Patricia Sullivan Lindh

Women's Advocate

Patricia Sullivan Lindh, 75, a former Ford administration official and women's rights advocate, died of complications of lung cancer July 19 in San Diego.

Mrs. Lindh joined the White House in 1974 as special assistant to the counselor of the president and later was appointed by President Gerald R. Ford as special assistant to the president for women's affairs. In March 1976, Mrs. Lindh was appointed deputy assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs, a position in which she promoted international exchange programs.

Mrs. Lindh was a Toledo native. She grew up in Cleveland and Chicago. She received a bachelor's degree from Trinity College in Washington in 1950. She and her husband, an international oil company executive, lived in Singapore, Pakistan and Kuwait from 1955 to 1965. Mrs. Lindh was editor of the Singapore American newspaper for six years and founding president of the International Women's Club in Kuwait. Upon her return to the United States, the family settled in Baton Rouge, La., where Mrs. Lindh became active in Republican Party politics.

After her work in Washington, Mrs. Lindh moved in 1978 to Los Angeles, where she was vice president and director of corporate communications for Bank of America. She later moved to San Francisco as vice president and director of wholesale banking public relations. She retired in 1993.

Lawrence Nicodemus

Tribal Elder

Lawrence Nicodemus, 94, a Coeur d'Alene Indian tribal elder who made preservation of the tribal language his life's work, died July 17 in Spokane, Wash. No cause of death was reported.

Mr. Nicodemus was considered a hero within the northern Idaho tribe for his efforts to preserve Snchitsu'umshtsn, as the language is called. He wrote a self-study course on the language that was published in 1975, and he later helped the tribe create a high school and college course on the language. The self-study course included a primer, two-volume dictionary and audio cassette that were delivered to every tribal family on the reservation. The course remains in use today, according to the tribe.

Mr. Nicodemus also wrote an account of tribal family and historical names in the old language and compiled a list of place names in the original territory of the tribe. After World War II, Mr. Nicodemus was appointed a judge of the Coeur d'Alene Tribal Court and was a member of the tribal council in the 1950s.

Antonio Gades

Flamenco Dancer, Choreographer

Spanish flamenco dancer and choreographer Antonio Gades died July 20 in Madrid's Gregorio Maranon Hospital of cancer, Spain's Efe news agency reported. He was 67.

"He was a great artist, unique. . . . It's a tremendous loss for dance," said the director of the National Ballet of Spain, Jose Antonio Ruiz.

Gades was born Antonio Esteve Rodenas in Elda, near the Mediterranean city of Valencia. He was a lead dancer for a Spanish troupe in his twenties, set up his own company and became world famous as choreographer for works such as "Blood Wedding" and "Carmen," performed on the world's best-known stages. Those two works and "Bewitched Love" were filmed by Carlos Saura and became classics.