Death Notice


Vera Alva Massey, 101, of Grandview died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, at Grandview Healthcare in Grandview.

She was born Nov. 29, 1904 in Thola, Ark. to Lum and Creecy (Allred) Passmore. She received her education in Arkansas. On Aug. 22, 1922 she married Roy Massey in Thola, where together they farmed. She lived in Grandview for the past two years.

She is survived by one son, La Vern Massey of Quincy; two daughters, Dena Phillips of Sunnyside and Mary Jacobsen of Soap Lake; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Chester Passmore of Mountain View, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy, in 1997; two infant children; two brothers; and three sisters.

Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Graveside services will be held Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at 1 p.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside.

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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