Ralph Wayne Dawson, 68, of Mabton died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at home.

He was born Nov. 19, 1935 in Hiwasse, Ark. He had lived in the Yakima Valley since 1943. He was a truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Dawson; five children, Wayne Dawson, Jimmy Dawson, Jyne Dawson, Debra Hanson and Ralph Wayne Dawson Jr.; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one brother, Marshall Dawson; and two sisters, Bertie Hopper and Lillian Hughes.

At Mr. Dawson’s request there will be no service. Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.


Donald Dean Reddout, 66, of Granger passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2004.

The Reddout family wishes to remember the life of one of its loving members, Donald Dean Reddout. He will be missed by his wife, Helen, who met and fell in love with him 50 years ago. His children will miss his laughter, warmth and support. His grandchildren will miss his ghost stories, wild climbing adventures and massive hugs.

Don was born in Missouri in 1938. He, his parents and sister moved to Washington when Don was still in grade school. His first career centered around growing cherries. He started out as a field hand and built a reputation as one of the highest quality cherry growers in the Yakima Valley. In addition to farming, Don pursued a second career in the wholesale food industry. Again Don worked his way up from a warehouse worker to foreman to purchasing manager.

Don’s wife, Helen; his children, Terri Reddout Sanders, Lisa Reddout, Linda Reddout Patino, Don Reddout and David Reddout; and his grandchildren, Katie, Donald, Meggan, Melissa, Lindsey, Casey, Daniel, Becky, Courtney, Ashlee and Andrew hope Don’s friends will join us when we remember his life at a memorial service, Tuesday Oct. 12, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Those wishing to honor Don’s memory may contribute to the Diabetic Foundation.


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