Miscellaneous Yakima County, Washington Obituaries

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Elta May Arrstad
Elta May Arrstad, 66, of Ellensburg died Saturday at her home.
Mrs. Arrstad was born in Grand Island, Neb., and had lived in Ellensburg since 1967. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Doug Arrstad of Kittitas and John Arrstad of Sheridan, Wyo.; three daughters, Patsi Rose and Laurie Davenport, both of Ellensburg, and Karen Krause of Kittitas; and 14 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Pentecostal Church, 403 S. Water St., Ellensburg. Steward & Williams Funeral Directors, Ellensburg, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 19, 2000]

Jack Loren Brumley
Jack Loren Brumley, 52, of Victor, Mont., died Sunday at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Mont. 
Mr. Brumley was born in Chicago, educated in Yakima and served in the U.S. Army. He was an electrical contractor and worked in the Yakima Valley until 1983, when he moved to Los Angeles, then to Montana in 1987.
Survivors include his wife, Kelly Brumley of Victor; his children, Michelle Brumley of Victor, and Richard Brumley of Moxee; a stepson, Brian Wachter of Selah; and a granddaughter.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Whitesitt Funeral Home, Stevensville, Mont. Interment will conclude at the Victor Cemetery.
[Published April 19, 2000]

Douglas Keith Crane
Douglas Keith Crane, 45, of Portage, Mich., died Saturday.
Mr. Crane was born in Yakima and was a resident of Yakima until a month ago.
Survivors include sisters, Debra Field of Astoria, Ore., and Donna Gendron of Yakima.
Funeral arrangements are pending. Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 19, 2000]

Harvey Thomas Healea Jr.
Harvey Thomas Healea Jr., 57, of Grandview died Monday at Grandview Healthcare Center.
Mr. Healea was born in Longview. 
An inurnment service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Grandview Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, Grandview, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 19, 2000]

Orpha (Kitty) B. Rosen
Orpha (Kitty) B. Rosen, 79, of Sunnyside died Monday at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
Mrs. Rosen was born in Turk, Wash. She worked as a waitress for 54 years.
Survivors include a brother, James Kirkwood of Medical Lake, Wash.; two sisters, Elsie Vine of Chewelah, Wash., and Jane Amundson of Morton, Wash.; and five children, James L. Rosen of Granger, Jane A. Brown of Kennewick, Judith M. Wetherell of North Bend, Ore., Rev. Walter Owens of Sulphur Springs, Ohio, and Mitchell Owens of Tieton.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Sunnyside Chapel of Valley Hills Funeral Home.
[Published April 19, 2000]

Lillian T. Capen
Lillian T. Capen, 88, of Yakima died April 14 in Yakima.
Mrs. Capen was born in Howe, Okla., and moved to Yakima in 1946. She worked as a waitress until retiring in 1976.
Survivors include a son, Dale Westlake of Spokane; seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Tahoma Cemetery. Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 20, 2000]

Donna Evans-Farmer
Donna Evans-Farmer, 91, of Yakima died Wednesday at Chandler House in Yakima.
She was born in Blackduck, Minn., and worked as a bookkeeper.
Survivors include two sisters, Jean Fryerherm and Joyce Campbell, both of Yakima.
Cremation will be at Terrace Heights Memorial Park in Yakima. At her request there will be no services. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Zillah, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 20, 2000]

Donald Wayne Keefe
Donald Wayne Keefe, 56, of Yakima died Tuesday.
Mr. Keefe was born in Denver, was raised and educated in Richland and served in the U.S. Navy. He lived in Seattle and played banjo with the Seattle Banjo Band before moving to Yakima in 1995. He was an accountant at Group M Enterprises.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy; his father, Tom; and a brother, Joe.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Shaw and Sons Funeral Chapel with concluding service and burial following in Tahoma Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors, Yakima is in charge of arrangements. 
[Published April 20, 2000]

George R. Meek
George R. Meek, 71, of Yakima died Wednesday at Providence Yakima Medical Center. 
Mr. Meek was born in Wenatchee, grew up in the Hanford-White Bluffs area and moved to Yakima in 1943. He worked at the Hanford Project for many years before moving in 1955 to Sacramento, Calif. He later returned to Yakima, where he worked for J.A. Jones Construction and later Kaiser Engineers at the Hanford site, retiring in 1991.
Survivors include his wife, Louis Meek of Yakima; a daughter, Cinde McCay of Selah; two sons, Kris of Roseville, Calif., and Colton of Richland; four siblings, Aloha Gilhuly and Pat Gilhuly, both of Yakima, Victor Meek of Winthrop, Wash., and Frank Meek of Sequim, Wash.; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Keith & Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel. 
[Published April 20, 2000]

