Maurice Darnell John passed away June 10th, 2022 in Gallup, NM due to health problems. He was the second child born to Dallas O. John and Beverly A. John (Biggs) John Dec 2nd, 1956 at the U.S Army General hospital in Frankfurt Germany. His father was stationed with the U.S Army at that time.
Maurice grew up and spent most of his life in the Four Corners area. He attended Window Rock Elementary, mid school Orem UT, and High School in Window Rock, AZ, and later attended Utah Trade Tech at Orem UT. Upon completion of his college training in welding he returned to Window Rock and worked for Carbon Coal, later for United Nuclear. He later took a position teaching High School Vocation for Window Rock School for many years and then transferred to Gallup New Mexico School District for several years until retirement. At school he was known to all of his students as the “Master Ringtail”.
Maurice married Winona Cheryl Burrow and later divorced. They have 2 sons Ryan Maurice and Brent Forrest John. He enjoyed spending time with his family boating on Lake Powell, camping trips to the mountains, car races on TV and Sunday football games. Maurice loved music and played with a band for about 30 years.
Maurice is survived by his 2 sons Ryan M. and Brent F. John, Mother Beverly A. John, sister Janiece Palmer and 2 Grandsons Corey R and Logan John.
He is preceded in death by his Father Dallas O. John, Brother Dallas L. John, and Sister Treva A. Carlson.
Funeral Services will be held at Cope Memorial Chapel, 1830 Barbara Avenue, Gallup, NM on Saturday June 25, 2022 at 1:00PM. A viewing will be held an hour before the service. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park, 3599 West Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM immediately following the funeral. We thank all of our Family, Friends, Cope Memorial and Sunset Memorial for their services.