Miscellaneous Yakima County, Washington Obituaries

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Susan J. (Johnson) Borland
Susan J. (Johnson) Borland, 66, of Outlook died Tuesday at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland.
Mrs. Borland was born in Port Angeles, Wash., and moved to Outlook in 1971. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Borland of Outlook; three sons, Thomas Balay of Grandview, Randy Robinson of Seattle and Les Robinson of Outlook; three daughters, Teresa Henry of Yakima and Vinnie Thompson and Kimberly Vinyard, both of Outlook; a sister, Evelyn Morgison of Sequim, Wash.; two brothers, Gordon Johnson of Port Angeles, Wash., and Leonard Johnson of Dickenson, Texas; two stepdaughters, Kathy Whitner of Goldendale and Kay Weddle of Grandview; 23 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
A memorial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 2291 Tear Road, Grandview. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published March 31, 2000]

Ralph D. Craig
Ralph D. Craig, 73, of Lower Naches died Thursday at his home.
Mr. Craig was born in Enterprise, Ore., was educated in Naches and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a crusher boss for Sam Herworth in Port Angeles, Wash., worked on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline in Alaska and returned to Lower Naches in 1977 and was an instructor at Waconi Training School until retiring in 1988. 
Survivors include his wife, Connie of Lower Naches; sons, Larry Donald Craig of Olympia, David Rodman of Yakima and Richard Rodman of Bothell, Wash.; daughters, Sherry Weaver of Olympia and Deborah Cuyle of Selah; sisters, Betty Gaudette of Yakima and Barbara Dodson of Selah; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4307 Englewood Ave., Yakima. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the Relief Society Room. Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published March 31, 2000]

Rosella Marie Graff
Rosella Marie Graff, 49, of Sunnyside died Thursday at her home.
Mrs. Graff was born, raised and educated in Sunnyside. She lived in California for six years before returning to Sunnyside in 1977. Mrs. Graff was a school bus driver for the Sunnyside Christian School and for the Sunnyside School District and worked in medical records for Emerald Circle Nursing Home.
Survivors include her husband, Dennis of Sunnyside; a daughter, Debbie Graff of Sunnyside; a son, Kris Graff of Sunnyside; and a sister, Yvonne Firestone of Sunnyside.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Burial will be in the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens. Viewing and visitation will be 3 p.m.-8 p.m. today and from 9:30 a.m. until the service Saturday at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.
[Published March 31, 2000]

Earl Porter Nelson
Earl Porter Nelson, 86, of Toppenish died Monday at Sunrise Care Yakima Valley in Toppenish.
Mr. Nelson was born in Lewistown, Mont., and moved to Toppenish in 1938. He worked in the Bremerton Shipyards during World War II and later returned to the Yakima Valley, where he worked for the Del Monte Corp. until his retirement.
Survivors include Albert Schelert of Toppenish and Bob Corey of Zillah.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in the Elmwood Cemetery in Toppenish. Those wishing to attend may meet at the cemetery.
[Published March 31, 2000]

Paul D. Presley
Paul D. Presley, 60, of Yakima died Saturday.
Mr. Presley was born in Bardley, Mo., was raised and educated in Galesburg, Ill., and served in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. He moved to Granger in 1951, then lived in Zillah before moving to Grandview, where he was a custodian for the A.H. Elementary School for 16 years, retiring in 1990. Mr. Presley lived in Toppenish before moving to Yakima in 1993.
Survivors include his wife, Addie Lee Presley of Yakima; three sons, Paul Jr., Darin and Darrell Presley, all of Yakima; a daughter, Paula Sheltman of Whitehall, Ark.; his mother, Grace Presley of Sunnyside; three sisters, June Schrodt of Warden, Wash., Jerry Flett of Grandview and Mildred Knowles of Bremerton, Wash.; six brothers, Carl Presley of Moses Lake, Dutch Presley of Denver, Marvin Presley of Doniphan, Mo., William Presley of Jackson, Tenn., Richard Presley of Mabton, Sterling Presley of Prosser; and four grandsons.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Second Ward, 4307 Englewood Ave., Yakima. Cremation will be held and inurnment will be in the Zillah Cemetery. Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 5, 2000]

Harry Hubert Quillen
Harry H. Quillen, 71, of Plymouth, Wash., died Sunday at Grandview Healthcare Center.
Mr. Quillen was born in Lewiston, Idaho. He was a volunteer at Clair Brown Middle School in Umatilla, Ore.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Quillen of Plymouth; his children, Steven Neil Quillen of Plymouth and Linda G. Quillen of Umatilla, Ore.; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.
A memorial service will be at a later date. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.
[Published April 5, 2000]

Frank George Roi
Frank George Roi, 92, of Yakima died Monday at Garden Village.
Mr. Roi was born in LaRochelle, France. He came to the United States in 1919 and was a teacher for Washington Junior High in Yakima for 29 years.
Survivors include his wife, Jane of Yakima; a son, Larry Roi of London; a daughter, Sally Jo Flaherty of Tacoma; a sister, Renee Svinth of Chehalis, Wash., and one grandchild.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Keith and Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel.
[Published April 5, 2000]

