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In this Feb. 9, 2003, file photo, former Oregon Congresswoman Elizabeth Furse answers a question from the audience during a town hall meeting in Milwaukie, Ore. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens, File) 

Furse championed the rights of Native Americans and helped five Oregon tribes regain federal recognition


Dr. Walter C. Reynolds, March 24, 1920 - November 17, 2020 

Dr. Walter C. Reynolds, died at the age 100 of non-COVID causes, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 in hospice with family and loved ones saying their goodbyes, at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center in Gresham, Oregon.


Lee Edward Moore, Sr. 1946-2021 

Over his long career in the public and private sector, Lee Moore helped impact the course of Oregon history


In this Nov. 30, 1980 file photo, Vernon Jordan, of Urban League, appears on CBS-TV's "Face the Nation." (AP Photo/Barry Thumma, File) 

Vernon Jordan rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights


Lee Moore 

It is with a heavy heart that we share news of the passing of Lee Moore, a friend of the community and of The Skanner News.


When Bill Wright visited Golf House in 2012 and becomes emotional looking at his name on the James Standish Trophy in the USGA Golf Museum’s Hall of Champions. (Photo/USGA) 

Wright was born in Kansas City, Mo., in 1936. His family moved to Portland, Ore., when he was 12 and later to Seattle, where Wright was introduced to the game by his father at Jefferson Park.


Mary Wilson, founding member of The Supremes, appears during a portrait session at Capitol Records in Los Angeles on June 12, 2014. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP) 

Wilson, Diana Ross and Florence Ballard made up the first successful configuration of The Supremes, Motown’s first and most commercially successful girl group.


In this Feb. 15, 1978, file photo, Leon Spinks celebrates as his entourage holds him aloft after his 15-round split decision victory over world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali in Las Vegas. Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. died Friday night, Feb. 5, 2021, after battling prostate and other cancers. He was 67. (AP Photo/FIle) 

Leon Spinks won Olympic gold and then shocked the boxing world by beating Muhammad Ali to win the heavyweight title in only his eighth pro fight


Cicely Tyson arrives at night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sept. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) 

Tyson gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in “Sounder,” won a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers’ hearts in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.”


Maggie Lee Gibson  

Sunrise: March 11th, 1942 Belzoni, MS, Sunset:  December 15th, 2020 Portland, OR


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