Obituary: Danny T. Begaye

Danny T. Begaye, 67, of Chinle, Arizona, died on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 in Newton.

He was born to Tony and Isabel Begay in Cottonwood, Arizona, on February 28, 1949. In February of 1974 he met his wife Lillian Shirley Carr. They had a daughter, Celestine. Danny worked for the Navajo Police as an officer, and was promoted to Sergeant, criminal investigator and became Special Operation Sergeant (SWAT). He was with the department for 17 years. He spent 4 years in Tempe, AZ as a Police Detective on Nima Reservation before resigning and submitting to a calling he felt laid heavy on his heart, ministry.

Danny Begay
Danny Begay

He earned a degree in Pastoral Ministry from Hesston College in May of 1994, and then he went on to earn a Bachelor Degree in Bible and Religion from Bethel College in Newton. In 2003 Danny and wife Lillian moved to back to Cottonwood, Arizona Danny?s home. There he and his wife founded a church, The Alpha and The Omega Church in 2004. In November of 2007, he started an outreach called ?Feed the Hungry Outreach?, which is still operating today. Danny and Lillian Pastored there for 11 years. Danny love to read the Word of God and Christian books, liked to shop, travel, and enjoyed football, his favorite team was the Arizona Cardinals. He loved to help people, and was positive, caring, patient and also a good listener. He was a loving faithful husband and a good father. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by parents Tony and Isabell Begay; brother, Dennison Begay; sister Helen Begay and Irene Begay. He is survived by wife, Lillian Carr-Begaye; daughter, Celestine and husband Adrian Bustillos; son, Trevor and wife Ashley Carr; Grandchildren, Isabella Bronson, Isaac Bronson, Adriana Bustillos and Alexicia Rodriguez. Brothers Donovan Begay, and Darly Begay, Sisters: Elizabeth Jones, Marlene Jones, Lorraine Burbank, Marilyn Burbank, and Maybelle Grayhat. Visitation will be held Tuesday December 1, 2015 @ Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, KS from 5-9pm with family greeting friends from 5-6:30pm. Funeral services will be held at Petersen Funeral Home on Wednesday at 2pm December 2, 2015. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. A memorial fund has been established at Wells Fargo Bank, account number Routing Number 122105278 Account 6637263648. Condolences may be left at

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