Miscellaneous Yakima County, Washington Obituaries

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Allen Anthony Davis
Allen Anthony Davis, 48, 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 service. Steward & Williams Funeral Directors, Ellensburg, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published May 10, 2000]

Noah Alan Bayfus-Sterling
Noah Alan Bayfus-Sterling, 17, of died Sunday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
Noah had attended West Valley Schools.
Survivors include his mother, Pamela Bayfus-Gage and husband Brook of Yakima; a sister, Kandy of Yakima; a brother, Drew of Yakima; his father, David Sterling and fiancé Lisa of Selah; a half-sister, Lacey of Selah; his grandfather, David Bayfus and his friend Sadie of Yakima; and great-grandparents, Helen Bayfus of Granger and Ben Mauch of Kennewick.
At his request there will be no funeral. For those who wish to attend there will be a gathering at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Columbia Memorial Gardens, 224 S. 24th St., Pasco, and following at 3 p.m. at 2014 S. 90th Ave., Yakima. 
[Published May 10, 2000]

Lula Biehn
Lula Biehn, 91, of Richland died Saturday at Selah Convalescent Center.
Mrs. Biehn was born in Boulder, Colo.
Survivors include three daughters, Beverly Davis of Tacoma, Marilyn Fode of Spokane and Cathy Wickholm of Selah; a sister, Verna Mundell of Garfield, Wash.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A family graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland. A memorial service and buffet will follow at noon at Southside Protestant Church, 517 Jadwin Ave., Richland. Colonial Funeral Home, Toppenish, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published May 10, 2000]

Ann Davis
Ann Davis, 64, of Sunnyside died Monday at Hillcrest Nursing Home.
Mrs. Davis was born in Grandview. She had been a part of the Lower Valley Musical Theater and was a cosmetologist.
Survivors include a daughter, Bobette Ann Davis of Seattle; and two sisters, Mary Lou Timmons of Grandview and Willie Walli of Sunnyside.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Chapel, Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published May 10, 2000]

Olive Esther Findley
Olive Esther Findley, 96, died Sunday at a Union Gap nursing home.
Mrs. Findley was born in Williston, N.D., and had lived in Cashmere, Ephrata, and Soap Lake in Washington and Medford, Ore., before moving to the Yakima Valley in 1959. She was a laborer and worked for nursing homes and other local businesses.
Survivors include a sister, Jessie MacKibnen of Oceanside, Calif.
A service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Keith & Keith Terrace Heights Chapel. Interment will be at the Terrace Heights Memorial Park. 
[Published May 10, 2000]

Faustino Juarez
Faustino Juarez, 85, of Yakima died Saturday. 
Mr. Faustino was born in Tamacuca, Jalisco, Mexico. He worked in the fruit industry.
Survivors include his wife, Eva Juarez of Yakima; his children, Marcelino Juarez, Eliazar Juarez, Galdino Juarez, Maria Juarez, Jose Epolito Juarez, Maria Concencion Juarez, F.J. Macrino Juarez, Esperanza Juarez and Raul Juarez; and a sister, Catarine Juarez.
A vigil service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Keith & Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon Friday at St. Joseph's West. A committal service will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published May 10, 2000]

Audrey C. Baker
Audrey C. Baker, 88, of Yakima died Tuesday at Yakima Retirement Manor.
Mrs. Baker was born in Walla Walla. She was a beauty operator until her retirement. 
Survivors include three stepdaughters, Elberta Woody of Yakima, Jean Dietrich of Walla Walla, and Carmen Calhoun of Union Gap, and a stepson, Ray Baker of Yakima.
Service will be at noon Monday at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Tahoma Cemetery.
[Published March 24, 2001]

Annie B. Batali
Annie B. Batali, 93, of Yakima died Friday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Batali was born, raised and educated in Seattle. She farmed and operated cattle ranches in Harrah before moving to Yakima in 1970.
Survivors include two sons, Joe Batali Jr. and Gene Batali, both of Yakima, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A vigil service will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
[Published March 24, 2001]

Frank K. Heist
Frank K. Heist, 88, of Sunnyside died Thursday at Sun Terrace in Sunnyside.
Mr. Heist was born in Enid, Okla., and moved to the Yakima Valley as a child. He was a farmer in the Pleasant Valley area and later farmed between Granger and Toppenish for many years.
At his request, there will be no formal services. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published March 24, 2001]

