Oralia G. Villarreal, 65, of Prosser died Friday, March 21, 2008, at her home.

She was born Aug. 30, 1942 in Spofford, Texas to Ramon M. and Genoveva B. Gutierrez. She was raised and received her education in Texas.

On Nov. 20, 1965, she married Raul Villarreal in Texas. In 1967, they moved to Prosser, where together they have made their home.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Raul Villarreal of Prosser; two sons, Daniel Villarreal (Michele) and Raul Villarreal Jr. (Elsa), all of Prosser; six grandchildren; her siblings, Ester Cruz of Spofford, Beatrice Solis of Killeen, Texas, Luis Gutierrez and Ramon Gutierrez, both of Bracketville, Texas, Roberto Gutierrez of Austin, Texas and Carlos Gutierrez of Austin, Texas; and many cousins, nieces and nephews in the Texas area.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday, March 25, 2008, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at East Prosser Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor her memory may contribute to Lower Valley Hospice.

Those wishing to share their memories or sign Mrs. Villarreal's on-line memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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