Annie F. Arviso
Annie Arviso, a loving Wife, Mom, Grandma, Weaver, Homemaker and Sheepherder of Bisti, N.M., passed away on July 21, 2020 at the age of 92 years old.
Annie is survived by her children Tom Arviso, Helen Arviso, Irene Arviso, Dudy Antonio, Tony Arviso, Grace Arviso, Marion Arviso, Jack Arviso and Anna Arviso. Annie also has 43 grand kids. She was a Great Grandma three times. Annie has a younger living sister, Mary Ann Weil whom residence in Colorado Springs. Mary Ann Weil has 2 kids and 3 grandkids.
Annie was born on July 5, 1928 in Bisti, N.M. in a stone house where her parents lived. She was raised with livestock and learned to tend to animals. She loved sheep as her animal. She enjoyed sheepherding. A passion of hers was rug weaving. Annie made a lot of rugs and sold them to provide for her family. Annie had 2 sisters, Mable Joe and Ester Frank whom are deceased. She also had four older brothers named Frank Begay, Ned Thomas, Navajo Frank Begay and Kellwood Begay who are also deceased.
Annie married Mike Arviso on August 20, 1942 in Aztec N.M. They had 6 girls and 4 boys. One son, Bob Arviso is deceased. They lived a happy life until her husband passed away in 1981. Mike was her last and only love of her life. She never re-married.
She was a Christian believer and would attend revivals where she would sing her heart out. She walked with Jesus all her life. She loved spending time with family. She loved all her grandkids and kids. Annie only spoke Navajo and only knew few English words. She did understand some English words. Annie was a firm believer in doing things right. She didn't want a task with sloppiness. She will be deeply missed by her friends, family and all who knew her.
A body viewing is on July 3oth, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at Cope Memorial Chapel, Kirtland New Mexico. A grave site service will be conducted from 3:00pm-? at Memory Garden Cemetery with Reverend Mike Lee officiating.
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