Fenton S. Roskelley, who covered the outdoors for the Spokane Chronicle and The Spokesman-Review for 60 years, died today (Jan. 30) at the age of 96 with his family at his bedside, said his son, John Roskelley in Spokane. Fenton was a 1938 University of Idaho graduate in journalism, a World War II veteran, and a fly fisher to the core. He was the editor for the Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club's book, Flies of the Northwest.
He earned a place on that list Tom Brokaw called the Greatest Generation by taking care of his family, never missing a day of work, and by serving in Europe when his country asked him to do so. Fenton was 96, but still writing, taking photos of birds, and using facebook. More here.
- Cindy Hval wrote includes a chapter about Roskelley and his wife in her "War Bonds" book (see photo above). Click here for Roskelley "Love Story."
Question: Do many of you remember reading Fenton's work?