House 1993-2002 (District 47A)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
White Bear Lake High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1965University of Minnesota; Attended College; University of St. Thomas; B.A.; Business Administration, around 1990
William "Bill" Luther (married in December 1967)
Two children: Alex (son), Alicia (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
William Paul Luther
When she took office in 1993, she and her husband, William "Bill" Paul Luther, became the first married couple to serve in the Minnesota Legislature at the same time.She ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor endorsed candidate in the Minnesota House of Representatives District 47A special election in 1991.She was a liver transplant recipient in February 1998 after contracting hepatitis.She was a flight attendant on the Northwest Orient Airlines plane that Garland J. Grant hijacked to Cuba in January 1971 (DeVine, Terry. "Luther Leaves Behind Many Admirers." Fargo Forum, February 3, 2002). When she died, Governor Jesse Ventura ordered the state flags to be flown at half-staff in her honor.She died of stomach cancer at home in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota while still in office. Her funeral was held at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Minnesota. She was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1999-2000 and her obituary.