Miscellaneous Benton County, Washington Obituaries

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Thursday, June 1, 2000

Paula A. Acuna
Paula A. Acuna, 86, of Kennewick died Wednesday in Richland. She was born in Nashville, Tenn., and lived in the Tri-Cities since 1999. She was a retired secretary. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Theodore V. Rayment
Theodore "Ted" V. Rayment, 72, of Kennewick died Tuesday in Kennewick General Hospital. He was born in Port Angeles and lived in Kennewick for 16 years. He was a retired theater owner. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Richard D. Ladendorf
Richard Dale Ladendorf, 70 of Kennewick died Tuesday in Kennewick. He was born in Roanoke, Ill., and lived in the Tri-Cities for 35 years. He was a retired principal for Bethlehem Lutheran School. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Scorup
SPOKANE - Ruth Scorup, 82, of Othello died Tuesday in Deaconess Medical Center, Spokane. She was a homemaker. Stevens Funeral Chapel, Othello, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Friday, June 2, 2000

Julia I. Schlosser
SUNNYSIDE - Julia Irene Schlosser, 96, died Wednesday at Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home, Sunnyside. She was born in Clear Lake, Wis., and lived in Sunnyside for 78 years. She was a retired warehouse worker. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry K. Wilkins
SEATTLE - Jerry K. Wilkins, 45, died Tuesday at Bailey Medical Center, Seattle. He was born in Pasco and lived in Seattle for 25 years. He was a line tech. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Christopher J. Sauve
SEATTLE - Christopher Joseph Sauve, infant son of Rick and Michelle (Trevino) Sauve of Mabton, died Wednesday in Seattle. Smith Sunnyside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Saturday, June 3, 2000

Ella B. Jones
Ella B. Jones, 87, of Kennewick, died Thursday in Kennewick. She was born in Rayville, La., and lived in the Tri-Cities area since 1944. She was a retired custodian for General Electric. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Charline F. Mann
Charline F. Mann, 71, of Pasco, died Thursday in Kadlec Medical Center in Richland. She was born in Washtucna and lived in Pasco all her life. She was a retired officer manager and insurance sales person. Bruce Lee Memorial Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Sunday, June 4, 2000

Darlene Johnston
SEATTLE - Darlene Johnston, 63, of Sunnyside died Saturday in Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She was born in Pitcher, Okla., and later moved to Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of the arrangements.
 
Monday, June 5, 2000

Ron Mounce
Ron Mounce, 49, of Kennewick died Friday at the Kennewick Life Care Center. Born in Oxnard, Calif., he lived in Kennewick for 12 years and worked as a laborer. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elaine Tanner
Elaine Tanner, 79, of Kennewick died Friday at the Kennewick Life Care Center. She was born in Davenport, Iowa, and lived in Kennewick for 24 years, retiring after working as a store clerk. Einan's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Conrad 'Connie' Phillips
Conrad "Connie" Phillips, 81, of Richland died Sunday at Kadlec Medical Center. He was born in St. Ignatius, Mont., and lived in Richland since 1944. He is the former fire captain for the Hanford Fire Department, retiring in 1979. Einan's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor Louise Rutt
Eleanor Louise Rutt, 95, of Pasco died Sunday at her home. She was born in Lakewood, Ohio, and lived in the Tri-Cities since 1949. She is the former owner and operator of Rutt's Emblem Shop of the Tri-Cities. Mueller's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Tuesday, June 6, 2000

