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Teller, Kee K.: U.S. Army Veteran Walks On

Pretty Rock, New Mexico

Funeral services were held for KEE K. TELLER, 87, on October 7, at Rehoboth Christian Reform Church. Interment followed at Gallup City Cemetery. Kee was born March 12, 1924, in Fort Defiance, Arizona. He passed away October 3, 2011, at home in Pretty Rock.
   
Teller served in the U.S. Army from 1941-1946 during World War II in the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns, service unit HqSq 2nd CCRCGp. He was awarded with the European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon and Good Conduct and Victory medal. He was also a POW survivor. Kee was very proud to have served his country and loved to share his experiences with family ad friends. He was a V.P. of Tsa-Ya-Toh Veteran Committee. He worked as a carpenter/laborer for Bernetti Construction in Gallup for many years. Kee lived in the Dine traditional way throughout his life and upon retirement he spent most of his time helping others. He was a well-known, respected medicine man and NAC roadmap, traveling across New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, California, Nevada, Montana and Texas. He was often called by people stationed at military bases and even those incarcerated in prisons far from home, to help support them with prayer and medicine. Kee enjoyed going to basketball games, family gatherings, traveling, telling war stories, most of all, sitting down to his favorite dish of Mexican food. (Navajo Times, October 6, 2011)
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