Stories tagged: obituary
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 8:18 A.M.
Karla Gray, Montana’s first female chief justice, dies at 69
Karla Gray, the first female chief justice of the Montana Supreme Court, has died of cancer. She was 69.
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 1:26 P.M.
Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s sharp-tongued ambassador to the UN, dies
Russia’s longtime ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died in New York on Monday, following a career that spanned four decades and saw Russia emerge from the Soviet Union …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 7:41 A.M.
Head of Nobel Peace Prize awards committee dead at 65
Norwegian Nobel officials say the head of Norwegian Nobel Committee, Kaci Kullmann Five, has died at age 65.
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 7 A.M.
A mother’s nightmare: Facing the harsh reality of an opioid addiction
It had been just less than three weeks since Leslee Hoover’s son had died from an opioid overdose on Jan. 27.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 9:23 P.M.
Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer,’ dies at 73
Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday. He was 73.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 6:42 P.M.
Blind cleric behind 1990s terror plots dies in U.S. prison
Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 and spiritual guide to a generation of Islamic militants, has …
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 8:42 P.M.
Wilfred Woods, Wenatchee World publisher and civic leader, dies at 97
Former Wenatchee World Publisher Wilfred R. Woods died Saturday at age 97, ending his nine decades of wandering the world and wondering tirelessly about how it worked.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 10:33 P.M.
‘Band of Brothers’ veteran Edward Tipper dies at 95
Edward Tipper, a World War II paratrooper who was portrayed in the HBO series “Band of Brothers,” has died. He was 95.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 12:59 P.M.
Oldest American, Adele Dunlap, dies at age 114
A New Jersey woman who was the oldest American person has died at age 114. Martin Funeral Home says Adele Dunlap died Sunday at a hospital near Flemington.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 12:12 P.M.
First Navy SEAL to become admiral dies at 93
Richard Lyon, the first Navy SEAL to rise to the rank of admiral, has died. He was 93.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017, 9:36 P.M.
Idaho human rights leader Marilyn Shuler dies at 77
Marilyn Shuler, a longtime human rights leader and director of the Idaho Human Rights Commission for 20 years, died at a Boise hospital early Friday morning. She was 77.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 8:47 A.M.
Former Post Register editor dies in eastern Idaho
Bill Hathaway, a journalist who worked at newspapers around Idaho before becoming the editor at the Post Register, has died. He was 67.
SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017, 7:06 P.M.
Mike Connors, brawny star of ‘Mannix’ TV detective series, dies at 91
Mike Connors, a rugged actor who starred as the hard-nosed Joe Mannix in a popular TV detective series of the 1960s and 1970s that broke racial barriers in casting, died …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 7:49 P.M.
John Hurt, British actor who played desperate, eccentric characters, dies at 77
John Hurt, a British actor who gave compelling depth to desperate, flawed and sometimes monstrously deformed characters in performances that captivated audiences and critics for more than five decades, has …
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 3:24 P.M.
Barbara Hale, who played Della Street on ‘Perry Mason,’ dies at 94
Barbara Hale, a wavy-haired model and Hollywood leading lady of the 1940s and 1950s who warbled with Frank Sinatra in his first big film role and had a long television …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 7:16 P.M.
Actress Mary Tyler Moore dies at age 80, publicist says
Mary Tyler Moore, the star of two of TV’s best-loved sitcoms, has died. Her publicist, Mara Buxbaum, says Moore died with her husband and friends nearby. She was 80.
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 11:15 A.M.
Seattle ceramic artist Akio Takamori, ‘a very gentle soul,’ dies of cancer at 66
Seattle ceramic artist Akio Takamori spent Wednesday working in his Magnolia studio.He put the finishing touches on some pieces with the help of his son, Peter, and loaded a kiln. …
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017, 9 P.M.
Former pro wrestler Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka dies at 73
Former pro wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died at his son-in-law’s home …
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017, 6:08 P.M.
‘Get Smart’ actor Dick Gautier dead at 85
Actor Dick Gautier, who gained fame playing an Elvis-like singer in the Broadway musical “Bye Bye Birdie” and went on to play Hymie the Robot on TV’s “Get Smart,” has …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 8:26 A.M.
Lord Snowdon, ex-husband of Princess Margaret, dies at 86
Lord Snowdon, the society photographer and filmmaker who married Britain’s Princess Margaret and continued to mix in royal circles even after their divorce, has died. He was 86. Buckingham Palace …
MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017, 9:30 P.M.
Northwestern basketball player Jordan Hankins found dead
Northwestern women’s basketball player Jordan Hankins has been found dead in her room at the university.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 4:11 P.M.
One of the last remaining Shakers dies at 89, leaving just 2
Sister Frances Carr, one of the last remaining members of a nearly extinct religious society called the Shakers, has died. She was 89.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 1:26 P.M.
Former University of Montana President George Dennison dies
Former University of Montana President George Dennison has died due to complications from non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 1:19 P.M.
Veteran who served with pioneering 1st black Marines dies at 89
A Georgia man who served among the first black U.S. Marines in a segregated military during World War II has died.
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 2:03 P.M.
F. Ross Johnson, former CEO of RJR Nabisco, dies at 85
F. Ross Johnson, the former RJR Nabisco CEO depicted as the epitome of corporate greed in the best-selling book and movie “Barbarians at the Gate,” has died. He was 85.
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 6:55 P.M.
Robert L. Hulseman, creator of famed red Solo Cup, dies at 84
The inventor of the red Solo Cup has died. Robert L. Hulseman, 84, died Dec. 21 in Northfield, north of Chicago. He spent his life immersed in the Solo Cup …
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016
Fisher a force to strong girls
The role she played changed everything for me, and for millions of little girls around the world.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 3:11 P.M.
Debbie Reynolds, mother of Carrie Fisher, dies a day after her daughter
Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds was rushed to a hospital Wednesday after falling ill, and family announced several hours later that she has died.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 11:02 A.M.
Uruguay’s last dictator, Gregorio Alvarez, dies at 91
Gen. Gregorio Alvarez, the last leader of Uruguay’s brutal dictatorship of the 1970s and 80s died Wednesday at age 91 while serving a sentence for human rights abuses.
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 3:58 P.M.
‘Watership Down’ author Richard Adams dies at age 96
British author Richard Adams, whose 1972 book “Watership Down” became a classic of children’s literature, has died, according to his daughter. He was 96.