Schoesler, MCC saddened by death of former Senator Parlette’s husband

OLYMPIA…Members of the state Senate learned today that Bob Parlette, husband of former Senator Linda Evans Parlette, had died Tuesday at the family home near Wenatchee, after being diagnosed in July with an aggressive form of leukemia. Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, offered this statement after receiving the news:

“While Bob’s dedication to projects around his community kept us from seeing him at the Capitol very often, he was well-regarded by those of us who met him as part of the ‘legislative family’ – not only for being so supportive of his wife during her 20 years of service to the 12th Legislative District, but also for his own commendable service to our nation and to the Wenatchee Valley.

“It was a shock to learn about Bob’s passing, and on behalf of the Majority Coalition Caucus, I extend our deepest sympathy to Senator Parlette for her loss.”