Carol Jean Vigil

 

 

 

Age: 61

 

Summary: U.S. federal judge who became the first Native American woman elected as a state district judge in the U.S. in 1998 until her retirement in 2005 because she had several health problems, including diabetes.

 

 

Cause of Death: In her sleep

 

Born: October 24, 1947

 

Died: March 27, 2009

 

Location: Tesuque Pueblo, New Mexico