Grant E. Baird
Grant E. Baird, 80, of Outlook died Monday at home.
Mr. Baird was born in Indianola, Ill. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. 
Survivors include one daughter, Debra Ellis of Olympia; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Cleveland Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Viewing and visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Sunday.
[Published April 5, 2000]

Richard A. 'Dick' Wilkens
Richard A. "Dick" Wilkens, 58, of Yakima died at his home Saturday.
Mr. Wilkens was born in Beloit, Wis. He served with the U.S. Navy for four years and was employed by Respond and ETA in Yakima as an ATM technician.
Survivors include his stepfather, A.J. (John) Ecker of Yakima; and two sisters, Kenlynn (Lynn) Anderson of Yakima and Sharon Panattoni of Albany, Ore.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today in the Keith and Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel. A committal service will follow at Terrace Heights Memorial Park.
[Published April 5, 2000]

Douglas Bruce Sherman
Douglas Bruce Sherman, 56, of Ellensburg died Monday at his home.
Mr. Sherman was born in Seattle. He worked for an asphalt plant in Redmond, Wash., for 24 years and was also a fisherman in Alaska. Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Sherman of Ellensburg; two daughters, Kristi Sherman and Cheri Loveless, both of Lynnwood, Wash.; two stepdaughters, Cindy Turner of Redmond and Lori Webb of Douglas, Ala.; a brother, Donald Sherman of Vancouver, Wash; two sisters, Claudia Sherman of Bothell, Wash., and Melodie Priest of Marysville, Wash.; and seven grandchildren.
[Published April 6, 2000]

James Kenneth Smith
James Kenneth Smith, 70, of Yakima died Sunday at Chinook Convalescent Center.
Mr. Smith was born in Bethany, Mo. He was a journeyman metal finisher in the construction industry for many years.
Survivors include three daughters, Virginia Johnson, Gail Ryan and Roxanna Chitwood, all of Anacortes, Wash.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
At his request, no formal services will be held. Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 6, 2000]

Eldon Anderson Pursley
Eldon Anderson Pursley, 78, of Yakima died Tuesday at Providence Yakima Medical Center.
Mr. Pursley was born in Sylvester, Texas. He served for three years in the U.S. Army and retired from Boeing in 1987 after 30 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Pursley of Yakima; sons, Perry Pursley of Temecula, Calif., and Terry Pursley of Seattle; a stepson, Robert Skamel of Sparks, Nev.; stepdaughter, Karen Hall of Tacoma; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Homer Pursley of Sylvester, Texas, and two sisters, Lucille Green and Annabelle Fountain, both of Abilene, Texas.
Funeral services will be Friday at Keith and Keith Terrace Heights Chapel with burial to follow at Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 6, 2000]

Manuel Larios
Manuel Larios, 40, of Yakima died Sunday at Providence Yakima Medical Center.
Mr. Larios was born at Michoacan, Mexico. He worked as a farm laborer and for Beacons Moving and Storage Co.
Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Larios of Vancouver, Wash.; three sons, Derek Larios of Topeka, Kan.; Donald Larios Scott of Yakima and Ricardo Larios of Tacoma; his father and mother, Carlos Theodore Larios and Maria Alvarez Larios, both of Michoacan, Mexico; one grandson; and two brothers, Rosario Larios and Ricardo Larios, both of Michoacan, Mexico.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph West. A vigil service will be at 6 p.m. today at the Keith and Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel. Interment will be in Coalcoman, Michoacan, Mexico.
[Published April 6, 2000]

Dorothy L. Thompson
Dorothy L. Thompson, 81, of Yakima died Tuesday.
Mrs. Thompson was born in Centerville, Mo. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her children, Dottie West, Vicki Tatge, Nancy Mixon and Tom Thompson, all of Yakima; three sisters, Louise Thompson of Dayton, Wash., Jenny Hall of Goldendale and Goldie McKay of Tacoma; two brothers, Ralph McKinney and Ray McKinney, both of Goldendale; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A private service will be held. Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 6, 2000]

Charles A. Cruse Sr.
Charles A. Cruse Sr. of Ellensburg died Wednesday.
Mr. Cruse was born in Yakima, was educated in Ellensburg and served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He worked for Washington State Forestry, Boise Cascade Corp., Twin City Foods and First Interstate Bank.
Survivors include his wife, Ann; a brother, Bill Cruse of Ellensburg; a sister, Marie Schnabel of Longview; two sons, Ron Cruse of Newman Lake, Wash., and Charles Cruse Jr. of Ellensburg; and three grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Ellensburg. Steward & Williams Funeral Directors, Ellensburg, is in charge of arrangements. 
[Published April 7, 2000]

Adrian E. Davis
Adrian E. Davis, 66, of Union Gap died Monday at his home.
Mr. Davis was born in Hooker, Okla., and lived in the Yakima Valley for the past three years. He was a heavy equipment operator, driving a truck before he retired.
Survivors include his caregiver, Thea Peterson of Union Gap; a son, Jeffery E. Davis of Post Falls, Idaho; two daughters, Ilene Harden of Camano Island, Wash., and Lisa Busenius of Ruston, Wash.; a brother, Dewane Davis of Auburn, Wash.; a sister, Anita Davis of Melton, Wash.; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
At Adrian's request no funeral services will be held. Colonial Funeral Home of Toppenish is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 7, 2000]

