Miscellaneous Yakima County, Washington Obituaries

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Jeanette Beaudry
Jeanette Marie Beaudry, 81, of Yakima died Saturday at Good Samaritan Health Care Center in Yakima.
Born in Yakima, she worked in Lower Valley hopfields before she got married and became a homemaker.
A former volunteer at the Yakima Senior Center, she is survived by five children, Carol Klingele, Al Beaudry, Faye Beaudry and Don Beaudry, all of Yakima, and Ken Beaudry of Kent, Wash.; a sister, Mary Pearl Todd of Portland; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Recitation of the Rosary will be at 5 p.m. Tueday at Keith & Keith Funeral Home's Ninth Avenue Chapel.
[Published April 24, 2000]

Betty Villarreal
Betty Jean "Que Ayayat" Whitefoot Villarreal, 62, of rural Harrah died Saturday at Providence Hospital in Toppenish.
Born in Toppenish, she owned and operated the Lazy R Tavern in Harrah for 21 years.
An enrolled Yakama, she is survived by her husband, Ruben Villarreal Sr.; a daughter, Debra Whitefoot; three sons, Ruben Villarreal Jr., Carlos Villarreal and Tony Mendoza, all of Harrah; a brother, Sam Whitefoot of Harrah; a sister, Mildred Whiz of Wapato; and numerous grandchildren.
Viewing and dressing services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Merritt Funeral Home chapel in Wapato.
[Published April 24, 2000]

Donna J. Wandling
Donna J. Wandling, 71, of Mabton died Saturday at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
Born in Mabton, she was a retired school teacher.
Survivors include her husband, F. Lyle Wandling of Mabton; two daughters, Lyla Wandling of Mabton and Crystal LeClercq of Foster City, Calif; three siblings, Zoe Grogan of Tacoma, Veda Norton of Ephrata, and Ardis Simon of Kingman, Ariz.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside.
[Published April 24, 2000]

Uldage A. 'Buck' Menard
Uldage A. "Buck" Menard, 85, of Zillah died Wednesday at Providence Yakima Medical Center.
Mr. Menard was born in Wapato. He farmed in Wapato and later in the Granger area until 1993, when he moved to Zillah to retire.
Survivors include his wife, Freda of Zillah; a son, Ray Menard of Yakima; two sisters, Oliva Moerke of Grandview and Louise McCarthy of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Zillah Chapel of Valley Hills Funeral Home. A gathering of family will follow at the Resurrection Catholic Church Hall in Zillah.
[Published April 28, 2000]

Clayton LaMar Olson
Clayton LaMar Olson, 76, of Yakima died Thursday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Olson was born in Yakima. He worked for Ron's Auto Sales as a detail man.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Llonita Hammontree of Yakima; three grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
No services are planned. Cremation will take place at Terrace Heights Memorial Park, Yakima. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Zillah, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 28, 2000]

Esther Pearl Otis
Esther Pearl Otis, 69, of Union Gap died Wednesday at her home.
Mrs. Otis was born in Eakly, Okla. She moved from Spokane to the Yakima area in January 1999.
Survivors include her husband, William A. Otis of Union Gap; a son, Jerry Otis of Yakima; three sisters, Bonnie Miller of Oceanic, Calif., Dovie Winters of Omak, Wash., and Dotti Forshey of Fresno, Calif.; two grandsons and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at West Hills Memorial Park in Yakima. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Zillah, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 28, 2000]

Araceli Ramales
Araceli Ramales, 6, died Wednesday at Children's Medical Center.
Araceli was born March 24, 1994, to Eusevio and Rocio (Rodriguez) Ramales in Toppenish.
Viewing and visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. A Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mass of the Angels will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sunnyside. Interment will follow at the Lower Valley Memorial Park. 
[Published April 28, 2000]

Margaret F. Ulricksen
Margaret F. Ulricksen, died Thursday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Ulricksen was born in LaMoure, N.D. She was a schoolteacher in North Dakota, Idaho, Nevada, Alaska and Washington. Mrs. Ulricksen moved to Yakima in 1943.
Survivors include a daughter, Anne Buckler of Yakima; a sister, Marie Quast of Valley City, N.D.; and a granddaughter.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Keith & Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel. 
[Published April 28, 2000]

Virginia 'Jean' Peterson Warner
Virginia "Jean" Peterson Warner, 78, of Naches died Wednesday at Providence Yakima Medical Center.
Mrs. Warner was born in Elgin, Neb., and moved to Yakima in 1937. She lived in Yakima for seven years before moving to Naches.
Survivors include a son, Ron Warner of Naches; and a granddaughter.
At her request, there will be no services. Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 28, 2000]

