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Obituaries

ANGEL CASTRO

ANGEL CASTRO

Angel Castro, 56, a long-time Granger resident died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, at Sunnyside Community Hospital.

He was born June 6, 1948 in Weslaco, Texas. He moved to the Yakima Valley in 1958. For many years he worked in agriculture as a tractor driver. He also loved music. He played bass and sang with Enrique Castro y Sus Norteños, Los Astros and Los Tejanos throughout the state of Washington and Oregon for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Carrie Castro of Granger; two daughters, Toni Castro of Granger, and Robin Glossen of Toppenish; two brothers, Guadalupe Castro of Stanfield, Ore., and Juan Castro of Granger; one sister, Leonore Cardenas of Granger; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Enrique Sr. and Leonor Castro; five brothers, Ramiro, Vicente, Elias, Esteban and Enrique.

Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Granger. Burial will be held at Zillah Cemetery, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.

W. ARLIE KNIGHT

Our loving Father, W. Arlie Knight, 81, of Sunnyside passed away suddenly Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, at Yakima Regional Hospital, of an apparent heart attack.

Arlie was born Aug. 13, 1923 in Tacoma, the son of Nina (Selleck) and Henry Daniel Knight. He received his education in Washington, Oregon and California. On March 21, 1943 he married Alice L. Lewis at the Yakima Church of God. Arlie was a cattle rancher in the Ahtanum Valley for 23 years. He was awarded Conservation Farmer of the Year for 1968, winning a trip to the orient. In 1968 the Knight family moved to Sunnyside, where Arlie was a feed specialist for Western Farmers and Land of Lakes.

Arlie served and held leadership positions on the Pacific Northwest Association of the Church of God. He was a member of the Sunnyside Church of God, held offices on the Board of Trustees, taught Sunday school and sang in the church quartet. At the church, Arlie was instrumental in the installation and completion of an elevator and many woodworking projects.

He enjoyed the out-of-doors, camping, fishing, hunting and gardening.

He loved working with wood and spending time with his family.

He was a loving father and husband, an optimist and idealist with a great sense of humor. A faithful man and true to his word, he was hardworking, loyal and offered his kindness and friendship to others freely. He was strong, spiritual and compassionate, a leader in every sense, one we could count on, but most of all he was our Dad and our friend, all a Dad should be.

He is survived by five children, Arleta Langdon and husband, Bill, of Grassvalley, Calif., Kerry Allen Knight and wife, Virlene, of Olympia, La Rae Ross and husband, Leroy, of Sunnyside, Dan Knight and wife, Georgeana, of Wapato, and Tim Knight of Sunnyside; 12 grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; one brother, Bill Knight of Blanchard; and three sisters, Ruth Wood of San Antonio, Texas, Norma Hooks of Federal Way, and Murriel Kimball of Port Townsend.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Alice L. Knight on Aug. 7, 2004; and two brothers, Bernard and Phillip Knight.

Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sunnyside. A celebration service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at 10 a.m. at Sunnyside Church of God.

Burial will held Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at 2 p.m. at West Hills Cemetery in Yakima, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Memorials can be made to the elevator fund at the Sunnyside Church of God.

EVERETT T. LAWRENCE

Everett T. Lawrence “E.T.”, 102, of Sunnyside went to be in the arms of his heavenly Father Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, at Hillcrest Manor, Sunnyside.

He was born May 17, 1902 in Nauvoo, Mo. to James Jefferson and Mary Isabella (Webster) Lawrence. He with his family homesteaded in eastern Colorado. At the age of 16, Everett left home to work wheat harvest. He became a jack of all trades working his way west. On March 24, 1948 he married the love of his life, Flo Terry. Together they made their first home in California later moving to Idaho. Everett and Flo remained in Idaho until they moved to Washington in 1993 to be closed to their daughter, Jean Roehl. E.T. and Flo remained independent living together at Sun Terrace Assisted Living Center, until three weeks prior to his death.

Everett was a great outdoorsman, enjoying horses, fishing and hunting. He cherished time spent with his family and appreciated his children and grandchildren’s opinions, talents and abilities.

He is survived by his loving wife, Flo Lawrence of Sunnyside. For 56 years they ended each night with a kiss. E.T. is also survived by three daughters, Ramona Schelling and husband, John, of Sand Point, Idaho, Pam Calander of Prescott, Ariz., and Jean Roehl and husband, Reuben, of Sunnyside; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sons, Theodore “Ted” Lawrence and Emmett Lawrence.

Viewing and visitation will be held Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, from 2 to 6 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with graveside services to be held at 2 p.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.

“We love you Papa.”

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