About Johnson Delwashie Benally, Navajo Code Talker
Johnson D. Benally
Birth: Dec. 3, 1925 Death: Mar. 7, 2004
WINDOW ROCK — Services for Johnson Benally, 78, will be 10 a.m., Thursday, March 11 at St. Michaels Catholic Church. Father B. Cormack will officiate.
Benally died March 7 in Albuquerque. He was born Dec. 3, 1925 in Red Valley, Ariz. into the Clamp Tree People Clan for the Mexican People Clan.
Benally attended school in Shiprock and Ganado Mission School and the University in Albuquerque. He was a member of the Navajo Code Talkers. He was employed with the Navajo Tribe.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Ann Benally; sons, Floyd Benally, Tyrone Benally, Stanford Benally, Byron Yazzie and Darrell Yazzie; daughters, Jennifer Benally; Gerldine Benally, Theresa Benally and Lydia Yazzie; brothers, Robert Benally, Nat D. Benally and Ned T. Benally; sisters, Lucinda Henry; and 18 grandchildren.
Benally was preceded in death by his parents, Delwashii and Capitan Benally; brothers, Jimmy Benally, Earl Benally, Lee Benally, Jay Benally, Bernard Benally and Fred Benally; and sisters, Lola Bekis and Susie Jim.
Burial: Saint Michaels Cemetery Saint Michaels Apache County Arizona, USA
Created by: Spyrose Record added: Jan 11, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 17394037