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Obituaries

DANIEL STEPHEN HOPPER

DANIEL STEPHEN HOPPER

Daniel Stephen Hopper, 30, of Sunnyside passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, due to injuries sustained in a trucking accident.

He was born Nov. 24, 1975 in Sunnyside to Garry Stephen and Glenyce (Roscoe) Hopper. Daniel received his education in Sunnyside, graduating with the Sunnyside High School Class of 1995. On July 11, 1998 he married Dina Cromwell in Zillah. Daniel worked at Les Schwab, Valley Truck Repair, San Leco and was currently employed by LTI in Sunnyside.

Daniel attended the Free Methodist Church in Sunnyside. He was a member of Tuff-Enuf Cascade Crawlers Jeep Club. He enjoyed jeeping, driving truck, riding dirt bikes and listening to Merle Haggard. Daniel cherished time spent with his children, family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Dina R. Hopper of Sunnyside; his children, Emma Hopper, 5, and Kohlby Hopper, 2, both of Sunnyside. He is also survived by his parents, Garry and Glenyce Hopper of Sunnyside; his sister, Esther Waterman and her husband, Jeremy, of Outlook; his nieces and nephews, Kylie Waterman, A.J. Waterman, Abby Cromwell, Anthony Cromwell, Allie Cromwell and Trey Cromwell; and his grandparents, Chuck and Lorene Roscoe of Chiloquin, Ore.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ruth Pierson-Hopper and Laurel Hopper; one cousin; and one uncle.

Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Daniel’s memory may contribute to the Daniel Hopper Trust (for the children’s college fund) at U.S. Bank.

ARLIE B. STILL

Arlie B. Still, 71, of Sunnyside passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home in Sunnyside.

He was born April 18, 1934 in Arkansas to Amery and Euna (Baker) Still. Arlie received his education in Arkansas, and later served in the U.S. Navy. Following his military service, Arlie returned to Sunnyside in 1957. Arlie worked for the cities of Mabton and Granger as a police officer. Arlie drove truck at Hanford for 30 years and retired in 1998.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling, painting, photography and joking around with the kids.

Arlie also spent many hours teaching himself Spanish and Chinese.

He was a Past Master of Sunnyside Masonic Lodge #138 and a Life member of Richland Lodge # 283. He was a Past Worthy Patron of Sunnyside Eastern Star #134, a member of the Masada Shrine of Yakima, and many other Masonic groups.

He is survived by his wife, Roberta Still of Sunnyside; his children, Trixie Johnson (Gary) of Craigmont, Idaho, Lisa Still (Gordon Griffiths) of Seattle, Scott Still of Richland, Tami Galland (Jay) of Vancouver, Jesse Lovern of Sunnyside, Robert Lovern (Jodie) and Cydni Ely (Steve), all of Portland, and Shelly Udayan of Richland; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Sherry Huffman of Sunnyside; and former wives, Roberta Fultz and Bonnie Ray Valley.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Maxine Belt and Neville Burke.

Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, from 1 until 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

EDWARD VANDER VEER

Edward Vander Veer, 70, of Sunnyside passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Sept. 5, 1935 in Sunnyside to Krane and Cornelia (Verhoeven) Vander Veer. Ed received his education in Sunnyside. On June 24, 1952 he married Shirley Fewins in Sunnyside. On Aug. 2, 1975 he married Sandy Smith in Sunnyside. Ed worked on dairies in California and in the Yakima Valley. He also worked at Sunnyside Carnation Plant and later for Bud Stout. In 1982-1983 he helped establish a farming operation in Saudi Arabia. Following his retirement, Ed managed a manufactured home park in Sunnyside.

Ed loved to go fishing with his son. He also enjoyed trapshooting, traveling, playing pool and watching NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhart.

He was a member of the N.R.A., the Sunnyside VFW and also the Eagles.

He is survived by his long-time companion, Linda Denson; his children, Doris Vander Veer of Wenatchee, Corinne O’Daniel and husband, Cliff, of Richland, Cheryl Kirkham of Yakima, Ed Vander Veer of Kennewick, Dianne Hamre and husband, Craig, of Glendale, Ariz., Sandi Morris and husband, Jack, of Kennewick, Amy Buchanan of Vancouver, Annie Jack of Boise, Idaho and Amber Boylan of Portland, Ore.; 28 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Tina Buitenbos and Pearl “Toots” Boersma.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Dick. Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor his memory may contribute to Lower Valley Hospice. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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