About Howard Billiman, Jr., Navajo Code Talker
Howard Billiman, Jr
Birth: Feb. 2, 1923 Death: Jan. 1, 2001
SAWMILL, Ariz. — Services for Howard Billiman Jr., 77, will be held 10 a.m., Jan. 5 at Window Rock Latter Day Saint Stake, Saint Micheals, Ariz. Burial will follow on Family Land, Buells Park, Ariz.
Billiman died Jan. 1 in Buells Park, Ariz. He was born Feb. 2, 1923 in Buells Park for the Waters Edge Clan into the Towering House Clan.
Howard attended school in Fort Wingate and Fort Defiance, Ariz. He served in the Marines, while serving he was an instructor for the Navajo Code Talkers at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He served with Second Marine Divison, his tour of duty included New Zealand, Tarawas, Saipan, Tinean and Okinawa. After serving in the military he was employed as a police officer, miner, truck driver, mechanic helper, and a surveyor for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. His hobbies included reading, carpentry and playing the harmonica.
Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Billiman of Sawmill, Ariz.; sons, Francis Billiman of Gallup and Daniel Billiman of Ramah; daughters, Genice Billiman of Blue Canyon, Ariz., Geneva Silversmith of Yah Ta Hey, Loretta May Bell of Huntingbeach, Calif., Lula Billiman of Sawmill, Ariz., Maggie Billiman of Gallup, Rosearita Damon of Saint Geroge, Utah, Julia Barney of Cousins, Betty Lou Tallman of Salt Lake City, Utah; brothers, Tom Billiman Leroy Billiman both of Buells Park, Ariz.; sisters, Mary Manuelito, Elvina Hale and Vida Kenny all of Buells Park, Ariz.; 42 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Cope Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements
Burial: Unknown Specifically: Family Land
Created by: Spyrose Record added: Jun 05, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 14513421