Rinehold “Riney” Becker, a long-time Sunnyside resident,
passed away Saturday, May 1, 2004, at his home surrounded by loving
Rinehold was born May 9, 1930 in Terry, Mont. to Gottlieb
and Katherine Becker. His family relocated to Sunnyside in 1938. He attended
Wendell Phillips School, where he graduated and began working in the fields to
help support his family.
Rinehold worked at the Ford Garage until moving to
California in 1956.
He returned to
Sunnyside and started working at the Safeway Manufacturing Plant in Grandview,
where he continued to work for 34 years, retiring in 1992.
In his earlier years he enjoyed ice-skating, water skiing
and motorcycle riding. In later years, Rinehold loved being a spectator at his
great-grandchildren’s’ ball games and was known by all of his grandchildren as
He was well known by many friends and neighbors and will be
deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife, Alice, of 56 years; three
brothers, Ed, Allen and Jimmy Becker; two sisters, Gladys Brinkman and Violet
Hicks; son, Kent Becker of Prosser; daughter, Barbara Firova of Las Vegas,
Nev.; three grandchildren, Kristi Milne of Prosser, Shellie and husband, Bob
Morgan, of Richland, and Tyson Culver and wife, Jacqueline, of Austin, Texas;
and four great-grandchildren, Blake and Whitney Milne, and Dalton and Brandon
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters,
Cleda Bacon, Alice Renk and Irene Fouty.
A private graveside memorial service will be held
Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at 6 p.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside,
under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. In lieu of flowers, a
donation to the Lower Valley Hospice may be made.
WILLIAM K. KNIGHT
William K. “Bill” Knight, 72, of East Wenatchee and a
former Sunnyside and Bellevue resident, passed away Friday, April 30, 2004,
from his home with his family by his side.
Bill was born July
23, 1931 in Mabton, the son of Naomi (Bales) and William J. Knight. He received
his education in Sunnyside, graduating with the class of 1949.
Following his education Bill served four
years in the U.S. Navy in the Submarine Service.
On Aug. 3, 1957 he married Audrey Merfeld in Bellevue.
Bill was a Washington State Patrolman from
1954 to 1961. He then began his employment with M. and M. Investigation as head
of security for the Space Needle in Seattle. Bill owned and operated M. and M.
Investigation from 1973 to 1987. He also worked for the Log Trucking
Association for two years before semi-retiring. Bill and Audrey built a home in
Cle Elum, which they enjoyed for 10 years before full retirement.
hunting, fishing, boating and golfing. His most cherished times were spent
coaching and watching his sons participate in sporting events.
Bill was a member of
St. Louise Parish in Bellevue.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Audrey of
Wenatchee; three sons, Bill Knight and wife, Lori, of Wenatchee, Pat Knight and
wife, Lisa, of Bothell and Michael Knight and wife, Lisa Jo, of Woodinville;
four grandchildren; and one brother, Bob Knight of Sunnyside.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 8,
2004, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sunnyside. Inurnment will be at
Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, under the direction of Smith Funeral
EDITH J. PERRYMAN
Edith J. Perryman, 91, of Longview passed away Sunday, May
2, 2004, at Hospice Care Center in Longview.
She was born June 10, 1912 in Sunnyside, the daughter of
James and Ida (Betty) Lyon. As a young child she moved to Idaho with her
parents. She received her early schooling in Idaho. Edith finished school and
graduated from Wapato High School in 1930. She moved to the Lower Yakima Valley
in 1931, making Grandview her home from 1961 to 1987. She lived in Sunnyside
until 1994 and then moved to Longview.
In 1931 she married
Floyd Nave. Then in 1961 she married Amos (Dart) Perryman.
She worked for the Marathon Carton factory in Sunnyside.
She was a former member of the Harrah Brethren Church.
Edith lived in the Senior Uptown Court in Sunnyside, where
she enjoyed her yard and friends. She lived at the Canterbury Inn in Longview,
where she made many friends and was dearly loved there and will be missed.
She is survived by one son, Larry Nave and wife, Linda, of
Kelso; one daughter, Judy Honey of Yakima; two sisters, Leila Hall of Sunnyside
and Shirley Sweeney of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren; and 28
She was preceded in death by one son, Donald; two sisters,
Eva Lyon and Betty Jean; her two husbands; and two brothers, Clifford Lyon and
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 6, 2004, at 2
p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Interment will be held at Lower Valley
Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Community Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632.
Alice Ward, 91, of Portland, Ore. and a former Grandview
resident, died Thursday, April 29, 2004, at St. Vincent Hospital in Portland.
She was born Dec. 22, 1912 in Clydach Vales, Wales, the
daughter of Martha (Hughes) and John Ludwig. At the age of six months she came
to Magna, Utah, later moving to Portland in 1916.
On May 29, 1948 she married Steve Ward in Portland.
Following their marriage they moved to Grandview, where she worked for Old
National Bank for many years. She continued to make Grandview her home until
moving to Portland in September 1982.
She is survived by one son, John R. Ward of Everett; four
grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Thelma Moore of
California; one brother, Richard Ludwig of Oregon; and several nieces and
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband,
Steve, in 1979; four brothers; and three sisters.
Burial was held at Grandview Cemetery, under the direction
of Smith Funeral Home, Grandview.