TRINITY STAR CORTINA
Trinity Star Cortina, infant, of Grandview died
Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, less than two hours
after being born.
She is survived by her mother, Lilza Cortina of
Grandview; her grandparents, Abel and Connie Cortina of Grandview; and aunts,
uncles and cousins.
Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday,
Jan. 7, 2004, from noon until time of service at 1:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral
Home, Grandview. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery, under the direction of
Smith Funeral Home, Grandview.
JUAN PRIETO LEON JR.
Juan Prieto Leon Jr., 34, of Sunnyside went to
be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004.
Juan was born Jan. 18, 1969 in Gueramaro,
Guanjuato, Mexico, the son of Zenaida Leon (Casas) and Juan Prieto Rodriguez.
At age one he moved with his family to Los Angeles, Calif. In 1974 the Prieto
family migrated to the Yakima Valley, where Juan was raised and received his
education. He worked as a herdsman in the dairy industry.
He is survived by his companion, Nancy Palomino.
He was also a dedicated and wonderful father to his eight children, Stephanie,
16, Veronica, 15, Juan, 11, Cynthia, 8, Nathaniel, 5, Phillip, 3, Niktali, 2
and Serenitee, 1. He is also survived by his parents, Juan and Zenaida Prieto
Leon of Mexico; three brothers, Ruben Prieto of Toppenish, Enrique Prieto of
Yakima and Angel Prieto of Moses Lake; three sisters, Celia Prieto-Butterfield
and Lourdes Prieto, both of Yakima, and Alicia P. Madrigal of Wapato; and many
nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, from
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with an afternoon service at 3 p.m., followed by recitation
of the Holy Rosary at 5 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Mass of
Christian Burial will be Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph
Catholic Church, Sunnyside. Burial will be at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens,
under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.
Ethel Pitzer, 86, of Medical Lake and a former
Sunnyside resident passed away Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, in Spokane.
Ethel was born Oct. 9, 1917 at Druid,
Saskatchewan, Canada to Gilbert and Bessie (Rogers) Oppen. She moved with her
family to the U.S. at an early age. The family lived in Winchester, Idaho and
Bend, Ore. before settling in Yakima. She married Roy Pitzer Aug. 28, 1936 in
Granger. Ethel lived in Sunnyside until May 6, 1996, when she moved to Medical
Lake to be near family.
Ethel was a member of the Church of God in
Sunnyside and later a member of the Medical Lake Community Church, and was also
a member of the Waneta Grange in Sunnyside. She worked for the Sunnyside School
District as a cook and retired after 40 years of service.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Tom)
Williams of Medical Lake and Jennifer Dowd of Lakewood; four grandchildren,
Frank Williams of Corvallis, Ore., Greg (Sue) Williams of Medical Lake, Darren
(Kim ) Dowd of Tacoma and Kris (Chip) Bozeman of Kawkinsville, Ga.; a
granddaughter-in-law, Jeanne Williams of Spokane; seven great-grandchildren,
Andy Williams, his fiancé, Lori McRae, Samantha Williams, Emily Williams,
Danielle Dowd, Jesse Dowd, Kelli Dowd and Jaci Bozeman; one brother, Jerry
Oppen of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Nettie Burke of Lewiston, Idaho and Betty
(Al) Stone of Ellensburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy,
in 1977; two infant sons, Leland and Kenneth; one daughter, Sandra; one
grandson, Michael Dowd, her parents; two sisters; and four brothers.
She will be greatly missed by family and
At her request there will be no service.