Irene Johnson
Irene Johnson, 80, of Yakima died Thursday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. 
Mrs. Johnson was born, raised and educated in Arkansas and moved to the Yakima area in 1944.
Survivors include her children, Jerry Johnson, Don Johnson, Jim Johnson, and Stan Johnson, all of Yakima, and Ben Hawes of Quincy, Wash.; four sisters, Nevelee Linder of Springfield, Mo., Georgia Waschowski of Mesa, Ariz., Imogene Blackledge of Selah and Betty Chadek of Yakima; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and four foster grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Stone Church. Committal service will follow at Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published March 24, 2001]

Freda (Follansbee) Laughlin
Freda (Follansbee) Laughlin, 96, of Yakima died Thursday in Yakima.
Mrs. Laughlin was born in Glenwood, Wis., and settled in the Zillah area in 1908. She taught public school music in Ohio for 12 years, and served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. She later returned to Zillah, where she taught public school music and private music lessons. 
Survivors include two nieces, Roberta Green of Spokane and Ethelwyn Couch of Palmer, Alaska, and three nephews, William Edwards of Alexandria, Va., Gerald Follansbee of Seattle and Reid Follansbee of Selah.
At her request there will be no funeral services. Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published March 24, 2001]

Kathleen 'Kay' McCaw
Kathleen "Kay" McCaw, 78, of Yakima, died on Wednesday at her home.
Mrs. McCaw was born in Pembina, N.D. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Ray McCaw of Yakima; two sons, Raymond K. McCaw of Kent, Wash., and Larry J. McCaw of Yakima; a daughter, Lottie A. Daniels of Cheverly, Md.; a brother, John Doyle of Grand Junction, Colo.; a sister, Patsy Berard of Minneapolis, Minn.; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. 
A memorial open house will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at her home. Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors, Yakima is in charge of arrangements.
[Published March 24, 2001]

Kay Marie Carvo 'Kacey' McNeice
Kay Marie Carvo "Kacey" McNeice, 40, of Yakima died Wednesday.
Mrs. McNeice was born, raised and educated in Yakima. She worked for the Holiday Inn in Yakima for approximately five years, as well as in Seattle and Everett, at a bank in Bellevue and in the office of the Yakima County Farm Bureau before her retirement.
Survivors include her husband, Kevin McNeice of Cowiche; two sons, Jake and Max; two stepdaughters, Sheena McNeice and Meghan McNeice; her parents, Albert P. Carvo and Dorothy Carvo of Yakima; and a brother, Philip T. Carvo of Yakima.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Keith & Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel. 
[Published March 24, 2001]

Ruth Perkins Allen
Former Zillah resident Ruth Perkins Allen, 76, died Feb. 24 in Boise, Idaho. 
Mrs. Allen was born in Bradley, Okla. 
Survivors include her children, Joan Eblen of Boise, Don Allen of Ontario, Ore., Paul Allen of Zillah, Mary Evans of Boardman, Ore., and Doug Allen of Sacramento, Calif.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Buena. The Cremation Society of Idaho is in charge of arrangements. 
[Published March 27, 2001]

Betty Irene (Day) Richartz Woodworth
Betty Irene (Day) Richartz Woodworth, 76, of Kettle Falls, Wash., died March 19 in Spokane.
Mrs. Woodworth was born in Pawnee City, Neb., moved to Yakima in 1937 and moved to Kettle Falls in 1966. She worked at Barney's Restaurant and was a cook for the Kettle Falls School District, Pinewood Terrace Nursing Home and Mount Carmel Hospital.
Survivors include six sons, Jim Richartz of Yakima, Bruce Richartz of Colville, Wash., Brian Richartz, Robert Richartz and Rudy Richartz, all of Kettle Falls, and Paul Woodworth of Hanford, Calif.; two daughters, Jo Ann Higgins of Chelan, Wash., and Vickie Hardan of Deer Park, Wash.; three brothers, Delmar Day, Raymond Day and Donald Day, all of Yakima; 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Friday at the Columbia River Bible Church in Kettle Falls. A graveside service and vault interment followed at the Meyers Falls Cemetery, Kettle Falls. Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.
[Published March 27, 2001]

Joe C. Barrientos
Mr. Barrientos was born, raised and educated in Moncada, Pangasinan, Philippine Islands, and immigrated to Hawaii in 1927 where he was employed by Pahala & Honoka'a Sugar Plantation. He later lived in Salinas, Calif., before moving to the Yakima Valley in the 1940s, where he was a farmer until retiring in 1985. He also worked for many years at Ross Packing in Selah.
Survivors include a daughter, Joanne Umipig of Yakima; three grandsons and a great-grandson.
Recitation of the Rosary will be at 6 p.m. today in Merritt Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Saint Peter Claver Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Reservation Community Memorial Park west of Wapato. 
[Published March 27, 2001]

