Retired Washington Appeals Court judge dies

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington courts spokeswoman says retired Appeals Court Judge Christine Quinn-Brintnall has died at the age of 62.

Spokeswoman Wendy Ferrell with the Administrative Office of the Courts says Quinn-Brintnall died Monday.

She resigned from the Tacoma-based Division II of the state appeals court in January after saying she was undergoing treatment for melanoma. She was serving her third term on the court, which hears appeals from trial courts in 13 counties throughout southwest Washington and the Olympic Peninsula.

Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen praised her as a "deeply committed and hard-working leader both on and off the bench."

A graduate of The Evergreen State College, Quinn-Brintnall earned a law degree at the University of Puget Sound.

She was raised in Astoria, Oregon.