Our Obituaries

Sharon Kaye Neumeyer

July 25, 1947 - October 17, 2017

Sharon Kaye (Watts) Neumeyer, 70, of Yakima, WA, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Sharon was born July 25, 1947 to Cecil and Daphne Watts in Yakima, Washington. She graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1965. After high school Sharon became a bank teller and continued to work in banking for many years. Eventually, she moved into law and worked as a legal assistant...
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Metta Louise George

June 8, 1918 - October 16, 2017

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Margaret Louise Martin

March 11, 1919 - October 14, 2017

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John Donald Wimer

May 4, 1926 - October 14, 2017

After a full life, John (Jack) Donald Wimer passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Cottage in the Meadow. Jack was born in Yakima, WA on May 4, 1926 to Donald and Gladys Wimer. Jack attended Moxee High School through his junior year, then he enlisted in the US Navy. He was stationed on the USS WASP - CV18 aircraft carrier as a gunner in a Curtiss SB2C Helldiver. At the end of...
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Thomas Otis Pence

June 28, 1930 - October 14, 2017

Tom Pence, being the always-prepared Tom Pence, penned his own obituary sometime before his passing on Friday, October 13, 2017. It is as follows: Thomas Otis Pence, 87, was born in Payette, Idaho, on June 28, 1930. His father, Otis Marcellus Pence, had gone to Idaho to farm apples with his uncle around 1926. There he met Winifred White, and a romance blossomed. They were married in 1928 and...
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Rose Jane Osmondson

February 6, 1911 - October 11, 2017

Rose Jane Wolfe Osmondson passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the age of 106 to be with the Lord. She was born February 6, 1911 in Harris, Missouri to the late Elmer and Lula Glidewell. She had one son; Bobby Lee Wolfe, siblings; George, Evelyn, Orville and Opal, husbands; Percy Brannon Wolfe (40 years) and Floyd "Ozzy" Osmondson (10 years) all preceded her in death. She is survived by...
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Jerome K. Kindelspire

August 26, 1942 - October 10, 2017

Jerome Kelly Kindelspire was born on August 26th 1942 at his family farm home in McPherson County South Dakota, the first of five children of Byron and Margaret Kindelspire. Kelly attended a one room school house grades 1-8 and graduated from Leola High School in 1960. He attended Northern State College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1964. As students, Kelly met Colleen at St....
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Evelyn Ione B. Swenson

October 12, 1929 - October 9, 2017

Evelyn Ione (Breckey) Swenson, 87, resident of Yakima, WA, passed away peacefully on October 9 at 7:15 pm while residing at The Cottage in the Meadows, Yakima, WA. She was born to Sever and Hilda (Fjug) Breckey on October 12, 1929 in Williston, ND and was raised in Tioga, ND where she attended the Tioga Public Schools graduating as Valedictorian. Music was always an important part of her life....
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Sherry Helen Boucher

November 25, 1949 - October 6, 2017

Sherry was born November 25, 1949 and died October 6, 2017 at Landmark Care, of brain cancer. Sherry is survived by her sister Karen Hake, a very special nephew, T.J. Hake, and great nephew Ryder Hake.She graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1968. She worked at West Valley High School for 35 yrs. with many friends there. Her room was filled with pictures and always so much love from family...
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Harold Martin Dobie

January 6, 1943 - October 6, 2017

Harold M. Dobie passed away Friday, October 6, 2017, at Cottage in the Meadow. He was born in Yakima, WA, to Harold and Tonnie Dobie, January 6, 1943. He graduated from Naches High School and Washington State University. He was an orchardist for 48 years on the ranch his grandfather, John Dobie, homesteaded in the late 1800s.Harold served for 3 years in the U.S. Army as part of the 101st Airborne...
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Leona P. Boehler

March 12, 1924 - October 5, 2017

Leona (Lee) Boehler, 93, passed away October 5, 2017, at Cottage in the Meadow.Leona was born to parents Daniel and Elizabeth Pfennig on March 12, 1924 in Beulah, North Dakota. She was one of the eldest of fifteen children. Leona grew up working the family farm with her siblings. She occasionally would be hired out for manual labor to other families for additional family income. All members of...
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Sue B. Prater

September 25, 1937 - October 4, 2017

Sue Prater passed away at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital on Wednesday October 4, 2017 after an extended illness. She was born September 25, 1937 in Thorsby, Alabama to S.R. and Gertie Barnett.Sue lived in Alabama until the age of 18. She then traveled throughout the country, including Alaska until finally settling in the Northwest. She married Dr. Harry G. Davis (Glen) and they lived...
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Willard Thomas Caton

