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WWII Navajo Female Veteran dies at Tucson home

Posted at 8:23 PM, Jan 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-25 22:54:53-05

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A Navajo WWII veteran has passed away, according to the Arizona Department of Veterans' Services' Facebook post .

Sophie Yazzie died Saturday at her Tucson home, according to Women Warriors Tucson .

DVS says Yazzie was born and raised in Canyon de Chelly and served in the Women's Army Air Corps.

Director Wanda Wright released a message saying, "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. We send our deepest condolences to her family and friends, and will always remember her legacy."

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey tweeted a tribute to Yazzie Saturday afternoon.