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2085 records found

0001William Ames - KHS Music Teacher
July 3, 1920 to July 14, 2003

Mr. Ames was a teacher at KHS from 1948 to 1973. He formed the Mad Hatters singing group in 1957 and had terrific success touring around the country. Mr. Ames was in the Navy during WWII. After his retirement from teaching, he owned and managed apartments and repaired washers and dryers.

0001Robert Bakken - KHS Teacher
Nov 29, 1904 to August 1973

0001Lester Bass - KHS English Teacher
April 15, 1917 to October 8, 1975,

Lester Bass, 58, of 3112 South Everett, died Wednesday at home. He was born in Dawson, SD and lived in the Tri-Cities since 1949. He was an English Teacher and former Librarian at Kennewick High School. He was the father of the late Michael Bass who was a pilot of an airplane that crashed January 5 near Snoqualmie Pass in which two Tri-Citians survived. He was a member of Kennewick United Methodist Church and Washington Education Association. Survivors include wife, Betty; daughter, Sarah Lightner, Kennewick; brothers, Walter Bass, Mesa, AZ, Louis Bass, Fort Collins, CO., and Lawrence Bass, Effinghem, IL.; sisters, Helen Bass, Tempe, AZ, and Mrs. Richard (Audrey) Meade, Marion, IN.; and one grand-daughter. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Mueller Funeral Home with the Reverend Rick Ocheltree officiating. Burial will be in Desert Lawn Memorial Park.
Tri-City Herald, October 9, 1975

0001Thorson H. Bennett - KHS Prinicipal
April 16, 1903 to July 1974

Kennewick High School Principal for almost two decades.

0001Parlan M Betts - KHS Teacher
Nov 1, 1917 to Nov 15, 1992

0001Vern Birdsell - KHS Metal Shop Teacher
August 27, 1924 to August 31, 2002

Mr. Birdsell joined the Kennewick School District in 1954 and was on the staff of Kennewick High School until his retirement in 1982. He received his Master's degree in Trades and Industry from Oregon State University in 1970. He taught agricultural and mathematics classes in his early career and developed a flourishing Industrial Arts metals program, teaching everything from welding, foundry, sheet metal, lathe work, small motor repair, and Assembly Mechanics for Boeing Aircraft. He is survived by his wife, Adrienne, daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Wayne Adamek, Kennewick; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Joan Birdsell, Port Orchard, WA; grandchildren, Sean Adamek and Stephanie Birdsell; sister, Jane McCormick, Pasco, brothers, Wayne Birdsell, Coeur d'Alene, ID and Max Birdsell, Sandpoint, ID; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Submitted to website by daughter, Carol Birdsell-Adamek (KHS 1970)

0001Albert S Bothell - KHS Teacher
October 16,1911 to June 18, 1988

Mr Bothell taught at KHS from 1951 thru 1952.
Submitted by his daughter, Sydne F. Bothell - Bell, class of 1952

0001Elenor Bernice Burke - KHS PE Teacher
June 15, 1927 to December 18, 2002

Mrs. Burke died of complications from Parkinson Disease. She was the Girls PE teacher for many decades. A wonderful friend to many students.
Submitted to website by daughter, Debra E Burke

0001Donald J Campbell - KHS Coach, Asst. Principal
March 13, 1927 to May 14, 2011

Donald J. Campbell passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011, in Kennewick. He was born March 13, 1927 in Great Falls, Montana to Murdo and Elizabeth Campbell, and graduated from Great Falls High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army Airborne Division from 1945 through 1947 and was stationed in Japan.

Don attended the University Of Montana on a football scholarship, and graduated from the School of Education in 1951. He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and remained a strong 'Griz' supporter throughout his life.

Don's first teaching job was in Libby, Montana where he served as the head football coach and assistant basketball coach for eight years. He moved his family to Kennewick in 1959, where he taught history and served as an assistant football coach at Kennewick High School. He attended Eastern Washington University during summer breaks, and graduated with masters in Secondary Education Administration. He then served as a counselor, athletic director, assistant principle of Kennewick High School and Curriculum Coordinator prior to his retirement. As an administrator, he also served as a board member of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association for nine years including one term as president.

As an accomplished musician with the violin and ability to play just about any instrument he picked up, he helped form the Desert Thistle Pipes and Drums and bagpipe band in 1976, a band which is still going strong thirty-five years later.

Don is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patricia of Kennewick; sons Duncan (Patricia) of Pasco; Douglas (Diane) of Kennewick; daughters Beth Anne Fowler (Woodrow) of Kennewick; Kerry Finley (Jim) of Eureka, Montana; Kristin Heflick (Scott) of Yakima, Washington; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and brothers Murdo from Helena, Montana and Ken of Fort Collins, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Tom and grandson Colin Campbell.

A mass in his memory will be held at the St. Joseph's Parish Chapel in Kennewick, Washington on Friday, May 20, 2011, at 11 a.m. with a reception/celebration of his life immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Don's name to the Inland Northwest Chapter Alzheimer's Association , P.O. Box 5072, Pasco, WA 99302.
Tri-Citiy Herald, May 17, 2011

0001Fred L. Esvelt - Superintendent of Schools
September 19, 1923 to May 12, 2004

Mr. Esvelt was the Superintendent of the Kennewick School District from 1962-1966. Mr. Esvelt then crossed the Columbia River, becoming President of Columbia Basin College, from which he retired in 1988. CBC has an art gallery named in honor of Mr. Esvelt. He will be remembered as an individual dual of integrity and courage.
Tri-City Herald, May 14, 2004

0001Donald Flagg - KHS Teacher & Coach
September 24, 1942 to February 2006

Don was an English teacher at Kennewick High School. He coached many students in Kennewick, including he head coach for the varsity boys’ basketball team, assisting the girl’s varsity basketball team, girl’s junior varsity basketball and the junior high boy’s basketball team. He encouraged all his students to excel not only as athletes but to also achieve high goals in all their daily lives. Donald touched many lives as a fine teacher and excellent coach. He will be remembered as a driving force to strive for excellence and high achievement. Donald is survived by his loving wife Cynthia Luann Flagg.
Tri-City Herald, February 14, 2006

0001Arthur E. Fuller - KHS Drama Teacher
July 12 1936 to October 14, 1990

Arthur “Art” E. Fuller, 54, of Kennewick, died Sunday at Kennewick General Hospital. Fuller was born July 12, 1936, in Alameda, CA. He moved to Kennewick in 1961 from Oregon. Art was a drama instructor at Kennewick High School from 1961 to 1985 and at Kamiakin High School from 1987 until his death. He was active in Community Theater, including the Richland Players, the Richland Light Opera Co., and Columbia Basin College Summer Theater. Fuller is survived by two daughters, Shawn and Lisa, by his sister, Marilyn Wiese. A memorial service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalistic Church, 619 West Albany Avenue, Kennewick. At his request, Fuller is to be cremated.
Tri-City Herald, October 15, 1990

0001Sally Jo Joseph - KHS English Teacher
June 4, 1938 to August 24, 2001

Ms. Joseph was a dedicated school teacher for 32 years beginning her career at Park Middle School and ending her career as the chairwoman of the English Dept at KHS She also served as Cheerleader Adviser and Senior Class Adviser.
Tri-City Herald, August 26, 2001

0001Richard King - KHS Teacher & Coach
April 22, 1934 to February 21, 2004

Mr. King taught history and psychology and coached the boys varsity basketball team from 1982-1987. He brought excitement to the game that KHS had never experienced before, including a 20-point win over Richland in 1983 that snapped an 18-year losing streak to the dreadful Bombers. Mr. King was widely known to people as an inspiring communicator, a crusader for many causes, a superb teacher, a wonderful coach, and a devoted husband and father. He also created several non-profit organizations. One in particular was DADS (Dad's Against Drugs in Sports) which he started after his son, Jeff, died in an alcohol related car accident. He had his own personal crusade to make a positive difference in his student's lives, and he succeeded mightily.
Tri-City Herald, February 29, 2004

0001Glenn Kranc - KHS Assistant Principal
Glenn Kranc went Will Rogers one better. The famed humorist insisted he never met a man he didn’t like. Whether that applied to Kranc isn’t known. What has been pretty well established, however, is Kranc never encountered a person whose name he didn’t remember. Maybe that’s why Kranc, who died of a heart attack last week at 58, had so many friends.
Along with a great sense of humor, he had a positive outlook on life. There were a number of people, for example, who thought when Kamiakin opened up he should have been named the principal. Kranc had served as Vice-Principal and varsity baseball coach at Kennewick for eight years and was well qualified. Instead, he became a Vice Principal at Kamiakin and helped open the new school in 1970. Three years later, just as he knew it would, his opportunity came along and he became the Principal at Pasco. “Glenn was tough but fair,” says Charlie Mattair of Kennewick, an old friend. “The big thing with Glenn was he was a people man. He lover people and was great working with them. He would just naturally take charge.” Kranc did an outstanding job at Pasco until retiring in 1983. Certainly, he did things his way. More important, however, was that his was the right way. He’ll be missed
Hec Hancock article in the Tri-City Herald

0001Elwood Ledford - KHS Math Teacher & Coach
April 23, 1937 to January 19, 1995

Mr. Ledford died in Los Banos, CA where he lost his battle with cancer. He taught geometry and general math at KHS from 1979 to 1989 and he coached the boys Varsity basketball teams in 1979 and 1980. In 1990, he took a teaching position in California. He was an avid waterfowl hunter and very accomplished Steelhead and Salmon fisherman. Mr. Ledford spent most of his summer vacation steelhead fishing at Ringold and he was always the best angler on the river. He also taught many of his students how to fish and hunt. He enjoyed working with kids before, during, and after school and was an all around great guy.
Submitted to website by John Harrison (KHS 1988)

0001Wayne Mack
August 9, 1918 to August 3, 2009

Wayne Mack, former Kennewick High teacher, died Monday, August 3rd, at his home in Pasco. He would have been 91 on August 9th.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Jane; son Richard (Margo) Mack of La Grande, OR; daughters Rosemary (Tom) Griffin of Gresham, OR, Rebecca Huesties of Ariel, WA, Ruthellen (Jeff) Dunlap of Arial, WA, Rozanne (Kevin) Crockford of Battleground, WA; and stepson Randy (Patty) Clark of West Richland, WA.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Ayee and the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice for their loving care.

A Memorial service will be held for family and friends at a later date.
Tri-City Herald, August 8, 2001

0001Charles F. Mattair - KHS History Teacher & Coach
October 16, 1919 to September 23, 2004

Mr. Mattair was a history teacher, football coach and baseball coach at KHS from 1958 until he retired in 1982. He was a WWII and Korean War veteran. A memorial service was held on Saturday, October 2, 2004 at the First Presbyterian Church in Kennewick.
Submitted by Julie Mattair Dowle (KHS 1967)

0001John McMahon - KHS Social Sciences/Gov
John McMahon, 82, of Kennewick, died Feb. 2 in Kennewick.

He was born in Bozeman, Mont., and lived more than 20 years in Kennewick.

He was a retired school teacher at Kennewick High, teaching social sciences, civics and government for more than 20 years.

The Neptune Society is in charge of arrangements
Tri-City Herald Death Notice, February 3, 2011

0001Laurene Dee Mineke - KHS English Teacher
Taught English at KHS in 1963. There will be a celebration of Laurene’s happy and adventurous life on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Clover Island Yacht Club. All members, family, and friends are invited. Food and refreshments will be served.

0001Donald Minnich
Don Minnich was born 11/20/1930 in Sunnyside, WA graduating from high school in 1949. Attending Eastern Washington University, he graduated with a B.A. in Economics and Education, starting his teaching career in Kennewick in 1955. He was a beloved teacher and coach of basketball and football while attaining his Master’s in Education, then becoming the Vice Principal at Kennewick High School in 1966.

In 1968 he was hired as Dean of Student Services at Walla Walla Community college and married Patricia Smith in 1974. He was extremely active in community with committees, volunteer work, and his love of family, golf, sports, travel and fishing.

Don is survived by sons Michael (Debbie) and Dough (Claudia) Minnich, daughter Michel (David) Smith, 12 adult grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Minnich.

Published in Tri-City Herald on July 16, 2015

0001Frank Naccarato - Jr. High Teacher and School Board
March 3, 1921 to September 18, 2008

Frank A. Naccarato, 87, peacefully joined God on September 18 surrounded by his loved ones. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Born March 3, 1921, in Priest River, Idaho, he was the youngest of fifteen children born to Angelo and Maria Theresa Naccarato, Italian immigrants, who homesteaded to this great country.
He served four years in the Army Air Corps during WWII and married Sanda Appa, his sweetheart, on March 27, 1945, the same year he was honorably discharged. He went on to receive his B.A. and Master's degrees from Gonzaga University and moved his family to Kennewick, WA, in 1948 to teach at Kennewick Junior High. He then became a Boys Counselor, and later, an Assistant Principal at Park Junior High. After retiring, Frank served one term on the Kennewick School Board. For being a man of few words, Frank had a huge impact on his students' lives and valued the many friendships he made over the years.
He will be missed by his wife of 63 years, Sanda; daughter Sherri and her husband Richard Jones; son Mike and his wife Cheryl Naccarato; son Steve and his wife Annabel Naccarato; son Scott and his wife Julie Naccarato; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren
Services will be held Wednesday, September 24, 2008, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kennewick. Viewing is at 9 a.m. in the church. Rosary is at 10 a.m., with funeral Mass following at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Desert Lawn Memorial Park at 10th and Union immediately after the Mass. A reception will be held at St. Joseph's Dillon Hall following burial.
Tri-City Herald, September 22, 2008

0001Wayne N. Nevius - KHS Teacher & Assistant Principal
October 20, 1915 to February 12, 1990

Wayne N. Nevius, 74, died at Kadlec Medical Center February 12, 1990. He was born October 20, 1915, in Huntington, Indiana, to James and Arcena Nevius. He married Geneva Ott on November 1943. He served with the Air Force as a Photo Interpreter during WWII. He was a graduate of Ball State University and Indiana University. He came to Kennewick in the fall of 1947 to teach English and coach basketball. He later coached tennis. He was principal at Park Junior High for 17 years after serving two years as assistant principal at Kennewick High School. He retired in 1973. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Retired Teacher Association, a past member of Phi Delta Kappa, and various other education organizations. He is survived by his wife, Genneva; sons, John and wife Linell and Joe and wife Karen; 4 grandchildren, brothers, Robert, George and Arnold; sisters, Erma Graham, Pauline Hafenbrock, and Mariam Lancaster. Memorial services will be held Friday, February 16, 1990 at Mueller’s Chapel of the Falls at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will follow at a later date.
Tri-City Herald, February 14, 1990

0001Donald Barton Paul - KHS Band Teacher
May 12, 1931 to April 16, 2011

Donald Barton Paul was born to Galerd and Verna Paul on May 12, 1931, in Grand Forks, ND. He passed away at age 79 on April 16, 2011, in Kennewick, WA.

He attended schools in Grand Forks, ND, and earned his B.A. Degree at U.N.D. and his Master's Degree in Music at the U. of Minn.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-55 as a musician and a member of the rifle team. Upon honorable discharge, Don began his career as a music educator. He taught in Havre, MT; Fisher, MN; Big Sandy, MT; Kennewick High School and Columbia Basin College. His career spanned 30-plus years.

While at Kennewick High School, his performance groups received many superior ratings. At Columbia Basin College, he founded and directed the Columbia Basin Community Band and the Jazz Unlimited Festival. He served as an adjudicator and guest conductor throughout the Pacific Northwest.

In 2008, he was inducted into the Washington Music Educator's Association Hall of Fame. He also was one of the founders of the MidColumbia Brass Quintet.

He enjoyed his participation in the Richland Players, Richland Light Opera Co., and the Mid-Columbia Symphony.

Don's photography was a reflection of his love for nature, travel and time spent at Pine Lake, MN, and the family cabin at Lake Cle Elum, WA

Don was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by Jan, his loving wife of 54 years; his son, Chris (Valerie); grandson Liam; son Mike (Lori). His sons and grandsons were a constant source of pride to him.

Don is also survived by his brothers, Dick (Susan); sisters, Sharon (Bill) DeLannoy, Pat (Bill) Budge; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Don was a mentor to his students, a motivator to his fellow musicians, always compassionate, thoughtful and living to his family and friends.

A short Vesper Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Kennewick First Lutheran Church on Saturday, April 30. A 'Celebration of Life' will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at Einan's Memories at Sunset Event Center, 915 bypass highway, Richland, WA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Columbia Basin College Instrumental Program.
Tri-City Herald, April 20, 2011

0001Norma Petermann - KHS PE Teacher
June 11, 1926 to December 12, 2012

Norma Elaine Martell Petermann, 86, entered heaven on 12-12-12. Norma was born June 11, 1926 in Worcester, MA to Arthur Charles and Ellen Caroline Martell. Norma's maternal grandparents were Fred and Mathilda Danielson, both born in Sweden. Norma's paternal grandparents came from Canada. Arthur and Ellen Martell raised Norma and her two sisters in Sutton, MA.

Norma graduated from Sutton H.S. in 1944 and from Sargent College of Women's Physical Education, Boston University in 1948. She majored in dance. Norma met her future husband, Nelse W. Petermann, when he was attending Harvard University Law School.

Nelse and Norma were married in his hometown Meeteese, WY on September 29, 1948. Their daughters, Patricia and Pamela were born in Cody, WY. Nelse Jr., Martell, and Daniel were born in Powell, WY where Nelse Sr. farmed and ranched for 10 years and Norma had her own dance studio. In 1956, Nelse drew a homestead in Kennewick, WA. They moved their family to New Game Farm Road south of the fairgrounds to prove up on the land.

Paula was born in Kennewick. All six of the Petermann children graduated from Kennewick High School. Norma taught school in Kennewick for 28 years. She especially enjoyed teaching P.E. and dance at Kennewick High School where she coached Dance Troupe. Norma retired in 1991. In her retirement, Norma enjoyed going to church at Desert Springs Covenant Church, Bible study, and watercolor painting.

In total, Norma is survived by 6 children, 10 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Her husband, Nelse Petermann preceded her in death March 10, 2008.

A memorial service will be held Saturday December 29 at 2 p.m. at Desert Springs Covenant Church 9915 W. Argent St. Pasco, WA.
Tri-City Herald, December 24, 2012

0001Laurel Piippo - KHS English Teacher
One of the Tri-Cities’ beloved, opinionated and cantankerous characters has died at the age of 87.
Laurel Piippo, a longtime Richland resident, died of natural causes Aug. 26 at Hawthorne Court in Kennewick, just weeks shy of her birthday, according to the Neptune Society of Spokane.

She didn’t want a big fuss made about her death. She asked her family not to run an obituary or plan a funeral, according to her friends.

