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Obituaries

DAVID QUENTIN HERNANDEZ

DAVID QUENTIN HERNANDEZ

David Quentin Hernandez, 25, of Grandview died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born June 18, 1979 in Sunnyside to Gregoria (Vicki) R. (Rodriguez) and Victor R. Hernandez Sr. He received his education in Grandview, graduating with the class of 1997. Following high school, he attended Washington State University.

He was one of the founding fathers of the Delta Phi Fraternity, graduating in 2002 with a degree in criminal justice. He was currently employed by EPIC as a youth service counselor.

He is survived by his parents, Victor Sr. and Vicki Hernandez of Grandview; his grandfather, Macario Hernandez of Grandview; his grandmother, Dolores Rodriguez of Sunnyside; two sisters, Dana Keel and husband, Len, of Grandview and Kristina Hernandez of Grandview; one brother, Victor Hernandez Jr. and wife, Misty, of Bremerton; one niece and two nephews; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Secundina Hernandez; his grandfather, Gregorio Rodriguez; his aunts, Carmen Garcia and Eva Hernandez; uncles, Joe Rodriguez and Juan Hernandez; and one cousin.

Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday, March 2, 2005, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Grandview. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 3, 2005, at 10 a.m. at Grandview Nazarene Church, Grandview, with burial to follow at Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor his memory may contribute to a memorial fund established at U.S. Bank, Sunnyside Branch. Smith Funeral Home, Grandview, is in charge of arrangements.

ARTHUR WALTER PRICE

Arthur Walter Price, 86, of Outlook passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Sunnyside Community Hospital.

Art was born Oct. 4, 1918 in Outlook, the son of Clinton and Aileen Price, a pioneer family who homesteaded in the Outlook area in 1903.

Art attended Independence School and Sunnyside High School. He took over operation of the family farm following the death of his father. He married Helen Martin on Nov. 1, 1941. Art and Helen began farming in 1943 on the Pipeline Road. In 1944, they moved to land located on the Price Road, which was named after his grandfather. Art retired from farming in 1985, but he and his wife remained on the farm until 2000, when they moved to Sunnyside.

Art raised a variety of crops, but his favorite crop was sugar beets. He particularly looked forward to the fall harvest.

Art was a member of the Washington Grape Grower’s Association and the Welch Grape Growers Association, where he served as a committeeman. Art was also a member of Outlook Irrigation Board of Directors and the Farm Bureau.

Art and Helen worked with neighbors and the Yakima County Sheriff’s office to establish a citizen’s patrol during the 1970s and to assist law enforcement reduce home burglaries in the Outlook area. Art, a CB enthusiast, was known throughout the Valley as “Tractor Boy.”

In December of 1994, Art and Helen were honored along with Joe and Rose Sheppard as co-Grand Marshals, for the Sunnyside Country Christmas Lighted Implement Parade.

Art enjoyed farm life, but his family took priority as he always found time to support his kids in school and community activities. He was also a long-time supporter of the Outlook school.

Art cherished time with his family and he was happiest when grandchildren or great-grandchildren were visiting. He loved to tease, but expected it in return. Hunting was a very important part of his life. He also loved to fish, but he loved to visit with other fishermen even more. If he didn’t have a pole in his hand, you would find him talking to someone on the bank of a lake or in another boat on the water.

Art was best known for his integrity. A handshake meant more to him than a written contract. During Art’s recent illness, an extraordinary number of friends and community members contacted family to express their best wishes and to share their high regards for him.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen; his three children, Sandy and husband, Fred Dasenbrock, of Tyler, Texas, Don and wife, Bonnie Price of Ellensburg and Ron and wife, Jan Price of Sunnyside. He is also survived by siblings, Don Price of Seattle, Delta and husband, Dick Bootsma of Sunnyside and Nancy Newenhof of Astoria, Ore.; and six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, March 4, 2005 from 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 5, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 5, 2005, at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Sunnyside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family recommends donations be made to Sunnyside Methodist Church or to Lower Valley Hospice Program.

PAULA GARZA RAMIREZ

Paula Garza Ramirez, 84, of Sunnyside went to be in the arms of her Savior from her home Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, surrounded by her family.

She was born Nov. 20, 1920 in El Rancho, Mexico to Ramon and Francisca (Sera) Garza. On Sept. 10, 1949, she married Antonio Garcia in San Ramon, Mexico. In 1956, she remarried Cristobal Ramirez in Reynosa, Mexico.

Paula was both a mother and father to her children. She was a very proud woman, who taught her children a good work ethic.

Paula enjoyed flowers and working in her garden. Paula loved preparing big family dinners and spending time with her family. She enjoyed Friday night wrestling on T.V., watching bull riding, attending car shows, receiving trophies with her grandson, Ray, and a good cup of coffee and her tacos. She was a believer in Jesus Christ, as her Savior. She attended the Apostolic Church in Sunnyside.

Paula is survived by her children, Tony Garcia and wife, Gloria, of Mabton, Armando Ramirez, Ray Ramirez and wife, Maggie, and Janie Anciso and husband, Ray, and Cris Ramirez and wife, Alicia, all of Sunnyside; 29 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Juana Garza de Olivas of Mexico and Chevela Isabel Garza of Texas; and one brother, Cecilo Garza of Outlook.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Antonio Garcia and Cristobal Ramirez; five brothers; two sisters; one son, Rene Ramirez; one grandson, Jessie Ramirez; one granddaughter, Natalie Ramirez and one great-granddaughter, Kenisha Garcia.

Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, March 3, 2005, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with an evening service to be held at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 4, 2005, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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