Expect a large crowd at the Church of Assumption on Saturday, Feb. 20, for the funeral Mass for former state lawmaker Harriet Spanel of Bellingham.
The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 2116 Cornwall Ave., followed by a reception.
Spanel died Feb. 2 at age 77. She served three terms in the House of Representatives and four terms in the Senate, representing the 40th District from 1987 to 2009. She served as caucus chair for Senate Democrats her last decade in office.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to one of her favorite causes, including the Dr. Leslie Spanel Memorial Planetarium Endowment, c/o Western Washington University Foundation, Whatcom Hospice and Whatcom Land Trust.
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