Darla K. MacDonald
Darla K. MacDonald, 47, died Wednesday in Yakima.
Mrs. MacDonald was born in Toppenish. She was a secretary for various churches in the Yakima area.
Survivors include her husband, Mike MacDonald of Union Gap; two sons, Michael Adam MacDonald of Union Gap and Rodney MacDonald of Searcy, Ark.; her parents, Alton and Georgia Still of Granger; a brother, Douglas Still of Yakima; and a sister, Donna Jones of Union Gap.
A memorial service will be at noon Monday at Summitview Church of Christ. Those wishing to attend should meet at the church. Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 7, 2000]

Jack L. Earl Sr.
Jack L. Earl Sr., 68, of Yakima, died Thursday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Earl was born in Lewiston, Idaho. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and worked as a sawmill operating engineer for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy; a son, Tim of Alaska; six sisters; one brother; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service will take place at the Nile Community Church at 2 p.m. April 15. The service will be followed by a dinner. Keith and Keith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 8, 2000]

Thelma G. Gallipo
Thelma G. Gallipo, 91, of Yakima, died Thursday at Garden Village in Yakima.
Mrs. Gallipo was born at Mankato, Kan. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and traveling south for the winter.
Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth E. Long of Yakima; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
At her request, there will be no services. Inurnment will be at Tahoma Cemetery. Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 8, 2000]

Vivian Kinkead
Vivian Kinkead, 92, of Yakima, died Thursday at home.
Mrs. Kinkead was born in Poplar, Mo. She moved to Yakima in 1930 and worked as an elevator operator in the Liberty Building in Yakima for several years before retiring.
Survivors include her brother, Aubrey Woodall of Yakima.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Shaw and Sons Funeral Chapel, with concluding services at Tahoma Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and continue from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m Sunday.
[Published April 8, 2000]

Beulah Virginia Morrison
Beulah Virginia Morrison, 86, of Ellensburg, died Thursday at home.
Mrs. Morrison cooked in the main Ellensburg School kitchen, Morgan Jr. High and Mt. Stuart School.
Survivors include her sister, Lu Deccio of Yakima; daughter, Shirley Dunn of Olympia; son, Dave Morrison of Colfax, Wash.; daughter, Barb Morrison of Thorp; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Steward and Williams Funeral Home, 301 E. Third, Ellensburg. Graveside services will follow at the Thorp Cemetery. A dinner will follow at the Thorp Community Church, following graveside services.
[Published April 8, 2000]

Esther M. Palo
Esther M. Palo, 81, of Yakima, died Thursday at home.
She was born in Kinney, Minn., and worked for The American Red Cross in Yakima and was an instructor in the practical nursing department at Yakima Valley Community College.
Survivors include her nieces, Eileen Koski of Richland; Marilyn Roetman of Richfield, Minn.; Esther Ellen Filson of Cottage Grove, Minn.; Karen Y. Tye of Allyn and nephew, Ralph Palo of St. Paul, Minn. 
Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 8, 2000]

Willa Mae Page
Willa Mae Page, 94, of Yakima, died Friday at Crescent Convalescent Center.
Born in Stanley, Ky., Mrs. Page married in Yakima in 1928. She was known for needlework and baking.
She is survived by her son, Jess Page Jr. of Yakima; two daughters, Betty Wilson and Nina Rupert, both of Yakima; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
Keith and Keith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 9, 2000]

Nelda A. Wenzel
Nelda A. Wenzel, 89, of Yakima, died Saturday at Crescent Convalescent Center
Born in Fairmont, Minn., Mrs. Wenzel married in Yakima in April 1929. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son, Don Wenzel of Yakima; daughter, Sharon Cook of Kirkland, Wash.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A funeral is planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Tahoma Cemetery.
Langevin-Mussetter is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 9, 2000]

Leroy Graham
Leroy Graham, 85, of Yakima, died Thursday at Crescent Convalescent Center. 
Born in Canada, Mr. Graham was raised and educated in Edmonton, Alberta. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force for five years before moving to Yakima in 1946.
He worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for Block Distributing Co. until his retirement in 1976.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Graham of Yakima; two daughters, Jane Lane of Cheney, Wash., and Carol Snyder of Dallas; and three grandchildren.
A memorial is planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Keith and Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel. Keith and Keith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 9, 2000]

Kathleen Ann Hibbs
Kathleen Ann Hibbs, 81, of Yakima, died Friday at Heritage Gardens Nursing Home.
Born in Okanogan, Wash., Mrs. Hibbs was educated in Spokane before attending college at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. She was a career teacher who spent 35 years in classrooms throughout the Yakima Valley before retiring from the Grandview School District in 1971.
She is survived by her four sons, Bob Hibbs of Yakima, Bill Hibbs of Zillah, Tom Hibbs of Yakima and Gary Hibbs of Graham, Wash.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A family ceremony is planned. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Zillah is handling arrangements.
[Published April 9, 2000]


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