Miscellaneous Benton County, Washington Obituaries

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Sunday, April 16, 2000

Galela Lee Myers
GRANDVIEW - Galela Lee Myers, 70, of Grandview died Saturday at her home. She was born in Checotah, Okla., and had lived in the Grandview area for 34 years. She was a housewife. Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of the arrangements.
 
Monday, April 17, 2000

James Lee Davis
OTHELLO - James Lee Davis, 51, died Saturday at his Othello residence. He had lived in Othello for 20 years. He was an auto mechanic. Stevens Funeral Chapel in Othello is in charge of arrangements.
 
Tuesday, April 18, 2000

Christian I. Anderson
Christian I. Anderson, 90, of Kennewick died Sunday in Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House. He was born in Pasco and lived in Kennewick for 55 years. He was a retired teacher. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Lillian V. Allen
GRANDVIEW - Lillian Vera Allen, 88, died Monday in Grandview. She was born in Newport, Ore., and lived in the Valley for 40 years. She was a homemaker. Smith Sunnyside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

M.H. Kinney
M.H. "Harry" Kinney, 83, of Richland died Sunday in Kadlec Medical Center. He was born in Cambridge, Idaho, and lived in the Tri-Cities since 1951. He was a retired owner/partner of Spencer-Kinney in Richland. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Howard C. Ririe
MESA - Howard C. Ririe, 83, died Monday at his home in Mesa. He was born in Alberta and lived in Mesa for 41 years. He was a retired farmer. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Fredrick W. Owen
Fredrick W. Owen, 86, died Sunday at his home in Richland. He was born in Rock Creek, Kan., and lived in the Tri-Cities for 45 years. He was a retired auto mechanic for the city of Richland. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Jennie E. Gilbert
Jennie E. Gilbert, 93, died Wednesday in Richland. She was born in Norwich, N.Y., and lived in the Tri-Cities since 1945. She was a retired engineering technician. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence A. Martin
PORTLAND - Clarence A. Martin, 74, of Prosser died Sunday in Portland. He was born in Fruita, Colo., and lived in the Prosser area since 1945. He was a retired truck driver. Smith Grandview Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Emma Ghrames
PROSSER - Emma Ghrames, 88, died Monday in Prosser Memorial Hospital. She was born in Tacoma and lived in Prosser for 47 years. She was the retired owner and operator of the Townhouse Cafe in Prosser. Meyer Funeral Home, Prosser, is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, April 19, 2000

H. William Purcell
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - H. William "Bill" Purcell, 55, of Vancouver, Wash., died Sunday in Costa Rica. He was born in Denver and lived in the Tri-Cities from 1946 until 1973. He graduated from Pasco High School in 1963 and from Washington State University. He was a journalist and former sports reporter for the Tri-City Herald. Arrangements are being made in Vancouver.

Harvey T. Healea Jr.
GRANDVIEW - Harvey Thomas Healea Jr., 57, of Prosser died Monday in Grandview Health Care Center. He was born in Longview and lived in the Lower Valley for five years. Smith Grandview Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Orpha B. Rosen
SUNNYSIDE - Orpha (Kitty) B. Rosen, 79, died Monday in Sunnyside Community Hospital. She was born in Turk, Wash., and lived in Sunnyside for 79 years. She was a retired waitress. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred V. Crawford
Mildred V. Crawford, 80, of Kennewick died Monday in Kennewick General Hospital. She was born in Channing, Texas, and lived in Kennewick for 45 years. She was a retired bookkeeper in construction. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Thursday, April 20, 2000

Byron J. Baker
Byron Jesse Baker, 85, died Tuesday at his home in Pasco. He was born in Walla Walla and lived in Franklin County for 48 years. He was a retired equipment operator for Franklin County Road Department. Bruce Lee Memorial Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Edna S. Bishop
Edna S. Bishop, 84, Kennewick, died Tuesday in Canyon Lakes Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Gloucester, Mass., and lived in the Tri-Cities since 1948. She was a homemaker. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Donald W. Keefe
YAKIMA - Donald W. Keefe, 56, died Tuesday in Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. He was born in Denver, Colo., and was raised in Richland, graduating from Richland High School in 1961. He had lived in Yakima since 1995 and was an accountant for Group M. Enterprises. Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Friday, April 21, 2000

