Miscellaneous Yakima County, Washington Obituaries

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Avis C. Burrill
Avis C. Burrill, 79, of Yakima died Thursday at Providence Yakima Medical Center.
Born in Mayville, N.D., she taught school in Minnesota for seven years before moving to Yakima in 1953. After that, she taught at West Valley High School for 23 years before retiring in 1981.
She is survived by her husband, Leon Burrill of Yakima; four daughters, Mary Ann Ekman of Seattle, Kristie Gabriel of Seattle, Bonnie Jacobson of St. Louis and Laurie Renecker of Tigard, Ore; seven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Bush of Yakima.
The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today at Central Lutheran Church under the direction of Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima.
[Published May 1, 2000]

Francisca T. Alaniz
Francisca T. Alaniz, 81, of Sunnyside died Sunday at her home.
Mrs. Alaniz was born, raised and educated in Mission, Texas. She moved to Sunnyside in 1954.
Survivors include seven daughters, Thelma Cantu, Olga Cortez and Mary Rangel, all of Sunnyside, Yolanda Maganas, Nora Hernandez and Elda Cuevas, all of Grandview and Nelda Alaniz of Kennewick; a brother, Juan Trevino of Grandview; two sisters, Alicia Hinojosa of Grandview and Maria Ramirez of Prosser; 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. today in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sunnyside. Burial will be in the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens. 
[Published May 2, 2000]

Eric D. Broncheau
Eric D. Broncheau, 21, of Toppenish died as the result of a motor vehicle accident Saturday near Buena.
Mr. Broncheau was born, raised and educated in Toppenish. He worked in several jobs dealing with public service.
Survivors include a son, Josiah D. Broncheau of Yakima his friend, Luz Cano of Yakima; two brothers, Michael Broncheau and Bradley Broncheau, both of Toppenish; his foster mother, Ruth Holmes of Toppenish; a sister, Kristina Rose Broncheau of Toppenish; and his grandmother, Laura Orozco of Toppenish.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Colonial Funeral Home, Toppenish. Concluding service and burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in Toppenish. 
[Published May 2, 2000]

Rosalia (Lala) Cisneros
Rosalia (Lala) Cisneros, 95, of Yakima died Sunday at Parkside Nursing Care Center in Union Gap.
Mrs. Cisneros was born in El Salvador and moved to the United States in 1952. She had been a nurses aide and was a housekeeper in Everett and later spent 10 years as a companion to the Burr family in New York. Mrs. Cisneros retired in 1967 and moved to Everett, Wash.
Survivors include a daughter, Alma R. Bennett of Yakima; a son, Julio C. Duque of El Salvador; a sister, Bertha Bodel of Long Island, N.Y.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church. A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. today at Keith & Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel.
[Published May 2, 2000]

Ruby Opal Mortensen
Ruby Opal Mortensen, 94, of Quincy died Monday in Soap Lake, Wash.
Mrs. Mortensen was born in Ventura, Calif., and was raised in Missouri. She managed a beauty shop in Springville, Calif., before moving to Outlook in 1972. Mrs. Mortensen moved to Yakima in 1975.
Survivor include a stepdaughter, Burnice Mortenson of Walla Walla; and five step grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Keith and Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel. Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published May 2, 2000]

Mary Della Ward
Mary Della Ward, 70, died Saturday in Yakima.
Mrs. Ward was born in Yakima and worked for a time at Swedish Hospital. She was retired from Pacific Fruit Packing.
Survivors include her husband, Stanley N. Ward of Yakima; a son, Michael Harris of Yakima; a daughter, Linda Harris of Auburn; a sister, Bernice Gonzales of Yakima; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Shaw and Sons Funeral Chapel with committal to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday. 
[Published May 2, 2000]

Catherine L. (Heron) Dunnett
Catherine L. (Heron) Dunnett, 95, of Moxee died Tuesday at her home.
Mrs. Dunnett was born in Bagshot, England, and moved to the Yakima Valley in 1922. She lived in Yakima until moving in 1930 to Cowiche, where she packed apples for Cowiche Growers for many years. Mrs. Dunnett moved to Moxee in 1994.
Survivors include six children, Wilma Treece of Buena, Betty Beeghly of Moxee, John Heron and Barbara Carroll, both of Yakima, Nancy Olson of Moxee and Anne Stillwaugh of Tieton; a stepson, Gordon Dunnett of Yakima; a stepdaughter, Elaine Kilgore of Issaquah; and 26 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Keith & Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel. Concluding service and burial will follow at Tahoma Cemetery.
[Published May 3, 2000]

