Earl Manley Padelford, 88, of Sunnyside died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, in Sunnyside.

He was born Dec. 13, 1919 on the family farm in Sunnyside to Archie and Ida (Oswalt) Padelford.

On March 7, 1941 he married Lorraine (Sommers) Anderson from Prosser.

He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Padelford of Sunnyside; three sons, Mike (Lyn) Padelford of Spokane Valley, Don (Colleen) Padelford of Sunnyside and Stewart (Clare) Padelford of Prosser; one daughter, Patty (Jim) Bailie of Pasco; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Florence Rasmusson, Emily Schutt and Fern Hiner.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VFW Post 4382 in Sunnyside for the Voice of Democracy Program. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at 10 a.m. at the East Prosser Cemetery, followed by a luncheon reception at the Sunnyside VFW Post, at 615 North Ave, Sunnyside.

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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