Death Notice




Rutheleene Louise Anderson, 71, of Sunnyside died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, from her home.

She was born on June 29, 1935, in Larned, Kansas, the daughter of Claude Eugene and Ruth Ellen (Sidenstricker) Gordon.

She is survived by four children, Josh Anderson (Sandy) of Yakima, Joleene Anderson of Winter Haven, Fla., Julia Anderson Kuiken (Timothy) of Redmond and Jamie Joe Anderson (Traci) of Zillah; and six grandchildren, Krystine, Nathan, Isaac, Annaka, Selah, and Cydni Jo.

She is also survived by her mother, Ruth Ellen Gordon of Zillah; and her siblings, Claudia Kandel of New Mexico, Steve Gordon of Tri-Cities, Ron Gordon of Ford, Jack Gordon of Washington State, and June House, Kent Gordon, and Carol Boutain, all of Zillah, and Claude Gordon Jr. of Moxee.

Memorial funeral services will be held Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Sunnyside. Those wishing to honor Rutheleene’s memory may contribute to First Baptist Church, Lower Valley Hospice or love gifts for the family. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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