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Obituaries

LAWRENCE M

LAWRENCE M. FAXE

Lawrence “Swede” M. Faxe, 85, a long-time Grandview resident and a current Sunnyside resident, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, at Yakima Regional Hospital.

He 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.

He 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 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy Faxe, in 1993; and one sister, Mildred Faxe.

Private 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

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Ave., Spokane, WA . Memorial contributions may be made to the Altar Guild of St. John’s Catheral.

Heritage Funeral Home, Spokane, is entrusted with arrangements.

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, Tommy Pursel.

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 and great-great-granddaughter.

She will be remembered for her feistiness, her crocheting and love of peppermint gum and candy.

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, Sunnyside.

“We love you so much Grandma.”

COSME MUNGIA

Cosme Mungia, 83, of Sunnyside passed away Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, at his home.

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 of

Smith Funeral Home.

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