Gary Wayne Olson Sr.
Gary Wayne Olson Sr., 63, died Wednesday at Providence Yakima Medical Center.
Mr. Olson was born in Yakima and was educated in Yakima and Naches. He worked at Garrettson's Market for several years, starting as a box boy and leaving in 1967 as a baker. Mr. Olson later farmed in Terrace Heights and Selah. 
Survivors include his wife, Angeline; a son, Gary Jr.; his mother, Frances P. Olson of Yakima; and a sister, Sandra Hall of Ohio.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. Thursday at Langevin-Mussetter. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Calvary Cemetery, followed by a reception at 11:30 at Suntides. 
[Published April 20, 2000]

Geneva Fox
Geneva Fox, 86, died April 10.
Mrs. Fox was born in Wenatchee, Wash. She was a Senior Companion volunteer for the Yakima Senior Companion Program for 24 years.
Survivors include five children, Phillip Chalmers, Pearl McClaskey, Mary Yates, Tom Chalmers and Gloria Powell; and her siblings, Alma Fedenzer, Mayta Armstrong, Grace Cox, Martha Bectell and Harrison Chalmers.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Tahoma Cemetery. Those wishing to attend should meet at the cemetery. Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 21, 2000]

Richard G. 'Dick' Gilbert
Richard G. "Dick" Gilbert, 71, of Yakima died Sunday at Renaissance Care Center in Yakima.
Mr. Gilbert was born in Chillicothe, Mo., and was formerly of Hoquiam and Grays Harbor County. He had been a lowboy driver and worked for F.G. Peterson for 35 years hauling and transporting heavy equipment, owned and operated B&G Logging on the Quinalt Reservation and was also a truck driver and yardman for Western Steel and Supply.
Survivors include his children, Richard Gilbert Jr. of North Bend, Wash.; Michael Gilbert of Wishkah Valley, Wash.; Robert Gilbert of Aberdeen, Wash.; and Susan Laytham of Bakersfield, Calif.; sisters, Dixie Gilbert of Mount Lake Terrace, Wash.; Dorothy Sue Kotula of Raymond, Wash.; and Doris Ann Hazelquist of Olympia; a brother, Donald Gilbert of Omaha, Neb.; and six grandchildren.
A time of remembrance will beat the home of Mike and Sharon Gilbert in the Wishkah Valley at 2 p.m. Saturday. Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 21, 2000]

Gary Wayne Olson Sr.
Gary Wayne Olson Sr., 63, died Wednesday at Providence Yakima Medical Center.
Mr. Olson was born in Yakima and was educated in Yakima and Naches. He worked at Garrettson's Market for several years, starting as a box boy and leaving in 1967 as a baker. Mr. Olson later farmed in Terrace Heights and Selah. 
Survivors include his wife, Angeline; a son, Gary Jr.; his mother, Frances P. Olson of Yakima; and a sister, Sandra Hall of Ohio.
A Rosary was recited Thursday at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. today at Calvary Cemetery, followed by a reception at 11:30 a.m. at Suntides. 
[Published April 21, 2000]

Troy Allen Stoffel
Troy Allen Stoffel, 35, of Issaquah, Wash., died Tuesday.
Mr. Stoffel was born in Roseburg, Ore., and was raised and educated in Yakima. He was attending Lake Washington Technical College and held a variety of jobs throughout his life.
Survivors include a son, Joseph "Joey" Stoffel of Seattle; Joseph's mother, Lena Stolworthy of Seattle; his father, Bill Stoffel of Issaquah; his mother Billie Martinkus and husband Dr. Gary Martinkus of Yakima; grandmothers, Edna Crow and husband Bob of Yakima, and Evelyn Soffel of Corvallis; step-grandmother, Zaina Ericksen and husband Chuck of Yakima; a brother, Shaun of Arizona; and a sister, Jody Wolff of Yakima.
Viewing will be noon-8 p.m. today at Keith & Keith Funeral Home. A service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Chapel, with viewing from 9 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. Committal service will follow at Terrace Heights Memorial Park. 
[Published April 21, 2000]

