|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1924|
|Death: ||Apr. 1, 2000|
LUKACHUKAI, Ariz. — Services for John V. Goodluck Sr., 76, were at 10 a.m. today, April 4, at the St. Isabelle Church in Lukachukai, Ariz. Burial followed at the Lukachukai Community Cemetery.
Goodluck died April 1 in Lukachukai. He was born March 15, 1924, in Lukachukai into the Water Flows Together People Clan for the Blacksheep People Clan.
Goodluck attended St. Michaels Indian School, St. Catherine Indian School, Chiliocco Indian School and Diné College. He was employed by the Chinle IHS and Lukachukai Headstart. He was a Navajo Code Talker, farmer and rancher. He was a member of the 3rd Marine Division in Iwo Jima and Guam.
Survivors include his wife, Rita Leonard Goodluck; sons, Herbert Goodluck of Window Rock, Paul Goodluck of Chinle, Ariz., and John Goodluck Jr. and Mike Goodluck, both of Lukachukai; sisters, Mary Ann Goodluck and Rosemarie Jones, both of Chinle, Ariz., Joann Goodluck of Window Rock, and Clara Goodluck of Lukachukai; daughters, Alyce Nuendorf of Albuquerque and Agnes Goodluck of Tucson, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Goodluck was preceded in death by his parents, Hosteen and Marie Goodluck, and a brother, Clement J. Goodluck Sr.
Pallbearers will be John Kinsel, Willard Oliver, Jerry Begay, Samuel Tso, Samuel Billison, Wilford Billy, Navajo Code Talkers Honor Guards, the Department of Navajo Veterans Affairs-Central Navajo Veterans Organization.
The family will receive friends and family after the burial services at the Luckahukai Chapter House.
Tse Bonito Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
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