Miscellaneous Benton County, Washington Obituaries

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Friday, June 16, 2000

Laura B. Conklin
Laura B. Conklin, 89, of Richland, died Wednesday in Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House. She was born in Englewood, Colo., and lived in Richland for 55 years. She was a retied nurse. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert C. Thomas Sr.
Robert C. Thomas Sr., 75, died Wednesday at his home in Richland. He was born in Salt Lake City and lived in the Tri-Cities for 38 years. He was a retired machinist for Westinghouse. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Henry J. Haugen
Henry James Haugen, infant son of Timothy and Jennifer Haugen of Kennewick, died Tuesday in Kadlec Medical Center in Richland. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Julius R. Brandt
GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Julius R. Brandt, 69, of Fairfield, Mont., died Wednesday in Great Falls, Mont. He was born in Grass Range, Mont., and lived in the Tri-Cities area for more than 28 years. He was a retired watermaster for the South Columbia Basin Irrigation Project. Gorder Funeral Home, Choteau, Mont., is in charge of arrangements.
 
Saturday, June 17, 2000

Erika C. Rasmussen
Erika C. Rasmussen, 86, Richland, died Friday in Kadlec Medical Center. She was born in Groeditz, Germany, and lived in Richland for 1-1/2 years. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

James Price
James Price, 81, Pasco, died Thursday in Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Muhlenberg, Ky., and lived in Pasco for 54 years. He was a retired railroad laborer. Bruce Lee Memorial Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Sunday, June 18, 2000

Becky L. McMurdo
Becky L. McMurdo, 56, died Friday at Lourdes Medical Center in Pasco. She was born in Bend, Ore., and had lived in Pasco for 26 years. She was a credit clerk. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel in Pasco is handling arrangements.Violet M. Murphy

Violet Marie Murphy, 73, died Wednesday at Richland home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and lived in the Tri-Cities for 24 years. She was a homemaker. Einan's Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Ivan Eddie
OUTLOOK - Ivan Eddie, 80, died Friday at his Outlook home. He was born in Dodge City, Kan., and lived in the Lower Valley for 61 years. He was a retired maintenance man in the Granger School District. Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is handling arrangements.

Letha C. Crabtree
GRANDVIEW - Letha Catherine Crabtree, 87, of Grandview died Thursday at the Grandview Healthcare Center. She was born in Durant, Okla. She lived in Sunnyside from 1939 to 1955 and most recently since August 1999. She was a retired factory worker. Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is handling arrangements.
 
Monday, June 19, 2000

Phyllis Lawrence
Phyllis Lawrence, 69, died Friday at her Kennewick home. She was born in Kearney, Neb., and has lived in Kennewick for 45 years. For 40 years, she was a foster parent to special needs children. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eddy S. Churman
Eddy S. Churman, 85, died Saturday at the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice in Kennewick. He was born in Galveston, Texas, and had lived in the Tri-Cities since 1945. He retired from Battelle. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Victor Tarver
Victor Richard Tarver, 87, of Kennewick, died Saturday at the Life Care Center of Kennewick. He was born in Zidsbury, Alberta, Canada, and lived in Seattle for many years before moving to Kennewick a year ago. He retired after 25 years with Richardson & Holland in Seattle. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Vesta Beierle
Vesta Louise Beierle, 61, of Prosser, died Saturday at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland. A homemaker, she was born in Hermiston and had lived in Prosser for 25 years. Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 
Tuesday, June 20, 2000

Edgar H. Miller
Edgar Harold Miller, 87, of Kennewick, died Sunday at Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House. He was born in Wilbur and lived in Kennewick for eight years. He was a retired plant manager for the Shell Oil Company. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert P. Brown
Robert Paul Brown, 81, died Sunday at his home in Richland. He was born in Denver and lived in the Tri-Cities for 29 years. He was a retired chemical engineer for Westinghouse. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Thaddeus D. Artz
Thaddeus D. Artz, 27, of Seattle, died Friday in Yakima. He was born in Richland and lived in the Tri-Cities for 26 years. He was a tank commander in the Army National Guard Reserve. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, June 21, 2000

