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Betty Nessly Okanogan, Wash. Service for Betty Louise Nessly, 72, will be at 11 a.m. today at Omak Free Methodist Church. Barnes Elmway Chapel, Okanogan, is in charge of arrangements. …


Juli-Anne Jordan Spokane Memorial service for Juli-Anne Jordan, 40, is set for 11 a.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. There will be private inurnment.

Ex-WSU Announcer Dies

Mark Kaufman, 47, director of special projects for Emerald Racing Association, died in Louisville, Ky., of cardiac arrest. Kaufman, who died Tuesday evening, had been in Louisville for Saturday’s running …


Lloyd Moffatt Spokane No service will be held for Lloyd Grant Moffatt, 70. Mr. Moffatt died Saturday. He was born in Shelby, Mont. He had lived in Spokane for 62 …

Longtime City Critic Leaves Legacy Cda Watchdog Peggy Hopkins Dies After Fight With Cancer

Since 1972, Peggy Hopkins had been regularly attending local government meetings and voicing her opinion. Photo by Steve Massey/The Spokesman-Review


Mary Schilling Spokane Service for Mary A. Schilling, 84, will be at 5 p.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Graveside service is planned for 10 a.m. Thursday at Fairmount Memorial …


Gunnar Tenneson Sandpoint Service for H. Gunnar Tenneson, 74, was Monday at Coffelt’s Moon Chapel. Mr. Tenneson died Thursday.


Robert Otness Moscow, Idaho At his request, no service will be held for H. Robert Otness, 87. Burial will be at Moscow Cemetery. Short’s Funeral Chapel in Moscow is in …


Lynda Long Mica Flats, Idaho Funeral Mass for Lynda Marie Long, 42, will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Coeur d’Alene. Burial will follow …

‘Spycatcher’ Author, British Operative Dies

Peter Wright, a British intelligence operative whose bestselling spy-and-tell memoir, “Spycatcher,” embarrassed and angered the government of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, died Thursday at a hospital in Australia. He was …


Vernon Moland Liberty Lake Service for Vernon M. Moland, 73, is set for 2 p.m. today, at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Park. Mr. Moland …

Two Teens Charged With Killing Forest Worker Forest Service Employee Shot In Apparent Robbery Attempt

Two teenage boys who walked away from juvenile custody in Mountain Home were charged Thursday with murdering a Forest Service employee in western Idaho’s Payette National Forest. But a U.S. …


Wallace Savitz Colbert Service for Wallace C. “Wally” Savitz, 69, is set for 10 a.m. Friday at Riplinger Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. at Tekoa (Wash.) …


Leslie Maley Thornton, Wash.

Dance Legend Ginger Rogers Dies Starred In Musicals With Fred Astaire

Ginger Rogers in 1965

Former Host Of ‘Jeopardy!’ Dies

Art Fleming, the original host of television’s “Jeopardy!” died at home Tuesday of pancreatic cancer. He was 70. An actor in radio, television, film and theater, Fleming appeared in numerous …

Wealthy Washingtonian Norton Clapp Dies

Norton Clapp, a former Weyerhaeuser Co. board chairman and one of Washington’s wealthiest citizens, has died at his home after a long illness. Clapp, 89, died Saturday in this wealthy …


Fred Helms Sr. Spokane Memorial service for Fred A. Helms Sr., 78, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foothills Community Church. There will be private inurnment.

Death Silences Howard Cosell Sportscaster Leaves Legacy Of Controversy

1. Muhammad Ali, left, and Howard Cosell remained close. Photo by Associated Press 2. Cosell was the man in the middle of ABC’s Monday Night Football broadcast team, joined by …


Elizabeth Clark Davenport, Wash. Service for Elizabeth M. Clark, 78, is set for 2 p.m. today at Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport, where she was a member. Burial will be …

Former Powerful Senator Dies

Mississippi’s John Stennis

Maggie Kuhn Filled Her Retirement With Activism Founder Of The Gray Panthers Dies Peacefully At Age 89

Activist Maggie Kuhn in 1987. Photo by Associated Press


Cleo Gates Spokane Memorial service for Cleo Ruth (McDonald) Gates, 80, is set for 2 p.m. today at Fourth Memorial Church, where she was a member. Ball and Dodd Funeral …

Sports People

Former Washington State University football players Chris Dyko, an offensive lineman, and Mark Ledbetter, a linebacker-defensive end, have signed with the Canadian Football League Birmingham Barracudas. Dyko is a 1984 …


Donald Weger Spokane No service will be held for Donald L. Weger, 84, at his request. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of cremation. Mr. Weger, who died Tuesday, was …

Ex-Comrade And Critic Of Tito Dies At 83



Veil Bloodgood Newport, Wash.


Elizabeth VanderGaag Spokane Vigil service for Elizabeth E. “Betty” VanderGaag, 66, will be at 6:30 p.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass is planned for noon Thursday at St. …


Virginia Berreth Hauser Lake, Idaho Service for Virginia Gail Berreth, rental manager, is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday at New Life Community Church in Rathdrum, Idaho. Burial will follow at …

Sports People

Jay McCreary, LSU’s basketball coach from 1957 to 1965 and an assistant from 1966 to 1972, died early Monday in Baton Rouge, La., following a long illness. He was 77. …