Priscilla Jean Garfield-Mercer


obitPriscilla Jean Garfield-Mercer passed away unexpectedly on May 12.

Born in Quincey, Calif., in 1951 to Benjamin and Patti Garfield, the oldest of seven children. After several years of college, Priscilla decided to work for TWA. As a flight attendant, she flew international for 23 years.

At the end of her career flying, she went back to school and studied to become a nurse. Achieving this, she worked at several jobs locally to obtain her RN license. This done, she went to work for Indian Health Services and worked at Cibola, Kayenta, and finally at Shiprock, where she achieved many awards for her proficiency in the emergency room.

After retiring from IHS, she came home to work at Pine Ridge Assisted Living and Animas Surgical Hospital.

She is survived by her husband, Robert, and six brothers and sisters. At her request, there will be no services.