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Louise Worker Gordy

Louise Worker Gordy was born on May 2, 1932 in Gray Mountain, Arizona where she lived and worked throughout her life.  She worked alongside her late husband, Lawrence K. Gordy as a missionary and pastor’s wife.  She spent most of her time with her children and grandchildren, teaching them how to weave, read Navajo and learning from the Word of God.  She was a spiritual mother and grandmother to those she ministered to.  She attended Leupp Boarding School until it was turned into a concentration camp during the war and was transferred to Tuba City Boarding School.  She worked as a housekeeper part-time and at Speedy’s Truck Stop in Cameron for a couple years.  She also attended Southwestern School of Missions and received a 2-year Certificate.  Louise went home to be with the Lord on February 9, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Hast’iin Ashihii’ Bi Tsi’, her father, Naalnishi Begay, her brother, Leo Worker, her husband, Lawrence K. Gordy, her son, Leonard Gordy and three granddaughters, Charless, Bryanna, and Alohna Shryock.  She is survived by 3 daughters, 2 sons, 1 step-daughter, 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 9:30 am at the Flagstaff Church of the Nazarene.  Interment will follow at Citizens Cemetery in the Veteran’s section.  Reception will be at the Flagstaff Church of the Nazarene.  Arrangements by Valley Ridge Mortuary, Tuba City, AZ.

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