Benjamin Acevedo Jr., 62, of Kennewick passed away on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009.
He was born Dec. 10, 1946 in Sunnyside to Bejamin and Berta Acevedo.
He later enlisted in the service and fought for our country in Vietnam.
In 1967 he married Janie Trevino and later had two sons, Benjamin III and Jason.
He enjoyed fishing, shooting and his two Harley Davidson bikes.
He will greatly be missed by his grandchildren; family and friends.
He is survived by his mother, Berta Acevedo of Mabton; two brothers, Rolando (Linda) Acevedo of Warden and Pete (Tencha) Acevedo of Fontanta, Calif., five sisters, Leonarda Gutierrez of Moses Lake, Estella (Rene) Guerra of Warden, Berta Gutierrez of Seattle, Delia Trevino of Mabton and Chirstina Herrera of Portland, Ore.; also a special niece, Anna (Jess) Hernandez of Pasco.
Her was preceded in death by his father, Bejamin Acevedo; and two brothers, Humberto Acevedo and Francisco Acevedo.
There will be a special veteran's service on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at 1 p.m. at 324 Pine Street in Mabton.
Those wishing to attend are welcome to do so.
Mueller Funeral Home in Kennewick is in charge or arrangements.
ELOY SALINAS GARCIA
Eloy Salinas Garcia, 72, of Grandview passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at Yakima Regional Hospital in Yakima.
He was born July 15, 1937 in San Manuel Ranch, Starr Country, Texas to Alfonso and Juanita (Salinas) Garcia.
On Sept. 15, 1959 he married Mary Anna Hernandez in Raymondville, Texas.
Eloy was a cowboy at heart and enjoyed working on both a ranch and farm in Texas. He enjoyed riding horses and roping steers.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Garcia of Grandview; his children, Eloy Garcia Jr. (Rita) of Prosser, Graciela Gonzalez (Erasmo) of Pharr, Texas, Manuel Garcia (Benina) and Orfy Garcia (Raul), all of Raymondville, Texas, Roseanna Garcia (Benny), Hilda Romo (Daniel) and Ruben Garcia, all of Grandview, and Oscar Garcia (Nora) of Lasara, Texas; 29 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; eight brothers; and five sisters.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Juanita and Isabel; four brothers, Alfonso, Oscar, Willie and Homero; and one great-granddaughter, Jenna Mia Perales.
A memorial funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grandview.
Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.