Ritchie Singer

Ritchie Singer, of Page, died Oct. 14, 2003, in a work-related accident. He was 49.

Singer was born Oct. 9, 1954, in Tuba City.

Singer was of the HonáháahnÃi Clan and born the TódichÃi_Ãi Clan. He was raised in the Tuba City area and graduated from Tuba City High School in 1973. He attended Haskell University. He was a certified motorcycle mechanic and enjoyed taking his family and many friends out on Lake Powell in his boat.

At the time of his death, he was working for the Public Utilities Department of the city of Page. He also worked for Williamette Industries and Stone Container Plant, both of Phoenix. He worked for Peabody Western Coal Company as a foreman at the Kayenta Mine. He worked for the Colorado Ute Power plant, in Craig, and for the Salt River Project at Navajo Generating Station.

Singer married Brenda Ben, and they had a son, whom he proudly called “His Little Man,” Jade B. Singer.

Singer is survived by his wife, Brenda; son, Jade B. Singer, of Scottsdale; mother, Katherine Singer; sisters Sharine Sonny, of Flagstaff, Regina Singer, of Denver, Karen Garcia, of Tuba City, Beverly Thomas, Arloa Singer, Pat Osif, and Dawny Singer, all of Kayenta; and brother, Richard B. Singer Jr., of Denver.

Singer was preceded in death by his father, Richard B. Singer Sr., a Navajo Code Talker, and a brother, Richard E. Singer.

Mosdell Mortuary, of Kanab, Utah, is handling the arrangements for gravesite services.

Interment was at Page Cemetery.

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