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Page Mourns Passing of Chief Tsosie

December 19
19:05 2013
Ray Tsosie, Antelope Slot Canyon Tours

Ray Tsosie

Page mourns the passing of Ray Tsosie, tour guide and owner of Antelope Slot Canyon Tours by Chief Tsosie. Chief Ray Tsosie spent a life time learning the canyons of his Native land. Tsosie was also an accomplished Native American flute player and introduced thousands of people to the Navajo culture and natural wonders of this area. His deep love and appreciation for the canyons and Navajo culture was apparent in his company policies, methodologies, and tours.

The self-proclaimed Chief had over 19 years of customer service experience in the business industry, and 8 years of corporate management experience with ARAMARK Corporation based out of Philadelphia. After 25 years of service, Chief Tsosie left an executive position and successful career history to pursue his entrepreneurial goals with Antelope Slot Canyon Tours.

He helped out so many Native American people in the area with charities.  — Terrell, Manager at Antelope Slot Canyon Tours by Chief Tsosie.

Ray Tsosie was just featured on the ABC TV show “Born to Explore” just last September.

Watch this YouTube video about Ray Tsosie

The stories he tells about the land while playing the flute are just fantastic. I don’t think they can even be described in a blog post. You would have to be there; quiet, cool, setting up your camera and having that ancient tune just floating through the canyons. You can almost feel the Native American spirits come alive when he plays and his cousin joins in from an adjoining canyon with a different type of flute and an echo of the original tune. ” — an anonymous blog post at, 9 June 2009.

Ray was born on February 13, 1966 and passed away suddenly of pneumonia last Tuesday, December 17, 2013.

Ray Tsosie, was the son of the late Willie and Juanita Tsosie. He is survived by his wife Rosalind, four children: Michael, Sarah, Jessica, and Tyler; five sisters and two brothers. A Service will be held at the LDS Stake Center, this Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 12pm. The viewing will be from 11-11:30 before the service. Donations can be left at the Chief Tsosie store at 55 Lake Powell Blvd and flowers can be brought to the church service on Saturday. Tsosie will be buried at the Page Cemetary.

The Family is thankful for your support and your condolences.

We will all miss Ray Tsosie.

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