Susie Janet Begay, 100, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, in Flagstaff surrounded by family.
Mrs. Begay was born June 15, 1908, near Tuba City.
She was Tsédeeshgizhnii (Rock Gap People Clan) born for the Tl'izzilani (Manygoats Clan). She was a rancher, traditional weaver and a homemaker. She will be remembered as a very caring, patient and generous person. She was always willing to help a person in need. She will be remembered always and greatly missed by those who knew her.
Mrs. Begay is survived by her sisters Maybel Bighorse of Cameron, Betty Huskon of Cameron, and Lucy Kelly of Flagstaff; brother David Nez-Tsosie of Cameron; sons Yazzie Begay of Willow Springs, Glenn Begay (Annie) of Grand Prairie, Texas, John C. Begay (Ilene) of Coppermine, Keith Begay (Marie) of Kayenta, and Joe Begay (Shirley) of Castledale, Utah; daughters Shirley Lane (John) of Coppermine, Pearl Benally (Emo) of LeChee, Carol Manson (Johnny, deceased) of LeChee, Mary Bitsoie (Tully, deceased) of Cedar City, Susie Gilbert (Felix Gilbert Sr., deceased) of Seba Dalkai, Ariz., and Barbara Blaser (Chuck) of Anchorage, Alaska; 57 grandchildren; 109 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husband Cecil Benally Begay; father Jerry Nez-Tsosie; mother Winona Sayonitso Nez-Tsosie; brothers Harold Granger and Neil Nez-Tsosie; sisters Beatrice Huskon, Bella Dugi, and Amelia Shepard.