She raised 11 children. Becenti was a rancher's wife, enduring years of hard work building a solid foundation for generations to come. She cared for her livestock with pride. Becenti enjoyed family get togethers, holidays, cook-outs,, and family accomplishments. Her pride was her sheep. She earned income for her rug weaving abilities. She processed her own wool by carding, spinning and dyeing her own wool using native plants, crystal rocks, white clay. Becenti was featured and documented in a book titled "Weaving a World-Textiles and The Navajo Way of Seeing" written by Roseann S. Willinik, Paul G. Zolbrod. She was proud of her children and grandchildren and loved them.

Survivors include her sons, Dan Becenti of Standing Rock, Kenneth Becenti of Standing Rock, Jay Becenti of Crownpoint, Eugene L. Becenti of Smith Lake, Bennie P. Becenti of Farmington; daughters, Annie B. Alfred of Standing Rock, Ada Yellowhair of Standing Rock, Faye Becenti of Standing Rock, Rose Becenti of Standing Rock; sisters, Bessie C. Platero of Borrego Pass, Dorothy C. Tolth of Borrego Pass; 30 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren.

Becenti was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Becenti; sons, Ray Becenti, Sam Becenti; daughter, Cecelia Becenti; parents, Andres and Elizabeth Chavez.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Yellowhair, Joeldon Yazzie, Alvin Yazzie, Faron Becenti, Elrick Christian, Emery Christian.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Standing Rock Chapter House, following services.
Rollie Mortuary is in charge of arrangements
Family Cemetery
McKinley County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Spyrose
Record added: Aug 02, 2008
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