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Obituaries

ADOLFO MARTIN

ADOLFO MARTIN

Adolfo (DeLeon) Martin, 62, of Yakima and a former Grandview resident, died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at Yakima Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 24, 1942 in Eagle Pass, Texas to Juan and Eloisa (DeLeon) Martin. He received his education in Eagle Pass. In 1960 he married Adela Cumpian in Eagle Pass. Following their marriage they moved to Grandview, where he worked in construction as a welder. From 1990 to 1997 he worked in Seattle for the Alaskan Pipe Company. He moved back to the Yakima Valley in 1998, where he had made his home until the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife, Adela Martin of Grandview; one son, Adolfo Martin Jr. of Prosser; four daughters, Mimi Martin and Brenda Martin, both of Grandview, Amy Martin of Prosser and Lindsay Martin of Yakima; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Robert Martin of Issaquah; two sisters, Rosa Kneiss of Prospect, Pa. and Alicia Guerrero of Grandview.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and one sister.

Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, June 18, 2004, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Grandview. Graveside services will be held Friday, June 18, 2004, at 1 p.m. at Grandview Cemetery, Grandview. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MERCEDES EVELYN DYER BARON

Mercedes Evelyn Dyer Baron, 81, of Sunnyside passed away Friday, June 11, 2004.

She was born Feb. 24, 1923 in Lincoln, Neb. to Nathan and Marcella Dyer. She was raised in Onalaska.

On Oct. 11, 1940 she married Stanley Baron in Alpha. They eventually settled in Mossyrock, where they lived for many years, raising their four boys until poor health forced them to move to Sunnyside in 1997.

She is survived by three sons, Gary Baron and wife, Shirley, of Snohomish, Bob Baron and wife, Judi, of Sunnyside and David Baron of Ketchikan, Alaska. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Tracey Baron of Portland, Ore., Shanon Baron of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Kim Baron and Lisa Warren, both of Marysville. Also surviving her are four great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Marissa, Gary and Samantha.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; and one son, Roger.

At her request there will be no services. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MARIA CANTU RIVERA

Maria Cantu Rivera, 69, of Wapato and a former Grandview and Prosser resident, passed away, Saturday, June 12, 2004, in Wapato.

She was born Nov. 1, 1931 in Edcouch, Texas to Manuel Cantu and Dolores Aguirre (Martinez) Garza. She received her education in Edinburg, Texas. In November of 1952 she married Rogelio Rivera in Brownsville, Texas. Following their marriage they made their home in Elsa, Texas, for a short-time before moving to Prosser. Maria began working at Twin City Foods in Prosser, where she was employed for 30 years.

She enjoyed fishing, spending time with her family and friends and cherished time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Maria was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prosser and spent much of her time helping others and reading her Bible.

She is survived by her husband, Rogelio Rivera of Sunnyside; three sons, Roger Rivera Jr. and Manuel Rivera and wife, Alicia, all of Sunnyside and Ruben Rivera and wife, Sally, of Mabton; three daughters, Sylvia Rodriguez and husband, Art, of Prosser, Irene Jochen and husband, Rod, of Sunnyside, and Mary Soto and husband, Rudy, of Mattawa, 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother, Doroles Aguirre Martinez of Yakima; four sisters, Yolanda Polo of Yakima, Irma Hernandez of Sunnyside, Lupe Martinez of Mattawa and Maria Cantu of Mexico; and four brothers, Alberto Martinez of Bakersfield, Calif., Lucio Martinez of Yakima, Tino Martinez of Yakima and Vicente Cantu of Mexico.

She was preceded in death by her father, Manuel Cantu Garza.

Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday, June 15, 2004, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Prosser, with burial to follow at East Prosser Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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