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‘Always be my backup’: Slain Washington state deputy honored

More than a thousand people, including hundreds of law enforcement officers, gathered Thursday at a memorial service for a Washington state sheriff’s deputy who was killed last week by a …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018

McCain tributes echo with criticism of Trump

John McCain’s daughter and two former presidents led a public rebuke of President Donald Trump’s divisive politics at the late senator’s memorial service Saturday in a call for a return …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018

John McCain memorialized as hero, fighter and jokester

People waved American flags and campaign-style signs along the side of the road Thursday as a motorcade carrying Sen. John McCain’s body traveled from the state Capitol to a church …

UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018

Obit, memorial service of 5-year-old Iowa boy gets attention

A unique memorial service set for 5-year-old Garrett Matthias of central Iowa is matched only by the one-of-a-kind obituary the preschooler had a hand in authoring and that is now …

Celebrities, loved ones remember comedian Jerry Lewis

Lewis, a familiar face on Labor Day weekend as host of the the annual telethon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, was honored by friends and family at a memorial …

UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017

Fans say farewell to rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry

The Pageant, a club where Berry often performed, opened its doors Sunday morning for a four-hour public viewing, which will be followed by a private service and celebration for the …

Zsa Zsa Gabor’s life, glamour, honored at funeral Mass

Zsa Zsa Gabor was remembered Friday during a funeral Mass for being the epitome of Hollywood glamour, an elegant and attention-seeking actress who paved the way for future generations of …

Thousands expected at service for slain Tacoma officer

Thousands are expected at a memorial service to honor a Tacoma police officer who was fatally shot while responding to a domestic dispute.

Memorial service for slain Tacoma officer set for Friday

A memorial service for a Tacoma police officer who was fatally shot while responding to a domestic violence call has been scheduled for Friday.

Obama pays tribute to Dallas officers shot in racial attack

DALLAS – At a memorial for slain police officers, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that a week of deeply troubling violence has appeared to expose “the deepest fault lines of …

Muhammad Ali’s Muslim prayer service is Thursday, funeral procession Friday

Muslim prayers over the body of Muhammad Ali will be witnessed worldwide Thursday, offering a window into a religion many outsiders know little about, but have come to scorn.

Tom Foley remembered at D.C. memorial service

WASHINGTON – In a service that contrasted the state of today’s Congress with the House of Representatives Tom Foley left nearly two decades ago, past and current political leaders extolled …

Obama orders flags at half-staff in Foley’s honor

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has ordered that U.S. flags be flown at half-staff at all public buildings and grounds in honor of the late House Speaker Tom Foley.

Memorial service today for officer killed in crash

A memorial service for a Spokane police officer killed in an off-duty motorcycle crash is set to begin today at 10 a.m. in Post Falls.

Thousands expected at service for slain WA ranger

Thousands of people are expected at today’s memorial service for Margaret Anderson, the Mount Rainier National Park ranger who was fatally shot on New Year’s Day.

Memorial service Tuesday for slain Rainier ranger

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma to celebrate the life of Mount Rainier National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson.

Silver Valley honors Marek

KELLOGG, Idaho – Larry “Pete” Marek was remembered Thursday as devoted family man and model miner, whose great strength made him a rock that others leaned on. Hundreds of Silver …

Admirers recall Fitzgerald’s impact

Even before the first words were spoken, the huge crowd at a memorial service for Daniel John Fitzgerald on Wednesday quietly defined the legacy of the beloved former Gonzaga University …