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Patricia Miller Spokane

‘Kate And Allie’ Writer Dies At 57

Bob Randall, a prolific dramatist, novelist and television writer whose successes included the Broadway play “6 Rms Riv Vu” and the hit TV series “Kate and Allie,” is dead at …


Patricia Wolff Spokane

David Wayne, Stage And Film Star, Dies At 81

Actor David Wayne in 1955. Photo by Associated Press

`Becoming A Man’ Author Dies

Paul Monette, whose autobiography “Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story” won the 1992 National Book Award for non-fiction, died at home on Friday at 7:30 p.m. He was 49 …


George Shreve Lewiston Memorial service for George W. Shreve, 77, was Feb. 2 at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston. Cremation preceded the service. Mr. Shreve, a retired Lewiston Morning Tribune …


Calvin Parr St. Maries

Statesman, Scholar, J.W. Fulbright Dies Leading Critic Of Vietnam War, U.S. Foreign Policy



Harold Bryant Spokane Memorial service for Harold V. Bryant, 80, is planned for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Liberty Park United Methodist Church. Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge …


Ruth Reeve Ritzville, Wash. Service of remembrance for Ruth Howton Reeve, 96, will be at 11 a.m. today at Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville. Mrs. Reeve died Saturday. Born in …

Poet James Merrill Dies Of Heart Attack

Pulitzer Prize winning poet James Merrill, whose long, distinguished career included 14 books of verse, died of a heart attack Monday. He was 68. Merrill, who lived in New York …


Cecil Robinette Spokane

TV Sidekick Of `Virginian’ Dies Of Cancer



Steven McCarver Spokane Memorial service for Steven G. McCarver, 22, will be at 10 a.m. today at Riplinger Funeral Home. Cremation preceded the service.

Former Opera Star Dies At Age 77

Thomas Hayward, a leading tenor at the Metropolitan Opera during the 1940s and 1950s, died on Thursday at his home. He was 77.


Carl `Vic’ Gezelius Colville, Wash.

Tennis Great Dies

Fred Perry, a three-time Wimbledon winner and one of the greatest players in tennis history, died. He was 85. Perry was hospitalized after breaking four ribs in a fall at …


Donald O’Reilly Bovill, Idaho Graveside service for Donald E. O’Reilly, 68, is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Greenwood Cemetery in Palouse, Wash. Kramer Funeral Home in Palouse is …

Versatile Actor Dies In France At Age Of 75

Stage-film star Donald Pleasence. Photo by Associated Press


Lindsay Williams Spokane Private burial was held for Lindsay H. “Larry” Williams, 78, at Spokane Memorial Gardens. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Williams, a lifetime …

Sports People

Francois Boutin, 58, the French trainer who tasted Breeders’ Cup glory with the champion mare Miesque and experienced Kentucky Derby disappointment with Arazi, also a Breeders’ Cup winner, died at …


Margaret Swendener Coeur d’Alene Memorial service for Margaret L. Swendener, 78, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene.

Stage Wizard George Abbott Dies At 107

George Abbott, the stage wizard who wrote, directed, produced or acted in more than 120 plays and musicals in a career that spanned more than 80 years, died of a …


Arthur Chacon Spokane Service for Arthur C. Chacon, 74, will be at 11 a.m. today at Fairmount Memorial Park. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Chacon died …

Wildlife Writer Gerald Durrell Dies



Mary ‘Chris’ Wanzenried Spokane Private family service will be held for Mary “Chris” Wanzenried. Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Wanzenried, 63, died Thursday. …

Former Indiana Congressman Dies

Richard L. Roudebush, a former Republican congressman and head of Veterans Affairs, died Saturday at age 77. Roudebush died of pneumonia at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, his family said.

Crusader For Child Health Dies At 72

James P. Grant, the crusading director of UNICEF who won the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his efforts to improve children’s health around the world, died of cancer Saturday. He …


Todd Raver Spokane Memorial service for Todd Alan Raver, 31, will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 4 in the Music Building Recital Hall at Eastern Washington University. Mr. Raver died …

Chandler Loses Battle

Former football star and TV commentator Bob Chandler, who stood by his friend O.J. Simpson when Simpson was accused of murder, died of lung cancer. He was 45. Chandler, who …