Amy Florence Denipah
May 29, 1943 – October 6, 2021
Amy Florence Denipah, the wife of Vietnam Veteran Franklin Dee Denipah, died comfortably at their home in Mesa, Arizona. She passed peacefully, in the care of her Grandchildren on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021. Amy was born on May 29,1943, to the union of Virginia and Harold Evans (Ganado, Arizona) she was 78 years old. Harold Evans was a decorated veteran who served in the US military during WWII as a Navajo Code Talker. Virginia Evans was Amy's lifetime role model. Amy's parents raised her to understand the importance of the traditional Navajo Way. She met her husband Franklin Dee Denipah when they were in high school. Franklin was deployed to Vietnam for a four-year deployment. Frank returned to marry Amy on January 15,1966. Frank and Amy were happily married for 55 years. They had one child, a beautiful daughter, Fenora Ann Denipah - McDowell. Notable to Amy’s life was to be a dedicated Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. Amy was an avid huntress and fisher who enjoyed traveling to many places throughout the United States with her family. Amy contributed to the Native American Community Workforce. In her life she worked administrative jobs for the Bureau of Indian affairs, the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, and the Phoenix Indian Medical Center. Co-workers and friends state that Amy was one of the kindest persons you could ever meet or have the pleasure to work beside. Amy was a woman of God, devoted to her Christian beliefs and values. She was involved in many church activities and would often congregate with her fellow church members. Over the years she opened her heart and home to many, and she will be sorely missed. Amy is survived by her Husband Franklin Denipah, her sister Marie Redhouse, her Three Grandchildren Harold Brice, Ellysa Brice-Mondry, Amylya Lopez and her three great grandchildren Lilyana Brice, Catalina, and Luna Lopez. Amy is a significant loss to her family and friends. Amy’s burial service is scheduled for Tuesday October 12th, 2021. Amy will be laid to rest on her family burial lot beside her daughter. The burial service will be taking place on the Navajo Nation. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the funeral will only be open to immediate family. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be coordinated through Amylya Brice-Lopez for family expenses.