And she held her own pre-funeral event, her “awake wake,” in 2012 just before her 85th birthday, with hundreds of friends and family traveling from across the U.S. to attend.

In her own words, she was a “world traveler, mother, grandmother, teacher, travel agent, three-time cancer survivor, perennial student of life and humanity.”

She retired in 1982 as an English teacher from Kennewick High School after 20 years and taught in various other places in the decades before that. And it’s clear the influence she had on many young lives from those days, judging by the number of people who sought her out over the years, said her longtime friend Martha Swedlund of Richland.

The feisty Piippo took it upon herself over the years to proofread the Tri-City Herald, make corrections and send them to the editor and publisher, according to a Herald editorial from 2012. She also was a relentless letter to the editor writer.

“She was very civic-minded, and that’s partly where she got inspiration for letters to the editor. I was with her a number of times when strangers would say, ‘Oh, you’re Laurel Piippo? I love your letters to editor.’ She had a big influence that way,” Swedlund said.

Piippo started the 500 Club in 2012, challenging her friends to donate $500 for a future performing arts center.

“She was so concerned with the future of the performing arts center. That’s one big place that’s had her heart. She could get so furious about things, but she’s very, very sensitive and generous,” Swedlund said.

Allison Stormo, of Troy, Idaho, used to live down the street from Piippo in Richland, and their friendship quickly grew into something more.

“Laurel quickly filled the role of grandmother for me, except with a mischievous twist. We spent many hours sipping wine while gossiping and talking through life’s hurdles. She was no stranger to giving me pointed advice, yet just as eagerly celebrated with me as I discovered marriage and motherhood. I am a better person for having had her in my inner circle,” Stormo said.

Leona Hassing of Pasco knew Piippo for about 20 years. Both are members of the Benton County Democrats and Richland Kiwanis Club.
“She was a wonderful person. She was one of a kind. She was eccentric. She fought for her beliefs. She worked hard for the good of humanity,” Hassing said.

Grandson Scott Piippo of Pasco said she influenced many people over the years.

“I think it would be hard to find somebody who has had a greater impact on our community from the time they arrived here in early 1950s until last Thursday. Her and my grandpa kind of excelled in their fields at a level that few people achieve, especially young people as a teachers,” said Scott Piippo, who teaches at Richland High.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Toivo, who was instrumental in developing the basketball skills of many players in the 30 years he coached at Chief Joseph Middle School in Richland. She is survived by two sons, Steve and Robert, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Published in the Tri-City Herald on August 27 2015

0001Marguerite Randolph - KHS Teacher
Oct 26, 1901 to April 1995

0001Howard L. Roth - KHS Teacher
January 3, 1918 to February 11, 2004

Mr. Roth joined the KHS faculty in 1963, where he taught History and Physical Education classes and coached numerous sports until his retirement. Mr. Roth had the opportunity to play professional football after graduating from college; instead, he joined the Army and served his country in WWII.
Tri-City Herald, February 18, 2004

0001Jacob Schell - KHS Teacher & Coach
March 3, 1918 to November 27, 2009

Jacob Joseph Schell, 91, of Ocean Park, Washington, died November 27, 2009, at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born in Rupert, Idaho. In 1941, he volunteered for the Army Air Corps and became a B-17 pilot. He was sent to North Africa where he eventually flew 50 missions. He retired from the service as a major. He taught U.S. history, psychology, and was a football and wrestling coach.
He is survived by wife Nelda of 43 years, 4 children, 2 sisters, 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
He was buried at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.

0001Bob Space - KHS Teacher
May 20, 1929 to November 15, 2009

Robert “Bob” G. Space, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, departed this earthly life on November 15, 2009 at the age of 80. He lived in Kennewick for the last 52 years with his wife Gloria.

Bob was born in Kooskia, Idaho on May 20th, 1929 to George C. Space & Hazel Space. As a young boy he lived in Weippe, Idaho where he and his brother, John Space, helped his parents run the family farm. They had no electricity or indoor plumbing while growing up. On the farm he helped tend to 100 herd of cattle. This lifestyle helped Bob to be the hardworking and practical man we all love. As a young man, Bob worked in the logging camps during the summers.

After graduating from Northern Idaho College of Education with a BA in 1951, Bob was drafted into the U.S. Army where he honorably served on active duty. He let for the Korean War at the age of 21, where he was stationed for a year. He was part of the 2nd Infantry Division, 38th Field Artillery Battalion. When Bob returned after the war, he worked in the woods and enjoyed traveling.

Bob drove to Mexico City in 1954 and met his beautiful senorita, Gloria Gonzalez. Bob & Gloria married in Mexico City on July 3, 1957 after two years of long distance romance and letter writing. Bob & Gloria began their lives in Kennewick while he taught math at Kennewick High School. He impacted the lives of many students while he taught for 30 years. Whenever Bob went out into the community, he always encountered former students that he truly enjoyed seeing again.

Bob had many interests but what he said was most important to him was his family and friends. Bob loved to travel with Gloria and his four kids. They drove to places such as Mexico City, Disneyland, national parks and spent many summers at their family ranch in Bayview, Idaho. As Bob & Gloria began having grandchildren, they enjoyed meeting their kids and grandkids for a camp out each summer. He also had a passion for falling trees, chopping wood and heating his house with firewood. He snow skied with friends and family until he was 77 years old. Bob always loved to make people laugh and had jokes to share with everyone.

Bob is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gloria G. Space; his children Diana Sires (Glenn); Hilda Chavallo (Manuel); David Space (Raelyn); and Sandra Sexton (Craig). His grandchildren Peter Todish, Erica Johnson (Dan), Mark Todish (Nicky), Alexis Chavallo, Austin Chavallo, Christopher Space, Victoria Space, Evan Sexton, Nathan Sexton & Audrey Sexton; his great-granddaughter Rihanna Johnson; and his brother John Space (Lois).

A graveside service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, November 21, 2009, 11:00am, at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick. After the service please join the family for refreshments downstairs in the hospitality room at Mueller’s Tri-Cities Funeral Home.
Tri-City Herald, November 18, 2009

0001Florence Starkebaum
May 19, 1914 to January 2, 2008

Florence Amelia (Wilshire) Starkebaum, 94, retired teacher and community volunteer, died peacefully at her home in Kennewick on January 2. She was kind and generous and a friend to everyone she knew.

Florence was born to Edith and James Wilshire in Rifle, Colorado on May 19, 1914. She met Norman "Starkie" Starkebaum while in college. They were married in Haxtun, Colorado, December 24, 1940.

In 1953, Florence and Norman built a new house in Kennewick on 20 acres they had developed. Florence taught home economics at Kennewick High School with her colleague, the late Kay Birchmier, from 1957 to 1977. Florence loved teaching. After she retired, she helped establish the Food Education and Service Training (FEAST) program in the Tri-Cities. It continues as the Culinary Arts Program at Tri-Tech.

Norman died in 1988. In 1994, Florence moved to the retirement community Canyon Lakes. With her many friends, she continued making crafts for Holly Daze Bazaar for the Kennewick Methodist Church, and for Safe Harbor, an emergency nursery for babies and children with families in crisis, or suffering abuse or neglect.

She is survived by her children, Jean (and Peter) Colley and Gordon (and Mary) Starkebaum, all of Seattle, and Warren (and Karen Young) Starkebaum, Plymouth MN; her grandchildren, Elaine, Paul, David, Martin, Peter, and Doug; her two "grand dogs;" and her friends around the world.

A memorial service will be held at the Kennewick First United Methodist Church at 1 p.m., Saturday, February 21. Donations in her memory may be made to Safe Harbor Crisis Nursery, 1111 Grant Place, Kennewick, WA 99336 or to United Methodist Women, 2 S. Dayton St., Kennewick, WA 99336.
Tri-City Herald, January 18, 2008

0001Harold Stringer - KHS Geometry Teacher
November 14, 1905 to March 15, 1990

Taught geometry at KHS. Fondly called Captain Regnirts. Well known for his physical demonstrations.

0001James R. Swanger - KHS Math Teacher
May 27, 1935 to January 4, 1998

Mr. Swanger taught math and computers from 1967 until his retirement in 1990. He also coached numerous sports including basketball, cross-country and swimming. He enjoyed snow skiing, fishing, boating, swimming, golfing, and bicycling.
Tri-City Herald, January 1998

0001Orval Theisen - KHS Teacher
January 14, 1916 to August 7, 2007

Orval graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in Science and Education. He was also a proud Veteran of World War II, where he fought bravely in the European Theatre. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Bravery in Action. 1953 he taught Driver's Ed and in 1954 he taught Biology to Kennewick High School students. He taught at North Central High School in Spokane for over 30 years.
Spokesman Review, August 8, 2007

0001Ed Troxel - KHS Teacher & Coach
November 20, 1925 to January 22, 2001

Coach Troxel came to Kennewick High in 1978. In the 13 years he was Head Coach of the Lions Football Team, they went to the playoffs 10 times. Coach always remembered your name, had a smile and a "Hey, how you doin'" for everyone. --
"FOR COACH" By Ken Muhlbeier and Kevin O'Neil. "I know the Good Lord must have smiled when he made this man, who takes you right into his heart as he shakes your hand. The kind of man you call your friend and hope he does the same, we call him Coach, but what he taught was more than just a game. On August days and Friday nights, He forged a winner's pride, and taught us that our victories come from what we have inside. A legacy of brothers, we hold our heads up high. United by his will to win, He touched our very lives. And those of us with Lions' hearts, know where it all began. Disciples of the Coach become a tribute to the man. Though he never asked us, for one thing in return, we will do our best to honor him, and pass on what we have learned. So thanks for all the things you have given us for loving us as if we were sons. A Leader, a Hero, a Warrior. Hey, Coach, You're Number One".
Tri-City Herald, January 2001

0001Wayne Yager - KHS Teacher & Principal
January 1, 1921 to October 1972

Wayne Yager, for 25 years, was long identified with Kennewick High School. He started in 1948 as a Social Studies teacher, was coach of the baseball team in 1949 and was the principal from 1967 until his death in 1972.

0001Willis Zenk - KHS Teacher
May 13, 1916 - Sept 25, 1998

1908Mary Frances (Fannie) Smith
February 12, 1945
Submitted to website

1912Emil Behrman
January 31, 1896 to September 23, 1973
Submitted to website

1914Royal Edmund Carpenter
September 20, 1894 to October 1980.

Born Spokane, WA. Inducted into Army at New Port, WA June 28, 1918. Settled in Jefferson, WA

1914Martin Garber
1894 to October 8, 1981

Born Rardan, WA, served in the Army during WWI; trained at Ft. Lawton, WA; dischared July 22, 1919

1915Walter Ray Hessler
December 24, 1895 to April 1966

Born in Rockford, Michigan. Inducted into Army August 26, 1918. Discharded February 20,1919. Died Yakima, WA April 1966

1915Arthur C Simsen
August 21,1895 to April 16, 1970

Born Chilton, Wisconsin, died while residing Kennewick, WA

1916Orin Beinhart
June 13, 2001
Submitted to website

1916Charles "Charley" Sonderman
February 17, 1896 to December 1986

Born in Kennewick, WA; served overseas with the National Guard from December 24, 1917 to June 15, 1919. Moved to Bremerton, WA

1917James Judson Reed
August 20, 1899 to July 2, 1995

James was born in Sutherland, Washington. Inducted into Army October 3, 1918. Died July 2, 1995, Santa Barbara, CA

1919Lylan Norene Halliday - Fisher
January 7, 1942
Submitted to website

1920T Russell Day
November 14, 1945
The Dalles, OR
Submitted to website

1920W Russell Elliott
1902 to October 1995

W. Russell Elliott, Class of 1920, Member of early Kennewick family. Born in 1902, Deceased October 1995.
Submitted by Audrey Waddell, Class of 1951

1920Margaret M Sands
October 25
Submitted to website

1921Blanche Dickinson - Pratt
September 21, 1903 to March 13, 2003

Blanche and her husband Joseph were active in many community services and affairs. They established the Inter-City bus line and Mrs. Pratt drove the bus 1942-1943. She was active in various clubs and was Kennewick's first Woman of Achievement in 1948. She was also co-founder and first president of the East Benton County Historical Society/East Benton County Museum. Blanche also served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1960. She is survived by two of her 3 children, 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Tri-City Herald March 16, 2003

1921Howard Gray
October 25, 1920
Submitted to website

1923Olga Christiansen - Ash - Keller
January 3, 1904 to January 1, 2006

Olga passed away peacefully January 1, 2006, 2 days before her 102nd birthday at her daughter's home in Kennewick, WA. She was the third of five children born to Danish immigrants Thomas Christian Christensen and Anna Christine Jorgusen in Wentworth, South Dakota on January 3, 1904. Her family came to Kennewick from South Dakota in 1907.
She graduated from Kennewick High School in June 1923.
On November 19, 1923 Olga married Lambert Keller.
Olga is survived by a son, Glenn Keller of Kennewick; two daughters, Vivian Long, husband John of Shelton, WA and Lucile Allen, husband Ken, of Kennewick; daughter-in-law Donna Keller of Kennewick.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 6 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 829 South Buntin Street, Kennewick, WA followed by internment at Desert Lawn Memorial Park.
Tri-City Herald January 5, 2006

1923Lillian Mata - Malchow - Morin
June 3, 1906 to May 4, 2003
Submitted to website

1924Margaret Appenzellar - Shaughnessy
April 14, 1906 to January 4, 2003
Submitted to website

1924Thelma Boyer - Higley - Campbell
Submitted to website

1924Gilbert Clodfelter
April 1, 1906 to November 25, 1998
Submitted to website

1924Donald Cresswell
January 4, 1905 to August 20, 1968
Submitted to website

1924Urban Koehlker
April 20, 1905 to February 1978
Submitted to website

1924Francis Mills
March 1937
Submitted to website by sister, Marjorie Mills-Kurth (KHS 1937)

1925Burns Brown
September 1907 to 1971

Served in the Navy during WWII
Submitted to website by Thomas Brown (1971)

1925Carl Elliott
February 12, 1905 to October 20, 1999
Submitted to website

1925Glen Felton
November 28, 1906 to November 1975
Submitted to website

1925Marie Lande - Combelic
July 5, 1907 to March 16, 2005
Submitted to website

1925John Neuman
January 29, 1906 to April 15, 2005

John passed away at the age of 99 on April 15, 2005 at the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House.
Submitted by daughter Nancy Neuman-Wogman (1967)

1925Ruth Smith - Wilson
March 28, 1907 to May 30, 2004

Ruth passed away quietly in a care center in Anacortes, WA with very caring people around her.
Submitted to website by niece, Marcia Berg

1926Elna Beste - Harkenrider
November 21, 1907 to April 1985
Submitted to website

1926Everett Crouse
Submitted to website

1926Kenneth Kadow
February 11, 1908 to February 17, 1998

1926Glenna Kinkaid - Larkin - Taylor
April 10, 1909 to May 29, 2003

Glenna was a teacher for 43 years; also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was "Kennewick Woman of the Year" in 1957 and volunteered for more that 25 years with the Tri-City Chaplaincy and the local Red Cross Blood Bank.
Tri-City Herald July 11, 2003

1926Kenneth Serier
June 11, 1909 to March 5, 1984
Submitted to website

1926John Soth
May 17, 1908 to January 1984

1926Gene Spaulding
June 16, 1908 to April 19, 1999
Submitted to website

1927Harold V Christensen
February 12, 1908 to January 21, 1989
Submitted to website

1927Esther Moulton - Knowles
1909 to April 15, 1980
Submitted to website

1927Rudolph Richter
September 22, 1908 to March 1982
Submitted to website

1927Lawrence Scott
December 1, 1906 to July 15, 1990
Submitted to website

1928Arthur Carpenter
May 2, 1910 to January 7, 2003
Submitted to website

1928Esther Dickinson - Beinhart
December 19, 1910 to December 16, 1992
Submitted to website

1928Ora Mae Lyons - Edwards
March 3, 1910 to September 15, 2012

Ora May Edwards died in Kennewick, September 15, 2012, at age 102. She was born March 3, 1910, in Spokane, WA, to Frank and Mary Lyons. Older sister Vera Maude Rasmusen and younger brother Guy Lyons preceded as did her husband, Cecil (2008), who she married in 1943.

She is survived by three children: Cecil Jr. "Chick" Edwards (wife Marsha) of Kennewick, Judie Hartley (husband John) of Clarkston, WA and Ken Edwards (Lori Ehlis) of Kennewick; also Walter Edwards (wife Gerry) and sister-in-law Joyce Edwards of Kennewick. Additionally, grandchildren Amber Hanley-Nelson (husband Craig) and KJ Hanley (wife Brooke) and great-grandsons Tanner Nelson and Wes Hanley, all of Spokane, along with seven nieces and nephews, share her loss. Our heartfelt appreciation to her special friend and niece, Donna Gose, of Kennewick, for her selfless help and watchful eyes over these most recent years.

Shortly after Ora May's birth in 1910, the Lyons family of four relocated from Spokane to Finley. With the railroad establishing its divisional center in Pasco, the area was growing strong. The then current slogan was, "Keep your eye on Pasco, but watch Kennewick grow!" Her father bought ten sagebrush-covered acres, hand-dug a well and built a 14'x28' foot shelter (392 sq. ft.) for the family. Four years later they had 1,500 laying hens, a large barn for ten milk cows, calves, pigs, a new stable for six horses and lots of chores to do.

She attended Finley Elementary and grades 9-12 at Kennewick High School. The Finley school wasn't accredited so her father paid $1.25/ month for the privilege of sending her to KHS, an "out of town" school. Her first vehicle was one horsepower with four legs. Mornings she would ride a couple of miles to the school bus stop and the horse would return home on its own. "I could never train that horse to come in the afternoon and pick me up," she would say.

In 1928, Ora May attended college at Cheney Normal in Cheney, WA, majoring in chemistry and home economics. She held various jobs to put herself through school. She worked in Yakima as a "domestic", a clerk at Penny's, waitress at the Yakima Hotel, and the soda fountain at The Yakima Drug Store. Her first two years of teaching were at Riverview, in the Horse Heaven Hills near Kennewick, in a one-room school with grades K-8. And, she was required to live in the schoolhouse. That was 1930. She taught another 60 years, full time and substituting, until 1990, when she retired at age 80. "Another very sad day," she would write, "but I still try to be useful in some way to the human race".

Ora May always had two "homes", the one shared with her family; the other was her classroom, it was her domain. Educating and helping students was her passion. After retiring in 1990, she increased her volunteering activities. She had already been volunteering at the Kennewick Food Bank since it opened in 1982 and was instrumental in securing its current location, on Deschutes Avenue, in 1997. She has also served as Vice President of Tri-Cities Food Bank. In 2010, just prior to her 100th birthday, she fell while volunteering at the Kennewick Food Bank. The fall not only broke her hip but ended her days of volunteering. Yet, her spirit remained ever so much intact.

