The Spokane memorial service for former House Speaker Tom Foley is being held Friday at his alma mater, Gonzaga University.
The school expects an overflow crowd at St. Aloysius Church and is also showing the service on a large screen in Martin Centre.
Foley died Oct. 18 at his home in Washington, D.C., of complications from a stroke. He was 84.
Foley served for 30 years as the representative from Eastern Washington's 5th Congressional District. He served five years as speaker of the House.
A memorial in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday was attended by President Obama who remembered Foley for putting problem-solving ahead of politics.