Haskey Jerry Begay, age 84, died Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at his home in Moapa, Nevada. He was born September 6, 1935 in Many Farms, Arizona. He married Everline Swain in Las Vegas, Nevada. She preceded him in death.
Haskey grew up in Many Farms. As a young man, he left home and started drifting, working on the railroad and other construction jobs. He wound up in Moapa working on a reservation housing construction project. After his marriage to Everline, Moapa became his home. He became a trusted house painter and later worked at the Nevada Test Site. He always enjoyed building stuff and tinkering. His great love came from time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include one son and two daughters: Ural “Tootie”; Jerri Lynn both of Moapa, NV; Yolanda “Kat” (Damon) Glass of Ft. Worth, TX; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 22, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Moapa Valley Mortuary. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the chapel. Interment will follow in the Moapa Indian Cemetery where he will be interred next to his wife. Friends and family are invited to sign our online guest book at www.moapavalleymortuary.com
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