Merlin G. Anderson
Merlin G. Anderson, 88, of Loma Linda, Calif., died Wednesday in Loma Linda.
Mr. Anderson lived in the Yakima area 34 years.
Survivors include his wife, Frances E. Anderson of Loma Linda; sons, Merlin Jr. of El Paso, Texas; Ron Anderson of Wayzata, Minn., and James Anderson of Huntington Beach, Calif.; one daughter, Rosalie Lynn of Cotton. They also have 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Private services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Loma Linda University Church Chapel. A memorial services will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Riverside National Cemetery. AARON Cremation and Burial Services, Loma Linda, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 21, 2000]

J.R. 'Ray' Carrell
J.R. "Ray" Carrell, 73, died Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Pasco.
Mr. Carrell was a lifetime resident of Prosser and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He later worked for the state Department of Transportation, retiring in 1979.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Carrell of Prosser; three children, Mike Carrell, Pat Carrell and Michelle Hitzroth; and two grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Prosser Cemetery. Interment will be in the Prosser Cemetery. Meyer Funeral Home, Prosser, is in charge of arrangements. 
[Published April 22, 2000]

Teresa 'Doris' Grubenhoff
Teresa "Doris" Grubenhoff, 89, of Olympia died April 16 at Columbia Capital Medical Center in Olympia.
Mrs. Grubenhoff was born in Odessa District, Pierce County, N.D., and moved to the Yakima Valley at an early age. She farmed in Toppenish and was a head floor lady for Del Monte Corp. until retiring in 1973.
Survivors include a daughter, Janice Johnson of Olympia; a son, Lewis Grubenhoff of Gautier, Miss.; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel in Toppenish. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Monday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Toppenish. Concluding service and burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in Toppenish.
[Published April 22, 2000]

Jesse William Hunsperger
Jesse William Hunsperger, 82, of Sunnyside died Wednesday in Puyallup. 
Mr. Hunsperger served in the military during World War II, was a farmer in the Boise Valley of Idaho and in the Columbia Basin, and retired from the Grandview School District after 17 years as bus driver and custodian.
Survivors include four sons, Donald L. of Seattle, William L. of Puyallup, Elmer R. of Yakima and Leslie E. of Bothell; a sister, Dorothy Grandle of Colville; five brothers, Delmer Hunsperger and Sidney Hunsperger, both of Nampa, Idaho, Alvin Hunsperger of Springfield, Ore., and LeRoy Hunsperger and Ted Hunsperger, both of Boise, Idaho; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Sunnyside Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements. 
[Published April 22, 2000]

Claude Charles Jamison
Claude Charles Jamison, 80, of Yakima died Thursday in Providence Yakima Medical Center.
Mr. Jamison was born in Topeka, Kan., moved to Yakima in 1937 and served in the U.S. Army. He later worked as a welder and carpenter, was a maintenance man for St. Paul Cathedral and school, and retired from Yakima Valley School in 1983.
Survivors include his wife, Rita Jamison of Yakima; a daughter, Claudia Gasseling of Wapato; a son, Donald Jamison of Spokane; a sister, Dorothea Escobedo of Nagales, Ariz.; two brothers, Dale Jamison of Phoenix, Ariz., and Robert Jamison of Tacoma; and two great-grandchildren.
Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Monday in Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Paul's Cathedral. Concluding service and burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. 
[Published April 22, 2000]

Gary Wayne Olson Sr.
Gary Wayne Olson Sr., 63, died Tuesday at Providence Yakima Medical Center.
Mr. Olson was born in Yakima and was educated in Yakima and Naches. He worked at Garrettson's Market for several years, starting as a box boy and leaving in 1967 as a baker. Mr. Olson later farmed in Terrace Heights and Selah. 
Survivors include his wife, Angeline; a son, Gary Jr.; his mother, Frances P. Olson of Yakima; and a sister, Sandra Hall of Ohio.
A Rosary was recited Thursday at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. Graveside service was held Friday at Calvary Cemetery, followed by a reception at Suntides. 
[Published April 22, 2000]

