Rachel Ireland, 67, of
Paterson died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at her daughter’s home in Kennewick.
She was born Feb. 26,
1937 in Kent County, Mich., the daughter of Reka (Stevens) and Jake Betten. On
Dec. 4, 1982 she married David Ireland Jr. in Richland.
They owned and operated an apple orchard on
Alderdale Rd. from 1983 to 1998. She was an office manager and bookkeeper for
She is survived by two
sons, Scott Rivard of Mt. Orab, Ohio and Bradley Rivard and wife, Lorraine, of
Kennewick; one daughter, Kim Nygaard and husband, Kenneth, of Kennewick;
one-step son; one step-daughter; eight grandchildren; one sister, Elajean Richardson
of Michigan; and one brother, James Devos of
She was preceded in death
by her parents; her husband, David, in 2002; and two brothers, Guy Betten and
Viewing and visitation
will be held Friday, July 16, 2004, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Smith Funeral
Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 17, 2004, at noon
at Paterson Community Church in Paterson, with burial to follow at Paterson
Community Cemetery. Those wishing to honor Mrs. Ireland’s memory may contribute
to the Paterson Community Church.
Ferdinand Fred Vollmer,
70, of Grandview went to be in the arms of his Savior Wednesday, July 14, 2004,
from his home in Grandview.
Fred was born March 12,
1934 in Nisland, S.D., the son of Eva (Mitzel) and Carl Vollmer. Fred was one
of three sets of twins among 13 children. Fred served in the U.S. Army. On July
3, 1959 he married Louise Lindstrom in Bellingham. Fred worked for Yakima
Rendering Plant and was retired from Roza Irrigation.
Fred enjoyed working on
his little farm.
Fred is survived by his
wife, Louise Vollmer of Grandview; three brothers, Albert Vollmer of Grand
Coulee, Carl Vollmer of Mabton and Ruben Vollmer of Salem, Ore.; and two
sisters, Clara Kirk of Wenatchee and Martha Neugebauer of Spokane.
He was preceded in death
by his parents; and several brothers and sisters.
Viewing will be held Thursday, July 15,
2004, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will
be held Friday, July 16, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.
Burial will be at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, under the direction
of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. A special thanks goes to Steve and Evon
Morris and Lower Valley Hospice for all their special care.