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Wednesday, October 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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James Round Tekoa, Wash. No service will be held for James Carney Round, 84, at his request. Urn burial will be at Goldenrod Cemetery at Tekoa. Kramer Funeral Home of …

Versalles Dies

Zoilo Versalles, a member of the Minnesota Twins’ World Series team in 1965 and the American League’s most valuable player that year, was found dead in his Bloomington, Minn., home, …


Dorothy McNearney Spokane Service for Dorothy Myers McNearney, 70, is planned for 10 a.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home with burial at 2 p.m. Friday at Mountain View Park Cemetery …


Walter Mateke Spokane


Emil Gerths Coeur d’Alene Service for Emil Gerths, 93, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d’Alene. Burial will follow at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens.


Edward Mathews Spokane memorial service for Edward Ross “Ed” Mathews, 55, was held Monday at the Gonzaga University Chapel. Cremation preceded the service. Mr. Mathews, who was born in Jefferson, …

Diplomat Dies In Canal After Heart Attack

A man whose body was found in the C&O; Canal was identified Monday as Townsend B. Friedman Jr., a career U.S. diplomat and former ambassador to Mozambique. U.S. Park Police …


Paul Clinefelter Onaway, Idaho

Philanthropist Sandifur, 92, Killed In Crash

Sandifur in 1978


Irving Restad Spokane A private family service for Irving Restad, 83, will be held. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements., Mr. Restad, who was born in Seattle, died …


Clara Williby Spokane Private memorial services for Clara M. Williby, 73, were held Thursday. Mrs. Williby, who was born in Pomeroy, Wash., died Monday. She had lived in Spokane for …


Audrey Price Bonners Ferry, Idaho Service for Audrey Jean Price, 66, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bonners Ferry Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Price was born in Oxford, …

Aids Claims Baseball’s Burke, 42 He Battled Bias As Gay Player; Career, Not Woes, Ended In ‘82



Richard Howard Spokane Graveside service for Richard Lyle Howard, 71, will be held at 3 p.m. today in the Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery. The Cremation Society Of Washington is in …

Margaret Chase Smith Dies At Age 97 Maine Lawmaker First Woman To Serve In Both House, Senate

Margaret Chase Smith


Barbara Walker Spokane Service for Barbara Lee “Smiley” Walker, 41, is planned for 4 p.m. Tuesday at Riplinger Funeral Home. Cremation will follow. Miss Walker, who died Thursday, was born …


Madge McQueen Vancouver, Wash.

Bugs Bunny Animator Dies At Age 89

Isadore “Friz” Freleng, animator of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and a host of other loveable, idiosyncratic cartoon characters, died Friday, Warner Bros. said. He was 89. During his …


Robert Briscoe Northridge, Calif. A memorial service for Robert H. Briscoe, 84, was held in California. Mr. Briscoe, a former Spokane resident, died April 10. He was born in Meyers …

Redthunder Memorialized In Ceremony In His Latter Years, Statesman Known For Lobbying Efforts On Behalf Of Nez Perce

Joe Redthunder stands next to a monument honoring his ancestor, Chief Joseph, in 1991. File/The Spokesman-Review

Ex-Prime Minister Harold Wilson Dies

Harold Wilson, a Yorkshireman who combined a common touch with an uncommon intellect that turned him into the British Labor Party’s most formidable vote getter and perennial prime minister, died …

Descendant Of Chief Joseph Dies At 87 Joe Redthunder Convinced Congress To Add Chief’s Grave, Other Sites To The Nez Perce National Historical Park

Joe Redthunder, the oldest direct descendant of Chief Joseph, who fought the U.S. Army in the last major military engagement between the government and an Indian tribe, has died at …


Henry Julius Franz Lind, Wash. Service for Henry Julius Franz, 73, is planned for 2 p.m. today at Menno Mennonite Church in Ritzville, Wash. Burial will follow at Menno Mennonite …


Elsie Erdman Chewelah, Wash. Service for Elsie W. Erdman, 89, will be at 2 p.m. today at Schanzenbach Funeral Home in Chewelah. Burial will follow at Chewelah City Cemetery.


Bernice Ahrens Coeur d’Alene No service will be held for Bernice L. Ahrens, 79, at her family’s request. English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.


Wayne Tillett Spokane Memorial service for Wayne Tillett, 63, will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1435. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in …

Ex-Defense Secretary Les Aspin Dies At 56 Once A Critic Of Pentagon, He Aided Reagan’s Military Buildup

Les Aspin in 1993 photo. Photo by Associated Press

Film Bad Guy Elisha Cook Is Dead At 91

Elisha Cook Jr., whose intense, bug-eyed portrayal of Wilmer, the psychotic, baby-faced killer in “The Maltese Falcon,” made him a cult figure to a generation of moviegoers, died Thursday at …


James ‘Mac’ McCallum Spokane Memorial service for James Malcolm “Mac” McCallum is set for 11 a.m. Monday at Knox Presbyterian Church. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of …


Helen Moser Pullman Rosary for Helen Frances Moser, 81, is planned for 7:30 p.m. today, and funeral Mass is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with both services at Saint Gall …