Candelaria Alcazar-Gonzalez, 43, of Grandview
died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at Grandview Healthcare Center.
She was born Feb. 2, 1960 in Mexico to Agustin
and Irinea (Sotelo) Gonzalez. She received her early education in Mexico. In
1989 she moved to Washington, where she made her home in Sunnyside. In January
of 1997 she married Genaro Alcazar at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints in Sunnyside. Following their marriage they made their home in
Grandview. She worked for Independence Warehouse.
She is survived by her husband, Genaro Alcazar
of Grandview; one son, Agustin Gonzalez of Sunnyside; one daughter, Cindy
Larios and husband, Vicente, of Ohio; one granddaughter; her father, Agustin
Gonzalez of Naches; four sisters, Clementina Gonzalez of Mexico, Beatriz
Gonzalez and Paula Gonzalez, both of California, and Concha Gonzalez of Naches;
and two brothers, Agustin Gonzalez of California and Martin Gonzalez of Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, Dec.
29, 2003, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with a Rosary to be held at 6 p.m. at Smith
Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Dec.
30, 2003, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sunnyside, with burial to
follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of
James Forrest Maulden, 85, of Kennewick and a
former Grandview resident died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at Kennewick General
He was born March 2, 1918 in Trout, La., to
James L. and Martha Pearl (Nugent) Maulden. Later that year the family moved to
the Yakima Valley and engaged in farming.
After graduating from Toppenish High School in
1936 he attended Washington State College, receiving a Bachelor of Science
degree in agriculture-economics in 1941. He was then employed by Safeway as a
vegetable and fruit buyer in the Yakima Valley, Seattle area, and Visalia and
San Carlos, Calif.
On Jan. 5, 1942 he married Luvena Arnett of
White Salmon and he was drafted into the U.S. Army in September 1942. After
finishing Officer Candidate School he was assigned as mess officer for a
general hospital in Walla Walla, which was later moved to Medford, Ore. and
then to southern England for the duration of WWII. He attained the rank of captain
prior to discharge in December 1945.
In February 1946 the family moved to Grandview,
and Mr. Maulden was employed by Perham Fruit Corporation. He later became
manager of their packing plant and orchards in the Grandview area. He retired
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 29,
2003, at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Grandview, with burial in the Grandview
cemetery immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Shriners Children’s Hospital, PO Box 2472, Spokane, WA 99210-2472 or to a
Florence Ellen Okerstrom, 87, of Grandview died
Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at Grandview Healthcare, Grandview.
She was born Jan. 28, 1916 to Augusta and Edna
Okerstrom. She lived all of her life in the Yakima Valley as part of a family
that raised cattle and farmed in the Wapato area, raised crops in the Zillah
area and ran a jersy dairy in Sunnyside.
She enjoyed traveling in her younger years and
in later years was very busy volunteering for numerous organizations for which
she received many certificates of thanks. She was very active in the Pomona and
SunnyValley Granges, serving as secretary/treasurer for close to 30 years for
She was also involved in the
Golden Agers and Sunnyside Senior Citizens group. She belonged to numerous card
clubs and loved to play pinochle.
She is survived by two nieces, Wanda Clark and
husband, Gary, of Tacoma and Donna Feldman of Bothel. She will be greatly
missed by her many, many friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Agusta
Okerstrom; her mother Edna; step-father Gus Delmonico; and two brothers,
Clinton and Edwin Okerstrom.
At Mrs. Okerstrom’s request no funeral services
will be held. Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, from
1 until 5 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Internment will be at Lower
Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, under the services of Smith Funeral Home.
Gifts in her memory can be made to the American
Cancer Society or Sunnyside Christian School.