Our Obituaries

Gavin Daniel Keefe

August 30, 1985 - June 23, 2017

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Ida May Ford

June 8, 1925 - June 23, 2017

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George Herbert Anderson

May 1, 1923 - June 23, 2017

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Ross Leroy Sisk

April 2, 1948 - June 23, 2017

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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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William B. Starkey

October 28, 1937 - May 29, 2017

Bill Starkey passed away May 29th, 2017 at the age of 79 in Vancouver, WA. He was born to William and Lois Starkey on October 28th, 1937, in Portland, Oregon. He is survived by 5 children, Sheree (Reuel) Batayola, Beth (Larry) Coffman, Kathy (Leon) Assink, Patty (Ray) Pankey & Andrew (Elizabeth) Starkey, 17 Grandchildren , 16 Great Grandchildren along with two daughters from a previous...
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Helen Mary Thomas

April 28, 1916 - May 28, 2017

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D.J. James McConnell

March 16, 1929 - May 28, 2017

D.J. "Bud" McConnell, 88, passed away on May 28, 2017 in Yakima, WA. He was born on March 16, 1929 in Williston, North Dakota to Howard J. and Avonia L. (MacKenzie) McConnell.Bud received his early education in Williston and Grafton, North Dakota before the family settled in Yakima, where he graduated from high school with the class of 1947. He went on to serve proudly in the U.S. Army during the...
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Cynthia Marie Shockley

January 20, 1946 - May 28, 2017

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Debbie Susan Traub Traub-Inlow

January 4, 1957 - May 28, 2017

Debbie Traub-Inlow, age 60, passed away May 28, 2017 after a long battle with many health issues. She was born in Rockford, Illinois on January 4, 1957. Debbie and family moved to the Yakima area where she received her early education at Highland High School. Through a twist of fate Debbie married the love of her life Rick Traub on June 17, 1977 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.Debbie felt her kids,...
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Mary Eileen Schumacker

June 23, 1932 - May 27, 2017

Mary Eileen Schumacker passed from this Earth on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Yakima Regional Hospital surrounded by her children and loved ones. To the end she displayed the strength and tenacity for life that had saved her in so many crises in the past. Her family dearly hoped that she would be with them longer but her time had come.Mary was born in Seattle, WA June 23, 1932, to Orion and...
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Joshua Daniel Pottenger Sprague

November 21, 1977 - May 25, 2017

Joshua Pottenger Sprague, age 39, of Yakima, WA passed away suddenly in his home Thursday, May 25, 2017.He is survived by his mother, Terri Sprague of Bozeman, MT; sister Kendal Wangler of Selah; two brothers, Dakota Wangler of Selah and Dylan Cyr of Seattle, WA; grandparents Craig and Lajune Kitelinger of Yakima, WA. Also a part of his family included a niece, several cousins, several aunts and...
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Wanda H. Louman

April 16, 1926 - May 24, 2017

Wanda H. Louman, 91, of Yakima passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.Wanda was born in Tacoma, Washington on April 16, 1926 to Haldis and Clifford Hanson. She was raised in Tacoma and graduated from Stadium High School in 1945 where she was the business manager for the school paper. Wanda began her office and bookkeeping career while still in high school working for a local furnace...
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Betty Jane Page

November 9, 1937 - May 24, 2017

Betty J Page, age 79, of Yakima passed away on May 24, 2017 to be united with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.Mom was born in Japton, Arkansas to Lester and Audy McChristian on November 9, 1937. Her family moved from Arkansas to Yakima in 1953. She met her future husband, Jess Page, and after Jess returned from his Army tour in Korea, they were married in May of 1955. They were blessed with...
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Genevieve Ramona MacDonald

February 19, 1917 - May 24, 2017

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Robert Jay Vierra

September 4, 1941 - May 22, 2017

Robert "Bob" Jay Vierra passed away peacefully in his home on May 22nd, 2017 in Yakima, WA after a long battle with cancer. Bob was 75 years of age and was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing.Bob was born on September 4th, 1941 in Eureka, CA to Gladys and Tony Vierra. He graduated from high school in 1960 in Yakima, WA. Bob married Pat Dalton, his best friend, soulmate and love...
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George John Lewis

