Feb 122014

Pamela Sikya dahl mana Lomayaktewa, 32, passed on from this life on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in North Fork. Funeral services were held Feb. 7 at the White Mountain Apache Baptist Church in Whiteriver, with Pastor Jon Hoyt officiating. Interment was at the Golden Gorge Cemetery in Diamond Creek.
She was born on May 1, 1981, in Phoenix.
A devoted and loving mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, auntie and friend, Pamela was noted for her cooking and baking. Family and friends expected “Pam’s Birthday Cake” on their birthday.
She was a descendant of two heritages, and was honored to have participated in the Apache Tradition and the Hopi Tradition.
Although Pam may not have had monetary riches, she gave 110 percent of herself to her family. She cooked, cleaned, chauffeured and got everyone ready for each day.
Pamela was a selfless, beautiful spirit.
She loved reading, spending time with her friends, listening to a variety of music, watching movies, and sharing her life with her children and family.
A lifelong resident of Whiteriver, Pam attended Whiteriver Elementary School, Whiteriver Junior High School and Alchesay High School (Class of 1999), and continued to strive toward a college degree, attending Scottsdale Community College and Northland Pioneer College. In junior high Pam played the clarinet, and she was a member of the National Honor Society in high school and attended Upward Bound for three years at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.
Survivors include her children, Torique, Summer, Gabriel and Devon Alsenay; her father, Michael Lomayaktewa; her mother, Colleen Rustin; her brother, Mike Lomayaktewa; her Hopi Kachina godmother, Laura Talahaftewa; her Apache godparents, Jeanette and Fernando Tenijieth; and many friends and relatives from the Hopi and White Mountain Apache tribes.
She was preceded in death by a grandfather, Francis Rustin; and a brother, Grayo Lomayaktewa.
Owens Livingston Mortuary-White Mountain Chapel in Show Low was in charge of the arrangements.Pamela Lomayaktewa