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Former Nevada Assemblywoman Vivian Freeman Dies at 86

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Former Assemblywoman Vivian Freeman, who championed the causes of women and children, conservation and education, has died at the age of 86.
Spokesman Andy Barbano says the Reno Democrat successfully underwent kidney transplant surgery in 2011 and died Thursday at her home due to complications from a stroke she suffered on Nov. 20.

Freeman, who moved to Reno in 1960, represented northwest Reno in the Nevada Assembly from 1986 to 2002. During her tenure, she was chairwoman of both the Health and Human Services Committee and the Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining Committee.
The one-time registered nurse also was instrumental in the overwhelming 1990 passage by Nevada voters of a ballot measure placing a woman's right to choose an abortion in state law.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. (AP)

Governor Brian Sandoval released the following statement after learning of the death of former Nevada assemblywoman Vivian Freeman:

"I served with Vivian in the Legislature and was saddened to hear of her passing. Vivian was a friend, a fierce advocate for her constituents and was always fighting to protect natural resources and the environment. I had great respect for her and she will be missed. Kathleen and I extend our deepest condolences to Vivian's family and friends."

Washoe County Chairman David Humke released a statement on the death of former Nevada Assemblywoman Vivian Freeman:
"I am proud to have served in the Nevada Assembly with Vivian and was very sad to learn about her passing. Vivian was a pioneer of waste recycling and mining reclamation legislation while representing her district fiercely and professionally. She was also very supportive of our Social Services Department helping children and adults in Washoe County throughout her distinguished service as a legislator. Vivian Freeman was a great colleague and will be missed."


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