September 24, 1953 - May 21, 2017

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LeRon Edwin Rochel

August 15, 1934 - May 20, 2017

LeRon "Ron" Edwin Rochel, 82, of Yakima passed away at his home on May 20, 2017. Ron was born to LeRoy Rochel and Myrtle (Dorn) Rochel in Osceola, WI and grew up in Shafer, MN. When he was sixteen, his family moved to Yakima where he graduated from Highland High School in 1954. He served in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1958. He married Nancy Woodin in 1963 and together they had...
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Erma Alice Simmons

March 14, 1924 - May 19, 2017

Erma Alice (Simpson) Simmons was born March 14, 1924 to James Wesley Simpson and Hazel Cora Lake in Mabton, Washington. Erma was married to Charles Allen Simmons on October 31, 1941 in Wapato, Washington. Erma and Al had two sons, Ted and Ron. Erma and Al both grew up in Wapato where they decided to settle for over 45 years and raise their two boys. During those years, it was devotion to husband,...
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Evelyn Millie DeWeese

June 18, 1933 - May 18, 2017

Our beloved Mom, Grandma and Sister, Evelyn Millie DeWeese, 83, passed away on May 18, 2017 in Selah, WA. She was born on June 18, 1933 in Zinc, AK to William Robert and Hettie (Buie) Nalley.Evelyn married Curtis Walter DeWeese in August of 1951. In 1952, employment brought them to the Yakima Valley where Curtis worked in the forests as a logger while Evelyn worked in the orchards. They decided...
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Walter Albert Slater

November 13, 1928 - May 18, 2017

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Margrit Hanna Chinen

January 26, 1934 - May 16, 2017

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Atilano Chavez Galindo

July 9, 1917 - May 14, 2017

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Juanita Hernandez Hugill

October 1, 1961 - May 14, 2017

Juana (Juanita) Hernandez Hugill, beloved wife of Robert Hugill, and cherished mother of Alex and Samantha, and step-son Zachery Hugill. She passed away on Mother's Day, May 14, 2017 in the loving embrace of her family. Juanita was born October 1, 1961 in San Francisco Del Rincon GTO, Mexico. She received her early education in Mexico and moved with her family to Yakima, WA, where she later...
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Billie Ruth Sevier

May 17, 1927 - May 14, 2017

Billie Ruth Sevier went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 14, 2017. She was born on May 17, 1927 in Rush, Arkansas to her parents, James and Maude Bundy.As a teenager her family moved from Arkansas, stopping briefly for work in Arizona, and then settled in the Yakima Valley. During World War II she was introduced and smitten by a man in a Navy uniform. Her courtship was very brief as her...
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Hazel Flory Peterson

July 17, 1924 - May 13, 2017

Hazel Flory Peterson, 92, of Yakima, WA, peacefully passed away on May 13, 2017 at Cottage in the Meadow, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 17, 1924 in Placerville, CA to Wood Oliver and Anne (Flory) McClintock. She was raised and educated in central California and graduated from Reedley Junior College. She married Robert R. Peterson on September 24, 1944. Together they had 3...
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Virginia Mary Van Doren

February 14, 1937 - May 13, 2017

Virginia Van Doren passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Cottage in the Meadow.Virginia was born February 14, 1937 to Kimball and Virginia Schmella and was raised on the family farm in Toppenish, Washington. She attended school in Toppenish and graduated valedictorian of her class in 1955. She attended Yakima Valley College and Central Washington University, where she earned her bachelor's...
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Linda Faye Broderson Woods

May 1, 1948 - May 13, 2017

Linda Faye (Broderson) Woods, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister & friend passed away on May 13th 2017 in Yakima, WA surrounded by her loving family. She was 69 and born in Yakima, WA on May 1st 1948 to Alfred & Marjorie Broderson. She was raised in Yakima, WA.She married James Earl Woods on October 17th 1966 in Yakima, WA. Together they had 1 daughter, Angela Marie Woods, and 1...
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Carol B. Cobleigh

October 28, 1930 - May 13, 2017

Carol B. Cobleigh of Selah, 86, passed away May 13, 2017 after a brief struggle with pneumonia.Carol was born October 28, 1930 in Burr Oak, Kansas to Cecil and Tressie Gossard. She was the third of three sisters. Her father was a farmer and the Dust Bowl of the 1930s made it impossible to continue living in Kansas, so her family moved west to Greenleaf, Idaho, where relatives and friends were...
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Garrett William Rupp