December 5, 1924 - October 3, 2017

Willard "Will" Thomas Caton, age 92 from Zinc, Arkansas died on October 3, 2017 at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital in Yakima. He suffered a stroke and passed away the same night.Will was a long-time resident of Yakima, having moved here following the end of WWII. On D-day he was on the Navy ship USS Maloy at Normandy. Upon returning home, he went to work for Del Monte Foods on Walnut street...
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Leola Hipner

July 16, 1924 - October 1, 2017

Leola Hipner of Tieton, WA passed on peacefully to join her beloved husband Jake on Sunday, October 1, 2017 with her daughter Betty Perry, granddaughter Shelly Perry and niece Joyce Stout at her side.Leola was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas June 16, 1924. Her family moved to Washington in the early 1950s. She was an avid quilter.Leola is survived by 4 children, Fred Hipner, Betty Perry, Jimmy...
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David Wayne Bernier

December 25, 1935 - September 30, 2017

David W. Bernier Sr., 81, passed away on September 30, 2017 in Yakima, WA surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Christmas Day of 1935 to Maurice Joseph and Inez Marie (Windsor) Bernier.David graduated from Selah High School where he met the love of his life Una Madrid Wood. They married on August 6, 1955 in Yakima. They also made the front page newspaper for the biggest wedding...
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Jared Clinton Mallery

May 27, 1989 - September 28, 2017

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Shirley Ann Bauguess

November 2, 1930 - September 24, 2017

I was born 11/2/1930 to wonderful parents, Irvin and Laura (Ora) Parker. I graduated from Highland High School and attended Yakima Business College where I met Ron Bauguess Jr., a Naches High School graduate. During a scavenger hunt we decided to start dating proving that rivals can get along. In April of 1951 we were married and welcomed our son Jeff in 1952, David in 1955 and Teresa in 1960....
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Dorothy Jewell Clees-Bedard

February 16, 1923 - September 23, 2017

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Deborah Ann McBride

April 12, 1957 - September 22, 2017

Deborah Ann (Debbie) McBride passed away at home in Naches at age 60 on September 22, 2017. She is survived by her husband Glen McBride; children Shawn McBride, Nick & Paulina McBride, Tara McBride & Josh Gamble; mother Pat Cook; sisters Marie, Sue, Cindy, Diane, and Julie; grandchildren Adria, Aris, Preston, Gavin, Bella, Madison, and Vivian; and many nieces and nephews.Debbie worked in...
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Roberta Marshall

January 16, 1937 - September 21, 2017

Roberta Marshall, 80, passed away with her family by her side on September 21, 2017 in Huntsville, Alabama. Roberta was born on January 16, 1937 to William and Edna Collins in Adair County, Oklahoma. She moved to Yakima in the early 1950s where she met and married Clarence Marshall. They built a good life together in the construction business, including medical buildings, hotels, and motels....
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Roger Wendell Phillips

May 10, 1951 - September 21, 2017

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Milton Emerson Schwenk

December 24, 1932 - September 21, 2017

Our beloved husband, father and grandfather Milton E. "Milt" Schwenk passed away at 84 years of age on September 21, 2017 in Yakima, WA. Milt was born in Rapid City, SD to Elmer and Lula Schwenk on Christmas Eve in 1932! Elmer was a Methodist Minister and Lula spent her career as a 2nd grade teacher.The family moved west to Yakima and Milt attended Sunnyside High School. A remarkable athlete,...
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Ellen Rae Price

May 18, 1936 - September 19, 2017

Ellen Rae Price, 81, passed away on September 19, 2017 in Spokane, WA surrounded by all of her girls. Ellen was the widow of Dean Price. They shared 48 loving years of marriage together. She was smitten with him from the day they met in Grandview, WA. Ellen was born in Mason City, WA. She was the daughter of Phillip and Barbara Jeanneret. Mason City is now under the water of Lake Roosevelt. ...
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Kristal Lynn Donaldson

May 10, 1980 - September 19, 2017

Kristal Lynn (Light) Donaldson was born in Yakima, WA at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital on May 10, 1980, the first child of Mel & Linda Light. Kristal attended Ridgeview Elementary, Lewis & Clark Jr. High and graduated from Eisenhower High in 1998. Kristal enjoyed and participated in several different sports but preferred playing soccer with her many friends, especially Amber Zahler and...
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Janet Adele Russell

July 6, 1926 - September 18, 2017

Janet Adele Russell passed on September 18, 2017 at the Living Care Nursing Home in Yakima, WA after her courageous fight against cancer. We give our sincere gratitude and humble thanks to their staff for her excellent care.Janet was born in Wahpeton, ND on July 6, 1926 as the first child to Bid and Hattie Rosenkranz. Her family moved to Tyler, ND when she was 5. She moved to Yakima in 1945 where...
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James B. Wallace

