MORRIS H. BOGERT
Morris H. Bogert, 86, of Sunnyside, our father,
grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, passed away peacefully
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
Morris was born in Hedel, The Netherlands, on
Sept. 24, 1918 to Woutera M. (Ottevanger) and Herbert Bogert, but lived and
farmed almost 80 years in the Yakima Valley. We lovingly called him Grandpa
Morris Bogert and Lois Bos were married in
Sunnyside on Feb. 28, 1940. Three daughters and two sons were born to them.
After the death of Lois in February 1992, Morris
loved to go to the coffee shops, often going to the Outpost in the mornings and
Marie’s in the afternoons. He had many friends and greatly enjoyed visiting
with them. One of the longest friendships was with an eighth grade classmate
from Outlook School, Art Price. He also loved to sit in his lawn chair and
watch the world whiz by on I-82.
Surviving children are Jerri (Jim) Honeyford,
Marilynn (Ken) VerSteeg, Janice (Joe) Albrect, and Jim (Kathy) Bogert and their
families which include 16 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Also
surviving are two brothers, Henry of Sunnyside and Walt of Kennewick; and two
sisters, Marie Duim of Sunnyside and Jeanette Mitzel of Randle.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lois,
their infant son Gerald; one brother, Pete Bogert; and one sister, Wilma
Morris was a lifetime member of the Sunnyside
Christian Reformed Church, where his funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 3,
2005, at 11 a.m. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. at Lower Valley
Memorial Gardens before the memorial service. Viewing and visitation were held
Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions will be given to
Sunnyside Christian School.
Alvadeen Boyd, 86, of Yuma, Ariz. died at her
home Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004.
She was born April 18, 1918 in Fort Cobb, Okla.
to Clyde and Hazel Perkins. She grew up in Fay, Okla. and graduated from Fay
She later married her high school sweetheart,
Wilbur Newell Boyd, in Kingfisher, Okla. in 1938. They celebrated their 66th
anniversary on Christmas Eve this year. They moved to Bremerton in 1942, where
Wilber worked in the shipyard during World War II. After the war they moved to
Sunnyside, where Wilbur was the chief engineer at the Carnation plant.
Alvadeen was active in the South Hill Club and
Christian Church. After retirement they moved to Yuma and spent many enjoyable
She is survived by her husband, Wilbur, at the
family home in Yuma; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Richard Guhlke of
Spokane; a brother, Eddie Earl and Beth Perkins, of Thomas, Okla.; four
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two
brothers; and two sons.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 3, 2005,
at 1 p.m. at Sunset Vista Funeral Home, Yuma, with Hospice Chaplain Paul
Gambling officiating. Private interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery,
Sunset Vista Funeral Home, Yuma, and Smith
Funeral Home, Sunnyside, are in charge of arrangements.
MELVIN HENRY CURTIS
Melvin Henry Curtis Sr., 82, of Sunnyside passed
away on Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, from Just Like Home in Sunnyside.
Melvin was born on Sept. 2, 1922 in Hubbell,
Neb., the son of Jennie (Davidson) and Claude Curtis. Melvin received his
education in Oregon, graduating from Yuma Pine High School. Melvin serviced six
years in the United States Army during World War II. On Aug. 29, 1945 he
married Florence Meades in England. In April of 1946 they moved to Prosser and
three months later moved to Sunnyside, where Melvin worked 15 years for Western
Farmers and retired after 12 years with the United Telephone Company. His wife,
Florence, of 52 years died in 1997 and Melvin had continued to make Sunnyside
his home until his death.
Melvin is survived by two children, Mary Ann
Wright and husband, Ardill, of Mossyrock and Melvin H. Curtis Jr. and wife,
Lynde, of Klickitat; five grandchildren, Kim Benedict, Paul Bailes, Melvin L.
Curtis, Brenda R. Clack and Dana B. Geary; nine great-grandchildren; one
brother, Milton Curtis of Walla Walla; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife,
Florence; and three sisters.
Viewing and visitation was held Sunday, Jan. 2,
2005, from 3 to 7 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. until time of
service at 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Graveside military honors
were in Lower Valley Memorial Gardens.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of
Myrtle Frances Humbyrd, 84, of Alaska died Dec.
29, 2004, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska with her family at her
She was born Jan. 4, 1920 in Black Rock, Wa. She
met her husband, James, in Sunnyside, who preceded her in death Aug. 21, 1981.
They had two children, daughter, Peggy, and son, Wes. The family moved to
Hoquiam in 1946. After her husband’s passing she moved back to Sunnyside to
live with her sister, Bessie, until her passing. She moved to Homer in April
2003 to be closer to her son, Wes, and granddaughter, Jodi.
Myrtle worked for Hoquiam Veneer Plant for nearly
30 years and during World War II volunteered wherever she could lend a helping
hand. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, where she was an
active member in Hoquiam and Sunnyside, for over 58 years.
Myrtle was a caring, giving person who made many
friends throughout her life. She was a great cook who loved sewing, knitting,
ceramics, picking berries, clam digging, fishing, camping, and canning, but
what she loved more then anything else was spending time with her family and
friends. She was a loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt,
cousin and friend. Her smile and great sense of humor will be missed, but her
memory will live on in all of us who knew her and loved her.
She is survived by her son, Wes Humbyrd;
son-in-law, Tex Page; granddaughters, Jodi Sibson, Debbie Ross and Cheryl
Zamora; great-grandchildren, Michael, Melissa, Janice, Jason; one
great-great-grandchild; brother, Bud Cameron; sisters, Rosie Pope, Gladys
Graves, Elsie Long; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by husband, James
Humbyrd; daughter, Peggy Page; granddaughter, Suann Page; and sister, Bessie
A family service is planned in Sunnyside and her
remains will be placed with her husband in Hoquiam at a later date.
A memorial contribution may be given in her name
to the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2927, 100 E. South Hill Road, P.O. Box 4,
Sunnyside, WA 98944.
Shirley Loraine Kollmar, 81, of Grandview went
to be in the arms of her Heavenly Father Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005 from her home.
Shirley was born on July 4, 1923 in Grandview,
the daughter of Esther (Meiser) and Roy Heath. She graduated from Sunnyside
High School in 1941 and later attended Central Washington College. On Oct. 31,
1942 she married Walter A. Kollmar at her parents’ home in Grandview. Shirley
and Walter purchased Shelby Sheet Metal in 1952, which later became Kollmar,
Shirely was a very active member of the Bethany
Presbyterian Church, serving as deacon, elder, Sunday School teacher and
Vacation Bible School leader. Her family was very important to her. She never
missed a sporting event of her children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren.
Her husband of 52 years, Walter, passed away in 1996 and she had continued to
make Grandview her home until the time of her death.
Shirley is survived by three children, Jerry
Kollmar and wife, Sharon, of Grandview, Keith Kollmar of Grandview and Susan
Wallingford of Sunnyside; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one sister,
Ruth Boyle of Prosser; and one brother, Reed Heath of Prosser.
She was preceded in death by her parents;
husband, Walter; and two brothers, Joe Heath and Duane Heath.
Viewing and visitation will be on Wednesday,
Jan. 5, 2005, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, from 8:30 until 9:30
a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Grandview. Graveside funeral services will be held
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at 10 a.m. at Grandview Cemetery. Memorial funeral
services will be held Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at 11 a.m. at Bethany
Presbyterian Church in Grandview.
Those wishing to honor Shirley’s memory may
contribute to the Bethany Presbyterian Church.