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BELLEVUE, Idaho -- Former Idaho Secretary of State Pete Cenarrusa has been laid to rest in a central Idaho cemetery near where he grew up.

The Times-News reports that the Idaho political legend was buried Saturday at the Bellevue Cemetery, not far from his hometown of Carey.

Cenarrusa retired as Secretary of State in 2003 after serving nearly 36 years in the post. He also served nine terms in the Idaho House. He died Sept. 29 at age 95 after a bout with lung cancer.

The newspaper estimated that about 70 people attended the burial. The Idaho Army National Guard provided military honors at the ceremony.

About 600 mourners attended a funeral mass at St. John's Cathedral in Boise on Friday.

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