Naomi Ann Francis
Naomi Ann Francis, 55, died Monday in Yakima. 
Ms. Francis was born in Yakima, raised in Gleed and educated in Naches. 
Survivors include two brothers, Richard Francis of Yakima and Roger Francis of Arlington, Wash.; and a sister, Theone Hammond of Sunnyside.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at West Hills Memorial Park. Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published May 3, 2000]

Ruth B. Lombard
Ruth B. Lombard, 94, of Yakima died Monday at her home.
Mrs. Lombard was born, raised and educated in Seattle. She taught English at Washington Junior High School in Yakima, and later worked as a caseworker and caseworker supervisor for the Department of Social and Health Services. 
Survivors include her children, Porter Lombard of Medford, Ore., Benjamin Lombard of Yakima, David Lombard of Bellevue, Wash., Henry Lombard of Kirkland, Wash., and Jane Barker of Loma Linda, Calif.; a sister, Peg Calhoun of Claremont, Calif.; and 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the former Congregational Christian Church (now the Unitarian Church) on the corner of North Second Street and Lincoln. The celebration of her life will continue in the social hall following the service. Private family graveside services will be held in Tahoma Cemetery. Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published May 3, 2000]

Darlene Nall
Darlene Nall, 59, died Tuesday in Yakima.
Mrs. Nall was born in Hemet, Calif., raised in Beaumont, Calif., and moved to the Yakima Valley in 1974. She had worked for Chain & Gear.
Survivors include her husband, Dan; a son, Lan Nall of Yakima; a daughter, Dannette Ramynke of Yakima; her mother, Louise (Manly) Cerar; a brother, John Cerar of California; a sister, Ruth Jones of California; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Terrace Heights Memorial Park. 
[Published May 3, 2000]

Thomas C. Todd
Thomas C. Todd, 74, of Yakima died Sunday at Landmark Care Center.
Mr. Todd was born in Pendleton, Ore., and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He later worked for Standard Oil Co. for many years.
Survivors include his mother, who lives in Yakima; his wife, Dolores; two daughters, Susan Hillis of Yakima and Nancy Henderson of Boise, Idaho; and four grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Shaw and Sons Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
[Published May 3, 2000]

Carl Chester Walters
Carl Chester Walters, 89, of Bellevue, Wash., died Sunday in Bellevue.
Dr. Walters was born in Everett, Wash., and served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He moved to Yakima in 1939 and was a physician in general practice until his retirement in 1990. Dr. Walters retired to Monterey, Calif., and returned to the Northwest in 1996.
Survivors include his wife, Helen of Bellevue; a daughter, Mary E. Weyrick of Yakima; a son, Richard C. Walters of Redmond, Wash.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Terrace Heights Cemetery in Yakima. Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m. Thursday at Keith & Keith Funeral Home.
[Published May 3, 2000]

Verlin A. Briscoe
Verlin A. Briscoe, 86, of Ellensburg died Wednesday at Kittitas Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Briscoe was born in Frederick, Okla. He was a sheet metal worker and also worked the meat processing industry. Mr. Briscoe moved to Ellensburg in 1990.
Survivors include two sons, James Briscoe of Yakima and Clarence Briscoe of Culp Creek, Ore.; two daughters, Nancy Canto and Verline Tavis of California; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Following cremation, a private family memorial will be held. Kittitas Valley Funeral Options, Ellensburg, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published May 4, 2000]

Rod Dunning
Former Yakima resident Rod Dunning, 87, died Sunday in Sun City West, Ariz.
Dr. Dunning was born in Spokane and was an optometrist in Yakima until his retirement in 1975. He had lived in Everett before moving to Arizona in 1994.
Survivors include his wife, Verona "Vee" Dunning; a daughter, Barbara Jardine of Atlanta; a son, James Dunning of Medina, Wash.; a brother, Arlo Dunning of Moses Lake; and three granddaughters.
Services were held at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Sun City West, Ariz. Camino Del Sol Funeral Chapel & Cremation Center, Sun City West, was in charge of arrangements.
[Published May 4, 2000]

