Lucile May Bishop, 91, of Green Valley passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Lucile was born June 10, 1921 in Kearney, Neb., to John and Mary (Fisher) Kutsch. She received her early education in the Lower Valley, graduating from Grandview High School.

On Oct. 19, 1941 she married Jerry W. Bishop in Grandview.

Lucile was a wonderful homemaker and also babysat for many local families.

She enjoyed her daily Bible studies and other church related activities. She also like to knit, do crossword puzzles and usually multi-tasked by watching T.V. and listening to the radio at the same time.

She was an active member of the Sunnyside Church of God, Republican Women's Club, Green Valley Progressive Club and the Dairy Maids.

Lucile is survived by her children, Carole (Gene) Lange of Grandview, Loren (Barb) Bishop of Granite Falls and Dale (Diane) Bishop of Union Gap; grandchildren, Laura Harris, Michael Lange, Clifford Bishop and Susan Dobbs; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Clifford Kutsch of Spokane.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Kutsch; her husband, Jerry W. Bishop; and a sister, Edna (Kutsch) Flower.

Viewing and visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at 10 a.m., at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice or to Grandview Community Church of God or Oasis Community Church in Sunnyside.

Those wishing to sign Lucile's on-line memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Homes Ltd. and Crematory in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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