Cover photo for Judy Dasheno's Obituary
Judy

Judy Dasheno

d. December 12, 2020

JUDY ANN DASHENO, left this earth to be with our Creator on December 12, 2020. She was our, wife, mother, sister, aunt, godmother, neighbor and friend. Judy was preceded in death by her father, Carl Tsosie; brother-in-law, Jerry Gaussion; mother-in-law, Rosita Tafoya Dasheno; father and mother-in-law, Tefolio and Victoria Dasheno; brother-in-law, Calvin Tafoya; Goddaughter, Deena Naranjo and special mother, Beatrice Chavarria. Judy is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 44 years, former Governor of Santa Clara Pueblo, Walter Dasheno; her four children, Walter Jude (Gabriella) and children Isaiah, Lizzy and Gabriel, Yvonne Rosita Dasheno (Marcus), Tricia Dasheno (Eric) and children Rebecca, Thamu, Ieshaun and Leianna, Alexandria Dasheno (Marvin) and children Hannah, Autumn and Nathaniel. Judy is survived by her mother, Lydia Tsosie; her brothers and sisters, Carl Anthony Tsosie (Harriett), Connie Tsosie Gaussion, Pat Tsosie, Clifford Tsosie (Tina), Robert Dale Tsosie (Aurora) and Desbah Farden (Charlie); sisters-in-law, Geraldine Begay, Cynthia Dasheno (Baa), Karen Dasheno, and Joann Montoya (George), Marie Dasheno, Merle Dasheno and Barbara Tafoya. She is survived by numerous nephews, nieces, Godchildren and special friend of the family Evan Sanchez. Judy was born on July 13, 1951 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she spent her younger years in between Santa Fe, Navajo Nation and Picuris Pueblo, where she was raised. Judy attended Santa Fe High School, she participated in the Santa Fe Fiesta Council as Indian Princess and was a member of Up With People of New Mexico. She married her husband Walter on October 16, 1976. For the next 44 years Judy dedicated her life to helping her husband as Governor of Santa Clara Pueblo, her home, and raising her four children. She spent 29 years at Indian Health Services and retired in 2013. After retirement she and Walter reveled in caring for their 9 grandchildren. She was always proud of her children and grandchildren and did her best to attend all of their academic and sports activities. Judy was a woman of faith and attended mass faithfully. She was devoted to our Holy Mother and prayed the rosary twice or three times daily. Judy welcomed everyone into her home with open arms. She never said no to anything that was asked of her, always willing to lend a helping hand. She will be deeply missed but will live on forever in the love she gave, the warmth she shared and the lessons she blessed us all with. The family of Judy Ann Dasheno has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley.

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