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Delbert G. Phillips

Delbert G. Phillips was born on March 17, 1937 in Lamar, Colo. to Kenneth Clyde and Velma (Remer) Phillips.

He passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2002 at his home in Mancos.

He was 64.

Delbert served his country by joining the Navy.

He later went to work as a construction worker for the Dow Chemical Company in Paradise, Texas.

His daughter, Mary Robin Brooks of Newberry, Mich., his brother, Gary Phillips of Woodinville, Wash., and his sister, Jean Western, survive him.

No services have been scheduled at this time.

Arrangements are being handled through the Ertel Funeral Home.

Angela Dawn McDonald

Funeral services for Angela Dawn McDonald, a longtime resident of Cortez, were held on Monday, Jan. 21, at the Ertel Memorial Chapel.

Interment followed at the Arriola Cemetery.

Angie was born to Roy and Anna (Blake) Stafford on Dec. 17, 1970 in Octavia, Okla.

She passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2002 at her home in Cortez.

She was 31.

Angie enjoyed the outdoors where she camped, gardened, and walked.

She took pleasure in bowling. Angie also loved her children dearly.

Her parents, Roy and Anna Stafford of Cortez; her husband, Johnny McDonald of Cortez; her children, Shannon, Tyler, Victoria, Patrick, Danielle and her infant daughter survive her, as do her three stepchildren, Jeremy McDonald, Misty McDonald, and Sarah McDonald.

She also leaves her siblings, Pam (David) Sitton, Roy Junior Stafford, Stephanie (Jim) Ratliff all of Cortez, Machelle (Chad) Taggart of Dolores, Sean (Feleena) Stafford, April Stafford, Corey Stafford, Brandon Stafford, Lindsay Stafford, and Karla Stafford, all of Cortez.

Robert Binkly

Robert Lee Binkley, 59, of Dove Creek, passed away on Jan. 17, 2002, at Southwest Memorial Hospital.

No services are planned at this time.

Cremation will take place.

Mr. Binkley was born to Jole Alexander and Virginia Ann Smith Binkley on June 13, 1942, at Chanute, Kan.

He attended schools in Chanute until the eighth grade, when he began attending schools in Denver.

There, he graduated from East High School.

He went on to further his education in computer sciences and became a computer repair technician.

Mr. Binkley moved to Dove Creek in August of 2000 from Los Angeles, Calif. He owned and operated the GCS and Associates Company, providing computer repair service in the area.

Mr. Binkley enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing, and hiking and photography with his family and friends.

He also enjoyed taking pictures of his niece and nephew’s wedding in May, 2001.

Robert Binkley is survived by five children; close fiend, Sally Cannon of Egnar, Colo.; sister, Nancy (Carl) Broderick of Dove Creek; several nieces and nephews and friends and grandchildren.

Cortez Four Corners Funeral Chapel, Hale and Gerken, Directors, are serving the family.

Mary Johnson Tapaha

Funeral services for Mary Johnson Tapaha, lifelong resident of Red Mesa and Montezuma Creek, Utah will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at the Navajo Full Gospel Church in Red Mesa beginning at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow at the Sunrise Cemetery in Red Mesa.

Mary was born in White Mesa just two miles east of the current family home on a date selected by the Bureau of Indian Affairs as March 1, 1911, to Slim Todachinne and Bitahnii Bitsii' Yisch'illi Bitsi'.

After a lengthy illness Mary passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at the Vista Grande Nursing Home in Cortez.

She was 90.

Mary was of the Nakaidine'e clan and her father's clan was Todich'ii'nii.

Her mother died when she was just a young lady.

Mary, with the help of her aunt and grandmother, then had to raise her younger siblings.

She was a very hard working mother and grandmother who raised hers as well as her sisters' children all as her own.

Her life revolved around her herd of sheep and goats along with a few head of cattle.

Mary also enjoyed weaving rugs.

Survivors include her daughters Daisy Mustache (Clark) of Red Mesa, and Jean Pipkin (Milton) of Blanding, Utah; son, Frank Tapaha (Lula) of Red Mesa; step-daughters, Lorene Nacki (Jack) of Red Mesa, Rose Benally (Clyde) of Cortez, Lorretta Broadway (Mark) of Farmington,N.M. and Pauline Rockwell of Aneth, Utah; step-son, John D. Tapaha (Rosie) of Kirtland, N.M.; brother, Silas Dale of Gallup, N.M.; 29 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Preceding Mary in death are her parents; her late husband, Johnson Tapaha; her daughter, Arlene Mustache; her brother, Slim Todachinnie Begay, and sister, Louise T. Nez. Mary also lost four children, Joe Tapaha, Roy Tapaha, John H. Tapaha, and Della Tapaha during the measles epidemic in 1951.

