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Former Spokane Valley Mayor Dies

SPOKANE, Wash. - Richard Munson, former mayor of Spokane Valley, has died at age 68.

Munson passed away Saturday from complications of leukemia, according to family members.

Munson was a member of the city's original City Council, which convened in 2003. He served as deputy mayor and then mayor and lost a re-election bid in 2009.

"Out of all the jobs he had, he loved being a part of the city. He couldn't wait to get up and go to work," said Janet Munson, his wife of 45 years.

Munson was a member of the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1993, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He served in Vietnam and in Desert Storm. Following retirement from the military, he worked as a stockbroker and dedicated himself to civic life.

He also served as the 2007/2008 President of the Association of Washington Cities Board of Directors, was active in the Rotary and was named, just last week, to the board of Spokane Valley Partners.

He's survived by his wife and three grown children. Services are pending.

This article from our partners at The Spokesman Review

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