October 24, 1927 - September 17, 2017

Jim "Coach" Wallace, 89, lost his battle with cancer on September 17, 2017. He and his twin brother, John Newton Wallace, were born October 24, 1927 to Walter and Blanche (Summers) Wallace in Boise, Idaho. They were the oldest of five boys: Mike, Duncan and Doug Wallace.Jim and John were raised by their mother until their early teens then by Aunt Ethel and Uncle Ira in Glenns Ferry, Idaho. They...
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Michael William Murphy

November 1, 1948 - September 16, 2017

Michael William (Harris) Murphy, United States Air Force career veteran, great husband, loyal friend, and exceptionally dedicated employee, died at home early Saturday morning, September 16, 2017. This was just five months after the discovery of an aggressive malignant brain tumor. Cheerful and optimistic throughout the treatment, he took strength from his firm belief that God continued to be his...
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Adelyn Elfrida Mohagen

March 11, 1924 - September 16, 2017

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Susan Lynn Schuoler

March 11, 1953 - September 16, 2017

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend, Susan Lynn Schuoler, age 64, of Grandview, WA, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017, due to complications caused by treatment for stage 4 lung cancer.Susan Lynn (Lizotte) Schuoler was born in Yakima, WA, on March 11, 1953, the daughter of Donald D. and Madonna JoAnn (Karel) Lizotte. In 1968, she gave birth to her only child,...
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Margarito Barboza Martinez

June 18, 1939 - September 15, 2017

Margarito Barboza "El Pavo" Martinez, 78, was born in New Braunfels, TX to Cecilio and Florinda Martinez on June 18, 1939. He passed away on September 15, 2017 in Everett, WA, his home for the last 30 years.He worked in various car dealerships throughout his life. His greatest passion was playing music. He was in various bands, and known as "El Pavo". He also was an avid guitar collector and...
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Lydia Marie Underwood

June 13, 1915 - September 14, 2017

Lydia Marie Underwood was born June 13, 1915 in Pierce, Nebraska to Henry and Marie Wagner. On September 14, 2017 she went to her heavenly home at the age of 102. After her formal education, Lydia and her mother came out to Yakima to visit her brother. Lydia decided to stay, and in time, she met her future husband, Lloyd Underwood, whose father employed her brother milking cows. After their...
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Eda Mae Rickert

March 21, 1945 - September 14, 2017

Eda Mae Rickert passed away peacefully on September 14, 2017 at Riverview Manor in Selah, Washington. Eda was born March 21, 1945 in Yakima, Washington to Gust and Ione Prinke. She was raised in Selah and attended Selah schools.Eda worked at Selah Variety Store and at Pacific Equipment. She was a very good seamstress, loved to cross-stitch, crafting, painting and ceramics. Eda married Vaughn...
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Robert Dale Yoakum

December 11, 1950 - September 14, 2017

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April 21, 1934 - September 13, 2017

Willa Mae (Richardson) Jones/Gifford, 83, of Billings, MT formally of Grandview and Selah WA, passed away September 13, 2017, at Aspen Meadows, Billings, MT. She was born April 21, 1934 in Newark, AR, to Coy and Nellie (McCurley) Richardson, and grew up in the Calico Rock, AR area.Living up to her nickname, "Gypsy Woman", mom enjoyed travel throughout the United States, including Alaska and...
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Brian Joseph McKenna

September 24, 1958 - September 13, 2017

Brian J. McKenna, of Yakima, passed away September 13th, 2017 at the age of 58, surrounded by family. Brian was born September 24th, 1958 in Tachikawa, Japan to Barbara and John McKenna on the United States Air Force Base.Brian attended Nob Hill Elementary, Wilson Junior High, and Eisenhower High School along with his three brothers. Growing up in a wrestling family, Brian followed in his brother...
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Keith Leroy Schwartz

August 3, 1945 - September 11, 2017

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Alexander Grooters

November 16, 1928 - September 10, 2017

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Charles Dean Amende

September 16, 1922 - August 28, 2017

Charles Dean Amende, a life-long Yakima resident, passed away peacefully in his sleep August 28th, 2017 at the age of 94. Dean was born September 16th, 1922 to Lawrence and Charlotte Amende. He married his high school sweetheart, Geraldine "Gerry" Zutz in 1948.Dean owned C.D. Amende milk trucking, beginning with can trucks and resulting in a small fleet of trucks and tankers. He and his drivers...
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Michael James Downie