October 31, 1981 - May 12, 2017

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Mark J. Hanses

February 26, 1938 - May 11, 2017

Mark J. Hanses On May 11, 2017, Mark J. Hanses, 79, passed into the loving arms of his Lord after fighting a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). In dealing with this illness for the past 5 years, Mark gave new meaning to the word "courage". His late sister, Lois (Hanses) Champoux who also died of ALS, shared with Mark her definition of the word "courage" and he lived by it every...
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Charles Ervin Wilmoth

June 10, 1947 - May 10, 2017

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Rogelio Cantu

November 26, 1936 - May 9, 2017

Rogelio Cantu, 80, of Tieton, passed away May 9, 2017 in Yakima, WA. He was born November 26, 1936 in Donna, Texas, to Elijio and Matilda Cantu.Rogelio moved to Washington when he was 17. He met the love of his life, Dora, and they were married for 47 years before she passed away in 2009. He learned the orchard management business from the ground up and worked for Keller Fruit for over 40 years...
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Howard Theodore Ulmer

September 23, 1935 - May 8, 2017

Howard T. Ulmer, 81, of Yakima died Monday, May 8.Arrangments are by Keith and Keith Funeral Home, www.keithandkeith.com.
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Thelma L. Marshall

August 2, 1922 - May 6, 2017

Thelma Louise Marshall died on Saturday morning, May 6, 2017. She was born Thelma L. Jacobsen on August 2, 1922 in Vananda, Montana (its ghost town still remains). Due to her father's association with a regional bank, the family lived in several cities in central and eastern Montana (Great Falls, Lewistown, Livingston, Forsyth, and Miles City). She graduated 14th in a class of 250 from Custer...
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Mildred Juanita Stingley Thompson

August 31, 1922 - May 6, 2017

Mildred "Nita" Juanita Stingley Thompson passed away May 6, 2017 in Yakima, WA. She was born in Burke, Washington, August 31, 1922 to Mary and William Stingley. She spent her early years in Quincy, WA and went to school there. Nita moved to a farm in outlook Washington in 1940. She met and married the love of her life Eugene Thompson also called Gene or Geno. They had one daughter...
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Patricia Lucille Bowers

November 5, 1931 - May 5, 2017

Patricia L. Bowers passed away on May 5, 2017, after a strong and courageous fight with cancer.Patricia was born November 5, 1931 in Cedaredge, Colorado to Sterl and Lucille Bowers, then at the age of four moved to White Bluffs, Washington. She continued to spend her younger years between Colorado with her grandparents and in Washington State with her parents. Graduated from Wapato High School in...
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Yvonne Cardella Johnson

November 14, 1936 - May 4, 2017

Yvonne "Evie" Cardella Johnson passed peacefully Thursday, May 4, 2017 in Vancouver, WA where she had lived since 2011.Cardella Johnson was born in Seattle, WA on November 14, 1936 to parents Carl & Della Sulky, and was raised by her father and stepmother, Olga. At a young age Cardella moved with her family to Selah, WA where she attended school and graduated at age 17 from Selah High School...
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SallyJo Braun

January 20, 1933 - May 3, 2017

SALLYJO BRAUN Born January 20, 1933 in Yakima to Lex and Tress Anderson. Sally was an honor student, class of 1951, Yakima High School. Sally really enjoyed the stage and was in lots of plays, singing and dancing, radio class, the ball games. Good clean fun with her close friends were all part of the times. From high school came college at North Western school of nursing in Chicago. Sally met and...
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Barbara Kay Hallauer

July 22, 1940 - May 3, 2017

After a courageous fight with cancer, Barbara Kay Hallauer left Yakima on May 3, 2017 to be with her savior. Barb was born on July 22, 1940 at the Indian Hospital in Claremont, Oklahoma to Clarence Hartzog and Lucille McLish. She arrived in Yakima at the age of 6 after living in Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Tacoma. For the next 70 years she made Yakima and the lower valley her home. ...
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Bettye Marie Denman

April 12, 1936 - May 3, 2017

Bettye Marie Fisher Denman, was born April 12, 1936 on Easter Sunday in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Herman and Myrtle Fisher. She lived in Scottsbluff until she was seven years old. She then moved to the Yakima Valley in 1943 with her parents, brothers, sisters, and other relatives.Bettye attended Moxee School District through the 2nd grade, and then moved to Yakima. She attended Yakima schools...
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Barbara Jean Klingele

