Sophie Yazzie WWII Navajo Veteran Passes Away In Tucson Home

At 105, Sophie Yazzi was one of the longest living female WWII veterans

Sophie Yazzie
Sophie Yazzie [Photo courtesy Arizona Department of Veterans' Services]

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.”

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.

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