LEWISTON, Idaho — Idaho State Representative Thyra Stevenson died Monday, a week after suffering a serious heart attack. She was 75.
The Lewiston Tribune reports that Stevenson, a Republican, represented the 6th Legislative District, which includes Nez Perce and Lewis counties. She previously served on the Lewiston City Council.
Stevenson suffered a heart attack May 4.
She was the valedictorian of her Lewiston High School class and earned a Ph.D. in Latin American literature from the University of Washington. She was also a captain of large transport jets and served on the Lewiston City Council.