Margaret “Marge” L. Haseth, “the purple lady”, 83, a lifetime Valley resident, went to be in the arms of her heavenly Father Wednesday, May 2, 2007, from Avalon Care Center in Pasco.

Marge was born Dec. 16, 1923, in Wapato, the daughter of Clare Dewitt and Faye (Huston) Green. She received her education in Wapato. On Jan. 28, 1942, she married William “Bill” T. Haseth in Wapato.

Marge was a member of the Cornerstone Assembly of God in Sunnyside. She had great passion for missions.

She enjoyed sewing, crafts and playing pinochle. The color purple was her passion since the late 1950s, everything she owned was purple.

No one was a stranger to Marge, she loved to talk, laugh and share with anyone, anywhere at all times. She was a unique person and had the knack to make anything from nothing. When money was tight she would sew the girl’s skirts out of the kitchen curtains.

Marge loved the Lord with all her heart and loved to tell everyone about the church. Dinners or potlucks will not be the same without her famous tamale casserole and rhubarb crisp.

For many years, Marge taught Sunday school and was a 4-H leader. She was a master storyteller, who could entertain everyone for hours with her voice changes, body language and antics.

Marge is survived by three daughters, Christine Kinzer (Douglas) of Richland, Sonja Lewandowski of Boise, Idaho and Sandra Roscoe of Zillah; one son, Robert W. Haseth (Candace), of Sandy, Utah; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” T. Haseth in 2002; one grandson, William “Billie” Roscoe; one son-in-law, Dave Roscoe in 2007; and two brothers, Pete Green and Art Green.

Viewing and visitation will be held Sunday, May 6, 2007, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Monday, May, 7, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

Those wishing to honor Marge’s memory may contribute to the Cornerstone Assembly of God Mission Fund in Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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