Miscellaneous Yakima County, Washington Obituaries

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Hazel Burcham Stewart
Hazel Burcham Stewart, 99, of Tumwater, Wash., died Tuesday in Puget Sound Heath Care Center.
Mrs. Stewart was born in Toppenish. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, Helen Gieseke of Tumwater; two sisters, Helen Green and Bernice Feldman, both of Seattle; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. 
The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Shaw and Sons Memorial Chapel. Committal service will follow at Tahoma Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
[Published March 30, 2001]

Eric Allan Steffen
Eric Allan Steffen, 30, died Sunday at his home in Yakima. 
Mr. Steffen was born in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and raised and educated in Florida. He had lived in the Yakima Valley for six years and worked in brick masonry.
Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Rhino of Moxee; his father, Mark A. Steffen of Yakima; his mother, Rebecca Leonard of Albuquerque, N.M.; stepbrothers, Kevin Koker of Yakima and Jojoshua Price; stepsisters, Karey Koker of Yakima and Amanda Price; stepmothers, Kim Lamb and Eva Price of Yakima; and his grandparents, Bud and Evelyn Harrell of Florida and Clarence and Jean Steffen of Los Angeles, Calif.
Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge arrangements.
[Published March 30, 2001]

Marjorie Elaine McDonald
Marjorie Elaine McDonald, 79, of Grandview, died Wednesday at Grandview Healthcare Center. 
Mrs. McDonald was born in Elsworth, Kan. She had lived in Port Angeles, Wash., Joyce, Wash., and Zillah before moving to Grandview in 1997.
Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements. 
[Published March 30, 2001]

Audrey Eloise Frazier
Audrey Eloise Frazier, 70, of Selah died Thursday at Emerald Circle in Wapato. 
Mrs. Frazier was born in Albany, Ore. She was retired as a admitting receptionist at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Frazier; three daughters, Mary Brookshire of Yakima, Carol Frazier and Laura Parish, both of Selah; two brothers, L.L. Anderson of Olympia and Orville Anderson of The Dalles, Ore.; three sisters, Doris Anderson of Yakima, Marjorie Duggins and Martha Bremerman, both of Puyallup, Wash.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Central Assembly of God Church with burial following in Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors.
[Published March 30, 2001]

M. Marjorie Paul
M. Marjorie Paul, 83, of Yakima died Monday at her home. 
Mrs. Paul was born in Rockwell, Iowa, and had lived in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Washington, D.C., before moving to Washington state in 1946. She taught foreign languages, history and government in Iowa and later worked for the Department of Interior in Washington, D.C., and taught in the Selah School District, retiring after 31 years of service.
Survivors include a brother, Martin Thomas Dolan of Waterloo, Iowa.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Chapel of Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published March 30, 2001]

Warren V. Sinclair
Warren V. Sinclair, 88, of Olympia died March 23. 
Mr. Sinclair was born in Missouri. He was a retired auditor for the state of Washington.
Survivors include his wife, Esther Sinclair of Olympia; and two brothers, Stanley Sinclair of Selah and Norman Sinclair of Kennewick.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today at Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima. Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published March 30, 2001]

Loran 'Dan' Henry Danielson
Former Sunnyside resident Loran "Dan" Henry Danielson, 77, of Cathlamet, Wash., died Monday at his home.
Mr. Danielson was born in Deer Park, Wis., and served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He moved to Washington state after the war and was a farmer, raising grapes in the Yakima Valley and also worked construction. Mr. Danielson moved to Cathlamet in 1991. 
Survivors include his wife, Donna of Cathlamet; a son, Mark Danielson of Cathlamet; a daughter, Kristyn Danielson of Ridgefield, Wash.; a brother, Donald Danielson of Fort Myers, Fla.; two sisters, Helen Miller of San Marcos, Calif., and Ardys Laydon of Ventura, Calif.; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
At Mr. Danielson's request, no services will be held. Dowling Funeral Home of Cathlamet is in charge of arrangements.
[Published March 30, 2001]

Beverly N. Morgan
Beverly N. Morgan, 64, of Yakima died Wednesday at Providence Yakima Medical Center.
Mrs. Morgan was born, raised and educated in Spokane and moved to Yakima in 1960. She worked for the Camp Fire Girls for many years.
Survivors include two sons, David Morgan of Yakima and Steve Morgan of Naches; a daughter, Pam Desmarais of Connell, Wash.; a brother, Jerry Wheeler of Yakima; five grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published March 31, 2001]

Margit Terez Csorba
Margit Terez Csorba, 71, of Yakima died Tuesday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Csorba was born in Hungary and moved to the Yakima area in 1965. She was a clothing tailor.
Shaw & Sons Funeral Directors is in charge of cremation arrangements.
[Published March 31, 2001]

