Deanna Jean Bissonette, 46, of Sunnyside died Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at Sunnyside Community Hospital.

She was born May 19, 1957 in Sunnyside, the daughter of Ellen (Hand) and Verl Lint.

She received her education in Sunnyside and graduated with the class of 1975.

On Feb. 8, 1976 she married Rick Bissonette in Granger.

Following their marriage while Rick was serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, they made their home in various places, including Connecticut, Texas, Florida, California and Washington. In 1984 they made their home in Sunnyside, where they started a retail business. Due to her failing health she was forced to stop working in the summer of 1999. As her health improved she worked for Payless Shoes in Sunnyside for two years.

She is survived by her husband, Rick Bissonette of Outlook; one son, Richard Bissonette and wife, Irma, of Sunnyside; and four grandchildren.

She is also survived by her parents, Verl and Ellen Lint of Outlook; grandmother, Hattie Mae DeWald of Yakima; and three brothers, Don Lint of Sunnyside, Dale Lint of Outlook and Randy Lint of Grandview.

Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, April 23, 2004, from 8:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.

Burial will be in Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.


Margaret Alice Gimlin, 79, of Richland died Monday, April 19, 2004.

She was born Oct. 3, 1924 to Daniel and Lena (Wagner) Stetner in Mabton. She received her education in Mabton. On Dec. 30, 1977 she married Roy Gimlin in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, making their home in Richland.

She is survived by her husband, Delbert Gimlin of Richland; three sons, Jimmy Clair Rider and wife, Creola, of East Wenatchee, Mick Rider of Renton and Delbert David Gimlin of Seattle; two daughters, Barbara Gable and husband, Rick, of Goldendale and Brenda Marie Davis of Vancouver, British Columbia; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; seven brothers, Rudy Stetner and John Stetner, both of Quincy,

Don Stetner and David Stetner, both of Leavenworth, Herb Stetner of Ephrata, Ken Ackerman of Yakima and Dan Stetner of Arlington; and five sisters, Betty Rose of Bellevue, Floss Fickel of Arizona, Helen Clasen of Renton, Loretta Garred of White Salmon and Judy Weber of Quincy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, April 26, 2004, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, with burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland, under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.


William (Bill) Joseph (Red) Valler, 62, of Sunnyside and a former Grandview resident, died Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at home surrounded by his family.

He was born May 8, 1941 in Prosser, the son of Mary (Massini) and Finey Valler. He worked for many years as an electrician after having served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Valler of Sunnyside; one son, Jess Valler and wife, Teresa; two grandchildren; two brothers, Paul Voeller and Tom Valler; and six sisters, Helen Finn, Rose Brownfield, Eva St. John, Frances Walvatne, Florence Brock and Delores Berg. He is also survived by six step-children, Ben, Danny and Andy Abrams, Vickey Moore, Sandy Kern and Johnny Howell; numerous step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Donna Valler; one brother, Clarence; and one sister, Barbara.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 24, 2004, at 10 a.m. at the Neighborhood Assembly of God Church on Allen Road, Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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