Obituary: Roselind E. Polequaptewa 1933 - 2012

Roselind E. Polequaptewa

Roselind E. Polequaptewa

Roselind E. Polequaptewa, 78, of the Yavapai-Apache Nation in Middle Verde, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2012. She was born November 28, 1933, in the Zuni Nation, New Mexico, to Max and Hanna K. Telese.

She attended Cottonwood schools and was a graduate of High School in Cottonwood and Baycon College in Oklahoma.

Mrs. Polequaptewa was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter Doreen A. Polequaptewa.

She leaves sons Franklin Polequaptewa, Jr. of Cottonwood and Arten Richard Polequaptewa of Middle Verde; daughter Victoria Polequaptewa of Cottonwood; brothers Cecil Telese of Clarkdale and Robert Telese of Camp Verde; a sister Eathel Lewis (Lyman) of Clarkdale; granddaughters Felicia A. P. Lewis of Cottonwood, and Victoria Rose P. Lewis of Phoenix.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, November 27 at the Yavapai/Apache Nation Gym in Middle Verde from 5-8 PM. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 28 in the Gym at 11 AM. Burial will follow in the Yavapai/Apache Tribal Cemetery.

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Information provided by survivors.


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