Garold Clinton Hoffine
Garold Clinton Hoffine, 58, of Cle Elum died Thursday at Providence Yakima Medical Center. 
Mr. Hoffine was born in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Survivors include his wife, Sue of Cle Elum; his children, Scott Hoffine of Yakima, and Wendi Hoffine and Herman Robert, both of Redmond, Wash.; eight siblings and three grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be held in Cle Elum at a later date. Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of local arrangements.
[Published March 31, 2001]

Clyde E. Benson
Clyde E. Benson, 84, died Friday in Yakima. 
Mr. Benson was born in Monroe, Wash., and worked as a manager for several J.C. Penney stores in Washington.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; three children, Jerry Benson, Sharon Jonsson and Sheila Lawton; a brother, Wayne Bitterman; a sister, Artiss Larson; and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors, Yakima. Burial will be in Terrace Heights Memorial Park.
[Published April 1, 2001]

Larry A. Karnes
Larry A. Karnes, 57, of Yakima died Sunday at Providence Yakima Medical Center.
Mr. Karnes was born in Yakima.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday. A vigil will be at 6 p.m. today at Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors and will conclude at Calvary Cemetery.
[Published April 4, 2001]

George Howard
George Irwin Howard, 85, of Yakima died Sunday in Summitview Health Care Center.
Mr. Howard was born in Prosser and was raised and educated in Yakima. He worked as a bookkeeper at Rankin Implement Co. for seven years, was purchasing agent for Yakima Fruit Growers for 21 years and was a field appraiser for the Yakima County Assessor's Office for 10 years. Following his retirement in 1977, he lived in Florence, Ariz., for 15 years before returning to Yakima.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth of Yakima; three children, Evelyn Kennedy of Salinas, Calif., Donna Kennedy of Sammamish, Wash., and William Howard of Yakima; a sister, Jean Howard Smith of Yakima; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. April 14 in Ward Chapel at First Presbyterian Church. Cremation will be held in Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 4, 2001]

Glen E. Moore
Glen E. Moore, 74, of Yakima, died Monday at Providence Yakima Medical Center. 
Mr. Moore was born in Pinehurst, Wash. He was a salesman at Patnode Quality Used Cars and Al Frank Used Cars for many years.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, at the Shaw and Sons Memorial Chapel. Committal will follow at Terrace Heights Memorial Park.
[Published April 4, 2001]

Cecil E. Day
Cecil E. Day, 89, of Selah died Monday at Selah Convalescent Center. 
Mr. Day was born in Grand Island, Neb. He worked at the Yakima Creamery for 20 years and then worked for the Selah School District for six years. He later worked more than 14,000 hours as a community volunteer in Yakima County.
Survivors include a son, Darrell Day of Sutter, Calif.; a daughter, Shirley Ann Hendrickson of Sumner, Wash.; a brother, Earl Day of Calimesa, Calif.; three sisters, Evelyn Schweitzer of Everett, Wash., Elsie Magee of Sumner, Wash., and Ila Cherrington of Nampa, Idaho; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors with burial following in Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.
[Published April 4, 2001]

Stanley W. Nash
Stanley W. Nash, 85, of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, died March 28 at the UBC Health Sciences Center in Vancouver.
Mr. Nash was born in Outlook and was raised and educated in the Tieton area. He was a distinguished professor of statistics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver until his retirement in 1981.
Survivors include a sister, Fern Dally of Tieton.
[Published April 4, 2001]

Hazel Griffith Ebe
Former Yakima resident Hazel Griffith Ebe, 89, died Sunday in WaIdport, Ore.
Mrs. Ebe was born in Corona, Calif., and lived in Los Angeles until moving to Wenatchee in 1970. She moved to Yakima in 1979 and to Waldport, Ore., in 1993. Mrs. Ebe was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Donald Ebe of Waldport, Ore.; a daughter, Jackie Regans of Kamiah, Idaho; 13 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Keith & Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel. Services will conclude in the chapel. Burial will be in Terrace Heights Memorial Park.
[Published April 4, 2001]

Alec James Heneghen
Alec James Heneghen, infant son of Timothy and Rebecca Heneghen of Moxee died Monday at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.
Alec was born on Sunday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. 
Besides his parents Alec is survived by his grandparents, James and Patricia Sevigny of Yakima and Skip and Gloria Heneghen of Wenatchee; and his great-grandparents, Ed and Kaye Carroll of Yakima, George and Shirley Sevigny of Buena, Joe and Ruth Heneghen of Shelton, Wash., and Delores Clark of Savannah, Ga.
Mass of the Angels will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Thursday at Holy Rosary Church in Moxee. Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Cemetery. Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 4, 2001]

