Veda Leona Harrison, 93, a long-time Selah resident and a current Sunnyside resident, passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005.
She was born Sept. 26, 1912 in Gravespring, Mo. to John D. and Essie M. (Carr) Kinkade. Veda and her family moved from Missouri to Montana, but in 1934 they returned to Washington to settle in Mabton. She lived there with her family until 1941, when she married the love of her life, Harvey H. Harrison on June 1. The couple made their home together in Selah. Veda worked for 25 years for the Selah School District and retired in 1974.
She and Harvey enjoyed the outdoors and bought a small cabin on White Pass, where they spent many years entertaining friends and family until Harvey's death in 1983. Veda also enjoyed fishing and camping, as well as reading a good book and creating pretty patterns with needles and thread or yarn.
Veda made her home in Selah and enjoyed playing in her pinochle group until 2002, when she decided to move to Sunnyside to be closer to her sister and her family.
Veda will be missed by her numerous nieces and nephews, who loved to listen to her stories, while eating her famous Rice Krispy squares and sugar cookies.
Veda is survived by her son, Dale Harrison of West Virginia; two granddaughters, Darlene Everett of Othello and Bobbie Jo (Richard) Anderson of Kansas; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Thelma Satterfield of Sunnyside; four sisters-in-law, Iola Kinkade, Beulah Klopp, Beat Harrison and Barbara Harrison; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Harrison; her parents, John and Essie Kinkade; and two brothers, Harley and Charles Kinkade.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, and Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, from noon till 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, and Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, from noon to 5 p.m. at Keith and Keith Funeral Home in Yakima. Graveside funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at 11 a.m. at Terrace Heights Memorial Park.
At Veda's request, in lieu of flowers, gifts of love may be made to the Shrines Children Hospital.
Keith and Keith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.