Our Obituaries

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

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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

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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

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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

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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, 1924 - 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 Ellen 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

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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

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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

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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

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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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James W. Hanna

July 30, 1952 - March 31, 2017

James (Jim) W. Hanna Jr. passed away unexpectedly on March 31, 2017 in Yakima, Washington. He was born in Camp Carson, Colorado on July 30, 1952 to James Sr. and Nellie Hanna. Upon graduation from Lewiston High School in 1970, Jim served in the U.S. Army. When he completed his service, he moved to Alaska to build houses for the native villages. He later went on to help his parents settle on a...
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Ruth Ella Lidke Dumler

November 14, 1930 - March 30, 2017

Ruth Lidke Dumler, age 86, passed away peacefully at The Cottage in the Meadow on Wednesday, March 30, 2017. Ruth was born in Yakima, WA to Andrew and Esther Tackach November 14, 1930. Ruth enjoyed going to Reno with her husband Con and friends, especially Janice and Mel. She enjoyed clam digging at the beach, camping and going to Soda Springs with her family. She also loved going to the...
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Fontelle Elizabeth Salzman

July 19, 1925 - March 30, 2017

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Sandra Sue Coats

November 24, 1942 - March 29, 2017

Sandra Sue Coats of Yakima, passed away peacefully Wednesday March 29, 2017 at Cottage in the Meadow with her family by her side.Sandra was born Nov. 24, 1942 in Prineville, OR to Frank and Jewell (Hudspeth) Cofmann.She worked for Safeway as a meat wrapper for many years until her health forced her to retire early in 1999. In her younger years she was a member of American Quarter horse...
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Betty Jean Milberger

September 11, 1923 - March 28, 2017

Betty Neal MilbergerSeptember 11, 1923 - March 28, 2017Betty Jean Neal was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, the third child of William B. Neal and Sadie West Neal. The youngest of three children, Betty was a doctor's daughter, and did volunteer work at the Eugene Clinic from an early age. She attended Eugene High School and graduated in the class of 1941. Betty formed strong bonds with her high...
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Juneith Norellen Clark

June 15, 1925 - March 27, 2017

Juneith Norellen Clark, 91 of Yakima, passed away on Monday March 27, 2017 in Willow Springs Care Center.A country girl from the Camas Prairie, Juneith Norellen Clark was born June 15, 1925 in Grangeville, Idaho to John Franklin Rauch and Mary Levine (Shearer) Rauch.She was raised and educated near The Dalles, Oregon. This is where in 1943 Juneith met and married Perry (Joe) Clark from Ava,...
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Rodney Ray Stenberg

January 18, 1958 - March 26, 2017

Heaven welcomed Rodney Ray Stenberg on March 26, 2017. He passed away in Seattle at Virginia Mason Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Rod was born on January 18, 1958 in Yakima, Washington to Barbara (Ice) Lavender and Ray Stenberg. He was raised in Yakima and went to West Valley where he met the love of his life, Nena Belden. In 1974 at the early age of sixteen they were married...
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Lorene Pearl Wood Darden

March 5, 1928 - March 25, 2017

Lorene Pearl (Sandifer) Wood Darden passed away on Saturday morning, March 25, 2017. She was 89 years old. She was born near Vera, Oklahoma March 5, 1928 to John and Fannie Sandifer, whose home was close to Talalah, Oklahoma.She was the youngest of six children in the Sandifer family, which included three boys: Jim, Wayne, Kenny; and three girls: Lois, Mabel and Lorene.During the great...
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Donald Gilbert Moen

October 19, 1931 - March 24, 2017

Donald G. Moen went home to join his Lord and Savior in Heaven on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Cottage in the Meadow in Yakima, WA. He was 85.Don was born in Yakima on October 19, 1931. He graduated from Yakima High School in 1950, and then from Washington State College in 1954 with a degree in Business (Construction Management). In 1982, he completed a small business management program at...
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Alma Nadine Beatty

March 16, 1932 - March 24, 2017

Alma Nadine Beatty, 85, of Yakima, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.Alma was born in Boswell, Oklahoma on March 16, 1932 to Jess and May (Middleton) Shaw. She later married Russell Beatty on July 16, 1954 in Merced, California. Alma was a member of the Christian Life Center in Stockton, California for over thirty years before moving to Yakima and attending Christian...
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Ralph Wolf

