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Longtime AP reporter Quane Kenyon dies at 76

Quane Kenyon, former longtime legislative reporter for the Associated Press, serves as a substitute state senator in 2013 (Betsy Russell)
Quane Kenyon, former longtime legislative reporter for the Associated Press, serves as a substitute state senator in 2013 (Betsy Russell)

Former longtime Associated Press reporter Quane Kenyon Sr. passed away last night; he covered many an Idaho legislative session, and in this 2013 photo, is shown, 14 years after his retirement, filling in as a substitute for Sen. Fred Martin, R-Boise. Counting regular sessions, organizational sessions and special sessions, Kenyon estimated that in his reporting career, he covered 40 sessions of the Idaho Legislature for the Associated Press; he also covered the Michigan legislature.

Kenyon, 76, was the co-author with former longtime Idaho Secretary of State Pete Cenarrusa of “Bizkaia to Boise: The Memoirs of Pete T. Cenarrusa.” He retired from the Associated Press in 1999, and was subsequently appointed to the Idaho Board of Health & Welfare by Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, where he served through 2010.

Kenyon is survived by his wife of 57 years, Geraldean Kenyon, and his four children: John Quane Kenyon, Tracy Kenyon Leavitt, Stephen Kenyon and Craig Kenyon.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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