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Funeral escort for US Army Spc4 Dan Begody

January 20 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

ST. MICHAELS, AZ – The family of US Army Spc4 Dan Begody is requesting a funeral escort on Wednesday January 20, 2021.

STAGING: 8:30am Summit Funeral Home, St. Michaels, Az
KSU: 9:00 am
DESTINATION: Burial site in Sanders, Az.
ROUTE: South on Rt112 to Lupton, then west on I-40 to Sanders (41 miles)

Gravesite service will be conducted for immediate family only. Thereafter, visitors may pay their respect immediately following services will be conducted in accordance with CDC and Navajo Nation Covid-19 guidelines to protect friends and family. Thank you for understanding and cooperating.

US Army Spc4 Dan Begody was born on November 13, 1943, his clans are Mą’ii deeshgiizhinii (Coyote Pass), born for Ta’neeszahnii (Tangle People), his maternal grandfather is Kiyaa’áanii (Towering House) and his paternal grandfather is Bįįh bitoodnii (Deer Spring Water), he was 77 years old. Begody served his country from August 1966 to August 1968, he vaguely spoke about his time in Vietnam.

US Army Spc4 Dan Begody never married or had children of his own, but he was an extraordinary brother, uncle, and grandfather. Begody was a man of God. He attended church regularly and he enjoyed walking to and from church. He preferred to walk, and was always seen walking.

He also enjoyed his nieces, nephews and grandkids through his siblings. They adored him with all their hearts. From the time his nephews and nieces were born he helped care for them, playing with them, bouncing them around and singing to them as he walked around. He sang native songs, to entertain the children in his family, the kids all have good memories about his singing.

Begody’s niece shares a memory of her uncle, “Dan showed us tricks, one that I recall was where he cut a string in front of you and he puts both cut ends in his mouth, as we watched he moves his mouth around, and he pulled the string out and it was not cut anymore. It was one string again. We were all amazed. We all have our special memories of Dan, he will always be in our hearts and our thoughts. He has affected the lives of many people. He will always be loved and cherished.”

On behalf of the Navajo Hopi Honor Riders, we send our condolences and prayers to the family of US Army Spc4 Dan Begody. We thank you for your service, you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace soldier

Contact: Rose Benally (niece)



January 20
8:30 am - 9:30 am


Summit Funeral Home
346A AZ-264
St. Michaels, 86511 United States
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