Abelardo (Abel) M. Zuniga, 83, of Prosser died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004.

He was born Dec. 21, 1920 in Beaumont, Texas to Tomas and Juana Zuniga. On Nov. 11, 1950 he married Bacilia Campos in Lubbock, Texas. They together migrated to the Prosser area in 1951. He was a farm laborer for many years. He also worked as a custodian for the Prosser School District until his retirement.

He is survived by his four children, Dora Almeida of Sunnyside, Abel Zuniga Jr. of Prosser, Betty Ann Trevino of Grandview and Maria Estella Urbina and husband, Rick, of Sunnyside; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tomas and Juana Zuniga; his wife, Bacilia Zuniga, on May 4, 2003; two sons, Anthony and Guillermo Zuniga; one son-in-law, Adam Almeida; a grandson, Ross Edward Gaines; and a brother, Ruben Zuniga.

Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.


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