August 26, 1929 - March 24, 2017

Ralph Wolf passed away on March 24, 2017, at Cottage in the Meadow from cancer. Ralph was born August 26, 1929, in Dickinson, ND, to Frank and Annie Wolf, the seventh of their nine children. The family moved to Yakima in the 1940s. He married Dorothy Zutz in Yakima and they recently celebrated 69 years of marriage. Ralph is survived by his wife, children, grandchild, sister Leona Evans, and...
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Nadine Neta Hinze

November 13, 1929 - March 23, 2017

Nadine Neta Hinze of Naches passed away on March 23, 2017, surrounded by her family, at Highgate Senior Living. She was born on November 13, 1929 in Naches, to Bill and Eva Jones.Nadine remained in the Naches Valley where she graduated and met the love of her life Bud Hinze. They married on September 1, 1950. Together they had two children, Bill and Trudy. She was mostly a stay at home mom but as...
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Victoria Kay Mattson

May 12, 1958 - March 21, 2017

Victoria "Vicki" Kay Mattson joined her parents in heaven on March 21, 2017 at the University of Washington Medical Center surrounded by her loving family, after a long and courageously fought battle with an illness.She was born on May 12, 1958 in Yakima, WA to Ron and Mary Krous. She was raised in Yakima and graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1976. While in high school, Vicki was a member...
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Kim Curtis Stevenson

September 14, 1955 - March 20, 2017

KIM C. STEVENSON of Yakima, WA passed away on Monday March 20, 2017. Kim was born in Covina, California on September 14, 1955 to Karol and Mary Stevenson. Surviving family is Kim's wife of 34 years, Dawn Burkdoll Stevenson; mother, Mary Stevenson, brother Doug and his two sons Garrett and Adam, brother Mark, wife Elaine and their three children Carrie West, Melissa Rassamasun, and Jason Stevenson...
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Donald Andrew Bales

July 10, 1943 - March 20, 2017

Donald "Don" Andrew Bales, 73, passed away on March 20, 2017 at Cottage in the Meadow in Yakima, WA. He was born on July 10, 1943 in Yakima to Clifford and Irene (Hayes) Bales.Don's employment over the years included working at Yakima Specialties, a sawmill and assisting his uncle with his tree trimming business. He was a member of the Yakima Elks Lodge and the Full Gospel Holiness Church.Don...
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Donald Ray Wharton

October 1, 1933 - March 19, 2017

Donald Ray Wharton, 83, Yakima, passed away and made his journey home on Sunday, March 19, 2017.Donald was born in Miller, South Dakota on October 1, 1933 to Glenn and Olive (Williams) Wharton. He was raised and educated in Miller and later moved to the Yakima Valley. Donald served in the US Navy from 1952 until his honorable discharge in 1956. He was later married on October 11, 1958 to...
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Gwendolyn Leone Rainford

September 15, 1932 - March 19, 2017

Gwen, a beloved daughter of God, suddenly returned home to Him in the early hours of March 19, 2017 at Cottage in the Meadow in Yakima, WA.Gwendolyn Leone Gee was born on September 15, 1932 in Lead, SD to Melvin and Leone Gee. Gwenie, as she was fondly called by her siblings, was the oldest child followed by her baby brother Bill, who she loved and adored. Her family moved to Yakima in 1938 and...
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Alice Bertha VandenBrink

May 14, 1923 - March 17, 2017

Our mother, grandmother and great grandmother was born May 14, 1923 and passed away at age 93 on March 17, 2017. She had spent nine years at Arbor House. Alice was born at home to Frances Wells Hoover and Rucker Hoover five miles south of Harrah. While living on their small but successful dairy farm near Marion Drain, south of Harrah, Alice attended Wapato schools. Alice graduated from Central...
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Clint Richard

September 1, 1955 - March 17, 2017

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Betty Lucy Bryan

January 20, 1923 - March 17, 2017

Betty Lucy Bryan, of Yakima, passed away peacefully on March 17, 2017 at Cottage in the Meadow. Betty was born to John and Lutie Crothers on January 20, 1923 in Omak, Washington. Her family moved around during her childhood, finally settling in Naches, WA. She met and married Wilbur "Bill" DeMoss and they had three boys. In addition to raising her kids, she was a hard worker... a packer of apples...
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Kenneth Edward Church

