Feb 122013

Phoebe Yellowhair, 102, passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Funeral services were held Feb. 5 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Indian Wells.
Phoebe Bi’tíí Tani Belin Yellowhair was born to the late Hosteen Bi’líí tani Bi’yhe and Bah’zohnii on July 10, 1910. She was born into Naaneesht’ezhi Ta’chii’nii, born for K’aahanaanii. Phoebe was a lifetime resident of Na-ah-tee Canyon.
Survivors include five sons, Robert Yellowhair, Skeet Yellowhair, Jimmy Yellowhair, Jerry Yellowhair and Bert Yellowhair; four daughters, Betty Yellowhair, Rose Yellowhair Edsitty, Susan Y. Begay and Judith Ann Yellowhair; her adoptive sister, Lena C. John; 86 grandchildren; 181 great-grandchildren; and 54 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father Hosteen Bi’líí tani Bi’yhe; her mother, Baa’zohnii; her husband, Peter Yellowhair; two sons, Danny Yellowhair and Sammy Yellowhair; two daughters, Lucy Rockwell and Awéé Yellowhair; four grandchildren, Lorenzo Lester, Steed Yellowhair, Dezbah Yellowhair and Daniel Yel-lowhair; four great-grandchildren, Leonard Lester, Stephan Rockwell, Jason Riggs Begaye and Waylon John Clinton; and two brothers, Ray Belin and Joe Billie.
Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.