She belonged to Rebekahs, volunteered at Old Time Fiddlers and logged 13,000 volunteer hours at Kennewick General Hospital. In 2004 she received the President's Call to Service Award from President Bush in recognition of her volunteer and community service work. She leaves behind many friends, fellow KGH and food bank volunteers, fellow teachers, past students and their children, many whom she taught as well. She worked hard, played very little and enjoyed it all. She shunned attention and sought no recognition, if not a formally religious person, she lived such tenets in exemplary fashion.

Her appreciation of music and dance made The Lawrence Welk Show one of her favorite TV shows from its inception in the mid-1950s, through numerous years of reruns, until the end of her life. She would muse, "I keep getting older but they just stay the same age". As the last stanza of Welk show signoff song goes, "And now 'til we meet again; adios, au revoir, auf wiedersehen. Good night!"
Tri-City Herald, September 25, 2012

1928Verdella Mueller - McCaw
November 13, 1991
Submitted to website

1929Walter Knowles
September 19, 1910 to January 1987
Submitted to website

1929Lillian Mills - Littley
August 2, 1973
Submitted by sister, Marjorie Mills-Kurth (KHS 1934)

1929Florence Norris - Owens - Horton
October 25, 1910 to February 28, 2006
Submitted by daughter Gail Owens

1929Odile Shepard - Duffy
November 24, 1911 to February 18, 2005
Submitted to website

1930Thomas Brown
June 12, 1912 to July 26, 1961

Thomas served in the Army Air Corps and the United States Air Force. He was the director of training at Langley Air Force Base when he was struck by lightening and died on July 26, 1961.
Submitted by nephew, Thomas A. Brown, class of 1971

1930Herbert Crawford
April 13, 1974
Submitted to website

1930William Frazier
November 17, 1954
Submitted to website

1930Ethel Goodnight - Records
Submitted to website

1930George Henke
Submitted to website

1930Bonnie Hillier - Henson
Submitted to website

1930Marjorie Johnson - Beamer
Submitted to website

1930Lester Larson
Submitted to website

1930Edith V Liebel - Smith
December 12, 1911 to November 27, 2002
Submitted to website

1930O C Lincoln
May 22, 1912 to December 16, 2001
Submitted to website

1930Ruth Mueller - McClellan
July 26, 1912 to July 11, 1991
Submitted to website

1930Harold Nelson
November 28, 1944
Submitted to website

1930Wilson Preston
Submitted to website

1930Alvin Vinson
January 6, 1913 to September 22, 1975

1931Forrest Allison
Submitted to website

1931Lynn Brown
Submitted to website

1931Coral Campbell
Submitted to website

1931Johanna Christensen - Austin - Colby
December 10, 1912 to September 23, 2006

On December 10, 1912, on their homestead in Badger Canyon, Johanna was born to Danish immigrant parents, Barbara and Christian Christensen.
After graduating from Kennewick High, she married Pascoite George Austin, Jr. in 1931. In 1961 she was widowed.
When she married Art Colby in 1972, her family grew. She was widowed once again in 1998.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 520 S. Garfield in Kennewick. With burial to follow at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, corner of 10th Ave and Union.
Tri-City Herald September 26, 2006

1931Evelyn Edwards
Submitted to website

1931Gilbert Edwards
Submitted to website

1931Ida Faulds
November 10, 2002
Submitted to website

1931Gerald Giard
September 11, 1914 to May 19, 1995
Submitted to website

1931Lucile Heberlein
Submitted to website

1931Ward E Meyer
1913 to March 26, 1940
Submitted to website

1931Janetta Misner
Submitted to website

1931Boyd Rupp
Submitted to website

1931Arthur Schuster
October 17, 1912 to November 8, 2005
Submitted to website

1931Frieda Struve - Gerards
Submitted to website

1931Vina Marie Terril - Hudson
July 22, 1913 to March 7, 2005
Submitted to website

1931Donald Visger
April 2, 1910 to June 4, 1991
Submitted to website

1932Olinda Doering - Ottmar
October 22, 1913 to November 27, 2004
Submitted to website

1932Dorothy Duffy - Vibber
April 22, 1913 to September 2, 1959
Submitted to website

1932Lester W Foraker
April 15, 1913 to May 3, 1995
Submitted to website

1932Leslie Gilbert
May 10, 1912 to November 19, 1993
Submitted to website

1932Guy Lyons
October 9, 1914 to March 1986
Submitted to website

1932Anthony McFadden
November 16, 1913 to August 9, 2002
Submitted to website

1932Ward Rupp
November 10, 1912 to May 1980
Submitted to website

1932Roy Silliman
August 16, 1915 to September 1965
Submitted to website

1932Rosina (Rose) Struve - Hue
December 7, 1914 to July 30, 2005
Submitted to website

1933Jean Elizabeth Arnold - Bowen
September 13, 1915 to February 27, 2005

Jean Elizabeth Arnold-Bowen passed away on Sunday, February 27, 2005 in Prineville, Oregon. She was 89 years old. No services will be held. Jean was born on September 13, 1915 to Frederick and Elizabeth Arnold in Kennewick, WA. She married Harry M. Bowen on June 1, 1941 in Dayton, OH. She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1933 and from Eastern College of Education in Cheney, WA in 1938. On June 1, 1941 she married Harry M. Bowen in Dayton, Ohio.
Survivors include her daughter, Carol Carpenter of Prineville, OR, sons Richard Bowen of El Cajon, CA and David Bowen of Monrovia, CA.
Tri-City Herald March 1, 2005

1933Ruth Boutelle - Blair
July 4, 1913 to March 17, 2003

Ruth married David Blair on May 6, 1935 in Pasco and they made their home on a wheat farm south of Kahlotus. At the time of David's death in 1988, they had been married 53 years. Ruth continued to live on the farm until 2001. She was a member of various clubs and will be missed by her large family.
Tri-City Herald March 19, 2003

1933Robert Brown
March 16, 1915 to June 1979
Submitted by son, Thomas A. Brown (class of 1971)

1933Arthur Edwin Glasow
July 13, 1914 to June 15, 2006
Submitted to website

1933Anna Irene Heberlein - Safford
September 20, 1915 to April 10, 2005
Submitted to website

1933Dorothy Heimclich - Cockle
December 9, 1913 to January 27, 2003

Dorothy worked at Hanford as a Lab Technician for more than 30 years. Upon retirement, she took a six-week trip around the world. She also served as a volunteer at Kadlec Medical Center.
Tri-City Herald January 2003

1933Albert Knight
Submitted to website

1933Amon Mueller
June 30, 1914 to April 11, 1998
Submitted to website

1933Shirley Simmelink
Submitted to website

1933Ernest Story
Killed In Active Duty
Submitted to website

1933Robert E Tweedt
October 17, 1915 to February 26, 2007

Robert graduated from Kennewick High School in 1933. He had farmed for many years in the Finley area and was former chief of the volunteer Benton County Fire Protection District in Finley. He also served on the board of the Columbia Irrigation District and later, the Kennewick Irrigation District. Robert was a lifelong member of Kennewick First Lutheran Church.
Memorial Service will be Saturday, March 3, 2007, at 10:30 a.m., at Kennewick First Lutheran Church, 418 North Yelm in Kennewick.

1934Jack Adams
Submitted to website

1934Alice Altrogge - Rupp
April 3, 1916 to January 20, 2007

Alice was born to William and Christina Altrogge on April 3, 1916, in Walla Walla, WA, and passed away on January 20, 2007, in Kennewick, WA.
Her first home was a small farm in Finley. Her parents later moved into town where she attended schools, graduating from Kennewick High School in 1934.
Alice married Bob Rupp (a lifelong schoolmate) on September 17, 1939, in the Kennewick Methodist Church.
Alice is survived by her husband, Robert R. Rupp; children, Christine (Pat) Green, Bill (Lois) Rupp, Roger (Linda) Rupp, Bobbi (Brian) Lochansky; Grandchildren, Elisa (Kevin) Ludviksen, Cindy (Dave) Tipton, Jen (Chris) Walters, Mark (Chuck Butler) Rupp, Selena, Morgan & Malarie Rupp, Spencer and Fraser Lochansky; great-grandchildren, Kyle and Brent Ludviksen, Katie Tipton and Morgan Arrington
Memorial services in celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church, Kennewick Avenue and Dayton Street, Kennewick.
Private graveside services will be held at Riverview Heights Cemetery.

1934Dorothea Bechtel
Submitted to website

1934Nellie Blair - Thomas
July 31, 1916 to April 23, 1998

Nellie married Billy Thomas after graduation and moved to their farm in Horse Heaven, where they lived for 42 yrs. Nellie was active in a number of groups and clubs and enjoyed her daughter, two grandsons, and two great granddaughters. Nellie died following a short battle with cancer.
Tri-City Herald April 27, 1998

1934Bill Borgen
April 25, 1916 to January 3, 1997
Submitted to website

1934Eugene Britton
April 13, 1945
Submitted to website

1934Phyllis Chambers
Submitted to website

1934Inez Elliott
Submitted to website

1934Fred Evanson
Submitted to website

1934Edward Faulds
December 30, 1914 to June 3, 1952
Submitted to website

1934Marion Funk
Submited to website

1934Edna Goodnight
Submitted to website

1934Harold Harrsch
Submitted to website

1934Lawrence Hawkins
Submitted to website

1934Lynette Mickey Heberlein - Carpenter
April 4, 1917 to July 30, 2012

Agnes Lynette "Mickey" Carpenter, age 95, died Monday, July 30, 2012. Mickey was born April 4, 1917, on a wheat farm in the Horse Heaven Hills which her father, Victor Heberlein homesteaded in 1906.

Mickey is survived by her loving husband Lester F. Carpenter, daughter, Suzanne Beall and husband Elton, grandson Aaron, stepdaughter, Caryl Thomason, stepson Fred Carpenter and wife, Joan, step-grandchildren, Bradley Thomason, Amanda Thomason, Dan Carpenter and Ben Carpenter.

Mickey graduated from Kennewick High School in 1934. She was a member of Chapter GZ of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, and the First United Methodist Church of Kennewick. She was an avid golfer and was a longtime member of the TriCity Country Club. Mickey and Les spent many winters in Yuma, Arizona where they enjoyed golfing, entertaining friends and dancing.

Mickey is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Dudley Beall and sisters Irene Safford and Lucille Utz.

A graveside service for friends and family will be held at the Riverview Heights Cemetery on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at 9 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kennewick First United Methodist Church, youth organization.
Tri-City Herald, August 1, 2012

1934Kenneth Hiller
Submitted to website

1934Robert Johnson
November 17, 1986
Submitted to website

1934George Kennison
Submitted to website

1934Byron Lampson
August 6, 1916 to April 22, 1985

1934Harvey Mace
Submitted to website

1934Ellen McAlpin
Submitted to website

1934Walter McCamish
Submitted to website

1934Ruth Mitchell
December 6, 1999
Submitted to website

1934Lloyd Morgan
February 20, 1962
Submitted to website

1934Frank Mueller
October 5, 1916 to April 23, 1999

Frank attended the U of WA and obtained a degree from the U of Southern California. He also graduated from the California College of Mortuary Science in LA, CA, where he joined the faculty as instructor and dean for the next 30 years. During WWII, he served in the US Army. He was married to Ethel for 58 years and had two children and six grandchildren. He will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor.
Tri-City Herald April 27, 1999

1934Alger Petitjean
Submitted to website

1934Luella Rathbun
Submitted to website

1934Robert Rupp
Bob Rupp died on April 25th, 2015, at the age of 100, and relinquished his title of Oldest Living Retire WA State Trooper and former Benton County Sheriff.

Bob was born to George and nannie Rupp, along with siblings, Boyd, Ward, and Fay. He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1934. Bob married Alice Altrogge in 1939, and were together for 67 years before Alice passed in 2007. His career with the WA State Patrol moved them around the state, but they were happiest when they eventually returned to Kennewick in 1964 for the remainder of their lives. Bob’s four children are Christine (Pat) Green, Bill (Lois Blair) Rupp, Roger (Linda) Rupp (passed in 2010, and Bobbi (Brian) Lochansky. The grandchildren are Elisa (Kevin Ludviksen, Cindy (Dave) Tipton, Jennifer Rupp, Mark, (Chuck Butler) Rupp, Selina Thomas, Morganna Rupp, Malarie (Jeff) Steedley, Spencer Lochansky, Fraser Lochansky and great grandchildren are Morgan Arrington, Kyle Ludviksen, Brent Ludviksen, Katie Tipton, Logan Thomas, Dexter Thomas, Bob is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob’s positive attitude, broad range of interest, and eagerness to engage in conversation with people was the perfect recipe for his long, health, and happy live. Bob loved hunting deer, elk, geese, and antiques. With the help of friends and family, Bob and Alice built a vacation cabin in the mountains above Lake Cle Elum, WA in 1970 where they often enjoyed hiking, swimming, motorbike riding, and snowmobiling. Bob’s favorite feature of the cabin is that it did not have a phone. Some of his favorite pastimes were antiquing for old potter, gardening, cooking and baking. Woodworking became another favorite hobby after his retirement to keep himself busy. He loved to repair and make furniture in his large work working shop.

Bob had a strong affinity for cars, old and new. As a long-time member of Ye Old Car Club, he and Alice would frequently participate in the club’s outings and events in his beloved vintage cares. When his children insisted he stop driving due to his age, he immediately bought a golf cart to venture around his retirement community – insisting that he needed to feel the rubber under his feet. His successful and admirable 46-year law enforcement career with the Washington State Patrol, and as Benton County Sheriff has been broadly published and an inspiration to all. Hi family and friends will forever remember him as an eternal optimist and prolific story teller.

The family would like to thank special friends Myrtle Nesbitt for her companionship, and the late Pete Overdahl and wife Maggie, Denney English, Rick and Sandra Garza and WSP Chief John Batiste, as well as the many others who supported Bob in his final years.

Published in the Tri-City Herald on April 29, 2015

1934Albert (Sam) Schuster
October 24, 1919 to July 28, 2008

Albert "Sam" Lawrence Schuster, 93, died July 28 at home in Kennewick.
Kennewick always was home to Sam. He grew up on his folks' farm and attended Kennewick schools, graduating from Kennewick High in 1934. In high school, he played football in the fall and was a 'yell king,' cheerleader, in the winter for the girls basketball games.
He was a retired Kennewick School District employee and farmer.
Surviving Sam: daughter, 'Sandy' (Dal) Hartse; son, 'Bob' (Carolyn) Schuster, all of Kennewick; grandsons: Scott McGregor, Richland, Lonnie Schuster, Arizona, J Schuster, Costa Rica, Damon Schuster, Allentown, PA; and several great-grandchildren.
Mueller's Chapel of the Falls, Kennewick, is in charge of arrangements.
Tri-City Herald, August 1, 2008

1934Henry Scott
Submitted to website

1934John Scott
September 2, 1915 to March 4, 2002
Submitted to website

1934Eugene Shonafelt
Submitted to website

1934George Stratford
Submitted to website

1934Pauline Struve - Durham
November 3, 1916 to September 13, 2005

Pauline Josephine (Struve) Durham, age 88 died on September 13, 2005 at Canyon Lakes Rest, & Rehab in Kennewick, Washington.
On June 13, 1937, Pauline married Albert Vernon Durham. Albert worked for Churches Grape Juice, later bought out by Welch’s for 40 years, and operated their small farm until his death in 1982.
Pauline is survived by her two daughters, their spouses and families. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, September 24th and Mueller’s Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S Union Street, Kennewick, Washington, followed by graveside services at Riverview Heights Cemetery.
Tri-City Herald September 20, 2005

1934Dorothy Svantonsky - Sichler
August 26, 1916 to July 13, 2007

Marie Dorothy Sichler, (Dorothy) age 90, of Richland, WA, passed away on July 13, 2007, at Richland Rehabilitation Center.
Dorothy was born in Chicago, IL, on August 26, 1916, the daughter of Anna Marie and Joseph Frank Svatonsky. Four months after she was born, Dorothy and her mother traveled back to the family farm in the Horse Heaven Hills, near Kennewick, WA. Dorothy attended a small elementary school in the Horse Heaven Hills and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1934.
She was the Benton-Franklin Rodeo Princess in the early 1940s and later graduated from Columbia School of Hairdressing, becoming a hairdresser in 1948.
Dorothy married George Jerome Sichler on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1948, in Kennewick, WA. Dorothy and George had 3 children. Dorothy then chose to be a full-time homemaker and mother.
Dorothy was a seamstress and enjoyed horseback riding and taking care of her family. Dorothy always put others first. Her loving, generous and selfless outlook on life will be missed by her family and friends.
Dorothy is survived by her children, Jim and Mary; 3 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Dorothy will be held from 4-7:00 p.m. with a Recitation of the Holy Rosary beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2007, at Mueller's Chapel of the Falls, 314 W. 1st Ave. Kennewick, WA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 20, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1111 Stevens Dr., Richland, WA.
Tri-City Hearald, July 19, 2007

1934Orvel L Terril
January 13, 1917 to July 3, 1990
Submitted to website

1934Bernice Winkle
Submitted to website

1934Winifred Zindel
Submitted to website

1935Lorene Helen Belair - Normile
December 6, 1917 to July 2, 1999
Submitted to website

1935Sperling Boutelle
February 5, 1916 to July 31, 1995

After KHS graduation, our father joined the Navy for two terms then he returned to Kennewick where we owned a fruit and asparagus farm and built custom homes. Later he built churches, malls and other large structures. My sister Dianne and I graduated from KHS. My father and mother retired and moved to Sequim, Washington where he passed away.
Submitted to website by daughter, Sandy Boutelle-Mayberry

1935Lester Brown
March 5, 1917 to April 3,2013

Lester Bryson Brown, 96, of Kennewick passed away on April 3, 2013.

Born in Kennewick on March 5, 1917 to J. Bryson and Anna Brown, Lester graduated in the class of 1935 from Kennewick High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Washington State College. He enlisted in the US Navy, went to flight officer training in Pensacola and served during World War II in the Aleutian Islands and South Pacific. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1942 for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight in contact with the enemy in Kiska, Alaska. During his 8 1/2 years active duty, Lester also earned two Air Medals. He continued to serve in the Naval Reserve until 1967, totaling 23 years of federal service, retiring with the rank of Captain. He worked as a cost accountant at Hanford during his civilian career.

Lester married Martha Jean Chellis on October 12, 1941 and they shared 71 years together. The couple who met in high school raised their four children in Kennewick. During retirement, Lester enjoyed golfing at Tri-City Country Club where he made two hole-in-ones.