Dwight L. McGuire
Dwight L. McGuire, 65, of Ellensburg died Thursday at his home.
Mr. McGuire was born in Sully County, S.D. He had worked for Boeing in Seattle, was a rancher in the Kittitas Valley, worked for the Ellensburg Telephone Co., and as an independent contractor established Spring Creek Construction. He also was involved in Mazama Bible Camp in Winthrop.
Survivors include his wife, Sharley of Ellensburg; a son, Tim McGuire of Frisco, Texas; two daughters, Teresa Stanley of Yakima and Melody Stein of Ellensburg; a sister, Mildred Parker of Colorado; and seven grandchildren.
Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the CMA Church, 1407 N. B St., Ellensburg, with private interment at High Valley Cemetery. Kittitas Valley Funeral Options, Ellensburg, is in charge of arrangements. 
[Published April 22, 2000]

Robert James Reimer
Robert James Reimer, 84, of Sunnyside died Friday at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
Mr. Reimer was born in Superior, Wis. He had owned and operated Coast to Coast Stores in Neillsville, Wis., and in Sunnyside, and later farmed and worked as an essential oil buyer for I.P. Callison until his retirement in 1980. He continued to farm until 1997.
Survivors include his wife, Helen of Sunnyside; a son, Robert Arthur of Agusta, Ga.; a daughter, Sally Luse of Toledo; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in Sunnyside. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 22, 2000]

Esther M. Tissell
Esther M. Tissell, 92, of Newberg, Ore., died April 16 at her home.
Mrs. Tissell was born in Greeley, Colo. She moved to the Yakima Valley as a child. She owned and operated orchards until retiring and moving to Newberg in 1979. 
Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Olson of Tigard, Ore.; a son, Charles Tissell of Yakima; a sister, Mable Berggren of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and four grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Keith and Keith Terrace Heights Chapel. Concluding service will follow at Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of local arrangements.
[Published April 22, 2000]

Richard J. Zerr
Richard J. Zerr, 73, of Yakima died Wednesday.
Mr. Zerr was born in Yakima and had delivered telegrams before serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He later opened Zerr's Heating Service with his father. He retired in 1984.
Survivors include his wife, Letha of Yakima; two daughters, Janice Bunger of Yakima and Gayla S. Miner of California; four grandsons and four great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Westpark United Methodist Church. A committal service will follow at West Hills Memorial Park. Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 22, 2000]

Marjorie L. Musgrove
Marjorie L. Musgrove, 84, of Yakima died Thursday at Good Samaritan Health Care Center in Yakima.
She was born in 1916 in Nespelen, Wash. She has lived in the Yakima Valley for 74 years.
She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Levell of Wapato and Shirley Wood of Seattle; two brothers, Vernon Logan of Leavenworth, Wash., and Jerry Logan of Spokane; one sister, Della Meyer of Wapato; one step-sister, Jean Hughes of Seattle; and five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 
Cremation will take place at Terrace Heights Memorial Park. At her request, there will be no services. Valley Hills Funeral Home in Zillah is in charge of arrangements. 
[Published April 23, 2000]

Thomas DeRosier
Thomas DeRosier, 69, of Yakima died Saturday in his home. He was born in Red Lake Falls, Minn. He served in the U.S. Army, and moved to Yakima in 1940. He drove a truck for H&H Meat Packers for 13 years and then worked in to heavy construction for Yakima Cement and Superior Asphalt. He retired in 1974.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon DeRosier; one brother, Pete DeRosier of Union Gap; two sisters, Leona Lizotte and Agnes Fortier, both of Yakima; two sons, Greg Rieder of Selah and Randy DeRosier of Farmington, Wash.; one daughter, Lena Fields of Yakima; three step-children, Christine Freisz of Yakima, Kay Irvin of Prineville, Ore., and Jim Merritt Jr. of Selah; five grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
No public services are planned. Shaw and Sons is in charge of arrangements. 
[Published April 23, 2000]

Jesse W. Sartin
Jesse W. Sartin, 91, of Zillah, died Friday at Sunbridge Care Center in Toppenish.
He was born in Douglas County, Mo. He moved his family to Selah in 1935, where he worked for Ross Pack Co. and did orchard work. The family moved to Zillah in 1946, where Mr. Sartin farmed on Orchardville Road. In 1951 he went to work for Stokleys.
He is survived by his wife, Edris Sartin of Zillah; two sons, Ray Sartin of Long Beach, Wash., and Warren Sartin of Kennewick; three daughters, Pauletta Paxton of Philipsburg, Mont., Karen Hagemeier of Kent, Wash., and Mary Louise Sartin of Virginia; two brothers, Jim Sartin of Clatskanie, Ore., and George Sartin of Elko, Nev.; and 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services are pending. Valley Hills Funeral Home in Zillah is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 23, 2000]


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