RANULFO A. AGUIRRE
“Randy” A. Aguirre, 82, of Sunnyside
passed away on
Thursday, April 12, 2007
, at his home.
He was born
to Jose and
) Aguirre. Randy received his education and
spent his early years as a Boy Scout leader in
From 1943 until 1945, Randy served in the U.S. Navy as a gunner with the U.S.S
Barnes Navy Carrier. In 1951, he started his career as an Army munitions
handler at the Umatilla Ordinance Depot. On
Nov. 22, 1953
, he married Ruth Trujillo at St.
Aloysius Catholic Church in Toppenish.
Randy worked for 35 years at
and Sons as the head mechanic. Following
his retirement, he worked for 10 years at Johnson and Sons as an asparagus
He was very talented with his
hands, designing, building and repairing equipment.
Randy enjoyed working in his
, traveling, cruising, casino
Tuesdays and meeting his buddies for coffee. He was also an avid sports fan and
enjoyed following the Mariners, Seahawks and Sonics.
Randy cherished his family
and especially enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren.
He was a member of St.
Joseph Catholic Church.
Randy is survived by his
loving wife of 53 years, Ruth Aguirre of Sunnyside; five children, Dana Ortiz and
husband, Rudy, of Grandview, Denise Prior of Kennewick, Randy Aguirre and Lisa
and husband, Bill, all of Sunnyside and Richard
Jay Aguirre of Pasco; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is
also survived by his siblings, Josephina
and husband, Juan and Nora Rodriguez,
all of Calif., Martha
and husband, Cleo,
and Eva Martinez and husband,
, all of Texas;
and a sister-in-law, Lela Aguirre of Texas.
He was preceded in death by
his parents; one sister,
Picket; and one
Viewing and visitation will
be held Tuesday, April 17, 2007, from 2 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited
at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in
. Mass of
Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at 11 a.m. at St.
Joseph Catholic Church in
, with burial to
follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.