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ZELDA D

ZELDA D. AUKERMAN

Zelda D. Aukerman, 90, of Sunnyside passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at Hillcrest Manor in Sunnyside.

She was born Dec. 15, 1913 in Valley City, N.D. to Walter C. and Flora (Coates) Hunter. Zelda’s family moved to Kansas after World War I later moving to Nebraska, where Zelda received her early education.

On July 15, 1930 she married Samuel Miller in Portis, Kan. later moving to Atwood, Kan. In 1947 she moved to Grays Harbor and later came to the Valley in 1952. On Oct. 14, 1952 she married William Aukerman in Grandview, where they made their home. The Aukerman family owned and operated a farm on Scoon Road in Sunnyside. Zelda was a member of the Sunnyside Latter-day Saints Church.

She enjoyed crocheting, tatting and knitting. In her younger years she enjoyed drawing and painting.

She is survived by one son, W.C. Miller and wife, Daisy, of Outlook; two daughters, Berniece Stoops of Granger and Carol Cronin of Grandview; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-granddaughter. She is also survived by one brother, Walter Hunter Jr. of Littleton, Colo.; and one sister, Ruth Antrim of Wichita, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Aukerman, in 1976; one son, Derris Miller; one daughter, Lois Cameron; two sisters; and two brothers.

Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, July 26, 2004, at 9 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 9:30 a.m. at Sunnyside Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Burial to follow at Grandview Cemetery, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside

JACK LAVERN BAIR

Jack Lavern Bair, 87, of Spokane was taken to heaven by our Lord, Jesus Christ Wednesday, July 21, 2004 in Spokane, where he will be reunited with his loved ones who preceded him in death.

Jack was born Aug. 9, 1916 at home just south of Wibaux, Mont. to Irvin and May Bair.

He married Arlene Berg on Oct. 9, 1948. They resided in Wibaux then moved to the Yakima Valley in 1956. They spent their recent years together at Riverview Care Center in Spokane.

Jack was a member of the U.S. Marine Corp from 1941-1945. He saw action in the South Pacific during World War II.

He was an active member of the VFW in Grandview, Sunnyside, Spokane, and a long-time member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Sunnyside.

He loved to fish, golf, and was an avid sports enthusiast.

Jack is survived by his wife Arlene Bair; their children, Linda (Noel) Koss, Iris (John) Lamont, Bonnie Miller and Vernon Bair; his siblings, Robert Bair, Caroline Braden and Harold Bair; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 24, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside. The family suggests memorials be made to the VFW Post in Grandview or to Riverview Care Center, c/o Bonnie Miller, 1510 N. Lewis, Spokane, WA 99212. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.ZELDA D. AUKERMAN

Zelda D. Aukerman, 90, of Sunnyside passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at Hillcrest Manor in Sunnyside.

She was born Dec. 15, 1913 in Valley City, N.D. to Walter C. and Flora (Coates) Hunter. Zelda’s family moved to Kansas after World War I later moving to Nebraska, where Zelda received her early education.

On July 15, 1930 she married Samuel Miller in Portis, Kan. later moving to Atwood, Kan. In 1947 she moved to Grays Harbor and later came to the Valley in 1952. On Oct. 14, 1952 she married William Aukerman in Grandview, where they made their home. The Aukerman family owned and operated a farm on Scoon Road in Sunnyside. Zelda was a member of the Sunnyside Latter-day Saints Church.

She enjoyed crocheting, tatting and knitting. In her younger years she enjoyed drawing and painting.

She is survived by one son, W.C. Miller and wife, Daisy, of Outlook; two daughters, Berniece Stoops of Granger and Carol Cronin of Grandview; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-granddaughter. She is also survived by one brother, Walter Hunter Jr. of Littleton, Colo.; and one sister, Ruth Antrim of Wichita, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Aukerman, in 1976; one son, Derris Miller; one daughter, Lois Cameron; two sisters; and two brothers.

Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, July 26, 2004, at 9 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 9:30 a.m. at Sunnyside Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Burial to follow at Grandview Cemetery, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside

JACK LAVERN BAIR

Jack Lavern Bair, 87, of Spokane was taken to heaven by our Lord, Jesus Christ Wednesday, July 21, 2004 in Spokane, where he will be reunited with his loved ones who preceded him in death.

Jack was born Aug. 9, 1916 at home just south of Wibaux, Mont. to Irvin and May Bair.

He married Arlene Berg on Oct. 9, 1948. They resided in Wibaux then moved to the Yakima Valley in 1956. They spent their recent years together at Riverview Care Center in Spokane.

Jack was a member of the U.S. Marine Corp from 1941-1945. He saw action in the South Pacific during World War II.

He was an active member of the VFW in Grandview, Sunnyside, Spokane, and a long-time member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Sunnyside.

He loved to fish, golf, and was an avid sports enthusiast.

Jack is survived by his wife Arlene Bair; their children, Linda (Noel) Koss, Iris (John) Lamont, Bonnie Miller and Vernon Bair; his siblings, Robert Bair, Caroline Braden and Harold Bair; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 24, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside. The family suggests memorials be made to the VFW Post in Grandview or to Riverview Care Center, c/o Bonnie Miller, 1510 N. Lewis, Spokane, WA 99212. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.

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