Paul Ghee, longtime missionary to Native Americans, died May 29.
After 26 years, Paul Ghee’s mission trip to the Navajo Nation has ended.
The longtime missionary died May 29 at a hospital in Flagstaff, Ariz., after suffering from blood clots and pneumonia. He was 60.
A memorial service is scheduled for June 8 at the Tuba City Church of Christ in Arizona.
Ghee and his wife, Ann, moved to Tuba City in October 1987 to work among the Diné (the preferred name of the Navajo people) and the Hopi. The semi-autonomous, Native American-governed Navajo Nation covers 27,425 square miles in northeastern Arizona, southeastern Utah and northwestern New Mexico. The population surpasses 250,000, according to the Navajo Nation Government’s website. The homeland of the Hopi people is completely surrounded by the Navajo Nation. See more at: . https://christianchronicle.org/paul-ghee-missionary-to-the-navajo-dies-at-60/
Growing up among the canyons of northern Arizona, Randall Eric Kee thought all children knew how to climb rocks, handle rattlesnakes, ride horses bareback and drive a truck with standard transmission by age 10.
His world was the Navajo Indian reservation that surrounds the town of Tuba City. Twenty years later, Kee has traded sandstone for marble, the natural wonder of Arizona for the gilded splendor of Florence, Italy.