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, his children, Mabel B. Austin & L. Lisa Miller, his 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 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.
There will be a viewing on Thursday the 14th in St. George from 5-7pm at Hughes Mortuary located at 1037 E 700 South.
Funeral services will be on Friday June 15th in Monument Valley, Ut at 11am, at Monument Valley Welcome Center.
Interment will be held at the Kayenta Community Veterans cemetery. Reception will immediately follow at Monument Valley High School cafeteria in Kayenta, Az.
He will be escorted by various Veterans Honor Riders from St. George, Ut to Monument Valley, Ut. Leaving at 6am from Hughes Mortuary in St. George.
Donations can be made through Wells Fargo Bank under the Samuel T. Holiday Memorial Fund. This is the families oï¬cial & only account.