Phoenix, Arizona, United States

September 05, 1954 - January 29, 2016

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Sep 05, 1954 - Jan 29, 2016

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Kathy Lynn Neal, age 62, of Topock, Ariz., started her journey to the Happy Hunting Grounds on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in Kingman, Ariz. She was born on September 5, 1954 in Phoenix, Ariz. to Leslie David and Lolita "Oach" Evanston. She was a retired Fort Mojave Tribal Domestic Violence Program Advocate, an avid Facebooker and an avid Avi Advantage Club Gambler. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Prior to her becoming a Domestic Violence Advocate, she worked at the Jack in the Box in Needles, Calif., Fort Mojave Indian Tribe TERO Office in Needles, a Nursing Home in Steele, Mo., Bush's Bro's Cannery in Blytheville, Ark. as a Green's Inspector, California Indian Manpower Consortium, J.O.M. Education Center as a Driver, Harrah's Casino as a Floor Change Lady, Avi Resort & Casino as an Advantage Club Clerk, Avi Casino KOA as a Team Member and at the Fort Mojave Tribal Social Services Department. She attended Phoenix Indian High School but received her GED from Needles High School's Educational Training Center in 1984 and attended Mohave Community College where she studied Business Management in 1994. On August 9, 1986, inside Loser's Lounge in Laughlin, Nev. she met Richard James Neal. Thirteen years later on June 1, 1999, she married her husband at the Golden Shores Baptist Church in Topock, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her parents, Meredith "Mickey" Anderson, Jerry Evanston Sr. and Lolita "Oach" Evanston; daughter, Mariam Schaffer; grandson, Ricardo Sanchez; great-grandson, Martin McCord; two brothers, Vern Evanston and Randall Talieje, Sr.; and her three sisters, Selma Evanston-Renteria, Jeananne and Geneva Evanston. She is survived by her father, Leslie David of Keams Canyon, Ariz.; two daughters, Dorcas Sanchez and Deborah Schaffer of Mohave Valley, Ariz; three furbabies, Peaches, Baila, and Blanca Neal of Topock, Ariz.; two granddaughters, Monika Aragon and Conchita Briones of Mohave Valley, Ariz.; seven great-grandchildren, Lerae Fass, Hunter, Davyn and Konner Beridon, Elaine, Zackary, and Imonae McCord of Mohave Valley, Ariz.; four brothers, Gary Evanston of Tempe, Ariz., Levi Evanston of Needles, Calif., Jerry Jr. and Jeffrey Evanston of Phoenix, Ariz.; and four sisters, Ada Evanston and Rita Chavez of Needles, Calif., Jolita Ameelyenah of Parker, Ariz. and Kimberly Wilder of Peach Springs, Ariz. Church Services are scheduled from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Arizona Time) on Saturday, December 10, 2016 in the Fort Mojave Tribal Gymnasium at 500 Merriman Avenue, Needles, CA. 92363. Traditional Services will immediately follow at the Fort Mojave Tribal Mourning Hall, located at 700 Harrison Street, Needles, CA 92363. Cremation will commence on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 5 a.m. (Arizona Time). Arrangements by Dimond & Sons Needles Mortuary.
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