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Donald James "Skeeter" Prescott, 83, of Sunnyside passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.

Donald or "Skeeter" as he was known was born Nov. 22, 1928 in Ogden, Utah to Burton and Ruth (Lefgren) Prescott.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947, receiving the WWII Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal.

On April 24, 1948 Donald married Ima Jean Smith in Sunnyside.

Skeeter owned and operated "The Pub" in Sunnyside. Skeeter loved to fish, watch football and cherished spending time with friends and family.

He was also a longtime member of Sunnyside VFW.

Skeeter is survived by his children, Mike (Joyce) Prescott of Tillamook, Ore., Dave (Bev) Prescott of Yakima and Cherl (Guy) Leman of Ellensburg; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; his siblings, Ralph (Alice) Prescott of Sunnyside, Bud (Ellen) Prescott and Margie (Buster) VanBelle and Helen (Jim) McGlinchey, all of Longview, Betty England of Walla Walla, Barb Hogan of Kelso and Joyce (Larry) Armstong of Pateros.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ima Jean Prescott; one son, Wayne Prescott; his parents, Burton and Ruth Prescott; two sisters, Erma Graff and Shirley White; and one brother, Grant Prescott.

Graveside services will be held Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside. A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Sunnyside VFW.

At the family's request any memorials may be given to Lower Valley Hospice.

Those wishing to sign Donald's "Skeeter" on-line memorial book may do so at

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


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