Our Obituaries

Barbara Ellen Whittle

May 15, 1931 - December 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, WA.
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Morae Smyth

March 12, 1921 - December 9, 2017

Morae was born March 12, 1921 in Pyatt, Arkansas to Arthur W. and Goldie (Price) Waters. In 1937, Arthur moved the family to WA, settling on the Smyth Ranch on Naches Heights where Morae met her future husband William. William and Morae were married Oct. 12, 1940. They were married 64 years when William died on Nov. 2, 2004.They had two children, Joan and Richard. Morae was a homemaker until...
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Theresa Marie Gasseling

April 30, 1922 - December 8, 2017

Theresa Gasseling, 95, passed away peacefully December 8, 2017. Theresa was known for her kind heart, sweet personality and love for her family. Mom was born to Adam and Mary Hornsberger on April 30, 1922 in Yakima, WA. She was the youngest sister of Kate Siegmeth, Ann Allan, Leone Borton and Margaret Carey-Withers. She graduated from Yakima Senior High School in 1941. After graduation, she...
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Connie Sharon Mead

March 2, 1936 - December 7, 2017

Connie Sharon Mead passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on December 7, 2017, at the age of 79 in Yakima, WA. Connie was born in Juneau, Alaska, and moved to the Seattle area in her 20's, settling in Des Moines, WA, later moving to Stretch Island, WA in the mid 70's. She spent her entire career in shipping and container freight, working for Alaska Steamship, American Mail Lines, then 24...
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William Charles Yergen

June 16, 1929 - December 7, 2017

William C. Yergen Jr., 88, a gentle loving child of God, left his earthly bonds and joined our Heavenly Father and loved ones in Heaven on December 7, 2017.Bill was born June 16, 1929 in Yakima, Washington. He passed away in the loving arms of his wife of 67 years, Marion Yergen.A lifelong orchardist, Bill served in the United States Navy from 1947 until 1950. Bill served with the rank of AL3...
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Gary Donald Swart

April 21, 1935 - December 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, WA.
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Joshua E. Simpson

November 4, 1979 - December 5, 2017

Joshua Edward Simpson, 38, left this earth to be with Jesus on Dec. 5, 2017. Joshua, born and raised in Yakima, had been hospitalized in Spokane for several months prior to his sudden passing. Joshua was born on Nov. 4, 1979 in Yakima, to Robert Simpson and Linda Chandler (formerly Simpson). He attended Robertson elementary, Franklin Junior High, and Eisenhower High School. He was extremely good...
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Ada Carol Gillette

November 1, 1951 - December 4, 2017

Ada C. Gillette of Yakima, WA died Monday, December 4, 2017. She was born November 1, 1951 in Yakima, Washington to Jerome Zimmerman and Edie E. Dockins.There will be a Celebration of Ada's live in the spring of 2018.Arrangements are by Keith & Keith Funeral Home.
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Melissa Pearl Martin

February 14, 1977 - December 4, 2017

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Evelyn Mary Holt

July 18, 1919 - December 3, 2017

Evelyn Mary Holt, 98, passed away quietly and peacefully to be with Jesus on December 3rd, 2017.Evelyn was born July 18th, 1919 in Wapato, WA to John F. Shelley and Alice (Heckman) Shelley. Her family moved to Yakima when she was 6 years old. She graduated from Davis High School and Yakima Business College.She married her brother's best friend, Paul Holt, on Christmas Day 1941. During the war...
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MaryLynne Bergener

March 22, 1954 - December 1, 2017

MaryLynne Bergener, age 63, wife of Brad W Bergener passed away on Monday, December 1, 2017, at Toppenish Community Hospital. MaryLynne is survived by her children Justin and his wife Celise, Angela and her husband Jacob, Heidi and her husband Jake, and Blake.On March 22, 1954 in Goldendale, Washington she was born Mary-Lynne Prothero, to Harold Lynn and Maybelle Elizabeth Prothero.She has twin...
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Margaret Virginia Rennie

