“Greg” R. Padilla, 70, of Sunnyside, went to be in the arms of his Savior Wednesday, June 1, 2005, from Yakima Memorial Hospital.

Greg was born Oct. 7, 1934 in Westfalia, Texas, the son of Gregorio and Cecilia (Castro) Padilla. At an early age he moved with his family to the Yakima Valley.

Greg received his education in Outlook.

Following his education Greg served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959, stationed in Germany. May 1, 1965 he married Sally Sullivan at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Seattle.

Greg worked for Wilson Barber shop for several years before he purchased the shop and retired five years later in 1997. Since 1997 Greg and his wife, Sally, have made their home in Sunnyside.

Greg was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside. Each morning at McDonalds Greg and his friends enjoyed a cup of coffee while discussing local and world situations.

Greg’s main concern was his family and would check on them everyday to see how they were doing.

Greg loved walking and also enjoyed traveling to see his son and granddaughters and spending time at the beach.

Greg is survived by his wife, Sally Padilla of Sunnyside;

one son, Michael Padilla of Jacksonville, Flordia; two granddaughters, Erika and Miranda Padilla, both of Jacksonville; four brothers, Jesus “Jesse” Padilla of Outlook; Ignacio Padilla of Union Gap; Raymond Padilla of Wapato and Salvador Padilla of Mabton; four sisters, Maria Castro, Angie Aguilar and Frances Urrutia, all of Sunnyside and Carmen Gonzalez of Selah.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Manuel and Jose Padilla and brothers-in-law, Juan Castro and Tony Urrutia.

Viewing and Visitation will be held Sunday, June 5, 2005, from 3 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 6:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, June 6, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sunnyside with burial to follow with military honors at Sunnyside Cemetery.

Smith Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Jessica Cecilia Sanchez, 17, of Mission, Texas and a former Sunnyside resident, entered eternal rest Wednesday, May 25, 2005 in an automobile accident.

The daughter of Juan and Lydia Sanchez, she was born Nov. 5, 1987 in Sunnyside. She attended Sunnyside schools in her elementary years and again in 2002-2003, where she finished out her freshman year of high school. She had worked at HEB Grocery store in Palmview, Texas.

She enjoyed going to the mall and spending time with her friends, and especially with her one best friend, who is also her sister, Christina.

She will be remembered for always having a smile and a great sense of humor, which will be missed very much by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her parents, Juan and Lydia Sanchez of Mission; three brothers, Victor (Danielle) Sanchez, Alexis Sanchez and Juan Sanchez Jr.; one sister, Christina Sanchez of Mission; maternal grandfather, Jose Benavides of Mission; and paternal grandparents, Domingo Sanchez and Josefa Sanchez of Mission.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Teresa Benavides.

Flores Chapel, Mission, was in charge of arrangements.


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