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Obituaries

PAID OBITUARY

ZACHARY WALTER BRUCE ANDEREGG

Zachary Walter Bruce Anderegg, 17, of Bickleton died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004.

He was born June 25, 1986 in Portland, Ore. to Rick Bruce Anderegg and Verdene (McGuire) Anderegg. He received his early education in Tillamook, Ore., later moving with his family to Portland. He was currently a junior at Bickleton High School.

He is survived by his mother, Verdene Anderegg of Portland; his father, Rick Anderegg and wife, Jerrilee, of Bickleton; one sister, Heather Anderegg of Eugene, Ore.; and his grandfather, Robert Anderegg of Troutdale, Ore.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Amanda Mae.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at 1 p.m. at the Native American Building, 710 S.W. Jackson, Portland, and Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the Bickleton High School gym. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bickleton Hilltoppers (4-H Group), c/o Marie Miller, 50 East Rd., Bickleton, WA., 99322. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GEORGE HALMA

George Halma, 73, long-time Sunnyside dairy farmer passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at Yakima Providence Hospital.

George Halma was born June 25, 1930 in The Netherlands, the son of Hattie (Dijkstra) and Martin Halma. George received his education in The Netherlands. At the age of 17 he with his family migrated to the United States, settling in Iowa in 1948. George served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant during the Korean Conflict. Following his honorable discharge from the military George married Hattie Van Grouw on April 2, 1953 in Inwood, Iowa. George and Hattie farmed in Minnesota for three years before moving to Sunnyside in 1957. George worked for various farmers in the Valley before starting his own dairy in 1969. In 1988 his son, Marlin, took over the operation of the dairy.

He enjoyed the daily coffee time with his many friends at the Outpost, solving all the world problems.

George is survived by his wife of 50 years, Hattie Halma of Sunnyside; five children, Carol Johnson and husband, Dave, of Harrah, Marlin Halma and wife, Shelly, Ardis Hollmeyer and husband, Kirk, Dr. Harlan Halma and wife, Patricia, all of Sunnyside, and Kevin Halma and wife, Merri, of Nampa, Idaho; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Henry Halma of Hudsonville, Mich.; three sisters, Eunice Jonkman of Jenison, Mich., Betty Diedering of Kentwood, Mich., and Ann Horstman of Sparta, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Burial will be at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.

HILDA S. LADD

Hilda S. Ladd, 89, of Sunnyside went to be in the arms of her Savior Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at Sunnyside Community Hospital.

She was born Feb. 14, 1914 to William and Anna (Plowman) Santjer in Renville, Minn. She received her education in Minnesota, graduating with the class of 1932.

In 1935 she married Elmer Ladd in Mahnomen, Minn. Following their marriage they moved to Seattle in 1942, where Hilda worked for Boeing. The Ladds later moved to San Jose, Calif., where she worked for Lockheed Aircraft. In 1956 they moved to Sunnyside, where Hilda and Elmer owned a rabbit farm. Hilda also worked for Nor Tech in Richland until her retirement in 1973. Following her retirement Hilda moved back to Sunnyside, where she made her home until the time of her death.

She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Sunnyside. She enjoyed time spent with her friends and family. She loved helping people and sharing her talents with others.

She is survived by her three brothers, William Santjer and wife, Della, of Enumclaw, Lester Santjer of Grandview and Albert Santjer and wife, Ramona, of Richland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer Ladd; one sister, Hattie Hoekstra; and one brother Arnold Santjer.

Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside.

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