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 Raphael D. Yazzie

Raphael D. Yazzie

Death 3 Apr 2005 (aged 82)
Burial Shiprock, San Juan County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 10734804 · View Source
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Raphael D. Yazzie, 82, of Hogback, passed from this life Sunday, April 3, 2005, in Blanding, Utah. Raphael was born May 30, 1922, at Red Rock, Ariz. His clan was the Tachinii and born for Kinilchiinii.
He was one of the 29 Navajo Code Talkers who served in World War II in the 4th Marine Division at Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima.
Surviving Yazzie are his brothers, Bernard C. Nakai of Cove, Ariz., and Thomas L. Nakai of Fruitland; and a sister, Mary Lily Nakai of Fruitland.
Yazzie was preceded in death by his wife, Melissa Yazzie; son, Darrell Yazzie; daughter, Carmelita Lisa Yazzie; father, James T. Nakai; mother, Mercedes C. Nakai; sisters, Agatha Garnenez, Theresa Nakai and Grace Nakai; and brothers, Michael Dine Yazhe and Stephen Nakai.
Viewing will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today, Thursday, April 7, at Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home in Shiprock.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 8, at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Shiprock, with Father John Sauter of St. Johns, Ariz., officiating. Interment will follow at the Shiprock Veterans Cemetery.
Raphael is in the care of Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home of Shiprock, (505) 368-4607.

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  • Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
  • Added: 7 Apr 2005
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Raphael D. Yazzie (30 May 1922–3 Apr 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10734804, citing Shiprock Cemetery, Shiprock, San Juan County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Kenneth D. Bogard (contributor 46562702) .