About Andrew Bia, Navajo Code Talker
Birth: Dec. 20, 1916 Death: Mar. 21, 2003
MANY FARMS, Ariz. — Services for Andrew Bia, 86, will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 26 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Many Farms, Ariz. Father Blane Grein will officiate. Burial will follow on private family cemetery, Many Farms.
Bia died March 21 in Gallup. He was born Dec. 20, 1916 in Tse Nas Clinni, Ariz. into the Red Bottom People Clan for the Towering House People Clan.
Bia was employed with the Navajo Tribe and the BIA. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, as a Navajo Code Talker.
Survivors include his sons, David Bia of Phoenix, Johnson Bia of Tucson, Ariz., Donald Bia, Emmett Bia, Harrison Bia, Thomas Bia and Tommy Bia all of Many Farms; daughters, Nina Beno of Gallup, Pauline Bia-Lynch of Los Angeles, Calif., Evelyn Begay, Selena Davis, Shirley Fields, Elouise Goldtooth, Lillie Whitewater and Joan Yazzie all of Many Farms; brothers, Andy Begay of Rock Point, Ariz., Ned Begay of Tuba City, Ariz., Robert Begay of Steamboat, Ariz., Junior Begay, Joe Bia and John Bia all of Many Farms; sisters, Concita Davis of Chinle and Jane Etsitty of Many Farms; 40 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.
Bia was preceded in death by his parents, Wallan Badani and Wallan Bitsi.
Pallbearers will be David Bia, Donald Bia, Harrison Bia, Johnson Bia, Orlando Bai and Tommy Bia.
Rollie Mortuary is in charge of arrangements
Burial: Unknown Specifically: Family Land
Created by: Spyrose Record added: Oct 20, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 1625326