Russel Allister Gould, 83, of Tri-Cities a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and veteran went to be with the Heavenly Father on Wednesday Sept. 9, 2009. Russel was a resident of the Tri-Cities for the past

12 years. Prior to 1997, he spent the vast majority of his life in the Lower Yakima Valley.

Russel is survived by his wife, Elsie; two brothers, Clayton and Delbert; two daughters, Peggy and Susan; one son, Mike; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Russel was preceded in death by his father, Delbert Jay; and his mother, Mary.

Viewing will be held today, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home, 345 North 11th Street in Sunnyside. An outdoor service will be held Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, 7800 Van Belle Road in Sunnyside, with Reverend Debra Jennings of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church officiating the service.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make memorial contributions to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 456, Sunnyside, Washington, 98944, or to the charity of your choice.

Those wishing to send their condolences to the family may do so at

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


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