Tamara Rose Litsui, 35, passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Kayenta. Funeral services were held May 24 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lower Greasewood. Interment was at the family plot in Lower Greasewood.
She was born July 25, 1978, in Ganado. Her clans were Coyote Pass, born for The Start of Red Streak People. Her Nali is The Tangle People Clan, and her Chei is The Towering House People.
An Arizona resident since birth, she was employed at Pratts Behavioral Health for two years. She attended the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and was working on her second college degree.
Tamara was a NASCAR fan and her favorite driver was Jimmy Johnson, No. 48. She was also a Denver Broncos fan.
She loved to care for others, to put a smile on everyone’s face daily and greet them with a “Naneé, I love you!”
Tamara’s shoes will be hard to fill because she was the most amazing daughter, sister, wife, mother, auntie, niece, granddaughter, student and friend. She was the center of our world. Our hearts have been torn out of our chests. She was everyone’s hero. She taught us everything there was to know from loving everyone to putting God first. She loved us so much. We will miss her forever, but know she is resting now in heaven.
Survivors include her husband, Michael J. Litsui; two sons, LuShawn Orin Litsui and LaVonne Kyree Litsui; five daughters, Faith Agnes Litsui, Autumn Rae Litsui, LaDarhya Karry Litsui, Shanandra Shandi Litsui and LaShaundre Sunny Litsui; five sisters, Calandra R. (Claude) Gatewood, Shanna R. (Alfred) Calairo, Karry R. Wilson, Kristy R. Wilson and Terri Lynn (Earl) Patague; two brothers, Harry Wilson Jr. and Kirby D. (Jennifer) Wilson; and her parents, Harry Wilson Sr. and Rosita K. Wilson.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Walter Kinlicheenie and Agnes Kinlicheenie; her uncle, Harrison Kinlicheenie; a sister, Richelle Spencer; and a brother, Eric Spencer.
Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.