Newhouse’s Wife Carol Dies Days Before 35th Anniversary

Republican congressman missed health care vote to be by wife’s side

Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., announced that his wife Carol died on Friday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse’s office announced that the congressman’s wife Carol died on Friday.

A statement from Newhouse’s office called Carol “a strong, beautiful, and loving mother, wife, and friend,” The Associated Press reported.

The couple have two adult children and would have celebrated their 35th anniversary on Monday.

“It’s a blessing to have not only a lifelong companion, but also a best friend to share your life with,” an obituary in the Yakima Herald read.

Dan Newhouse’s office didn’t release Carol Newhouse’s cause of death but in April the congressman posted on his Facebook page that his wife, who was diagnosed with cancer years ago, was receiving chemotherapy treatment.


Dan Newhouse said in a release earlier this month that he missed the House vote to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law to be at his wife’s side.

Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call on your iPhone or your Android.