Edith L. Perryman, 91, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at Capistrano Beach, Calif.

She was born July 14, 1914 to William and Nonnie J. (Davidson) Slaven in Kingston, Ark. On May 9, 1936 she married Edward Perryman in Huntsville, Ark. Following their marriage they farmed in Arkansas before moving to California in 1942. The Perrymans returned to Arkansas in 1946 and continued to farm. In 1951 they moved to Sunnyside, where they both worked for Jim Bunch in the bee industry.

Edith enjoyed gardening and crocheting.

She was a charter member of the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Shelba Giles and husband, Ken, of Tracy, Minn., Kathy Larson and husband, Harold, of Yakima and Carolyn Pruitt and husband, Wesley, of Lake Forest, Calif.; three sons, Dwight Perryman of Kent, Kenneth Perryman and wife, Joy, of Cannon Falls, Minn. and Larry Perryman and wife, Delia, of Fresno, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Perryman, in 1994; five brothers; nine sisters; and a grandson, Billy Hays.

Viewing and visitation will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, at 1 p.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Aileen Livingston Shearer, 96, of Yakima died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005.

She was born in Vernon, Texas on June 8, 1909. She was the second child and only daughter of Rev. William Lee Livingston of Sweetwater, Tenn. and Flora Belle Hudson of Bessemer, Ala. She moved to the Northwest soon after he birth, living in Dayton, where her father established the first Presbyterian parish in the then Northwest territories and later in Missoula, Sandpoint, Bethany and Spokane.

Aileen graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane. Four years later she received her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in mathematics from Whitman College, Walla Walla.

After teaching mathematics for a year at Sunnyside High School she married Maynard Grady Shearer on Sept. 2, 1933. Thereafter she lived in Goldendale, Spokane, Dallas, Texas, Massapequah, N.Y., Yakima, Artesia, N.M. and Edmonds. She and Maynard returned to Yakima in 1982, where her beloved husband of 72 years died in February 2005.

Aileen was a member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church and its Altar Guild and was founder of Plaid Door Thrift Shop. She belonged to the President’s Club of Whitman College and PEO.

She is survived by her children, Rev. Robert L. Shearer of New York City, Kathleen S. Skinner of Yakima and Rebecca S. Lloyd of Albuquerque N.M.; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at 2 p.m. at St. Timothy Episcopal Church, with burial at Terrace Heights Memorial Park in Yakima.


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