March 8, 1926 - November 29, 2017

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Danny Ray Dodd

July 5, 1947 - November 29, 2017

Danny Dodd of Yakima, Washington, age 70, joined many family members and friends in the presence of the Lord on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, after a short illness. Born in Harrison, Arkansas to Joe and Marie Dodd, he was the eldest of four siblings. The family moved to Alaska when he was 14, at which time he met his future wife, Pat, whom he was married to for 52 years. His love of guitar...
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Eula May Herron

June 7, 1928 - November 29, 2017

Surrounded by her devoted family, Eula gently passed into The Savior's loving arms on November 29, 2017. On June 7, 1928 Eula was born in Craig, Colorado to Tom and Rosa Teel and, later, as a small child, moved with her family to the Yakima Valley during the 1930s and the hardships of the Great Depression. Eula was a student at North Yakima High School (known now as A.C Davis HS) when she met the...
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John Edward Taylor

March 9, 1961 - November 29, 2017

John Edward Taylor, age 56, passed away on November 28, 2017 in Mt. Vernon, Washington. John was born on March 9, 1961 in Yakima, Washington to loving parents Arthur Freeman Jr. and Lavon Dean Holt Taylor.John was the youngest of six siblings with his older siblings being Robert, Teresa, Colleen, Art III, and Deborah. He received his early education at Davis High school. While John was...
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Dorothy Cleman Hall

November 15, 1913 - November 28, 2017

Dorothy Cleman Hall passed away in Yakima, WA on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the age of 104 years 13 days.Dorothy was born on the family dairy ranch in the lower Wenas area north of Selah to Edward (Ted) Cleman and Frances (Watt) Cleman on November 15, 1913. She was the third of four daughters.Dorothy began her education at the Cleman one-room school house; she graduated from Yakima High...
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Geraldine Pearl Gangle

May 25, 1931 - November 28, 2017

Geraldine 'Gerry' Pearl Gangle (David), born on Monday, May 25, 1931, passed at the age of 86 on Tuesday, November 28,2017. Geraldine was born to Roy and Pearl David of Yakima, WA and raised in White Swan, where she worked as the Secretary of the school.Gerry and Harold met, fell in love, and married on August 14, 1954, upon his return from the Korean War. They were married for 63 wonderful years...
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Cecil Vernon Schmoe

June 14, 1921 - November 28, 2017

Cecil Vernon Schmoe, born June 14, 1921, moved into his new home in Heaven November 28, 2017. Not only was he a soul - winning soldier of Jesus, he also believed it was his duty to do his part to fight and protect as a military soldier. He served in the army during World War II. He also attended WSU and Perry Trade School.His hobbies were fishing, eating, camping and spending time with friends...
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Eunice Jo Murdock

August 1, 1944 - November 28, 2017

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Evelyn Amelia Treat

October 3, 1929 - November 25, 2017

It is with profound sadness that the family of Evelyn Amelia Treat of Selah, WA, announces her peaceful passing at the age of 88 on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Crescent Health Care, Yakima, WA.Evelyn was born on October 3, 1929 in Massena, NY, to Frank and Amelia (nee Colburn) Laraby. Evelyn was the youngest of ten siblings. A sprightly and vivacious young lady, Evelyn loved to dance and...
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Kenneth Earl Barker

March 4, 1931 - November 25, 2017

Once upon a time, a boy named Kenneth Earl Barker was born on 4 March 1931 to parents Raymond Franklin Barker and Bertha Josephine Biggers in Holly, Colorado. He was very young when his family moved to central Washington. Ken attended four different grade schools in Kittitas Valley, two of which were Denmark Grade School and Kittitas Grade School. He graduated from Ellensburg High School in 1950...
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Michael Jerome Hager

