Funeral escort for US Army PFC Gene M. Begaye on 12/17

US Army PFC Gene M. BegayeGALLUP, NM – The family of US Army PFC Gene M. Begaye. is requesting a funeral escort on Thursday December 17, 2020.

STAGING: 8:45 Rollie Mortuary, Gallup, NM
KSU: 9:15 am
DESTINATION: Gallup Veterans Cemetery, Gallup, NM

Gravesite service at 10am, 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 PFC Gene M. Begaye was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather. He served in Vietnam and was a Purple Heart recipient, he served from 1966-1968. Upon returning, he became a master of many trades and worked for NHA for more than 40 years. We will remember him as an amazing, intelligent, funny, protective and very dedicated man. He enjoyed spending time with family, working on building projects, watching NFL and PBR. He also enjoyed traveling and learning about other cultures. The family is very thankful for all the kind words, prayers and good energy. He will be greatly missed.

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

Contact: Helen Begay (spouse)
Photo by: Meredith Mike-Lee