Wife of Rep. Dan Newhouse dies after battle with cancer

Wife of Rep. Dan Newhouse dies after battle with cancer

The wife of U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse died Friday at a hospital in Seattle after battling cancer.

According to a Facebook post on the congressman’s page, Carol Newhouse, 62, has been battling cancer for several years.

The medication she had been using became ineffective and she has been doing chemotherapy since February.

A Personal Update:

As many of you know, several years ago my wife Carol was diagnosed with cancer. Through her amazing…

Posted by Rep. Dan Newhouse on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Statement released by Rep. Newhouse’s office: “Carol was a strong, beautiful and loving mother, wife, and friend. Carol’s sparkling wit and joyful countenance will be deeply missed by her family and friends. The family is grateful for the patience, support, and prayers of so many and requests privacy during this time of grieving.”

Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside is handling arrangements for Carol Newhouse.

According to the funeral home’s website services will be for family only, but there is a link to send flowers.