October 31, 1940 - May 1, 2017

Barbara Jean (Hawkins) Klingele, formerly of Wapato, Washington, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017, at Cottage in the Meadow.Barbara was born October 31, 1940, in Yakima, Washington, to Lawson H. Hawkins and Leona B. (Clifford) Hawkins. She grew up in Yakima with her 3 sisters: Loretta, Shirley, and Nina. When Barbara was 5, she broke her lower back and was in Orthopedic Hospital in Seattle for six...
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Neil D. Prescott

June 23, 1928 - April 30, 2017

Neil D. Prescott, Jr. age 88, passed away early in the evening on Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Yakima, WA. He was born June 23, 1928, in Spokane, WA to Neil D. Prescott, Sr. and Anna K. Prescott. He spent his entire adult life in the Spokane Valley. He married Ramona Jean Compton on August 1st, 1950. They were married for 65 years. She preceded him in death in December 2015. Neil graduated from...
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Virginia E. McConnell

May 21, 1923 - April 30, 2017

Virginia McConnell, 93, was born May 21, 1923 in Snoqualmie, WA and passed away on April 30, 2017 in Shoreline, WA.At the age of 3, she moved to Selah, WA where she resided until age 80.Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Wayne, her parents, Robert and Audrey Thompson, her brothers, Robert, Eugene and Richard Thompson.She is survived by her sister, Barbara Zarley and...
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Betty Jo Light

July 5, 1926 - April 30, 2017

On April 30th, 2017, heaven was awaiting the arrival of Betty Jo (McClung) Light with a grand celebration like no other. Knowing this is a great comfort to her family whom she was surrounded by as she passed, and will miss her more than words can express.Betty was the true definition of matriarch as she exuded the power of leadership by example to not only her family, but to all those around her....
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Grace Elizabeth Beeghly

October 14, 1926 - April 30, 2017

On April 30th, 2017, Grace (Betty) Beeghly went home to be with the Lord. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Terrace Heights. Her son, Mike Beeghly, his wife, Dianne, and daughter Barbara were by her side.Betty was born October 14th, 1926 to William Heron and Catherine (Heron) Dunnett in Yakima. She attended school in Cowiche. As a teenage girl she helped her dad milk cows and...
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Judith Linda Aguirre

November 22, 1938 - April 30, 2017

Judi Aguirre of Yakima, WA passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at home with her family by her side at the age of 78. She was born in Yakima, WA on November 22, 1938 to F. Walter and Helen Shields. Judi graduated from Moxee High School in 1957 and continues her friendships with her dear friends from her class.On December 9, 1957, she married Nash Aguirre in Coeur d'Alene, ID. During their 59...
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Bennett Roy Smeltzer

January 5, 1929 - April 30, 2017

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Mary Frances Ring Van Eaton

April 5, 1926 - April 29, 2017

Mary Ring Van Eaton passed away peacefully at Brookdale Assisted Living Center in Yakima, Washington on April 29, 2017. Her daughters Nancy and Christine and granddaughter Anne were with her at the end.Mary was born April 5, 1926 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Roscoe and Zelma Brown. She spent most of her school years in Hot Springs until her father was hired by Dupont to work at the Hanford Nuclear...
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Carlos C. Salas

July 13, 1936 - April 27, 2017

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Curtis Clyde Akland

January 24, 1940 - April 27, 2017

Curt slipped gently into God's eternity April 27, 2017 after a few hours at the Cottage in the Meadow. Curt was born in Denhoff, North Dakota on January 24, 1940 to Olaf Akland and Bertha Siegele Akland. At the age of 6 they sold the farm and community store and headed for California. Having relatives in Yakima they planned to spend the winter but Olaf got a job with CropKing and they settled...
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Robert Lane Smith

June 7, 1946 - April 27, 2017

Our beloved Dad, Grandpa, and Brother went to spend eternity with our Heavenly Father, and his soulmate Evelena "Ollie" Smith on April 25, 2017. Robert was born in Dustin, Oklahoma to TJ and Irene (Fields) Smith on June 6, 1946. He was registered with the Muskogee Tribe.Robert was an avid collector. He was very wise with antiques and collectibles. He enjoyed spending quality time with his family....
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Virgie E. Reidt

