GENEVIEVE LEONA ROBERT
GENEVIEVE LEONA ROBERT
Genevieve Leona Robert, 88, of Sunnyside passed away
Saturday, July 8, 2006, in Sunnyside.
She was born Sept. 18, 1917 in Asotin to Thomas A. and
Nellie (Crull) Palmer. She received her education in Toppenish. On Aug. 10,
1935 she married Alfred Robert in Yakima. Together they made their home in the
Grandview, Mabton and Sunnyside areas. Alfred passed away Oct. 29, 1980 and
Genevieve continued to make Sunnyside her home until the time of her death.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She enjoyed
cooking, baking, playing bingo and pinochle.
Genevieve is survived by her two daughters, Lois Horr of
Boise, Idaho and Phyllis Hopper and husband, Sonny, of Yakima; two sons,
Raymond Robert and wife, Susie, of West Richland and Alfred Robert Jr. and
wife, Paula, of Bothell; 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband,
Alfred; two sons, James Robert and Donald Robert; and one sister, Maxine Hunt.
Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday, July 11, 2006,
from 3 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 Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at 10 a.m. at
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Sunnyside
Cemetery, Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
David Turner USAF SMS Ret., 63, of Spanaway who gave up his
fight with cancer passed away Monday, July 3, 2006.
David was born April 3, 1943, in Sunnyside to Virgil and
Clara Peil Turner. His early education started at Outlook School and then moved
to Sunnyside, where he graduated in 1961.
In July 1963, David married his longtime sweetheart Judith
Sharon Thornton. Two years later Dave enlisted in the Air Force. After basic
training and mechanics school in Texas, he was shipped to Vietnam for a year.
Upon his return in 1968, Dave was sent to Texas.
In 1969, he and Judy adopted a gift from heaven, Melissa,
who was five days old. After the final adoption papers were signed, they headed
to a four-year stay in Alaska. While in Alaska, besides fishing, he raced
snowmobiles. His biggest race was a 500-mile course set on a frozen lake.
In 1974, the Turners headed back to Texas, where they lived
for one-and-a-half years before venturing to Iceland for another two years,
where Dave was a maintenance supervisor. Dave was then stationed at McChord
AFB, where he cross-trained to be a flight engineer on C-141 Starlifter cargo
planes for 12 years. During this time he flew all over the world, circling the
globe 11 times and over both North and South Poles. During the last few years he
was supervisor in the eighth Military Airlift Squadron. Besides Vietnam, he
served in the Grenada and Panama conflicts, Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Dave was an avid radio control airplane builder and flier.
During his 30 years of flying RC, he traveled all over the Northwest to
contests; he won a few, he lost a few. He built many friendships through this
hobby and belonged to the Mount Rainier Radio Control Society for 25 years and
also the Valley Aeromodelers in Zillah. Interspersed in the airplane hobby was
his second favorite hobby of camping.
In 2003-2004 Dave drove Judy and their three cats from
Spanaway to Alabama, then Savanna, Georgia, down to Florida, across the width
of the South and back up the coast to home. Another long trip was planned just
days before Dave became ill with extensive cancer. After a six-month battle,
Dave succumbed at home on July 3, 2006.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Judith; and their
daughter, Melissa, who resides in Seattle; his mother, Clara; a brother, Stanley
and wife, Kathy, all of Kent, and a brother, William (Bill) and wife, Donna, of
Sunnyside; plus numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil, and his
best buddy, “Nutmeg”.
At his request no services other than a celebration of life
will be held Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Spanapark Senior Center, 325 152
St. E., Spanaway, WA 98387. Beginning
promptly at 1:30, the celebration will include an Air Force flag folding
ceremony along with Taps. A light buffet will follow and the celebration will
conclude at 4 p.m. We hope you can attend and help us celebrate. As Dave would
request, please wear casual clothing.
Any memorials may be sent to the Franciscan Hospice of
Tacoma, 1717 South J Street, Tacoma 98401. The House of Scott in Tacoma is
handling the cremation.