Jane Ann Vasquez, our beloved mother, entered into rest on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland.

She was the first of 11 children born to Arturo and Aurora Vasquez in Sunnyside, where she was raised and educated.

Jane and Mario Arevalo were married in Sunnyside in 1972.

Jane graduated from Lee's Beauty School and became a licensed beautician and cosmetologist in 1982. She had worked at Thuy's Hair Artistry in Grandview for 25 years. She also graduated from Yakima Valley Community College and went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in social work from Heritage College, and earned her Master's degree in social work from Walla Walla University.

She worked as a child therapist for the Yakima Valley Farm Worker's Clinic in Grandview and Toppenish.

Jane enjoyed gardening, traveling, loved her dogs, Sparky and Emma, and her cat, Eve, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Jane is survived by her children, Melanie (Danny Moreno) Arevalo, Stacy (Danny) Zavala, Austin (Stacy Olivarez) Arevalo and Andrea (Oscar Gutierrez) Arevalo; her fiancée, Toby Aleman of Alberta, Canada; her mother, Aurora Vasquez of Sunnyside; her brothers and sisters, Silvia (Paul) De La Rosa of California, Arturo Vasquez Jr. of Sunnyside, Mary (Steve) Fisher of Moses Lake, Nelli (Bob) Muir of Yakima, Lydia (Danny) Alderman of Medical Lake, Dorie (Michael) Arralde and Jim (Martha) Vasquez, all of Seattle, Sandi (Fritz) Berggren of El Salvador and Aurora (Todd) Weddle of Prosser; eight grandchildren, Andrew Rodriguez, Amber Zavala, Alyssa Janae Rodriguez, Janae Zavala, Abby Zavala, Devin Zavala, Isabella Engel and Brielle Olivarez and one grandchild on the way; her former husband, Mario Arevalo of Sunnyside; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Arturo G. Vasquez; her brother, Rudy Vasquez; one granddaughter, Alyssa Rodriguez; her grandparents, Jose and Nicolaza Rubalcava, Julia Gonzalez and Miguel Vasquez; and a nephew, Ralph Berggren.

Visitation will be held today, Thursday, July 26, 2012, from noon to 3 p.m., at Prosser Funeral Home, with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, July 27, 2012, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial and concluding services to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside, with a luncheon to will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to be made at Bank of America into the account of Jane Vasquez.

Those wishing to sign the guest book and leave a message of condolence may do so at

Prosser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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