Lester is survived by his wife Martha; his brother Wes; his children Dexter (Nanci), Stevan, Bradley (Delene) and Lynne; and his grandchildren Jordan (Christa), Gregory, Jillann, Curran and Piper. He is predeceased by siblings Bonnie, Joe, Jake, Lyle and Lee and daughter-in-law Karlene.

A celebration of life will be held at a future date.
Tri-City Herald April 14, 2013

1935Cecil H Edwards
February 11, 1918 to May 19, 2008

Cecil H. Edwards, lifelong Kennewick resident, died Monday May 19, 2008, at his Canyon Lakes home in Kennewick, WA, at the age of 90. He was born February 11, 1918 to Adolphus and Ethel Edwards at the family's Horse Heaven homestead.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Gilbert 'Squint' and his sister, Evelyn and her husband, Guy Lyons.
He is survived by his wife, Ora May and children, Cecil Jr. 'Chick' and wife, Marsha of Kennewick, Judie Hanley and husband, John of Clarkston, WA, and Ken of Kennewick; brother,Walter and wife, Gerry of Kennewick, and sister-in-law, Joyce of Kennewick.
Cecil was raised on the Edwards' Horse Heaven ranch in south Kennewick. Following his graduation from Kennewick High School in 1935 he worked as a refrigeration engineer for Twin City Creamery.
A lifelong passion of his was flying and he acquired his pilot's license and instructor's rating. When war broke out he was drafted into the Army Air Corps as a warrant officer and began teaching both basic and advanced flight to military recruits. Subsequently, he was assigned to the Ferry Division of the Air Transport Command first to Michigan then to Texas where he delivered new combat aircraft to operational units. In late 1944, he was transferred to North Africa where he delivered replacement aircraft to front line units. Although he missed his family, his service was a grand adventure. In a lifetime of flying, he logged in excess of 6,000 hours.
Following military service Cecil returned to Twin City Creamery. In following years, he held positions of service manager for Strickler Motors in Kennewick and sales manager for Smith Truck and Tractor of Pasco.
In 1956, he drew a lot for railroad land being sold at the end of South Oak in Kennewick and his second career in farming began and continued until his retirement from farming in 1985. During this time, he also worked for Gunther Irrigation and when that business was bought by Sperry New Holland he became the general manager for the New Holland farm equipment stores in Othello, Pasco and Hermiston.
Again he retired but retirement didn't suit him well. He soon returned to work as sales manager for Smith Truck and Tractor in Pasco and then moved on to the same position for Agri-Service in Eltopia.
He finally retired for good in 2002 at age 84. He continued to be active and in good health until quite recently. Age, however, finally caught up.
A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at 2 p.m., at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union St., in Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, May 23, 2008

1935Robert Henry Floyd
Submitted to website

1935Aaron E Foraker
August 18, 1916 to October 1, 1991
Submitted to website

1935Raymond Fry
Submitted to website

1935Kenneth Giard
December 3, 1916 to March 1978

1935William F Graves
June 10, 1915 to July 25, 2003

Bill was know for is speed as a football and track star at KHS He worked in the automotive business in the TC for 35 years, including Graves Auto with his brother Jim. He also served on the Kennewick City Council and the Planning Commission for a number of years. Jim loved hunting and fishing, golfing, making home movies of family reunions, telling jokes and collecting rocks.
Tri-City Herald July 30, 2003

1935Russell LaVern Harrington
Submitted to website

1935Erma A Huppman - Crocket
March 21, 1916 to September 4, 1995
Submitted to website

1935Athoe A Jones
Submitted to website

1935George Kramer
Submitted to website

1935Dorothy H Larkin - Simmelink
July 16, 1918 to May 24, 2005
Submitted to website

1935Richard A Lee
Submitted to website

1935Glenn I Nagley
Submitted to website

1935John K (Jack) O'Neil
Submitted to website

1935Ella Murryel Oliver
Submitted to website

1935Ailene (Peggy) Paden - Selch
September 7, 1917 to January 16, 2004

During WWII, Peggy worked at the Pasco Naval Air Station. She married Charles "Pat' Selch in 1945 and they had one son, Dale (KHS 1971). Peggy was always "the life of the party" and enjoyed her family and friends; she will be greatly missed for her love and kindness to all, and for her great sense of humor.
Tri-City Herald January 18, 2004

1935Charles W Peter
Submitted to website

1935Vivian A Peter - Hogue
December 11, 1917 to November 1984
Submitted to website

1935Basil H Shields
March 5, 1918 to April 19, 1942

Died while serving in the military during WWII
Submitted to website

1935Wendell Paul Van Nimen
Submitted to website

1936Harland Carlson
April 19, 1918 to April 11, 2006
Submitted to website

1936Harold Crockett
August 1, 1915 to April 1, 2002
Submitted to website

1936Grace Dickerson - Bower
December 25, 1917 to October 4, 2008

Kennewick lifetime resident Grace Bower slipped away peacefully at home on October 4, 2008.
Grace was born at home in the 'shanty by the ditch' as she referred to it on December 25, 1917, to William and Ora Peebles Dickinson.

Grace attended Kennewick High School where she graduated with the class of 1936. Following graduation she married A.G. 'Squint' Edwards and homesteaded on their Horse Heaven Hills wheat ranch where together they had their daughter Shirley Ann.

In 1949, Grace re-married Ray Bower, moved to Spokane and became owners of the Old Corral. Years later, Ray and Grace moved back to Kennewick, where they opened the Triple XXX Root Beer Restaurant on the Pasco side of the old 'green bridge.' After Ray's death, Grace became a Tri-City Rural Route Mail Carrier with her sister Betty.

Grace was a charter member of Locust Grove Home Circle; lifelong member and past Noble Grand of Rebekah/Odd Fellows #182 and lifetime member of Locust Grove Grange #460.

Those who shared in Grace's life are her daughters, Shirley Ann (Edwards) Miller and Shirley Rae Bower (Don) Warneke; Six grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Grace grew up in a large family of siblings who included: Ernest Dickinson, Ruth Simmelink, Blanch Pratt, Beulah Turman, Joseph Dickinson, Jim Dickinson, Esther Beinhart, Ethel Campbell and Betty Thiel (surviving sister). We would also like to acknowledge all the families of Grace's sisters and brothers, and friends who shared in her life.

At Grace's request there will be no service. However her family would love to greet friends and family to share memories and stories at an informal open house at Shirley Ann's home on Friday, October 17, between 3-6 p.m.
Tri-City Herald, October 12, 2008

1936Melba Erickson - Westerfield
February 19, 1918 to August 7, 2001

Melba was always active in the class and organized many a party with her classmates. She lived in Kennewick and Pasco all her life, except when she and Frank, her husband lived in Camas during the war for a short time. When she retired she traveled, and was a snowbird to Arizona for more than 13 years. She was a teacher, politician, community advocate, and wonderful person to be around her entire life. She raised four children - her oldest 2 graduated from Pasco High, and her younger 2 graduated from Kennewick High. She is missed, and loved and remembered she would have loved the All-Class Reunion and is there in spirit with the rest of us.
Submitted to website by daughter, Kathleen Westerfield-Kersey (KHS 1970)

1936Bill Ferrell
Submitted to website

1936Verne Leroy Foraker
August 12, 1918 to December 12, 2005

Verne Leroy Foraker passed away on December 12, in Everett, Washington, after several years of battling dementia/Alzheimer. He was born August 12, 1918 in Kennewick, to Leemer and Blanche Turman Foraker. He was a graduate of Kennewick High School in 1936. Verne is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy Boehmer Foraker; daughter, Colleen Manning of Everett; son, Allen Shane of Poulsbo; daughter, Lois Elayne of Los Angeles; and sister Verdine Davis of Kennewick. As a young man from a musical family, Verne was an accomplished fiddle player and especially enjoyed playing for the Kennewick Highlands dances, at church activities and at school. He often was a part of the Operettas and school musicals. Verne was married in Pasco on his 21st birthday to Dorothy Boehmer of White Bluffs, after which they moved to Everett in 1948.
A celebration of Vern’s life will be held on Friday, December 30, at Purdy and Walters, 1702 Pacific, Everett.
Tri-City Herald December 26, 2005

1936Alberta Fulgham - Graves
December 29, 1917 to May 3, 2003
Submitted to website

1936Sheridan Fyfe
July 23, 1918 to February 1, 1988
Submitted to website

1936James Giard
March 26, 1919 to April 14, 1995
Submitted to website

1936Ruth Goodnight - Johnson
October 10, 1918 to November 28, 2009

Ruth Rowena Goodnight Johnson, our Mother, passed away peacefully at home Saturday evening, November 28, 2009. She was born October 10, 1918 to George Goodnight and Luella Hardin of Echo, Oregon.

She lived in Kennewick for 88 years and graduated from Kennewick Senior High School in 1936. In 1938 she married Roy Johnson and was "Mrs. Baseball" through the years with Roy at all his Pony League Games.

She started her telephony career with Kennewick Valley Telephone in 1936 as an operator and retired from GTE Northwest in 1977. During her career she was a telephone operator, supervisor, and traffic clerk.

She is survived by her four children, Ruth Brandenburg, Jean E. Johnson, Roy Lee Johnson, all of Kennewick, and Ernest R. (Tad) Johnson, (Myrna) of Irvine, CA,, 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ernest Roy Johnson, sisters, Ethel Records, Edna Hilton, and brother, Lafe Goodnight.

Graveside services will be held Friday, December 4th, 2009, 1:30pm, at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 10th & Union Street, Kennewick.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal."
Tri-City Herald, December 2, 2009

1936Ivan Ward (Spaz) Graves
April 12, 1917 to July 16, 2003

Jim (AKA Spaz) worked for Graves Auto, Pasco Auto and Northern Pacific Railroad. He joined the Air Force in 1942 (WWII), married Cora Jean Howard (also in the service) in 1943, went into inactive reserve in 1945, was called back for active duty in 1950 as an instructor and ended his military service in 1951 (Korean War). Jim then moved his family to CA, where he was awarded "Mechanic of the Year" from the CA Sports Car Club in 1959. He was also the Director of Transportation for the Thousand Oaks school district. Upon retirement, he returned to WA State where he enjoyed racing cars, boating, fishing, camping, and golfing.
Tri-City Herald July 23, 2003

1936Beatrice Hacker - Craig
July 20, 1918 to June 6, 2003

Bea was a homemaker, a farmer's wife and a mother. She was active in 4-H, her Church, Prosser Gardeners Club, Grange, and crafts at the Prosser nursing home. Once her husband, Art, retired, they moved back to Kennewick where Bea again was active at her Church; she also enjoyed the senior citizens dances, playing bridge and traveling.
Tri-City Herald June 10, 2003

1936Barbara Hauschild - Howe
Submitted to website

1936Millard Helm, Jr
June 24, 1918 to December 29, 2003

Millard moved to Seattle in 1941, where he worked for Pacific Bell for 37 years. He served in the Army Signal Corps in the Pacific Theater of WWII in 1942-1946 and was discharged a staff sergeant. Millard married Grace E. Smoots in Seattle in 1943; they had two sons: Guy and Perry, and a daughter: Patricia. Millard was a scoutmaster while his kids were growing up and he enjoyed teaching his kids fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking. In his retirement, he pursued woodcarving, leather tooling, and stained-glass making.
Submitted to website by his widow, Grace

1936Vivian Hunt - Linklater
April 2005
submitted to website

1936Jessie Kirk - Kinney - Bateman
September 22, 1917 to December 11, 2004
Submitted to website

1936Neil F Lampson
December 27, 1917 to August 14,1996
Submitted to website

1936Harold Lenz
Submitted to website

1936Ella Mae Liebel - Rupp
April 9, 1918, to July 11, 2008

Ellamae Virginia Liebel Rupp (90) born on April 9, 1918, passed over on July 11, 2008, in a car accident north of Spokane.
Ellamae was born in Kennewick, Washington to Henry and Alta Liebel. She was a kindergarten aide until she married Ward Odom Rupp on October 20, 1940. Ellamae and Ward (who was a policeman with the Kennewick Police Department at the time) managed a cream station during WWII. In 1950, they moved to Republic with their first 5 children, Myrna, Ward Jr., George, Jim and Glenna. The last 4 children, Alta, Virginia, Dorothy and Dawn, were born in Republic. Ellamae also has 20 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren, and 2 on the way.
Ellamae's career (outside the home) started at Lindsey's Food Center, Wisener Insurance and then worked for the Ferry County Prosecutor's Office until 1974 when she retired at the same time as Ward so they could travel. After Ward's death (1980), she returned to work for the Prosecutor's office as the Child Support Enforcement Officer until age 76; retiring for the 2nd time.
Ellamae has been on the Ferry County Public Hospital District Board for over 20 years; as well as acting Hospital Administrator for 6 weeks; a member of Rebekah's for about 70 years including President of Washington State Rebekah Assembly. She was a member of the Legion Auxiliary where she received the Life Time Achievement Award in November of 2007.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2008 1:00 p.m. at the Republic Elementary Gymnasium. Interment will follow at the Republic Cemetery.
Tri-City Herald, June 22, 2008

1936John Lincoln
Submitted to website

1936Rose Nash - Rex
Submitted to website

1936Beatrice Paulson - Lahti
June 9, 1918 to April 10, 2010

Beatrice 'Bee' Enid Lahti, 91, died Saturday, April 10, 2010, in Kennewick, WA. She was born June 9th, 1918, in Renton, WA, the only child of Henry and Nora Paulsen. Bee graduated from Kennewick High School in 1936. She married Harold William Lahti in June 1939. They raised their two children, Roger and Judy, in Kennewick. After the kids graduated, Bee and Harold moved to Everett, WA, where she worked as Office Manager for Connecticut Mutual Insurance until she retired and began sewing again. She and Harold spent many happy times RV'ing and cruising.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, and husband and is survived by her daughter Judy (Henry) Booth and son Roger (Terri) Lahti, both of Kennewick; 5 grandchildren: Jeff (Natalie) Lahti, Adrianne (Randy) Emineth, Benjamin Griffin, Jason (Kimberley) Booth, and Damon (Kristen) LaLonde; and 6 great-grandchildren: Jack, Emma, Caleb, Kaden, Julien and Sophia.

At Bee's request, there will be no services. She loved gardening and would have each of you pause and enjoy the flowers of spring. The family wishes to thank Rosetta Home (Fisher) and Hospice for the loving care Mom received.
Tri-City Herald, April 15, 2010

1936Margaret Reymore - Thorne
June 15, 1918 to March 20, 2006

Margaret Thorne, 87, a resident of Kennewick for 72 years passed to her Savior’s eternal care March 20, 2006. She was born on the Wyoming prairie in the barn of the family homestead on June 15, 1918 in Indian Hills, Wyoming to Orpha and Howard E. Reymore. Margaret was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmo, her older brother, was lost to cancer and George, her younger, was killed in the service of our country on Guam.
She attended local schools and graduated from Kennewick High in 1936.
She and her husband of 57 years, Wayne, were married on December 2, 1949 and farmed in the Horseheavens for several years.
Survivors include Steve and Rita Thorne of West Richland, WA and Judy and Bill Grossmann of Heidelberg, Germany. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 9 a.m. at Desert Lawn Memorial Park at the corner of 10th Ave. and Union St. in Kennewick, WA. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 10 a.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 640 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick, WA.
Tri-City Herald, March 23, 2006

1936Faye Rupp - Erickson
September 2000
Submitted to website

1936Nellie Thurston - Moore
August 22, 1918 to December 4, 2012

Nellie was born on August 22, 1918 in Glen Elder, Kansas to Walter J. and Viola (Sigman) Thurston. She passed away on December 4, 2012 at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland.

Nellie and her parents moved to Kennewick in 1922 by rail with all of their possessions in a steamer trunk. In 1923, Nellie was joined by a younger sister, Cora. Nellie attended school in Kennewick and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1936. After graduation she went to work for a family in Benton City and later married their son, Caleb Melvin Moore. They had three children and lived in Benton City. Nellie was a rural mail carrier for 30 years. After her husband died, Nellie continued to live in the home that they built until December 2003 when she moved to Wynwood in Richland, where she resided until her death.

Nellie is survived by her sister, Cora McCracken, her three children Neva Shaw (Gilbert), Mel Moore (Vicki), and Melva Fankhauser (Steve), her seven grandchildren Elaine Godfrey (Bruce), Gil Shaw (Melody), Dale Moore (Lori), Brenda Moore, Daryl Moore (Cindy), Simone Brien (David), Paul Fievez, and 12 greatgrandchildren, three nieces Catherine Harris (Robert), Marilyn Gant, and Marie Martin (Patrick), one nephew Greg Haste, and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisterin-laws, and four brother-in-laws.

Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Benton City on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 1 P.M.
Tri-City Herald, December 11 & 12, 2012

1936Virginia Visger
Submitted to website

1936Stanley Wilson
Submitted to website

1937Arloween Adams - Dailey
October 6, 1919 to August 31, 2003

Arloween's family moved to Kennewick her senior year; she was promptly named May Day Queen and Salutatorian of her class. She married Luke Dailey in 1938 and they had three children. Arlo will be remembered for her love of family, friends, music, playing the organ, gardening, and dancing.
Tri-City Herald September 10, 2003

1937Martha Chellis - Brown
Martha Chellis Brown, 97, of Kennewick passed away on February 1, 2017. Born in Parsons, Kansas on September 27, 1919 to Adolph and Jennie Chellis, Martha graduated in the class of 1937 from Kennewick High School. She attended Washington State College for two years and then transferred to Western State College where she earned her teaching certificate.

She returned to Kennewick to start her teaching career which spanned nearly 35 years and covered grades from kindergarten through 5th grade depending on where she was needed in the Kennewick, Pasco, Burbank and Finley School Districts. Between teaching and raising a family, Martha also found time to be active in several organizations, including the P.E.O. Sisterhood for over 60 years, KGH Auxiliary, St. Paul's Episcopal altar guild and Tri-Cities Cancer Guild. Martha married Lester Brown on October 12, 1941 and they shared 71 years together. While Lester served as a navy aviator, they were located in many communities across the nation and made numerous long-time friends of air squadron members and their spouses. The couple who met in high school raised their four children in Kennewick. During retirement, Martha especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. In addition, many happy afternoons filled with bridge games and conversations were shared with friends.

Martha is survived by her children Dexter (Nanci), Stevan, Bradley (Delene) and Lynne; and her grandchildren Jordan (Christa), Gregory (Andrea), Jillann, Curran and Piper. She is predeceased by her husband Lester, Brother Curran and daughter-in-law Karlene.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Feb. 7, 2017

1937Irene Day - Fox
July 11, 1918 to January 15, 2007

Ila 'Irene' (Day) Fox, 88 a Kennewick Native passed away on Monday, January 15, 2007, at her home in Stockton MO.
She grew up in Kennewick and lived here until she married Charles E. Fox of Stockton and moved.
She is survived by her son, John Fox of Stockton, MO, Russ Day of Kennewick.
Irene made several trips back to the Tri-Cities in recent years planned around the Kennewick High School All Year Reunions so she would be able to see school friends.

