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