Lillian Catherine Hallman, 77, of Prosser passed away Saturday, March 22, 2008 surrounded by her loving family at her home in Prosser, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

She was born July 23, 1930 in Yakima to Ernest and Delia M. (Langevin) Morford. Lillian was raised in Moxee. She later attended Holy Rosary Elementary School and high school.

She married Lawrence Hallman. They together made their home in the Grandview and Prosser area for more than 40 years.

They farmed asparagus, grapes, hay and raised cattle. Lillian helped in a variety of jobs, including tying hops, picking grapes and managing the family farm.

In 1975 they moved to Prosser, where they built a home and developed housing on 20 acres in the Painted Hills.

Lillian worked in various stores including Jerry's Men's Shop in Prosser.

Lillian also enjoyed dancing, growing flowers, yard sales, fishing, camping, playing cards and watching the Mariner's. Mom hosted many family gatherings, where she made sure everyone ate enough. She cherished time spent with her family and loved giving advice on finding a bargain.

She is survived by her daughter, Vicki Kissler (Ken) of Prosser; two sons, Bill Hallman (Linda) of La Grande, Ore. and Steve Hallman (Sharon) of Prosser; her grandchildren, Matt Kissler, Kendra Kissler, Jeff Hallman, Travis Hallman, Jamie Hallman, Brandi Cleveringa and Stephanie Ripplinger; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ernie Morford (Carol) of Wapato and LeRoy Morford (Wilma) of Wiley City; and one sister, Betty Wells of Seattle.

Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, March 27, 2008, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Grandview. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 28, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grandview, with burial to follow at East Prosser Cemetery.

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

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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