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Valerie Jean Joe

April 28, 1960 — Feb. 21, 2008

Valerie Jean Joe, 47, of Kirtland, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008. She was born April 28, 1960, in Shiprock. Her parents were David and Nora Joe. She was Yucca Fruit born for Manygoats.

Valerie is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Phillip Paul Joe and Gilbert Paul Joe, maternal grandparents Sam and Nellie Yellowhorse, paternal grandparents Esther Joe and Lee Dean, aunt Helen Austin, uncles Robert Yellowhorse, Ernest Yellowhorse, Ray Yellowhorse, Charles Yellowhorse, Arnold Yellowhorse and Ronald Joe.

She is survived by her daughters Vanessa Begay and Ladonna Begay, son Leonard Begay Jr., granddaughter Sophia Nargo, sisters Violet Joe and Regina Russell (husband Royce), brothers Douglas Joe (wife Jeanette) and Milford Joe (wife Annisa), aunt Irene Yellowhorse, uncles Curtis Yellowhorse (wife Mable), Herbert Yellowhorse (wife Edith), and Kenneth Joe (wife Beverly) , nephews Nathan Joe and Ryan Whitely, nieces Shanowa Whitely, Camille Whitely, Natalie Joe and Emily Nora Joe, special friend Dieter Hundt, and numerous cousins, relatives and friends.

Valerie had a warm and friendly atmosphere about her. She loved the game of golf and played the game throughout the states. Her other hobbies included cooking, traveling and getting to know people. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Services will be at 10 a.


m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Four Corners Community Church in Shiprock. The Rev. Eric Lee will conduct the memorial service.

Valerie is in the care of Desert View Funeral Home in Shiprock.