GREGORIO “GREG” PADILLA
GREGORIO “GREG” PADILLA
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.
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
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
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
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
Smith Funeral Home in charge
JESSICA CECILIA SANCHEZ
Jessica Cecilia Sanchez, 17, of Mission, Texas and a former
Sunnyside resident, entered eternal rest Wednesday, May 25, 2005 in an
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,
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
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
Flores Chapel, Mission, was in charge of arrangements.