Annis, Eugene Irwin passed away October 8, 2019 at the age of 84.
Gene was born April 5, 1935 to J. Dale and Emogene Mallete Annis in Shelby Montana.
He moved to Spokane, WA to attend Gonzaga University and graduated from Gonzaga Law School in 1959. Gene, along with his partner Scott Lukins and many other lawyers formed the law firm of Lukins and Annis in 1972. He practiced law for over 50 years.
Gene was the initial President of Gonzaga University Law School Board of Advisors and was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Merit Award.
He also served as President of the Spokane County Bar Association and was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Gene served as Chairman of Catholic Charities Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fort Wright College of the Holy Names and was President of Ronald McDonald House Board of Directors in Spokane.
Gene was very active in sports. He was a runner, skier, golfer and played rec-league basketball until the age of 60.
Gene’s greatest joy was his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Gene is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carol; siblings Larry (Patricia), Sue, Bonnie, Linda, and Doug; children Brian (Pamela), Jane (Larry), Nicole (Scott), Joan, Tracy (Scott), Leslie (Ken), Derek (Therese), Rachel (Kayla), Selena; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Davenport Hotel on November 2, 2019 at 3:00pm.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Spokane for its tender care and loving support during Gene’s final days.
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