TUCSON, Ariz. — Sophie Yazzie, the longest-living veteran in Arizona and a member of the Navajo Nation, died Saturday. She was 105.
Yazzie graduated from Wingate Boarding School in 1934, the website reported. She returned to her alma mater after the war and worked there until she retired at 70, KPNX reported.
Wanda Wright, the director of the Arizona Department of Veterans Services, released a message of condolences, KNXV reported.
“I am blessed to have met Sophie and hear about her service to our country. Last summer we were honored to be able to present Sophie with Governor Ducey’s Arizona Women Veteran’s Week proclamation," Wright said. "We send our deepest condolences to her family and friends, and will always remember her legacy.”
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tweeted a tribute to Yazzie on Saturday afternoon.
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