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