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KELIIAA -- Lenora S. Keliiaa, born on April 8, 1922 in Proctor, Oklahoma to Pearl and Thomas J. Scott, passed peacefully in her sleep on June 16th, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM. She graduated from the Chilocco Indian School and the Haskell Commercial Program. Married to John B. Keliiaa, they moved from Washington D.C. to New Mexico in 1950 and lived in Gallup, Dulce and Albuquerque. Lenora retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Her humor and keen appreciation of life was captured in her award winning poems and photographs. Lenora was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and is survived by her children Gloria Keliiaa, John T. Keliiaa, Cassie Keliiaa, Curtis Keliiaa/fiancee Carolyn Rivera; grandchildren David Kupsick, Sara Duquette/husband Andre, Cody Keliiaa and John C. Keliiaa and great grandchildren Christopher D. Kupsick, April Kupsick, Dakota Kupsick, Sierra Kupsick, Arielle Duquette and Olivia Duquette. Lenora is also survived by sisters Jennie Mae Letham, Alice Crawford, brothers Owen Scott, Charles Scott and Sam Scott. She is predeceased by her husband, John B. Keliiaa, parents Pearl and Thomas J. Scott, son Paul B. Keliiaa, grandchildren Mark Kupsick, Christopher Kupsick, and siblings Curtis Scott, and Jesse Kaiser. Visitation is at the French Mortuary located at 10500 Lomas NE in Albuquerque, NM beginning at 5:00 PM on Thursday, June 17, 2010 followed by services at 7:00 PM. Burial will be at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico at 10:30 AM on Friday, June 18, 2010. Please visit our online guestbook for Lenora at: RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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