Muriel L. Ainsworth
Muriel L. Ainsworth, 82, of Yakima died Wednesday in Yakima.
Mrs. Ainsworth was born in Minneapolis, and lived in California and Montana before moving to Yakima in 1964. 
Survivors include her husband, John Ainsworth; three daughters, Laurinda Johnsen, Janet Larson and Judith Meland; and five grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Wesley United Methodist Church, 48th Avenue and Chestnut. Viewing will be prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m. Cremation will follow in Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 29, 2000]

(Helen) Louise (Griffith) Anderson
(Helen) Louise (Griffith) Anderson, 74, of Moxee died Wednesday at her home.
Mrs. Anderson was born in Buhl, Idaho. She worked for Boise Cascade for many years, retiring in 1981.
Survivors include her children, Judy K. Bullion of Yakima, Thomas L. Anderson of Tacoma and Janet Fox of Yakima; a sister, Capitola Brandson of Sellwood, Ore.; three stepchildren, Lewis Anderson, Connie Homan and Larry Anderson; and seven grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday at Keith & Keith Funeral Home. The funeral will be at noon today at Terrace Heights Community Presbyterian Church. Committal will follow at the Zillah City Cemetery. 
[Published April 29, 2000]

Juan Arias Lopez
Juan Arias Lopez, 83, of Sunnyside died Wednesday at Sunbridge Care Center in Toppenish.
Mr. Lopez was born in San Marcos, Texas, and served in the U.S. Army. He was a truck driver for Acevedo Trucking for 30 years before retiring to Sunnyside in 1989,
Survivors include his wife, Maria Pauline Lopez of Sunnyside; nine sons, Arturo Lopez, Mike Lopez and Armando and Daniel Lopez, all of Sunnyside; Jesse Lopez of Longview, Wash; Juan Lopez Jr. of Cathlamet, Wash.; Jim and Richard Lopez of Goodyear, Ariz.; and Manuel Lopez of Mount Lake Terrace, Wash.; six daughters, Adela Duarte, Francis Munoz and Monica and Teresa Lopez, all of Sunnyside, Rosemary Tiffany of Wenatchee, and Diana Morfin of Grandview; three brothers; three sisters; and numerous grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 1-8 p.m. Sunday at the Sunnyside Chapel of Valley Hills Funeral Home. A vigil service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Iglesia del Calvario on Morgan Road in Sunnyside. Burial will follow in Lower Valley Memorial Gardens. 
[Published April 29, 2000]

Rodney Gabriel MacDonald
Rodney Gabriel MacDonald, 21, died Sunday in Searcy, Ark.
Mr. MacDonald was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, and lived in Arizona and California before settling in Yakima. He was educated in East Valley and was a student at Harding University in Searcy, Ark.
Survivors include his father, Mike MacDonald of Union Gap; a brother, Michael Adam MacDonald of Union Gap; and his grandparents, Alton and Georgia Still of Granger and Archie and Donna MacDonald of Roseburg, Ore.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Church of Christ, 100 N. 72nd Ave., Yakima. Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors, Yakima is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 29, 2000]

James Charles 'Charlie' Powers 
James Charles "Charlie" Powers, 81, of Sunnyside died Thursday at Grandview Health Care Center.
Mr. Powers was born in Davenport, Wash., and lived in Toppenish before moving to Yakima in 1932. He worked at the P&K Auto Parts, General Auto Parts and drove a bus for the Sunnyside School District. He was also a Sunnyside police reserve officer for 15 years.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Powers of Sunnyside; a daughter, Mary Beth Motanie of Brush Praire, Wash.; a son, James C. Powers Jr. of Outlook; four stepsons, Tony Carpino, Mike Carpino, Greg Carpino and Dwayne Carpino; numerous grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Burial will be in the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens. Viewing and visitation will be from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday. 
[Published April 29, 2000]

Stephen 'Steve' Rick Salverda
Stephen "Steve" Rick Salverda, 48, of Yakima died Thursday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Salverda was born in Yakima and was raised in the Buena Heights area. He worked at Sno-Kist, was a sales representative for Webb Caterpillar and owned and operated his own baseball shop.
Survivors include his wife, Judy; his mother, Virginia Salverda; two brothers, Mike Salverda and Patrick Salverda; and his family, Kathryn and Lauren.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Keith and Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel. A celebration of Steve's life will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Keith and Keith Terrace Heights Chapel. Concluding service and burial will follow at Terrace Heights Memorial Park.
[Published April 29, 2000]