Kenneth L. Davidson
SEATTLE - Kenneth Lee Davidson, 55, of Dayton, died May 31 at Harborview Medial Center, Seattle. He was born in Philadelphia, and lived in Dayton for six years. He was a restaurant cook. Bruce Lee Memorial Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Jesus R. Escobar
GRANDVIEW - Jesus R. Escobar, 55, died Thursday at his home in Grandview. He was born in Mexico and lived in the Yakima Valley 35 years. He was a bus driver for the Migrant Council. Smith Grandview Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Darlene Johnston
SEATTLE - Darlene Johnston, 63 of Sunnyside, died Saturday in Seattle. She was born in Picher, Okla., and lived in the Lower Valley since 1947. She was a homemaker. Smith Sunnyside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Marion L. Schuster
Marion L. Schuster, 83, of Kennewick, died Sunday at Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House. She was born in Mt. Hope, Wis., and lived in Kennewick 65 years. She was a retired postal worker. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Rex G. Cole
Rex G. Cole, 81, of Richland, died Saturday at the Arbors at Canyon Lakes. He was born in Tyler, Texas, and lived in the Tri-Cities since September. He was a retired contractor. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Rogelio L. Candanoza
Rogelio Leza Candanoza, 76, died Sunday in Nebraska. He was born in Mexico and was a former Tri-City resident until moving to Nebraska in 1984. He was manager and founder of Northwest Rural Opportunities, a migrant human resource development organization. Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

H. Rose Arndt
H. Rose Arndt, 71, of Richland, died Sunday at Kadlec Medical Center. She was born in Springfield, Ore., and lived in the Tri-Cities since 1950. She was a retired registered nurse for Lourdes Medical Center in Pasco. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Vernon D. Durham
Vernon Dean Durham, 56, of Kennewick, died Sunday at Kennewick General Hospital. He was born in Kennewick and lived there all his life. He was a pulp mill operator for Boise Cascade. Mueller's Chapel of the Falls, Kennewick, is in charge of arrangements.

Eugene C. Adair Sr.
Eugene C. Adair Sr., 91, died Saturday at his home in Richland. He was born in Johnston County, Okla., and lived in the Tri-Cities since 1943. He was a retired iron worker. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Stanley Freeman
PROSSER - Stanley "Bill" Freeman, 74, died Sunday at Prosser Memorial Hospital. He was born in Portland and lived in Prosser 70 years. He was a retired well driller. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Wednesday, June 7, 2000

Mary L. Van Liew
Mary Louise Van Liew, 60, died Monday at her home in Richland. She was born in Baltimore, Md., and lived in Richland for 20 years. She was a retired project analyst. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles R. Baker
Charles R. Baker, 84, of Kennewick died Monday in Kennewick General Hospital. He was born in Tuscola, Ill., and lived in Kennewick one year. He was a retired clinical psychologist. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Thursday, June 8, 2000

Walter O. Cook
Walter O. Cook, 83, died Monday at his home in Richland. He was born in Sault St. Marie, Mich., and lived in the Tri-Cities since 1954. He was a retired computer operator for Douglas United Nuclear. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Mabel L. Nielsen
AUBURN - Mabel L. Nielsen, 94, died Tuesday in Canterbury Nursing Home in Auburn. She was born in Raymond, Neb., and moved to the Valley in 1940. She was a retired Grandview school teacher. Smith Grandview Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Friday, June 9, 2000

Charlotte M. Noe
Charlotte Malinda Noe, 79, died Wednesday at her home in Kennewick. She was born in Mayoworth, Wyo., and lived in the Tri-Cities for 33 years. She was a retired cook for Life Care Center of Kennewick. Mueller's Chapel of the Falls, Kennewick, is in charge of arrangements.

Cecile O. Slatten
Cecile O. Slatten, 75, of Richland, died Thursday in Kennewick. She was born in Therriot, La., and lived in the Tri-Cities for five years. She was a homemaker. The Casket Place and Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Claude C. Williams
Claude Clinton Williams, 66, of Kennewick, died Thursday at Kennewick General Hospital. He was born in Paint Rock, Texas, and lived in Kennewick for 30 years. He was a retired truck driver. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, June 10, 2000

Marian L. Schuster
Marian L. Schuster, 83, of Kennewick died Sunday in Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House. She was born in Mt. Hope, Wis., and lived in Kennewick for 65 years. She was a retired postal worker. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Chester O. Heitschmidt
PROSSER - Chester Otto Heitschmidt, 83, died Wednesday in Prosser. He was born in Portland, Ore., and lived in the Lower Valley since 1984. He was a retied pipefitter. Meyer Funeral Home, Prosser, is in charge of arrangements.

