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Carl `Vic’ Gezelius Colville, Wash.

Tennis Great Dies

Fred Perry, a three-time Wimbledon winner and one of the greatest players in tennis history, died. He was 85. Perry was hospitalized after breaking four ribs in a fall at …


Donald O’Reilly Bovill, Idaho Graveside service for Donald E. O’Reilly, 68, is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Greenwood Cemetery in Palouse, Wash. Kramer Funeral Home in Palouse is …

Versatile Actor Dies In France At Age Of 75

Stage-film star Donald Pleasence. Photo by Associated Press


Lindsay Williams Spokane Private burial was held for Lindsay H. “Larry” Williams, 78, at Spokane Memorial Gardens. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Williams, a lifetime …

Sports People

Francois Boutin, 58, the French trainer who tasted Breeders’ Cup glory with the champion mare Miesque and experienced Kentucky Derby disappointment with Arazi, also a Breeders’ Cup winner, died at …


Margaret Swendener Coeur d’Alene Memorial service for Margaret L. Swendener, 78, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene.

Stage Wizard George Abbott Dies At 107

George Abbott, the stage wizard who wrote, directed, produced or acted in more than 120 plays and musicals in a career that spanned more than 80 years, died of a …

Wildlife Writer Gerald Durrell Dies



Arthur Chacon Spokane Service for Arthur C. Chacon, 74, will be at 11 a.m. today at Fairmount Memorial Park. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Chacon died …


Mary ‘Chris’ Wanzenried Spokane Private family service will be held for Mary “Chris” Wanzenried. Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Wanzenried, 63, died Thursday. …

Former Indiana Congressman Dies

Richard L. Roudebush, a former Republican congressman and head of Veterans Affairs, died Saturday at age 77. Roudebush died of pneumonia at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, his family said.

Crusader For Child Health Dies At 72

James P. Grant, the crusading director of UNICEF who won the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his efforts to improve children’s health around the world, died of cancer Saturday. He …


Todd Raver Spokane Memorial service for Todd Alan Raver, 31, will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 4 in the Music Building Recital Hall at Eastern Washington University. Mr. Raver died …

Chandler Loses Battle

Former football star and TV commentator Bob Chandler, who stood by his friend O.J. Simpson when Simpson was accused of murder, died of lung cancer. He was 45. Chandler, who …


Hazel Wynkoop Spokane Memorial service for Hazel I. Wynkoop, 95, is planned for 10 a.m. Monday at Hawthorne Manor, E101 Hawthorne Road. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home North is in …


Laura Goodwin Kettle Falls, Wash. No service is planned for Laura May Goodwin, 71, at her request. Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of cremation and arrangements.


Leonard ‘Len’ Miotke Spokane


Helena Wagner Chewelah, Wash. Service for Helena Wagner, 92, will be at 9 a.m. today at the Chapel of the Valley Good Samaritan Nursing Home, E17121 Eighth, in Greenacres. Graveside …

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Dies At 104

Rose Kennedy in 1979. File/Associated Press


Rodney Hansen Spokane


Esther Johnson Spokane Memorial service for Esther C. Johnson, 95, is planned for 3 p.m. Sunday at Moran United Methodist Church. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home South is in charge …

Former Bronco Qb Dies

Former Denver Broncos quarterback Norris Weese died Friday after a lengthy fight against bone cancer. He was 43. Weese, who played for Denver from 1976 to 1979, was a backup …

Alex Groza, Former Collegiate, Nba Star, Dies Of Cancer



Susan Sheets Pullman Service for Susan Marie Sheets, 37, is planned for 1 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pullman followed by burial at …

Former Democratic Party Chief Dies

John C. White, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and deputy agriculture secretary in the Carter administration, died Friday after a lengthy illness. He was 70. White, who also …

Death Ruled Suicide

One day following the death of umpire Ron Luciano, police said he committed suicide and died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Luciano, 57, was found dead at his home in Endicott, …


Dorothy (Dorman) Perham Lowe Spokane Memorial service for Dorothy (Dorman) Perham Lowe, 94, is scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Rockwood Manor, E2903 25th. Private burial will be at Greenwood …

Former Umpire Dies Endicott, N.Y.

Former major league umpire Ron Luciano was found dead in the garage of his home. He was 57. Police said a friend discovered Luciano’s body at about 3:50 p.m. in …


Robert Jones Coeur d’Alene Memorial service for Robert Howard Ellis Jones, 81, is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Coeur d’Alene. Yates Funeral Home is …