Summary: U.S. district judge who became the first female chief judge of the San Diego (Calif.) federal district court from 1991 to 1998, where she oversaw one of the busiest federal courts in the country because of San Diego's proximity to the border with countless cases of drug-trafficking and smuggling of illegal immigrants.
Cause of Death: Ovarian cancer
Born: March 24, 1944
Died: September 14, 2004
Location: San Diego, California