Jasmine P. Garza
SUNNYSIDE - Jasmine Pilar Garza, infant daughter of Josue and Brooke (Manley) Garza of Grandview, was stillborn Thursday in Sunnyside Community Hospital. Meyer Funeral Home, Prosser, is in charge of arrangements.

Corinna M. Betker
Corinna Mae Betker, 75, of Kennewick died Thursday in Kennewick General Hospital. She was born in Walla Walla and lived in Kennewick most of her life. She was a homemaker. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jimmie L. Perryman
Jimmie L. Perryman, 59, died Thursday at his home in Richland. He was born in Nowata, Okla., and lived in the Tri-Cities for 34 years. He was a retired teacher for the Richland School District. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, June 11, 2000

John P. Berg
SEATTLE - John P. Berg, 73, of Sunnyside died Friday at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. He was born in Gergus Falls, Minn. He was a retired electrical technician at Hanford. Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is handling arrangements.

Karole K. Bradshaw
SPOKANE - Karole K. Bradshaw, 58, of Moses Lake died Friday at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. She was born in Tacoma and lived in Othello for several years. She was a homemaker. Stevens Funeral Chapel in Othello is handling arrangements.

Bobbie R. Shipman
GRANGER - Bobbie Ruth Shipman, 67, of Granger died Friday in Granger. She was born in Antlers, Okla., and lived in the Lower Valley since 1945. She was a retired bookkeeper. Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is handling arrangements.

Andrew F. Mortenson
MABTON - Andrew Freeman Mortenson, 79, of Mabton died Friday in Mabton. He was born in Bovill, Idaho, and lived in Yakima County for 53 years. He was a retired farmer. Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is handling arrangements.

Bill T. Nance
Bill Tom Nance, 85, of Pasco died Friday at the Tri-Cities Chaplancy Hospice House. He was born in Dodge City, Kan., and lived in Pasco for 43 years. He was a retired maintenance man for the Port of Pasco. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel in Pasco is handling arrangements.

Juanita Mireles
SUNNYSIDE - Juanita Mireles, 75, of Sunnyside died Friday in Sunnyside. Her place of birth is unknown. She lived in the Lower Valley since 1959. Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is handling arrangements.

Ralph D. Sansom
GOLDENDALE - Ralph D. Sansom, 88, of Goldendale died Thursday at Klickitat Valley Hospital. He was born in Taylorsville, Utah, and lived in the Tri-Cities for 51 years. He was a returned nuclear pile operator. Einan's Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Reyna A. Henry
Reyna Antoinette Henry, 19, of Pasco died Thursday at Lourdes Medical Center. She was born and raised in Pasco. She was a student at Pasco High School. Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
 
Monday, June 12, 2000

William R. Pethram Jr.
William R. Pethram Jr., 72, died Saturday at his Kennewick home. He was born in Spokane and lived in the Tri-City area since 1965. He was a retired farmer. Einan's Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Juan Lopez Romero
MABTON - Juan Lopez Romero, 77, died Saturday at his home in Mabton. He was born in Eagle Pass, Texas and lived in Mabton for 35 years. He was a retired farm laborer. Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside is handling arrangements.

Carol Glen Tennis
MOSCOW, Idaho - Carol Glen Tennis, 83, of Eltopia, died Saturday at the Beverly Health Rehab Center in Moscow, Idaho. He was born in Moscow, Idaho, and lived in Eltopia for 42 years. He was a retired farmer. Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
 
Tuesday, June 13, 2000

Jesus Rojas
PROSSER - Jesus Rojas, 82, of Grandview, died Sunday in Prosser Memorial Hospital. He was born in Mexico and lived in the Lower Valley 23 years. He was a retired seasonal worker. Smith Grandview Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kathleen M. LaCour
Kathleen Mae LaCour, 85, of Kennewick died Saturday in Lourdes Medical Center, Pasco. She was born in Duluth, Minn., and lived in Benton County for 60 years. She was a retired private resident housekeeper. Mueller's Chapel of the Falls, Kennewick, is in charge of arrangements.

