|Birth: ||May 25, 1917|
|Death: ||Oct. 28, 1999|
Burial - Veterans Section)
He was a Sgt. Mayor in U.S. Marine Corps, 3rd Marine Division and Navajo Code Talker, in World War II
George H. Kirk, a retired carpenter and rancher, died Thursday, October 28, 1999 in Flagstaff. He was 82.
Mr. Kirk was born in Ganado on May 25, 1917 to Tsinijinnie Claw and Azdzaa Litsoi. He was a member of the Taaneezahni and Tsinjinnie clans. He was a Navajo Code talker during World War II, attaining the rank of sergeant major in the U.S. Marine Corps, 3rd Marine Division. He saw action on Bouganville, Guam, Iwo Jima, Mariana Islands, and the consolidation of the Solomon Islands and was a member of the Navajo Code Talkers Association.
Mr. Kirk served as a Leupp Chapter delegate to the Navajo Nation Council from 1974 to 1978 and served as Leupp Chapter president from 1984 to 1988.
He is survived by his wife, Marita Begay Kirk, daughters, Gloria Kirk Moore and Joan Kirk Gilmore; stepdaughters, Mildred Sandoval, Genrita Garcia, Thyra Wickert and Sabrina Leyba; brother Virgil Kirk Sr.; 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Beatrice T. Kirk; son, George Kirk, Jr.; his parents; his siblings, Kenneth Kirk, Alvin Kirk, Frances Scott, John Migo, Fred Lincoln and Tom Lincoln.
Services will be held Monday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Flagstaff Mission of the Navajos, 6 West Cherry Street, Flagstaff. Interment will be at Flagstaff Citizens Cemetery, veterans section. A reception will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, San Francisco Post #1709, 409 W. Santa Fe Ave., Flagstaff.
Arrangements are by Desert Memorial Mortuary in Tuba City.
Published in the Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff, Arizona), no date, no page.
Contributed by Laurie
Created by: Spyrose
Record added: Apr 01, 2006
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