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1965 Christopher 2020

Christopher Tom Kieyoomia

May 8, 1965 — September 8, 2020

Christopher Tom Kieyoomia


Christopher T. Kieyoomia, 55, passed from this life on Tuesday, September 08, 2020 in Farmington, New Mexico. He was born May 08, 1965 in Shiprock, New Mexico, into the Tábaahá (Water Edge clan), mother, Virginia L. Charley, born for the Todích'íí'nii (Bitter Water clan), father, Allan Tom.
He graduated from Tohatchi High School in 1984. He attended Albuquerque TVI and received a Certificate in Welding then continued his education at UNM branch in Gallup, NM and received a Certificate in Nursing Assistant. He was employed by ABN Inc., Tohatchi Special Ed, Chuska School, NCI of Gallup NM, Juvenile and Adult Detention Center in Gallup NM and Four Corners Weed Control in Farmington NM.
Chris was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan who never missed a game. He was an exceptional left handed artist who had a passion for drawing and was very talented at creating and tooled carving pottery. He liked the outdoor nature of hunting, camping, fishing and hiking. He was known for his drawings by family and friends. He was a kind and compassionate spirited person who shared his smile with those he encountered. He especially loved his daughter and granddaughters with all his heart.
He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, son, brother, nephew, uncle and family member. We will miss his tremendous sense of humor and his inspirational presence.
Chris is survived by his daughter, Lynell P. Kieyoomia and granddaughters, Kaydee M. and Shyla B., Buffalo Springs, NM; his step daughter, Nasheen Trujillo, Buffalo Springs, NM with her two children and grandchild; his mother, Virginia L. Charley and stepfather, Raymond Charley from Tsedaakaan, NM; his maternal grandmother, Sarah Kieyoomia from Naschitti, NM; his sister, Rayelene Charley, Tsedaakaan, NM; his brother, Rayburn Charley, Tsedaakaan, NM; and several uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.
Chris is preceded in death by his brother, Bronson O. Charley from Tsedaakaan, NM and maternal grandfather, Joe L. Kieyoomia Sr. from Blue Gap, AZ.
Pallbearers are: Olin Kieyoomia, Logan Charley, Melvin Herbert, David Buffalo, Darrick Tso and Jordane Cayaditto.
Honorary Pallbearers: Raymond and Virginia L. Charley and Family, Ernest Kieyoomia, Sarah Kieyoomia, Joe L. Kieyoomia Jr. and Family, Albert Kieyoomia and Family, Franklin and Genevieve Thompson and Family and Betty Morris and Family.
His viewing will be held at Cope Memorial Chapel, 458 County Rd 6100, Kirtland, NM at 9AM. Internment and grave site services will follow to Kirtland Cemetery at 12PM.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no reception will be held. Please abide by social distancing and everyone in attendance should wear a mask.
All donations can be made with the family or you are welcome to call Cope Memorial Kirtland Chapel @ 505-598-9636.
The family extends their gratitude for the outpouring of support and love.
Arrangements have been made through Cope Memorial Chapel in Kirtland, NM.

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Visitation

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Cope Memorial Kirtland Chapel, Kirtland, NM

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Kirtland - Fruitland Cemetery

Road 6580, Kirtland, NM 87417

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