George R. Meek
YAKIMA - George R. Meek, 71, died Wednesday in Providence Yakima Medical Center. He was born in Wenatchee and lived in White Bluffs from 1932 to 1943 before moving to Yakima. He had worked for J.A. Jones Construction and Kaiser Engineers at Hanford, retiring in 1991. Keith and Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert D. Dolan
Robert David Dolan, 61, Kennewick, died Wednesday in Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House. He was born in Wisconsin and lived in Kennewick for 25 years. He was an insulator in the nuclear field. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jack P. Williams
Jack P. Williams, 82, West Richland, died Wednesday in Life Care Center of Richland. He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, and lived in the Tri-Cities for seven months. He was a retired minister. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Helen F. Hyrkus
Helen Francis Hyrkus, 80, Burbank Heights, died Thursday in Life Care Center of Kennewick. She was born in Norfolk, Va., and lived in the Tri-City area for more than 42 years. She retired from Lamb Weston. Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Saturday, April 22, 2000

Frances R. Smith
Frances R. Smith, 76, died Friday at her home in Pasco. She was born in Wallowa, Ore., and lived in Pasco for 47 years. She was a retired radio dispatcher for the Pasco Police Department. Bruce Lee Memorial Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert J. Reimer
SUNNYSIDE - Robert James Reimer, 84, Sunnyside, died Friday at Sunnyside Community Hospital. He was born in Superior, Wis., and lived in Sunnyside for 47 years. He was the former owner and operator of the Coast to Coast store in Sunnyside and an essential oil buyer for I.P. Callison. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.

J.R. 'Ray' Carrell
J.R. "Ray" Carrell, 73, Prosser, died Thursday in Lourdes Medical Center, Pasco. He was born in Yakima and was a lifetime Prosser resident. He was a retired equipment operator for the Department of Transportation. Meyer Funeral Home, Prosser, is in charge of arrangements.

Darla K. Dolezal
Darla Kay Dolezal, 38, Connell, died Thursday at Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House. She was born in Germany and lived in Seattle for five years, returning to Connell three weeks ago. She was a waitress. Bruce Lee Memorial Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Jesse W. Hunsperger
PUYALLUP - Jesse William Hunsperger, 82, Sunnyside, died Wednesday in Puyallup. He was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., and lived in the Yakima Valley for many years. He was a retired custodian. Smith Sunnyside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy C. Lyness
Dorothy C. Lyness, 76, died Thursday at her home in Richland. She was born in Prairie Du Chien, Wis., and lived in Richland for 38 years. She was a retired mail clerk. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Catherine M. Faulkner
ZILLAH - Catherine M. Faulkner, 91, died Thursday at her home in Zillah. She was born in Ohio and lived in the Yakima Valley for 84 years. She was a retired telephone operator. Smith Funeral Home, Grandview, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary E. Deorle
Mary E. Deorle, 93, died Thursday at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pasco. She was born in Fremont, Iowa. Mueller's Chapel of the Falls is in charge of arrangements.
 
Sunday, April 23, 2000

Dulcie Cornett
Dulcie Cornett, 84, died Friday at Lourdes Medical Center in Pasco. She was born on Terminal Island, Calif., and had lived in Kennewick for one year. She was a retired homemaker. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
 
Monday, April 24, 2000

Donna J. Wandling
MABTON - Donna J. Wandling, 71, of Mabton, died Saturday at Sunnyside Community Hospital. She was born in Mabton and had been a lifelong resident of Yakima County. She was a retired elementary school teacher in the Mabton School district. Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Louise Halstead
Margaret Louise Halstead, 82, of Kennewick, died Saturday at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center, Pasco. She was born in Two Inlets, Minn., and had lived in Kennewick 41 years. She was a retired meat wrapper. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Tuesday, April 25, 2000

Emory Q. Humphrey Jr.
SPOKANE - Emory Q. Humphrey Jr., 54, of Kennewick died Saturday in Spokane. He was born in Madison, Fla., and lived in Kennewick for 54 years. He was a truck driver. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Merian F. Julian
Merian Fern Julian, 88, of Kennewick died Sunday in Kennewick General Hospital. She was born in Emmett, Idaho, and lived in Kennewick for 17 years. She was a homemaker. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Erin M. Day
Erin Mary Day, 89, of Kennewick died Saturday in Beverly Health Care Center. She was born in Williston, N.D., and lived in the Tri-Cities for 50 years. She was a homemaker. Mueller's Chapel of the Falls, Kennewick, is in charge of arrangements.

Daniel R. Baxter
WALLA WALLA - Daniel Randolph Baxter, 73, of Kennewick died April 20 in the Veteran's Medical Center, Walla Walla. He was born in Sevierville City, Tenn., and lived in Kennewick for 25 years. He was a retired iron worker. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Marian W. Ireland
Marian W. Ireland, 59, Kennewick died Saturday in Life Care Center of Kennewick. She was born in Fresno, Calif., and lived in Kennewick for five years. She was a homemaker. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Stickel
SPOKANE - Elizabeth Stickel, 68, of Othello died Sunday in Spokane. She was born in Spokane and lived in Othello for 35 years. She was a retired scale person for Nestle Potato Processing Plant. Stevens Funeral Chapel, Othello, is in charge of arrangements.

