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July 29, 2010 in Washington Voices

Sonny and Elaine Thrush, former North Central High School classmates, married in 2001, shortly before Sonny began to show symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. They are pictured in 2006.

J. BART RAYNIAK photo

These days, Sonny Thrush, here with his wife, Elaine Thrush, receives care at a nursing home in Spokane Valley. He entered the nursing home after growing increasingly disoriented due to Alzheimer’s disease.