BERNICE F. STERRETT
Bernice (Bea) F. Sterrett, 90, a long-time Sunnyside
resident passed away peacefully Thursday, April 20, 2006, at her home with her
husband and family at her bedside.
Bea was born Oct. 31, 1915 in Wheatland, Wyo. She came to
the Yakima Valley in 1936.
Bea’s primary joy in life came from her family and she was
always there for loved ones. She was the consummate flower gardner, loved every
stray animal in need of food or drink and took great joy in the simple beauty
of sunsets, cloud formations or the changing colors of the valley’s hills.
Bea is survived by her husband of 65 years, Clair E.
Sterrett of Sunnyside; two daughters, Louella Dalton (Charles) of Lake Bay and
Madelyn (Penny) Fordyce (Warren) of Yakima; one son, James E. Sterrett of
Boise, Idaho; one brother, Charles Warren of Puyallup; seven grandchildren,
Vicky, Rick, Randy and Ron Dalton, Lori Straus, Susan Smith and Jacqueline
Sterrett; 12 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Warren and
Ruth (Jeffers) Smith; two sisters, Charlene Slavens and Viola Mitchell; and two
brothers, James and Arthur Warren.
Funeral services for Bea Sterrett were held Monday, April
24, 2006, at noon at Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, followed by
internment at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the
support and loving care provided by Julia Friend, Esmeralda Chavez and Cecilia
Trevino, TLC In-Home Care, and Hospice of Sunnyside, with special thanks to
Dorrie Roy and Rev. Allen R. Johnson. Online guest book at valleyhillsfh.com.
Valley Hills Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
JEAN C. STOUT
Jean C. Stout, 81, of Grandview went to be in the arms of
her Savior Friday, April 21, 2006, at Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home.
She was born March 11, 1925 in Yakima to Edgar and Mary
(Schafer) Early. She received her education in Mabton and graduated with the Mabton
High School Class of 1942. She married Tom Stout in Prosser. Following his
military service, they made their home in Mabton. Jean worked for a short time
at the Mabton Post Office and later worked as a bookkeeper for various
businesses including the Carnation plant in Sunnyside and Seattle, Yakima
Hardware, Sunnyside General Hospital and Bleyhl Farm Service in Grandview from
which she retired.
She attended Liberty Baptist Church in Sunnyside.
Jean cherished her family and enjoyed babysitting her great-
grandchildren and reading. She also enjoyed people, loved to joke around and
play bingo with friends.
Jean is survived by her daughter, Barbara Thomas and
husband, Doug, of Grandview; one granddaughter, Amy Householder and husband,
Mike; a grandson, Jeremy Thomas and wife, Erin, all of Grandview; six
great-grandchildren; and her canine companion, Sammy.
She was preceded in death by her
parents; one brother, Dale Early; and four sisters, Ethel Sharpe, Elna Wright,
Elsie Early and Mary Williams.
Viewing and visitation will be
held Monday, April 24, 2006, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home,
Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at 1 p.m. at
Smith Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens.
Those wishing to honor her memory may contribute love gifts. Smith Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements.