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Obituaries

Burton - Perez

ISAAC BURTON

ISAAC BURTON

Isaac Burton, 95, of Ellensburg went to be with his Lord, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, passing peacefully with his wife and family at his side.

Ike was founder and Pastor of The Home Missionary Church in Sunnyside. He preferred to be addressed simply as daddy, grampa, and Brother Ike, a servant of the Lord.

Ike is survived by his wife of 67 years, Bea, and a daughter, Marlene Blankenship.  Ike and Bea were blessed with three grandsons, Rick, Raleigh and Rodney Roehl, and their families. They are a tribute to his life.

In consideration for his aging wife, viewing will be held Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 528 S 8th Street, Sunnyside. Followed by a short graveside service at 1 p.m. in the Lower Valley Memorial Garden Cemetery, Garden of the Good Shepherd, 7800 Van Belle Road in Sunnyside. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, at 2 p.m. in Ellensburg, at the Family Christian Center, 701 Capital Ave. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MARCOS PEREZ

Marcos Perez, 76, a long-time Mabton resident, passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Marcos was born Oct. 7, 1929 in Pierson, Texas, the son of Juan and Dolores (Dominguez) Perez. Marcos received his education in Mexico. On June 20, 1953, he married Guadalupe Martinez in Mabton. Marcos worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for 38 years, retiring in 1986.

He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mabton and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grandview.

Marcos loved to dance, work in his yard, barbeques with family and friends, visit with his grandchildren and watch them participate in sporting events.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Concepcion Perez of Mabton; two sons, Marcos Perez Jr. and wife, Shirley, of Spokane, and Gustavo M. Perez of Mabton; four step-children, Luis Garcia and wife, Amanda, of Aberdeen, Juan Garcia of Mexico, Nancy Garcia and husband, Ruben, of Texas and Edelmira Garcia of Mabton; eight grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Lou Perez-Valdez of San Antonio, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Guadalupe Perez, in 1995 and one son, John M. Perez, in 1994.

Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at 9 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grandview. Burial will be at Mabton Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.

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