DONALD G. STANDLEE
Donald G. Standlee, 76, of
Grandview returned to the Lord Monday, March 19, 2007, at Sunnyside Community
Don was born Aug. 16, 1930
in Urbanette, Ark. to Carl and Ether (Hamby) Standlee. He moved to Grandview as
a child and attended Grandview and Prosser Schools.
He married Ruth Prater
Mason in Grandview, where they continued to live and raise their family.
Don was a loving husband
extraordinaire, a faithful friend and a loving dad. He loved horses and the
outdoors. He had a special way with animals. A beloved grandpa, Don was a
simple, honest, fair and hardworking man. If he gave you his word, you could
take it to the bank. He had the patience of Job in all situations.
A member of the Grandview
and Sunnyside Masonic Lodges, Don was a past master, past grand patron and past
patron in O.E.S. He wore many hats, that of a mint farmer, refrigeration
engineer, square dance caller for Sunny Promenadors for 20 years and manager of
Kenyon Zero Storage.
Both fair and humble, Don
was a strong Christian man. He was a member of Grandview Christian Church,
where he served on the steering committee and cared for the lawns in the
summers. We thank and praise God for His faithfulness to Don and Ruth.
include his wife, Ruth of Grandview; two sons, Mike and wife, Tanya Mason, of
The Ukraine and Patrick and wife, Tami Mason, of Grandview; three daughters,
LaDonna Standlee of Bellevue, Pamela and husband, Luke Cesnik, of St. Cloud,
Minn. and Janel and husband, Kevin Emede, of Northridge, Calif.; a sister,
Jeane and husband, Stan Elstad, of Yakima; three brothers, Charles “Chuck” Wall
of Prosser, Hugh and wife, Mona Wall, of Grandview, and Gary Wall of Richland;
nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
preceded in death by his parents; and his stepfather, Charles Wall.
Memorial services will be held Friday, March 23, 2007, at 2 p.m. at
Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grandview. Graveside committal will follow at
Grandview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Shriners’ Children’s Hospital
in Spokane or Grandview Christian Church. Memorials may be left with funeral
home staff at the time of services. Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside is
in charge of arrangements. Send condolences at valleyhillsfh.com.