Desirae Drew Benally

Funeral services for Dolores resident, Desirae Drew Benally will be held at Monday, August 18, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Montelores Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Cortez Cemetery. Pastor Ken Stocks will be officiating.

Desirae was born on July 15, 1989, in Phoenix, the daughter of Raymond Dean Benally and Donna Jean Almaquer. She passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. Desirae was 25 years old.

A stay-at-home mother, Desirae cherished her time as “Mom.” She also enjoyed reading and cooking.

Surviving Desirae are her parents; Raymond Dean Benally of Shiprock, N.M., and Donna Jean Almaquer of Lewis; her companion, Dylan Shaffer of Dolores; two sons, Avery Benally and Ryder Shaffer; two siblings, Pedro Benally and Sierra Wells; seven aunts and one uncle, Caroline Massey, Cory Yazzie, Jennifer Tso, Jackie Tso, Carmelita Payte, Yolanda Francisco, Mona Tso and Wallace Nez; as well as numerous nieces and additional uncles. Preceding her in death is her sister, April Benally.

Services are under the direction of Four Corners Funeral Chapel.