Death Notices



May Irwin, 99, a longtime Sunnyside resident died Saturday, May 6, 2006 in Sunnyside.

She was born April 30, 1907 in Murray, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Cora (Guthrie) Root. She received her education in South Dakota. On October 21, 1924 she married Jay Irwin at Zell, S.D., where they farmed.

In 1941 the Irwin family moved to Sunnyside. Her husband, Jay Irwin, died in April of 1976, and she continued to make Sunnyside her home until the time of her death.

She is survived by one grandson, Keith Cranford; one granddaughter, Patricia McMeans; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jay; daughter, Avis Cranford in 2004; five brothers; and three sisters.

Viewing and visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2006, from 1 to 5:00 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sunnyside. Burial will be in the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside.


Leandra D. Perez, 92, of Prosser died Friday, May 5, 2006, at Grandview Healthcare Center.

She was born in Masaya, Nicaragua

She is survived by one daughter, Marina Perez of Nicaragua; three sons, Luis Lopez-Perez of San Francisco, Calif., Casar A. Lopez-Perez of Prosser and Ramon Lopez-Perez of Los Angeles, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, May 8, 2006 at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens.


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