July 3, 1945 - August 27, 2017

After losing his battle with lung cancer, Michael James Downie, 72, went peacefully to be with the Lord Sunday evening August 27, 2017 at Sharon Care Center in Centralia, Washington. He was born July 3, 1945 in Spokane, Washington to James and Ruth (Ofelt) Downie. He was the middle son of three boys. At a young age his family moved to Naches Heights where he attended Cowiche Grade School. The...
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Janet Marie Powell

November 19, 1953 - August 22, 2017

Janet Roark, 63, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at Garden Village Nursing Facility. She was born in Yakima on November 19, 1953 to Max and Marjorie Roark.Janet's life changed in early adulthood after being diagnosed as Bipolar, then due to medical issues beyond her control, was later confined to a limited lifestyle. During her extended illnesses,...
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James Ray Murdaugh

March 13, 1953 - August 20, 2017

Jim died at his home in Maple Valley on August 20, 2017. He was born March 13, 1953, in Covina, California to Alexander Earl and Beuna (Radke) Murdaugh. At the age of 3, the family moved to Washington onto a small orchard property in the Lower Naches Valley where he grew up. He graduated from Naches High School in 1971, and later graduated from Perry Technical Institute. He worked for forklift...
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Lynnette Inez Walters

July 30, 1947 - August 20, 2017

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Donna Lee Forney

November 4, 1931 - August 20, 2017

Donna Lee ForneyDonna L. Forney died on August 20, 2017 at her residence in Yakima, Washington at the age of 85. She was born November 4, 1931 in a farmhouse near Brocket, North Dakota to parents Opal and Cecil. Donna had four brothers, two older and two younger, and though she was a middle child, the four boys didn't stand a chance against her!When Donna was about 2 years old the family moved...
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John Edward Schleve

February 6, 1931 - August 16, 2017

John E. Schleve, 86, of Yakima died Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Virginia Mason Memorial hospital, Yakima. Arrangements are by Keith and Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, www.keithandkeith.com.
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Morris Lane Mack

August 31, 1938 - August 14, 2017

Northwest Martial Arts pioneer, Morris Lane "Sensei" Mack, 78 of Yakima passed away peacefully Monday, August 14th, at Cottage in the Meadow.He is survived by the love of his life of more than 42 years, Karilee "Kara" Mack, 4 daughters, a son and their spouses from his previous marriage, Melanie Mack, Stephanie (Howard) Schwartz, Heidi (David) Benoit, Wendy (Carey) Magruder, Marlin ...
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Santiago Diaz Diaz-Prado

March 22, 1972 - August 13, 2017

Santiago Diaz Prado Jr., 45, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017 in Yakima, WA. He was born on March 22, 1972 in Yakima.Santiago worked in the restaurant industry for many years. He could make your day with his great sense of humor and contagious smile. He was also a very talented cook and singer. We will miss your sweet spirit.He is survived by his beloved mother Victoria Garcia; sisters...
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Thomas Olen Lakey

January 21, 1923 - August 10, 2017

Thomas Olen Lakey, age 94, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 in Yakima, WA. He was born to loving parents John and Pearl Breedlove Lakey on January 21, 1923 in Eufaula, OK. In the early 1940's Tom looking for work came to the Yakima Valley from Missoui with his brothers. He married Miss. Beulah Mae Phillips in Yakima, WA. on July 21, 1944, where they began their life long relationship and...
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Betty Virginia Layfield

January 13, 1919 - August 9, 2017

Our precious, loving and supportive Mom went to rest in the LORD on August 9th, 2017. She will be missed by all who knew her. At the moment of her passing she was surrounded by all 4 of her children. She would want us simply to take this time to thank all of the lovely people whose life paths have crossed with hers for sharing their love and life with her. First and foremost is our Dad, Bruce,...
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Donald Stewart Hopkins

February 9, 1946 - August 8, 2017

Donald Stewart Hopkins, age 71, passed away early August 8, 2017 in the loving arms of his family. He was born to Harry and Catherine Hooey Hopkins in Phillipsburg, NJ on February 9th, 1946. Don received his early education at Belvidere, NJ where he graduated high school. Through a mutual friend, Don met and later married the beautiful Virginia Young in Panther Valley, NJ. Don and Ginny started...
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Daniel Dean Wheeler

March 29, 1958 - August 7, 2017

Daniel D. Wheeler, 59, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at Cottage in the Meadow. Dan was born March 29, 1958 in Yakima to Bill Wheeler and Nancy (Dunbar) Bridges. He grew up in Yakima and attended East Valley High School. He graduated in 1976 and joined the U.S. Navy. He served for 6 years, then returned home where he worked at Keller Fruit and Boise Cascade. He was very skilled in doing...
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Gordon Neal Young

