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Mia Janelle Henderson

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Mia Janelle Henderson

Birth
Death
5 Sep 2007 (aged 18)
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Burial
San Juan County, New Mexico, USA Add to Map
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As Mighty Mia herself said: "This is the real world...bring on your A game"

Of the Navajo Nation's Mungapi-Hopi villages. Born in Fort Defiance, New Mexico of Edge Water People Clan for the Tangle People Clan. Recipient of Chief Manuelito Scholarship. Biology major at University of Arizona, in Tucson. Summer 2006 student researcher of human genetic disease, in a National Institutes of Health program at the university. 2007 Honors Graduate of Tuba City High School, Tuba City, Arizona. Earned all-area softball team place as third baseman for Tuba City Lady Warriors, and a noted basketball athlete. Of Catholic faith, at Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament, Fort Defiance.

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Very telling of her personality, Mia shared a loving tribute on her myspace blog eight weeks before her death: (July 3, 2007 - Tuesday) she wrote a tribute to the women influential in her life - her Mom, Grandmothers, and "R" and "J".
"...they have always found a way to teach me to learn from them..."
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Tragically died in the early morning at Graham-Greeley Residence Hall, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. A Navajo Nation medicine man performed a traditional cleansing ceremony after sunset the following day, to solemnly respect to Mia and to create an atmosphere of wholeness again in the educational and living environment. Burial in Family Cemetery at Sanostee, San Juan County, New Mexico. Survived by parents, brother, sisters, grandparents. Preceded in death by grandmother, Helene A. Henderson; great-grandparents, Dr. William and Desbah Morgan, Sr. and Charles H. Henderson; and Dorothea Johnson and Aubrey R. Morgan.

Sources accessed Sept 6 & 7 2007: KOLD-TV News in Tucson, www.azdailysun.com, www.myspace.com, Arizona Daily Star newspaper in Tucson; accessed 15 Sept 2007: www.navajohopiobserver.com, www.gallupindependent.com
As Mighty Mia herself said: "This is the real world...bring on your A game"

Of the Navajo Nation's Mungapi-Hopi villages. Born in Fort Defiance, New Mexico of Edge Water People Clan for the Tangle People Clan. Recipient of Chief Manuelito Scholarship. Biology major at University of Arizona, in Tucson. Summer 2006 student researcher of human genetic disease, in a National Institutes of Health program at the university. 2007 Honors Graduate of Tuba City High School, Tuba City, Arizona. Earned all-area softball team place as third baseman for Tuba City Lady Warriors, and a noted basketball athlete. Of Catholic faith, at Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament, Fort Defiance.

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Very telling of her personality, Mia shared a loving tribute on her myspace blog eight weeks before her death: (July 3, 2007 - Tuesday) she wrote a tribute to the women influential in her life - her Mom, Grandmothers, and "R" and "J".
"...they have always found a way to teach me to learn from them..."
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Tragically died in the early morning at Graham-Greeley Residence Hall, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. A Navajo Nation medicine man performed a traditional cleansing ceremony after sunset the following day, to solemnly respect to Mia and to create an atmosphere of wholeness again in the educational and living environment. Burial in Family Cemetery at Sanostee, San Juan County, New Mexico. Survived by parents, brother, sisters, grandparents. Preceded in death by grandmother, Helene A. Henderson; great-grandparents, Dr. William and Desbah Morgan, Sr. and Charles H. Henderson; and Dorothea Johnson and Aubrey R. Morgan.

Sources accessed Sept 6 & 7 2007: KOLD-TV News in Tucson, www.azdailysun.com, www.myspace.com, Arizona Daily Star newspaper in Tucson; accessed 15 Sept 2007: www.navajohopiobserver.com, www.gallupindependent.com

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