February 16, 1928 - April 26, 2017

Virgie Ellen Reidt, 89, was called to her heavenly home on April 26, 2017, with family by her side. She joins many family members gone before her.Mom was one of twelve children, born to William Edward and Hazel Alice (Banning) Carmichael on February 16, 1928 in Pawnee, Oklahoma. Mom and her family moved to Bremerton, Washington when she was 14 years old. There she met and married her first...
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Jose Guadalupe Arellano

September 17, 1969 - April 26, 2017

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Amalia Morales Cuevas

April 10, 1957 - April 24, 2017

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VelmaJean Jean Robinson

August 12, 1938 - April 23, 2017

VelmaJean Robinson was born five minutes before her twin brother, Van, on August 12, 1938 in Denver, Colorado. Her parents and their families were Germans from Russia who farmed land east of Denver. The family had moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, so the children could attend Union College by the time she left to study nursing in Loma Linda, California. Two weeks after arriving she met William Robinson...
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Salvador Ramos

December 27, 1931 - April 22, 2017

Salvador (Sal) Ramos passed away on April 22, 2017. He was born on December 27, 1931 in Garlin, Utah.Sal lived a good long life and was content to sit in the sun and do his carving. He carved and gave away many beautiful canes and statues.He is survived by his wife, LouAnn; children Connie Rieker, David Morrison, and George Bayes; grandchildren David (Shaela) Rieker, Adam (Jessica) Rieker, and...
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Joyce Naiden Cockrum

November 13, 1940 - April 21, 2017

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Beverly Jean Fuller

October 4, 1923 - April 21, 2017

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Meryl Jean Hayes

April 6, 1937 - April 20, 2017

Meryl Jean (Cameron) Hayes, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed peacefully on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Willow Springs.Meryl was born in Ellensburg on April 6, 1937 to Alma and William (Bud) Cameron. The oldest of 3 children, Meryl graduated from Kittitas High School in 1955 where she was active in school activities and cheerleading.Meryl married William (Bill) Hayes on...
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Ronald Edward Raver

August 31, 1963 - April 19, 2017

Ronald Edward Raver, 53, was called home by our Lord and Savior, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was born on August 31, 1963 in Yakima, Washington to Ron and Penny (Schneider) Raver. Ron was raised in Selah and graduated from Selah High School in 1981. His entire career was in construction as a Heavy Equipment Operator. He worked on major jobs all over Washington and Idaho...
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Richard Lee McConnell

December 31, 1932 - April 19, 2017

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Dale Robert Bundy

April 18, 2017

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Ramona Ann Murray

March 22, 1929 - April 18, 2017

Ramona Ann Nielsen Murray, a sixty-four year resident of the Wenas Valley, was born March 22, 1929, in Upland, Nebraska, to Olga Johnson Nielsen and Niels C. Nielsen, who named her after a song. Her grandparents were first generation Danish immigrants who came to this country hoping to farm in the fertile land of Nebraska. Mom was proud of her "100% Dane" heritage. The youngest of six (brothers...
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Barbara Louise Lavender

February 22, 1932 - April 18, 2017

Barbara Louise (Ice) Lavender, 85, entered her heavenly home on April 18, 2017, while at Cottage in The Meadow in Yakima, WA. She was born on February 22, 1932, to Cecil and Thelma (Mahan) Ice in Pond Fork, Missouri.Barbara owned and operated Lindy's Restaurant and Workman's Café. After the businesses were sold she worked as a Dietary Manager at Community Osteopathic Hospital until her...
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Lueron Cleo Ward

April 15, 1953 - April 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, WA.
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William Maurice Guthrie, Sr.

May 15, 1934 - April 15, 2017

William "Bill" Maurice Guthrie Sr., 82, passed away on April 15, 2017 in Yakima, WA. from advanced Alzheimer dementia. He was born on May 15, 1934 in Fairgrove, MO to Lewis W. and Josephine L. (Jacoby) Guthrie.Bill graduated from Yakima High School in 1953; then served for two years in the U.S. Navy. He married Helen Campbell on February 8, 1956 in Yakima, WA. Together they raised a son Bill...
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Ronald E. Hill

April 22, 1941 - April 14, 2017

Ronald Edwin Hill left this earth for the Big House upstairs on Friday, April 14, 2017. Now our beloved husband, daddy, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend is catching up with family and friends who have gone before him, breathing free and living without pain.Ron (75) was born on April 22, 1941, in Wapato, Washington, to Edwin and Velma Hill. He attended school in Wapato and graduated in 1959...
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Elaine Ethyle Woodall

