Gladys Josephine Graves, 80,
of Sunnyside, beloved wife and mother, died peacefully on Friday, March 23,
2007, with her loving husband of 60 years by her side. She endured many years
of heart problems.
Gladys was born July 16,
1926 in Moxee City. She moved with her family to Sunnyside at the age of six
months and remained here for her entire life. Gladys graduated from Sunnyside
High School with the class of 1944.
She married Leonard Graves
on Feb. 16, 1947. She co-worked with Leonard at Sunnyside Frozen Foods for more
than 15 years, and then at local seasonal fruit warehouses.
Gladys was a long-time
member of the Sunnyside Eagles #2927. She enjoyed camping, fishing and family
She will be deeply missed.
Gladys is survived by her
husband, Leonard of Sunnyside; five children, Judy and husband, Don Fegley, Pat
and husband, Gary Hoskins, Myrtle and husband, Steve Dorsey, Becky and husband,
Mick Tucker and Lenny Graves and partner, Lori; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren,
and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by
her parents; two sisters, Besie Turner and Myrtle Humbyrd; and a grandson,
Viewing will be held Monday,
March 26, 2007, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, March 27, 2007, from 10
a.m. until noon with graveside services to follow at 1 p.m. at Lower Valley
Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside. Memorials may be made to the Lower Valley
Hospice. Valley Hills Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.