Our Obituaries

John Edward SCHLEVE

February 6, 1931 - August 16, 2017

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Santiago Diaz Diaz-Prado

March 22, 1972 - August 13, 2017

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

January 21, 1923 - August 10, 2017

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

January 13, 1919 - August 9, 2017

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

February 9, 1946 - August 8, 2017

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

March 29, 1958 - August 7, 2017

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

July 23, 1927 - August 4, 2017

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

December 26, 1932 - August 4, 2017

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Donald E. Taylor

May 15, 1925 - August 4, 2017

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

April 15, 1920 - July 31, 2017

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

March 9, 1961 - July 29, 2017

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

December 28, 1946 - July 29, 2017

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Murl Goddard

March 28, 1929 - July 29, 2017

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

June 8, 1927 - July 28, 2017

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

May 14, 1947 - July 28, 2017

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

January 20, 1932 - July 28, 2017

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

October 8, 1924 - July 28, 2017

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Anton Wentz

September 14, 1937 - July 27, 2017

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

November 11, 1928 - July 26, 2017

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

December 2, 1940 - July 24, 2017

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

August 23, 1941 - July 23, 2017

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

December 3, 1931 - July 22, 2017

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

March 15, 1945 - July 21, 2017

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

April 16, 1930 - July 20, 2017

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Cecilia Gonzalez Onsurez

May 26, 1940 - July 20, 2017

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Eleanor J. Van Lith

July 19, 1926 - July 17, 2017

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Brandon Ryan Bailey

September 21, 1985 - July 13, 2017

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

April 30, 1923 - July 7, 2017

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

November 25, 1932 - July 7, 2017

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Roy C. Manley

July 10, 1933 - July 6, 2017

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Mary Jane Greene

October 26, 1940 - July 5, 2017

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

August 13, 1971 - July 3, 2017

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Judith Ann Lydin

February 11, 1938 - July 3, 2017

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

May 20, 1921 - June 29, 2017

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

September 5, 1927 - June 25, 2017

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

August 30, 1985 - June 23, 2017

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

June 8, 1925 - June 23, 2017

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George Herbert Anderson

May 1, 1923 - June 23, 2017

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

April 2, 1948 - June 23, 2017

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

July 7, 1920 - June 19, 2017

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

March 9, 1945 - June 18, 2017

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

May 6, 1919 - June 18, 2017

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

August 13, 1937 - June 16, 2017

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

October 18, 1923 - June 15, 2017

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

March 12, 1944 - June 14, 2017

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

July 22, 1922 - June 11, 2017

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

September 10, 1927 - June 11, 2017

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

April 7, 1936 - June 10, 2017

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

May 11, 1925 - June 9, 2017

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

October 6, 1948 - June 7, 2017

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Mary Michael Rogers

October 17, 1948 - June 7, 2017

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

December 12, 1921 - June 5, 2017

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

December 7, 1927 - June 4, 2017

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

July 4, 1927 - June 3, 2017

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

July 18, 1944 - June 2, 2017

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

July 20, 1985 - June 1, 2017

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

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

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

Celebration of Life Service for Thelma L. MarshallA service to celebrate the life and memories of Thelma will be held at Grace of Christ Presbyterian Church, 9 South 8th Ave, Yakima at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 12, 2017. The family would especially like to thank all those in our community who gave us friendship, emotional support, good thoughts, prayers, love, and physical help during the last...
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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

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