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Obituaries

THERESA MARIE TOBIN

THERESA MARIE TOBIN

Theresa Marie (Charvet) Tobin, 92, of Mabton died Monday, June 14, 2004.

She was born Oct. 13, 1911 in the family home built by the Charvet Brothers on Berney Road in Mabton.

She was the third child of Emmanuel and Jeanne Menager Charvet.

She attended Catholic boarding school in St. Ignatius, Mont. until the eighth grade.

On Oct. 3, 1931 she married Leonard W. Tobin in Mabton.

They made their home in Goldendale until 1934, at which time they moved to Mabton.

They purchased the home place on Berney Road, where they farmed hops and other agricultural crops until Leonard’s death in 1982.

She is survived by her children; Claretta (Toby) and Rick Shannon of Yakima, Jeanette and Bill Castle of Grandview, Betty and Dean Doerschlag of Reardan, Jim Tobin and Beth Britton of Grandview, Hank and Blanche Tobin of Mabton, Allen and Karen Tobin of Sunnyside, Patricia (Toots) and Jerry Roy of Moxee, Don and Theresa Tobin and David and Carmen Tobin, all of Grandview. She is also survived by 33 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her siblings; Henrietta Schlimgen, Renee Woodard, Agnes McCabe and Genny Lee.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Leonard; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Leta Tobin; sons, Ronald, William James and Edward; two daughters, Josephine Tobin and Irene Tobin-Colby; four brothers, Eugene Charvet, Noel Charvet, John Charvet and Charlie Charvet; four sisters, Marie Lala, Gabrielle Hopper, Louise Croal and Alice Charvet; and one granddaughter, Janelle Marie Doerschlag.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Yakima Regional Hospice, 7 South 10

th

Avenue, Yakima, WA

98902, or Mabton Cemetary,

P.O. Box 64 , Mabton, WA

98935 or charity of donor’s choice.

Viewing will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 2004, at Smith Funeral Home, Grandview.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 2004, at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Grandview.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, June 21, 2004, at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Grandview.

Burial will be at Mabton Cemetery.

JAMES EZELL BUNCH

James Ezell Bunch, 85, a long-time Sunnyside businessman, passed away Monday, June 14, 2004, in Sunnyside.

Jim was born Jan. 24, 1919 in Huntsville, Ala., the son of Bessie Montgomery and Len Bunch.

Jim received his education in Alabama.

During the war Jim worked in the shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.

He later moved to Denver, Colo., before settling in Sunnyside in 1946.

Jim purchased a bee business, which grew to become the largest bee business in the United States.

On June 18, 1984 he married Linda Cockran in Yakima.

He was a member of the Lower Valley Elks and Sunnyside Eagles.

He loved hunting and cherished time spent with his grand and great- grandchildren.

Jim is survived by his wife, Linda Bunch of Sunnyside; four children, Judy Dawson of Alabama, Betty Yorks, Reta Owens and Don Bunch, all of Tennessee; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Johnnie Lou Hall, Inez Marsh, Ruby Webb and Audrey Dalton, all of Alabama; numerous nieces and nephews; and canine companion, Punk.

He was preceded in death by his parents; the mother of his children, Marie Bunch; one brother, Jess; two sisters, Thelma Owens and Maggie Marsh; and great-grandson, Johnny Hanson Jr.

Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday, June 16, 2004, from noon until 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held in Huntsville, Ala. Burial will be at Greenvalley Cemetery.

GREGORIO L. DURAN SR.

Our dear Father, Gregorio L. Duran Sr., 66, of Moses Lake was called home on Monday, June 14, 2004, at Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake.

He was born June 25, 1937 in Alamo, Texas to Juan Pablo and Antonia Duran. He brought his family from Texas in 1963 to Oregon. He was a farm laborer for John Haas Corporation in Independence, Ore. He retired in the late 80’s due to health reasons. In 1995 he moved to Sunnyside with his daughter, Lucy, and family. In 2002 due to his health he moved to Moses Lake with his son, Juan, and family.

Our father was a kind, friendly, loving and talkative man. He always made a friend. He would give his last dollar to help anyone. “Family” was most important to him, most all his grandkids. He would say to us kids “acuerdense hora tienen sus hijos” (remember now you have your kids).

He enjoyed gardening, planting his beautiful flowers and vegetables.

He is survived by his sons and daughters, Juan Duran and wife, Suzi, of Moses Lake, Lucy Guerra and husband, Joe, of Sunnyside, Gregorio Duran Jr. of Sunnyside, Gracie Ayon and husband, Modesto, of Salem, Ore., Elizabeth Duran and Sean McTeague of Salem, Delia Duran of Salem, and Daniel Duran and wife, Erica, of Keizer, and Maria Rodriquez and husband, Cesar, of San Benito, Texas; six brothers, Guiellermo of Sweet Home, Gabriel of Texas, Theodoro of Salem, Candido of Scio, Anastacio of Independence and Franciso of Aloha; four sisters, Margarita, Belen, Eduarda and Lupe, all of Albany; 20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gregorio was preceded in death by his parents, Juan Pablo and Antonia L. Duran; one brother, Antonio Duran; two sisters, Candelaria Carbajal and Maria Solis; and infant daughter, Judy Mary Duran.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 16, 2004, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Thursday, June 17, 2004, from 1 to 7 p.m. with a Rosary to be held at 7 p.m. at City View Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, June 18, 2004, at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salem. Vault interment will be held at City View Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by City View Funeral Home.

Many special thanks to Suzi Duran, daughter-in-law and sister-in-law, who provided special care, love, patience and understanding. Also thank you to Anita Garcia for her care, support and understanding. Many thanks to Moses Lake Dialysis Center.

Dad,

Delightful and loving,

Loved and admired,

Dad, you’re my hero,

My life you’ve inspired.

And when all my blessings

Are counted each day,

I thank God in heaven

For Dad when I pray.

Dad thanks for your presence

Throughout thick and thin;

You are more than a parent,

You’re my wonderful friend.

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