1937Roger (Casey) Jones
February 15, 1918 to July 21, 2009

Roger W. (Casey) Jones was born February 15, 1918, to Albert and Ida Jones. He began school in Walla Walla, WA, and moved to Kennewick a year later. He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1937, where he was class president his senior year. He participated in football, basketball, baseball and track.

A Central Washington Normal School graduate (1941), now Central Washington University, he participated in football, basketball, and excelled in track and field as a sprinter. He began teaching and coaching for the Kennewick School District in 1941. He retired from Park Middle School in 1973 and was very proud that he had been retired longer than he taught. His contract to teach in the Kennewick School District was interrupted by WWII. His knowledge from his physical education and health classes provided background he needed to help wounded soldiers heal from battle scars. Casey touched people in a way that made them feel better about themselves and others. He was a true gentleman and a gentle man!

Casey's first love was his family. Casey married Hazel F. Towne in 1940, soon to have 2 sons, Roger Lynn and Monte Royal Jones. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, backpacking and canoeing with his wife, sons, grandkids and friends. He was also an avid gardener.

Casey has enjoyed getting reacquainted with former students at Kennewick High School reunions for years. Being selected to be the 'Grand Marshal' of a recent Homecoming Parade was a proud moment for Casey, a nickname he picked up when his dad worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad.

Roger was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Hazel Jones (1992); and grandson, Chauncey Jones (2001). He was also preceded in death by his sister Coral; and brothers, Al, Leland, and Gavin.

He is survived by his two sons, Roger L. (Grace) of Mountlake Terrace, WA; Monte R. (Carole), Kennewick; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Laura) Jones, Jennifer (Clint) Whitney, Eric (Shannon) Jones, Molly (Chris) Hunter, Carrie (Jay) Day; and great-grandchildren, Tyler and Christopher Whitney, Cameron Shauer, Tanner and Jackson Day and Signe Jones. He is also survived by his niece Jacquie Anderson and family; brother-in-law Don Clinger, and very special family friend, Ron Redden.

At Roger 'Casey's' request there will be no service. A private family celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Hospice at the Chaplaincy in Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, July 26, 2009

1937George Safford
August 20, 1919 to April 27, 2003
Submitted to website

1937Martha Sheppard - Cox
June 29, 1918 to July 19, 2012

Martha M. Shepard was born June 29, 1918, in Suffolk, Montana, to George and Rose Shepard and moved to Kennewick in August 1918. She graduated from KHS.

Martha married Donald M. Cox in 1940 and moved to Pasco, where she lived for 40 years.

She is preceded in death by her husband Don, parents, 3 brothers, 1 sister and 1 granddaughter. Martha is survived by her daughter Jean Cox, son Don L. Cox (Kay), sister Delores Tenny (Harvey), 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She enjoyed her garden, refinishing antiques, bowling, quilting, crafts, card games, and driving her children and their friends to activities. Martha was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church in Kennewick.

The family invites you to join them for a graveside service at 11 a.m., Riverview Heights Cemetery, 1200 S. Olympia, Kennewick, followed by a celebration of her life at the First Christian Church, 1921 S. Olympia, Kennewick.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice at the Chaplaincy, 1480 Fowler St., Richland, WA 99352.
Tri-City Herald, July 24, 2012

1937Norris Shields
Killed In Active Duty
Submitted to website

1937Clinton Silliman
March 1, 1920 to May 1983
Submitted to website

1937Ronald (Rollin) Smith
Rollin M. Smith, 95, of Kennewick, died Sept. 26 in Kennewick.

He was born in Kennewick and was a lifelong Tri-City resident.

He was a retired railroad engineer.

1937Albert Frederick Sonderman
April 29, 1919 to October 30, 2005

Albert Frederick Sonderman, 86 passed away on October 30, 2005 in Vancouver, Washington. The eldest son of Hellen (Sleight and Clarence Sonderman. Al was born April 29, 1919, in Kennewick, Washington. He graduation from Kennewick High School in 1937. In 1940, he married Winona Mae Land. After joining the Navy and serving on the USS Clymer, Al returned to Kennewick. He worked for his uncle Bud Sonderman as a truck driver for Twin City Produce. He retired from Consolidated Freightways as a long-haul truck driver. He is survived by his wife, Faye of 48 years of Vancouver, Washington; children, Marlene (Fred) Swanson of Vancouver, Washington, Darlene (Cecil) Youngs of Kennewick, Bob (Bahkti) Sonderman of Manteca, California, LaNora Hay of Vancouver, Washington; brother Clarence H. “Gus” (Marie Sonderman of Boise, Idaho; daughter-in-law, Sandra Sonderman of Strange Creek, West Virginia. Services will be held at Lincoln Memorial in Portland, Oregon, 503-771-1117 next spring.
Tri-City Herald December 11, 2005

1937Francis White
July 17, 2000
Submitted to website

1938Donald Vivian Bishop
January 16, 1919 to May 28, 2006
Submitted to website

1938Mildred Borgen - Bachison
September 1, 1920 to February 8, 2005
Submitted to website

1938Donald Doyle
July 16, 1918 to March 17, 2008

Donald Angus Doyle, beloved husband father, grandfather, and brother of Kennewick, WA, passed away March 17, 2008, at Kennewick Life Care Center.
He was born July 16, 1918, in Kennewick, WA, to Angus and Mabel Doyle.
After graduation from Kennewick High School in 1938, he worked for Standard Oil Company and on March 16, 1941, he married his high school sweetheart, Lorraine Smith.
During World War II, he served in the Navy. He returned to Standard Oil (Glen Feiton) for many years, and then formed Doyle Brothers Oil Co. with brother James Doyle until retirement. He worked 30 years as a volunteer fireman. He spent 23 years on the Kennewick Planning Commission; WSU Master Gardner Program; Tri-Cities Rose Society; Men's Cancer Group and First United Methodist Church, where he tended the Peace Rose Garden, planted by Overland, Doris Leviel, Donald, and Lorraine Doyle.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; daughters, Carol (Bill) Combs of Benton City, WA, Sharon (John) DeWaele of Auburn, WA, and Donna (Charles) Tate of West Richland; grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also is survived by sisters, Dorothy (Gerald) Britton, Coral Hue and Lois Weltz and sister-in-law, Neva and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, James Doyle and first born daughter, Patricia Louise Doyle.
In lieu of flowers, donations could be sent to 'Kid's First Addition,' Kennewick First United Methodist Church, 421 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, Washington 99336. He requested no formal services after cremation. Graveside service for family will be held with ashes interred with daughter, Patricia at Riverview Cemetery.
Tri-City Herald, March 19, 2008

1938Dorothy Doyle - Britton
January 17, 1920 to March 21, 2009

Dorothy Mary Britton, 89, died March 21 at home in Kennewick. Born Jan. 17, 1920, in Kennewick, WA, to Angus and Mabel Doyle.

Survivors include Gerald F. Britton of Kennewick; sons, Donald and wife Heidi; David and wife Cheryl. Grandchildren Sandy Jerome, Douglas Britton and LeeAnn Alfano. Great-grandchildren Hannah Alfano, Ella Alfano, and Cayden Bush. Sisters Lois Weltz and Coral Hue, both of Kennewick and sister-in-law Neva Doyle.

By Dorothy's request, there will be no funeral service.
Tri-City Herald, March 25, 2009

1938Bergman Giles
February 29, 1920 to December 1983
Submitted to website

1938Mary Green - Taylor
October 3, 1920 to November 24, 1976
Submitted to website

1938Carol Jones
August 20, 1920 to August 11, 1992
Submitted to website

1938Harvey S Keene
July 10, 1920 to February 16, 2010

Harvey Spencer Keene (89) of Kennewick, WA, passed away on February 16, 2010. He was born in Kennewick, WA on July 10, 1920, to Lewis M. Keene and Clarissa Spencer Keene.

Mr. Keene had lived in Kennewick all his life except while serving in the Army Air Corp in the Pacific Theater and during the Korean War.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Clarissa Keene, brother, Lewis M. Keene, and wives, Patricia E. Shoemaker Keene, (1967) and Alice M. "Tootie" Keene, (2004).

He had managed the Kennewick Liquor Store, the only one in town before retiring and then becoming owner of Keene Floral in Kennewick and Harvey's Floral in Richland. He sold the flower stores in 1992 to retire to a life doing what he had always enjoyed, working in his garden and wood shop. His retirement also allowed him time to travel to places he had always wanted to see, like the Holy Land, Alaska, and Mt. Rushmore.

He was active with the Boy Scouts, serving as Scoutmaster to Troop 169 and earning the Silver Beaver Award. He also served on the Kennewick City Council for 12 years and during that time saw the coliseum built. He became a lifelong season ticket holder of the Tri-City Americans hockey team in their inaugural year, becoming a fan of hockey.

He is survived by his brothers, Hal F. of Seattle, WA, Walter B. of Seattle, WA, sisters Gertrude A. McMonagle of Kennewick and Lou C. Hardy (husband David) of Hamilton, MT; daughters, Barrie DeSoto of Kennewick, WA and Laura C. McClanahan (husband Mark) of Camas, WA and son Harvey S. Keene (wife Sherry) of Camas, WA; stepchildren, Gaydene McCool, Kennewick, Dennis Collum Pasco, WA and Hugene (wife Barbara) of Winchester, MA, thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren, his close friend and traveling companion Sue Pickel.

A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at 2:00 PM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1609 W. 10th Avenue. Inurnment will be in St Paul's Columbarium.

Memorials may be given either in the form of flowers or as contributions to St Paul's Memorial Fund or the East Benton County Historical Society.
Tri-City Herald, February 23, 2010

1938Eileen Perkins - Knight
April 18, 1920 to May 29, 1992
Submitted to website

1938David E. Pulliam
August 3, 1920 to August 15, 2010

David E. Pulliam, 90, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend to many passed away at his home Sunday August 15, 2010, with his family by his side. He was born in Parma, Idaho, on August 3, 1920, to E.J. and Doris Pulliam.

Dave grew up in Kennewick, Washington, where he played football and graduated from Kennewick Senior High School. He enlisted in the Army and served as a Sergeant in World War II.

He married his beloved wife Bea on August 10, 1951, and shared 59 wonderful years together.

Dave enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid outdoorsman throughout his lifetime.

He was preceded in death by daughter Gayle Barbato of San Leandro, CA and son Jay Pulliam of Kennewick, WA.

Dave is survived by his beloved wife Bea of Shady Cove, OR, daughters Pamalla MacDonald of Fremont, Ca and Debra Hale of Shady Cove, OR as well as his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dave will be sorely missed with many treasured memories by family and friends. His strength of character and honor is carried on throughout his family.
Tri-City Herald, August 18, 2010

1938Trula Selp - Smith
August 14, 1911 to December 7, 2011

Trula passed away at Callaway Gardens on December 2, 2011, with her family by her side. Trula was born in Kennewick, WA, at her grandmother Koontz's home with Dr. Tollar in attendance on August 14, 1911.

She attended Kennewick and Pasco schools as the family moved frequently in the two cities, and graduated from Kennewick High School class of 1938. While in high school she won DAR (Daughters of American Revolution) trip to Washington, D.C., also a National 4H Club congress held in Chicago and a full scholarship from the Union Pacific Railroad to WSU Pullman.

Trula graduated from WSU with a BA in Home Economics in 1943 and a BA in Education with Science and Pre School Education minors, in 1946.

Trula taught 4 years high school in Oregon and 4 years high school in Washington State. After her marriage and children were in school she taught early childhood education for 5 years and taught 10 years adult handicapped education at Columbia Basin College. While at Pullman Trula met Ralph Smith through friends, they married December 27, 1950. After they married they moved to Pasco for the rest of their lives.

Ralph owned Smith Truck and Tractor with his son Kirk, so that left Trula to take care of the house, yard and children. She did a wonderful job.

Trula was very active in the United Methodist Church in Pasco, helped with the church summer school and taught preschool for 2 years. She was a memorial and scholarship chairperson.

She was a member of AAUW, Home Economics Association, Franklin County Historical Society, Beta Sigma Phi, American Cut Glasses Association, the Belleek Collectors Society and judged for many years for the local 4H fair in clothing and food preparation.

Trula and Ralph did a great deal of traveling all over the United States and World on business and for pleasure.

Trula is preceded in death by her parents Claude and Edith Selph, brother Truman Selph and her husband of 61 years Ralph. Survivors are her children Kirk and Gail Smith of Pasco, Carolee Birge of Finley and her grandson Billy Ray Birge, III currently at WSU in Pullman.

We would like to thank the loving staff at Callaway Gardens, Avalon Heath Care and Agape Family Home for their great care of Trula. We would also like to thank the staff at Lower Valley Hospice for all their love and support.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Franklin County Historical Society, Benton Franklin Human Society or to Lower Valley Hospice in Sunnyside.
Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, December 16, 2011, at 2:30 p.m., at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, December 7, 2011

1938Betty Shaughnessy - Bruce
1920 to October 25, 1978
Submitted to website

1938Terrance Taylor
June 17, 1918 to November 24, 1976
Submitted to website

1938Frank Visger
December 28, 1919 to March 10, 2006

Frank L. Visger, age 86, Bellingham resident and Washington native, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 10, 2006, at St. Francis Extended Healthcare Center in Bellingham, WA. He was born December 28, 1919, in Spanaway, WA. Following graduation from Kennewick High School in 1938, Frank attended the University of Washington and graduated with a BS in Pharmacy in 1944. Immediately upon graduation, Frank entered the US Army with basic training at Fort Lewis, then assignment to the Pacific Theater, including the Aleutian and Philippine Islands. He was honorably discharged in 1946, having reached the rank or First Sergeant. While attending classes at UW, Frank met Martha Jones, a nursing student from Anchorage, AK. They were married on a three-day military pass on October 5, 1944.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18th, in Bayview Chapel at Moles Family Funeral Home, 2465 Lakeview Dr., Bellingham. Tri-City Herald March 16, 2006

1939A C (Chuck) Amon
December 20, 1920 to May 1, 1995
Submitted to website

1939Charles Beigel
Submitted to website

1939Mildred Brown
May 3, 1980
Submitted to website

1939Jim Crooks
August 5, 1921 to August 21, 1997
Submitted to website

1939Allen Deffenbaugh
December 31, 1920 to December 15, 2004
Submitted to website

1939Archie Dunlap
Submitted to website

1939Walter Edwards
Walter L. Edwards, 92, passed away May 6, 2015 at Kadlec Medical Center, Walter was born “sitting on the bedpost holding the lantern” to Adolphus and Ethel Edwards at the family’s Horse Heaven Homestead on August 2, 19.22.

Walter was a quiet man with a wry sense of humor who provided strong behind the scenes support. He was a leader and teacher by example. Walter was deeply rooted in the TriCities. Although he did not actively farm he retained close ties with his family’s land, loved to work in the shop at the ranch and was a “hired hand” during harvest well into his 80’s. Enjoying reading about local history, Walter was a wealth of knowledge and was an active member of the East Benton County Historical Society.

After graduating from Kennewick High School in 1939, he attended WSU and later served as a flight engineer on the DC10 in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. While stationed at Kelly Field in San Antonio, TX, Walter met his bride of 71 years. Geraldine (Jerry) Walker. They married on February 24, 1944 in Kennewick. Upon his return home, Walter worked as a builder and general contractor and was a master journeyman cabinet maker. He was a member of Carpenters Local 59 for 69 years. There was always a project list going and new request went “on the list”>

Having grown up on the ranch, he was a creative problem solver, skilled at using whatever materials were handy. When construction, or repairs on machinery (sometimes using chewing gum and baling wire) were required, Walter was always the “go-to-guy”. Not just for friends and relatives but also neighbors, his church, his children’s schools and community organizations such as Jaycees. His craftsmanship came to be affectionately referred to as ?Unclecraft? among friends and family.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Evelyn Lyons, his brothers, A.G. “Squint” and Cecil, and his youngest son, Wesley. He is survived by his wife, Jerry, son Larry (Nery), daughters Cheryl (Walter) Sutherland and Becky (Curtis) Miska and daughter-in-law Cynthia (Jeff) Kenner. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Glenda Wintersteen, Terry Edwards, Paul Edwards, Beverly Boltz, Stephany Turner, Fawn Radmanich, Rees Miller, Le Roi Edwards, Griffey Edwards Michael Miska, Kaitlyn Miska, and Steven Miska, as well as 6 great-grandchildren and a large extended family.

Published in Tri-City Herald on May 8th, 2015.

1939Phillip W Foraker
March 12, 1922 to December 2, 2007

Phillip William Foraker was born to William and Bertha Foraker on March 12, 1922, in Fort Benton, MT, passed away December 2, 2007, at age 85, in Gresham, Oregon.
The family moved to Kennewick where he graduated high school in 1939.
He was a graduate of Washington State College, and served as an Army officer in Europe during WWII. He was active in the Army Reserve, while working in the insurance and securities industry.
In 1944, he married Sarah Dolph: she died in 1987. He married Margaret Rieland in 1991. She died in 2007.
Survivors include his daughters, Jo and Peggy Sue; son, Paul; sister, Viola Mhyre; brother, Harold; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Tri-City Herald, December 12, 2007

1939Martin Wayne Garber
January 3, 1945
Killed In Action
Submitted to website

1939Naomi Graves
Submitted to website

1939Juanita Hacker - Bishop
Juanita Lorene (Hacker) Bishop passed away at home on January 3, 2014, with her family at her side. She was born September 22, 1921, in Stockton, MO, and moved to Kennewick with her family when she was 7 years old. Her parents Willard Hacker and Clara (Foraker) Hacker, farmed and raised their five children in Kennewick.

Juanita graduated from Kennewick High School in 1939, and shortly after graduation she married "the boy next door," Donald V. Bishop. They worked side by side throughout their marriage and raising their children. They settled in their home on West 7th Ave., where they remained enjoying more than 66 beautiful years together.

Juanita was all about family. She enjoyed attending all of her children's, grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's activities and celebrations. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, traveling, cousin reunions, friendship club and playing cards, golf on TV. She always welcomed everyone into her home, loved fall colors, stuffed bunnies and fudge.

Juanita was preceded in death by her parents Willard and Clara Hacker, husband Donald Bishop, son Gary Bishop, daughters Donita Gans (Del), Barbara Johnson (Ken), granddaughter Kerry Ann Bishop, sisters Beatrice Craig (Buster), Thelma Russert (Wert), Wilma Grimshaw, and brother Ed Hacker.

