|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1918|
|Death: ||Apr. 28, 2007|
CHINLE VALLEY — Funeral services for Charles Kelvin Guy, Sr., 88, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Fort Defiance. Burial will follow in Fort Defiance Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, May 1 at the Chinle Mission.
Guy, Sr. died April 28 in Chinle. He was born July 26, 1918, into the Coyote Pass Clan for the Water Flows Together Clan.
Guy, Sr. retired from the BIA with 44 years of service. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps with the 1st Battalion, 11th Marine, First Marine Division, as a Navajo Code Talker. Guy, Sr. served in combat from Pearl Harbor to Okinawa, including Guada Canal, Nagasaki Sasbo, Japan and Tientsien, China. He was a recipient of the Congressional Silver Medal and the Purple Heart.
Survivors include wife Ida Bia Guy of Chinle Valley, Ariz.; sons Stanley Draper of Church Rock, Elmer Guy of St. Michaels, Alphonso Guy of Ganado, Charles Guy, Jr. of Tempe, and Terry Guy of Chinle; daughters, Priscilla Tabaha of Navajo, Maxine Dineyazhe of Gamerco, LaVerda Sorrell of Navajo, Velina Guy of Hunters Point, Ariz.,Thomasita Castillo of Many Farms, and Mary Tsosie of Chinle; brother, Paul Guy, Sr. of Chinle; sisters, Mary Ann Claw of Chinle and Jean Begay of Chinle; 37 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
Guy, Sr. was preceded in death by his daughter, Wilhelmina Guy; parents, Notah and Elouise Draper; brother, George Guy, Sr.; sisters, Janet Descheeny and Louise Begay.
The family will receive relatives and friends at St. Dominic's Hall in Fort Defiance.
Cope Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Fort Defiance Veterans Memorial Cemetery
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Record added: May 16, 2007
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