Emily Begay, 36, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2012, in Indian Wells. Funeral services were held June 19 at Broken Arrow Church in Indian Wells, with Pastor Stanley Belinte officiating.
She was born on Sept. 30, 1975, in Winslow, the daughter of Irene Begay of Indian Wells and the late Leroy Begay Sr. She was born for the Big Water Clan and Honey Combed Rock People.
Emily graduated from Holbrook High School in 1996. She spent most of her time tending to her four beautiful children, whom she loved. She was always there with a willing heart to help others, even to just cook and give that lending hand. She enjoyed sitting with her crossword puzzles and quiet time. She had a very close relationship with her mother and children. Emily will be greatly missed by so many.
Survivors include three sons, Brandon Begay, Bryan Begay and Myron Nez; a daughter, Vanessa Begay; her mother, Irene Begay; eight brothers; and five sisters.
She was preceded in death by her father, Leroy Begay Sr.; and grandparents, Ozetta Lester and Tracy Lester.
Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.