AVIS B. CRANFORD
Avis B. Cranford, 77, of Sunnyside died Tuesday, May 4,
2004, at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
She was born Dec. 7, 1926 in Rockham, S.D. to John and
Melissa May (Root) Irwin. She received her early education in South Dakota. In
1941 she with her family moved to Sunnyside. She attended Sunnyside High School
and graduated with the class of 1945. In 1947 she married Jack Cranford in
Sunnyside, where they together made their home.
She is survived by her mother, May Irwin; one son, Keith
Cranford and wife, Sherry, of Zillah; one daughter, Pat McMeans and husband,
Bill, of Sunnyside; two grandsons; one granddaughter;
She was preceded in death by her father, Jay Irwin; and her
husband, Jack Cranford.
A memorial service will be held Monday, May 10, 2004, at 11
a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to
honor Mrs. Cranford’s memory may contribute to the American Cancer Society.
Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.
JAMES DOUGLAS ETHRIDGE
James Douglas Ethridge, 57, died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at
his home in Alderale.
He was born Dec. 26, 1946 to Vernon and Violet (Hatrick)
Ethridge in Roslyn. He received his education in the Alderdale, Sunnyside and
Prosser schools. In 1965 he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving during the
Vietnam War until 1967.
On May 12, 1984 he married Juanita Thompson in Grandview.
Together they made their home on the family farm. He worked for two and half
years at CWI Security in Yakima.
He is survived by
his wife, Juanita Ethridge of Mabton; one son, Robert Peterson; five daughters,
Sara Borrough and husband, Perry, of Boardman, Ore., Mary Wilkenson of Mabton,
Rose and husband, Mike, of Grandview, Violet Armstrong and husband, Robert, of
Bellingham and Pam Kly and husband, Robert, of New York; 13 grandchildren; six
brothers; and one sister.
He was preceded in death by his adopted parents, Robert and
Pearl Peterson; one sister; and two brothers.
Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday, May 11, 2004,
from 2 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be
held Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.
ROBERT FRANCIS BAUERLE
Robert Francis “Bob” Bauerle, 79, a Sunnyside resident and
businessman, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2004, in Fountain Hill, Ariz.
Bob was born in Corder, Mo., the son of Dessie
(Westerfield) and Francis Bauerle.
graduated from the eighth grade in Lee Summit, Mo. and later completed his GED
and a two-year college equivalency.
joined the Marine Corps during World War II at the age of 16 and was involved
in combat operations in the South Pacific Theater including the invasion of
On June 1, 1945, he married Darlene H. Knowlton in Yakima,
where he was a service manager at Ross Lynch Motors.
In 1953 Bob and Darlene moved to Sunnyside,
where they founded Bob’s Auto Clinic and Red Barn Antiques of Sunnyside. In
1974 the Bauerles began their realestate career and in 1975 received their
realestate brokers’ license and founded Bob Bauerle and Associates Realtors of
Sunnyside. Bob completed his career as a realtor at Valley Investment Company.
His wife, Darlene died March 7, 1994.
Bob later met and married Leone on June 21, 1997. They made their home
in Sunnyside and Chandler, Ariz. for the last seven years.
He was co-founder of Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary, president
of Sunnyside Chamber and National Garage Owners Association of America, board
member of Sunnyside Rotary and a Paul Harris Fellow. Board member of Home
Security Bank, Sunnyside Inc, Yakima Valley Economic Development; Yakima Valley
Visitors and Convention Bureau, director of the Sunnyside Port Authority; He
was a State President Farm Land Management; member of the Sunnyside Eagle;
Lower Valley Elks Lodge #2112; Kiwanis and “acclaimed” Sunnyside Fantasy
He is survived by his wife, Leone Bauerle; son, Robert L.
Bauerle; daughter, Linda Bauerle Hughes; and grandchildren, Corley Bauer
Hughes, Courtney Lauren Hughes, Robert Andrew Bauerle, and Timothy John
He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Darlene
Bauerle; half-brothers, Buck Willard and John Willard.
Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, May 10, 2004,
from 4 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday,
May 11, 2004, at 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.
Burial will be in Lower Valley Memorial
Gardens, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. Those wishing to honor
Bob’s memory may contribute to the Veteran of Foreign Wars Memorial Fund in