Maxine Lamb, 85, a long-time Sunnyside resident died
Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at Hillcrest Manor in Sunnyside.
She was born Oct. 13, 1918 in New Mexico to Benjamin and
Audie Bell (Fairley) Ditto.
She is survived by three daughters, Dorothy Bryan and Karen
Tucker, both of Sunnyside and Linda Gray of Richland; eight grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; and four sisters.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lamb; one
son, Carroll Lamb, her parents; three brothers; and two sisters.
Viewing will be held Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, from 10 to 8
p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at 10 a.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens,
Sunnyside. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Mrs. Lamb’s
name be made to the Sunnyside Christian School. Valley Hills Funeral Home,
Sunnyside, is entrusted with arrangements.
Hendrika (Rika) Benjert, 90, of Sunnyside passed away
peacefully Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at her home.
Mrs. Benjert was born Aug. 12, 1914 in Klaas-waal, Holland
to Alexander and Martha (de Romph) Zwijgers. Rika Zwijgers and Hubert Benjert
were married in Klaas-waal, on June 25, 1936 and resided in Gaudswaard,
Holland. Mr. and Mrs. Benjert celebrated their 50
wedding anniversary in 1986.
Following the World War II, the Benjerts realized
opportunities were limited in Holland, so they came to America so their
children could have a better life. In May 1950, Mr. and Mrs. Benjert along with
their five children; John, Alex, Hank, Helen and Martha immigrated to the U.S.
with T.J. Schilperoort as their sponsor. Two sons, Hubert Jr. and Clarence
“Babe” were born in America.
The Benjerts lived on East Zillah Drive, where Mr. Benjert
worked for Gerrit Schilperoort and Mrs. Benjert was a homemaker. In 1954 the
family moved to their farm on Waneta Road, where they owned and operated
Sunnyside Quality Dairy.
Mrs. Benjert was a member of the Netherlands Reformed
Church. She treasured visitors stopping by for coffee and homemade goodies.
She enjoyed her vegetable garden and her flowers.
Mrs. Benjert is survived by two daughters, Helen Stout and
husband, R.O. “Bud”, of Sunnyside and Martha Bright and husband, Mel, of
Zillah; two sons, Hubert Benjert Jr. and wife, Linda, and Clarence “Babe”
Benjert and wife, Sharon, all of Sunnyside; daughters-in-law, Pat Benjert of
Sunnyside, Anita Gardner of White Swan and Sue Garretson of Richland;
sister-in-law, Mrs. Jacoba
Canada; and special friends, Cornie and Jane Bestebreur of Sunnyside. She is
also survived by 17 grandchildren, Staci Smith, Janice DeVries, Jeanette
Lundeen, Julies Ferguson, Laura Van de Graaf, Carla Trevino, Amanda Benjert,
Katie Wallace, Jon Bright, Jayson, Erika and Hank Benjert, Lindsey, Ashley, Alex,
McKenzie and Reid Benjert; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and
nephews in the U.S., Canada and Holland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert, in 1992;
three sons, Hank, in 1977, Alex, in 1988 and John, in 1996; two sisters,
Heiltje Boender and Marie Bijl; one brother, Hendrik Zwijgers; and one sister,
Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, Oct. 4, 2004,
from 10 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be
held Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sunnyside.
Burial will be at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. Those wishing to
honor her memory may contribute to the Sunnyside Volunteer Fire Department,
Hospice or NRC. Memorials may be left at Smith Funeral Home.
MOISES S. GARCIA SR.
Moises “Moy” S. Garcia Sr., 74, of Mabton died peacefully
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
He was born May 29, 1930 in Monterrey, Mexico to Maria De
Los Angeles (Silva) and Crecencio Garcia. On Oct. 30, 1954 he married Noemi
Trevino at Little Field, Texas. Following their marriage they moved to the
Mabton area, where they made their home until the time of his death. Moises
started his trucking business in 1960. He retired due to his illness.
