Jan 062012

Yazzie Gonnie, 84, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in Flagstaff. Funeral services were held Jan. 3 at Greer’s Mortuary Chapel in Winslow, with Father Frank Chacon officiating. Interment followed at the family plot in White Cone.

Yazzie was born May 22, 1927, in White Cone.

Survivors include his wife, Cecelia Gonnie; four daughters, Merlinda Gonnie of Jeddito, Charlene Gonnie of White Cone, Leigh Ann Gonnie of Phoenix and Sherly Gonnie of Castle Butte; six sons, Richard Gonnie, Austin Gonnie and Melvin Sangster, all of White Cone, Rueben Gonnie of Phoenix, and Yazzie Gonnie Jr. and Randall Gonnie, both of Castle Butte; six brothers, Larry Gonnie, Dale Gonnie, Gibson Gonnie, Leslie Gonnie, Gilbert Gonnie and Nelson Gonnie; three sisters, Peggy Begay, Julia Yazzie and Selena Duran; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.