She is survived by son Jerry Bishop (Mary), daughter Sandi Walker (Tom), nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Don Grimshaw, sister-in-law Marilyn Hacker, and many nieces and nephews.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, and forever loved.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Jan. 8, 2014

1939Dr Thomas Burk Hauschild
December 16, 1920 to August 4, 2005
Submitted to website

1939Collins Jones
Submitted to website

1939Andy Dakota Keller
September 21, 1919 to December 13, 2004
Submitted to website

1939Lucille Knopp - Harris
October 13, 1921 to April 14, 2003
Submitted to website

1939Dwane Lape
Died while serving in the military WW II
Submitted to website

1939George Lape
Submitted to website

1939Bill Lockhart
Submitted to website

1939Irene Lum
Submitted to website

1939Jeanne Lum
Submitted to website

1939Ray Matthews
Submitted to website

1939Mervin Michiner
Submitted to website

1939Lorenz Neuman
Submitted to website

1939Albert F Pardini
March 1, 1919 to September 10, 2003
Submitted to website

1939Leland Petitjean
Submitted to website

1939Ronald Pullian
Submitted to website

1939Margaret Reed
January 13, 1945
Submitted to website

1939Rodney Sams
November 3, 1921 to April 12, 1965
Submitted to website

1939Rudolph Sebern
Submitted to website

1939Vernon Snyder
Submitted to website

1939Clarence Sonderman
September 21, 1921 to July 23, 2011

Lt. Col. Clarence "Gus" Sonderman was a fighter pilot of great distinction, who was born in Kennewick, WA, on September 21, 1921, and slipped the surly bonds of earth on July 23, 2011.

Gus was one of five children of Hellen and Clarence Sonderman Sr. He was raised as a farm boy and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1939. He was at Washington State College when the Army Air Corps came looking for volunteers in 1942. He signed up along with hundreds of other students and was told to remain in school until the Army was ready for all the students who volunteered. Gus was called up in June, 1943 and ordered to report to Lincoln, NE for boot camp. He was inducted in the Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet in Feb, 1943. After boot camp he was sent to Bozeman, MT for six months for aviation ground school at Montana State College. Flying the Piper Cub was part of the curriculum and the start of his career as a fighter pilot.

He flew 25 missions in the P-38 in the European theater during WW II and returned home to finish college graduating in 1948. Gus was the commander of "The Wild Weasels" a forward air combat unit in Korea and Vietnam. During the Korean Conflict, he flew 100 missions in the P-51 Mustang. In the Vietnam War Gus flew 100 missions in the F-105. In addition to the P-38 and the P-51, he flew the F-84, F-86, F-101, F-102, F-105 and F-106. At Perrin Air Force base, Gus commanded the Flying 58th fighter squadron. The Flying 58th provided great lifelong friends; he stayed connected to his men through annual reunions across the country. Gus' 31 years of active duty military service were recognized with a multitude of decorations and medals for his courage and service to his country.

Gus retired from the military in 1973 and joined Global Associates as a Contract Administrator. He continued to travel the world with Global working in the Kwajalein Islands and Saudi Arabia.

Finally at the age of 62 he met the love of his life, Marie. They were married on Sept.2, 1984 in Helena, MT. After retiring from Global they moved to Boise to be near their grandchildren. And what a great-grandpa he was - attending countless football, baseball, and hockey games. Gus and Marie's home was the center for many family holidays and parties. He loved ringing the bell above his bar to let everyone know it was time for a toast. His toasts always included love of family, friends, and a glass of Stoli on ice. Gus' marriage to Marie brought him into the arms of Marie's Montana family. He enjoyed many a good time at Elk Park, MT the family ranch listening to his sister-in-law Mitzi play the piano, and sharing beers and swapping tall tales with nephews Sam, Chris, Bob, Mark, Bill, and Greg.

Gus is survived by his wife Marie; nieces Marlene (Fred) Swanson, Vancouver, WA, and Darlene (Cecil) Young, Kennewick, WA; and cousin Dick (Jackie) Sonderman, Dayton, WA; sons Craig (Debra) Sonderman, Jackson Hole, WY; Sam Sonderman Chico, CA; Greg Sonderman (Phoenix, AZ); stepdaughters Cathy (John) Vickers Newport, OR; Helen Larish, and Vikkey (Kent) Christensen Boise, ID; grandsons Capt. Jerrod Sonderman, Columbia, SC; Paul Vickers, Prince William Sound, AK; SSgt Eric (Ashley) Sonderman, Boise, ID; Sean Sonderman, Jackson Hole, WY.

He is preceded in death by mother and father, Hellen and Clarence Sonderman Sr., brothers Albert and Robert, sisters Ruth Ferguson and Betty Taylor, and step-son Mitch Larish. ' Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2011 at St. Mark's Catholic Church. Committal services will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m., including Lodge Honors by Idaho Lodge #1 A.F. & A.M.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Idaho State Veteran's Home, 320 Collins Rd., Boise, Idaho 83702; or the Humphries Diabetic Center, 1226 W. River, Boise, ID 83702.
Tri-City Herald, July 29, 2011

1939Lois L Tatum
March 12, 2005
Submitted to website

1939Walter Vetter
Submitted to website

1939Victoria White
Submitted to website

1939Ellen Wysong
Submitted to website

1940Ernie Elbert Abken
February 17, 1922 to February 26, 2003
Submitted to website by daughter, Linda Abken-Grenz, (KHS 1975)

1940Austin Anderson
February 26, 1923 to January 2, 2013

Austin G. Anderson, age 89, died peacefully at home on January 2nd, 2013 on the family farm east of Kennewick. Austin was born on February 26th, 1923, to George Oscar Axel Anderson and Meta Bahr Anderson. A true Kennewick native, he lived on the same property his entire life.

Austin was married to the love of his life, LaVonne Block Anderson, on June 22nd, 1947, and just celebrated 65 years of marriage. They have four children: Cindy, Bill, Betsy and Melissa.

Austin graduated from Kennewick High School in 1940. He served his country in the Merchant Marines as a third Engineer during World War II. During this time, his crew set a new record from Seattle to Anchorage for a coal-fired steamer; aboard "The Old Otsego". He was the owner and operator of a sawmill in Lewiston prior to working at Douglas United Nuclear and the Hanford site as a Power Operator and Teamster. He retired in 1987.

Austin loved spirited conversations and he never ran out of stories. Some favorite topics were local and NW history, NW geology & geography, automation, automobiles and engines. He could answer almost any question his grandkids had. Austin and LaVonne enjoyed many road trips exploring their varied interests - from ghost towns to gold mines and from the Yukon Territory to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

He loved to regale his children and grandchildren with stories of his growing up in Kennewick, such as the time he and friends (with two of them standing on the running boards to balance the vehicle) drove the spine of Rattlesnake Mountain, in a Model T, from east to west in search of an old natural gas well, before any road existed.

Austin is a member of East Benton County Historical Society, Franklin County Historical Society, Kennewick Valley Grange, Kennewick First United Methodist Church, the Moose Lodge, Teamsters Local 839, and Mid-Columbia Chapter of the Merchant Marines WWII Vets.

He is survived by his wife, LaVonne; brother-in-law Jerry Klinetobe and family, daughter Cindy (Brian) Johnson (Ben, Sam and Rachel); son Bill (Debbie) Anderson (Austin (Beth), Evan and Sean); daughter Betsy (Tom) Lantry (Ian and Nathan); daughter Melissa (Tom) Gregory (Rick (Jenn), Julie, Paige, Bonnie and Cole); greatgrandchildren Connor and Clara Anderson, Thomas Lantry, and Tori Gregory; in-laws Marilyn and John Jamieson, Tami Block, Roger and Gerry Block, and sister-in-law Louise Block; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Austin was preceded in death by his parents, sister Kathleen Anderson Klinetobe, parents-in-law Willie & Josephine Block, in-laws Roland Block, Ella Block, Marguerite Rosson, Richard Block, Marjo Cooper and Rodney Block.

We love you Dad -- We love you Grandpa -- You will be greatly missed.
Tri-City Herald, January 5, 2013

1940Wendell Bateman
April 4, 1921 to September 26, 2008

Wendell W. Bateman, 87, peacefully left this Earth on September 26, 2008, surrounded by family members at Hospice at The Chaplaincy.
Wendell was born in Parsons, Kansas, on April 4, 1921, to Wallace and Eliza Bateman while the family was relocating from Missouri to Kennewick. Wendell grew up on the river bank in Columbia Park. He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1942. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on September 16, 1942, as a B-25 aircraft mechanic and was discharged from the service on August 26, 1943. While in the service he married his high school sweetheart, Pearl Dague. Pearl took the train to Texas, where Wendell was stationed at Shepherd Field; they were married on June 19, 1943, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Upon discharge, they came back to Kennewick where Wendell resumed work on the family farm for his dad and uncle. Wendell and Pearl made their home on Bateman Island, surviving the floods of 1948 and 1949; moving off the island in May of 1952 to the Highlands where he maintained a home until his death. During the '70s they made several trips to Taiwan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Indonesia and Central and South America. He especially enjoyed the Philippines and Taiwan.
He is survived by his wife, Pearl; his brother Conrad of Kennewick; his daughter Linda (Ken) Moszeter of Eugene, OR; his sons Larry (Sue) Bateman of Kennewick; Lynn (Pattie) Bateman of Kennewick; ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
A celebration service will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Kennewick Ave. and Dayton Street on Friday, October 3, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Riverview Heights Cemetery. Following the interment a reception will be held at the First Untied Methodist Church.
Viewing will be Thursday, October 2 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at Mueller's Chapel of the Falls.
Tri-City Herald, September 30, 2008

1940Lois Campbell - Ford
August 1, 1963
Submitted to website

1940Pearl Dague - Bateman
May 12, 1922 to December 23, 2008

Pearl C. Bateman, 86, peacefully left this earth on December 23, 2008, surrounded by family members at Kennewick General Hospital.

Pearl was born in Kennewick, Washington on May 13, 1922, to Leverett and Marietta Dague. She graduated from Kennewick High in 1940 as did her high school sweetheart, Wendell. Pearl was on the Camp Fire Council for many years. She organized and helped with many Kennewick High School Class Reunions. Pearl was very active in DAR (Daughters of American Revolution) and was Regent in the Kennewick Chapter for several years.

Pearl was active in the First United Methodist Church and Joy Fellowship circle. She helped to get handbells for the church. Pearl was the church wedding hostess for close to 30 years.

Pearl and Wendell were founding members and helped with the East Benton Historical Museum built. Pearl was active in the East Benton Historical Society.

Pearl was preceded in death by her husband Wendell, Daughter Lila and her parents Marietta and Leverett Dague.

She is survived by her brother, Lyle Dague of Grandview, WA; her daughter, Linda (Ken) Moszeter of Eugene, OR; sons, Larry (Sue) of Kennewick and Lynn (Pattie) of Kennewick. She is also survived by ten grandchildren: Meg Gentry, Tanya (Chad) Winkler, Lee (Stephanie) Bateman, Heath (Jennifer) Bateman, Shane Gentry, Brent Moszeter, Casey Bateman, Betsy (Patrick), Markus, Kyle (Mandy) Bateman, Carrie Bateman; and several great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be Friday, January 2nd, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Mueller's Chapel of the Falls at 314 W. First Ave. in Kennewick. There will be a Graveside Service on Saturday January 3, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at Riverview Heights Cemetery located on 10th and Olympia in Kennewick. A memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Tri-City Herald, December 28, 2008

1940Marion Davis
August 6, 1914 to July 12, 1986
Submitted to website

1940Gail Dennett
May 1978
Submitted to website

1940Bill Desgranges
Submitted to website

1940Kit Gifford
July 5, 1922 to April 19, 2007

Kit L. Gifford Jr., age 84, passed away on April 19, 2007 at Kennewick Life Care Center.
Kit was born in Kennewick, on July 5, 1922 to Kit Carson and Clara Ann Gifford. Kit attended school in Kennewick, graduating from Kennewick High and then attended Gonzaga University in Spokane. He was later recruited by the Air Force to be a bombardier in WW II. After discharge from the military he returned to Kennewick. He later started working at Hanford and work at the FFTF.
Kit was a member of the Eagles Lodge and a Gonzaga Alumni. He attended St Joseph Catholic Church in Kennewick.
He is survived by his niece Linda Riffle and husband Roger; 2 great-nephews, Raymond Andrew and PFC Jayson Mitchell, and two close friends, Delores Larson and Sadie Haff, who would spend time reading and talking with Kit.
A Rosary will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. at Mueller's Chapel of the Falls, 314 W. 1st Ave. in Kennewick. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2007, also at Mueller's Chapel of the Falls.
Tri-City Herald, April 24, 2007

1940Staffrin Grimshaw
Submitted to website

1940Bill Helm
Submitted to website

1940Gordon Hille
Gordon George Hille was born October 4th, 1922 to Emmanuel and Barbara (Gleich) Hille in a one room house in Paha, WA. The family moved to Kennewick when Gordon was two years old and he was later joined by a sister, Yvonne. He called Kennewick his home for the next 92 years, until his passing, family by his side, on January 13, 2017. As a youngster, Gordon played the clarinet, was on the varsity basketball team, became an avid card shark and served as Senior Class President before graduating from Kennewick High School in 1942. Just a few months after graduation, he was drafted during WWII and served from November 1942- February 1946 in the United States and South Pacific. He married the love of his life, Marie Liston, September 12, 1943 while on leave.

He two cared for family members while having a family of their own which included three daughters and a son. After his discharge from the Army on February 9, 1946, Gordon returned to Kennewick and began working for General Electric. His career spanned 40+ years and included working for a variety of companies in the Hanford Area. After retirement, he worked a job he loved, pulling soil samples for the USDA (and bestowing mounds of potatoes on his family). Gordon and Marie loved traveling throughout the US, Canada, Europe and beyond. They made many lifelong friends along the way. Gardening, bridge club, church and devoted, loving involvement in their children's lives lead to a very joyful life. Highlights of Gordon's later life including traveling to Washington DC provided by the generosity of Inland Northwest Honor Flight, with his son Dwight Hille. He enjoyed watching college football and baseball with his family, playing cards weekly and spending lots of time with the family he loved. In conversation he would often say, "We sure are lucky we have a great family that loves each other." This was truly what was most important to him.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, Emmanuel and Barbara, and his wife Marie of 55 years. He is survived by children Judith (Jerry) Titus, Karen Hille, Brenda (Phil) Baughman and Dwight (Janet) Hille. He was devoted to his grandchildren, Matthew, Daniel (Emmy), and Katherine Titus; Paul (Tami) Baughman, Beth (Chris) Maxson, Jordan (Rusty) Roth, David (Sarah) Hille, and Jenna Hille. He is also survived by 11 great grandchildren; Isaac and Ryan Baughman, Hope, Logan and Luke Maxson, Gracelyn, Gabriel, Benjamin and Hannah Roth, Adele and Henry Hille all of whom he adored. He is also survived by his sister Yvonne and many nieces and nephews. Gordon was active in his church, serving as a deacon, usher, and elder and in any other way needed. Gordon and Marie were active members of South Hills Church, in their later years. It could be said that he was truly a member of "The Greatest Generation" and his family would say that he was the Greatest indeed. He was a man who never said an unkind word about anyone. He was patient, kind, loving, and loved. He is deeply loved and missed by his family.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Jan. 18, 2017

1940Edna Hunt - Smith
Submitted to website

1940Vernon Keller
January 13, 1922 to August 2, 2010

On August 2, 2010, Vernon Castle Keller went to be with his Lord and Saviour, and to join his beloved wife, Violet.

Vernon was born January 13, 1922, in Lingell, Wyoming, to James and Cora Keller. He was the 6th of seven children. In 1935 the family moved from Lingell to the Tri-Cities and made their home in the Kennewick highlands.

He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1940 and lettered in football, basketball and track. After working a time in the Portland Shipyards, he then enlisted in the United States Navy and was in the Pacific during World War II. After the war he returned to the Tri-Cities and pursued a career in construction with his brother, Willard, and they were known as Keller Brothers Construction.

August 10, 1952, he married Violet Pearce, Nead. In their 53 years of marriage they lived in: Tri-Cities, Olympia, Nikiski, Alaska, Queen Valley Arizona and in the last years of their lives they settled back in the Tri-Cities.

Vern was an avid outdoorsman who liked his fishing and hunting. He passed this passion on to his son and grandsons. He was highly thought of by those who knew him; he never knew a stranger and always had a joke or story to tell.

Vern served as an elder in Nikiski Christian Center for a number of years. He lived to sharing his love for Christ and praying for others. Even in the last days of his life he was still praying for others. He and Violet touched many lives.

He was preceded in death by wife, Violet, parents, brothers Cleo, Willard, Andy, sisters Jenny, Edith and grandson Eddie.

He is survived by sister Mabel McFadden, daughters Dolores (Fred) Rector of Nebraska, Dorothy (Herman) Rippy of Pasco, Diane (Michael) Lindberg of Alaska and son Pastor Dan (Shirley) Keller of Pasco; 12 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 4 great, great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank everyone at the Royal Columbian, Callaway Gardens and Hospice.

The Family would like to invite all to a memorial service to remember Vernon's life. It will be held at Island View Worship Center (where his son is pastor) 1520 Fowler St Richland WA, Saturday September 11 at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice, Tri-Cities or a memorial to Island View Worship Center.
Tri-City Herald, September 9, 2010

1940William Kratzer
1922 to September 30, 2007

William Kinkaid 'Bill' Kratzer, 85, of Kennewick, Washington, died Sept. 30, 2007, at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Washington.
Bill, a lifelong resident of the Tri-Cities, was born in Kennewick in 1922.
Bill attended Kennewick High School and Washington State College in Pullman, interrupting his studies for service in the Army from 1944-46. He was wounded in Europe and received the Purple Heart.
Bill graduated with a degree in metallurgy after being discharged.
In 1944, Bill married Helen Irene LaRue. They settled in Richland.
Bill was an accomplished bridge player and played several times a week up until his death. He became a deacon at All Saints Episcopal Church in 1971, serving faithfully for decades. He belonged to the American Nuclear Society and other occupational organizations.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 13, at 2 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 1322 Kimball Ave., Richland, WA 99352.

