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Originally published Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 6:16 AM

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Sgt. Keith Coe, 30, of Auburndale, Fla., a Stryker Brigade member assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, died Tuesday in Khalis, Iraq, after...

Sgt. Keith Coe, 30, of Auburndale, Fla., a Stryker Brigade member assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, died Tuesday in Khalis, Iraq, after his unit was attacked with an explosive device.

M. Lynn Olason, 89, of Seattle, a Boeing engineer who helped develop the 707, the company's first passenger jet; held a patent on the 737 single-aisle jet; headed the 747 jumbo-jet division; and ended his career as a vice president of engineering, died April 21. He had Alzheimer's disease.

Vernon Lane Sr., 79, who helped lead the Lummi Nation, serving on its tribal council, including at least a dozen years as chairman, died April 21 at his home on the Lummi reservation after a long struggle with lupus.

Harvey McGarrah, 69, who for more than 20 years was the guy Pike Place Market vendors could count on to move their merchandise-laden carts from storage lockers up to the sales area and back at the end of the day, died April 18 at Harborview Medical Center.

Allison Stacey Cowles, 75, a longtime Spokane civic leader, education activist and matriarch of the family that owns The Spokesman-Review, died of pancreatic cancer last Sunday in Spokane.

Dorothy Provine, 75, who played the singing, high-kicking flapper in the early 1960s TV series "The Roaring Twenties" and appeared in the all-star movie comedy "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World," died of emphysema last Sunday at Hospice of Kitsap County. She was a longtime resident of Bainbridge Island.

Elizabeth L. Post, 89, who succeeded her grandmother-in-law, Emily Post, as the doyenne of etiquette in repeated editions of Emily's celebrated advice book and in newspaper and magazine columns, died April 24 in Naples, Fla.

The Rev. Cecil Sherman, 82, who parted ways with the Southern Baptist Convention to lead a new, moderate branch of the denomination, died of a heart attack April 17 in Richmond, Va.

Paul Schaefer, 89, an evangelical preacher who was convicted of sexually abusing 25 children while leading one of the world's most notorious anti-Semitic and apocalyptic sects, died April 24 of a heart ailment at a prison hospital in Chile.

Joseph W. Sarno, 89, the cult director of "Sin in the Suburbs," "Moonlighting Wives" and other films that helped establish the sexploitation genre and break down the taboos against erotic content in American cinema, died Monday in Manhattan.

Clare Sabatini, 77, an Atlantic City, N.J., restaurateur whose holdout against a Donald Trump casino expansion was depicted in the comic strip "Doonesbury" in 1997, died April 23. She had heart trouble. She forced Trump to triple his offering price after defeating the state's effort to take her property by condemnation.

Victoria Manalo Draves, 85, the first woman to win two gold medals in diving in the same Olympics (1948), died of pancreatic cancer April 11 in Palm Springs, Calif.

Austin Lovelace, 91, a nationally known composer and church organist, died last Sunday in Denver.

Allen Swift, 87, the voice of Mighty Mouse, Dinky Duck and other characters both human and inanimate in more than 30,000 television and radio commercials, died April 18 in Manhattan.

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