Remedios (Remy) Baldoz 
Remedios (Remy) Baldoz of Union Gap died Friday at Parkside Care Center.
Mr. Baldoz was born in Santa Cruz, Laguna, Philippines, and moved to the Yakima Valley in 1958. She lived in Union Gap, where she owned and operated R & R Fruit with her husband.
Survivors include two sons, Douglas of Wapato and Richard of Yakima; two daughters, Delores Devery of Portland and Mary Smith of Prosser; a brother, Manuel Alfonso of the Philippines; a sister, Benilda Capistrano of Vancouver, Canada; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 
[Published March 27, 2001]

Herla Rosalie Anderson
Herla Rosalie Anderson, 60, of Grandview died Thursday at her home. 
Mrs. Anderson was born in Startup, Wash. She was employed by the Employment Security Department, Sunnyside office, for over 17 years.
Survivors include her children, Don Anderson of Grandview and Trish Rogers of Buckley, Wash.; her mother, Lorene Neuharth of Grandview; a sister, Donna Lasater of Walla Walla; and a granddaughter.
A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of the Smith Funeral Home, Grandview. 
[Published March 27, 2001]

Mary Ellen DeLong 
Mary Ellen DeLong, 62, of Cle Elum died Wednesday at her home.
Mrs. De Long was born in Fairmont, Minn. She had been a log truck driver, was a beautician, drove a school bus in Port Angeles, Wash., and owned and operated a bookkeeping business, The Bookkee, on Bainbridge Island. 
Survivors include her husband, Richard (Dutch) De Long; sons John and Jake; a daughter, Becky Swope; a sister, Kathleen Howe; two brothers, Pat Driscoll and Dan Driscoll; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be offered by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles at 11 a.m. Saturday at 4230 NE Lincoln Road, Poulsbo, Wash. Steward & Williams Funeral Home, Ellensburg, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published March 27, 2001]

Beverly 'B.J.' Graham
Beverly "B.J." Graham, 55, died Monday at Garden Village.
Ms. Graham was born in Toppenish. She worked as a nurses aid.
Survivors include a brother, Ronnie Race of Yakima; two sisters, Linda Downs of Yakima and Linda Luedke of Kent, Wash.; and her companion, William Compton of Tieton.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the West Hills Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend may meet at the cemetery. Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published March 27, 2001]

Joseph Jackson Landsaw
Joseph Jackson Landsaw, 78, died Friday.
Mr. Landsaw was born in Hominy, Okla., and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He later moved to Wapato, where he worked for Cowin and Sons Ranch for 37 years.
Survivors include his wife, Georgia Landsaw of Wapato; two sons, David Landsaw of Wapato and Howard Landsaw of Oklahoma; two daughters, Rita Trask of Toledo and Betty Fuller of Moses Lake, Wash.; 10 grandchildren and a great- grandchild.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors. A graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Terrace Heights Memorial Park.
[Published March 27, 2001]

Violet (Vi) McElroy-Prescott
Violet (Vi) McElroy-Prescott, 88, of Sunnyside died Sunday at Hillcrest Nursing Home.
Mrs. Prescott was born in Ferndale, Wash., and had lived in the Bellingham area and Portland before moving to Sunnyside in 1970. 
Survivors include a niece, Sara Lou Wisdom of Spokane; and numerous grandchildren. 
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Sunnyside Cemetery. Viewing and visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.
[Published March 27, 2001]

Donna J. Mull
Donna J. Mull, 57, of Selah died Tuesday at her home.
Mrs. Mull was born, raised and educated in Salem, Ore. She lived in Yakima before moving to Selah in 1993.
Survivors include her husband, George Mull of Selah; a son, Stephen S. Mull of Ellensburg; a brother, Robert Atkinson of Salem, Ore.; three sisters, Janice Atkinson and Sue Atkinson, both of Springfield, Ore., and Collen Atkinson of Orvada, Colo.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Bible Church, Gleed. Cremation will take place at Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Valley Hills Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
[Published March 28, 2001]

Jane Knapp
Jane Knapp, 60, of Toppenish died Sunday at Samaritan Hospital, Moses Lake, Wash.
Mrs. Knapp was born in Ackerly, Texas. She owned and operated KENE radio station in Toppenish with her husband.
Survivors include her husband, Rick Knapp of Toppenish, and their children.
A memorial service will be at 7 p.m., April 4 at Shepard's Haven Four Square Church, Toppenish. Valley Hills Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
[Published March 28, 2001]

