Death Notices



Effie M. Rice, 92, of Florida and a former long-time Mabton resident, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, in Florida. On April 21, 1934, she married Howard Raymond Rice in Rosston, Okla.

In 1937 they moved to Mabton, where they both were active in the community. Her husband died Jan. 31, 1990.

For the past 11 years she had made her home in Florida.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Carrillo (Louis) Lutz, of Florida and Marilyn Skidmore (Loren), of DuPont; two sons, Ronald Rice (Patricia), of Langley and Richard Rice (Sue), of San Jose, Calif.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Mabton. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Ileana J. Villalba, 5 months, of Sunnyside died Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, at Sunnyside Community Hospital.

She was born March 26, 2006, in Richland to Adrian Villalba and Magali Graciano.

She is survived by her parents; two brothers, Alexis Villalba and Marcos Villalba; one sister, Kennia Villalba, all of Sunnyside; her grandparents, Antonio and Rebecca Graciano and Eugene and Leopoldina Villalba, all of Grandview; her great-grandmother, Josefa Cruz of Mexico; and numerous, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006, from 8 to 9:45 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Grandview with graveside services to be held at 10 a.m. at Grandview Cemetery.

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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