Services are under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.

Calvin Dalton Joe

Funeral services for Calvin Dalton Joe, a resident of the Aneth, Utah area will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 18, at the Ertel Memorial Chapel.

Interment will follow at the Cortez Cemetery.

Calvin was born to Willie and Betty (Lee) Joe on Aug. 18, 1968 in Shiprock, N.M.

He passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was 33.

A very caring person, Calvin befriended many people, maintaining numerous relationships through e-mail.

Many of those who were unable to move about freely looked to him as a "window to the world."

Calvin was also very creative. He enjoyed making his own cards and invitations and spent many hours making videos and burning compact discs.

He had hoped to one day to own his own production studio.

Calvin worked as the Bilingual Heritage Coordinator at Whitehorse High School.

He will be greatly missed by the faculty and students.

Surviving Calvin are his mother, Betty Joe of Aneth; father, Willie Joe of Chilchinbeto, Ariz.; his two sisters, Brenda (Lorenzo) Benally of Aneth, and Lorenda Joe of Shiprock N.M.; and his paternal grandmother, Nellie Joe Begay of Chilchinbeto, Ariz.

Numerous nieces, nephews, and friends also survive Calvin.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Pauline Lee; and grandfather, Charlie Lee.

Many friends and family members will dearly miss him.

Services will be under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.

Pomona "Mona" Marvine Lawson

Funeral services for Pamona Marvine "Mona" Lawson will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Mancos First United Methodist Church.

Interment will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Reverend Ora Daily will be officiating.

A visitation has been scheduled for noon Wednesday at the church.

Mona was born to Milton Sherman and Florence May (Sheek) Roberts on Oct. 2, 1922 in Mancos.

She passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002 at the Valley Inn Nursing Home. She was 79.

During Mona's younger years, she worked for the Mancos Match Factory where she was as a chemist.

It was her job to make sure there was enough of the white section on the match.

For 50 years, Mona was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Later she and her third husband, Mark Lawson, moved to the Salt Lake City, area where they lived for a number of years.

Upon her return to the area, Mona remained a devoted member of the Mancos First United Methodist Church.

Her son, Johnny Gerbitz; granddaughter, Julie M. Gerbitz; and grandson, Jeff (Jane) Gerbitz survive her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Herbert M. Roberts; her daughter, Mildred May Lawson; her first husband, John W. Gerbitz; and her third husband, Mark F. Lawson.

Services are under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.

Frances Wall

Services for Francis Marie Wall, a lifelong resident of Towaoc, will be held at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 19, at the Towaoc Recreation Center.

Raymond Sells will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Towaoc Cemetery.

A dinner will then be held at the Ute Mountain Casino.

Francis Marie Wall was born to Joe and Sara Ute House Wall on April 1, 9126, at Cottonwood Wash (Hatch Trading Post), Utah.

She passed away Jan. 16, 2002, at Southwest Memorial Hospital. She was 75.

Mrs. Wall was very active and attended the Pentecostal Church in Towaoc.

She was an artisan who created beautiful beaded items and woven baskets.

She also made cradle boards, and gave each of her children one.

She was very interested ii promoting the Ute tradition, and attended ceremonies and events such as the hand games and the Sun Dance and Bear Dance ceremonies, along with pow-wows.

Francis Wall is survived by her children, Ernest House Sr.; Pastor Davis Badback, Angelia Badback, Gloria Tom, Vernita Kay Tom and Rosalina Tom, all of Towaoc; brothers, Alfred Wall St. and Paul Ute, both of Towaoc; sister, Eva Wall Colorow of Towaoc, and numerous other relatives from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and Southern and Northern Ute tribes, along with many friends.

Cortez Four Corners Funeral Chapel, Hale and Gerken, are serving the family.

Thelma V. McKinley

Thelma Vanera McKinley, a lifelong resident of this area passed away at her home in rural Dolores on Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at the age of 81.

She was born in Hobart, Okla., the daughter of Charles R. and Rachael (Sigfried) Ivie on May 12, 1920.

