Friday, December 31, 2004
MARGOT GERTRUDE BROWN
MARGOT GERTRUDE BROWN
Margot Gertrude Brown, 81, of Sunnyside died Wednesday,
Dec. 29, 2004, at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
She was born Jan. 6, 1923 in Germany. She received her
education in Hamburg, Germany. While in Germany she met and married Benjamin
Brown. Margot later moved to Sunnyside, where she worked as a cook and
bartender. She is survived by her daughter, Wanita Brown of Sunnyside; two
grandsons; and one great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
At her request their will be no formal funeral services.
Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.
MORRIS H. BOGERT
Morris H. Bogert, 86, of Sunnyside, our father,
grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend passed away peacefully
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
Morris was born Sept. 24, 1918 in Hedel, The Netherlands,
the son of Woutera M. (Ottevanger) and Herbert Bogert. Morris had made his home
and farmed almost 80 years in the Yakima Valley. We lovingly called him
Morris Bogert and Lois Bos were married in Sunnyside on
Feb. 28, 1940. Three daughters and two sons were born to them.
Surviving children are three daughters, Jerri (Jim)
Honeyford, Marilynn (Ken) VerSteeg, and Janice (Joe) Albrecht; one son, Jim (Kathy)
Bogert; 16 grandchildren, and 33 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two
brothers, Henry of Sunnyside and Walt of Kennewick; and two sisters, Marie Duim
of Sunnyside and Jeanette Mitzel of Randle.
After the death of Lois, in February 1992, Morris loved
going to the coffee shops, often going to the Outpost in the mornings and
Marie’s in the afternoons. He had many friends and greatly enjoyed visiting
with them. One of the longest friendships was with an eighth grade classmate
from Outlook School, Art Price. He also loved to sit in his lawn chair and
watch the world whiz by on I-82.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois; their infant
son, Gerald; one brother, Pete Bogert; and one sister, Wilma Mitzel.
Morris was a life-time member of the Sunnyside Christian
Viewing and visitation will be held Sunday, Jan. 2, 2004,
from 3 to 7 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Graveside services will be
held Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at 10 a.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens,
Sunnyside, with a memorial service to follow at Sunnyside Christian Reformed
Church, at 11 a.m. Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be given to Sunnyside Christian School.