Floyd Henry Cooley, 90, long-time Grandview and Prosser resident, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at Tri-City Chaplaincy Hospice in Kennewick.

He was born July 5, 1913 in Richland, the son of Ida (Finnell) and John Henry Cooley. He received his education in Hunters. In the early 1940’s the Cooley family moved to Grandview, where they owned and operated a dairy farm. They later operated dairies in Mabton and Prosser. Following the sale of the dairy farms, he went to work for 20 years at the Washington State Dairy Association until his retirement.

He is survived by his sister, Lillian Crawford of Everett; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Sheffield Manor, 125 N. Wamba Rd., Prosser. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Ricardo V. Molina, 64, of Grandview passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at his home in Grandview.

He was born Jan. 29, 1940 in Mexico to Guadalupe and Ofelia (Valle) Molina. He received his early education in Mexico, moving to Grandview in 1960. On Nov. 7, 1962 he married Virginia Carranza in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. He later attended and received a certificate from Yakima Valley Community Mechanic Vocational school. He worked for various car dealers in the Valley and in 1984 Ricardo began working at Hanford as a mechanic.

He enjoyed cars, playing pool, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.

Ricardo was a member of the Grandview VFW.

He is survived by one daughter, Mary Santoyo and husband, Paul, of Grandview; two sons, Guy Molina and wife, Minerva, of Lynnwood and Rick Molina of Grandview; two grandsons, Anthony and Brad Santoyo; father, Guadalupe Molina of Progresso, Texas; former wife, Virginia Molina of Mabton; one brother, Juan Molina; and two sisters, Olga Salinas and Olivia Perez of Progresso.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ofelia; and one son, Joe Molina.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Grandview, with burial to follow at Mabton Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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