Sophia Nicole Rivera, 3, of Grandview passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born Sept. 17, 2004 in Sunnyside to Nicole Michelle Estrada and Emmanuel Rivera.

She is survived by her mother, Nicole Michelle Estrada and her father, Emmanuel Rivera, both of Grandview; her grandparents, Norma Bender and Javier Munoz of Sunnyside and Delfina Benitez of Sunnyside; her great-grandparents, Miles and Norma Bender of Prosser and Rafael and Lucia Benitez of Mexico; her great-great- grandparents, Ed and Anna Bender of Yakima; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

Those wishing to share their memories or sign Sophia's online register may do so at

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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