Ivy I. Morgan
BENTON CITY - Ivy Irene Morgan, 78, of Kennewick died Sunday in Benton City. She was born in Lewistown, Mont., and lived in Kennewick for 21 years. She was a homemaker. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Cheryl Sebens
MOSES LAKE - Cheryl Sebens, 50, of Grandview died Sunday in Moses Lake. She was born in Sunnyside and lived in the Lower Valley for 50 years. She was a waitress. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.

Richard H. McIntyre
Richard H. McIntyre, 65, of Benton City died Monday in Kadlec Medical Center. He was born in Craig, Colo., and lived in the Tri-City area since 1970. He was a retired ranch manager for Lewis & Clark Angus Ranch. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret E. Gosnell
SUNNYSIDE - Margaret Ellen Gosnell, 99, died Monday in Sunnyside. She was born in Mabton and lived in the Valley all her life. Smith Sunnyside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Wednesday, April 26, 2000

Theo Smith
Theo Smith, 80, of Pasco died Tuesday in Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Oklahoma and lived in the Tri-Cities since 1939. He was a retired security patrolman at Hanford. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Milton D. Miller
PROSSER - Milton D. "Milt" Miller, 65, died Monday at his home in Prosser. He was born in Toppenish and lived in Prosser since 1960. He was retired water superintendent for the city of Prosser. Meyer Funeral Home, Prosser, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Thursday, April 27, 2000

Margaret R. Culver
Margaret R. Culver, 85, Kennewick, died Monday in Richland. She was born in Battle Creek, Mich., and lived in San Mateo, Calif., before moving to Kennewick one year ago. She was a retired owner and operator of a preschool. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mabel M. Claunch
LONGVIEW - Mabel M. Claunch, 90, Longview, died Wednesday in St. John Medical Center. She was born in Liberal, Mo., and lived in the Tri-Cities from 1945 until moving to Longview 2 12 years ago. She was a retired sales clerk for The Elite Shop and The Bon Marche. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Doris J. Kelley
Doris J. Kelley, 69, Richland, died Wednesday in Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House. She was born in Webster County, Mo., and lived in the Tri-Cities since 1948. She retired from Westinghouse. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Friday, April 28, 2000

Rex S. Neilson
OTHELLO - Rex Stanley Neilson, 84, died Wednesday in Othello. He was born in Salina, Utah, and lived in Othello for 48 years. He was a retired farmer. Stevens Funeral Chapel, Othello, is in charge of arrangements.

Loran Heeb
MOSES LAKE - Loran Heeb, 84, of Royal Camp, died Wednesday in Samaritan Healthcare, Moses Lake. He was born in Springview, Neb., and lived in Royal Camp for four years. He was a retired farmer. Stevens Funeral Chapel, Othello, is in charge of arrangements.

Elaine Chavez-Lerner
Elaine Chavez-Lerner, 44, Kennewick, died Wednesday in Kadlec Medical Center in Richland. She was born in Jacksonville, N.C.., and lived in the Tri-Cities for 10 years. She was a cocktail waitress at the Cowboy Club. Mueller's Chapel of the Falls is in charge of arrangements.

Juan A. Lopez
SUNNYSIDE - Juan Arias Lopez, 82, Sunnyside, died Wednesday in Sunbridge Care Center. He was born in San Marco, Texas, and lived in Sunnyside for 11 years. He was a retired truck driver. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Saturday, April 29, 2000

James C. Powers
GRANDVIEW - James Charles Powers, 81, Sunnyside, died Thursday in Grandview Health Care Center. He was born in Davenport and lived in the Valley since 1945. He was a retired school bus driver. Smith Sunnyside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Araceli Ramales
MABTON - Araceli Ramales, 6-year-old daughter of Eusevio and Rocio Ramales of Mabton, died Wednesday in Children's Medical Center. She was born in Toppenish and lived in the Valley all her life. Smith Sunnyside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Sunday, April 30, 2000

LaGrand Christensen
OTHELLO - LaGrand Christensen, 84, of Royal Slope died Friday in Royal Slope. He was born in Moses Lake and was a longtime resident of the Royal Slope area. He was a retired farmer. Stevens Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lepha Field Coey
SUNNYSIDE - Lepha Field Coey, 91, of Sunnyside died Friday in Sunnyside. She was born in Ferry County, Wash., and had lived in Sunnyside since 1947. She was a retired farmer. Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.

Billy Gene Clayton
SUNNYSIDE - Billy Gene (Bill) Clayton, 71, of Sunnyside died Saturday at Hillcrest nursing home in Sunnyside. He was born in Gage, Okla., and had lived in the Yakima Valley for 69 years. He was retired orchardist. Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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