Dorothy Velma Boggs, 87, a long-time Sunnyside resident died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at Grandview Healthcare Center.

She was born Oct. 24, 1917 in Missouri, the daughter of Louis and Mary (Long) Murrell. On Oct. 7, 1939 she married William “Ernest” Boggs in Missouri. The Boggs family made their home in Idaho several years before moving to Washington in 1948. They made their home throughout the Valley including Benton City and Grandview prior to settling in Sunnyside in 1957

She is survived by two daughters, Peggy Boggs of Benton City and Mary Ann Boggs of Yakima; two sons, Ernest Merle Boggs of Hermiston, Ore. and Jerry Boggs and wife, Anna, of Prosser; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ernest Boggs in 2004; one son, Ronald James Boggs; and one grandson, William Dean Boggs.

Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday, July 19, 2005, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, July 20, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at 10 a.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. Those wishing to honor Mrs. Boggs memory may contribute to Alzheimer’s Research.

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Christopher James Leach, 33, a Sunnyside business man, passed away Friday, July 15, 2005 in Sunnyside.

He was born July 24, 1971 to James Michael and Dianne Marie (Carlyle) Leach in Seattle. Chris graduated with the Decatur High School class of 1990. Following his education, Chris moved to Sunnyside and began working with his father in establishing Centennial Tank Cleaning. On April 3, 1993 he married Lisa Syria in Sunnyside. They together made their home in Sunnyside. In 1995, Chris and his father expanded Centennial Truck Cleaning to Yakima and later he started Cool Touch Customs in Grandview.

In his spare time he enjoyed fast cars, hanging out by the pool, going to concerts, traveling and entertaining friends and family. He cherished time spent with his family. Chris enjoyed riding quads with his son, Parker and also coached his soccer team.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lisa Donel Leach of Sunnyside; his son, best friend and little buddy, Parker Leach; his daughter and little Princess, Ava Leach of Sunnyside; his mother and stepfather, Dianne and Bob Tindell of Florida; his mother-in-law, Donelda Heilman and husband, Joe, of Yakima; and his father-in-law, Harold Syria and wife, Ginny, of Sunnyside; his grandfather, Jack Carlyle of Sunnyside; three uncles, who Chris considered brothers, John Carlyle, Jeff Carlyle and Steven Carlyle; a special friend who later became his brother-in-law, Tim Smith and wife, Jennifer, of Maryland. Chris is also survived by many special employees and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Michael Leach in 1999; his maternal grandmother, Jo Carlyle in 2001; and paternal grandparents, Ed and Mary Gwynn.

Memorial services will be held Friday, July 22, 2005, at 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. In lieu of flowers those wishing to honor his memory may contribute to the Parker and Ava Leach College Fund at U.S. Bank in Sunnyside.


Eron Maltos, 81, long-time Granger resident passed away peacefully Thursday, July 14, 2005, at Tri-Cities Chaplaincy, Kennewick.

Eron was born Oct. 17, 1923 in Edinburg, Texas, the son of Marcelino and Erlinda (Arevelo) Maltos. He received his education in Edinburg, before moving to Granger and living at Crew Port. On June 6, 1946 he married Alicia Urrutia in Toppenish. Eron worked hard to be a good provider to his family. Starting as a migrant worker in the fields and later working for the Safeway Plant in Grandview for 35 years, retiring as shipping foreman.

Eron enjoyed fishing, walking, camping and time spent with family and friends.

Eron was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and Teamster Local 760. He was a man who taught good family values to his children. Eron was also an avid pool player, playing for various leagues in the Valley.

Eron is survived by his wife, Alicia Maltos of Granger; 11 children, Gloria Lemos and husband, Robert, of Grandview, Mary Ann Valencourt and husband, Darrel, of Oregon City, Ore., Eron Maltos Jr. and wife, Nina, Francisco Maltos and wife, Sylvia, all of Toppenish, Dave Maltos and wife, Julia, Cynthia Morales and husband, Enrique, all of Bothell, Diego Maltos and wife, Mary Jane, of Everett, Beatrice Maltos, Timoteo Maltos and wife, Susie Ann, all of Granger, Marcelino Maltos and wife, Hope, of Hawaii and Demetrius Maltos of Yakima; 20 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren; three brothers, Lorenzo Maltos of Kennewick, Joe Maltos of Arizona and Jessie Maltos of Yakima; two sisters, Mary Mora of Granger and Rosie Wohlhuter of Federal Way.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Matilda Gonzalez.

Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, July 18, 2005, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Grandview. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at 10 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grandview. Burial will follow at Sunnyside Memorial Park under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Grandview.

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Clarence Whipple, 82, of Sparks, Nev. and a former Sunnyside resident died Sunday, July 10, 2005.

Clarence was born June 16, 2005 in North Dakota. He was a WWII veteran, having served in the Coast Guard in Asia. He was a college graduate of Oregon State University. Clarence married Beth Smith Whipple on Feb. 1, 1947. They lived in Sunnyside from 1954 to 1987. Clarence managed Simplot Fertilizer Inc. for many years and then owned and operated Whipple Seed Company. Clarence also farmed on the side and raised several horses for his daughters to ride and volunteered countless hours to the 4-H program.

Clarence had always had a smile on his face, a twinkle in his eyes and a spring to his step. He also had a kind word for all.

He is survived by his four daughters and their families, Carol Whipple and Tom Larscheid of Brussels, Belgium, Janie and Guido Whipple of Sparks, Eileen, Bill and Lynn Bechtol, all of Homer, Alaska and Nancy, Cliff, Shasta and Keeven Lucas, all of Kennewick; two sisters, Norma Rae Stuhlmiller and Irene Arnold; and one brother-in-law, Robert Lawrence.

Clarence was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Beth Whipple.

Reno Memorial was in charge of arrangements.


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