Virginia M. Fliegel, 65, of Sunnyside died Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at Sunnyside Community Hospital.

She was born July 27, 1939 in Cedar Ridge, Colo. to Eva (Sawtell) and Harland Brown. On Aug. 17, 1963 she married Victor Fliegel in Hillsboro, Ore. Together they made their home in the Sunnyside area for the past 27 years.

She is survived by her loving husband, Victor Fliegel; two sons, David Fliegel of Coatsville, Pa. and Dennis Fliegel of Beaverton, Ore; two daughters, Kristine Carney of Spokane and Virginia Helberg of Zillah; six grandchildren; one brother, Everett Brown of Vernonia, Ore.; and one sister, Elsie Farber of Portland, Ore.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 31, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Zillah Church of the Nazarene, Zillah. Arrangements have been entrusted to Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside.


Robin Bruce Graff, 54, of Ocean Park passed away Saturday, July 10, 2004, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Portland, Ore.

He was born Jan. 30, 1950 in Sunnyside, the son of George Rueben and Jesse Juanita Graff. He graduated from Prosser High School. He served in the U.S. Army for two years. On June 19, 1981 he married Sandie Ann Schneider. He was a long haul truck driver. They lived on the Peninsula for 20 years.

He is survived by his wife, Sandie Graff, of Ocean Park; two sons, Robin G00raff of Tillamook, Ore. and Zachariah Graff of Klipsan Beach; one daughter, Rebbekka Graff of Klipsan Beach; two brothers, Dennis Graff of Sunnyside and Douglas Graff of Port Angeles; a sister, Sharon Hanson of Sunnyside; his mother, Juanita Graff; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, George Reuben Graff; a sister-in-law, Rosella Graff; and one niece, Mary Dawn Hanson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 31, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Cornerstone Assembly of God Church, Sunnyside. Inurnment will follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.


Isabel Nora Harris, 92, a long-time Yakima Valley resident, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at Grandview Health Care.

Isabel was born Aug. 28, 1911 in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Katherine (Kunkel) and James Braniff. Isabel received her early education in Canada before she, with her family, moved to Grandview, where she finished her schooling. On May 2, 1930 she married Tom Harris in Prosser. The Harris family farmed in Outlook, Grandview, and Mabton before moving to Sunnyside in 1976. Her husband, Tom, died in 1980. Isabel continued to make Sunnyside her home before moving to Orchard House in Grandview until the time of her death.

Isabel was a member of the East Mabton Women's Club and Mabton Grace Brethren Church.

Isabel loved being a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, canning, cooking, crocheting and embroidering.

She is survived by her one daughter, Bernice Harris Trainor and husband, John, of Kooskia, Idaho; three sons, Willard Harris and wife, Carolyn, of Mabton, Robert (Bob) Harris and wife, Barbara, of Chewelah, and James T. Harris and wife, Ann, of Grandview; 13 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; one brother, Hugh Braniff of Klamath Falls, Ore.; two sisters, Rose Cunningham of Klamath Falls and Marge Castle of Portland, Ore.

Isabel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tom, in 1980; one great-granddaughter, Emilee; three brothers; and four sisters.

Viewing and visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, from 3 to 6 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Graveside funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at noon at Mabton Cemetery with a memorial funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. at Mabton Grace Brethren Church. Those wishing to honor Isabel's memory may contribute to the Missionary Fund of the Mabton Grace Brethren Church.


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