July 23, 1927 - August 4, 2017

Gordon N. Young, 90, passed away peacefully in his home August 4, 2017. He was a life-long resident of Yakima, Washington, graduating from Yakima High School (A.C. Davis) and proudly joining the Navy in order to serve his country during WWII. A natural-born salesman who loved talking with people, Gordon built a successful career working in furniture sales and interior design for Windress and...
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John Edward Hall

December 26, 1932 - August 4, 2017

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Donald E. Taylor

May 15, 1925 - August 4, 2017

Don Taylor, 92, of Yakima, WA, passed away on August 4, 2017. The youngest of twins, Donald Edgar Taylor was born on May 15, 1925 in Fillmore, CA. Known as the Fillmore Flash for his excellent basketball moves, he attended Whitworth University in Spokane where he met and married his wife, Patricia Ann Flowers. After getting his degree in ministry at Fuller Seminary, Don worked for Young Life for...
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Rae C. Keeth

April 15, 1920 - July 31, 2017

My Mother, Rae Keeth, is now with my Dad and her mother in the presence of God Himself. She left this earthly body July 31, 2017 from Blossom Place in Yakima, Washington. Rae was born April 15, 1920 to Clara (Hess) Smith and I.J. Smith in Fielding, Utah. Clara remarried Bert Thomas who raised and loved Rae as one of his very own. Rae was the oldest of five children, Myrtle, Rex, Vem and Bobbie...
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Eric Andrew Halbakken

March 9, 1961 - July 29, 2017

It is with great sadness that we write about the death of Eric Andrew, 56, who was born in Seattle on March 9th, 1961 to Robert and Barbara Halbakken. He died at home in Yakima on July 29th, 2017.He grew up with a lake at his front door, woods to explore and a motorcycle to keep him "flying"!As a member of the Carpenter's Union, he was employed for many years in the construction trade. He became...
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Chester Elbert Robinson

December 28, 1946 - July 29, 2017

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Murl Goddard

March 28, 1929 - July 29, 2017

Murl Goddard, age 88, passed away on Saturday July 29, 2017 at Cottage in the Meadows.Murl was born in Evansville, Arkansas on March 28, 1929, to Charles and Gladys Goddard. Murl worked as a greenskeeper at Elks golf course and was also an avid golfer. He also worked at the Herald-Republic as a newspaper courier. Murl was a hard worker all of his life.He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ...
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R.K. Keyes Smith

June 8, 1927 - July 28, 2017

Robert Keyes "R.K." Smith, 90, died Friday evening July 28, 2017, at Fieldstone Memory Care from the effects of Alzheimer's Disease. He was born on June 8, 1927, in Spokane, WA, second son of Lillian Marea Palmquist and Edgar Eugene Smith. R.K. grew up in Seattle where he graduated from Roosevelt High School and then earned Bachelor and Master Degrees in Art and Education from the University of...
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Dennis Wayne Carlson

May 14, 1947 - July 28, 2017

Our precious father went to heaven July 28, 2017. He was born to John Henry Carlson and Madeline Hipner May 14,1947.He attended school in West Valley. He married his sweetheart, Vicky Carlson, and shared 47 years of marriage until her passing. After getting hitched, Dennis took his senior trip to Vietnam in 1966-68.Dennis was a man who put his family first, teaching us all the meaning of the...
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Eleanor Beatrice Krueger

January 20, 1932 - July 28, 2017

Eleanor Beatrice Krueger passed away peacefully in Yakima, Washington, on July 28, 2017, after a brief battle with cancer. Her loving family was at her side when she took her final breath.Eleanor was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 20, 1932 to Elvira Anderson Sarmiento and Vicente Laureta Sarmiento. The family moved to the Philippines after World War II. Eleanor returned to the United States...
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Robert Roy Heether

October 8, 1924 - July 28, 2017

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Anton Wentz

September 14, 1937 - July 27, 2017

Anton "Tony" Wentz passed away on July 27, 2017 after a long illness, he was 79 years old. Tony was born in Toppenish, WA to Sebastian and Catherine Wentz on September 14, 1937. He married his high school sweetheart, Emily Alair Sutton, in 1956. After serving in the National Guard and the Army, Tony joined the police department in Toppenish in 1963. In 1967, Tony moved his family to Yakima, where...
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Bertie Louise DiPietro

November 11, 1928 - July 26, 2017

November 11, 1928 in Cardin, Oklahoma, Bertie Jeffrey was born the 5th of 6 children to Alexander and Catherine Jeffrey. Both parents died before Bertie's 13th birthday. The family then moved to San Francisco, California in the care of its two oldest siblings, Edna and Art. Bertie was forever grateful to her brother and sister for being there for her.Bertie quickly fell in love with San...
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Joseph Andrew Lenberg

