Charles H.(Chuck) Awbrey,
77, long-time Moxee resident went to be in the arms of his heavenly Father
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, from Hillcrest Manor in Sunnyside.
Chuck was born May 20, 1928
in Protem, Mo., the son of Hob and Mary (Thronton) Awbrey. On July 27, 1951, he
married Bonnie Barncord in Yakima. Chuck retired from Safeway Trucking after 25
years, receiving the one million mile award for having no accidents from
Chuck enjoyed gardening,
raising English walnuts, metal detecting, fishing, and music, especially the
guitar. He made friends easily, loved spending time in the out of doors and
playing practical jokes.
Chuck was a member
of the Old Time Fiddlers.
He is survived by his wife,
Bonnie Awbrey of Moxee; three daughters, Wanda (Dean) Stokes of Sunnyside, Mary
Ann Taylor (Lynn) of Moxee, and Nancy Watson (Ken) of Camas; six grandchildren,
David and Stephannie Stokes of Sunnyside, Vince and Josh Taylor of Moxee, and
Kadie and Emily Watson of Camas; three sisters; and numerous nieces and
He was preceded in death by
his parents; two brothers; and one sister.
At Dad’s request there will be no memorial services. For the past two
years, Dad lived at Hillcrest Manor. The family would like to give special
thanks to Hillcrest Manor for their love and compassion.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of local
Genoveva Botello Gonzalez,
89, of Grandview went to be in the arms of her Savior Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005,
at Sunnyside Community Hospital surrounded by her family.
Genoveva was born Feb. 23,
1916 in Edroy, Texas, the daughter of Procopio and Concepcion (Alaniz) Botello.
On Dec. 18, 1932, she married Marcelino R. Gonzalez in Edroy. They made their
home in Weslaco until 1942, when they moved to Robstown, where they made their
home for many years and migrated and followed seasonal fieldwork. Together they
had 13 children, nine of whom are living.
In 1956, they started migrating to Washington. In 1961, they purchased
their first home in Sunnyside on Doolittle Avenue. In 1999, they moved to
Grandview, where she continued to live until the time of her passing.
She was a member of the New
Jerusalem Church of God in Grandview. Genoveva loved singing for the Lord.
She enjoyed spending time
with her children and grandchildren and took immense pleasure in growing and
caring for her plants. She loved cooking for her family and anyone who came in
She enjoyed sewing, collecting
handkerchiefs and wearing hats.
She is survived by nine
children, Rachel Gonzalez, Emma G. Centeno and husband, Isidro, Daniel Gonzalez
and wife, Dalia, John Gonzalez and wife, Diane, Marta Gonzalez and husband,
Ramon, and Fred Gonzalez and wife, Mary Alice, all of Sunnyside, David Gonzalez
and wife, Margie, of Richland, Alice G. Lopez and husband, Daniel, and Ruben
Gonzalez and wife, Frances, all of Grandview; 32 grandchildren; 41
great-grandchildren; and 11 great- great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by
her parents; her husband, Reverend Marcelino Gonzalez; one son, Eliazar
Gonzalez; three infant daughters; two grandsons; two great-granddaughters; six
brothers; and two sisters.
Viewing and visitation will
be held Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. with an evening
service at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be
held Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.
Burial will be at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens under the direction of the
Smith Funeral Home.