Evelyn Henderson, 85, of Sunnyside died Sunday, July 18,
2004, in Sunnyside.
She was born in Lafayette, Ohio.
She is survived by her son, Bob Henderson of Hungry Horse,
Mont.; and one daughter, Pauline Palmer of Bellingham.
Memorial services will be held at a later date this summer.
Burial will be held at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens. Valley Hills Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements.
JANEL CONNIE DELGADILLO-RODRIGUEZ
Janel Connie Delgadillo-Rodriguez, infant, of Sunnyside
died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
She is survived by her mother, Connie Delgadillo; her
father, Thomas (T.J.) Rodriguez; grandparents, Hilda Leon and Fernando
Delgadillo, and Betty Jean and Tomas Rodriguez Sr., all of Sunnyside.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held July 20, 2004,
at 6 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home Chapel, Sunnyside. Graveside services
will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at 10 a.m. at Lower Valley Memorial
Gardens, Sunnyside. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of
KIRK REED WATTENBARGER
Kirk Reed Wattenbarger, 53, passed away Saturday, July 17,
2004, at home after a brave battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Kirk was born Nov. 29, 1950 in Sunnyside to Francis and
Katie (Kinkade) Wattenbarger. He received his early education at Dorothy School
and graduated from Mabton High School in 1969. He attended Grace College in
Indiana. On June 18, 1977 Kirk and Kay (Turconi) were married. Together they
had two sons, Ryan and Chad. Kirk was employed at Washington State Employment
Security, both in Sunnyside and Yakima.
He was a member of the Sunnyside United Methodist Church,
where he served on many committees, sang in the choir, and enjoyed singing
solos. Music was a large part of Kirk’s life. He was a member of the “Sound
Kirk’s family always came first and he was very involved in
the boys’ lives whether he was coaching baseball, soccer, football or being the
number one fan from the sidelines in all their activities. He loved all sports,
especially hunting, fishing and playing golf (most always with his family).
Kirk was a member of the Tri Cities Sports Officials
Association, where he refereed football and basketball for more than 20 years.
After Kirk was diagnosed with ALS, he was determined to
fight for a cure by raising hundreds of dollars each year. He was an
inspiration to those around him.
Kirk is survived by his wife, Kay Wattenbarger of
Sunnyside; two sons, Ryan and Chad, both of Sunnyside; his parents, Francis and
Katie of Mabton, his brother, Larry and his wife, Dena; and their families,
Alissa, Wes, Kacie and Kyle Pugh and Emily Watterbarger of Indiana. Also
surviving him are his mother-in-law, Colleen Turconi; his sister-in-law, Kathy
Van de Graaf and husband, Rick, and their children, Heidi, Hilary and Hunter of
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Charlie
Turconi; and his niece, Heather Van de Graaf.
Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, July 23, 2004,
from 3 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. A private burial service
will be held at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens. A celebration of Kirk’s life
will be held Saturday, July 24, 2004, at 1 p.m.
Sunnyside United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the ALS
Evergreen Chapter, 6627 S. 191
Place, Suite F, Kent, WA. 98032 or may be left at Smith Funeral Home. Smith
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.