June 29, 1943 - November 23, 2017

Michael (Jerry) Hager died in his sleep, Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017, at age 74. He was known as "Mike" to his co-workers, and as "Jerry" to his family and schoolmates. Jerry was the youngest of 11 children, born June 29, 1943 to Rony and Barbara Hager, who moved to the Yakima Valley when Mike was in the 6th grade. Jerry was the first ASB President of the first co-ed Catholic High...
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Gloria Souza Kaohi

December 5, 1919 - November 22, 2017

Gloria Souza Kaohi, 97, passed away November 22, 2017, in Selah, WA.She was born to Antone U. Souza and Justina Ornellas Souza on Dec. 5, 1919 in Waimea, Kauai, Territory of Hawaii. She lived on Kauai for 85 years before moving to Selah in 2004.As a young mother, during World War II she worked for the US Army as an office coordinator for arriving and departing troops on Kauai. After the war she...
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Donna Lea Whitehouse

June 27, 1923 - November 22, 2017

Donna passed away peacefully at Blossom Place in Yakima November 22, 2017 at the age of 94. She was born on June 27, 1923 to Roy and Ruby Johnson in Wetmore, Kansas. The family moved to the Yakima Valley in 1936. She graduated from Yakima High School in 1941 and worked at Mercy Theaters. She married Harry Wayne Whitehouse in 1942. She worked at the Cascade Lumber Company until 1949 when she...
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Ellen M. Schacher

April 30, 1931 - November 19, 2017

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James Louis Knebusch, Sr.

February 27, 1934 - November 19, 2017

James Louis Knebusch Sr. passed away on November 19th, 2017 at the age of 83. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 27th, 1934 to Walter and Alice Knebusch. Jim grew up in Ohio with his parents and four siblings (Bud, Barb, George, and Ruth). He attended college and majored in Engineering. His fascination with aviation took Jim into the Army. Then he served in the National Guard, which moved...
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Loraine Birkby

August 20, 1918 - November 17, 2017

Loraine Birkby passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at Summitview Health Care Center in Yakima, Washington. She was 99 years old.Loraine was born in Clayton, New Mexico to John Ley and Vera (Walker) Ley on August 20, 1918. She graduated from Edith McCurdy Mission high school in Espanola, New Mexico. In 1937, she moved to Denver, Colorado. She met and married her husband, John "Clark" Birkby,...
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James J. Christenson

April 19, 1929 - November 16, 2017

James J. Christenson, 88 of Yakima, WA went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Cottage in the Meadow, in Yakima, WA. Born April 19, 1929 to Alfred and Constance Christenson. James was survived by his wife of 67 years, Ethlyn (Effie) Christenson. He was very proud of his children, Sandy Hartung of Selah, WA, Becky Ruff of Kennewick, WA, Mary Taylor of Madison,...
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Lyle E. Gapen

September 25, 1926 - November 16, 2017

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Gregory E. Sherman

May 9, 1927 - November 15, 2017

Gregory E. Sherman (Scheuerman) was born May 9, 1927 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tacoma, WA.Greg's family moved to Clinton, Iowa where Greg attended St. Irenaeus Catholic School from Kindergarten through seventh grade. Greg was active in the Boy Scouts, and Choir; he was also an altar boy.The family returned to Washington in 1940, where Greg graduated from St. Benedict's Grade School in 1941.Greg...
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Gordon L. Keller

September 27, 1947 - November 15, 2017

Gordon Leslie Keller, 70, of Yakima, Washington has left to spend eternity with his wife Peggy, and his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.Born in Yakima on September 27th, 1947 to Elroy and Gwen Keller, he spent nearly his entire life in the Yakima Valley.Gordon graduated from West Valley High School in 1965. He was actively involved in the Future Farmers of America program, and the high school...
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Desiree A. Sparling

January 31, 1963 - November 14, 2017

On November 14th, 2017, at age 54, Desiree Sparling went to be with our Lord. She was born in Coos Bay, Oregon, on January 31st, 1963 to Doug Glover and Ruth Barnum. She attended school in Yakima, WA and then went on to acquire her registered nurse license from Yakima Valley Community College.Desiree absolutely insisted on enjoying life, her passions included: traveling, scuba diving, music and...
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Maurice SMITH

