Mary Kazhe

Obituary of Mary Katherine Kazhe

Obituary of Mary J. Kazhe Mary J. Kazhe, of Cherokee, went to her eternal Heavenly home on October 13, 2020. She transitioned from this life to the next, with friends and family by her side. Mary was born on March 8, 1949 in Swain County. She attended school in Cherokee up until high school. She then attended Riverside Indian High School in Anadarko, Oklahoma, where she graduated. A few years after she graduated, she moved to New Jersey, where she spent close to thirty years of her life and met some of her best friends. Mary moved back home to Cherokee in 2001 and worked at Harrahs Cherokee for a year. After that, she went to work in the Cherokee Indian Hospital Emergency Room for fifteen years, until she retired. She met a lot of amazing people while working at the hospital, including more of her close friends. Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Wilma Taylor Junaluska and Arch Davis Junaluska Sr.; very special grandmother, Cecilia S. Taylor, who raised her after the death of her mother; aunt Hazel Taylor; Uncles, Bill Taylor, Cecil Taylor, and Gilbert Taylor; aunts, Martha Taylor, Lil Thompson, Sally Locust, Winnie Cole; uncle, Mark Junaluska Sr.; brother, Jimmy; and husband, Elliott Kazhe, of Mescalero, New Mexico. Mary is survived by her one and only son, Patrick Kazhe aka Rooster; siblings William aka Bill (Marie), Clark (Elista), Carmen aka Sweet, Dennis (Marlene), Arch Jr. aka Bunt (Faye aka Goose), Paul aka Rudy, Carol (Charles, aka Chuck), Carl (Teressa), and Mark (Lisa); granddaughters, Logan, Camryn, and Taylor; grandson, John (Nicole); great granddaughters, Aydah and Rayleigh; many cousins, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews; and her best friends, Linda, Lynnette, Tommye, Sandy, Dana, Dino, Brenda, known by Mary as “Brenny” of New Jersey, and Sylvia, of Virginia. Mary, known by many as Ms. Mary, was a very well respected lady. She was a strong, no-nonsense having, very truthful, always on time, caring woman. She loved her friends, family, animals, and traveling. She was so loved and will be missed dearly, but we will reunite with her someday. Visitation is scheduled for family from 5:00-6:00pm and friends from 6:00-8:00pm on Friday, October 16 at the Long House Funeral Home, where she will stay until the hour of service at 12:00pm on Saturday, October 17. Preacher Scotty Chekelelee will officiate. Burial will follow at the Standingdeer family cemetery. Pallbearers will be among Cory Junaluska, Kyzee Wachacha, Jace Wachacha, David Wachacha, Ike Long, and Dewayne Lossiah. Honorary pallbearers will be among Brad Letts, Eddie Stamper, Jimmy Hill, Tommy Teesateskie, Tim Smith, and Aaron Crowe. We kindly ask that if you plan to attend, please wear a face mask at all times and practice social distancing. Thank you A Memorial Fundraiser for Mary has been created. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to assist with memorial expenses. If you wish to donate, you may do so by clicking on the red "Donate Now" button below or you can share the Fundraiser by clicking on the Facebook link or clicking on the "Copy this Link" tab to the right of the Fundraiser. We'd like to thank you in advance as it is greatly appreciated
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Friday
16
October

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, October 16, 2020
Long House Funeral Home Chapel
407 Wolftown Rd
Cherokee, North Carolina, United States
828-497-1408
Saturday
17
October

Funeral Service

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Long House Funeral Home Chapel
407 Wolftown Rd
Cherokee, North Carolina, United States
828-497-4108
Saturday
17
October

Interment

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Standingdeer Cemetery
Bob Seay Rd
Cherokee, North Carolina, United States

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Mary Kazhe
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