JOHN (JACK) ALLEN INIONS
JOHN (JACK) ALLEN INIONS
John (Jack) Allen Inions lost his battle with cancer
Sunday, May 29, 2005, at the age of 72.
Jack was born Sept. 22, 1932 in Everett, to John and
Henrietta Inions. Jack grew up in Yakima Valley, where he met his wife, Venita,
at the age of 17. Jack earned a football scholarship from Washington State
University, where he majored in education with an emphasis in agriculture and
biology. While in Pullman, Jack’s encounter with a cougar earned him the
nickname “Cougar Jack.”
Jack and Venita
married while they were attending college and had their first son, Joe and
daughter, Jannese. After college, Jack and Venita settled in Grandview and had
two more children, Jon and Tom. Jack worked at Grandview High School as a
science teacher, head football and wrestling coach. Jack retired from teaching
after 16 years and went to work with his best friend, Charlie Holtzinger at
C.M. Holtzinger Fruit Company. Jack always farmed on the side.
His love of agriculture led him and his
friends to start up the Covey Run Winery which they owned for many years.
Jack’s greatest love was fishing, hunting, and his beach
cabin at Camano Island. Jack went fishing with his family and friends all over
the world. Jack was the best husband, father, grandfather, and friend. We
prayed for one more day with Jack, but the Lord chose to take away his pain and
Jack leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Venita; son, Joe
and his wife, Linda; a daughter, Jannese and her husband, Jim; son, Jon and
wife, Melody; and son, Tom and wife, Linda; and grandchildren, Adrienne, Eric,
Janay, Thomas (T.J.), Janelle, Justin, Jack, Jennifer, Megan, and Tommy.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, John and
Henrietta; a sister, Barb Mealy; and uncle, Tom Inions.
A memorial service was held Friday, June 3, 2005, at the
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1201 Missouri Street, Grandview, with burial
services in Zillah, followed by a reception at Silver Lake Winery (formerly
Covey Run Winery). Valley Hills Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
BARBARA M. JOHNSON
Barbara M. Johnson, 78, of Sunnyside passed away Thursday,
June 9, 2005, at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
She was born Feb. 6, 1927 in Sunnyside to Harold Leighton
and Gladys (Wooliscroft) Johnson. Barbara received her education in Sunnyside.
On April 30, 1944, she married Walter Johnson. They together were diversified
farmers for 61 years on South Emerald Road.
Barbara was an avid rock hound and cherished time spent
with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Walter B. Johnson of
Sunnyside; two daughters, Barbara Carol Knowles and husband, Douglas, of
Tennessee and Susan Kuiken and husband, Phil, of Sunnyside; one son, Stephen
Johnson of Sunnyside; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and one brother,
Harold Johnson of Sunnyside.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters,
Virginia Verhulp and Jean Huetson.
Viewing and visitation will be held Sunday, June 12, 2005,
from 3 to 8 p.m. and Monday, June 13, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Graveside services will be held Monday, June 13, 2005, at 2 p.m. at Lower
Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of