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Obituaries

PAID OBITUARY

ZOE V. GROGAN

Zoe Grogan, 90, of Tacoma passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003.

She was born May 2, 1913 in Bogard, Mo. to Charles and Bessie Daugherty.

Zoe worked as a retail clerk for J.C. Penney and Sears Roebuck prior to working for and retiring from the Fort Lewis Logistics Center as a supply clerk.

She enjoyed painting, rose gardening and traveling with her husband.

She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, George Grogan; two sisters, Veda Norton of Ephrata and Ardis Simons of Kingman, Ariz.; one daughter-in-law, Arlene Kershaw of Orting; two grandchildren, Shelli Manderson of Seattle and Kirk Scott Kershaw of Graham; three great-grandchildren, Jessica, Cherri and Racheal Kershaw; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Dale and Tom; and one daughter, Maxine Manderson.

Viewing will be held Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at 3 p.m. at Mountain View Aspen Chapel, Tacoma. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.

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JUAN HERRERA IBARRA

Juan Herrera Ibarra, 73, of Sunnyside went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at his home with his loved ones.

He was born June 26, 1930 in Tornillo, Texas, to Maria Herrera and Jose Ibarra. He spent his childhood in Texas helping his family pick cotton. At the age of 18, he migrated to the Yakima Valley and worked as a farm worker and then a sheepherder for Martinez farms. He met and then married Maria San Juana Ibarra in Sabinas, Coahuila, Mexico on April 25, 1964. Later they were sealed in the LDS Provo Temple on April 5, 1979 in Utah. They lived in Texas for a few months after they were married and then moved to Sunnyside. He worked for Hull Farms in Sunnyside as a farm laborer for 13 years. He worked at Independent Foods Incorporated in Sunnyside for 5 years, and then worked as a custodian at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints until he retired in 1998.

He enjoyed working as a custodian and helping many people in the church. He loved camping with his family. He was baptized as a member of the LDS Church at the age of 17 while living in Texas. He was an active member in the LDS Church in Sunnyside. He held many different callings of service in the church. He was always willing to help his fellow men in any way he could.

He is survived by his wife, Juana Ibarra; seven children, Luis and Cecilia Ibarra of Moxee, Sandra and Noe Rubulcava of Zillah, Oscar and Wendy Ibarra of Granger, J. Nicolas and Marlene Ibarra of Yakima, Steven and Samira Ibarra of Orem, Utah, John and Maleesa Ibarra of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mary Ibarra of Sunnyside; 14 grandchildren; and three sisters, Carmen Castillo and Enriqueta Cruz, both of El Paso, Texas, and Manuela Lopez of Caseta, Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Guadalupe Robles; and two brothers, Lorenzo Ibarra and Ramon Ibarra.

Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, from noon to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside and Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, from 8:30 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Lincoln Avenue, Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Valley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Juana Ibarra at any Banner Bank.

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