Kaye (Cotton) Upton, 64, of Grandview died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at his home in Grandview.

He was born July 27, 1939 in Bradley, S.D. to Rodney and Lillian (Johnson) Upton. He was a fence builder and worked in construction.

He is survived by his two daughters, Kim Upton and Keely Espinoza, both of South Dakota; and companion for 11 years, Judy Forgey.

At his request there will be no formal funeral services. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is entrusted with arrangements.


Luis Miranda, 74, of Grandview passed away Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at Yakima Regional Hospital.

He was born Oct. 11, 1929 in Waco, Texas to Felipe and Hilaria de Santiago Miranda in Waco, Texas. He received his early education in Austin, Texas. In 1948 he married Guadalupe Paz in Brownfield, Texas, where they made their home until moving to the Lower Valley in 1968.

Luis cherished time spent with his family. His children were his life. He enjoyed swimming and enjoying the company of his many pets.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Guadalupe Miranda of Grandview; his children, Juan Acosta and wife, Paula, of Brownfield, Texas, Oralia Diaz of Pasco, Tony Miranda of Brownfield, Celia Ramos and husband, Oscar, of Sunnyside, Tomas Miranda and wife, Juanita, of Walla Walla, Nasario “Dave” Miranda and wife, Josie, of Sunnyside, Stevan Miranda and wife, Elva, of Sunnyside, Esperanza “Mary” Miranda of Sunnyside, Ophelia Sanchez of Grandview, Simon Miranda of Angleton, Texas, Ric Miranda and wife, Helen, of Prosser and Luis Andy Sanchez of Grandview;

48 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one sister, Soccorro Garcia; and one brother, Merardo Miranda and wife, Lydia, of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; three sisters; one sister-in-law; and one brother-in-law.

Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside.


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