Loraine T. Schibig
Loraine T. Schibig, 68, of Wapato died Thursday.
Mrs. Schibig was born in Yakima and worked in the nursing field. She moved to Wapato in 1952.
Survivors include her husband, Robert of Wapato; children, Mary Schibig, Jim Schibig, Ray Schibig, and Joe Schibig, all of Wapato; Alan Schibig and Susan Schoolcraft, both of Yakima; Ron Schibig of Donald, Wash.; Tom Schibig of Kasilof, Alaska; Louise Weber of Lummi Island, Wash.; Theresa Wellman of Redmond, Wash.; and Robert L. Schibig and Karen Schibig, both of Daly City, Calif.; her mother, Margaret St. George of Yakima; sisters, Catherine Otis of Hermiston, Ore.; and Dorothy Chambers of Yakima; brothers, Mervin St. George of Selah and Carl St. George of Kasilof, Alaska; and 14 grandchildren.
A vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Merritt Funeral Home, Wapato. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Reservation Community Memorial Park west of Wapato.
[Published April 29, 2000]

Warren D. 'Ole' Olson
Warren D. "Ole" Olson, 78, died Friday at Providence Yakima Medical Center. 
A lifelong resident of the Wenas and Selah valleys, Mr. Olson was educated in Selah and Naches. He served in the U.S. Army, engaged in the Pacific Theater campaigns of WWII.
He owned and operated Walnut Street Automotive before retiring to his Selah ranch in 1987.
He is survived by his wife, Edith; daughters Rita Rapp, of Vero Beach, Fla., Cheryl Scott, of Selah and Vila Moreland of Vancouver, Wash; foster daughter Eileen Clark of Selah; and nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Wenas Cemetery. Viewing will be from 2-5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. 
[Published April 30, 2000]

Joseph Mathes
Joseph Mathes, 4 months old, died Tuesday.
Born on Christmas Day in Ellensburg, he was the son of Tracy Mathes and Michael Reynolds.
He is survived by his foster mother, Ann Cost; grandparents Steve and Susan Culp of Walla Walla; brother Brandon and sisters Alecia and Heather. 
A memorial service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Shaw and Sons Funeral Chapel. Shaw and Sons is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 30, 2000]

Billy Gene Clayton
Billy Gene Clayton, 71, of Sunnyside died Saturday at Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home. 
Born in Gage, Okla., Mr. Clayton moved to Yakima as a child. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years, starting in 1948.
He returned to Yakima and lived in Moxee before settling in Zillah, where he worked as an orchardist for most of his life.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Sunnyside; daughters Barbara Lynne Clayton of Salem, Ore., Judith Clayton of Sunnyside and Carol Jean Clayton of Zillah; sister Kathleen Clark of Wapato; brother E.G. 'Bob' Clayton of Yakima; and two grandchildren.
A celebration of life and fellowship luncheon will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Orchardvale Grange, 660 Orchardvale Road, Zillah. Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is handling arrangements.
[Published April 30, 2000]

Lepha R. Field Coey
Lepha R. Field Coey, 91, died Friday at Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home, Sunnyside. Born in Ferry County, Mrs. Field Coey lived in Washington, Idaho and Oregon while growing up. She lived in Caldwell, Idaho, before moving to Outlook in 1947, where she helped run a farm. 
Widowed in 1970, she later remarried and moved to Sunnyside.
She is survived by her children, Donna Ann Conahan, of Warden, Wash., and H. Stanley Field of Othello, Wash.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sunnyside Memorial Park. Viewing will begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.
[Published April 30, 2000]

Roleigh G. Pace
Roleigh G. Pace of Buena died at his home Wednesday. He was 75.
Born in Flippin, Ark., Mr. Pace moved to Washington in 1950, where he worked for Lockheed and later managed housing complexes. He moved to the Yakima Valley in 1973, working at the Mount Adams Golf Course and Hanford.
He is survived by his wife Alice of Buena; sons John Seddon of Bryan, Texas, George Leckenby of Seattle and Jerry Leckenby of Richland; daughter Guyla Pace of Tacoma and brother Bill Pace of Federal Way, Wash.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Colonial Funeral Chapel, Toppenish. Burial will follow in Zillah Cemetery. Viewing is scheduled from 1-5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel.
[Published April 30, 2000]


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