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Actor Scott Wilson arrives for the red carpet premiere screening for Amazon's first original drama series "Bosch" at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on February 3, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

Actor Scott Wilson arrives for the red carpet premiere screening for Amazon’s first original drama series “Bosch” at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on Feb. 3, 2015, in Hollywood, California. (Charley Gallay / Getty Images for Amazon Studios)

Scott Wilson

Actor Scott Wilson died of leukemia on Oct. 6, 2018, at the age of 76. During his expansive career, he appeared in over 50 movies, including “The Great Gatsby.” He also had a reoccurring role on “CSI” and was a star on the TV series “The Walking Dead.”

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Celeste Yarnall

Actress Celeste Yarnall was known for her role on “Star Trek” and starring alongside Elvis Presley in the 1968 film “Live a Little, Love a Little.” She passed away on Oct. 7 at the age of 74.

Robert Bausch

Novelist Robert Bausch passed away of multiple myeloma on Oct. 9 at the age of 73. He was most notably known for his novel “Almighty Me,” which formed the basis for the 2003 film “Bruce Almighty” starring Jim Carrey and Jennifer Aniston.

Jim Taylor

Jim Taylor was a Hall of Fame fullback in the NFL. He played with the Green Bay Packers from 1958 to 1966, then with the New Orleans Saints in 1967. He passed away on Oct. 13, 2018, at the age of 83.

Team owner Paul Allen of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy after defeating the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Team owner Paul Allen of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy after defeating the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images)

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Paul Allen

Microsoft co-founder and owner of the Seatle Seahawks Paul G. Allen died on Oct. 15 at the age of 65. He passed away of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Gianni Morandi (L) and Wanda Ferragamo (R) attend the Salvatore Ferragamo fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2011 on February 27, 2011 in Milan, Italy.

Gianni Morandi (L) and Wanda Ferragamo (R) attend the Salvatore Ferragamo fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2011 on Feb. 27, 2011, in Milan, Italy. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty Images)

Wanda Ferragamo

The matriarch behind the fashion brand Salvatore Ferragamo passed away at the age of 96 on Oct. 19. Wanda Ferragamo took over the business after her husband’s death in 1960. She turned the brand into a global empire.

Diana Sowle

Diana Sowle who memorably played Charlie Bucket’s mother in “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” died on Oct. 19 at the age of 88. Although her role in the film was small, many remember her angelic voice when she sang “Cheer Up Charlie” during the film.

Osamu Shimomura

Nobel Prize winner Osamu Shimomura died at the age of 90 on Oct. 19, 2018. The Japanese-born Marine biologist was also a survivor of the atomic blast that destroyed nearly half of Nagasaki.

James Karen

Actor James Karen who was known for his roles in “Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster,” “Poltergeist,” and “Return of the Living Dead.” He was 94 years of age when he passed away on Oct. 23.

Tony Joe White Performs at City Winery Nashville on February 5, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tony Joe White Performs at City Winery Nashville on February 5, 2015, in Nashville, Tennessee. (Rick Diamond / Getty Images for City Winery)

Tony Joe White

Country bluesman Tony Joe White was known for writing the hit songs “Polk Salad Annie” and “Rainy Night in Georgia.” He passed away on Oct. 24 at the age of 75.

Ntozake Shange attends I Found God In Myself: The 40th Anniversary Of "For Colored Girls" Press Preview at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on September 17, 2014 in New York City.

Ntozake Shange attends I Found God In Myself: The 40th Anniversary Of “For Colored Girls” Press Preview at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on September 17, 2014, in New York City. (Laura Cavanaugh / Getty Images)

Ntozake Shange

Playwright and author Ntozake Shange passed away at the age of 70 on Oct. 27. Her 1975 influential play “For Colored Girls” was nominated for a Tony Award.

Willie McCovey

Baseball legend Willie McCovey died at age 80 on Oct. 31, 2018. McCovey was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1986 after playing the bulk of his professional career for the San Francisco Giants.

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Keeley worked for over twelve years as a project manager before taking the plunge and turning her growing side business of working in social media into a full-time job. She also has experience working in human resources, brand development, and serving as a board member for a non-profit. Keeley is a former Lifestyle Editor for the WesternJournal.com and now serves as the Director of Publishing Operations. She has been with the company since 2016.
Keeley worked for over twelve years as a project manager before taking the plunge and turning her growing side business of working in social media into a full-time job. She also has experience working in human resources, brand development, and serving as a board member for a non-profit. Keeley is a former Lifestyle Editor for the WesternJournal.com and now serves as the Director of Publishing Operations. She has been with the company since 2016.

Keeley is a proud parent, football fanatic, HGTV junkie, and has a weakness for Starburst Jelly Beans. Life verse: Jeremiah 29:11
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