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Vincent Kaydahzinne

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at St. Joseph’s Apache Mission in Mescalero for Vincent Joseph Kaydahzinne.

Kaydahzinne was called home at 8:30 p.m. Christmas Day.

Interment will follow the services at Apache Summit. A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. today at St. Joseph’s Apache Mission.

Vincent was a well-known artist and the great-great-grandson of the famous Apache Chief Cochise. He was also a descendant of the great warrior Kay-dah-zinne and his wife, Desh-den-zhoos, as well as the great Chiricahua Apache warrior Chatto and his wife, Helen Chatto.

Vincent was born and raised on the Mescalero Indian Reservation in Mescalero and believed it was his destiny to create and to preserve his heritage through music and art. As a sculptor, Vincent won the 2009 Santa Fe Indian Market. He toured the United States as an artist and musical entertainer, playing his flute, guitar and harmonica.

Survivors include his children, Michael Kaydahzinne of Albuquerque, and Danica Kaydahzinne and Trey Kaydahzinne, both of Mescalero; siblings Freddie Kaydahzinne, Andrea Summa, Lenore Vesille, Berdina Kaydahzinne and Velda Kaydahzinne, all of Mescalero; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Kaydahzinne; mother Pauline Kaydahzinne; son Vincent Kaydahzinne Jr.; wife Carol Kaydahzinne; and numerous siblings.