Maria K. Gervais
Maria Katherina Gervais, 81, died Sunday at her home in Pasco. She was born in Mainz, Germany, and lived in Pasco for seven years. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Richard A. Moddrell
VALLEY - Richard A. "Dick" Moddrell, 73, died Friday at his home in Valley, Wash. He was born in Great Falls, Mont., and lived in Pasco for 36 years. He was a retired engineer for Burlington Northern Railroad. Schanzenbach Funeral Home, Chewelah, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Wednesday, June 14, 2000

Harry E. Schultz
Harry Emil Schultz, 85, of Kennewick died Saturday in Kennewick General Hospital. He was born in Great Falls, Mont., and lived in the Tri-Cities since 1985. He was retired owner/operator of Moses Lake Feed Mill. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Miguel Q. Carmona
OTHELLO - Miguel Q. Carmona, 60, died Sunday at his home in Othello. He was born in Mexico and lived in Othello for 39 years. He was a retired truck driver. Stevens Funeral Chapel, Othello, is in charge of arrangements.

Guadalupe H. Luna
PROSSER - Guadalupe H. Luna, 73, died Sunday at her home in Prosser. She was born in Mexico and moved to the Valley in 1957. She was a homemaker. Smith Grandview Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby M. Purdy
Ruby Mae Purdy, 75, of Kennewick died Monday in Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House. She was born in Merkle, Texas, and lived in Kennewick for 35 years. She was a retired telephone operator. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Clara M. Carriger
PROSSER - Clara M. Carriger, 91, died Monday at her home in Prosser. She was born in Amity, Ark., and lived in Benton County since 1947. She was a retired schoolteacher and principal. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ella Drury
YAKIMA - Ella Bessie Midland Corcoran Drury, 86, of Prosser died Tuesday in Providence Medical Center in Yakima. She was born in Colville and had been a resident of the Prosser and Columbia Gorge area for many years. She was a homemaker. Meyer Funeral Home, Prosser, is in charge of arrangements.

Willard H. Johnson
Willard H. Johnson, 84, of Richland died Monday at his home. He was born in Washburn, Wis., and lived in the Tri-City area for 56 years. He was a retired power supervisor from Rockwell. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Veta T. LaViolette
SUNNYSIDE - Veta Thelma LaViolette, 90, of Grandview died Tuesday in Sunnyside Community Hospital. She was born in Hanston, Kan., and lived in the Yakima Valley for many years. She was a retired packer at Libbys. Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Thursday, June 15, 2000

Mildred C. Anderson
Mildred C. Anderson, 91, died Tuesday at her home in Richland. She was born in Crosby, N.D., and lived in the Tri-Cities since 1951. She was a retired teacher for the Richland School District. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Harry W. Hansen
Harry W. Hansen, 76, of Richland died Saturday in Kadlec Medical Center. He was born in Whitman, Neb., and lived in the Tri-Cities since 1949. He was a retired engineering technician and physics lab technician for Washington Public Power Supply System. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Dwayne M. Chandler
SPOKANE - Dwayne Matthew Chandler, 36, of Benton City died Tuesday in Spokane. He was born in Fredrickburg, Va., and lived in Benton City for 21 years. He was a mechanic in heavy construction. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James R. McDonald
SEATTLE - James R. "Bob" McDonald, 85, of Kennewick died Tuesday in Seattle. He was born in Bossier City, La., and lived in the Tri-Cities on and off for 50 years. He was a retired pipefitter. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lucille B. Kaupp
Lucille Belle Kaupp, 81, of West Richland died Wednesday in Life Care Center of Richland. She was born in Salida, Colo., and lived in West Richland for 52 years. She was a retired sales clerk for a dry-cleaning company. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Juanita R. Ortega
SUNNYSIDE - Juanita Rocha Ortega, 81, died Wednesday at her home in Sunnyside. She was born in Mexico and lived in Sunnyside for 51 years. She was a homemaker. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.


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