Porfiria S. Almanza, 90, of Kennewick passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008.

She was born Feb. 26, 1918 in Edinburg, Texas to Octaviano and Maria Melesia (Martinez) Santoy. She received her education in Texas. She married Rito Almanza in Edinburg.

In 1969, she moved to Kennewick where she worked for 14 years and retired from Rogers Walla Walla in Pasco.

She is survived by one daughter, Oralia Torres of Kennewick; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Isaias (Charlie) Almanza in 2008; three sisters; and two brothers.

Viewing and visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, from 3 to 7 p.m., with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 5 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside. Burial will be in Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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