Violet M. Warren, 88, of Mabton passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born April 1, 1920 in Alliance, Neb. to Hartvig and Maude May Olsen.

During World War II, Vi worked as a lathe machinist in the shipyards in Portland, Ore. She owned Eastgate Market for three years and then moved to White Swan. She resided in Bickleton from 1955 until 1959 and then moved to Mabton. She also worked for Twin City Foods in Prosser and Teagarden in Grandview.

On April 26, 1975, she married Robert A. Warren in Grandview and they made their home in Mabton.

She enjoyed traveling, bowling, camping and sewing. She was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Sunnyside and Professional Women's Association (PWA).

She is survived by her husband, Bob A. Warren of Mabton; Richard Silbaugh and wife, Yvonne of Palmyra, Tenn., Claudia Silbaugh of Grandview, Theresa Murillo of Moses Lake, Kathy Rodriguez of Sunnyside, Robert Warren Jr. of Vancouver and Rebecca Warren of Selah; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, John W. Still; and one brother, Kenneth Olsen.

Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at the Mabton Cemetery in Mabton.

Those wishing to honor her memory may contribute to Lower Valley Hospice. Those wishing to sign her on-line memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.



Joe Herrera, 81, of Zillah died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 in Yakima.

He was born Dec. 25, 1926 in Casper, Wyo. to John and Ruth Herrera. He worked in construction, was a member of Laborers Local 348 for over 50 years and worked at Independent Foods cannery in Sunnyside.

He is survived by his three sons, Joe Herrera Jr. of Redding, Calif., Jim Herrera of Tumwater and Steven Herrera of Yakima; a daughter, Sandra Herrera of Yakima; a brother, John Herrera of Toppenish; five sisters, Mary Leija and Shirley Padilla, both of Sunnyside, Ramona Del Villar of Renton, Henrietta Alvarez of Tukwila and Ruth Juarez of El Monte, Calif.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Pino Herrera.

Visitation will be held today, Oct. 28, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home in Zillah. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church in Zillah, with burial to follow at Zillah Cemetery.

Valley Hills Funeral Home in Zillah is in charge of arrangements.


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