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Louise Leola Boast, 79, of Mabton passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born July 13, 1927 in Maxville, Ore. to Peter F. and Rosalea A. (Dustin) Osborn. Louise graduated from Mabton High School. On July 31, 1943 she married Don Jerry Boast in Grandview.

Louise enjoyed bowling for the Sunnyside Valley Lanes Bowling team. She was the administrator of the Mabton Food Bank for numerous years, and was very instrumental in the Mabton Community Days, organizing the Hay Palace Fair Bicentennial of 1976 and 1989, and was co-chair of the Mabton Historical Society.

She was very creative and wrote her own poetry. Louise loved to sew for all her children and grandchildren, especially her daughter's and daughter-in-law's wedding dresses and other formal attire. She received many cooking and sewing awards at the Yakima County Fair. She was a member the Grandview Presbyterian Church, serving as clerk of the church session.

She is survived by her children, Sharan Pepper (Ron) of Selah, Larry Boast of Mabton, Dixie Heitschmidt of Grandview, Randy Boast (Cindy) of Sunnyside, Twyla Ostrander (Terry) of Yakima, Brenda Dunbar (George) of Kirkland, Michael Boast (Debby) of Spokane, Zaida Boast of Hoquiam, Merrily Bjerkestrand (Wray) of Spokane, Brian Boast (Becky) of Woodville, Gayla Boast of Marysville; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Sharpe of Prosser; 28 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; a sister, Donna Webb (Bill) of Idaho; and a brother, Dayton Osborn (Lori) of Duvall.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don; a son, Jerry; five brothers, Harold, George, Luis, Gilbert and Erwin; and two sisters, Irma and Jean.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, with graveside services to follow at 11:30 a.m. at Mabton Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, at 1 p.m. at Grandview Nazarene Church. Those wishing to honor her memory may contribute to the American Cancer Society, Yakima Memorial Hospice and North Star Lodge. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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