HERMINIA V. MENDOZA
V. Mendoza, 68, of Sunnyside passed away Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at Yakima
was born Feb. 5, 1936 in The Philippines, daughter of Catalina Santos and
Patrocinio Villanueva. Herminia received her education in The Philippines. On
Sept. 12, 1962 she married Leonardo Mendoza in The Philippines. In 1988 the
Mendoza family moved to Sunnyside, where Herminia worked in housekeeping at
enjoyed traveling, shopping, cooking and watching Filipino movies.
is survived by her husband, Leonardo Mendoza of Sunnyside; one son, Florencio
Mendoza and wife, Jocelyn, of Union Gap; one daughter, Maria Lisa Mendoza and
husband, Wilfredo, of The Philippines; her mother, Catalina Sutton of
Sunnyside; three grandchildren; two sisters, Erlinda Soliman and Helen
Gonzalez, both of
Sunnyside; and Thomas
Sutton of Grandview.
was preceded in death by her father.
Mass will be held Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic
Church in Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of
RAMON D. RODRIQUEZ
Ramon D. Rodriquez, 87,
of Yakima and a long-time Sunnyside resident went to be in the arms of his
Savior Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, from Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
Ramon was born May 12, 1917 in Refugio,
Texas, the son of Julia (Diases) and Carlos Rodriquez.
Ramon married Martina Salinas, and together
they have made Sunnyside their home since 1947.
Ramon served in the U. S. Army during World War II.
From 1950 to 1982 he worked at various jobs at
the Hanford Project. While living in Sunnyside, Ramon served on the Sunnyside
Auxiliary Police and as a crosswalk patrolman for the elementary children. In
2000, Ramon and Martina moved to Yakima. Following Martina’s death in 2002,
Ramon continued to make Yakima his home until his death.
Ramon never met a
stranger. He enjoyed camping, baseball, music and spending time with family and
His grandchildren will remember
him for immense joy, love, laughter and tall tales.
Surviving family members
include his sons, daughters, and their families, son, Ramon and Lupe Rodriquez,
of Richland, and their three daughters and five grandchildren; son,
Tony and Pat Rodriquez, of Kennewick, and
their three sons, three daughters and eight grandchildren; son, Chico and
Fidelina Rodriquez, of Mabton, and their five sons, four daughters and three
grandchildren; daughter, Janie and Jack Kranz, of Yakima, and their three sons,
one daughter and two grandsons; son, Richard and Shonna Rodriquez, of Yakima,
and their two daughters, one son and one grandson; son, Joe and Sandra
Rodriquez, of Sunnyside, and their daughter, son and two grandchildren;
daughter, Esther and Jerry Smith, of Yakima, and their son, daughter and four
grandchildren; two brothers, Agustin Rodriquez and Carlos Rodriquez; and two
sisters, Maria Flores and Rebecca Amador.
He was preceded in death
by his wife, Martina Rodriquez; one daughter, Guadalupe Rodriquez, who died at
birth; five grandsons, Stevan Rodriquez, John Kranz, Daniel Palomino Rodriquez,
Severiano “Chico Jr.” Rodriquez and Daniel Jernigan; and one sister, Emilia Almeida.
Viewing and visitation
was Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 2,
2004, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sunnyside. Burial with military
honors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars were held at Lower Valley Memorial
Gardens, Sunnyside, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.