December 2, 1940 - July 24, 2017

After 12 months of unsuccessful first line and clinical trial drug treatment for Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Joe heeded the Lord's call to "Come Home" on July 24, 2017.Joe was born in Tacoma to Alice Anderson and James A Maguire on December 2, 1940. He moved to the Yakima Valley as a child and graduated from Moxee High School in 1959. In 1962 he joined the US Air Force and after basic training was...
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Gregory Vern Cearlock

August 23, 1941 - July 23, 2017

Gregory Vern Cearlock went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, July 23, 2017, exactly a month before his 76th birthday.Greg, known to his friends in days gone by as "Sarge", was born August 23, 1941 in Seattle, Washington and lived in Washington and Oregon until moving to Yakima in the fourth grade. He graduated from Davis High School in 1959, and attended Yakima Valley...
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DeWane Leonard Otto

December 3, 1931 - July 22, 2017

Wane was born on December 3, 1931 to Fred G. Otto and Dora L. (Steffen) Otto. He passed away on July 22, 2017 at his home.Wane entered the Army in 1952-1954; he was honorably discharged.Wane married Anita (Moss) Collier on January 8, 1955 in Seattle, WA. He only worked in Seattle for 1½ years before moving to San Diego, CA where he worked in the roofing industry. He then moved to Longview,...
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Judith Lynn Dills

March 15, 1945 - July 21, 2017

Judith 'Judy' Lynn Dills, 72, of Vancouver, WA, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017. Judy was born on March 15, 1945 in Toppenish, the oldest child of Clifford Levi and Audrey Olive (Davis) La Bombard. Judy was raised in the Yakima Valley and graduated from Wapato High School in 1963. On July 10, 1965, she married her high school sweetheart Dewey Dills in Toppenish, WA. Their love story was a...
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Linda Pearl Eddy

April 16, 1930 - July 20, 2017

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Cecilia Gonzalez Onsurez

May 26, 1940 - July 20, 2017

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Eleanor J. Van Lith

July 19, 1926 - July 17, 2017

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Brandon Ryan Bailey

September 21, 1985 - July 13, 2017

Brandon Ryan Bailey, 31, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 in Spokane, WA. Brandon was born September 21, 1985 in Yakima to Kit (Bolt) and David Bailey. He grew up in Yakima and attended West Valley schools participating in band, JROTC, and playing football while working mowing lawns with his good friend Bruce. Brandon graduated from West Valley High School in 2004 and joined the United States...
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Arttijean Lee Fletcher

April 30, 1923 - July 7, 2017

Arttijean Lee Fletcher, age 94, passed away peacefully on July 7th 2017, at Cottage in the Meadow. Artti was an independent woman who started working at Boeing at age 18, during the war years. She worked at the Yakima Auditor's Office and later at several local warehouses as the bookkeeper. She didn't retire until her 70's. Artti was married to Evans Thompson Fletcher for 25 years. He...
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Carl T. Winters

November 25, 1932 - July 7, 2017

Carl Thomas Winters went to be with our Lord on July 7 in Yakima.Carl was born in Watson, Oklahoma, on Nov. 25, 1932, to Leonard and Bessie Winters.He leaves behind his wife, Virginia Winters of Union Gap, daughter Carla Rutherford of Batesville, Arkansas, and three stepchildren: Alvin Ames, Brenda Armstrong and Robert Ames. He also leaves his sister Margaret Hill of Twisp and numerous nieces and...
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Roy C. Manley

July 10, 1933 - July 6, 2017

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Mary Jane Greene

October 26, 1940 - July 5, 2017

Mary Jane Greene, 76, of Yakima died Wednesday, July 5.Arrangements are by Keith and Keith Funeral Home, www.keithandkeith.com.
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Kristina Louise Burger

August 13, 1971 - July 3, 2017

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Judith Ann Lydin

February 11, 1938 - July 3, 2017

Judy was born in Sunnyside, Washington on February 11, 1938 to Martin and Irma Lydin and passed away on July 3, 2017 from cancer. She moved to Tieton at age one and attended Highland schools, graduating in 1956. She is survived by a brother, Lawrence (Evelyn) of Selah, her children Terry and Joanne of Yakima, a sister-in-law, Maxine Lydin of Yakima, brother-in-law Chuck Cheek (Peggy) of New...
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Mary Hecox

May 20, 1921 - June 29, 2017

Our sweet, beloved mother left us on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the age of 96. She is reunited with the love of her life, Joseph Hecox. Mom was born May 20, 1921 in Sherman, CA to Juan Encinas and Mauricia Enriquez and was raised in Madera CA. She met our dad while working at the Mare Island ammunition factory stenciling bomb casings. It was love at first sight for dad, not so much for mom....
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Donald Clyde Emmons