August 31, 1918 - November 13, 2017

Maurice Randolph Smith of Yakima passed away on November 13, 2017 at 99 years old. He was born in Spokane, Washington on August 31, 1918 to Alice Smith (Hageman) and M. (Maurice) Randolph Smith. He had two sisters, Jane Louise and Helen Karenda, who both preceded him in death.Maurice attended Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane. He was very active in the Boy Scouts and achieved Eagle Scout. He...
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May 15, 1955 - November 12, 2017

Linda Lou Henderson (Selah, WA) Born May 15, 1955 to Robert and Geraldine Feltus (deceased). She was 62. Linda was the sixth of eight children, Norman Feltus, Sharon Schonert (Floyd), Larry Feltus (deceased), Johnny Feltus, Susan Wirt (deceased) (Jeff), Robin Hancock (Sid), and David Feltus. Linda married Dan J. Henderson on June 9, 1972. Linda and Dan have three children, Van Henderson (Karri),...
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Greta Elizabeth Oord

November 18, 1933 - November 10, 2017

Greta Elizabeth Oord, 83, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 10, 2017. Greta was born on November 18, 1933, to Jacob and Grace (Postma) Oord. She had one older brother, and four younger sisters. Greta grew up on a farm in Zillah. She learned her good work ethic on their farm, which served Greta well her whole life.Greta attended Zillah schools and graduated with the class of...
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Estelle G. Foresee

February 11, 1924 - November 9, 2017

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Mark A. Karn

October 24, 1959 - November 6, 2017

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Anastacio De La Torre

April 15, 1930 - November 6, 2017

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July 27, 1916 - November 4, 2017

Sue Hunt MacMichael, age 101 years old, died at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital in Yakima on November 4, 2017. She was born on July 27, 1916 in Liberty, Missouri to Mary Garth Finley and Snowden Morris Hunt. She also lived in Oklahoma City, Glendale, San Francisco and Palo Alto, California where she raised her children.She graduated from Glendale High School and attended University of Southern...
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Richard Dale Mead

January 9, 1932 - November 4, 2017

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James R. Mills

March 10, 1952 - November 3, 2017

James R. (Jim) Mills, 65, of Selah, WA passed away Friday, November 3, 2017 at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a beloved husband, father, son, grandfather, brother and friend.Jim (AKA - Jimmy, Jimmy Ray, Millpond and Jim Bob) was born on March 10, 1952 in Yakima, WA at St. Elizabeth Hospital to Jim L. and Dot (Martin) Mills. He attended...
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Florence Barbara Armstrong

August 21, 1934 - November 2, 2017

Florence B. Armstrong, age 83, passed away November 2, 2017 at Cottage in The Meadow, Yakima, Washington.Florence was born on August 21, 1934 in Yakima, WA to parents Lola and Platt Parker; she grew up in White Swan, WA and graduated valedictorian from White Swan High School. After graduating from the Yakima School of Business, she worked for Yakima Cement, now known as Western Materials,...
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Robert John Harvey

September 23, 1930 - November 1, 2017

Robert John Harvey was born September 23, 1930 in Yakima, WA. He died November 1, 2017 at home in Yakima, WA at the age of 87.Dad graduated from Selah High School in 1949 and spent most of his life in Selah. He worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad from 1951 until retirement in 1992. He started in Yakima and ended up in Woodinville, WA. Dad enjoyed the outdoors, especially the ocean. Over the...
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Kathleen A. Mathews

January 9, 1925 - November 1, 2017

Kathleen A. (Kathy) Mathews was born January 9, 1925. The youngest and the last surviving sibling of 6 children born and raised in Glenwood, IA, to Edward Thurman Nelson and Charlotte Anna Jones-Nelson. When Kathy was 6 years old, she met her childhood sweetheart, Earnie A. Mathews and after a 10 year courtship, they were married in Rockport, MI on January 20, 1942.Earnie and Kathy together...
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Patricia Jean McGINTY, R.N.

