Elizabeth Adakai Nez
Funeral services for longtime Aneth, Utah, resident Elizabeth Adakai Nez will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Ertel Memorial Chapel with Norman Mark officiating. Burial will follow at Cortez Cemetery.
Visitation has been scheduled for Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Ertel Chapel.
Elizabeth was born the daughter of John Whitehorse and Dolly (Jones) Whitehorse on July 14, 1921, in Montezuma Creek, Utah. She passed away at her home in Aneth on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at the age of 92.
In 1934, Elizabeth married Jack Adakai Nez Sr. in Montezuma Creek. She was an avid rug weaver and gave special attention to herding her sheep. Elizabeth loved to travel as well.
Surviving Elizabeth are her children, Bessie Jelly of Blanding, Utah; Betty Nez, Dick Adakai Nez, Jack Adakai Nez Jr. and James Adakai Nez, all of Aneth, Utah; Larry Nez of Clinton, Okla.; Irene Nez, Loyld Nez and Dixie Nez, all of Blanding, Utah; Nelson Nez of Black Mesa, Utah, and Johnathan Nez Sr. of Towaoc, Colo.; 41 grandchildren and great grandchildren; and her sister, Daisy Bylilly of Aneth. Preceding Elizabeth in death were her husband, Jack Adakai Nez Sr.; her parents; and two brothers, Jimmie Whitehorse and Kee Whitehorse.
Services are under the direction of Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to www.ertelfuneralhome.com and click on the obituary section.