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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

Spokane


 

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