GERALD OREN LEMMON
GERALD OREN LEMMON
Gerald Oren Lemmon, 87, of Prosser died Saturday, Nov. 6,
2004, at Grandview Healthcare in Grandview.
He was born April 19, 1917 in Judas Gap, Mont. to Oren and
Ada (Davis) Lemmon. He received his early education there. He later moved to
the Yakima Valley, where he was a foreman at E.W. Fry Haymill in Prosser. On
Aug. 14, 1941 he married Mary Sylvestri. Together they had two sons and one
He is survived by two sons, Jerry and Dan, both of Prosser;
one daughter, Rosalee Neal of Klickitat; nine grandchildren; and 19
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; and a
son-in-law, Don Phinney.
Viewing will be held Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, from 1 to 5
p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home Chapel in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be
held Wednesday, Nov, 10, 2004, at 1 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home Chapel,
with burial to be held at Prosser Cemetery. Valley Hills Funeral Home is
entrusted with arrangements.
PRISCILLA FERNE BAKER
Priscilla Ferne Baker, 82, of Mabton passed away Friday,
Nov. 5, 2004.
She was born Nov. 24, 1921 in Seattle to Spencer T. and
Ethel (Hansberry) Gilbert. In 1929 she moved to the Yakima Valley with her
parents and sisters. In 1940 she married Ralph Baker.
She is survived by nine children and their spouses, Donna
(Ed) DeGraaf of Sunnyside, Jay (Dina) Baker of Sarasota, Florida, Jerry
(Sharon) Baker of Mabton, Leroy (Carol) Baker of Bonney Lake, Nancy (Reinie)
Kielstra of Sunnyside, Sue (Steve) Wossidlo of Cornelius, Ore., Delbert
(Valerie) Baker and Bruce (Daisy) Baker, all of Maui, Hawaii, and Sandra (Paul)
King of Pasco; 28 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; sisters;
and one grandchild.
She was a faithful Jehovah’s Witness for 54 years. She will
be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at
2 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Grandview.
Carmen Garcia, 59 of Sunnyside passed away Saturday, Nov.
6, 2004, at Yakima Regional Hospital, Yakima.
She was born July 30, 1945 in Eagle Pass, Texas to Gregorio
and Dolores (Rebellosa) Rodriguez. She received her education in Sunnyside,
graduating with the class of 1964, later attending Clackamas Community College
in Oregon City, where she obtained a four-year degree in nursing. Carmen worked
for Kaiser Permantee Medical Center in Clackamas, Ore., retiring after 25
years. On July 10, 1999 she married Manuel Garcia in Sunnyside, where they made
their home. She was currently employed as a registered nurse at Sunnyside
Carmen enjoyed music, dancing and celebrations with her
family and cherished time spent with her grandson, Mackenzie.
She is survived by the love of her life, Manuel Garcia of
Sunnyside; two daughters, Dolores Ann Clark and husband, Donald, of
Beavercreek, Ore., and Michelle Reitenbaugh of Rocklin, Calif.; one grandson,
Mackenzie Reitenbaugh of Rocklin. She is also survived by her mother, Dolores
Rodriguez of Sunnyside; three sisters, Molly Yanez of Grandview, Vicki
Hernandez of Grandview, and Julie Gonzales of Corbett, Ore.; and three
brothers, Jim Rodriguez of Lincoln City, Ore., John Rodriguez of Tacoma, and
Greg Rodriguez of Lake Chelan.
She was preceded in death by her father, Gregorio
Rodriguez; one brother, Joe Rodriguez; and one son-in-law, Erik Reitenbaugh.
Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004,
from 3 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home,
Sunnyside. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004 at
10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sunnyside, with burial to follow at
Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of