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.