Fred Perez, 79, of Sunnyside died on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at his home.

He was born May 5, 1933 at Alamo, Texas, the son of Rumaldo and Maria (Singleterry) Perez.

On June 23, 1952 he married Eva Reyes at Toppenish.

He is survived by his wife, Eva Perez of Sunnyside; three daughters, Mary Alice Gonzalez of Sunnyside, Lydia P. Trumble of Whitstran and Lindy Cortez of Grandview; son, Reuben Perez of Oxnard, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Berta Perez of McAllen, Texas, Cristina Sanchez of Indio, Calif., and Elvira Salinas of Edinburg, Texas; one brother, Raymundo Perez of Edinburg, Texas; and numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters; and one sister-in-law.

Celebration of life will be held Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Fred and Eva's home.

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


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