EUGENE PATRICK CHARVET JR
EUGENE PATRICK CHARVET JR.
Eugene Patrick Charvet Jr., 75, of Grandview went to be
with his Lord and Savior Thursday, March 25, 2004, from Yakima Regional
Eugene was born Jan. 5, 1929 at the family home, the son of
Edna May (Carlson) and Eugene Patrick Charvet. Eugene received his grade school
education from Sacred Heart School in Seattle, middle school from Brisco School
in Kent, and secondary school from O’Day High School in Seattle, receiving a
degree in theology and music from St. Martin’s College in Olympia/Lacey, in
three years. Eugene served for two years in the U.S. Army, receiving his basic
training at Fort Ord, Calif., then was stationed and served at Los Alamos, New
Mexico. Eugene spent seven years at the Trappist Monastery Guadalupe at Lafayette,
Ore. He was sent home by the Abbot of the Trappist to care for his parents and
brother, Tommy. He took his assignment to heart and cared for his family very
well and faithfully.
Eugene became a strong part of the Fabric of the Blessed
Sacrament Parish of Grandview, a part of the establishment To Say! He attended
daily Mass, taught CCD, baptish, confirmation and marriage preparation classes,
along with helping with daily Mass. Eugene was like a sacristan, performing
many duties at different times, like typing the church bulletin, playing organ,
and piano, directing and singing in the choir. He was on the Bishops Religious
Education Council and was selected to be the representative from the Yakima
Diocese to attend the religious convention in Philadelphia in 1972.
Eugene was a member of the Knights of Columbus and went
through all the chairs, serving as Grand Knight and also served as financial
secretary for many years. He was a life member of the Fourth Degree Honor Guard
and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He became a Eucharistic minister
distributing communion, reading scriptures and giving faith and hope to the
sick and shut-ins.
He played the piano for the residents in most of the
nursing homes in the Lower Valley. On Sunday Eugene spent time ministering at
the Yakima County jail. Eugene was recognized at the Yakima Diocese Fifty-Year
Celebration for his self-selected duties at the parish, jail, nursing homes,
shut-ins and much more. Eugene was very helpful to all the priests that served
at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, preparing for daily Mass and anything
that was needed. Monsignor McDonnell was a very special friend to Eugene.
Eugene also headed up the Legion of Mary. He made many rosaries, said the
rosary and meditated over each one before it was given with love. He was deeply
devoted to Mary and prayed the Rosary and the Divine Office daily.
Eugene was a bookkeeper for Top Side Canning Company and R.
H. Smith. He farmed hops for a period of time and kept books for the family farm.
Eugene loved sharing his time and talent of music with the
sick and those in need. No one, but the Lord, will know how many lives Eugene
touched in so many ways.
Eugene is survived by one sister, Alice Waddle of
Grandview; two brothers, Martin (Frank) Charvet of Grandview and Ernest Charvet
and wife, Laura, of Mabton; one special aunt, Alice Carlson of Grandview; one
brother-in-law, Tom Healy of Seattle; one sister-in-law, Anna May Charvet of
Mabton; 27 nieces and nephews; and numerous great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Josie
Healy; three brothers, Richard and wife, Rosella, Tommy and Jerry; one
sister-in-law, Donna Charvet; one brother-in-law, George Waddle; and five
Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, March 29, 2004,
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Grandview. Recitation of the Holy
Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Grandview.
Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at 11 a.m. at
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Grandview, with burial to follow at Mabton
Cemetery, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. Those wishing to honor his
memory may contribute to the Seminary Fund at the Diocese of Yakima at 5301-A
Tieton Dr., Yakima, WA 98908.
MYRTIE VIRGINIA SHAW
Myrtie Virginia Shaw, 70, of Sunnyside went to be in the
arms of her Savior Friday, March 26, 2004, from her home.
Myrtie was born Nov. 2, 1933 in Celina, Tenn., the daughter
of Hattie McAppen and Clurie Albert Strong. Myrtie received her education in
Tennessee. In 1953 she married Leonard Shaw in Indiana. Following their
marriage they moved to Kentucky, then back to Indiana in 1965. Her husband,
Leonard, died in 1974. She later moved to Flordia in 1985 before settling in
Sunnyside in 1989. Myrtie enjoyed yard sales, her canine companion, Little Bit,
gardening, flowers and spending time with her grandchildren and
Myrtie is survived by two daughters, JoAnn Pierce of
Portland, Ore. and Cathy Shaw of Sunnyside; two sons, James Lee Swails of
Indiana and Bill Swails and wife, Carol, of Grandview; 14 grandchildren and
numerous great-grandchildren; and one brother, Willard Strong of Kentucky. She
is also survived by her significant other, Steven Bueno of Sunnyside.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter,
Patricia Shaw; one grandson, Robert Michael Swails; one great-grandson, Jose
Antonio Munoz Jr.; three brothers and two sisters.
Viewing and visitation were held Sunday, March 28, 2004,
from 4 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside and Monday, March 29, 2004,
from 9 a.m. until time of funeral at 2 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.
Burial was in Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside.