Frazier - Shockley - Smith



Jessie Madeline Frazier, 104, of Sunnyside passed away Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, in Sunnyside.

She was born Dec. 7, 1901, in Peoria, Ill. to George and Mary Barton.

At an early age, she with her family moved to Montana. At 15 years of age, she accepted the Lord and was baptized by a circuit-riding preacher. Jessie received her education in Billings, Mont., where she graduated and was honored to have written and to read the class poem. In 1925, she married Charles S. Frazier in Red Lodge, Mont. Following their marriage they together made their home in Walla Walla for 10 years. She furthered her education at Walla Walla College, receiving her teaching certificate. Jessie taught third and fourth grades in Toppenish for four years and in Sunnyside for 16 years, where she especially enjoyed teaching arithmetic.

She loved children and wore funny little pins of Mickey Mouse, etc. for the children to enjoy. She enjoyed writing magazine stories, Irises and gardening. She attended the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church in Sunnyside.

She is survived by her children, Mary Embree of Sunnyside and Sharon Upton of Yakima; her grandchildren, Curtis Upton, Shelley Upton and Karma Suchan; her great-grandchildren, K.C. Embree, Garrett Upton, Michelle Rogers and Tiffany Prechel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles S. Frazier, in 1968; one grandson, Kevin Embree; five brothers, Clifford, Lawrence, Harry, George, Richard Barton; and three sisters, Beulah Whittington, Mabel Barton and Maude Barton.

Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, from 1 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral services at 10:30 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mary Isabell Shockley, 90, of Albuquerque, N.M. passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, in Albuquerque.

Mary was born and raised in Toppenish.

After her marriage to Claude Shockley, in 1935, they lived in Sunnyside, then moved to live in Cle Elum for 10 years. Mary returned with her children in 1953 to live in Sunnyside until 1998, then moved to be near her daughter, in Albuquerque.

Mary was active in various senior organizations in Sunnyside.

She loved gardening and the outdoors. She especially loved caring for her family, many friends and neighbors and traveling across the country and around the world to visit with her family.

She will always be remembered in their hearts.

Mary was an avid crotcheter and quilter.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty Russell and husband, Bill, of Albuquerque; one son, Robert Shockley and wife, Joann, of Ritzville; five grandchildren, Debi Smith of California City, Calif., Donna Russell of Clovis, N.M., Glen Russell and wife, Michele, of Farmington, N.M., Sandy Ybarra and husband, Gregg, of Springfield, Ore. and Suzie Crapson and husband, Steve, of Moses Lake; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hiram and Gertrude Merrick; five brothers and sisters; and grandson, Gary Russell.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Her cremated remains will ultimately be interred in Yakima.


Katie C. Smith, 93, a long-time Sunnyside resident, passed away Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, in Sunnyside.

Katie was born May 23, 1913, in Sweet Grass, Mont., the daughter of Andrew and Stella (Jordan) Hansen. At a young age, she with her family moved to Palouse before moving to Sunnyside in 1926, where Katie completed her education. On July 24, 1934, she married Ike Smith in Palouse. Following their marriage, they made Sunnyside their home. Katie worked in fruit warehouses. Katie owned and operated Katie’s Beauty Salon in Sunnyside on Edison Avenue for many years.

She was a member of the First Christian Church and Sunnyside Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Katie enjoyed her work, people, collection of knick-knacks, traveling, celebrating Christmas and her dog, Joey.

Katie is survived by her sister, Mabel Nixon Stark of Sunnyside; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ike Smith; and four sisters, Nora Hacker, Ruby Crooks, Marie Hayes and Mae Gulick.

Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, at 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Burial will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. Those wishing to honor Katie’s memory may contribute to the Sunnyside Seventh Day Adventist Church.


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