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Pat Bushey

As It Was Contributor

Pat Bushey wrapped up a 53-year professional, small-town newspaper career in 2018, after 47 years at the Klamath Falls Herald and News — 17 as managing editor. He also worked at the Tri-City (Wash.) Herald and the Walla Walla (Wash.) Union-Bulletin, where he spent a summer filling in as sports editor. Before that, he was sports editor at Everett (Wash.) High School and Washington State University. Bushey wrote many of the Herald and News editorials during his tenure, and almost all of those appearing in recent years.   He and Lynn Prada, another WSU journalism student, were married in 1965. Their children were educated in Klamath Falls. Four grandchildren are scattered among Oregon State, Wyoming and Arizona State universities. Bushey spent five summers in 1959-1963 working for the Forest Service, three on lookouts in the North Cascades.