Elvia Farias, 54, of Sunnyside died Thursday, May 26, 2005,
at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
She was born Jan. 2, 1951 in Irapuato, Mexico to Jose
Manuel and Ermelinda (Ventura) Rios. She received her education in Mexico. She
moved to Sunnyside in 1974. She married Fernando S. Farias on Aug. 4, 1979 in
She is survived by her husband, Fernando S. Farias of
Sunnyside; a son, Joel Rios of Sunnyside; her brothers and sisters, Pancho
Rios, Alberto Rios and Antonio Rios, all of Sunnyside, Jose Manuel Rios and
Patricia Ventura, both of Mabton, Irene Morales of Wapato, Carlos Rios and
Ignacio Rios, both of Mexico and Lurdes Geronimo of Mabton; and numerous nieces
Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, May 30, 2005,
from 4 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be
held Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, with
burial to follow at Sunnyside Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in
charge of arrangements.
WANDA L. MCMURRIN
Wanda L. (Cockburn) McMurrin, of Tucson, Ariz. and a former
Sunnyside resident died Thursday, May 26, 2005 in Tucson after a long battle
She was born Nov. 22, 1927 in Preston Bend, Texas to
Richard Cockburn and May (Evans) Cockburn. She moved to Sunnyside with her
family at the age of 10. She graduated with the class of 1945.
She is survived by her daughter, Teresa McMurrin of Taipai,
China; one sister, Alice Becker of Sunnyside; and numerous nieces, nephews and
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn; her
parents; two sisters; and two brothers.
At her request there will be no services. The family
requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Casa de Luv Hospice, 400
West Magee, Tucson, AZ, 85704. Desert Sunset Funeral Home, Tucson, is in charge
Rudy Sandoval, 53, of Sunnyside died Saturday, May 28,
2005, at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
He was born in Sunnyside.
He is survived by three sisters, Medalia Kangas and
Margarita Sandoval, both of Sunnyside, and Gloria Sandoval of California; and
four brothers, Eulalio Sandoval Jr. of Everett, Roy Sandoval of Snohomish,
Ramiro Sandoval of Sunnyside and Antonio Sandoval of Hermiston.
Viewing will be held Tuesday, May 31, 2005, from 2 to 6
p.m. with a Rosary at 6 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Mass of
Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph
Catholic Church, Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial
Gardens. Valley Hills Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rudy Sandoval, 53, of Sunnyside passed away Saturday, May
Rudy was one of five brothers and two sisters born to
Eulalio and Paula Sandoval and raised here in Sunnyside. Rudy attended Sunnyside
High School and continued working with his family as farm workers, along with
other jobs he held in his early 20’s.
Rudy was a vibrant young man filled with many dreams and
desires in life.
He loved to draw and loved vintage cars. He also enjoyed
going fishing with his cousins and friends. Rudy was always recognized as a
fun-loving guy with a nickname for all who knew him and a quick comeback that
was equal to none.
At 25 years of age, Rudy suffered an aneurism that left him
paralyzed on one side. He recuperated with physical therapy enough to get
around with the help of a cane, but then suffered a fall that left him to yet
again try to recuperate and face yet the challenge of more pain and another
adjustment to depend on a wheelchair to get around in.
Rudy loved family gatherings and the great food that came
with the celebrations. Home cooking was always his favorite: tortillas,
frijolitos, carnitas and chile! At Christmas time, Rudy needed to have those
Rudy suffered a series of small strokes that brought on
pneumonia, kidney problems and he eventually had a massive heart attack. He
went to be with our Lord Jesus on May 28, 2005.
He is survived by his brothers, Eulalio Sandoval Jr. and
wife, Connie, and family, Roy Sandoval and wife, Leasa, and family, Ramiro
Sandoval and wife, Patsy, and family, Antonio Sandoval and wife, Lori, and
family; his sisters, Medalia Sandoval-Kangas and husband, Richard, Margarita
Sandoval and Angel Velasquez and family; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces
and great-nephews, whom he loved.
He was preceded in death by is parents, Eulalio and Paula
Rudy will be missed by all who knew him and especially by
his loved ones, his family.
We want to thank Dr. Allen and all of the employees at
Grandview Health Center, who cared for Rudy. God bless all of you. From the
Sandoval family. Valley Hills Funeral Home is entrusted with funeral