Stories tagged: obituary
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 10:37 p.m.
Former Whitworth baseball coach ‘Spike’ Grosvenor leaves lasting legacy on, off the field after his death
A curveball that didn’t curve. That’s how I met Spike Grosvenor.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France’s role in the Holocaust and who defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, died …
Thu., Sept. 26, 2019
Robert Hunter, the man behind the poetic and mystical words for many of the Grateful Dead’s finest songs, has died at age 78.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 5:38 p.m.
Robert Frank, a giant of 20th century photography whose seminal book “The Americans” captured singular, candid moments of the 1950s and helped free picture-taking from the boundaries of clean lighting …
Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 10:37 p.m.
Robert Mugabe, the longtime leader of Zimbabwe who was forced to resign in 2017 after a military takeover, has died.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 10:11 p.m.
Valerie Harper, a four-time Emmy winner for playing TV’s sassy, lovable Rhoda, dies at 80
Fri., Aug. 23, 2019
Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother Charles poured a fortune into right-wing causes, transforming the American political landscape and shaping U.S. policies on such issues as …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 10:31 p.m.
LOS ANGELES – Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counterculture classic …
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 3:52 p.m.
‘Easy Rider’ writer and actor Peter Fonda, a key counter-culture figure, has died at 79
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 6:04 p.m.
Even when ALS made speaking near-impossible, Jenny Hoff had a voice, advocating for a cure and providing guidance and support to fellow ALS sufferers. Making the most of her 13 …
UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 9:58 p.m.
Russi Taylor, an actress who gave voice to Minnie Mouse for more than three decades, has died.
UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 10:31 p.m.
‘His spirit just bloomed’: Renowned AIDS activist, art scholar Douglas Crimp, who grew up in Coeur d’Alene, dies at 74
Douglas Crimp grew up in a house on Sanders Beach in Coeur d’Alene and became a renowned and controversial art scholar and AIDS activist with ACT UP. He died this …
UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 8:04 p.m.
Even in Whitworth’s most gut-check moments, former head football coach Daryl Squires maintained an even-keel disposition.
UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 5:56 p.m.
Chris Kraft, who created NASA’s Mission Control and made split-second white-knuckle decisions from the first daring Mercury mission to the triumphant moon landings, has died. He was 95.
UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:33 p.m.
Warner spent 37 years as the pro at Esmeralda, simultaneously running the busy city course while providing instruction to players of all levels and life lessons to young employees. Warner …
UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 4:08 p.m.
Larry Stone: Jim Bouton made sure the Seattle Pilots would live forever with his seminal book ‘Ball Four’
The thing about Jim Bouton that always amazed me – and warmed my heart – was the pure joy he derived from his masterpiece, “Ball Four.”
UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 9:21 p.m.
Gonzaga Prep cross country and track coach Joe Feryn died July 5, after battling blood and bone-marrow cancer since 2016.
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 10:58 p.m.
Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in theater, television and movies and win an Emmy in his 60s for his comedy …
UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 9:05 p.m.
Former colleagues say retired Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca has died at age 94 in Bel Air, California
UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 10:24 p.m.
Charles Reich, the author and Ivy League academic whose ‘The Greening of America’ blessed the counterculture of the 1960s and became a million-selling manifesto for a new and euphoric way …
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 10 p.m.
Tom DeGoede, who owned Tulip Town with his wife Jeannette and helped start the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, died Sunday at 85.
UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 7:24 p.m.
Presidential biographer Edmund Morris, best known for writing a book about the life of Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 78.
Fri., May 24, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
John Pinto, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II who became one of the nation’s longest serving Native American elected officials as a New Mexico state senator, has died. …
Tue., May 21, 2019, 10:58 p.m.
During summers at Priest Lake, Randy Burkhart was known to drag his son Jackson down to the boat before breakfast, motor offshore of Kalispell Island, bring a megaphone to his …
Fri., May 17, 2019, 3:23 p.m.
Herman Wouk, author of ‘Caine Mutiny’ and World War II epic ‘Winds of War,’ has died at 103.
Fri., May 17, 2019, 1:21 p.m.
Herman Wouk, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Navy drama “The Caine Mutiny” whose sweeping novels about World War II, the Holocaust and the creation of Israel made him one …
Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:25 p.m.
I.M. Pei, the versatile, globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and captured the spirit of rebellion at the multi-shaped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, …
UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 4:31 p.m.
Jack Bloxom was the face of North Idaho College’s baseball program for 30 years and a fixture in the region’s baseball scene.
UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 1:14 p.m.
Bob Hawke, Australia’s longest-serving Labor Party prime minister, whose charisma and powers of persuasion earned him near-folk hero status among many Australians, died on Thursday, his wife said. He was …
UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 3:26 p.m.
Doris Day, the sunny blond actress and singer whose frothy comedic roles opposite the likes of Rock Hudson and Cary Grant made her one of Hollywood’s biggest stars in the …