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Obituaries

PAID OBITUARY

ADAM GARZA

Adam Garza, 45, of Sunnyside died Sunday, May 8, 2005 in Sunnyside.

He was born in Lubbock, Texas.

He is survived by his parents, Alfredo and Rosa Garza of Sunnyside and his mother, Tomasa Mungia of Texas; one son, Adam Garza, Jr. of Green Bay, Wis.; four brothers, Ricky Garza of Katy, Texas, Freddie Garza of Ponca City, Okla., and Jabby Garza of Portland, Ore. and Noni Garza of Sunnyside; and two sisters, Cynthia Garza of Richland and Ashley Garza of Sunnyside.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Silvestre and Babo Garza.

Private memorial services will be held for family and friends. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.

CLARENCE E. BABBITT

Clarence E. Babbitt, 81, a life-time Yakima Valley resident, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2005, in Yakima.

Clarence was born Sept. 4, 1923 in Yakima, the son of Earl W. and Viola (Bryant) Babbitt. He received his education at Brookside Junior Academy and Auburn Academy. He later attended college before serving in the U.S. Navy from 1940 to 1944. Following his military service he returned to Yakima. Clarence worked for Cascade Gold Star and as a police officer in Selah. He retired from the Carnation Company in Yakima and Sunnyside after 43 years. After retirement Clarence helped his wife, Mary, with a day care service for more than 30 years.

Clarence enjoyed watching car racing and racing cars. He raced cars at Sunny Grand Speedway, Yakima Speedway and drove in the 3,000-mile Mexican Road Race. Clarence also loved to gamble and have lots of fun.

He is survived by eight sons, Edward Babbitt and wife, Angelic, of Modesto, Calif., Ronald L. Babbitt and wife, Linda, Terry L. Babbitt and wife, Sharon, all of Yakima, Gregory Webb and wife, Linda, Steven Webb and wife, Pamela, of Hayden Lake, Idaho, Michael Webb and wife, Roxy, John Webb and wife, Gail, Mark Webb and wife, Brenda, all of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; one daughter, Marilyn Hacker and husband, Ed, of Pasco; one sister, Velma Hurley of Sumner; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary, in 2004; one grandson, Troy Zepp; and one sister, Arlene Driscoll.

Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, May 13, 2005, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside and Saturday, May 14, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Military honors and graveside services will be held at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.

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