Oct 092013

Ruby Bedonie Gishal, 89, of Jeddito suddenly passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Mesa. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 9 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Holbrook. Interment followed in the Holbrook Cemetery.
She was born the eldest child of the late Jim Bedonie and Betty Jim in Jeddito on Oct. 15, 1923.
Ruby was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, and an excellent homemaker. She was an avid crafter who loved to crochet, but was known for her impeccable weaving skills. Ruby loved to do word puzzles and enjoyed being with her family.
A generous and humble lady, Ruby was a God-fearing woman. She was a medicine woman and a member of the Native American Church. She was a baptized member of the Catholic faith. She was a “cowgirl” at heart, having raised cattle, sheep, horses and chickens.
Survivors include her seven children, Peter Gishal, MaryAnn Robertson, Anita Haskie, Stacey Gishal, Juanita Roanhorse, Milton Gishal Jr. and Will Gishal; 34 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Milton Gishal Sr.
Owens Livingston Mortuary of Holbrook was in charge of the arrangements.