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Tommy Arviso

  • Birth 5 May 1947
  • Death 28 Mar 2008
  • Burial Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico, USA
  • Memorial ID 26777720

GALLUP — Services for Tommy Arviso, 60, will be 1 p.m. April 3, at the Church of Nazarene. Burial will be in Gallup City Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4:30 p.m. today, April 2.


Arviso died March 28, 2008, in Gallup. He was born May 5, 1947, in Rehoboth, into the Black Streak of the Forest People Clan for the Black Streak Wood People Clan.


Arviso graduated from Gallup High School in 1965. He moved to California in 1965 and returned to Gallup in 2007. Arviso was a man of all trades. He worked at Kaiser Steel in Fontana, Calif., for many years. He retired form Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, Calif. He loved fishing, sports, cooking, and telling people how much he loved them. He also loved his grandchildren.


Survivors include his wife, Vicki Arviso; daughters, Odesbah Arviso of Rialto, Calif.; step-daughter, Lisa Harper of Riverside, Calif.; brothers, Edward Anderson Jr., of Gallup, William Anderson of Gallup, J.W. Anderson of Gallup; sisters, Mary Anderson, Caroline D. Anderson, Susie Anderson, Shirley Paradise, all of Gallup; six grandchildren.


Arviso was preceded in death by his father, Ned Arviso; mother, Odesbah Anderson; stepfather, Edward Anderson; brother, Eddie Arviso; sister, Rosabell Chino-Arviso; grandson, Tommy Ned Arviso.


Pallbearers will be Edward Anderson Jr., William Anderson, J.W. Anderson, Franklin Wilson III, Matthew McCrieght, and Carl Mayes.


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  • Created by: Spyrose
  • Added: 12 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26777720
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tommy Arviso (5 May 1947–28 Mar 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26777720, citing Gallup City Cemetery, Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Spyrose (contributor 46805313) .