Ernest Louie Menard
Ernest Louie Menard, 69, of Grandview died Wednesday at Grandview Health Care Center.
Mr. Menard was born in Wapato. He worked as a nightclub musician.
Survivors include two sons, Bruce and Kyle; a daughter, Renee Skidmore of Michigan; two sisters, Regina May Kordack and Diana Roger, both of Everett, Wash.; and two grandchildren.
At Mr. Menard's request, no formal services will be held. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published May 4, 2000]

Orie L. Montgomery
Orie L. Montgomery, 82, of Sunnyside died Wednesday at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
Mr. Montgomery was born in Ionia, Kan.
Survivors include three daughters, Marilyn Schryvers of Prosser, Jeannette McIntire of Sunnyside and Beth Stephenson of Piqua, Ohio; two sisters, Esther Meese and Thelma Windgardner of Yakima; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Viewing and visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday.
[Published May 4, 2000]

Harvey LaVerne Schaneman
Harvey LaVerne Schaneman, 64, of Sunnyside died Monday at Renaissance Care Center in Yakima.
Mr. Schaneman was born in Scottsbluff, Neb.
Survivors include three brothers, Don, Frank and Jack; two sisters, Jane and Janet.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lower Valley Memorial Park, Sunnyside. Those wishing to attend may meet at the cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published May 4, 2000]

Eva Alma Walker
Eva Alma Walker, 82, of Yakima died Wednesday at Chinook Convalescent Center.
Mrs. Walker was born in Oklahoma and moved to Washington in 1938. She had worked as a gourmet cook in restaurants.
Survivors include a daughter, Pat Bissell of Yakima; a brother, Samuel Turner of Yakima; a sister, Bea Faith of Selah; and two grandchildren. 
No services are planned. Cremation will be held at Terrace Heights Memorial Park, Yakima. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Zillah, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published May 4, 2000]

Eva M. Adams
Eva M. Adams, 79, died Thursday at Landmark Care Center in Yakima.
Mrs. Adams was born in Pyatt, Ark., and moved to Washington state in the early 1950s.
Survivors include five children, Lois West, Ann Lenseigne-English, Wayne Adams, Gary Adams and Juli Abhold; a sister, Wanda Horn; a brother, Bill Copeland; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Keith & Keith's Ninth Avenue Chapel, with concluding service and burial at Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday.
[Published May 5, 2000]

David R. Corbus 
David R. Corbus, 50, of Grandview died Wednesday at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
Mr. Corbus was born in St. Louis. He was a truck driver for 19 years for Independent Food.
Survivors include his children, Jamie Corbus, Christina Cromwell, Stephanie Corbus and Elizabeth Corbus, all of Grandview; his siblings, Rosalie Corbus of Yakima, Susan Corbus of Maltby, Wash., Richard Corbus of Kent, Wash., and William Corbus of Germany; and a granddaughter.
A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lower Valley Memorial Park, Sunnyside. Those wishing to attend may meet at the cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published May 5, 2000]

Fortino Sandoval
Fortino Sandoval, 79, of Sunnyside died Wednesday at his home.
Mr. Sandoval was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and moved to Sunnyside in 1996.
Survivors include his wife, Jacinta Sandoval of Sunnyside; nine children, Aurora Chavez, Jose Angel Sandoval, Celia Hernandez and Rufina Alvarez, all of Mexico, Samuel Sandoval of Ephrata, Wash., Saturnino Sandoval of Sunnyside, Olivia Sandoval and Luz Maria Magana, both of California, and Maria del Toro of Grandview; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be with Mass at 5 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Granger. Burial will be in the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.
[Published May 5, 2000]

Carrie Ables
Former Yakima resident Carrie Ables, 88, of Hood River, Ore., died Sunday at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Ables was a homemaker. She had lived in Hood River for the last four years.
Survivors include five children, Carol Martin of Hood River, Hazel Davidson of Beckville, Texas, Mary Hughes of Bossier City, La., and Jim Ables and Linda Lee of Yakima; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Terrace Heights Memorial Park in Yakima. Anderson Funeral Home, Hood River, Ore., is in charge of arrangements.
[Published May 9, 2000]

