Death: New Mexico Governor’s Mother, Sonja Lujan Has Died At 82, Cause Of Death – New Mexico’s Sonja Lujan Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s mother died of natural causes. She was an advocate for disabled children. Sonja Lujan died at the age of 82. She died on Sunday, according to a statement released by the governor’s office on Monday. Last week, the governor told reporters that her mother’s health had deteriorated and that she was receiving hospice care at the governor’s Santa Fe mansion.
The first-term governor praised her mother as “really one of a kind,” someone who pushed for the highest standards of care and refused to give up when she realized there was more that could be done to help children in need.
According to usnews.com, “Every single day of my adult life has been inspired by her perseverance and determination in the face of seemingly insurmountable circumstances,” Lujan Grisham said. “She taught me to fight hard – to make sure no one is forgotten, that no family goes without the help they need and deserve.”
Despite the fact that neither her mother nor father ever sought political office, Lujan Grisham believes they instilled in her the value of community service. Lujan Grisham’s mother reared three daughters, one of them, Kimberly, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor as a toddler and died at the age of 21.