Norma U. Mares, 55, of West Richland passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2012.

She was born Jan. 9, 1957 in Edinburg, Texas, the daughter of Raul and Josefina (Garza) Ureste.

On Sept. 25, 1982 she married Fred Mares Jr. in Edinburg.

She is survived by her husband, Fred Mares Jr. of West Richland; three daughters, Niki Osborn of West Pasco, Margarita "Margie" Westfall of Richland and Adrianna S. Mares of West Richland; three grandchildren and one granddaughter due in July; her mother, Josefina Garza Ureste of Edinburg; three brothers, Rogelio Ureste of Friona, Texas, Ricardo Ureste and Romeo Ureste both of Edinburg; one sister, Nora Ureste Ramirez of Edinburg; and family members in the Lower Valley.

She was preceded in death by her father, Raul Ureste Sr.; and two brothers, Estevan Ureste and Raul Ureste.

Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2012, from 4 to 8 p.m. with recitation of the Holy Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church in Richland, with burial to follow at East Prosser Cemetery.

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


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