Dec 162011

Kee B. Lester, 79, of Dilkon, Ariz., died Sunday, November 27, 2011. He was born August 29, 1932, in Indian Wells, Ariz., to Lee and Alice (Kinlicheeny) Lester.

Kee was a Navajo Nation Police Officer from 1950 to 1958. He was considerate and helpful to all and kind.

He is survived by his loving spouse Lucy Nelson Lester, daughter Shirley Begay, stepdaughter Clarissa Jodie, sisters Dorothy Benally, Minnie L Yazzie, Anne Philips, Lucy Bekis, Lucille L. Begay and Judi Maestas, and eight grandchildren.

Kee is preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Alice Lester, as well as Jeanette J. Ahasteen and James Begay.

Funeral services were held Dec. 2 at Indian Wells Presbyterian Church followed by burial on family land. Arrangements were under the direction of Lozano’s Flagstaff Mortuary.