Marina Medina, 70, of Sunnyside went home to her heavenly Father on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 to rest her tired body and be reunited with her beloved son, Pablo Medina. She was born Dec. 23, 1942 in Waco, Texas. Marina grew up in Texas and was one of many from a large family. She met Gilbert Medina in Texas. They were married 1963 and moved through the Northwest. They made their home in Brawley, Calif. for many years. They settled in Sunnyside in the early 1970's. Marina raised 12 children. She loved all of her children, Nora (Justin) Newhouse, Gilbert (Loraine) Medina of Phoenix, Ariz., Pablo Medina, Leticia Estudillo, Maribel (Dominic) Charvet, Chris Medina, Jaimie Medina, Veronica Medina, Ruby Medina, Esmeralda Medina, Robert Medina and Yolanda Medina (Caesar) of Portland, Ore. Marina loved to cook many traditional Mexican dishes. She used to cook her famous tamales, this was a long day of festivities. She really enjoyed this day of hard work and fun as she spent much of the day talking with her friends and family while preparing and cooking her delicious tamales. Our mother didn't like to make a big fuss about her-self, but she loved her family very much. Being family oriented her activities revolved around her children. In her younger years, she had a large garden and many fruit trees that she attended to. She loved to have her children sit around her and tell them traditional folk stories and talked about her past and what life was like for her in the past. Our mother also had another favorite pastime, it was playing Bingo at St. Joseph in Yakima. There she met and made many friends. She enjoyed looking for that jackpot. There were many times she hit Bingo, she made the jackpot…oh how she enjoyed this time. The family would like to take this time to thank all of our mother's friends and family. If you would like to pay your respects you can go on-line to post your fondest memories of our mother, Marina Medina. Private graveside services were held today, July 2, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside. Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in care of all arrangements.