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John Andrew Metreveli, 66, a longtime Lower Valley resident, passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland.

John was born on March 24, 1939 in Seattle, the son of Zar and Alice Gertrude (St. Germaine) Metreveli. He received his education in Seattle.

John later moved to California, where he worked in the woods and at sawmills. In 1987 he moved to Sunnyside, where he worked for Sunnyside Custom Cannery.

John met Phyllis Colgrove in 1987 and they were married in 2001 in Eureka, Calif. John raised his granddaughter, Amanda Nowlin, for 12-1/2 years. He enjoyed fishing, Nascar, cable television. and raising Pug puppies.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Metreveli of Sunnyside; one daughter, Laura Alice Jackson of Iowa; stepchildren, Jacquelyn and Margie, both of Eureka, Jimmy Nowlin of Missouri, Donnie Nowlin of Yakima; Dennis Nowlin and wife, Brenda, of Sunnyside, Deborah Nowlin of Umatilla, Ore. and Danny Smith and wife, DeAnna, of Montana; grandchildren, Melissa, Aaron, Tim, Ashley, Valerie, Amanda, Nicole, Michael, John, Katy, Ty Don, Darrell, Bailey and Ashton; one sister, Sharon Rice and husband, Jack, of Granger; sister-in-law, Maxine Mieirs and husband, Pat, of Whitstran; several nieces and nephews, Roxanne and Kevin Scull and Carrol Gobel and children, Alan and Robin Rice and family, Patricia Hauver and children, Mike Ross and Jolene and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, David Peter Metreveli and Alan Sherman Quincey; and his stepfather, Arthur Sherman Quincey.

Viewing and visitation will be held on Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. A time of fellowship will be held Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at 4 p.m. at his sister’s home in Granger.


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