Louise L. Gunlock
Louise Laverne Gunlock, 70, of Kennewick died Monday at Lourdes Medical Center. She was born in Bossier City, La., and lived in the Tri-Cities for 50 years. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse for Dr. W. Thomas Cooper. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary E. Gleeson
Mary Elizabeth Gleeson, 92, of Kennewick died Tuesday at Canyon Lakes Restorative and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Endicott and lived in Kennewick for six years. She was a retired bookkeeper. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Boris M. Akopov
Boris M. Akopov, 73, died Tuesday at his home in Pasco. He was born in Russia and lived in Pasco for seven years. He was a retired railroad engineer in Russia. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Margarita Santana
Margarita Santana, 63, of Pasco died Tuesday at Lourdes Medical Center. She was born in Crystal City, Texas, and lived in Pasco for 31 years. She was a retired office clerk. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Jean Reynolds
SALEM, Ore. -- Jean Reynolds, 75, died Monday at Salem Hospital. She was born in Chatham, N.J., and lived in Richland from 1947 to 1990. She was retired project director for the Senior Meals On Wheels Program for the Benton-Franklin Council on Aging. Dallas (Ore.) Mortuary Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara A. Safford
CALHAN, Colo. -- Barbara Aileen Nesbitt Safford, 52, died Thursday at her home in Calhan. She was born in Ontario, Ore., and lived in Kennewick from 1959 to 1966. She was a schoolteacher. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Colorado Springs, Colo., is in charge of arrangements.

Flora J. Cortez
GRANDVIEW -- Flora Jean Cortez, 60, died Tuesday at her home in Grandview. She was born in Lebanon, Mo., and lived in Yakima County for 32 years. She was a cook for the Mabton School District. Smith Grandview Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, June 22, 2000

Vivian R. Milam
Vivian R. Milam, 82, Richland, died Wednesday in Kadlec Medical Center. She was born in Kahlotus and lived in Richland for 25 years. She was a homemaker. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Sylvia K. Kiser
Sylvia K. Kiser, 53, Kennewick, died Wednesday in Kennewick General Hospital. She was born in Newburg, Ore., and lived in the Tri-Cities for 29 years. She was an administrator on the Hanford project. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Cassandra K. Knight
CONNELL -- Cassandra "Cassie" Kelly Knight, 11, daughter of Scott and Kelly Knight of Connell, died Wednesday at home. She was born in Pasco and lived in Connell for 11 years. She was a student at Connell Elementary School. Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Mabel J. Logston
Mabel Juanita Logston, 84, Pasco, died Wednesday in Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House, Kennewick. She was born in Mineral Wells, W. Va., and lived in Pasco since 1959. She was a homemaker. Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley A. Layne
SPOKANE -- Shirley A. Layne, 60, Wenatchee, died Monday in Spokane. She was born in Nebraska, and was a former Othello resident. She was a bartender. Stevens Funeral Chapel, Othello, is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanette M. Draze
SUNNYSIDE -- Jeanette M. Draze, 81, Richland, died Tuesday in Sunnyside. She was born in Moxee and lived in the Tri-Cities for 27 years. She was a homemaker. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice I. Odegaard
Beatrice I. "Bea" Odegaard, 93, Richland, died Wednesday in Life Care Center of Richland. She was born in Jolliette, N.D., and lived in Richland since 1969. She was a retired teacher in Timber Lake, S.D. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, June 23, 2000

Shirley A. Layne
SPOKANE -- Shirley A. Layne, 60, of Washtucna died Monday in Spokane. She was born in Nebraska and was a former Othello resident. She was a bartender. Stevens Funeral Chapel, Othello, is in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, June 24, 2000

Maria Cavazos
PROSSER -- Maria Sotera P. Cavazos, 76, of Grandview died Wednesday in Prosser. She was born in Edinburg, Texas, and lived in the Grandview area for 55 years. She was a homemaker. Smith Grandview Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Marie B. Lewis
Maria B. Lewis, 91, of Kennewick died Friday in Life Care Center of Kennewick. She was born in Collinsville, Okla., and lived in the Tri-Cities since the 1940s. She was a homemaker. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, June 26, 2000

