Dylan N. Begay
Dylan Natani Begay, 20, of Nenahnezad, passed from this life Oct. 13, 2016, in Nenahnezad. Dylan was born Sept. 13, 1996, in Farmington to Lenora Yazzie (Lawrence Cleveland) and Grafton Begay. He was born to Ta'chii'nii clan (Red Running into the Water) and born for Tsi'naajinii clan (Black-Streaked Wood). Dylan graduated from Kirtland Central High School as part of the class of 2015. He also attended Navajo Preparatory School running cross country for both schools. He had no problem making friends anywhere he went. Dylan enjoyed life. He loved life and his heart overflowed with love that he was able to share with his family, friends, and all that knew him. His smile was infectious. He could brighten up anyone's day with just his smile. He enjoyed the company of his friends and family and music played a big part in his life. He was helpful in attending to the care of his loved ones and watched over the little ones and his family. His favorite NFL team was the Dallas Cowboys. He also enjoyed playing the ceremonial drum within the Native American church and ceremonies. He will be truly missed by all that knew him and he was loved by all who knew him also. Our love for him will continue until we meet once again. His outstanding personality and love will remain in our hearts and memories as we honor and celebrate his life. Dylan was preceded in death by his cousin, Angel Moreno; uncle, Felix Begay Jr.; aunts, Irene Pinto, Felicia N. Begay, Debra Keeswood and Felestine Begay; and grandparents, Felix and Annie Begay (paternal) and Curtis and Mary Bunny (maternal). He is survived by his mother, Lenora Yazzie; stepfather, Lawrence Cleveland; father, Grafton Begay; grandparents, Rose and Leroy Yazzie; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral service will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at Piñon Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5001 Foothills Drive in Farmington, officiated by pastor Moses Tyler. Interment will be at noon at Kirtland-Fruitland Cemetery, 59 Road 6575 in Kirtland. Reception will follow at the Nenahnezad Chapter House. Pallbearers are Ernest Pinto, Anthony Yazzie, Shawn Littletree, Curtis Littletree, Orlando Matchers, Erickson Matchers, Stanling Coolidge and Ernie Begay. Honorary pallbearers are Grafton Begay, Lamuel Begay, Thomas Pinto, Jeremiah Pinto and Gregory Pinto. Dylan is in the care of Desert View Funeral Home, North U.S. Highway 491, in Shiprock, 505-368-4607.
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