LAWRENCE M. FAXE
“Swede” M. Faxe, 85, a long-time Grandview resident and a current Sunnyside
resident, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, at Yakima Regional Hospital.
was born March 31, 1918 in Seattle to Swan and Matilda (Hanson) Faxe. He was a
orchardist for a number of years in the Grandview area.
is survived by four daughters, Lori Dorsey and husband, Mike, of West Richland,
Chris Bergstrom and husband, Arch, of Puyallup, Judy Essary and husband, Don,
of Sunnyside, and Jean Purchase and husband, Wayne, of Grandview; and five
was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy Faxe, in 1993; and one
sister, Mildred Faxe.
family graveside services were held Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at 11 a.m. at
Grandview Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
KATHERYN D. CRAFT
Katheryn D. “Kay” Craft, 92, of Spokane entered into rest
Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, in Spokane.
Katheryn Delores Donahoo was born Oct. 25, 1912 in Van
Buren, Ark. She lived in Coffeeville, Kan., Portland, Ore., and Sunnyside,
while growing up. She graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1932. On February
22, 1935, Kay married Jean K. Craft in Spokane. Throughout their married life,
they lived in Sunnyside, Yakima, Great Falls, Mont., and Seattle. She moved to
Spokane in 2001, seven years after Jean died.
Kay was a member of the Catherdral of St. John the
Evangelist and was active in Altar Guild and St. Catherine’s Guild.
She loved to walk her Pekingese dog, China, visit with her
neighbors and spend time with her family.
Kay is survived by her son, Mart Craft of Spokane; two
daughters, Kitty Hasseries of Cashmere and Becky Phillips of Prosser; seven
grandchildren, Amy Stubbs, Michael Hasseries, Eleanor Copeland, Abigail Craft,
Andrew Hasseries, Olivia Craft, Brian Phillips, Jr.; five great-grandchildren,
Alexander Stubbs, Emily Stubbs, Chelsea Stubbs, Alexandra Copeland and Nora
Copeland; as well as many nieces and nephews and cousins in Washington State,
and in California.
She will be greatly missed by all.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004,
at 1 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12
Ave., Spokane, WA . Memorial
contributions may be made to the Altar Guild of St. John’s Catheral.
Heritage Funeral Home, Spokane, is entrusted with
PABLO DE LA ROSA JR.
Pablo De La Rosa, Jr., 44, of Yakima passed away Friday,
Dec. 3, 2004, in Yakima, from a massive heart attack.
Pablo was born July 3, 1960 in Sunnyside to Pablo Sr. and
Esperanza De La Rosa.
He was raised in
the Sunnyside-Outlook area. He graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1978.
Pablo loved to play pool, go fishing, camping and
socializing with friends. His greatest passion was his children, his son, Pablo
Treat De La Rosa, and daughter, Alicia “Reyna” De La Rosa, both from Pasco. He
is also survived by his best friend, Greg Snyder of Outlook; four sisters,
Maria Pursel (Mike) of Nine Mile Falls, Juanita (Pablo) Cano of Benton City,
Maria Elena Sanders (Art) of Grandview, and Angie Rodriguez (Fernando); one
brother, Andy (Vivian) De La Rosa of Toppenish; numerous nieces and nephews and
cousins; and ex-wife, Laurie De La Rosa of Pasco.
Pablo was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters,
Theresa and Martha De La Rosa; one brother, David De La Rosa; and one nephew,
Jr., we all loved you. Until we see each other again, go
catch that big one!
Recitation of the Rosary will be recited Tuesday, Dec. 14,
2004, at 6 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will
be held Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at 1 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home
Chapel, Sunnyside. Interment will follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens. In
lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
FLOSSIE V. LAWRENCE
Flossie (Flo) V. Lawrence, 96, of
Sunnyside went to be in the arms of her heavenly Father Saturday, Dec. 11,
2004, from Hillcrest Manor in Sunnyside.
Flo was born Nov. 11, 1908 in Hot
Springs, Ark. to Johnny and Nancy (Breshears) Terry. She spent her early years
and received her education in Hot Springs. In 1928 at the age of 20, Flo
married Curtis Campbell in Hot Springs.
After becoming a single parent in 1936, this incredible woman single
handedly supported her family by working various jobs including, working at a
dry cleaners, being a housekeeper and picking cotton in Mississippi. In 1940,
Flo, along with her mother and daughter, moved to Farmersville, Calif. On March
24, 1948, Flo married the love of her life, E.T. Lawrence, in Reno, Nev. In
1953 they made their home in Fruitland, Idaho, where she began her 15-year
nursing career. She and E.T. also picked fruit during this time. They never
knew a stranger, and everyone was welcomed in their home. Her grandchildren
especially remember their times at “Grandma and Grandpa’s house” in Idaho.
Flo was a very loving grandmother
always crocheting hats, slippers and afghans for her friends and relatives.
Flo and Everett remained in Idaho
until 1993, when they moved to Sunnyside, to be closer to their daughter, Jean
Roehl. In 2000, they moved to Sun Terrace Assisted Living Center, where they
continued their independent living. In October of 2004, Flo and E.T. moved into
the Hillcrest Nursing Home in Sunnyside. Flo lost the love of her life, E.T.,
on Nov. 16, 2004 and followed him to heaven 26 days later.
Flo cherished time spent with her
family, and she especially appreciated her grandchildren, great-grandchildren
be remembered for her feistiness, her crocheting and love of peppermint gum and
She is survived by her daughter,
Jean and husband Reuben Roehl, of Sunnyside; three grandchildren, Dan (Nancy)
Roehl of Wenatchee, Barb (Don) Huenefeld of Prosser, and Susan (Dave) Cullen of
Yakima; six great-grandchildren, Susan (Mike) Thorpe, Michael Huenefeld,
Georgie (Mark) Brownlee, Phillip Cullen, Abby Cullen and Joseph (Mandy) Roehl;
and one great-great-granddaughter, Serelle Joy Thorpe.
She was preceded in death by her
husband E.T. Lawrence; her parents; two brothers, Floyd and Arthur Terry; and
one sister, Lona Riley.
Viewing and visitation will be
held Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Graveside
services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Lower Valley
Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home,
“We love you so much Grandma.”
Cosme Mungia, 83, of Sunnyside passed away Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, at his
He was born Feb. 17, 1921 in
Mexico. Cosme received his early education in Mexico. He married Delfina
Casanova in Mexico. Together they moved to Granger in 1950, where he worked as
a general laborer. After the death of his wife, in 1992, Cosme made Sunnyside
his home until the time of his death.
He enjoyed working, hunting,
dogs and family gatherings.
He was a member of St. Joseph
Catholic Church in Sunnyside.
He is survived by his two sons,
Martin C. Mungia and wife, Estella, of Sunnyside, and Joe Mungia and wife,
Sabina, of Oregon; 19 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his
parents; his wife, Delfina; one daughter, Irene Ozuna.
Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004,
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. An evening service
will be held Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at 6 p.m. at the Fortaleza De Sion, 809
Franklin, Sunnyside. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004,
at 11 a.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, under the direction
Smith Funeral Home.