He cherished time spent with his children, grandchildren
He is survived by four daughters, Norma Trevino Garcia of
Mabton, Gloria Alaniz and husband, Martin Sr., their children, Josephine
(Josie), Martin Jr. and Michael, and his (great-grandchildren), McKenzie, Onika
and Freddie III, all of Grandview, Martha Alicia Vidales and husband, Roberto
Sr., their children, Roberto Jr., Jessica and David, all of Sunnyside and Rita
Trevino Garcia of Yakima; three sons, Moises Garcia Jr. and wife, Maria, their
children, Andrea, Nikki, Anissa and Asante, all of Yakima, Chris Garcia of
Mabton and Joey Garcia and wife, Norma G. Garcia, their children, Erika and
Samantha, all of Sunnyside; granddaughter, Cynthia Garza and husband, Rene,
their children (great-grandchildren) Rebecca, Jaime, Daniel, Adrian, Rene Jr,
Nikolas and Reesah, all of Granger; grandson, Mario Garcia and wife, Daniela,
their children (great-grandchildren) Mario Jr., Valerie, Victoria and Dajia,
all of Yakima. He is also survived by two brothers, Andres Garcia Sr. of
Sunnyside and Reyes “Rey” Garcia of Rickreall, Ore.; five sisters, Pauline
Alvarez, Lupe Ramirez, both of Independence, Ore., Maria Lopez of Pharr, Texas,
Josefina Hernandez of Fresno, Calif. and Juanita Baltazar of Sleeping Eye,
Minn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Noemi Trevino Garcia;
his parents, Maria De Los Angeles and Crecencio Garcia; one daughter, Josefina
Garcia; two sons, Guadalupe Garcia and Joe Garcia; and one brother-in-law,
Viewing and visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004,
from 3 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home,
Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at 11
a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Grandview, with burial to follow at
Mabton Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
KEITH EDMUND MCDONALD
Keith Edmund McDonald, 72, formerly of Sunnyside, passed
away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, at his home.
Keith was born Nov. 11, 1931 in Parker, S.D. to Ed and
Hazel McDonald. At an early age he moved to Sunnyside, and in 1940, the
family moved to Portland, Ore., where Keith completed his elementary and most
of his secondary education. In 1950 the family returned to Sunnyside, where
Keith graduated from high school. Upon graduation, Keith entered the Navy
and served two years with a Marine surgical team in Korea. He served two
additional years in Japan and was discharged in 1955. After his return
from the military, Keith began working at the Hanford Atomic Energy Plant for
General Electric and Battelle Northwest Labs. He was engaged in biology
research, where he authored and co-authored several publications. While
working Keith attended college at Columbia Basin College, the University of
Washington, and Central Washington University. He retired from Battelle
Keith married Jeanne Puetz in 1966 in Sunnyside. Two
children, Bridget and Sean completed their family.
In 1992 Keith and Jeanne moved to Austin, Texas, where he
sold real estate. Keith underwent a heart transplant in Austin in
1996. In 2002 they moved to Aransas Pass, Texas, where he enjoyed
retirement, fishing, and hunting pheasants in South Dakota.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne McDonald of Aransas Pass;
his son, Sean McDonald of Austin; his daughter, Bridget (Mark) Mehre of
Aransas Pass; his sister, Mary Thomas of Grandview; his sister-in-law, Marge
McDonald of Pasco; two grandchildren, Dylan and Meara McDonald of Waco; his
niece, Patti McMaster of Vancouver; and four nephews, Larry Thomas of
Grandview, Doug (Carolyn) Thomas of Austin, Bob (Diana) Thomas of Grandview and
Alan McDonald of Pasco.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Hazel
McDonald; his brother, James McDonald; and his brother-in-law, Hoyt Thomas.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, from 10 to 9
p.m. with a Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home
Chapel, Aransas Pass. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004 at
11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Star By The Sea Catholic Church, Aransas Pass, with
Father Mike Lenihan officiating. Interment will be
private. Expressions of sympathy may be made by donations to Catholic
Charities, Heart Association, Hospice, Kidney Foundation or the charity of your
choice. Charlie Marshall Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of