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Obituaries

LEROY DEAN BRIDGER

LEROY DEAN BRIDGER

Leroy Dean Bridger, 71, a long-time Sunnyside resident died Friday, April 22, 2005, at his home.

He was a long-time store manager and employee of Bleyhl Farm Service.

Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, April 25, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at 11 a.m. at Smiths Funeral Home, Sunnyside.

A complete obituary will follow in Monday’s edition.

ELUTERIO LIMAS AMARO

Eluterio Lima Amaro, (El Parientito), 77, of Outlook went to be with our Lord Friday, April 22, 2005, after an extended illness.

He was born June 27, 1927 in Garza Valdez Tamps, Mexico to Seferino and Angela Limas Amaro. On June 19, 1945 he married Lina Reyes Amaro. In 1955 he migrated to the United States and in 1960 he moved to Washington. He had made his home in Outlook. Eluterio was self-employed on his own farm. He also worked as a laborer for various farmers in the Valley until his retirement.

In 1965 he took up a hobby of hunting in Tampico for deer and elk with his sons and grandsons. He enjoyed various things in life, baseball at family gatherings was a big hit. He played the game in Mexico and in Sunnyside.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside.

He and his wife, Lina, raised all their children to be hard, strong workers and to value family and life.

He will be missed dearly and forever in our hearts as dad, grandpa, El Parientito, abuelito and apa.

Eluterio is survived by his wife, Lina R. Amaro of 59 years; his children, Seferino Amaro and wife, Irma, Fidel Amaro and wife, Cruz, Eluterio (Rudy) Amaro Jr., Israel Amaro, Raul Amaro, Elvira (Vida) Amaro and companion Enrique Jasso, Elida (Elie) Amaro and companion Juan Sanchez, all of Sunnyside, Elvia A. Esparza and husband, Renee, Arnold Amaro of Outlook, Angelica Serna and husband, Alejos, of Las Flores, Mexico, Homer Amaro and wife, Gloria, of Bartow, Fla.; one sister, Antonia Aleman of Monterrey, Mexico; 32 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by three sons, Pedro, Fidelito and Mario Amaro; three grandchildren, Marcia Serna, Anthony Amaro and Noah B. Amaro-Jasso; two great-grandchildren, Joshua R. Gonzalez and Damien Amaro.

Viewing and visitation will be held Sunday, April 24, 2005, from 4 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, April 25, 2005, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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