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Obituaries

MART ROY DONAHOO SR

MART ROY DONAHOO SR.

Mart Roy Donahoo Sr., 80, of San Mateo, Calif. and a former Sunnyside resident passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 6, 2004, surrounded by his wife and four children.

He was born in Van Buren, Ark. in 1924, then moved to Sunnyside. He attended school in Sunnyside through high school. He then attended San Francisco State College in 1947. He worked at Morroear Paint Company, then co-founded Pride Paint Manufacturing Company (with partner, Dennis Scully) in San Mateo in 1964. After retirement Mart spent many hours cultivating a beautiful yard with oak deck, brick walks, trees and flower beds.

He also enjoyed many get-togethers with his family, serving them some of his favorite dishes, including the famous “Slumgullion”.

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 55 years, Marilyn; his children, Mart Donahoo Jr. (Jill), Maureen Chambers (Bruce), Melissa Donahoo (Vladimir) and Molly Bjork (Jon); his sister, Kay Craft; and grandchildren, Jason, Sarah, Jessica, Reilly, Claire and Alexander.  He also had a special love for his many adoring nieces, nephews and friends.  Loved by all and saddened by his death, his family and friends take great comfort in the many ways that he touched them with his unconditional love, sweet demeanor and gracious heart.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at 1 p.m. at Sneider and Sullivan Funeral Home, 977 So. El Camino Real, San Mateo. Interment will follow at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo. Sneider and Sullivan Funeral Home, San Mateo, is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM EARL SHENYER

William Earl Shenyer, 80, long-time Grandview resident, went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at Sun Terrace in Prosser.

He was born May 22, 1924 in Pateros, the son of Vera (Housden) and William Fredrick Shenyer. He received his education in Brewster. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict. On Feb. 5, 1946 he married Harriet Spence in Hermiston, Ore., later making their home in Grandview. He worked at the Hanford Project for 22 years.

He was active in the development of Terrace Mobile Court in Grandview. He also sold real estate in Sunnyside and Grandview. He later owned and operated Green/Central Washington Insurance and Realty in Grandview. Following his retirement he owned the Sears store in Grandview.

Bill served as an Elder at the Bethany Presbyterian Church and was also a member of the American Legion.

He enjoyed rock collecting, camping and fishing. Bill cherished time with his grandchildren and family.

He spent many hours working on family genealogy.

He is survived by his wife, Harriet Shenyer of Prosser; one son, Richard Shenyer and wife, Pauline, of Grandview; one daughter, Sharon Young of Grandview; five grandchildren, Kristina Call, Kevin Young, Jessica Dadisman, Jennifer Dadisman and Leah Shenyer; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Neil Shenyer of Pateros; and one sister, Ada Jensen of Brewster.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Katherine Dadisman; one grandson, Matthew Shenyer; and two brothers, Ernie Shenyer and Richard Shenyer.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church, Grandview. Inurnment will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at Packwood Cemetery, Brewster.

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