1940Lindley Lewellen
Submitted to website

1940Frank Van Martin
Submitted to website

1940Lodema McKelvey - Roberts
Submitted to website

1940Leon Millak
Submitted to website

1940Dorothy Nellora Mills - Eby - Smith
April 1, 1922 to April 9, 2006

Dorothy Nellora Smith passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2006 at Highline Hospital in Burien, Washington. Dorothy was born on April 1, 1922 in Kennewick, Washington to Fred and Mabel Mills, longtime Kennewick residents and founders of the Lutheran Church in Kennewick. She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1940 and attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Dorothy married the late Emerson Eby in 1942 and they had four children; Michael Eby, Molly Williams, Frederick Eby and Ralph Eby. Dorothy is survived by her husband Robert Smith who she married in 1985, her brother James Mills of Richland, Washington, her children, Bob’s children and 1- great-grandchildren. There will be a graveside service on Thursday, April 13 at 10:30 at Desert Lawn Cemetery, 1401 S. Union Street in Kennewick. There will be a memorial service at the First Lutheran Church, 418 N. Yelm in Kennewick, at 11:30.
Tri-City Herald, April 13, 2006

1940Jack Oliver
April 16, 1922 to April 11, 1990

Jack Oliver passed away from complications for surgery from esophageal cancer. Jack, a member of a pioneer Kennewick family, was the son of H. E. "Brick" Oliver (a graduate of KHS) and Marilla Mickle. Jack was a veteran of the Army Air Corp serving in the Pacific Theatre during World War II, during his lifetime he was a devoted member of the American Legion, the 40-8 and the Pasco Elks Lodge. He served for many years as a volunteer firefighter in the Kennewick Fire Department. Jack was proud of his roots in Kennewick and remained a faithful friend to those who were his friends at KHS Jack was married to Barbara Marshall Oliver, Pasco High School Class of '43. Jack was very proud of his family, particularly his grandchildren; Hannah Bennett, Barclay Oliver, Sean Oliver, Joy Oliver and Merrick Adams. At the time of his passing he was living in the home his parents had built by Dutch Schultz in 1933, it remains the Oliver Family Home.
Submitted to website by his son, Jack Oliver (KHS 1961)

1940Irene Olson - Lechelt
June 13, 1922 to January 17, 2004

Irene graduated from KHS never having missed a day of school in 12 years. She was awarded the school letter in basketball for the 1937-38 seasons. Irene loved to travel, garden and play piano; she operated a catering business during the 50's; she was married for 48 years to Ivane M Lechelt, and had 2 daughters: Kathryn and Julia, and 1 grand daughter: Rebecca.
Tri-City Herald May 31, 2004

1940Russell Peter
October 30, 1921 to February 15, 1993
Submitted to website

1940Roy Peterson
Submitted to website

1940Nelson Quast
December 29, 1919 to December 29, 2001
Submitted to website

1940Lorene Rauscher - Guyer
September 6, 1922 to October 1989
Submitted to website

1940Ruth Safford - Biegle
June 8, 1922 to January 1978
Submitted to website

1940Ruby Safford - Woodruff
June 8, 1922 to May 17, 2011

Ruby Ann Woodruff, 88, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Kennewick General Hospital. She was born June 8, 1922 in Kennewick, Washington to Rufus and Verda Safford. Ruby and her twin sister, Ruth, grew up in the Horse Heaven Hills with their older sister, Marie, and older brothers, Ralph, Ellrie, Roy, John and George. She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1940 and worked as a teacher’s aide for kindergarten classes before marrying James E. Woodruff on September 29, 1941. All of her siblings have preceded her in death and her husband passed away in 2005. They shared 63 years together.

Ruby worked as a waitress for Kinney’s Fine Foods, Dean’s Steak House, The Scimitar Restaurant, Moose Lodge and Eagles before retiring from Roy’s Smorgy in 2004. After her retirement, she moved to the Manor at Canyon Lakes. Because of health problems, she moved to the Canyon Lakes Restorative and Rehabilitation in January 2010. She loved the activities especially Bingo, Pinochle, and Wii games.

Ruby is survived by her son James and wife Chris; daughter Barbara Norvell; grandson Randy Hyatt and wife Eva; granddaughter Julie Lindstrom and husband Butch; grandson Eric Woodruff; granddaughter Michelle Woodruff; great-grandson Cody Hyatt, wife Bea and great-great-grandson Myles; great-granddaughter Casie Hyatt, fiancé Garrett Cummings and great-great-grandson Layton. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

The family wishes to thank the kind and caring staff at the Manor at Canyon Lakes and Canyon Lakes Restorative and Rehabilitation Center for taking such very good care of Ruby the last six years.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 23, 2011, 1:00 p.m., at Mueller’s Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 14th & Union Street, Kennewick with viewing beginning at Noon. Interment will follow at Desert Lawn Memorial Park.

1940Truman Louis Selph
May 18, 1921 to February 4, 2006

Truman Louis Selph, 84 passed away Saturday, February 4, 2006 in Pasco, WA He was born May 18, 1921, to Claude and Edith Selph. He was raised in Kennewick WA, and graduated from Kennewick High in 1940. Truman enlisted in the United States Navy and was on a Submarine Tender in World War II. In 1945, he married Dorothy Sweier.
Truman is survived by his wife Dorothy of 60 years; his children, Judy Coddington (Jeff), Folsom, CA, Kathy Moller (Ken), Mount Vernon, WA, Mary Ehrhart (Mark), Basin City, WA, Paul Selph (Teresa), Pasco, WA. David Selph, Pasco, WA, and Jayne Seaboldt, (Dean) Spokane WA; The recitation of the rosary will be Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at Mueller’s Greenlee Funeral Home, 1608 West Court Street, Pasco. Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1320 West Henry Street, Pasco. Burial will follow at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 10th and Union, Kennewick. Viewing will be on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mueller’s Greenlee Funeral Home.
Tri-City Herald February 7, 2006

1940Hugh Shepard
Submitted to website

1940Betty Sonderman - Taylor
Submitted to website

1940Phil Talbot
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1940Willis Taylor
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1940David Bartman Wooden
Submitted to website

1941Margaret Abken - Felton
October 5, 1922 to April 29, 1996
Submitted to website

1941Doris Aman - Moran
December 7, 1922 to October 23, 1994
Submitted to website

1941Jack Atterbury
Submitted to website

1941Henry Belair, Jr
October 27, 1922 to December 7, 2010

Henry Belair never knew a stranger; everyone was a friend. For about 50 years he was the owner of O'Henry's Go-Go in downtown Kennewick.

He was born in Pasco and attended Kennewick schools graduating in 1941. After briefly attending Washington State University, he enlisted in the Navy. Upon being honorably discharged, he returned to Kennewick to join the family business, Bel-Air's Bakery, which was established in 1927.

Henry infused his own personality into the business. He made square shaped donuts (called squarenuts, of course), introduced double-wrapped bread which he claimed kept the bread fresh twice as long, and created the all-day cookie, which was the size of a plate.

In the early 1960s, the business evolved from a bakery to a sitdown eatery known for its breakfast, hamburgers, soups, and pies. He changed the name of the business to O'Henry's after one of his customers said, 'Oh, Henry, you're always making so many changes around here.' The name stuck.

The walls and tables of O'Henry's included hundreds of photos and memorabilia. Class pictures that once hung at Kennewick High School were popular with the customers. So were the autographed headshots of dozens of celebrities that Henry 'met' through the mail. Some of them even wrote complimentary comments about his food, despite never being in Kennewick. The place was never boring. Once he had a best-looking legs contest and customers were encouraged to vote for their favorite from a group of pictures. Henry's legs won. He denied stuffing the ballot box.

In 1984, Henry received national media attention after placing a help wanted ad in the local newspaper. The ad solicited go-go dancers over the age of 60. The idea came to him after the morning coffee klatch kept requesting 'dancing girls' to liven up the place. Since all the coffee drinkers were over 60, he felt the dancers should be age appropriate. Extensive media coverage included the CBS Morning News, Paul Harvey, Wall Street Journal, and even a television station from Japan. Following this media coverage, the restaurant was henceforth called O'Henry's Go-Go.

He died peacefully in his sleep from natural causes. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; sons Roger, Randy and Ron; grandson Connor; and daughters-in-law, Candace and Shannon. Also, nephew, Dave Normile, and niece, Sherry Isenhath and her husband Stan. His passing was preceded by his grandson, Evan, and a sister, Lorene.

Henry loved his family, his dogs, his customers, and Kennewick. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you call a friend you haven't seen for some time and take them out for dinner. Henry would have liked that.
Tri-City Herald, December 12, 2010

1941Mae Benfield - Bondurant
Submitted to website

1941Mildred Billingsley - Skinnell
September 10, 1923 to March 27, 2007

Mildred Louise Skinnell was born on September 10, 1923, in Portland, OR. She graduated from Kennewick High School Class of 1941. She was the contact person for the Class of 1941 reunion for 2008. She married Alfred J. Skinnell, December 3, 1941. She grew up in Kennewick, WA, and her last place of residence was Tri-City Retirement Inn Pasco, WA. She attended the First Baptist Church. She was a typist for Pishcell's Yearbook Publishing and a homemaker.
Mildred loved to read, go to senior activities and trips, play pinochle at Kennewick Senior Center, and sing in the church choir. She also enjoyed classical music. Mildred was a social butterfly, she loved to be busy and be with other people. In her younger years she loved to square dance.
Mildred is survived by three sons, Alfred C. Skinnell of West Richland; David W. Skinnell of Seattle, WA; and Keith F. Skinnell of Seattle, WA; one sister Donna M. Fisher of Kennewick, WA; one brother James Billingsley of Kennewick, WA; 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Mildred was preceded in death by her husband Alfred J. Skinnell, her son Richard J. Skinnell and parents Walter J. and Maria F. Billingsley.
A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday March 31, 2007 at the First Baptist Church, 1105 N. Road 36 Pasco, WA. There will be a reception to follow the service in the fellowship hall at the church. There will be a private interment at Columbia Memorial Garden, Pasco, WA.

1941Bob Boise
Submitted to website

1941Pete Curtis
Submitted to website

1941Jean Dahl
Submitted to website

1941Russell Day
Russell L Day a native of Kennewick was born on January 24, 1922 passed away on October 29, 2013 at the age of 91. He was very proud of the fact that he lived the majority of his 91 years in Kennewick. The only time he didn't live in Kennewick was while he was serving in the Navy. While stationed in Massachusetts he met his wife of 57 years, Mary Kennedy Day and married on August 10, 1946.

After his tour of duty they returned to Kennewick where he was an ironworker and various other jobs and then decided to train as an insurance salesman. After which time he became licensed he along with his wife Mary owned and operated Dunning Ray Insurance of Richland. Dad was very proud of the fact that he was able to retire at the age of 55. Russ enjoyed bowling, hunting and golfing. He and Mary took many trips together with various friends to Reno, & Jackpot NV. and several cruises together from the Caribbean to Alaska.

Russ was the youngest of 4 children; he was preceded in death by all of his siblings, his wife and his son-in-law Bob Sanders whom he thought of as a son.

Russ leaves behind one son Terry Day his wife Bonetta; two daughters Retha Sanders; and Pam Wright and her husband Dan. He has 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson.

His family would like to thank Dr. Kohan for his many years of taking care of dad, and all the staff at Callaway Gardens for the tender loving care he received while he lived there.

On November 16th at 1 pm Russ will be buried with Military Honors at Desert Lawn Memorial Gardens in
Published in Tri-City Herald on Nov. 3, 2013

1941Leroy Desgranges

Our much loved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather, Leroy W. Desgranges, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 14, 2014. Leroy was born to Walter W. Desgranges and Viola V. Buckstruck-Desgranges on August 28, 1922 in Kennewick, Washington.

He was preceded in death by his Father, Mother and Brother Russel Desgranges.

Leroy attended primary schools in Kennewick and graduated from Kennewick High in 1941. Upon his graduation he entered the United States Army and served our Country proudly in World War II as an MP from 1942 through 1946. Once he returned to Kennewick, he married the love of his life, Alene Bradley, on May 21, 1946 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Leroy and Alene would have been married for 68 years this May. From their love three children were born. Orvil L. Desgranges (wife Kathy, son Scott, and daughter Cathy), Diana L. Desgranges-Domas (husband Gary, son Chad, daughter Stephanie, and son Todd) and Linda M. Desgranges-Williams (husband Steve, sons Mark and Steven, and daughter Kimberly). There are 19 great-grandchildren. Leroy was a family man and he is loved and will be greatly missed by all of us.

Leroy was a superintendent for the Port of Pasco for 22 years before being forced to retire due to health concerns in 1982. When he retired he could be found much of this time tinkering with the many clocks that were his hobby. If you ever went to their home, at the top of the hours it could be quite a sound. The sound of his clocks will be what the family will always remember fondly. He loved to go hunting for arrowheads. This last year he was able to donate several large boxes of artifacts to the Indian Museum in Toppenish, Washington. Leroy was a quiet man, always listening and his sense of humor was unmatched. You would think he was just tuning everyone out until he got a zinger in there that got us all to laughing and his chuckle could be heard above the rest. It was one of the best sounds.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Feb. 18, 2014

1941Arthur Dimond
Submitted to website

1941Carol Doyle - Hue
Coral Hue, born in 1922, died on March 6th at the age of 95. She was born and lived all of her life in Kennewick. She married the love of her life, Lorence Hue, in 1944 and was married to him for over 50 years. She loved being a housewife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Heaven on earth for Coral was holding and nurturing babies and watching them grow up.

She was also superb seamstress and a life-long member of the First Lutheran Church in Kennewick. She is survived by her son, Ronald Hue (wife Joan), daughter Janice McAuliffe, (husband Johnny), four granddaughters Teri Comstock, Brooke Thomas, Courtney Wilson, Bridgette McAuliffe, and great grandson Shawn Comstock, as well as numerous and beloved nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorence, Sisters Dorothy Britton, Lois Weltz, and Brothers Don Doyle and Jim Doyle.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Mar. 8, 2017

1941Frank Dunlap
November 23, 1922 to April 1987
Submitted to website

1941Rodney Easterwood
Submitted to website

1941Harold Foraker
December 30, 1923 to February 3, 2010

Harold L. Foraker, age 86, passed away suddenly at his home in Richland, WA, on February 3, 2010. Harold was born to William and Bertha Foraker in Kennewick, WA, on December 30, 1923. Following graduation from Kennewick High School in 1941, Harold served in the American Merchant Marine Service during WWII. In 1945, he met the love of his life, Vi Breitenfeldt, at a Christmas dance in Prosser, WA. They were married two months later. At the time of his death, Harold and Vi were three weeks away from celebrating their 64th wedding anniversary.

As a young man, Harold started a painting business and continued working in this trade until his retirement from the Hanford site in 1986. During retirement he enjoyed the many road trips he and Vi took to the Washington and Oregon Coasts. While raising his family, Harold spent many memorable weekends fishing, hunting and camping with family and friends. At home he enjoyed working in his shop on woodworking and numerous other projects. Harold was an easy man to like and love. He had a remarkably positive outlook on life.

Harold is survived by his wife, Vi Foraker; two sons, Larry Foraker of Buckley, WA, Ron (Stacey) Foraker of Pasco; and five grandchildren, Erik, Jason, Alex, Drew and Hayley Foraker. He is also survived by his sister, Viola Myhre, of Yuma, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Phillip.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Harold's life to be held at the Courtyard Marriot in Richland on Saturday, February 13, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tri City Herald, February 7, 2010

1941Naomi Foraker - Ash
Naomi Margaret Foraker Ash passed away at Brookdale Torbett Assisted Living Center, Richland, WA on February 10, 2016 after a long struggle with TIAs, dementia and cancer. She was born in Spokane, WA on April 20, 1923 to Samuel G. Foraker and Clara Nevada Dague. Part of her early childhood was spend in Fresno, Tulare, and Porterville, CA. The family returned to Kennewick in 1929, where she attended all 12 years of school, graduating in 1941.
During her school years, she was active in 4-H and enjoyed demonstrating her talents in cooking and sewing. She married Wilbur Howard Ash on June 20, 1941, at the First Christian Church in Kennewick by Rev. Ernie Mitchell, who was the same minister who had married her parents in 1922. Wilbur had enlisted tin the Army Air Force and was stationed at Ft. George Wright in Spokane, WA, so their first home was an apartment on Broadway, across the Spokane River and within walking distance from the Fort, but crossing on the railroad trestle.
Stretching the military pay of $30/month, plus a small separate pay allowance for living off the base, was a challenge, and as Naomi said, “the months often lasted longer than the money” even though the apartment rent was only $16 per month. Her Montgomery Ward scholarship funds to pursue a music career at Whitman College Department of Music in Walla Walla, were changed so she could attend Kinman Business University in Spokane.
The clouds of war and military buildup, meant many changes. Then came Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and rapid changes Geiger Field and then officer Candidate School at Camp Lee, Virginia, where she pinned the Lieutenant bars on her husband. Then it was to Lemoore Field, CA, Dry Lake at Lancaster CA, with Santa Ana Air base as the next stop. Upon her husband’s shipping out to England with the 8th Air Force in 1942, she moved to Bremerton, WA to be with her parents for the duration of the war where she worked for the Housing Authority and the National Bank of WA and wrote lots and lots of V-Mail letters to England. She commented, “37 months was a long, long, long time”. Then WWII ended in 1945 and her husband was home and released from the Air Force, she changed careers to that of being a homemaker and mother. Her husband’s employment with the Veterans Administration called for a move to Spokane. His subsequent employment with the National Bank of Commerce brought moves to Seattle and a transfer to Quincy, WA in the early days of the Columbia Basin Project.
Their purchase of an irrigated farm unit in 196, provided opportunities for their family (three sons and a daughter) to have 4-H and FFA livestock and farm operation experience for five years. In 1968 the family moved to Grandview, WA. In 1985, her husband retired from the bank. The home in Grandview as sold in 1997, household belongings put in storage and for the next two years she and her husband lived in their motor home and traveled the US and western Canada, enjoying the scenery, National Parks, historic places, points of interest and just plain visiting and making new friends where they wen. On one trip they followed the Oregon Trail from Oregon to Independence, MO. Another was visiting the Amish of Ohio and Indiana in their homes, their businesses, and schools. They bought a home in Lynnwood, WA in 1999. After being there for six years they moved back to Kennewick. A who different city than it was in 1941.
Naomi was an accomplished pianist and organist whose talent was utilized in the church, school, wedding and community activities where she lived. Number one priority in her life was her family. She had many special interest sewing, ceramics, music, church, travel and people. She was a good conversationalist, had a quick wit a, and a pleasant attitude. Her sense of family pride and devotion, her solid moral values, her optimist outlook, her good sense of humor, and her love of life will be missed by her family and all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Richard Foraker. She survived by her husband Wilbur Ash, three sons, one daughter, fifteen grandchildren and twelve-great-grandchildren. Sons and Grandchildren: R. Wayne (Cathy) Ash; three sons Ryan, Kevin, and Nathan. Lowell Ash; three daughters Rebecca, Amanda, and Nicolle, and two sons Peter and Scott. Gary (Barb) Ash; three sons Michael (Samantha), Paul (Rachel) and Stephen. Daughter and Grandchildren: Laurel (Larry) Hansen; one son Thomas, and three daughters, Julie (Kurt) Hansen, Diana (Jason) Guy, and Karen. She was a long time member of the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grandview WA.

