Luis Hernandez, 79, of Stanfield, Ore., a retired farm worker, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, at Good Samaritan Center in Hermiston, Ore.

He was born Jan. 20, 1925 in Weslaco, Texas to Encarnacion and Refugia Yado Hernandez. He moved to Washington state with his parents in 1942. A farm worker, he relocated to Madras with the Erevia family in the late 1950’s. In 1976 he moved to Stanfield, where he began working for Don Mills Farms and was later employed by Mikami and Pacific Potato, retiring in 1982.

He enjoyed playing pool, playing bingo, attending kid’s baseball games, playing card games and gardening.

Mr. Hernandez is survived by four brothers, Tanis, Facundo. Efrain and Aaron Hernandez, all of Sunnyside; three sisters, Trinidad Yanez of Zillah, Angelita Perales of Outlook and Magdalena Muniz of Palmdale, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews; and his extended family, where he has lived for the past 27 years, Maria and Guadalupe Castro Sr., Tony and Estella Izaguirre, Rosa and Guadalupe Castro Jr., Saul and Diana Castro, Florencio and Diana Rodriguez, Veronica and Joe Gonzalez Jr., Yvette, Guadalupe III, Florencio III, Kimberly, Candice, Idalia, Brandan, Nicholas, Lakisha, Isaiah, Sydney and Joe III.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Joaquin


Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Hermiston, with burial following at the Hermiston Cemetery. Burns Mortuary, Hermiston was in charge of arrangements.


Maria A. Magallan, 64, of Mabton passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at Yakima Memorial Hospital.

Maria was born Dec. 2, 1939 in Mexico, the daughter of Dolores (Antu) and Rosalio Alvarado. Maria had made her home in the Yakima Valley since 1968. In 1972 she married Francisco Magallan Sr. in Grandview. Francisco died in 1997 and Maria had continued to make Mabton her home until the time of her death.

Maria cherished time spent with her family and friends.

Maria is survived by eight children, Ernie Villegas and Ralph Villegas, both of Seattle, Dolores Perez and husband, Manuel, Beatrice Pina and husband, Urbie, Apolinar Villegas Sr., all of Mabton, Lydia Pena and husband, Jose C., of Texas, Rosalio “Chalo” Villegas and wife, Wanda, of Oroville, and Isabelle Rodriguez and husband, Jaime, of Texas; 27 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Dolores Soltero of Moses Lake; five brothers, Tony Alvarado, Rosalio Alvarado Jr., Candelario Alvarado and Juan Alvarado, all of Mabton, and Delfino Alvarado of Bellingham.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Ernie Villegas and Francisco Magallan Sr.; infant son, Cruz Villegas; two grandsons, Ralph Villegas Jr., and Manuel Perez Jr.; and one brother, Tomas Alvarado.

Viewing and visitation will be held Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, and Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mabton. Burial will be at Mabton Cemetery, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.


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