KAYENTA, AZ – Friday June 15, 2018
Funeral Escort for Navajo Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday, United States Marine Corps.
The family is humbly requesting for the Navajo Hopi Honor Riders for a funeral escort for our National Treasure, Hero, and Navajo Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday, we will be Honored to do so, with invitation to Utah Patriot Guard Riders, & all riding community.
A celebration of Life and Funeral Honor Escort is set for Friday, June 15, 2018 from Hughes Mortuary, St. George, UT.
Honor Escort from St. George Utah to Monument Valley Welcome Center. PLEASE JOIN US AS WE PAY OUR LAST RESPECTS TO ONE OF THE FEW REMAINING.
*Thursday- 06.14.18: Staging 11:30^a.m., Burnside Jct. (5 miles west of Ganado @Chevron gas station) KSU: promptly at 12:00 noon (DST). Route: Burnside, Chinle, Kayenta, Page-Hwy 89 Maverick gas station, Big Water, Kanab, Colorado City final stop St. George UT (Accommodation will be on your own- Suggestion, Hilton Garden Inn 1731 South Convention Center Drive, ph: 435- 634-4100)
-Viewing, 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m at Hughes Mortuary located at: 1037 E 700 South
*Friday-06.15.18: Staging 0530 @ Hughes Mortuary Address: 1037 East 700 South St. George, UT 84790
Tel: 1-435-674-5000. KSU: 0600
Escort from St. George, Kanab, Page to Monument Valley Welcome Center.
Services: will begin at 1100, Monument Valley Welcome Center. After services are concluded, Mr. Holiday will be escorted to his final resting place at Kayenta Community Cemetery.
Reception: Immediately to follow at Monument Valley High School cafeteria in Kayenta, Az.
*please note, all update and changes will be made here. Daylight Savings Time^. Thank you.
Official Obituary for Samuel T. Holiday, provided by the Holiday Family. Photo, sharing with permission from Marty Thompson:
“Samuel T. Holiday was born on June 2nd, 1924. He drew his last breath on June 11th, 2018. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Lupita Mae Holiday and children, Mabel B. Austin & L. Lisa Miller. And grandchildren Rhayannon & Rhaylynn Redhouse,
At 94yrs old he is survived by 6 children. H. Helena Begaii, Herman H. Holiday, Carol Todecheene, Lupita “Baysha” Holiday, Corina S. Holiday-Boxton & Samantha “Serta” Holiday. With 35 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren & 2 great great grandchildren.
Samuel T. Holiday was born & raised in Monument Valley, Ut to Billy Holiday & Betsy Yellow. After attending boarding school in Tuba City he went on to enlist in the United States Marines where he served in the 4th Marine Division, 25th regiment H and S company. It was here where he became a Navajo Codetalker in World War II.
Please direct all Donations to Hughes Mortuary and reference “Samuel T. Holiday Memorial fund” through Wells Fargo bank. This is the families official & only account.
Family meeting to be held at Kayenta Town Hall today June 12th at 6:30pm and tomorrow June 13th at 6:00pm. Monetary & Food donations will be accepted at the meeting. For questions please contact Carol Todecheene at (928)-221-4484
Or Shannon Todecheene at (928) 814-0099″
ON BEHALF OF THE NAVAJO HOPI HONOR RIDERS, WE ARE THANKFUL FOR MR. HOLIDAY COURAGEOUS SERVICE, HIS GREAT SACRIFICES AND HEROISM. WE EXTEND OUR SINCERE AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE HOLIDAY FAMILY. OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILIES OF OUR WARRIOR. CONTINUED PRAYERS BE WITH THE FAMILY FOR COMFORT AND STRENGTH. THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICES TO OUR GREAT NATION. MAY YOU NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND MAY YOU FOREVER REST IN PEACE. THANK YOU HONOR RIDERS IN ADVANCE FROM ALL RIDING COMMUNITIES AND ALL DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR SUPPORT DURING THIS TIME. FREEDOM IS NOT FREE. GODSPEED.
Information Contact: Michelle West firstname.lastname@example.org/www.navajohopihonorriders
-NHHR, HONOR REMEMBER & SUPPORT