Sep 042013

Edward Tsosie Ashley, 56, passed away on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, in Flagstaff. Funeral services were held Aug. 30 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Winslow. Interment followed at Desert View Cemetery in Winslow.
He was born Jan. 25, 1957, in Fort Defiance. His clans were Honaghaahnii born for Dibelizhini. His chei was Kinyaa aanii.
He attended Valley High School in Sanders, and worked for the railroad. He enjoyed horseback riding, painting and Kachina doll making.
Survivors include his daughter, Loretta L. Sanders of Gilbert; two granddaughters, Jessica L. Sanders and Sierra L. Sanders, both of Gilbert; and two sisters, Phyllis Watson of Albuquerque, N.M., and Josephine Begay of Gallup, N.M.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Ashley; his mother, Edna Ashley; three sisters, Irene Ashley, Mary Ross and Dorothy Dalgai; and his significant other, Miranda Gene.
Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.