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Obituaries

HERMINIA C

HERMINIA C. HERNANDEZ

Herminia C. Hernandez, 81, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at her home in Granger.

She was born April 25, 1923 in Edinburg, Texas, the daughter of Eduardo and Micaela Sanchez Cervantes. On Feb. 17, 1961 she married Noe Hernandez in Edinburg. In their early years of marriage they migrated from Texas to Washington, until making their home in Granger in 1971.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Noe Hernandez of Granger; her children, Noelia and Joe Alegria of Selah, Nora Hernandez and Rick Trevino, both of Granger; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Nicholas Cervantes; and one sister, Petra Martinez of Granger.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Faustino Cervantes, Sylvestre Cervantes and Vicente Sanchez; and three sisters, Maria Morales, Bernarda Rivera and Apolinar Rivera.

Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, from 2 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Granger, with burial to follow at Zillah Cemetery, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.

WILLIAM PRINCE

William “Bill” Prince, 71, a long-time Bickleton resident, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at his home.

He was born March 27, 1933 in Union, S.C. to Roscoe and Leona Prince. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. He had made Bickleton his home, where he owned and operated the Blue Bird Inn.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Prince; two sons, William Jr. and Terry; one daughter, Daileen Humphrey; one step-daughter, Carol Burton; one step-son, Ken Robbins; three sisters, Linda Hanes, Rachel Sanders and Glender Heatherly; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at 5 p.m. at the Cleveland Rodeo Grounds with a potluck and fellowship to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Aldercreek Pioneer Association or to Hospice. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.

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