Vera Stuck - 71
June 16, 2022
Vera Ann Stuck was a beautiful, caring, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She passed away suddenly on June 16, 2022, at age 71. She is born into the Ashiihi clan (Salt Clan) and born for the Nat'oh dine'e Tachii'nii clan (Red Streak in Water Tobacco Clan) of the Navajo Nation. She was born to Jerry Lewis and Evelyn Phoenix on March 17, 1951, in Tuba City, Arizona. She attended Tuba City Boarding School and later continued her education and graduated from Phoenix Indian School. She attended college to begin her training as a teacher. During this time, she had her firstborn, Andrew. After two years teaching at Tuba City Elementary School, she found the love of her life, Tom. She married Tom in the traditions of the Navajo Wedding Ceremony. Later, they had a daughter and son, Mary and James. She gave her life to instructing children of all ages and retired in 2007 with more than 30 years of service between Tuba City and Lakeside Elementary schools. She deeply cherished her large family. Including the Bracker, Dugi, Lewis, and Yazzie families, through gatherings, traditional ceremonies, and short visits. The family could always count on her to provide help and comfort, and she often cooked meals for everyone. She loved her grandchildren with all her heart and soul. They were the center of her universe, and she enjoyed being in their lives daily. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Stuck of Denton; sons, James Stuck of Gainesville, Texas, Andrew Stuck of Phoenix, Arizona; Sisters Fannie, Freida George, and Elvira Chischilly; Brothers Terry and Benny Lewis. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas F. Stuck, and her mother and father. A graveside service for family members will be on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 10:00 a. m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Denton, Texas. The family will have a Celebration of Life gathering in Arizona at a future date. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Vera Ann Stuck, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.