Allen Anthony Davis
Allen Anthony Davis, 58, died Saturday at his home.
Mr. Davis was born in Tacoma.
Survivors include three children, Renee MacClary of Fayetteville, N.C., Melissa Dawson of Norman, Okla., and Todd David of Kittitas; his former wife, Candy Davis; his parents, Tom and Louise (Ackerman) Davis of Ellensburg; his siblings, Terry Wood of Yakima, Debi Barneycastle and Mike Davis, both of Ellensburg, and Jim Davis and Sue West, both of Wenatchee; his special friend, Mighon; and three grandsons.
At his request, there will be no formal service. Steward & Williams Funeral Directors, Ellensburg, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published May 9, 2000]

Carol M. Ebner
Carol M. Ebner, 65, of Yakima died Sunday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Ebner was a homemaker. 
Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Ebner of Yakima; four children, Laura Moora of Pinellas Park, Fla., Linda Dean of Crescent City, Calif., Lawrence A. Ebner of Deer Park, Wash., and Christopher Ebner of Woodinville, Wash.; three sisters, Eileen Gaboury of Portland, Yvonne Reed of Spokane and Barbara Lawson of East Brady, Pa.; a brother, Charles A. Bailey of Pullman, Wash.; and seven grandchildren. 
A vigil service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will be at noon Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Entombment temporarily will be at Tahoma Mausoleum. Final entombment will be at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.
[Published May 9, 2000]

Anna Fisher
Anna Fisher, 86, of Yakima died Saturday.
Mrs. Fisher was born in Rugby, N.D., and moved to the Yakima area in 1927. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include sons, David Miller and Richard Miller, both of Yakima; two sisters, Martina Triechel of Bozeman, Mont., and Mary Gregory of Seattle; 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday and Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Committal service will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published May 9, 2000]

Don E. Foster
Don E. Foster, 79, died Saturday at Providence Yakima Medical Center.
Dr. Foster was born in Yakima and served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II. He practiced dentistry in Corvallis and Salem, Ore., and in Anchorage, Alaska, before returning in 1959 to Yakima, where he practiced for over 35 years. Dr. Foster also built, owned and operated a number of nursing home in the Northwest including Crescent Convalescent Center in Yakima, Wapato Convalescent Center and Blue Mountain Convalescent Center in Walla Walla.
Survivors include his wife, Helen of Yakima; three children, Ron, Brent and Julia; and four grandchildren.
Viewing will be from noon until 8 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Those planning to attend may meet at the cemetery. 
[Published May 9, 2000]

Kathryn (Thomas, McLaughlin) Sprouse
Kathryn (Thomas, McLaughlin) Sprouse, 79, died Sunday.
Mrs. Sprouse was born in St. Anthony, N.D. She had recently moved into St. Jude Manor. 
Survivors include her children, Roland "Rollie" McLaughlin and Darlene Usher of Yakima and Jack McLaughlin of Spokane; four sisters, Barbara Briski and Julia Jundt of Yakima, Mary Schneider of Zillah and Margaret Greeman of Minot, N.D.; a brother, Jack Thomas of Yakima; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Cathedral. A committal service will follow at Calvary Cemetery. A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Keith & Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel. 
[Published May 9, 2000]

George Wallace Williamson
George Wallace Williamson, 82, died May 3, 2000 at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
Mr. Williamson was born in Toronto, Kan. He worked for Boeing and had made his home in the Yakima Valley for the past 20 years. 
Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published May 9, 2000]

Harry A. Zenefski
Harry A. Zenefski, 80, died Sunday in Zillah.
Mr. Zenefski was born in Menasha, Wis., and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He lived in Racine, Wis., and Ruskin Fla., before moving to Zillah in 1999.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald Zenefski of Minneapolis and Dennis Zenefski of Carrolton, Ga.; three daughters, Sandra Johnson of Zillah, Patricia Harper of Belvedere, Ill., and Jill Heg of Kenosha, Wis.; two stepsons, William Schutzen of Bristol, Fla., and Ronald Schutzen of Miami, Fla.; four stepdaughters, Penny Cameron and Vicki Vigneri of Bristol, Bonnie Kauffman of Fort Myers, Fla., and Petty Dooley of Necedah, Wis.; three sisters; 12 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
The funeral and memorial services will be at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park & Mausoleum in Kenosha, Wis. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Zillah, is in charge of local arrangements.
Funeral and memorial services will be at sunset Ridge Memorial Park and Mausoleum in Kenosha, Wis. 
[Published May 9, 2000]


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