September 5, 1927 - June 25, 2017

Donald Clyde Emmons passed away June 25th, 2017, at Izzy's Adult Family Home. He was born September 5th, 1927, to Franklin and Pauline Grace Emmons. When Don was 8, his father was killed in an auto accident that left Don, his 6 year old brother, infant sister and mother alone in the middle of the Depression. He became the "man" of the family creating a life-long strong willed, self-reliant care...
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Gavin Daniel Keefe

August 30, 1985 - June 23, 2017

Gavin D. Keefe left us far too soon on June 23rd at age 31. He was born in Yakima and attended West Seattle High School and went on to MSU and EWU.He was passionate about politics and a champion of liberty. He served as Region 6 Director of the Libertarian Party of WA. He was appointed to the Yakima Planning Commission in 2015.He was founder of Liberty Industries, a screen printing and design...
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Ida May Ford

June 8, 1925 - June 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, WA.
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George Herbert Anderson

May 1, 1923 - June 23, 2017

George Herbert Anderson, 94, of Yakima, Washington died peacefully on June 23, 2017. He most recently was a resident of Garden Village Nursing Home, Yakima, WA.George was born on May 1, 1923 in Davenport, Iowa to Swedish immigrant parents: John Adolf Anderson and Mathilda Charlotta Krantz Anderson. George was the youngest of three children and was preceded in death by his parents and brother...
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Ross Leroy Sisk

April 2, 1948 - June 23, 2017

Ross Leroy Sisk, age 69, of Union Gap, was born April 2, 1948 in Yakima, WA to Jack and Lola Sisk. He passed away June 23, 2017, surrounded by loving family at Cottage in the Meadow.Ross graduated from East Valley High School in 1967, and attended Columbia Basin College.Growing up, he loved camping, road trips, and fast cars. He developed an unparalleled aptitude for all things mechanical, which...
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Melvin Arnold Frans

July 7, 1920 - June 19, 2017

Mel Frans was born July 7, 1920 and died June 19, 2017. Mel was a man who enjoyed his family, enjoyed camping, fishing, going out to eat, cruising and his little dog Bee Bee. Together with his wife Opal, they raised a daughter, and a family consisting of five generations. Mel was born in Auburn, WA. There he graduated high school and joined the U.S. Coast Guard. Mel proudly served and...
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Johnnie Roger Roberts

March 9, 1945 - June 18, 2017

March 9, 1945 ~ June 18, 2017 A great man was called home on Father's Day, June 18, 2017.Growing up, he was Dad to us and all of our friends. Once he became a grandpa, he was known as Papa to so many that never knew his real name. He welcomed them all into the family just like his own, and they all loved him just like their own!Every time he saw you, he would try to have a new joke for you! He...
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Winston E. Kean

May 6, 1919 - June 18, 2017

Winston E. Kean, the last surviving child of Bill and Virginia Kean, passed away June 18, 2017 at the age of 98. He was born in Antlers Oklahoma on May 6th, 1919. During the depression, his family moved from farm to farm as work became available. In 1934 the family of eight loaded into a homemade camper with all their belongings and their piano and headed for Washington, landing outside Yakima in...
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Richard Gordon Schuster

August 13, 1937 - June 16, 2017

Richard Gordon Schuster went to join his ancestors on June 16, 2017. Richard was born Friday, August 13, 1937 in Holmwood Township, Jewell County, Kansas. He was the second of five children born to Clare Howard Schuster and Zelda June Broyles. Richard was raised on the family farm and attended local schools graduating from Superior High School in 1955. On August 24, 1959 Richard and Norma Jean...
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Inga Lula Veley

October 18, 1923 - June 15, 2017

Inga L. Veley, 93, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Yakima, WA. She was born on October 18, 1923 in Keene, North Dakota to Erling and Alma (Olson) Garmann.She married the love of her life Carl Leon Veley. He preceded her in death in 1985. The family lived in a number of places including theYakima Valley, Seattle, Walla Walla, Sun City West, AZ and Depoe Bay, OR. Inga helped support...
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Jerry Lee Potts, Sr.

