Nov 162012

Laura D. Nez, 100, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Polacca. Funeral services were held Nov. 15 at First Southern Baptist Church in Holbrook. Interment followed at Holbrook City Cemetery.
Laura was born Dec. 13, 1911, in White Cone.
She was employed by Greasewood Boarding School for three years as a foster grandparent. She was a housewife, foster parent and rug weaver.
Survivors include one son, Johnson Nez of Indian Wells; three daughters, Marie Kanuho of White Cone, Lucy Smith of Joseph City and Virginia Tafoya of Espanola, N.M.; one sister, Helen Kanuho of Greasewood; 25 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard D. Nez; a daughter, Emma C. Stewart; two sons, Peter D. Nez and Nelson G. Nez; and a great-granddaughter, Allison R. Tsosie.
Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.