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Obituaries

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 daughter.

He is survived by two sons, Jerry and Dan, both of Prosser; one daughter, Rosalee Neal of Klickitat; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

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

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 Community Hospital.

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 arrangements.

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