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Man who died in cliff fall identified

Tue., Nov. 17, 2009, 5:21 p.m.

The 56-year-old Spokane Valley killed Monday after falling from a cliff in the Dishman Hills Natural Area was identified Tuesday by his family.

Stuart Anderson was “geocaching” with his wife Monday afternoon, when he apparently slipped on wet pine needles and fell about 100 to 150 feet off a sheer rock cliff to his death, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said. Geocaching is a GPS-aided treasure hunting game, where geocachers use GPS coordinates left on Internet sites to find prizes left by others.

Anderson’s family issued the following statement:

“There are no words to describe how meaningful he was to everyone he knew.

He was a loving father, husband, grandfather, son, brother, and friend.

His humor and zest for life will be deeply missed.

He is the best thing that ever happened to all of us.

Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.”

According to a family spokesman, a memorial service for Anderson has been scheduled for November 20 at Heritage Congregation. The time has yet to be announced.


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