Death Notice



Juan “John” Manuel Arteaga, 49, of Grandview died Thursday, May 12, 2005.

He was born Aug. 30, 1955 in Del Rio, Texas to Refugio A. and Delores (Torres) Arteaga. At an early age he moved to Grandview, where he received his education and graduated with the Grandview High School class of 1974. He worked in construction for 27 years for the Department of Transportation in Yakima and Tri-Cities.

He is survived by one daughter, Teressa Jones and husband, Tommy, of Prosser; two sons, Tony Arteaga of Richland and Kevin Arteaga of Fort Bragg, N.C.; and one grandson, Dominique Arteaga. He is also survived by his parents, Refugio and Delores Arteaga of Grandview; one brother, Cus Arteaga and wife, Candy; and two sisters, Mary Arteaga and Benita Arteaga, all of Grandview; former wife and long-time friend, Esmeralda Patton of Kennewick, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2005, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Grandview. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. at Grandview Nazarene Church, Grandview. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Grandview.


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