Jun 142013

Milton Miller Gishal, 93, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Farmington, N.M. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 12 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Holbrook. Concluding services and interment followed at the Holbrook Cemetery.
He was born on Dec. 15, 1919, in Jeddito to Jishal and Adzan (Nez) Bitsou.
Milton was a man who did most anything; he was a rancher, farmer, railroad worker, carpenter and even a Navajo Councilman. He served in World War II in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Navajo Code Talker. Milton was also a medicine man for the Native American Church.
He was a great husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather and friend.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Ruby; 10 children, Pete Gishal, Mary Robertson, Anita Haskie, Stacey Gishal, Juanita Roanhorse, Milton Gishal Jr., Wil Gishal, Alton Bedonie, Marie Bahe and MaryLou Norris; 34 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Owens Livingston Mortuary of Holbrook was in charge of the arrangements.