Alexavier Joel Carranza, two months, passed away Friday, March 27, 2009, due to a heart defect at Sunnyside Community Hospital.

He was born Jan. 17, 2009 in Seattle to Arturo and Monica Marie (Estrada) Carranza.

He is survived by his loving parents, Arturo Carranza Sr. and Monica Marie Estrada of Grandview; one brother, Arturo Carranza Jr.; and one sister, Martina Estrella Estrada of Grandview; grandparents, Hector and Maria Cruz of Mabton, Lucio Estrada of Mexico, and Paula Estrada of Granger; great-grandparents, Isidra Sanchez Estrada of Sunnyside, Soledad Ramirez and Jose Carranza, both of Mattawa; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jesus Arturo Carranza in 2004.

Viewing and visitation will be held today, Monday, March 30, 2009 from 5:30 until 8 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

Those wishing to share memories or sign Alexavier's online memorial book may do so at


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