July 7, 1941 - April 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, WA.
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Maxwell Cordona Bacon

April 12, 1982 - April 12, 2017

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Linda Lee Hendrickson

June 8, 1940 - April 12, 2017

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Michael Robert Nixon

May 13, 1943 - April 12, 2017

Michael Robert Nixon, 73, of Yakima, WA, passed away April 12, 2017 with his wife Mert by his side. He was born May 13, 1943 in Pasco, WA to Robert Alexander Nixon Jr. and Dorothy Katheleen (Ridely) Nixon.Mike graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1961, and attended Whitworth College (University) where he received a BA in Sociology and Psychology. While in college he met and married his first...
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Raul Razo

April 10, 2017 - April 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, WA.
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Antonio Sy Chua

June 1, 1936 - April 10, 2017

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Robert James Kuehl

November 30, 1952 - April 7, 2017

Robert James Kuehl passed away in Yakima, WA on Friday, April 7, 2017 at the age of 64. Robert is joined with his parents Donald David Kuehl and Birdie Lee Genevieve Fryar Kuehl.Robert is lovingly remembered and survived by his four children and their spouses, Matthew and Tracie McGee, Donald and Ginalyn Kuehl, Darrell and Ariel Kuehl, and James Kuehl, and his seven grandchildren, Adelalyn, Alex,...
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Guy Loudon

December 7, 1926 - April 6, 2017

Guy Loudon, Jr., 90, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Cottage in the Meadow on April 6, 2017. He lived life fully until stricken with a bad combination of sicknesses, beginning in January.Guy was born in Yakima on December 7, 1926, the middle son of Guy and Kathryn (Schreiner) Loudon, Sr. and is survived by his awesome wife, Carol, and his children, Guy Loudon, III (Yakima), Debbie...
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Dolores Rose Bryce

March 8, 1926 - April 6, 2017

Dolores Rose Bryce was born March 8, 1926 and died April 6, 2017 at the age of 91.A family party celebrating her life will be held this summer. There will be laughter, stories and her favorite foods - bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches and chocolate sundaes.She and her husband Dick Bryce met in Hawaii and married in Seattle. They lived out their life together in Montana and Washington. Five...
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June Marie Schroeder

June 7, 1938 - April 6, 2017

June Marie Schroeder, 78, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in Selah, WA. She was born on June 7, 1938 in Oglesby, Illinois to Donald and Olga (Mayzak) Donovan Sr. The family moved to San Bernardino, CA where she graduated from Pacific High School with the class of 1956.After being widowed at an early age, June married the love of her life Linus R. Schroeder on September 5, 1964 in Las Vegas...
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James R. Volkman

May 25, 1925 - April 4, 2017

James R. VolkmanMr. Volkman was born May 22, 1925 in Cottonwood, Minnesota and died April 4, 2017 in Vancouver, Washington.It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, James R. Volkman. His parents were August and Anna Lorenz Volkman and he was the youngest of five children. The family farm was in Amiret, Minnesota.At the age of seventeen, he...
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James Rodney Volkman

May 22, 1925 - April 4, 2017

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Janice Buckler

September 10, 1961 - April 4, 2017

Janice Buckler, 55, from Yakima, WA, fell gracefully into an eternal slumber Sunday, April 2, 2017. Janice was born Sept. 10, 1961 in Brigham City, Utah. She has lived many places but had set roots in Yakima, WA for the last 24 years, where she worked, ran a business, managed her rentals and raised her family. Janice is survived by her close family in Yakima which include; Husband - David Edward...
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David L. McClung

January 14, 1947 - April 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, WA.
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William Alan Stewart

April 9, 1943 - April 1, 2017

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Janet Joy Wingerter

July 6, 1944 - April 1, 2017

Janet Joy (Voelker) Wingerter passed away at Harborview Medical Center on April 1st 2017. She was surrounded by her family at her side. Janet was born on July 6th, 1944 to Cecil and Hester Voelker of Yakima. She graduated from Davis High School, class of 1962. In 1963 Janet married Conrad Wingerter at Saint Paul Cathedral. Janet worked at the Penny Press Publications for many years and retired...
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