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Willie Richardson, December 20, 1948 – January 25, 2023 (Photo taken in 2019 by Erich McVey) 

Richardson was the first Black member of the Salem-Keizer school board.


Jeanette Lejune Plummer, February 11, 1921 – January 13, 2023 

Jeanette Lejune Plummer was born February 11, 1921 to Ernest M. and Helen Jeanette


(AP Photo/Phil McCarten, File) 

The Pointer Sisters was the first African American group to perform on the Grand Ole Opry program


(AP Photo, File) 

Pelé, the Brazilian king of soccer who won a record three World Cups and became one of the most commanding sports figures of the last century, died Thursday. He was 82.


Wesley Frank Johnson Sr., May 11, 1955 - November 6, 2022 

Proud Ground admired and appreciated the skill and dependability of Remodeling by Wesley. We enjoyed his support of our mission as well as his kindness and friendship.


(AP Photo/Chuck Burton, file) 

As a player, he waited 10 years before winning his first championship. As a coach, he waited 15 years for a second chance at running a team. As a father, he waited 20 years before seeing his son get a chance to lead a franchise.


Joe Fred Watson, January 25, 1940 - October 10, 2022 

A service will be held on November 3, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in N Portland.


Myrtle Lee Carr April 18, 1920 – September 23, 2022 

Myrtle Lee Carr was socially conscious and was a scholar in civil rights history and law. She served as executive secretary during a time when historic changes in the landscape of employment opportunities were made in Portland in the 1950s and 1960s.


(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) 

Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop's biggest names of the 1990s with hits including “Gangsta's Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage”


In this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sheds a tear during the Field of Remembrance Service at Westminster Abbey, London.Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, has died. She was 96. Buckingham Palace made the announcement in a statement on Thursday Sept. 8, 2022. (Jeremy Selwyn/Pool Photo via AP, File) 

The palace announced she died at Balmoral Castle, her summer residence in Scotland, where members of the royal family had rushed to her side after her health took a turn for the worse.


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