Violet Eloise Rogers Carman, 93, of Sunnyside died peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Sheffield Manor in Prosser with family at her beside.

She was born June 29, 1917 in Genesee, Idaho to May Case Rogers and Albert Lee Rogers..

Violet's school years were spent in Lewiston, Idaho. She received her teaching certificate from Lewiston State Normal School and taught at Thama Ferry, Idaho.

After raising her family she completed her fifth year certificate at Central Washington State College in Ellensburg. She taught school in Mabton for 14 years. Chester and Violet retired in 1980 and spent time traveling and enjoying friends and relatives.

She was a member of The Seventh Day Adventist Church for a number of years.

She is survived by sons, John of Prosser, Neil of Thompson Falls, Mont. and Tim of Carson City, Nev.; one daughter, Lynn Davison of Salem, Ore.,; her only remaining brother, Ortis of Milton-Freewater, Ore.; her brother-in-law, Jay Carman of Sunnyside; 11 grandchildren, Bob, Ernie, Bruce, Ladd, Jeff, Andy, Janelle, Alex, Travis, Anthony and Garilynn; as well as multiple great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester on Jan. 15, 1992; two sons, Vallee and Ronald; and son-in-law, Gary Davison.

Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, May 12, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, with graveside services to follow at 11 a.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Sheffield Manor, 125 N. Wamba, Prosser, WA 99350

Smith Funeral Home LTD and Crematory in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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