JUAN HERNANDEZ GARCIA
JUAN HERNANDEZ GARCIA
Juan Hernandez Garcia, 93, of Mabton passed away Saturday,
April 1, 2006, at his home.
He was born May 16, 1913 in Casas Viejas, Mexico to
Apolonia Medina (Hernandez) Raymundo Salas Garcia. He married Elvira Ayala in
November 1950 in Aguililla, Michoacan. In 1985 they with their family moved to
Mabton. Juan worked in farm labor.
He enjoyed swimming, gardening and spending time with his
children and grandchildren.
He was a member of the Tabernaculo De David Full Gospel
Christian Church of Outlook.
He is survived by his wife, Elvira Ayala Garcia of Mabton;
his children, Apolinar Garcia of Zillah, Jose Garcia of Yakima, Juan Garcia Jr.
of Mabton, Maria Almaguer Gracia of Portland, Ore. and Mises Garcia of Union
City, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; one brother; and
He was preceded in death by five brothers; and three
Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday, April 5,
2006, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will
be held Thursday, April 6, 2006, at 10 a.m. at the Tabernaculo De David in
Outlook, with graveside services to follow at 3 p.m. at Terrace Heights
Memorial Park. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
ELIZABETH CATHERINE RAAB
Elizabeth “Betty” Catherine Raab, 97, a long-time Sunnyside
resident, went to be in the arms of her heavenly Father Sunday, April 2, 2006,
from her home in Sunnyside.
Elizabeth was born June 22, 1908 in Omaha, Neb., the
daughter of Anton and Mary (Cherney) Zajic. She spent her early years and
received her education in Omaha. Following her high school graduation she
completed two years of schooling at the University of St. Louis in Omaha. On
July 21, 1928 Elizabeth and John Raab were married at Omaha and enjoyed 54
years of marriage. Elizabeth worked as a telephone operator for 10 years. In
1942 she worked at the U.S. Cartridge Plant making 30 and 50 caliber bullets,
helping the workers become unionized cost her one night in jail. Elizabeth and
John owned and operated a fishing resort in Richwoods, Mo. for 20 years until
they retired in 1973 and moved to Sunnyside. John Raab died in 1983.
Elizabeth helped start the Sunnyside Senior Center and was
commissioner for the Sunnyside Housing Authority.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in
Sunnyside, Grandview Assembly of God, Outlook Grange and Sunnyside Rhythm Band.
On May 28, 1988 she married James Brownlee in Sunnyside. He
passed away in 1992. She continued to make her home in Sunnyside.
Elizabeth is survived by two children, Virginia McNeal of
Waterloo, Ill. and Robert Raab of Eolis, Mo.; a special grandson, Michael
McNeal and eight other special grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a special
nephew, Mike Sterbenz and other nieces and nephews; an extraordinary caregiver,
Jean Abrams and many other dear caregivers; and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands;
and one sister, Emily Horner.
Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, April 6,
2006, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. at Smith
Funeral Home, Sunnyside.
Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 7, 2006, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph
Catholic Church, Sunnyside.
be at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, under the direction of Smith
Olive Marguerite Sweet, 84, of Milton, N. H. and formerly
of 121 Pineland Park Road resident, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at Rochester
She was born March 9, 1922 in Leominster, Mass. She was the
daughter of the late Melvin T. and Olive Frances (Southick) Sweet.
Miss Sweet had lived in Sunnyside prior to her moving to Rochester
11 years ago. She lived in Washington state and Florida before she moved. She
worked at many local factories and as a food processor for processor packers in
She was a member of the Community Church in Milton, and
attended many various church activities.
She enjoyed reading and to attending pow-wows. Olive was
especially proud of being made an honorary grandmother of all nations.
Members of her family include
her four nieces, Linda Berry of Lebanon, Maine, Brenda Ricker and her husband,
Kenny, of Milton, Cathe Noojin of Alabama and Flo Morrissette and her husband,
Don, of California; a nephew, Bud Libby and his wife, Sandy, of Rochester; a
brother and sister, Melvin Sweet and Lois Libby, both
of Rochester. She is also survived by 12
great-nieces and nephews; 12 great-great-nieces and nephews; and two
Graveside services will be held
Thursday, April 6, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Milton Mills Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in memory of Olive Sweet to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are in the care of
the R. M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 S. Main Street, NH 03867