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May 7, 1963 - May 5, 2007
Service Date May 28, 2007
Funeral services for Franklin Floyd Shortey, 43, were held on Saturday, May 12 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Klagetoh, AZ. Father Flann O’Neil, OFM, officiated and burial took place in Klagetoh Community Cemetery.
Shortey died May 5 in Rapid City, SD. He was born in Ganado into the Honey Comb Rock Clan for the Mexican Clan. Shortey graduated from Ganado High School in 1982. An well known painter or better recognized as “The Diné Hide Painter of the Northern Plains”. Shortey enjoyed a lifestyle of traveling and ranching always searching beyond the horizon for something new. Survivors include his son, Michael V. Shortey of Albuquerque; brothers, Timothy V. Shortey of Klagetoh; sisters, Debbie F. Nez of Scottsdale and Beverly Shortey of Winslow. Shortey was preceded in death by David F. Shortey, Sr; Frances B. Tsosie; and David Shortey, Jr.