ELIAZAR BOTELLO GONZALEZ
Eliazar (Eli) Botello Gonzalez, 66, of Sunnyside
went to be with our Creator Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at his sister’s home
surrounded by his family.
Eli was born March 17, 1937 in Weslaco, Texas to
the late Rev. Marcelino Gonzalez and Genoveva B. Gonzalez. Eli, having only
received a sixth grade education, was a very educated man in his own way. Eli
migrated to Sunnyside in 1955 to work in agriculture. He later worked for the
railroad for many years, retiring two years ago.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Julie
Gonzalez of Dundee, Ore.; his mother, Genoveve B. Gonzalez; two sons, John
Gonzalez of Port Orchard and Eliazar Gonzalez of Puyallup; two daughters, Kelly
Gonzalez Taylor of Oregon and Lisa Gonzalez McKinney of the Tri-Cities; five
step-daughters, Cynthia and Melissa, both of Oregon, and Alma, Bobbie and Ada,
all of Washington; one step-son, Reymundo Alvarado; five brothers, David
Gonzalez and wife, Margie, of Chino Hills, Calif., Daniel Gonzalez and wife,
Dalia, John Gonzalez and wife, Diane, Fred Gonzalez and wife, Mary Alice, all
of Sunnyside and Ruben Gonzalez and wife, Frances, of Harrah; and four sisters,
Rachel Gonzalez, Emma Centeno and husband, Isidro, Martha Gonzalez and husband,
Ramon, all of Sunnyside, and Alice Lopez and husband, Daniel, of Grandview.
He was preceded in death by his father,
Rev. Marcelino Gonzalez in 2002; two nephews;
and two nieces.
Eli left a lot of himself in our homes with his
carpentry talent. We love you and we will hold you in our hearts for always.
Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday,
Feb. 5, 2004, from 3 to 8 p.m. with an evening service at 6:00 p.m. at Smith
Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Graveside services will be held Friday, Feb. 6, 2004,
at 2:30 p.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, under the direction
of Smith Funeral home.
ANGEL JOEL RIVAS VILLALOBOS
Angel Joel Rivas Villalobos, infant son of Tomas
and Sarah Rivas-Villalobos Jr. of Sunnyside, has taken his place in heaven
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004.
Angel is survived by his parents, Tomas and Sara
Rivas-Villalobos Jr.; one big sister, Candyce Janáe; grandparents, Steven and
Gracie Mozdziesc, Rudy Piná and Tomas and Maria Villalobos Sr.; and great
grandparents, Raymundo and Carolina Palomarez Rivas. He is also survived by
numerous aunts and uncles, Rudy and Molly Ramos of Sunnyside, Israel Rivas and
Jolene Bishop of Grandview, Raymundo and Christina Rivas Jr. of Sunnyside, Rigo
Rivas and Michelle Signorelli of Kennewick, Cristal and Israel Rivas of
Sunnyside, Becky Piná of Granger, Belinda Piná of Maple Valley, Melly
Villalobos of Mabton, Roque and Griselda Arriaga of Mabton, Ramon and Edith
Villalobos of Mabton, Valentin and Rosa Villalobos of Mabton, Gerado and Ruby
Villalobos Gomez of Mabton, Ilesenia Villalobos of Mabton and Rocio Villalobos
Graveside services will be held Friday, Feb. 6,
2004, at 1 p.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, under the
direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.