Johnny "Rusty" Manuelito, 77, of To’Hajiilee, New Mexico, passed away in the early morning hours on February 7, 2020 surrounded by his beloved family. He was born on April 9, 1942 in Crownpoint, New Mexico, the son of the late Joe Manuelito and late Annie Wero.
Johnny was a talented craftsman as a silversmith. In his young adult years, he served our country in the United States Army as military police; served as a Navajo Nation police officer, became an EMT in Crownpoint, and worked as a cook at the ToHajiilee Community School.
He is survived by his wife, Jennie T. Manuelito; three daughters, Elvera Manuelito, Charlene Manuelito and Manuela Renteria; and two sons, Travis Manuelito and Otis Manuelito; along with numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, the late Curtis Emmanuel Manuelito.
Serving as Casket Bearers were Manuel A. Renteria, Chase J. LeClair, Issac Reese Barbone, Aaron Manuelito, Marcus Panana, and fabian Johnson.
Honorary Bearers were Otis Manuelito, Travis Manuelito, and Ronald Saunders.
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Curtis Emmanuel Manuelito
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