Lucille Cullen, 76, of Outlook beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, was taken to her heavenly Father Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, after a four-month battle with cancer.

Lucille was born Dec. 18, 1927 in Forsyth, Mont. to Edmund and Henrietta (Schleder) Hecker. Lucille spent her early years in Sumatra, Mont. In 1942, the family moved to the Outlook area. Lucille graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1945. In 1948, she married the love of her life, Ned Cullen. She and Ned worked their dairy and raised five children. While raising her family, Lucille had several part-time jobs, working at Granger Bait Company, Outlook Irrigation secretary and as a bookkeeper for Dick Golob’s feedlot.

Lucille was involved in Blue Birds, Cub Scouts, 4-H and Grange.

She served as president of the Outlook PTA and received the Outlook School Acorn Award.

She cooked at 4-H camps and was the dairy clerk at the Yakima Valley Junior Fair. In 1973, Lucille started working for St. Joseph School as manager and cook.

She was very active in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she served on the Parish Council, taught CCD and provided refreshments, of course. She was involved with May Fest, parish dinners, school carnivals, bingo suppers and was known for “Lucille’s Breakfast” for many years. Lucille has been a Grange member for 67 years, active with Jr. Grange, Outlook Grange, Sunnyside Pomona and Washington State Grange Activities.

She was Matron for the Jr. Grange for many years, cooked and counseled at Grange camps across Washington.

She served as superintendent for the Jr. Grange open class exhibits at the Grandview Junior Fair.

Lucille received the Washington State Grange Junior Leader of the Year Award and was named Youth Booster of the Year with husband, Ned. Lucille was a long-time member of the Junior Indelook Club and her special “Bunco” club.

In March of 2001, she was named the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Senior Citizen.

Lucille is survived by her five children, Kathy (Gene) Reed and Darlene Gottschalk, both of Quincy, Jim (Kathy) of Sunnyside, Dave (Sue) of Yakima and Tom of Boring, Ore.; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; brother, George (Patty) Hecker of Grandview; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ned Cullen; her parents, Ed and Henrietta Hecker; one sister, Christine Hecker; and one great-grandson. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, from 1 to 5 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home Chapel, Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside. Interment will be at Sunnyside Cemetery, with a dinner to follow at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Sunnyside.

A special thanks to the Sun Terrace staff for the care they gave our mom.

In honor of Lucille’s memory, memorials may be made to Sunnyside Pomona Grange, Lower Valley Hospice of Sunnyside or the American Cancer Society.


Edward Andrew Iverson, 89, of Sunnyside passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Yakima Regional Hospital.

He was born Nov. 23, 1915 in Hoquiam to Emil and Josephine (Maschke) Iverson. The family came to the Yakima Valley when he was two-years-old, settling in Toppenish and later Grandview, where he attended Bethany School.

At 15, his father died and he quit school to support his family.

He served in the Civilian Conservation Corp and was stationed near Leavenworth on the Icicle River. He met Florence Waddle in 1938 and they were married April 20, 1940.

They made their home in the Sunnyside area, where they raised their family.

He worked for many area farmers and saw many changes to the land over the years. He worked hard and was a loyal employee. He worked seven years for Bleyhl’s Feed Bin and more than 20 years for Berk Milling. He retired in 1980 and spent his retirement “farming” his three acres on Washout Road.

He always had a large garden and there was always plenty to share with friends and neighbors. People passing by would often notice him leaning on his shovel as he worked in his garden. He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s sporting events when they were younger. In the last few years he enjoyed times with the great-grandchildren, who always brought a smile to his face. They loved their Old Pa Pa.

Ed is survived by his wife of 64 years, Florence; one son, Kenneth Iverson and his wife, Ellen, of Outlook; two daughters, Myrna Thomas of W. Sacramento, Calif., and Linda Duim and husband, Dennis, of Sunnyside; four grandchildren, Pamela Mallory and husband, Sean, of Vancouver, Kristy Iverson of Winlock, Bethany White and husband, Kyle, of Spring, Texas, and Andrew Duim of Sunnyside; six great-grandchildren, Aidan, Liam, Braden, Madison, Nic and Serenitee; three sister-in-laws, Barbara Iverson, Nellie Iverson and Alice Waddle; brother-in-law Ralph and Tina Waddle; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ralph, Clarence and Richard; two sisters, Ruth Lee and Ellen Richards; four stepbrothers, Gale, Gene, Jack and John Meiser; and two stepsisters, Esther Heath and Gladys Mitchell.

Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, with graveside service to be held at 1:30 p.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor his memory may contribute to the Sunnyside Christian School or to the donor’s choice. Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.


Erna Gertrude Endres Weber, 97, a long-time Sunnyside-Outlook resident passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at Hillcrest Manor in Sunnyside.

She was born Nov. 17, 1907 in Seattle to George and Lena (Wellner) Endres. She with her family moved to Edmonton Alberta, Canada in 1910 and returned to Outlook in 1919. On April 30, 1927 she married J. George Weber in Seattle and together they made Outlook their home. Together they farmed in the Outlook district until retirement.

She enjoyed crocheting, family gatherings, fishing, trips to the casino and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her two sons, George (Joanne) Weber of Zillah, and Albert (Gloria) Weber of Grandview; nine grandchildren, Anne Nelson, Joan Weber, Jim Weber, Kelly Weber, Doug Weber, Jack Weber, Gayle Russell, Gene Simmons and Terri Barber; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George of 77 years; three brothers; one sister; and her daughter, Dorothy Simmons.

Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 4, 2004, from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Sunnyside Cemetery, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor her memory may contribute to the donor’s choice.


Santiago “Jimmy” Salinas, 46, of Sunnyside passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2004, in Seattle.

Jimmy was born May 2, 1958 in Toppenish to Trinidad and Manuela Salinas. Jimmy was raised and educated in Granger. Jimmy was a handyman and enjoyed doing odd jobs.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and spoiling his grandchildren. He liked watching western movies and listening to country music. Jimmy would help anyone.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia of Sunnyside; one son, Jimmy Salinas Jr. of Sunnyside; three daughters, Sally Salinas, Alice Salinas and Celeste Salinas, all of Sunnyside; four brothers, Frank Salinas of Sunnyside, Trinidad Salinas of Seattle, Sylvester Salinas of Fruitland, Idaho, and Lupe Salinas of Missouri; four sisters, Janie Salinas of Arizona, Mary Saenz of Grandview, Christina Estrada of Seattle, and Delores Garza of Toppenish; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers.

Recitation of the Rosary will be held Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at 6 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home Chapel, Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Granger, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of services.


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