Death Notices



Irene A. “Beans” Bernier, age 86, of Sunnyside died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Toppenish Nursing Home.

She was born Aug. 21, 1919 in Sunnyside, to Daniel and Maggie Oswalt. She received her education in Sunnyside. She spent most of her life in the Lower Valley and worked for various restaurants.

She is survived by her children, Thomas Bernier and wife, Brenda, and Terry Bernier, all of Anchorage, Alaska, Anne M. Groenig and husband, Dennis, of Hillsboro, Ore., Ronnie Bernier and wife, Sue, of Selah; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Bernier; and her siblings.

Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, May 15, 2006, from 8 a.m. until time of the service at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Yakima. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Jose Alfonso Gonzalez, 80, of Grandview died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at his home in Grandview.

He was born April 21, 1936 in El Terrero, Mexico, to Perfecto and Camila (Alcaraz) Gonzalez Cardenas. On May 2, 1959 he married Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez. Jose worked in farm labor and enjoyed gardening.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez of Grandview; his children, Miguel Gonzalez, Roberto Gonzalez, Ismael Gonzalez and Jose Humberto Gonzalez, all of Mexico, Alfonso Gonzalez, Sergio Gonzalez, Salvador Gonzalez, Jose Angel Gonzalez and Maria de la Luz Gonzalez, all of Grandview, Alfredo Gonzalez of Kennewick, Javier Gonzalez and Francisco Gonzalez, both of Prosser, Anselmo Gonzalez; and one sister, Maria Guadalupe Cervantes of Grandview.

Viewing and visitation will be held Saturday, May 13, 2006, from 3 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Grandview. Burial will follow in Mexico. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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