Roy Elvin Howe
Roy Elvin Howe, 64, of Ellensburg died Tuesday at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital.
Mr. Howe was born, raised and educated in Ellensburg. He worked in the family ranching operation and was also a butcher, employed by Superior Packing Co.
Survivors include his wife, the former Sharon Moore; a daughter, Sally Carroll of Moses Lake; a brother, Alva Howe of Enumclaw, Wash.; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Chestnut Street Baptist Church. Cremation arrangements by Affordable Funeral Care of Ellensburg.
[Published April 4, 2001]

Patrick W. Devine
Patrick W. Devine, 56, of College Place died Saturday at St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla.
Mr. Devine was born in Wenatchee and served in the U.S. Army. 
Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Devine of SeviIle, Spain; a son, Sean Devine of Lacey,Wash.; a brother, Robert Devine of Des Moines, Wash.; and his former spouse, Vickie Devine of Moses Lake.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Yakima. Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
[Published April 4, 2001]

Archie F. Prior
Archie F. (Fred) Prior, 61, of Prosser died Tuesday at his home.
Mr. Prior was born in Yakima and lived all his life in the Yakima Valley and Horse Heaven Hills area and served in the U.S. Army. He worked in the agriculture industry and farmed along the Columbia River near Paterson and on Whitcomb Island. He later worked in Saudi Arabia. 
Survivors include his wife, Charie (Champoux) Prior; three sons, Scott, Brad and Joe; four brothers, Dick, Greg, Cyril and David; two sisters, Mary and Chelle; and a grandson. 
A Rosary service will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Meyer Funeral Home in Prosser, with the funeral at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prosser.
[Published April 4, 2001]

Helen Meyer
Former Yakima resident Helen Marjorie Meyer, 86, of Redmond, Wash., died March 22 in Bellevue.
Mrs. Meyer was born, raised and educated in Yakima. She was employed as a nurse before retiring in 1975. 
Survivors include her husband, Harold J. Meyer; daughters, Marjorie J . Anton of Redmond, Wash., and Judy A. Ogliore of Seattle; a son, Richard John Meyer of Eureka, Calif.; a sister, Joanne Barta of WaIdport, Ore.; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Green's Bellevue Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
[Published April 4, 2001]

Luis Betancourth
Luis Betancourth, 16, of Toppenish died Thursday in a swimming accident.
He was born in Toppenish and was a sophomore at Toppenish High School.
Survivors include his parents, Alfonzo and Tina Betancourth of Toppenish; a brother, Alfonzo Betancourth Jr. of Kent, Wash.; three sisters, Brandi Pena of Kent and Rosillo and Cristal Betancourth, both of Toppenish; and his grandmother, Pauline Solis of Toppenish.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Toppenish under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Toppenish.
[Published May 28, 2001]

Roy Lee Maxwell
Roy Lee Maxwell, 67, of Yakima died Saturday at Heritage Grove Care Facility in Yakima.
Born in Dublin, Texas, he worked for the city of Anchorage, Alaska, before moving to Washington state in 1969. A motel owner, he later bought Roy's Market and operated it until he retired in 1992.
Survivors include four children, Lori Lewis of Portland, Connie Heinrich of Spokane and Lynette Thomas and Randy Maxwell of Yakima; four brothers, John and Larry Maxwell of Kennewick, Joe Maxwell of North Bend, Ore., and Wayne Maxwell of Dayton, Ohio; and a sister, Linda Cheney of Kennewick.
The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Southern Baptist Church in Yakima, under the direction of Valley Hills Funeral Home, Zillah.
[Published May 28, 2001]

Leonard G. Sherry
Leonard G. Sherry, 82, of Yakima died Sunday at his home.
Born in Yakima, he was a World War II veteran who worked as a plumber in the construction field.
Survivors include his wife, Icel O. Sherry of Yakima; a son, Neal Sherry of Vancouver, Wash.; a stepson, Danny Gattis of Yakima; a brother, Lloyd Sherry of Yakima; two sisters, Dorothy Benoit and Margaret Loranger, both of Yakima; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Service times are pending under the direction of Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima.
[Published May 28, 2001]

Louise E. Schiffner
Louise E. Schiffner, 80, of Prosser died Saturday at Prosser Memorial Hospital.
Born in Jonesborough, Tenn., she is survived by a son, Larry Schiffner of Pasco; two daughters, Linda Coffman of Walla Walla and Kathy Ripplinger of Prosser; two sisters, Clarene Hansford of Anchorage, Alaska, and Goldie Foster of Roseburg, Ore.; and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Meyer Funeral Home chapel in Prosser.
[Published May 28, 2001]

Kevin L. Taylor
Kevin L. Taylor, 45, of Yakima died Saturday at Providence Yakima Medical Center.
Born in Prosser, he worked as a truck driver for McGuire Lumber.
Survivors include his father, Kenneth; his wife, Sheila Taylor; a son, Tervor Taylor; a daughter, Tressa Taylor; and two sisters, Janell Beaudry and Joan Carter.
The memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Foursquare Church under the direction of Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima.
[Published May 28, 2001]