October 27, 1943 - October 30, 2017

Patricia (Pat) McGinty RN passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 at Cottage in the Meadow.She was born 10-27-43 in Bellingham to Art & Norna Johnson. She grew up in Yakima. She attended school and graduated from Davis High School in 1961.She continued her education at the University in Seattle receiving her degree in nursing as a registered nurse.She returned to Yakima to work at Yakima Valley...
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Phyllis Mary Lynn LINSE

April 18, 1923 - October 28, 2017

Phyllis Linse was born in Tieton, WA on April 18, 1923 to Evangeline and Leon Morse. She passed away on October 28, 2017 at the age of 94, at Selah Convalescent Nursing Home in Selah, WA.She was our mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She loved her cats and always had many, so she earned the name "Kitty Grandma."She married James Linse in Los Angeles, CA on...
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Robin Faith Schneider

April 19, 1954 - October 28, 2017

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Anne Dixie LEMCKE

October 29, 1935 - October 28, 2017

D. Anne Lemcke, 81, of Yakima, WA, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2017.Anne was born October 29, 1935 to Robert and Ruth (Woodin) Lemcke. Anne grew up on an apple and pear orchard on Pletke Road in Tieton, WA. She enjoyed life on the ranch and time spent in the orchard and exploring the surrounding rock buttes. Anne graduated from Highland High School in 1954. She had a passion for art...
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Delmar James Sullivan

November 7, 1940 - October 28, 2017

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Raymond K. Tayer

June 29, 1922 - October 27, 2017

At age 95, Ray passed away peacefully on October 27, 2017 in Yakima, Washington. He was born in Milnor, North Dakota on June 29, 1922 to Willard and Minnie Tayer. Ray was the oldest of five children, with two brothers (Harold and Les) and two sisters (Betty and Arlene).During his younger years the family lived in Minnesota, Montana and then Washington.In 1942 Ray enlisted in the Army and became a...
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Roy Eshl Dampier

July 13, 1948 - October 26, 2017

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Verno Floyd Simpson

June 5, 1930 - October 26, 2017

Verno Simpson was born June 5, 1930. He married Phyllis Riggs on February 15, 1952. Two living children: Judy Simpson and Larry Simpson.Our Dad was a Korea Veteran with three bronze services medals. He worked for the City of Yakima Irrigation Department for 25 years and then retired.He is survived by three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.There will be visitation on Thursday, November 2,...
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Emma Louise Goetz

February 28, 1924 - October 25, 2017

Louise was born February 28, 1924 in Prague, Oklahoma to Claude L. Reed and Frances Bernhardt Reed. She passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the age of 93. In 1939 she moved with her family to St. Helens, Oregon where she finished her high school education. She met Lloyd Hammerstad in 1943 and they married in 1945. They made their home in Yakima where they raised their three children,...
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Eugene Buel Malvaney

July 3, 1920 - October 24, 2017

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Betty Dale Schwarder Ryan

January 28, 1920 - October 24, 2017

Betty Dale Schwarder Ryan passed away on October 24, 2017 at the age of 97 years old. She was born in Seattle, WA on Jan. 28, 1920 to John & Hazel Van Artsdale Schwarder. She spent the early years of her life in Kalispell. MT, West Seattle, WA and Cle Elum, WA; before moving with her family to the Yakima Valley in the 1930s. She attended Yakima High School where she met her future husband, Jim...
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Pamela Sue Highland

August 29, 1963 - October 21, 2017

Pamela Sue Highland (Hoos) passed away October 21, 2017 at Yakima Regional Medical Center after a short illness. She lived in Selah, WA with Roger Hollingsworth and they enjoyed camping and fishing in the open spaces of Central Washington. She loved her daughter Autumn Whitaker and adored her granddaughter Lilianna Whitaker.Pam was born August 29, 1963 in Chicago and spent most of her childhood...
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John Dean Shuel

