WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation officials say a former member of the tribe’s council has died at age 77.

They announced Sunday that Annie B. Descheny died Thursday.

A cause of death wasn’t immediately released.

Descheny served four terms as a member of the Navajo Nation Council beginning in 1987.

Council Delegate Seth Damon remembers Descheny as a dedicated and passionate leader that always wanted the best for her community and people.

Descheny is survived by her husband, two children, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled Tuesday in Gallup, New Mexico.

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