Russell Lee Begay passed away at his house in Dilkon, on Jan. 30, 2018. He was born on March 10, 1958, to Robert Lee and Florence Begay in Winslow. He was of the Edgewater Clan born for the Big Water Clan. His Nali is Bitterwater Clan and Chei is Manygoats Clan.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 3, at New Life Fellowship Church in Castle Butte. Burial was at the Dilkon Community Cemetery.
He is survived by his sisters, Judy Grey, Annie Begay, Laverne Begay, Lorenda Begay and Beatrice Tsosie all of Dilkon; and brothers, Andrew Begay of Dilkon, Calvin Begay Sr. of Vaderwagon and Gilbert Davis of Winslow.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert L. Begay and Florence Begay Shields.
Pallbearers included Gilbert Davis, Byron Woody, Randall Chee Sr., Bear Davis, Chris Benally and Derrick Benally. Honorary pallbearers included Andrew Begay, Calvin Begay Sr., Sgt. Josh Wilson, USMC, and LCPL Gilbert Davis, USMC.
Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow handled the arrangements.