April 3, 1934 - October 21, 2017

After a courageous battle with cancer John (Jack) Shuel passed away October 21, 2017. He was born on April 3, 1934 in Wray, Colorado, and was the second of four boys born to Willard and Lucille (Minton) Shuel. In March of 1942, the Shuel family moved to Yakima, WA where he attended local schools starting with Broadway. On November 17, 1956, he married the love of his life, Darlene Ruth Evans...
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Russell Lee Rogers

May 13, 1940 - October 20, 2017

In the presence of his family, Russell Lee Rogers, 77, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital. After dealing with health issues the last few years, he finally found his healing in the arms of Jesus.He was a good man who loved people, and who lived a good life.One of eight siblings, Russell was born on May 13, 1940 in Hog Jaw, Arkansas to Bernice and Brooksey...
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Nina Marie Fossum

July 22, 1921 - October 19, 2017

Nina Marie Havsoe FossumNina Marie Fossum, age 96, much loved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died in Yakima on Thursday, October 19, 2017.Nina is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Amelia (Mimi) and James E. Bryan of Selah; her son and daughter-in-law, Sig and Teresa Fossum of Naches Heights; and three granddaughters, Marna Kristine (Bryan) and Richard Bulpin of Bothell, WA., Zori...
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John Phillip Rehfield

April 17, 1948 - October 19, 2017

John Phillip Rehfield was born April 17, 1948. He passed away October 19, 2017. John loved to fish and go camping. He touched many lives and loved his large family. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.John is survived by his fiancée Wendy Swain; sisters Sally, Barb and Mary; brothers Bill (Jannie), Ron, Tim (Cheryl), and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and...
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Dollie Elnora Hunot

January 8, 1932 - October 19, 2017

Our beloved sister, Mom and grandmother Dollie (Ethel) Hunot passed away at 85 years of age on Thursday morning, October 19, 2017, after a quick and unexpected decline in her health. She was the youngest of 14 children born to John and Helen Larkin of Prineville, OR, on January 8, 1932. She shared her life with her son Tim and favored granddaughters Penny and Mariah. Dollie was a mother to Jackie...
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Bobbie Louise Frazier

November 16, 1934 - October 19, 2017

Bobbie Louise Frazier was born November 16, 1934 in Henryetta, Oklahoma and passed away on October 19, 2017. Bobbie was born in the midst of the Great Depression when most everyone traveled to find any work to keep their family together and strong. Her family found their way to Washington State as other family members and friends had before them. They worked in the fields and traveled as needed...
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William Orval Brown

November 29, 1939 - October 17, 2017

Union Gap WA - William Orval Brown, 77, Went on to Heaven on October 17th, 2017. William was born and raised in Yakima to Ella and Orval Brown on November 29, 1939.In 1960, he joined the U.S. Navy, where he was a Seaman. William was station in San Diego California. He served in several places and countries while on duty including Guam, Japan, Hong Kong, Midway and Hawaii. He was honorably...
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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

Metta Louise GeorgeAfter spending 99 years blessing us with her presence, God called Metta home on Monday, October 16th, 2017. Metta Louise George was born on June 8, 1918 to William and Marie Miller in Weston, MO. She had three brothers, Bobby Dan, Wally, Ray and a sister, Lydia. Shortly after turning 18, Metta married her high school sweetheart, Elmer. Following their marriage, they moved to...
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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 13, 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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Helen Sherry 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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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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Violet Irene Hanthorn

February 23, 1928 - September 28, 2017

Violet Hanthorn was born in a boxcar in Okaton, South Dakota on February 23, 1928, and died September 28, 2017, in Tualatin, Oregon. She spent her childhood in South Dakota and graduated from Watertown High School. She was employed as a bookkeeper for a Watertown Bank when she met her future husband.On February 22, 1948, she married Walter Hanthorn at the United Methodist Church in Watertown....
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Bernadette Wingenbach

September 12, 1939 - September 28, 2017

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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 Blaine 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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Willa Mae Gifford

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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