Arrow-right Camera
Go to e-Edition Sign up for newsletters Customer service
Subscribe now
Opinion >  Letters

Ellen Robey’s legacy

Spokane recently lost one of its finest citizens. Ellen Robey exemplified what it means to be a selfless community volunteer. One wonders what our city would have looked like without the magnificent Davenport Hotel. Ellen and fellow members of “Friends Of The Davenport,” like Steve Franks and Linda Yeomans, were instrumental in seeing that this glorious Spokane landmark was saved from the wrecking ball. Without Ellen’s passionate desire to save the Davenport, Walt and Karen Worthy wouldn’t have been able to see their vision of a restored Davenport become a reality.

Ellen, the “Friends Of The Davenport” and the willingness of the Worthys to take the risk of devoting their resources into lovingly restoring The Davenport to its past grandeur have made a huge difference for our community.

Ellen was a dedicated volunteer in many activities that helped make Spokane a better place to live.

We have her to thank for being able to enjoy The Davenport Hotel and for future generations to enjoy it as well.

Here’s to you Ellen, and may we all be inspired by your example of showing how one private citizen with passion, vision and dedication can enhance an entire community!

Mark Newbold



Letters policy

The Spokesman-Review invites original letters on topics of public interest. Your letter must adhere to the following rules:

  • No more than 250 words
  • We reserve the right to reject letters that are not factually correct, racist or are written with malice.
  • We cannot accept more than one letter a month from the same writer.
  • With each letter, include your daytime phone number and street address.
  • The Spokesman-Review retains the nonexclusive right to archive and re-publish any material submitted for publication.
Unfortunately, we don’t have space to publish all letters received, nor are we able to acknowledge their receipt.
Click here to learn more.

Submit letters using any of the following:

Our online form

Mail: Letters to the Editor
The Spokesman-Review
999 W. Riverside Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201

Fax: (509) 459-3815
Questions?: (509) 459-5430