Ralph L. Pickel, 88, a
long-time Outlook resident, went to be in the arms of his heavenly Father
Tuesday, June 19, 2007, in Sunnyside.
Ralph was born July 29, 1918, in Wilbur, the son of Ralph and Jesse
On Oct. 3, 1938, he
married Dorothy L. Marsh in Yakima. Ralph worked for Sunnyside Valley
Irrigation until his retirement.
He enjoyed gardening, short
trips, reading and spending time with his grandchildren.
Ralph is survived by 11
children, Howard Pickel (Betty Lou) of Grandview, Kathryn Tanson of Orland,
Calif., Lonnie Pickel of Sunnyside, Arlene Patton of Spokane, Paulette Frye
(Terry) of Ellensburg, Gary Pickel (Jeanne) of Outlook, Myrna Cullen (Steve) of
Naches, Diana Kochan of Valley Ford, Calif., Debra McGhehey (Bob) and Karen
Krous, all of Edmonds, and Penny Schmierer of Naches; 25 grandchildren; and
numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by
his parents; his wife, Dorothy; and two brothers, Lester and Jerry Pickel.
Viewing and visitation will
be held Friday, June 22, 2007, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home,
Sunnyside. Please join us Saturday, June 23, 2007, at 10 a.m., at Zillah
Cemetery, under the direction of
Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.