David W. Tsosie, Navajo Code Talker

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David W. Tsosie, Navajo Code Talker

Birthplace: Cove, Apache, AZ, USA
Death: Died in Shiprock, NM, USA
Place of Burial: Shiprock, NM, USA
Managed by: Danny Franklin Drollinger
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About David W. Tsosie, Navajo Code Talker

  • Birth: Dec. 15, 1923
  • Death: Jan. 20, 2007

David Tsosie, 83, of Shiprock, passed from this life Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, in Bloomfield. Mr. Tsosie was born Dec. 15, 1923, in Cove, Ariz.

He was a U.S. Marine Veteran who served in WWII and was a Navajo Code Talker. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mr. Tsosie was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Genevieve Sosa; daughters, Jennana, Kathleen and Timaris; and sons, Lloyd, David W. Tsosie Jr., Richard and Michael Tsosie.

He is survived by his sons, Timothy and Benjamin Tsosie, and a sister, Fannie T. Yazzie, all of Shiprock; three grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at First United Methodist Church of Shiprock, with Pastor Daniel Felix officiating. Interment will follow at Shiprock Community Cemetery in the Veterans' section.

Pallbearers are Clifford Atcitty Jr., Malan Jones, Charlie T. Jones, Richard John, Herbert Morgan Jr., Charles Phillips and Michael Tsosie. Honorary pallbearers are Timothy Tsosie, Benjamin Tsosie, George Soce Jr., Ervin Bennett and Alfred Bennett. David is in the care of Desert View Funeral Home of Shiprock, U.S. Hwy. 491 North, (505) 368-4607.


Burial: Shiprock Cemetery; Shiprock; San Juan County; New Mexico, USA

Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard Record added: Jan 23, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 17649255


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David W. Tsosie, Navajo Code Talker's Timeline

December 15, 1923
Apache, AZ, USA
January 20, 2007
Age 83
Shiprock, NM, USA
January 24, 2007
Age 83
Shiprock, NM, USA