Jun 222012

Norman Chee “Gilbert” Nez, 55, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012, in Dilkon. Funeral services were held June 21 at Greer’s Mortuary Chapel in Winslow. Interment followed in Desert View Cemetery in Winslow.

He was born on June 4, 1957, in Winslow to Nephew C. Nez and Beth Nez.

Norman was a handyman and carpenter.

He attended Dilkon Community School growing up.

Norman was a traditional Native American. He enjoyed playing cards, horseback riding and being outside.

Survivors include his father, Nephew C. Nez; three sisters, Emily Nez, Juanita Nez and Susie Nez; two brothers, Thomas Spencer and Rufus Nez; and 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Beth Nez; his sister, Julia Nez; and his brother, Wesley Spencer.