Gladys O. Maultsby
Gladys O. Maultsby, 93, died Saturday at Landmark Care Center.
Mrs. Maultsby was born in Roseburg, Ore. After moving to Yakima, she worked in the embroidering and engraving field.
Survivors include a daughter, Juanita Maultsby-Wickstrom of Naches; two sisters, Marjorie Lucas of Yakima and Lola Anderson of Olympia; three grandchildren, a step-grandchild and 11 great-grandchildren.
[Published March 28, 2001]

Ella B. Renfroe
Ella B. Renfroe, 82, died Sunday at Garden Village.
Mrs. Renfroe was born in Rasberry, Ark.
Survivors include a son, Toy Renfroe of Toppenish; and a daughter, Mary Anne Kelly of Oregon.
At her request there will be no service. Cremation will take place at Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Valley Hills Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
[Published March 28, 2001]

Mary Catherine Crawford
Mary Catherine Crawford, 81, died Saturday at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Mrs. Crawford was born in Butler County, Iowa. She farmed most of her life on a farm near Winthrop, Iowa.
Survivors include her husband, John Wayne Crawford of rural Independence, Iowa; 12 sons, Robert Crawford of Winthrop, Iowa, John Crawford, Dan Crawford, Ron Crawford and Larry Crawford, all of Independence, Iowa, Russell Crawford of Exira, Iowa, Pete Crawford of Red Oak, Iowa, Henny Crawford of Vail, Iowa, Terry Crawford of Denison, Iowa, Mike Crawford and Steve Crawford of Nevada, and Dennis Crawford of Grinnell, Iowa; five daughters, Mary Compean of Yakima, Jane Falkers of Genoa, Wis., Rose Grover and Margaret Hosch, both of Independence, Iowa, and Patricia Buscher of Mundelein, Ill.; numerous grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Cramer of Waterloo, Iowa.
A service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Winthrop, Iowa. Burial will be at St. Mary's of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Eagle Center, Iowa. Fawcett Funeral Home, Winthrop, Iowa, is in charge of the arrangements.
[Published March 28, 2001]

Thirza E. Gill
Thirza E. Gill, 91, of Yakima died Monday at her home.
Mrs. Gill was born in Monroe, Utah. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include four sons, Arther Gill of Torrance, Calif., George Gill of Fallon, Nev., David Gill of North Carolina and Herbert Gill of Polaski, Tenn.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
At her request there will be no service. Langevin-Mussetter is in charge of the arrangements.
[Published March 28, 2001]

Linda Jean Goss
Linda Jean Goss, 51, of Yakima died Monday at her home.
Mrs. Goss was born in Fort Richardson, Alaska. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Wade Goss of Yakima; two daughters, Melissa Goss of Seattle and Amanda Goss of Yakima; her parents, Robert and Virginia Tate of Warrenton, Ore.; and a brother, Bruce Tate of Aloha, Ore.
At her request there will be no service. Langevin-Mussetter is in charge of the arrangements.
[Published March 28, 2001]

Melvina T. Aleck
Melvina T. Aleck, 70, of Toppenish died Tuesday at Providence Toppenish Hospital.
Mrs. Aleck was born, raised and educated in Satus, Wash. She worked in the hops and raised, broke and raced race horses. She was a member of the Yakama Nation.
Survivors include three sons, Allen Tom Isadore Sr. of Sheridan, Ore., Joe Aleck of Wapato and Ray Cones of Toppenish; four daughters, Connie Aleck, Dianna Aleck, Brenda Aleck and Alyne Aleck, all of Toppenish; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A dressing service will be at 2 p.m., today in Merritt Funeral Home Chapel. Overnight service will be at the family home today and Thursday. The procession will leave the family home at 6 a.m. Friday, for burial and concluding services in the Beavert Cemetery at Dry Creek. Merritt Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
[Published March 28, 2001]

Mary A. Fosburgh
Mary A. Fosburgh died Saturday at Burien Life Care Center, Burien, Wash.
Mrs. Fosburgh was born in Gettysburg, Ohio, and moved to the Yakima Valley with her family when she was a child. She was raised and educated in the Lower Valley, and moved to Yakima, where she made her home. Mrs. Fosburgh later moved to Seattle to live with her daughter before transferring to the Burien Life Care Center.
Survivors include two children, Muriel Weddle of Seattle and Robert Fosburgh of Spokane; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service and internment will be at 3 p.m., Sunday at Tahoma Cemetery. Keith and Keith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
[Published March 28, 2001]


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