Manataba Messenger

Page 22 If there were one piece of advice that "Mac" could pass on to his family, it would be to "Always love each other and be patient." A funeral service for Mac was held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at Parker Funeral Home, 1704 S Ocotillo Ave, Parker, Arizona 85344. Interment followed at Parker Cemetery, 688 Mohave Road, Parker, Arizona 85344. In Loving Memory of Nancy Dee (Benedict) Montague Sr. June 6, 1938 - June 4, 2022 Nancy Dee (Benedict) Montague Sr, 84, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022, on the Quechan Indian Reservation. Nancy was born on June 4, 2022, at Ft. Yuma Indian Reservation to Mary Osborn Millard and Joseph Benedict. She graduated from Yuma High School and received her Secretarial Certification and chose that as her voca- tion initially. Nancy was married twice in her lifetime; her first marriage was to the Late Delmar Lee Jose Sr. and second to the Late Joseph Montague Sr. She resided on the Quechan Reservation and held posi- tions for her people as Employment Secretary, Librarian, and as an honorable Quechan Language Teacher. She loved and attended her church St. Thomas Catholic Church and in her private life she was an authentic artisan: a seamstress that specialized in quilt making, a Native craft maker and beaded. She is survived by her children Milson H. Jose Sr., Joseph R. Jose, Monte M. Montague, Leona Jose Marquez, Deborah Jose Tourtillott, Nancy Montague Jr., Densil Montague, 16 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and a ton of friends that will miss her. She is preceded in death by her brothers- Larry Osborn and Boveen Benedict, and Granddaughters- Leatrice M. Tourtillott, Melanie D. Jose. A Rosary and church service took place at Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Traditional services took place at the Quechan Big House starting at 5:00 PM and ending with cremation at 5:00 AM. Pallbearers were Monte M. Montague, Ramiro Marquez Jr., Mathew B. Tourtillott, Nolan Tourtillot, River B. Montague, Kody Jose, Milson Jose Jr., John Tourtillott, Albert Balderrama, Jakup Reinert. Honorary Pallbearers were Elijah Ramirez, Rayden Ramirez, Jesse Ortega, Robert Ortega, Marshall Williamson, Marshall Benedict, Richard Montague, and Joseph En-yock Montague. In Loving Memory of Ruben Carmona January 22, 1950 – June 8, 2022 Ruben Ytuarte Carmona Sr., at 72 years old, entered eternal life on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. His son, his mom, dad, two sis- ters, and brother carry his spirit. He leaves behind his beautiful wife, Penny Carmona, two sons, Ruben Y. Carmona Jr. and Justin J. Carmona, daughter-in-law Kristian Nopah and three grandchildren, Caden, Elihue, and Bryce. He also leaves behind two sisters and three brothers with many nieces and nephews. Ruben was born on January 22, 1950, in El Paso, Texas, to Josephine Ytuarte and Fernando Carmona the oldest of nine brothers and sisters. Ruben moved to Parker when he was just a few months old, where he attended Le Pera School, Wallace Elementary, and Parker High School. He had many jobs until he landed the one that would change his life as a lifelong bus driver for the Parker community for over 30 years. Ruben would eventually run into his beautiful bride, Penny Moore, at Dairy Queen in 1977 and marry her in Las Vegas, Nevada, making her Penny Carmona. Ruben and Penny would have three sons, the eldest Steven, who passed away in 1984. Ruben Jr. would fol- low in 1985 and Justin (Red) in 1986, who would later bless him with three grandsons. Ruben helped raise his three children with patience, discipline, and humility. He taught them all that he could until they were grown men. Ruben was an educator at heart. He was kind, well-spo- ken, and always had time to answer a question or solve a problem, no matter how big or small. His love for ani- mals took him to ride, breed, train, and raise cows, chickens, goats, horses, pigs, and dogs. He was a natu- ral cowboy at heart. Along with his love for animals, he was a big social person. He loved being around people, whether just saying hello or having harmless argu- ments about everything and anything. Ruben touched the lives of everyone he met, and they all loved and adored him. If he wasn't watching old western movies, he was running around with his grandkids or going to get his favorite meal, Menudo. His hugs were life savers to all and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. In Loving Memory of Tammy Lynn Heanes February 1, 1970 – June 8, 2022 Tammy Lynn Heanes, age 52, of Parker, Arizona passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Tammy was born February 1, 1970. A funeral service for Tammy was held Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Parker Funeral Home, 1704 S Ocotillo Ave, Parker, Arizona 85344. In Loving Memory of Jonathan Booth July 30, 1989 – June 10, 2022 Jonathan Booth, age 32, of Parker, Arizona, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022. Jonathan was born July 30, 1989. In Loving Memory of John Notah May 23, 1943 – Nov. 7, 2021 Psalm 23 The Psalm of David The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Church service took place on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Poston Baptist Church, 26685 Mohave Road, Poston, AZ from 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Interment and Graveside service was from 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM at Parker Cemetery, Parker, AZ. In Loving Memory of George A Ramirez Sr. September 2, 1961 – June 20, 2022 George A Ramirez Sr., age 60, of Parker, Arizona, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2022. George was born on September 2, 1961. A funeral service for George was held on Monday, June 27, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Parker Funeral Home, 1704 S Ocotillo Ave, Parker, Arizona 85344. In Loving Memory of Jeanie Eddy December 19, 1970 – June 25, 2022 Daughter of the late Lyle and Norma Cleveland. Spouse of Julian Eddy. Jeanie Eddy, age 51, of Parker, Arizona passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Jeanie was born December 19, 1970. A traditional service for Jeanie was held Saturday, July 2, 2022, from 8:00 PM to 3:00 AM at Irataba Hall, Parker, Arizona. A traditional cremation rite occurred Sunday, July 3, 2022, at 3:00 AM at the Colorado River Indian Tribes Cemetery, Parker, Arizona. Obituaries