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Obituaries

MARION HAZEL COLLAR DELANEY

MARION HAZEL COLLAR DELANEY

Marion Hazel Collar Delaney, 87, of Seattle and formerly of Granger died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004 in Seattle.

She was born Jan. 20, 1917 in Cannonsburg, Pa.

She is survived by her daughter, Joanne (Duane) Costa; one son, Gary (Patty) Delaney; one sister, Dorothy Delaney of Sunnyside; one brother-in-law, Gordon Farrell; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at noon at Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the North Haven Foundation, 11045 8

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Ave. NE #703, Seattle, WA 98123 or to the charity of your choice.

WESLEY RICHARD LEE

Wesley Richard Lee, 85, long-time Grandview resident died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at Prosser Memorial Hospital.

He was born Nov. 26, 1918 in Shelton, the son of Meta (Burley) and William Lee. At an early age he with his family moved to the Yakima Valley. He received his education in Outlook, Granger and Sunnyside. On March 8, 1938 he married Edra Jean Davis in Sunnyside. Following their marriage they farmed with his father before purchasing a farm south of Grandview. They farmed for fifty plus years growing prunes, apples and cherries. The Lees just recently moved to Sun Terrace in Prosser.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Edra Jean Lee of Prosser; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three daughters; one son; one brother; and one sister.

A memorial funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sunnyside.

DON M. ADAMS SR.

Don M. Adams Sr., 54, of Yakima and a former Sunnyside resident, passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

He was born July 11, 1950 in Fort Sill, Okla. to Wilma Smith and his biological father, Glenn Adams. He attended school in Yakima prior to enlisting in the U.S. Army, where he fought in Vietnam. After that he made his first home in Yakima, where he had his first two children. Three years later he moved to Sunnyside, where he lived for 30 years and had his twins before returning back to Yakima.

Don was an avid softball player and loved coaching. Don’s passions were his sprint car races, fishing, and being involved with his children’s sporting events. He took pride in his gardening skills. He loved animals, but had a special place in his heart for Duke. He recently fulfilled a dream of going to Amsterdam, where he got to experience his “ideal” heaven. Don’s favorite past-time of all was spending time with his children.

He is survived by long-time partner and mother of his twins, Rhonda Rusk; his children, Philip Rusk and fiancée, Sonya Paxton, of Sunnyside and Miranda Hernandez and husband, Oscar, of Spokane; Melissa Adams and partner, Scott Hutt, of Yakima, Don Adams Jr. and fiancée, Shelley; two grandchildren, Jonathan and Brianna of Everett. He is also survived by his mother, Wilma Smith of Selah; and sister, Arlene Johnson and husband, Mike Johnson; nephew, Jonathan Coleman; and nieces, Jacyna Coleman and Jacklynn Johnson, all of Selah.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Smith; and two brothers, Raymond and Phillip Adams.

A celebration of life and a memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at 1 p.m. at the Eagles in Sunnyside.

AUDREY-ANN KNIGHT

Audrey-Ann Knight, 70, of East Wenatchee and a former Bellevue resident, passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, with her family by her side.

Audrey was born June 19, 1934 in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of Marguerite (Donovan) and Edward Merfeld. She graduated from Bellevue High School in 1952. On Aug. 3, 1957 she married Bill Knight in Bellevue.  Audrey worked for the Bellevue School District as a food service kitchen manager for more than 30 years. Audrey and Bill built a home in Cle Elum, which they enjoyed for 10 years before full retirement.

Audrey enjoyed her pets (dogs), horses, walking, sewing and cooking large amounts of good food.

Audrey was a member of Saint Louis Parish in Bellevue.

She is survived by her three sons, Bill Knight and wife, Lori, of East Wenatchee, Michael Knight and wife, Lisa Jo, of Woodinville, and Patrick Knight and wife, Lisa, of Bothell; her grandchildren, Tyler, Rachel, Jacob and Joseph; and her brother, Richard Merfeld of Goldendale.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; and her parents.

A memorial mass will be celebrated Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at 1 p.m. at Saint Louis Catholic Church, Bellevue. Inurnment will be at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.

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