Flags lower to honor late Washington governor

Flags lower to honor late Washington governor
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Spokane Mayor David Condon ordered flags in the city to lower to half-staff to honor late Governor John Spellman, who passed away last month.

Spellman served as Washington’s governor from 1981 to 1985. He died from pneumonia January 15th.

“We are deeply saddened by the death of former Gov. Spellman,” said Mayor Condon in a news release Friday. “Spokane joins the rest of the state in honoring and remembering the late governor.”

Spellman grew up in Seattle and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a graduate of Seattle University.

A memorial service will be held Monday in Seattle. Flags in Spokane will stay lowered until February 13th.