March 12, 1944 - June 14, 2017

Jerry Lee Potts Sr., age 73, passed away June 14, 2017 surrounded by the love of his family.He was born to Mr. Woodrow Holley and Doris M. Francis Potts on March 12, 1944 in Centralia, IL. During Jerry's early life, his family moved around following his father's occupation in the oil fields.On one such move during his senior year in high school, he met a Miss. Marsha Buckels, who after a two year...
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Keith Wallace Owen

July 22, 1922 - June 11, 2017

Keith was born to Clinton C. and Ruth Owen July 22nd, 1922 at 2 a.m. in Seattle, Washington. The family moved to Yakima where Keith was baptized March 7th, 1936 at Yakima Christian Church. Keith attended Yakima High School. His family spent many days in the mountains fostering his love of the outdoors. He spent Summers on Chinook Pass fishing and hiking. Keith was a member of the YMCA and had a...
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Beatrice Irigoin

September 10, 1927 - June 11, 2017

1927-2017Beatrice passed away and went to join her husband and family into the presence of our lord Jesus. Beatrice is survived by her sisters, Margarite, Mayie, Lena, Regine and by her brother Raymond. She will be remembered by her children, Paul and Debbie, and by her grandchildren, Michael, Sarah and Katherin, and by her numerous friends. Beatrice grew up in France and suffered through Nazi...
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Linda Lee Lombard

April 7, 1936 - June 10, 2017

Linda L. Lombard, 81, passed away on June 10th, 2017 in Yakima, WA. She was born on April 7, 1936 in Olympia, WA to Lionel R. and Ruby C. Patton.Linda married Benjamin on July 10th, 1959 in Olympia, WA. The two settled in Yakima, WA. Linda was known by community and friends for her out going, caring and generous personality. She actively volunteered in the community and enjoyed skiing and playing...
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Hedy E. Gray

May 11, 1925 - June 9, 2017

Hedy E. Gray passed away June 9, 2017 in Vancouver, WA at the age of 92. Hedy was born May 11, 1925 in Yakima, Washington, the daughter of Adeline and Emil Kosch. Hedy was baptized, confirmed and married at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Yakima and lived there all of her life until her husband died and she moved to Vancouver, WA to be near her son, Gary, and family.Hedy married Dale Gray...
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Timothy Brundage

October 6, 1948 - June 7, 2017

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Mary Michael Rogers

October 17, 1948 - June 7, 2017

Mary Michael (Mendenhall) Rogers passed on June 7, 2017 after her battle with cancer. Even after her diagnosis she approached each day with a gracious attitude, always looking forward to seize the day.Mary is survived by her husband Greg, her son Gavin and daughter-in-law Kaitlyn, her daughter Katy and son-in-law Seth, her grandchildren Emory, Jackson, Maryn, and Reagan, her brother Craig and...
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Varin Sasser

December 12, 1921 - June 5, 2017

Varin "Goob" Sasser, 95, died Monday, June 5, 2017 in Whatcom County. Goob was born in Marion County Arkansas, December 12, 1921 to Joseph and Bernice Sasser. After graduation from Bruno (AR) High School, Goob married Florene Moreau and the young couple moved to the Yakima area to work in the orchards. Goob enlisted in the Navy and served in the South Pacific as a member of the 42nd Construction...
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Darleen Jennie Schefsky

December 7, 1927 - June 4, 2017

Our Lord sent an angel to relieve Darlene Schefsky of her earthly calling on June 4, 2017. She now resides in the presents of His grace and glory. Faith and trust in the Lord were the cornerstones of Darlene's life.Darlene came into this world on December 7, 1927 amidst a record snowstorm in Brazeau, Wisconsin. The delivering doctor arrived at the farm in a horse drawn buggy. Yes, a home birth...
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Minnie Jeffers Fletcher

July 4, 1927 - June 3, 2017

"Jeff" Fletcher, of Yakima, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Cottage in the Meadow. She was born on July 4, 1927 at Clarkfield, Minnesota to Raymond R. and Hazel Mae (Kenton) Jeffers.At age 2 ½, her family moved to Mahtowa, a small town in northern Minnesota. She completed the first six years of her education in a one room schoolhouse named "Beehive" and graduated from Barnum High...
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Ronald Roy King

July 18, 1944 - June 2, 2017

Ronald R. King July 18, 1944- June 2, 2017Ron was born in Tacoma on July 18, 1944 to Dr. Clarence and Lillian Beckes King on their 13th Wedding Anniversary. When he was 2, the family moved to Grandview where his father opened a dental practice after the war. They bought a 10 ½ acre Cherry, Pear and Grape orchard and leased it out to the neighbor. Ron spent many an hour working on the ranch....
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Ashley Nicole Guthrie

July 20, 1985 - June 1, 2017

The beautiful Ashley Nichole Guthrie was taken from us much too soon on June 1, 2017. She was born July 20, 1985 in Yakima, Washington. Ashley was a wife and mother to her four children. Her pride and joy were her children.Ashley loved her children and her family more than anything. She loved to laugh and make people laugh. Ashley is survived by her children, Twilah, Katie, PJ, Ciarrah; her...
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