September 27, 1944 - March 16, 2017

Kenneth Edward Church "K.B.", 72, passed away on March 16, 2017 at Cottage in the Meadow in Yakima, Washington. He was born September 27, 1944 in Washougal, Washington.Ken worked in the auto parts industry for 30 years. For the last 20 years, Ken ran a plumbing and excavating business: Absolute Drain & Septic and Action Rooter & Plumbing. Ken served in the U. S. Army. He enjoyed...
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Everett Dale Calahan

November 21, 1937 - March 15, 2017

Everett Dale Calahan (Kelly) passed away March 15, 2017 after a short, but tough-fought battle with Leukemia. He shared his time between his two homes in Seattle and Selah.He is survived by his wife of 57 years Dorothy Calahan (Vale) of Seattle; sons Tony Calahan of Bonney Lake and Kelly Calahan of Seattle; grandchildren and great grandchildren Jillian Calahan and Destiny Calahan-Johnson of...
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James Bishop Ryan

October 20, 1919 - March 15, 2017

James Bishop Ryan passed away on March 15, 2017 at the age of 97 years old. He was born in Yakima, WA to James Percy and Nina Frisbie Ryan on Oct. 20, 1919. He was raised on the family orchard west of Parker, WA where he attended grades 1-8. He then went to Yakima to attend Franklin Jr. High & to graduate from Yakima High School in 1937, where he met his future wife, Betty Schwarder. (They...
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Juanita Maxine Seals

October 11, 1919 - March 13, 2017

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Dora Mae Perrigo

August 19, 1913 - March 12, 2017

The Yakima Herald Republic: Dora Mae Perrigo, 103, died March 12, 2017. She was born in Seattle, Washington, August 19, 1913. On March 6, 1938 she was united in marriage to Weldon W. Perrigo who died June 28, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Mary Jean Ballou of Seattle, August 29, 2013. Surviving are five children, Lawrence of Yakima; Helen of Sun City, AZ;...
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Louise Gertrude Purvis

August 2, 1920 - March 11, 2017

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Clarabelle Dillion

March 23, 1922 - March 7, 2017

Clarabelle Dillion lived to be just shy of her 95th birthday. Born March 23, 1922 in Newport Ohio, she died as peacefully as she lived, surrounded by family and her pastor, and met her Heavenly father on March 7, 2017.She was always a tower of strength and grace for her family and friends. With few words she taught us how to live with dignity and respect. She was a consummate listener. She...
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Jim Leahy

January 12, 1947 - March 7, 2017

Jim Leahy of Yakima passed away peacefully on March 7, 2017, surrounded by friends and family. He was 70.James Patrick Leahy was born January 12, 1947, in South Bend, Ind., the fifth of eight children of Florence (Reilly) and Frank Leahy, the legendary football coach at Notre Dame. Jim grew up in South Bend and Michigan City, Ind., at the height of his father's Fighting Irish coaching career....
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Robert F. Root

June 21, 1938 - March 6, 2017

Robert F (Bud) RootBud passed at the age of 78 on March 6, 2017. Born in The Dalles Oregon June 21, 1938, raised in Sherman County near Wasco Oregon on a wheat farm with his parents and brother Bill. He attended The Dalles High school, class of '56. In high school, Bud was active in student government, the thespians and sports; playing football, golf and yell leader for basketball. At Oregon...
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Barbara Raedeen Hubbard

July 21, 1947 - March 4, 2017

Barbara Raedeen Hubbard (Harris), passed away at Memorial Cottage in the Meadow ,Age 69, on March 4, 2017. Family and friends we present.Barbara always had a beautiful smile and enjoyed close friends thru out life: special high school friends Katie and Janie Hauck, and Peggy Young. Barbara attended high school at West Valley High School in Yakima, graduating with WVHS Class 1965, proceeding with...
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Francis E. Marshall

January 26, 1931 - March 2, 2017

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Gary Lee Robinson

March 8, 1950 - March 2, 2017

Gary L. RobinsonGary was born March 8th, 1950 in Shelton, WA, and passed away March 2nd, 2017 at home with his wife Linda by his side.He was married to Linda for 25 years. Gary graduated from Shelton high in 1968. He cooked for Elton Young's Restaurant, and then he worked for People for people for several years. He was drummer and vocalist for the Country band Western Boogie Express. He loved...
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Lillian Elizabeth Jongeward

December 24, 1917 - March 1, 2017

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