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December 6, 1931
January 29, 2005
Sallie V. McKinley
CHINLE — Funeral services for Sallie Veronica McKinley, 73, will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3 at the Chinle Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints stake center.
McKinley died Jan. 29 in Albuquerque. She was born Dec. 6, 1931 in Chinle into the Water's Edge People Clan for the Big Water People Clan.
McKinley attended St. Cathernine and Wingate High schools. She was a foster grandparent at Chinle IHS and was a multi-talented crafts woman.
Survivors include her sons, Rudy Nez, Richard "Chuck" Nez, Ron Nez, Ruben Nez; daughters, Roberta Martinez, Ramona Nez, Rebecca Nez; brother, Billie Sarracino; sisters, Pauline Jones, Sadie Yazzie, May Aitson, Linda Piche; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
McKinley was preceded in death by her son, Robert Nez, Jr.; husband, Billy McKinley Sr.; father, Sam Totsoni Yazzie; mother, Gilbahe T. Yazzie; brothers, Sam Yazzie, Begay Yazzie; sisters, Yanabah Naswood, Francis Claw and Fannie Multina.
The family will receive relatives and friends at Sunny Side House #72.
Cope Memorial is in charge of arrangements.