Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Elsie Virginia Trevino, 81, a longtime Sunnyside resident went to be in the arms of her heavenly Father on Friday, May 4, 2012.

Virginia was born March 14, 1931 in Gindale, Texas, the daughter of Theo and Emilia (Keck) Moeller.

She received her education at Blue Mountain Community College.

In 1945 Virginia married Jesus A. Trevino in Texas. Virginia was a certified nurse and was employed at Umatilla Hospital for 15 years, before moving to Sunnyside, where she worked at Hillcrest Manor for several years until retiring.

Virginia cherished time spent with her grandchildren, they enjoyed going for walks in a red wagon, teaching them to pray the Rosary. She also loved to cook, bake, crochet and take care of her garden.

Virginia had a passion for always wanting to help people in any way.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Ladies Auxiliary Guild.

Virginia is survived by nine children, Virginia Hernandez, Richard (Janis) Trevino, Carlotta (Roberto) Longoria and Fred (Noelia) Trevino, all of Grandview, Anthony (Kathy) Trevino of Seven Points, Texas, David (Brenda) Trevino of Sunnyside, Mary (John) Bates of Mabton, Helen (Enrique) Gutierrez of Yakima and Thomas Trevino of Grants Pass, Ore.; 29 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Jesus A. Trevino; two brothers; and seven sisters.

On behalf of the Trevino family we would like to express our deepest gratitude to the staff of Eagle Rehabilitation Center and to Lower Valley Hospice for providing such loving and passionate care during mom's illness. We will forever in our hearts be grateful.

Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday, May 9, 2012, from noon 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 Thursday, May 10, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

Those wishing to sign Virginia's 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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