Death Notices



Maria M. Coronado, 86, of Grandview died Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at Kennewick General Hospital.

She was born April 22, 1920 in Devine, Texas to Donaciano and Fransica (Ayala) Morado. Her family moved to Washington in 1962.

She worked as seasonal worker for Baker’s Produce and Twin City Foods and Hillcrest Nursing Home. She retired in 1989.

She is survived by four daughters, Evangelina Rodriguez of Kennewick, Alicia Vargas of Los Indios, Texas, Pearl Castaneda of Uba, Calif. and Esmeralda Coronado of Yakima; one son, Julian Coronado of Grandview; one sister, Guadalupe DeLeon of Texas; one brother, Juan Manuel Morado of Texas; and a sister-in-law, Rosa Morado of Prosser; 22 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson; one granddaughter; and two brothers, Manuel and Nicolas Morado.

Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, June 22, 2006, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Grandview. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, June 23, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Grandview. Burial will be at East Prosser Cemetery under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, Grandview.


Hazel E. Hooker, 92, a former Mabton resident, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at Grandview Health Care.

She was born Nov. 25, 1913 at Greenleaf, Kan., the daughter of Elza and Minnie Ola (Worley) Bedker. On Sept. 27, 1947, she married Woodrow W. Hooker in Sunnyside. Following their marriage they purchased a farm in Mabton.

She was a piano teacher for 50 years. Her husband died in 1996 and she continued to make the Lower Yakima Valley her home until the time of her death.

She is survived by one daughter, Doreen Harris Hamann of McCleary; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Dewey Harris and Woodrow W. Hooker; two sisters; and one brother.

Viewing and visitation will be held Sunday, June 25, 2006, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 26, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be held at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.


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