Thelma loved to read and was an avid outdoors person.

She enjoyed camping, mountain scenery, and was a great swimmer. Thelma spent her time as a devoted homemaker.

She was a fabulous cook of "health foods" long before it was popular.

Surviving Thelma are her children, Patricia (Clinton) Medley of Cahone, Mona (Johnnie) Samora of Mancos, Frank L. (Carol) McKinley of Wisconsin, and Robert I. (Ericka) McKinley of El Paso, Texas; a10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

She is also survived by her brother, James Ivie of Alamogordo, N.M., and her sister-in-law, Barbara McKinley of Cortez.

Her husband, Frank Ralph McKinley; and two sons, Howard Junior Myers in 1941, and Michael James McKinley in 1999, preceded Thelma in death.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are being made through the Ertel Funeral Home.

Harley Dale Graves

Funeral services for lifelong Cortez resident Harley Dale Graves will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Ertel Memorial Chapel.

Marvin Graves will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Cortez Cemetery.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the Ute Mountain American Legion Post #75.

Harley was born to Fred Hardey and Ina Madora (Sughurt) Graves on Sept. 27, 1911, in Alexander, Neb.

He passed away at his home in Cortez on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at the age of 90.

On June 8, 1936 in Cortez, Harley took Ida Marie Gregory to be his bride and lifelong companion.

Harley and Marie shared 65 years of marriage.

Harley spent 26 years working for Empire Electric as an equipment operator.

Harley was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Foursquare Church.

Surviving Harley are his beloved wife, Marie of Cortez; his son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Donna Graves also of Cortez; and five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. His sister, Madge McMillan of Farmington, N.M.; and sister-in-law Vyla Belle and husband, Clark of Arlington, Texas, as well as numerous nieces and nephews also survive Harley.

Memorial contributions can be made with Hospice of Montezuma.

Services will be under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.

Leon Cassady

Funeral services for Leon Cassady, a longtime Pleasant View resident will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Ertel Memorial Chapel.

Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Yellow Jacket.

Leon was born on March 22, 1904, in Covington, Okla. to Edward and Eliza (Corbin) Cassady.

He passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at Southwest Memorial Hospital.

He was 97.

On March 21, 1940 Leon married his sweetheart, Flossie Brazle.

Leon was always a hard worker.

He worked as an oil driller and gold miner for the Silverton Mines for a time, but primarily worked as a farmer.

Leon drove his John Deere tractor up until one year ago.

His wife, Flossie; and his daughter and son-in-law, Cubazell and John Omohundro, survive him.

Two grandsons, Jeffrey Wilmarth and Dan Wilmarth, and one great-granddaughter also survive Leon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister.

Ezma Anona Weatherly

Ezma Anona Weatherly was born to Charles and Etta Belle (Booco) Terrell on Jan. 27, 1905, in Minturn, Colo.

She passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2002 at the Vista Grande Nursing Home.

She was 96.

Ezma married her beloved Guy Elroy Weatherly on August 10, 1923 in Minturn.

To this union six children were born.

Ezma was a dedicated homemaker who became known as "Grammie" to her family.

She always showed patience and love toward her family, and dearly cherished her grandbabies.

Ezma's children, Eileen Milstein of Guffy, Colo.; Bill and Tinie Weatherly, Richard and Barbara Weatherly, Edward and Darlene Weatherly, all of Cortez, and Kay and Dolores Weatherly of Rifle, Colo. survive her. She also leaves 15 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Edith Weatherly; and four brothers and three sisters.

There will be a private family service held at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled through the Ertel Funeral Home.

Saundra "Sandy" Sue Jackson

Graveside services for longtime Cortez resident Saundra "Sandy" Sue Jackson will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14, at the Cortez Cemetery.

Sandy was born to Roy Everett and Gertrude (Burner) Moore on June 22, 1939 in Latham, Kan.

She passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at the Golden Years Retirement Home in Cortez. She was 62.

Having a passion for the arts, Sandy loved to paint.

She also possessed a deep appreciation for music and played the guitar and sang.

Sandy's children, Clint (Gale) Walker, Wes Walker, and Brent Walker, all of Cortez, survive her.

She also leaves seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Mary Lou Holaday.

Memorial contributions can be made in Sandy's memory with Hospice of Montezuma.

Services are under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.

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