|Birth: ||Jul. 17, 1917|
|Death: ||Mar. 11, 2006|
TOHATCHI — Funeral services for Pahe Denet Yazzie, 88 will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 16 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Father John Mittelstadt, Father Joe Redinbo and Deacon Sherman Manuelito will officiate. Burial will be on family land in Buffalo Springs, NM. Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 16 at the St. Mary Catholic Church. A rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. today, March 15 at St. Mary Catholic Church.
Yazzie died on March 11 in Gallup. He was born on July 17, 1917 in Chinle, AZ into the Bitter Water Clan for the Red Running Into the Water/Bead People Clan. Pahe retired from Fort Wingate Ordinance after more than 30 years of employment. He served as a U.S. Marine Corps Code Talker during WWII. His valor of Bougainville and Saipan earned him the respect and praise of his fellow marines. He received a Medal of Good Conduct and recently was awarded the Congressional Silver Medal of Honor. He spent his later years as the patriarch of a large family, raising cattle and sheep in Buffalo Springs, NM.Survivors include his daughter, Deborah Baldwin of Gallup; son, Wilfred D. Yazzie of Tohatchi; brother, Paul D. Yazzie of Chinle, AZ; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
Yazzie was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline Yazzie; parents, Dineh D. Yazzie and Ason D. Yazzie; sons, Carlos D. Yazzie and David D. Yazzie; sisters, Helen Chee Ben, Sarah Bia and Dolly Harvey; brothers, Hoskie Tsosie and Joe D. Yazzie.
Pallbearers will be Michael Aragon, Jamian Baldwin, Jonathan Baldwin, Ryan Becenti, Joshua N. Claw, Cecil Pinto Jr., Eric O. Yazzie and Phillip D. Yazzie.
Rollie Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
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Created by: Spyrose
Record added: Mar 18, 2006
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