Leonard Dee Brown, 51, of Bickleton passed away Friday, June 4, 2004, in Grandview.

He was born May 11, 1953 in Prosser, to Silas R. and Oma (Noble) Brown. He received his education in Sunnyside. On June 20, 1970 he married Bobby Kleinow in Sunnyside. Leonard worked at Yakima Rendering for 16 years, later working for Roadway Express in Sunnyside and the Tri-Cities for 10 years before retiring.

Leonard loved spending time with his family and friends and cherished time spent with his granddaughters.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and buying, selling and trading horses.

He was a member of the Master Freight Teamster Local #524 and the Sunnyside Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He is survived by his two sons, Danny Ray Brown of Grandview and Randy Brown and wife, Holli, of Sunnyside; and three granddaughters, Haley Brown, Jenna Brown and Gracie Brown. He is also survived by his former wife, Bobby Brown of Grandview; four brothers, Bud Collins of Pasco, Dillard Brown of Auburn, Raymond Brown of Seattle and Cecil Brown of Pasco; five sisters, Ruth Hurst and Daisy Dawson, both of Mabton, Reba Hall of Packwood, Donna Hurst of Yakima and Jennie Bronkhorst of Grandview.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Vernon Brown and Bob Brown; and two nephews, Olan Brown and Dennis Brown.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 10, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


J. Edwin “Ed” Waller, 88, of Yakima went to be with his Lord and Saviour, Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at Crescent Convalescent Center.

Ed was born Dec. 20, 1915, in Ephrata, to Jean and Ida (Wyles) Waller.

He was raised and educated in Wenatchee and graduated from Wenatchee High School. He then attended business school. Ed worked for the Wenatchee Daily World for 15 years, starting with delivering newspapers and working his way up to a typesetter.

Ed moved to Sunnyside in 1944 and went into partnership with his two brothers, Melvin and Homer, in the Herrett Trucking Company. After 18 years, he left Herrett Trucking and moved to Bellingham, where he owned and operated a Coast to Coast Hardware store. Years later, he moved to Missoula, Mont. and was manager of the wholesale department of the Western Montana Wholesale Grocery.

In 1977 he moved to Lewiston, Idaho, where he worked for his brother, Melvin, at Zirbel Trucking Company as a foreman for 10 years before retiring and moving to Yakima.

Ed was deeply loved and admired by his family and friends. He was a very hard working man, and a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He will always be well remembered in our hearts.

We will miss him.

Ed is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Arlene (Paradis) Waller of Yakima; two daughters, Kathy (Stan) Griffin of Olympia and Susan (Lou) Morales of Camano Island; three sons, Melvin “Buddy” Waller of Seattle, Jim (Glenda) Waller of Greenleaf, Idaho and Peter (Julie) Waller of Selah; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother, Homer Waller of Sunnyside; and one sister, Ruth Main of Little Rock, Ark.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Jean and Ida Waller; and a brother, Melvin Waller.

At his request, no funeral services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship, in care of Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home, 1010 W. Yakima Avenue, Yakima,



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