Geraldine L. Lee
Geraldine L. Lee, 86, died Saturday at the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House in Kennewick. She was born in Dayton, Ohio, and lived in Pasco for 50 years. Lee was a retired bank clerk and teller. Bruce Lee Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, June 27, 2000

Roscoe W. Sapp
Roscoe W. Sapp, 78, died Saturday in Pasco. He was born in Columbia, Mo., and lived in Pasco for 52 years. He was a retired carpenter. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary C. Crawford
Mary C. Crawford, 64, died Saturday at her home in Richland. She was born in Seattle and lived in the Tri-Cities two years. She was a retired sales clerk. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Albert L. Hagan
Albert Lyle Hagan, 78, of Burbank, died Friday at Lourdes Medical Center, Pasco. He was born in Oakland, Calif., and lived in Burbank 21 years. He was a retired meat cutter. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Edwin D. Berninghausen
Edwin D. Berninghausen, 74, of Richland died Thursday at Kadlec Medical Center. He was born in Hardin Township, Iowa, and lived in the Tri-Cities 48 years. He was a retired quality assurance engineer. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret L. Coleman
PROSSER -- Margaret Lucile Coleman, 88, died Monday in Prosser. She was born in Fargo, N.D., and lived in Benton County 50 years. She was a retired packer for Prosser Packers. Smith Grandview Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, June 28, 2000

Michael E. Draper
OTHELLO -- Michael E. Draper, 37, died Sunday at his home in Othello. He was born in Iowa City, Iowa, and was an RV park maintenance manager. Stevens Funeral Chapel, Othello, is in charge of arrangements.

Joan Jones
Joan Jones, 41, of Burbank died Monday in Lourdes Medical Center, Pasco. She was born in Pasco and lived in the Tri-Cities all her life. She was a waitress. Bruce Lee Memorial Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Billy O. Nelson
Billy Owen Nelson, 66, of Richland died Tuesday in Kadlec Medical Center. He was born in Moorland, Okla., and lived in Richland for 33 years. He was a retired clerk for the railroad. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Antonia Deleon
Antonia Deleon, 71, of Kennewick died Tuesday in Kennewick General Hospital. She was born in Elsa, Texas, and lived in Grant County most of her life until moving to Kennewick six months ago from Moses Lake. Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, June 29, 2000

Mildred C. Bonewell
Mildred C. "Meme" Bonewell, 85, died Monday at her home in Richland. She was born in Mounds, Ill., and lived in the Tri-Cities since 1970. She was a homemaker. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Dale R. Moberg
OLYMPIA -- Dale R. Moberg, 72, of Olympia died Monday at St. Peter Hospital. He was born in Clear Lake, Wis., and was a former Richland resident. He was former special education director in the Tri-Cities. Olympia Memorial Funeral Home, Tumwater, is in charge of arrangements.

Darlene J. Frimodt
Darlene J. Frimodt, 84, of Pasco died Wednesday in Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House. She was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and lived in Pasco since 1952. She was a homemaker. Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Goldie A. Bronkhorst
Goldie A. Bronkhorst, 89, died Wednesday at her home in Pasco. She was born in Toppenish and lived in the Tri-Cities since 1935. She was a homemaker. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Benjamin C. Cook-Gary
SUNNYSIDE -- Benjamin C. Cook-Gary, 83, of Pasco died Tuesday in Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home in Sunnyside. He was born in Pretty Rock, N.D., and lived in Pasco for 11 years. He was a retired service station owner and mechanic. Bruce Lee Memorial Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, June 30, 2000

Clara L. Simpkins
Clara Lea Simpkins, 84, died Tuesday at her home in Pasco. She was born in Ashland, Ky., and lived in Pasco for 35 years. She was a retired waitress. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth J. Panell
NACHES -- Ruth J. Panell, 73, died Wednesday at her home in Naches. She was born in Clovis, N.M., and was a longtime Lower Valley resident. Smith Funeral Home of Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.

Inez S. Velarde
Inez S. Velarde, 38, of Pasco died Wednesday at Lourdes Medical Center, Pasco. She was born in Houston and lived in Pasco for 12 years. She was a receptionist for La Clinica. Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements.


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