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Obituaries

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 seven sisters.

He was preceded in death by five brothers; and three sisters.

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.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 7, 2006, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sunnyside.

Burial will be at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

OLIVE SWEET

Olive Marguerite Sweet, 84, of Milton, N. H. and formerly of 121 Pineland Park Road resident, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at Rochester Manor.

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 Washington state.

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 great-great-great- nephews.

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

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