Patsy L. Paeschke, 77, of Prosser passed away at her home on Thursday, May 2, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

Patsy was born July 12, 1935 in McCall, Idaho, the daughter of Orvis and Maxine (Bailey) Franklin. She received her education in Mabton.

On Nov. 6, 1953 she married John Theodore Paeschke in Sunnyside. For the next 10 years, the Paeschke family made their home throughout the Yakima Valley settling in Prosser in 1965.

She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Prosser, and later attended Grandview Assembly of God.

Pasty loved caring for her family in every way possible, they were her pride and joy. She loved gardening, canning, watching T.V. and going to TOPS.

She is survived by seven children, Michael (Tammy) Paeschke and Polly (Roger) Davis, all of Grandview, Paul (Wendy) Paeschke, Shirley (Tom) Cluff, Matthew Paeschke and Katy Paeschke, all of Prosser, and Jeff (Shannon) Paeschke of West Richland; 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ginger Roberts of Idaho; and two brothers, Wayne Franklin of Ohio and Don Franklin of Idaho.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; three grandchildren, James Davis, Dustin and Justin Cluff; and two brothers, Charles and Harold Franklin.

The family would like to thank Lower Valley Hospice and nurse Shelly for their care and kindness to our mother.

Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2013, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Grandview and Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 9 am until time of service at 1 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Grandview.

In Patsy's honor, memorials may be made to Lower Valley Hospice.

Those wishing to sign Patsy's on-line memorial may do so at

Smith Funeral Homes Ltd. and Crematory in Grandview is in charge of arrangements.


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