Richard (Rick) Alan Fredricks, 52, of Grandview passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2006, at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland.

Rick was born March 27, 1954 to Claude and Patricia Fredricks at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Mountain Home, Idaho. He moved to Grandview when he was one year old and lived there until he graduated from Grandview High School with the Class of 1972. After attending Washington State University for three years, he transferred to Central Washington University and graduated in 1978. He worked as a bank supervisor of cash distributions at Peoples’ Bank in Pioneer Square in Seattle and continued with them after it became US Bank.

Rick enjoyed traveling, playing video games with his nephews and was an avid reader, reading anything and everything.

He is survived by his parents, Claude and Pat Fredricks of Grandview; his brother, Ron; his sister-in-law, Keiko; and his two adored nephews, Kevin and Mich, both of Portland, Ore.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lee and Goldie Rowan and Forest and Beulah Fredricks.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements. Online guest book at


Josefina Hurtado, 60, of Prosser entered into rest Sunday, June 18, 2006, at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.

She was born Oct. 18, 1945 in San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, Mexico to Rafael and Paula (Ramirez) Garcia. After her father’s death, she was raised by her mother. On March 2, 1960 at the age of 14, Josefina married Felipe Hurtado in Mexico. They were very happily married and she referred to Felipe as “my treasure”. Josefina first visited Prosser in 1976 and then came back with her family, in 1980 to live. She worked as a farm laborer, harvesting hops and cherries and also had a small cherry orchard at home. In 1991, she became a full time homemaker.

Josefina enjoyed being at home, taking care of her husband, children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening, music and singing. She loved pets and raised parrots, cats and dogs.

Josefina is survived by her husband, Felipe Hurtado of Prosser; six children, Jesus Hurtado and Rafaela Atilano, both of Prosser, Irma Rodriguez of Texas, Rodolfo Hurtado, Josefina Lopez and Felipe Hurtado Jr., all of Prosser; four sisters, Andrea Hurtado and Rita Munoz, both of San Jose, Calif., Bertha Pedroza and Juana Garcia, both of Mexico; two brothers, Fernando Garcia of Grandview and Benito Garcia of Mexico; and 22 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Carmela Pedroza of Mexico.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 22, 2006, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, June 23, 2006, from 9 a.m. to noon at Prosser Funeral Home. Recitation of the Rosary will be held Thursday, June 22, 2006, at 7 p.m. at Prosser Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 23, 2006, at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prosser. Prosser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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