Death Notice


Molli Jean Irby, 52, of Prosser died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at Yakima Memorial Hospital, after a three-year fight with breast cancer.

She was born Aug. 18, 1954 in Prosser to Cornelius Eugene and Lucille Jean (Jordan) Baker. She graduated from Grandview High School as part of the class of 1972. On Aug. 26, 1972 she married Richard Dunnington in Grandview. Together they made their home in Nevada for a short-time before returning to Prosser in 1973. She worked for Holtzinger Fruit for several years, and drove a bus for the Prosser School District for 19 years. On June 17, 2000 she married Don Irby in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, before making their home in Prosser.

She is survived by her husband, Don Irby of Prosser; her children, Brian Dunnington of Phoenix, Ariz. and Kyle Dunnington of Richland; and five grandchildren. She is also survived by her three sisters, Jackie Stage of Pasco, Cindy Fuller (Bob), and Doti Miller (George), all of Grandview; and two brothers, Cornelius Baker Jr. (Shelley) of Richland and Buddy Baker of Portland, Ore. She is also survived by her mother and father-in-law, Shirley and Sam Irby; brothers-in-law, Randy (Colleen) Irby and Ronny Irby as well as sisters-in-law, Tammy (Jimmy) Leighty and Debbie (Keith) Dempsey.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, at 2 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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