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 Safeway Stores.

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 nephews.

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 arrangements.



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 the door.

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.


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