TUCSON- Sophie Yazzie, a Navajo WWII veteran has passed away on Saturday at her Tucson home. Ms. Yazzie was born and raised in Canyon de Chelly and served in the Women’s Army Air Corps.
Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services Director Wanda Wright announced Ms. Yazzi’s passing: “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.”
I am blessed to have met Sophie and hear about her military service. Last summer we were honored to present Sophie with Governor Ducey’s Arizona Women Veteran’s Week proclamation. @AZVETS sends our deepest condolences to her loved ones, and will always remember her legacy. https://t.co/bPTt1e7yiT
— Wanda Wright (@ColWrightADVS) January 26, 2020
Governor Doug Ducey tweeted honors: Saddened to learn of the passing of Sophie Yazzie, a World War II Veteran and member of the Navajo Nation. At the age of 105, Sophie was one of the longest living female WWII veterans. Arizona is forever grateful for her service. Our prayers are with her loved ones.