RILLA D. CARSON
Rilla D. Carson, 99, a long-time Mabton resident and school
teacher passed away Monday, March 7, 2005, at Hillcrest Manor in Sunnyside.
She was born June 9, 1905 in Denver, Colo. to Rilla J.
(Davis) and Albert D. Carson. Rilla moved with her family to Oregon and
California and lived in a number of towns in the two states. She started her
schooling in Grass Valley, Calif. and left in the sixth grade, when her family
moved to Mabton in December 1916. She finished her grade school and high school
in May of 1923. She later attended Ellensburg Normal School for four years
getting her Bachelor of Arts degree. Rilla taught for 39 years in the Mabton
She is survived by her special friend, Lucille Goodwin of
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters,
Marie Carson and Jocelyn Butler; and one brother, Jesse.
Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday, March 9,
2005, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Graveside
services will be held Thursday, March 10, 2005, at 10 a.m. at Mabton Cemetery.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.