"It's like a whole generation of Republicans have lost their mom," said Brett Bader, a Republican consultant from Bellevue. "She was that giant of a figure."
The Seattle Times reported that Rep. Dunn served in the U.S. House from 1993 to 2004, representing the district that includes Bellevue, east King County and part of Pierce County. For a timeline of her life and accomplishments click here.
Luciano Pavarotti died yesterday, Thursday, September 6, in Modena, Italy. He was 71. The legendary tenor known as "Big Luciano" died of cancer. His health had been failing for the last year. For more of the story click here.
These deaths were sudden. Dunn's very unexpected. Life is fragile. Savor every day. After all, "this is the day that the Lord has made." I WILL rejoice and be glad in it.