In Loving Memory
of our son, brother, uncle and grandson Lonnie Fred Begay, 26
years old of Sanostee, New Mexico, died Monday January 08, 2001 in
Farmington New Mexico. He was born March 15, 1975, in
Shiprock, New Mexico, the son of Andy F. and Elsie F. Begay, 2
brothers, 4 sisters, 4 nephews and 2 nieces. Lonnie
graduated in 1994 from Newcomb High School. Lonnie is
greatly missed each and every day.
My name is Elouise
Wadsworth. This is on behalf of my family. I have a
daughter, 13 years old, Chantal and two sons 9 year old Kevin and
8 year old Ivan. We really miss my young brother and uncle
Lonnie F. Begay. Especially my kids. Everyday, every
single day they talk about Lonnie like he's still here
(alive). After the death of my brother Lonnie, my kids lost
interest in their schooling and other activities. He was a
loving, funny and helpful person always had something to say to
make you laugh and happy. He loved my kids very much.
I myself lost interest in my jobs and things I used to do and
where I live now. We really miss him and love him. I
hope Melvin Jim thinks about what he did to us, while he is doing
his time, how he destroyed our family.
On January 8,
2001, I lost a very precious person in my heart. That was
Lonnie. He was the person that always made everybody in the
family laugh. I cry everyday for him. I am only 13
years old, and in a lot of pain. Sometimes I don't even feel
like getting up and going to school or to do anything else.
I just lay on my bed and think about Lonnie, nothing else in the
world matters. My brother who is only 9 years old is also
going through a lot. Lonnie was his favorite Uncle. He
used to play basketball with him all the time.
Everyday my brother always talks about Lonnie. It's hard for
me to always see him cry about Lonnie. My other 8 year old
brother was very close with my Uncle Lonnie. Lonnie taught
him a lot of things he never knew. So, basically my whole
family is going through a lot of pain right now.
So, I just want to let you know how you are tearing my family
apart. I just hope that you go to jail and think everyday
about what you have done and how may lives you have destroyed.
Niece of Lonnie
Begay, Chantal Wadsworh
13 years old