Idaho state Representative Thyra Stevenson dies following heart attack

Idaho state Representative Thyra Stevenson died this morning, a week after suffering a serious heart attack.

The 75-year-old former Lewiston City Council member represented the 6th Legislative District, which includes Nez Perce and Lewis counties.

She suffered the heart attack while at a friend’s home on May 4th.

Stevenson was taken to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston before being transferred to Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene where she passed away.

Stevenson was facing fellow Republican Aaron von Ehlinger, of Lewiston, in the May 19th primary election for the 6th Legislative District House A seat. (Lewiston Tribune)