EDITH L. PERRYMAN
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
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
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