Garrett Apache Joe
In Loving Memory Of A Warrior
November 18, 1985 - June 6, 2008




I See You in My Memories Son

You live in my heart - You live in my mind
I have beautiful memories of you - I see you dancing in the rain
Your life was short and precious - Your presence, I miss every day
I have vivid clear memories of you - I see you carried by the rainbow
Your smile was welcoming - Your eyes were wide and brown
I have wonderful memories of you - I see you smiling from the skies
Your talent was amazing - You could do anything you wanted
I have visual memories of you - I see you walking above the skies
Your ability to skate was surprising - You could jump as high as an Eagle
I have clear sky memories of you - I see you skateboarder in the sky
Your writing was like magic - You were a brilliant chess player
I have read memories of you - I see you thinking in the thunder
You were an athletic person with skills - You loved basketball and baseball
I have great memories of you - I see you playing in the clouds
You are my sunshine, Garrett - Ride in peace through your journey
I have constant memories of you - I see you son in my memories
Written by Bernice Etsitty with love

GARRETT'S BLOOD CRIETH - LET THERE BE UNITY AMONG OUR NATIONS
This Beloved Son, Grandson, Brother, Uncle, Nephew and Friend was stabbed 4 times in the back at a Socorro skate park and died June 6th, the following morning from loss of blood at Socorro Hospital in Socorro, New Mexico. He had been born in Gallup, N.M., into the Apache People Clan for the Towering House People Clan.He won a scholarship to college with an essay he wrote. This talented American Indian age 22, was also a gifted writer and had completed his freshman year at New Mexico Intitute of Mining and Technology(NMTech). He would have been a returning sophomore to become a Civil Engineer.He had a passion for skateboarding, animals, cooking, kids, teaching, family & friends. Surviving are his grieving mother, Bernice Etsitty and Elmer Johnson; sisters: Lanice Jackson of Aztec, N.M. and Natasha Joe of Glendale, Arizona; and grandmothers: Dixie Mustach of Littlewater and Rosemary Cadman Joe of China Springs, N.M. He was preceeded in death by his father, Anson Joe; brother Brandon J. Joe; and grandfather, Stewart K. Etsitty. Christian services were officiated by Elder Jameson Joe. Burial was at the family plot in Littlewater, New Mexico.
A Candlelight Service and dedication was also held by the City Council, Mayor Ravi Bhasker, and friends of Socorro, New Mexico.There are plans on naming the park in which he was killed, for him. He was an outstanding skateboarder, it was his life and his soul. Garrett 'Apache' Joe had planned on building a new park for the children, upon his completion of college. He took great pride in his Apache heritage... There are various stories on the internet, some true, some false. I have attempted to list the correct names of the family here. Garrett tested negative for drugs. The complete story of his death will be told after the sentencing of the 3 suspects and their mother.
He went to the park alone because of his love for skating.
Garrett was a fearless Warrior.
Your Uncle was inspired and we are all inspired by the great things you did in your short journey upon Mother Earth. I am deeply honored in this Christmas season to dedicate this page to you. I will meet you someday on the path our beloved son, for I am a friend of Our Almighty Creator.

May The Great Spirit's Blessings Always Be With You And Your Family
Webmistress Linda 'Morning Star' Randles

IN MEMORY OF GARRETT
A Memorial Scholarship Has Been Set Up.
Donations may be sent to:
Advancement Office
ATTN: Cheryl Pulaski, director
New Mexico Tech
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, N.M.87801
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