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State Rep. Thyra Stevenson dies at 75

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Posted at 10:45 AM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 12:45:36-04

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.