ANNA LEE CHRISTENSON
ANNA LEE CHRISTENSON
Anna Lee (Brumley) Christenson, 62, of Prosser passed away
Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at her home in Prosser.
Anna was born July 16, 1941 in Yakima to Anna (Williams)
and Ralph Brumley, the youngest of 11children.
Anna received her education in Mabton.
She made her home in Mabton, until moving to Sunnyside in 1987.
In 1994 Anna moved to Grandview making her
home with her daughter, Sandra Rivera.
In 2002 the family moved to Prosser.
Anna worked for many years with the Mabton School District
and as a caregiver with the developmentally disabled.
Anna retired due to ill health in July of
She touched the lives of many
people and will be missed by all who knew her.
Anna is survived by two daughters, Judi (Rocha) Mejia of
Kennewick and Sandra (Rocha) Rivera and husband, J. Trini, of Prosser; one son,
Courtney Bales of Michigan;
kids, Thom and Starr McDaniel; five grandsons, Angel, Nick and Michael Mejia,
Jared Rivera and Brendin Martinez; two granddaughters, Jadin Mejia and Britain
Rivera; one brother, Virgil (Virgie) Brumley of Almira; two sisters, Bette
McQueen and Doris Williams of Grandview; special cousins, Lois Dalrymple and
Carol Brumley of Sunnyside; special friend, Helen Reid of Prosser; numerous
nieces, nephews, cousins and “adopted” children and friends.
Anna was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter,
Christina Lee Ann Ramirez, in 1959; two brothers, Ralph (Skippy) and Fred; and
five sisters, Edith, Lucille, Opal, Mary and Helen.
A memorial service will be held Monday, July 12, 2004, at 1
p.m. at Prosser City Park, 7
St., Prosser, with a potluck lunch to follow. We love you and miss you,
Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of
Reuben Dieterle, 99, of Glendale, Ariz. and a former
Sunnyside resident passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2004, in Glendale.
Reuben was born June 6, 1905 in Sheridan County, in Skogma,
N.D., the son of Margaret (Ruff) and Ferdinand Dieterle. Reuben spent his early
years and received his education at Skogmo County Schools. Following his
education he farmed with his parents on the family homestead. On Dec. 10, 1925
he married Emilia Fandrich at Skogmo at the Dieterle home. Together they moved
to Drake, N.D., where they farmed until 1943 when they moved into town. Reuben
was employed by Eickhorn Implement Company for 10 years. On Oct. 13, 1952 the
Dieterles moved to Sunnyside, where they semi-retired. His wife, Emilia passed
away June 4, 1985. Reuben continued to make his home in Sunnyside until moving
to Peoria, Ill. in July of 1994 to be close to his son. In November of 2000 he
moved to Glendale, where he made his home until the time of his death.
Reuben was baptized as an infant into the Lutheran Church.
He was an active member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Sunnyside, where he
served as elder, financial secretary, trustee and head usher for many
Reuben is survived by three children, Allan Dieterle of
Arizona, Delven Dieterle of Washington and Geraldine Rothenburger of Illinois;
six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Davie Dieterle of
Turtle, N.D. and Henry Dieterle of Kief, N.D.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Emilia;
one daughter; one son; two brothers; two sisters; and one grandchild.
Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, July 12, 2004,
from 9 until 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be
held Monday, July 12, 2004, at 2:30 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in
Sunnyside. Burial will be at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to
honor Reuben’s memory may contribute to the Lutheran Hour Ministries, 660
Masonridge Center, St. Louis, Mo. 63141. Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in
charge of arrangements.