Death Notice


Don Jerry Boast, 80, of Mabton died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, in Seattle.

He was born April 3, 1925 in Mabton to Isaac S. and Dina (Christansen) Boast.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Boast of Mabton; his children, Sharan Pepper (Ron) of Selah, Twyla Ostrander (Terry) of Yakima, Zaida Boast of Everett, Brenda Dunbar (George) of Kirkland, Gayla Boast of Marysville, Merrily Bjerkestrand (Wray) of Spokane, Dixie Heitschmidt of Grandview, Randy Boast (Cindy) of Sunnyside, Larry Boast of Mabton, Michael Boast (Debby) Spokane, Brian Boast (Becky) Woodville; daughter-in-law; Kathy Sharpe of Prosser; 28 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jerry; one brother, Roy; and four sisters, Olga, Karen, Thelma and Helen.

Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Graveside services will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at 11:30 a.m. at Mabton Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at 1 p.m. at Grandview Nazarene Church, Grandview. Those wishing to honor Don's memory may contribute to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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