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Mary Charley Begay
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Birth: Mar. 19, 1930
Death: Feb. 8, 2009

Mary Charley Begay, 78, of Farmington, passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, in Farmington. She was born March 19, 1930, in Carson, to Fred and Annie Charley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Begay; her parents, Annie and Fred Charley; daughter, Martha Begay; sisters, Jessie Charley, Lola Yazzie and Ruth Harris; and brother, Johnny Charley.

She is survived by sons, Edward Begay, Thomas Begay, Eddie Begaye, Andrew Begay, Anson Begay and Billy Begay; daughters, Betty Begay and Thelma Begay; and by the children she raised, Calvin Willie, Irvin Willie, Jeanette Tsosie, Audrey Coe, Bernita Sandoval and Alberta Charley. She also is survived by brothers, Wilson Charley and Freddie Charley; sister, Helen Tsosie; grandchildren, Nadine Beyale, Dawn Smith, Brian Begay, Adam Martinez, Aaron M. Anthony, Rachael and Isaiah Tsosie, Jessica, Aaliyah, Arienna and Jolissa Coe and Shala Sandoval; and great-grandchildren, Briyanna Biggs and Gabriel Smith.

Mary was a self-employed rancher. She enjoyed weaving and homemaking as well as ranching. She was a member of the Huerfano Chapter, the Office of Navajo Educational Opportunities and St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

Mary will be truly missed by all who knew her. She will be remembered for her endless giving and candid spirit.

Services for Mary will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Brewer, Lee & Larkin Chapel, with the Rev. Rosella Jim officiating.

Interment will follow at Carson Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Andrew Begay, Anson Begay, Lyndon Harris, Aaron M. Anthony Harrison Tsosie, Henry Tinhorn and Jason Tinhorn.

Honorary pallbearers are Edward Begay, Billy Begay, Thelma Begay, Betty Begay, Eddie Begay and all family members.

Those who wish to send condolences may do so at

Mary is in the care of Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St., in Farmington; (505) 325-8688. 
Carson Cemetery
Taos County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Feb 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33746646


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