Jim Avriette
Jim Avriette, 88, of Goldendale died Saturday in The Dalles, Ore.
He was born in Athens, Texas, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Beth of Goldendale; six daughters, Betty Brown of Vacaville, Calif., Dixie Kinmark of Kennewick, Genie Taylor of Nebraska, Rebecca Hodges of Missouri, Wynema Dallman of Goldendale and Liz Orchard of Ketchican, Alaska; one brother, Gene of Phoenix; two sisters, Murrell Hilton of Santa Paula, Calif., and Mary Cohn of Ventura, Calif.; 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today in the veterans section of Mt. View Cemetery in Goldendale. Arrangements are under the care of Erdman Funeral Home.
[Published May 29, 2001]

Dinnie C. 'Ay'Ay' Henderson
Dinnie C. "Ay'Ay" Henderson, 63, of Yakima, died at his home Monday. 
He was born in Wapato and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked as an alcohol abuse counselor.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Henderson of Yakima; one son, Dinnie of Sunnyside; two daughters, Teresa Bea of Costa Rica and Julie Howard of Auburn, Wash.; two brothers, Harold Henderson of Selah and Townsend Henderson of Spokane; three sisters, Mary Peterson of Seattle, and Lena Norwood and Delitha Shenfelt, both of Oregon. He is also survived by his traditional Native American adopted family, the Celia Umtuch Johnson family.
Dressing services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Merritt Funeral Home Chapel. After the dressing services, he will be moved to the 1910 Shaker Church at White Swan for overnight services. The funeral will be Thursday morning in the church, with the funeral procession departing at 7 a.m. for concluding services and burial in the Yesmowit Cemetery in Medicine Valley.
[Published May 29, 2001]

Helen Christine Waldby
Helen Christine Waldby, 95, of Yakima died Monday at Garden Village.
Mrs. Waldby was born in Rugby, N.D. She taught school in the White Swan School District.
Survivors include three nieces, Kathleen Fratzke of Winona, Minn., Sheila Stroud of Long Beach, Calif., and Barbara Frahm of Tehachapi, Calif.; two nephews, Frederick Sundstrom Jr. of Belgium and Marshall Scoff ot Tallahassee, Fla.
Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial is at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Cathedral. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
[Published May 30, 2001]

Margaret 'Peg' S. Grover
Margaret "Peg" S. Grover, 89, of Yakima died Friday at Summitview Healthcare Center.
Mrs. Grover was born, raised and educated in West Orange, N.J. She worked in a variety of clinical arenas as a nurse, including administration, open-heart surgery and neonatal intensive care.
Survivors include two daughters, Susan Vlahakis of Yakima and Jane Kwiatkowski of Bend, Ore.; four grandchildren; and a sister, Marie Shepard of Albuquerque, N.M.
A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Friday at Wesley United Methodist Church. Keith and Keith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
[Published May 30, 2001]

Maria Mestizo Chino
Maria Mestizo Chino, 40, of Mattawa died Thursday at her home.
She was born in Pueblo Nuevo Chietla Puebla, Mexico, moved to Washington in 1993 and worked as a fruit picker in the orchards around Mattawa.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. A funeral is at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Panteon de Pueblo Nuevo Chietla Puebla Cemetery in Mexico.
[Published May 30, 2001]

Ricardo Flores Cruz Sr.
Ricardo Flores Cruz Sr. of Yakima died Monday at his home.
Mr. Cruz was born in Eagle Pass, Texas. He lived in Walla Walla and worked as a foreman on the Jones Farms and Bill Martin Farms before moving to Yakima in 2000.
Survivors include his wife, Alicia Cruz of Yakima; two sons, Ricardo Cruz Jr. of Sacramento, Calif., and Carlos Cruz of Yakima; three daughters, Rosa Barrera of Parma, Idaho, Gloria Garcia of Clackamas, Ore., and Maria Moncaa of Yakima; his parents, Jose and Purification Cruz of Eagle Pass, Texas; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jose Cruz Jr. of Eagle Pass, Texas, and Tony Cruz of Walla Walla, Wash.; two sisters, Carolina Cruz and Virginia Constatino, both of Dallas.
A memorial servcie is at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Lengevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.
[Published May 30, 2001]

Gerald 'Jerry' V. Carvo
Former Yakima resident Gerald "Jerry" V. Carvo, 75, of Moses Lake, Wash., died Monday at Samaritan Hospital.
A Rosary will be at 6 p.m. today and a Mass of Christian burial is at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Moses Lake. Kayser's Chapel and Crematory, Moses Lake, is in charge of the arrangements.
[Published May 30, 2001]


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