Concepcion G. Almaguer, 73 of Granger, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, at Yakima Regional Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 11, 1937 in Saltillo, Coah. Mexico the daughter of Silvestre and Concepcion (Alvarado) Sanchez. In 1955 she married Enrique Almaguer in Monterrey, Mexico. Together they made their home in Mexico, Oregon and in 1976 settled in Granger. Her husband, Enrique, died in 1995 and Concepcion continued to make her home in Granger and Texas.

Concepcion enjoyed playing bingo, cooking and making flour tortillas for her family. She was a hard working lady but enjoyed working to provided for her family. She attended the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Granger.

Guadalupe is survived by two daughters, Juanita Guzman of Mexico and Oralia Gascak of Granger; five sons, Enrique Almaguer of Weslaco, Tex.; Jose Almaguer of Kalamazoo, Mich; Alberto Almaguer and David Almaguer both of Dallas, Tex. and Arturo Almaguer of Grand Rapids, Mich. She is also survived by 26 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; two sisters, Antonia and Concepcion; three brothers Martine, Adolofo and Gregorio. She was preceded in death by her parents, five daughters, three sons, one grandson and one sister.

Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, March 28, 2011 from 3 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 5 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Granger. Burial will be in the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Those wishing to sign Concepcion's online memorial book may do so at


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