PENDLETON — Pendleton City Councilor Scott Fairley died Tuesday evening while traveling through Mexico. He was 53.

According to his wife, Kimbra Cook, Fairley died after suffering an aneurysm. Prior to his death, Fairley had been in a Mexican hospital for several days while awaiting surgery.

Fairley is survived by Cook and his adult stepson, Lieden Cook.

A regional development officer for Business Oregon, Fairley was elected to the city council in 2016 and was set to complete his first term at the end of the year.

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