Published in the Tri-City Herald on February 14, 2016

1941Bruce Frazier
Submitted to website

1941Earnest Raymond Fries
Submitted to website

1941Warren Giles
March 16, 1923 to June 21, 1992
Submitted to website

1941Bill Goudie
Submitted to website

1941Robert G Graves
March 5, 1923 to March 20, 2005
Submitted to website

1941Juanita Grimshaw - Spilman
August 7, 1923 to May 23, 2004

Juanita and her husband LeRoy retired to Whidbey Island. She 4 sons, one daughter, nine grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
Tri-City Herald June 1, 2004

1941Ray Hanratty
November 26, 1978

Ray Hanratty was my father. He played football at Kennewick High. He passed away of a heart attack on November 26, 1978 at the young age of 55. He had three sons, Raymond (Ray), Richard (Dick) and Patrick Joseph (Joe). He spent his professional life as a baker. He bought a house in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle in the early 1950's and was living there when he passed away. His wife, Norma, is still alive and resides in Monroe, WA
Submitted to website by Dick Hanratty (son)

1941Thomas Hembree
1924 to December 7, 1941

Tommy Hembree, a Kennewick native, died in the surprise Japanese attack that launched the United States into World War II.

Hembree, the youngest of five Kennewick siblings, arrived in Hawaii only days before the attack that claimed the lives of 2,341 servicemen.

He was one of two sailors in the radio room of the Curtiss when it took a direct hit. Both were severely burned.

His remains were buried at Punchbowl in a grave marked "Unknown, December 7, 1941" until his identity was confirmed in 2001 through testing at the Central Identification Laboratory-Hawaii.

He was buried with full military honors and a marked grave in 2002.
Tri-City Herald article, December 7, 2011

1941Douglas Keith Jones
August 24, 1922 to October 20, 2004
Submitted to website

1941Don R Larkin
June 7, 1924 to September 29, 2000
Submitted to website

1941George Lewis
May 19, 1923 to January 17, 1978
Submitted to website

1941Marjorie Mason - DuBeau
July 1, 1923 to April 18, 2005
Submitted to website

1941Alvin McCamish
December 13, 1949
Killed In Service
Submitted to website

1941Joyce Mulkey - Rutherford
Submitted to website

1941Neva Neel - Conlen
October 18, 1922 to March 26, 2000
Submitted to website

1941Joe Osborne
May 1, 1922 to May 15, 2009

Joseph Vernon Osborne Jr. was born in a little house near the intersection of 19th and Washington Street, in Kennewick Washington, on May 1, 1922, to Joseph Victor Osborne Sr. and Laura Inez Elliott Osborne. Joe died on May 15, 2009, surrounded by his family, friends and the caring staff at the Hospice at the Chaplaincy in Kennewick, Washington.

Joe developed a passion for music at an early age. Some of his fondest memories were playing in the Pasco Drum and Bugle Corps with friends. Joe could not wait to graduate from high school but decided to join the Merchant Marine and later obtained his high school diploma while in the service. He was proud to be included in the Class of 1941's class picture hanging in Oh Henry's Restaurant in downtown Kennewick.

Joe married the love of his life, Betty Evelyn Laverne Templeton, whom he had met when her parents ran the coffee shop at the Pasco Hotel on Lewis Street.

Upon being released from active duty in 1946, Joe and his new bride returned to Kennewick, where he worked at Hanford. After about five years, his friend, Bob Matheson, persuaded him to join him in the real estate and insurance business in what was then Spaulding and Matheson. That began a career that lasted 45 years. Joe completed his career with Harold Thompson and finally Dave Retter at Windermere.

Joe was recognized for his many contributions to the community by being honored as Kennewick Man Of The Year. Joe continued to serve his community.

Joe is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty; son Steve (Karen); daughters Kathy Schneider and Leslie Osborne; grandchildren, Kara Osborne-McCord (RB); Lieutenant Commander Drew Osborne, USN; Jay Schneider, Lauren and Lindsay Delashmutt; and five great-grandchildren. Joe is also survived by his sister, Jean Carpenter (Chuck) and their two sons, Mark and Casey Carpenter.

Viewing will be Thursday, May 21, 2009, from noon until 8:00 p.m. at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home on 10th & Union. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., May 23, 2009, at the Kennewick First United Methodist Church, 2 South Dayton in Kennewick. Following the service, a reception in celebration of Joe's life will be held at the Clover Island Motor Inn at 1:00 p.m.
Tri-City Herald, May 19, 2009

1941Jean Osborne - Carpenter
October 18, 1923 to July 19, 2011

M. Jean Osborne Carpenter passed away peacefully in Olympia, WA, on July 19, 2011. Jean was born in Kennewick, WA, on October 18, 1923, and was a lifelong member of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph V. Osborne, and son, Dr. G. Casey Carpenter.

Jean was a friend to all and stranger to no one. She enjoyed many years of travelling with her beloved husband of 61 years, Chuck, and friends and family.

She is survived by her husband Charles W. Carpenter, Olympia, WA, her son, Mark C. Carpenter, Redmond, WA and two loving grandchildren, Cody Carpenter, Redmond, WA and Morgan Carpenter, Amherst, NH.
Tri-City Herald, July 31, 2011

1941Jim Reed
September 19, 1922 to March 15, 2000
Submitted to website

1941Bill Rokkan
August 11, 1922 to February 14, 1999
Submitted to website

1941Wallace Scott
Submitted to website

1941Alice (Tommy) Sebern
October 17, 1923 to 1941
Submitted to website

1941Neil Simmelink
March 7, 1923 to April 1985
Submitted to website

1941Ruth Simmelink - McFarland
November 28, 1924 to May 24, 2006

Tommy was born in Kennewick, WA, to Merrill “Bob” and Ruth Simmelink. She loved riding horseback and became the 1940 Kennewick Rodeo Queenl. The family moved into town where she was a second generation graduate of Kennewick High in 1941 achieving top in her class. She graduated from Washington State College and moved to Coeur d’Alene, ID, to work as home economics instructor for Washington Water Power. She married Robert B. McFarland in 1948. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, R.M. “Cork” Simmelink. She is survived by her daughters, Jane Peterson of Bayview and Mary Lewis (Doug) of Montesano, WA, and her son, Dr. Robert M. McFarland of Coeur d’Alene, five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Kennewick kin, Leona Mackenstadt (Howard) sister, and sister-in-law Audrey Simmelink, and about 100 cousins living in the Tri-City area.
Tri-City Herald, June 18, 2006

1941Dorothy Snyder - Abken
October 13, 1922 to June 7, 2011

Dorothy P Snyder Abken, passed away on June 7, 2011. She was born in Cambridge, Idaho on October 13, 1922 to Vern and Florence Snyder.

The Family moved to Kennewick in 1937. She attended Kennewick High School. Dorothy married William Abken in 1941. She and Bill farmed in the Horse Heaven Hills for 12 years before opening Cash and Carry Auto Salvage, which they owned and operated for several years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers; husband Bill, son Bill Jr, daughter Barbara DeWitz, granddaughter Julie Ludeman and great-granddaughter Lauren Ludeman.

She is survived by son Harvey (Sue) Abken, Kennewick, daughter Jeri Hankel, Spokane, grandchildren, Tom (Lisa) DeWitz, Tim (Kerri) DeWitz, Kelly Abken, Kori (Don) Leonard, Bill Abken, Ashley (Mike) Abken, Jake Abken, Aimee (Mike) Bergeson, Eddee Chapman, 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

At her request there will be no services.

"Across the years I will walk with you-in deep green forest, on shores of sand and when our time on earth is through, in heaven is when you will have my hand."
Tri-City Herald, June 16, 2011

1941Forest Spears
Killed In Service
Submitted to website

1941Mildred L Spreen
Submitted to website

1941Robert Taylor
Submitted to website

1941Charles Tramel
October 10, 1922 to June 26, 1987
Submitted to website

1941Betty Watts - Doyle
Submitted to website

1941Harold Eugene Whittemore
1920 to 1942
Killed In Service on Peleliu Island
Submitted to website

1941Gwendolyn Wilkerson
Submitted to website

1941Merle Wright
December 5, 1920 to June 21, 2012

Merle Ellis Wright, age 91, went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 21, 2012. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. A gracious gentleman who enjoyed the fellowship of many friends; Merle loved God and his family above all else. His loving strong heart exemplified honesty, integrity and Christian principles that will be missed by all who knew him.

Born December 5, 1920, in Summit, SD to Fred and Clara (Van Schaick) Wright, he was their youngest son; and at age 14, during The Great Depression, he moved with his family to the Tri-Cities, WA, area. A Kennewick High School graduate; Merle attended BehnkeWalker Business College and Northwest Nazarene College before his studies were interrupted in 1942 by WWII and serving in the US Navy as a radioman aboard the USS Chandler.

He met Loretta Mills in the TriCities and they were married on Sept. 10, 1946. Together they raised three children in a loving Christian home filled with laughter. Merle's insurance career began in 1946; becoming an independent insurance agent and eventually owning his own agency. Retiring in 1985, Merle and Loretta eventually settled in Lynden in 1992 to be near their grandsons. Actively involved in the community, Merle was a member of Grace Baptist Fellowship, Lynden Senior Center and VFW Post 9703. He and Loretta were presented with Whatcom County's Hearts and Hands Award for their volunteer work and leading the zany LooneyTooney Kitchenaires Band.

A godly man, Merle was active in the Nazarene Church for many years; where he served as Sunday School teacher, youth group leader, senior adult leader and was a perennial board member. Gifted with a beautiful tenor voice, he and Loretta sang together for many years and Merle was a charter member of Kennewick's barbershop quartet. He was an avid Phoenix Suns basketball fan. Go Phoenix Suns!

Merle's family sincerely thanks the doctors and staff who loving cared from him at Madrona Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital and Whatcom Hospice.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Loretta; children, Doug (Eunice) Wright of Custer, WA, Merrilee (Dave) Downey of St. Louis Park, MN and Marva (Dan) Preas of College Place, WA; along with grandsons, Austin and Kyle Wright. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Boyd and Clayton.

Graveside services with military honors are scheduled Thursday, June 28, 10:00 a.m. at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick, WA. The family suggests memorials to Grace Baptist Fellowship, 338 N. Park St., or Lynden Senior Center, 401 Grover St. both of Lynden, WA 98264. You are invited to share your memories and condolences in the online guest book at www. gilliesfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home of Lynden.
Tri-City Herald, June 26, 2012

1941Katherine Wyatt - Shegene
Submitted to website

1941Louise Yoshino - Shegene
December 13, 1923 to October 22, 1999
Submitted to website

1942Irma Albrecht - Barker
April 26, 1924 to July 21, 2009

Irma Louise Barker was born April 26, 1924 to Edwin and Alma Albrecht in Kennewick, Washington. On July 21, 2009, Irma was called to her Lord and Savior. On her 21st birthday in 1945, Irma married Harold Barker. For 44 years they shared a life together before Harold passed away. During those years they raised three daughters, Carol, Linda and Susan. Irma and Harold both taught their girl's the importance of Christian faith and strong family values.

Most of her married life, Irma was a homemaker, however, she also had a great talent with numbers and worked as a bank bookkeeper when her children were older. If someone were asked how best to describe Irma, it would be that she had an incredible sense of humor. Her upbeat attitude and ease to smile will always be remembered.

Her husband, Harold, preceded Irma in death in 1989. She is survived by her brother, Art (Geri) Albrecht of Broomfield, CO; her daughters Carol (George) Clark of Kennewick, Linda (Bill) Tymer of Vancouver, WA, and Susan (Alan) Huibregtse of Sammamish, WA. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service for Irma will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1409 South Garfield, Kennewick, on Monday, August 10th, at 10:30 a.m. Please join the family as they celebrate Irma's life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Irma's name to Bethlehem Lutheran Scholarship Endowment Fund and sent to the church address.
Tri-City Herald, July 25, 2009

1942Merle Lee Babcock
January 12, 1925 to November 18, 2003

Merle retired in 1986 after 40 years of service for Northern Pacific and Burlington Northern RR. He was a humble man and a hard worker. His children and grandchildren will remember him as a tender, gentle, supportive father and grandfather who encouraged them in their success and helped them over the rough spots of life. Merle lived and enjoyed a full life. He married a beautiful woman (Beverly Reed) who adored him. He was respected and loved by all his family and friends.
Tri-City Herald December 3, 2003

1942James Billingsley
August 15, 1924 to January 7, 2011

James (Jim) Billingsley, 86, of Kennewick, WA, passed away January 7, 2011, at the Hospice House surrounded by loved ones. He was born August 15, 1924, in Portland, Oregon, the son of Walter and Maria Billingsley. He was one of three siblings, including sisters Mildred Skinnell and Donna Fisher.

On November 26, 1951 Jim married Marion Jean Bagley, his loving wife of 55 years. Together they made their home in Kennewick, WA. They had four children, daughter Mary Ann (Frank) Curtis, son Walter Billingsley, daughter Laura (Mike) Johnson, and daughter Donna (Jim) Kammeyer.

In May of 1943 Jim was inducted into the U.S. Army. He served in WWII, and was honorably discharged in April of 1946. Upon his return, Jim began serving as a volunteer firefighter for the Kennewick Fire Department. On July 1, 1950 James Billingsley became the first official paid firefighter for the City of Kennewick Station No 1. He was a charter member of the Local 1296 International Association of Firefighters Union when it was founded in 1958. Jim attained the rank of Captain before retiring from the Kennewick Fire Department in 1975. He held a number of other jobs during and following his career with the Kennewick Fire Department, including working for Doyle Brothers for many years.

Jim was actively involved in several organizations, including the Kennewick Retired Firefighters Association. He was also a Kennewick High School Alumni (class of 1942) and always looked forward to attending the 'All Class Reunions.' In addition, he was a loyal member of the Odd Fellows Lodge 222 in Kennewick for over 40 years where he was a Past Noble Grand.

Jim could always be found either gardening in the backyard, cookin up some 'good stuff Maynard,' or out in the garage sorting through hidden treasures or creating a 'better mousetrap'. He was a very generous man with a heart of gold, if you ever needed an odd or an end; he was the first and last place you would go to. Jim was a collector of the 'obscure and unique' with the mindset that someone, someday, would need it.

Jim was a quiet observer of all he surveyed, but when he spoke you knew to listen. He was always happy to see you, enjoyed his family and friends, and was the neighbor that everyone wished lived on their block. He was loved by many and is survived by his three daughters; Mary Ann, Laura, and Donna; daughter-in-law Jan Billingsley; grandchildren Jennifer, Paul, Dustin, Cynthia, Jason, Tiffany, Jennifer, Chad, Dawn, Jesse, Kimberly, and Brandon; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Larissa, Natasia, Jimmy, Abbie, Blake, Wyatt, Tamlyn, Isabella, Javen, Blaise, and Xander; sister, Donna Fisher; sister-in-law, Margie Kennish; several nieces and nephews; and very special friend, brother, and confidant, Bud Cleavenger.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Marion Billingsley, son, Walter Billingsley, and sister, Mildred Skinnell.

Please join the family and friends on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Mueller's Chapel of the Falls (314 W. First Avenue, Kennewick) to remember and honor the life of a great friend, Dad, Grandpa, and Papa, with reception to follow immediately at Mueller's. Chaplain Marty Koebler will be officiating.

In recent years Jim had become an active advocate for the establishment of the Kennewick Firefighters Museum. As an original founder of the Kennewick Firefighters Museum project it was his vision that the history of the local fire departments could be shared with others. In lieu of flowers, the family of Jim Billingsley requests that donations be made in his honor to Kennewick Firefighters Museum, Inc., c/o Marty Koebler, 5225 W. Clearwater, Apt. #E-1, Kennewick, WA 99336.
Tri-City Herald, January 11, 2011

1942Marie Bishop
Submitted to website

1942Robert Bishop
July 16, 1923 to July 27, 1994
Submitted to website

1942Corrina Blair - Betker
Submitted to website

1942Ethel Ann Campbell - Simsen
January 25, 1924 to August 15, 1994
Submitted to website

1942Eunice Campbell - Worden
March 29,1924 to March 3, 2013

Eunice Worden, wife, mother, grandmother, grandma great, and friend died peacefully at home in Burbank March 3, 2013 from ALS. She was born March 29, 1924 in Kennewick to Arthur and Kate Campbell and grew up with her brother, Kenneth in Anatone, White Bluffs, and Kennewick where she graduated from high school. She attended WSU and was recruited by Boeing as a draftsperson during WWII. Soon thereafter she married Harry (Bud) Oswalt and together they had four children and lived on a successful cattle ranch in Finley. A domestic marvel, Eunice gardened, canned, sewed, baked, cooked, led youth groups, and was active in PTA and Finley Methodist church.

In her 40's, Eunice returned to college and earned her Masters in education. She taught English in Kennewick schools for twenty years. After retiring, she was a student teacher supervisor for Eastern Washington University and later volunteered at CBC with students learning English.

Eunice loved to travel. She began by taking high school students to Europe and eventually visited almost every continent making connections with people all over the world. In 1991, she married Don Worden who became her eager and much-loved traveling companion. Together they created and shared a lovely home on the Snake river where they resided for more than 20 years.

Eunice was interested and involved in many things. She was a Rotary member, a Burbank Community member, a cast member with the Richland Community Players, an artist, a poet, a dancer, a bridge player, a lover of people, and a woman with a grand spirit of adventure.

Eunice is survived by her husband Donald Worden of Burbank, her son, Dale Oswalt (Beth) Kennewick, daughters, Claudia Haman (Laurie) Boulder,CO, Dianne MoonDancer (Lorraine) Whidbey Island, WA, Jane Chervenell (Gary) Kennewick and Joanne Carroll Aurora,CO, seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren as well as Don's five children and their families.
Tri-City Herald, March 5, 2013

1942Yvonne Davis - Hutteball
October 18, 1924 to July 1975
Submitted to website

1942Julia Durocher - Hively
Florence Durocher Hively, 93, of Kennewick, WA passed away on December 29, 2016 at Richland Rehabilitation Center after a series of illnesses. Julia was born to Celestin and Myrtle Durocher on December 3, 1923 in Malta, Montana, and grew up in Kennewick. She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1942, then attended Northwest Nazarene College. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Edmund R. Durocher, and husband James D. Hively. She is survived by their children, Doug Hively; Cindy (Tom) Pankaskie, and their children Matthew and Rachel; Patti (Mike) Weil and son Austin Hively; Craig (Larna) Hively, and their daughter Elley.

Julia met her husband Jim when both were working for Kennewick Furniture / Durocher's Furniture & Appliance. After their marriage, they purchased both ventures from Julia's father, combining them under the Kennewick Furniture label. Additionally, Jim and Julia owned and operated a quarter horse ranch, producing fine racing and show horses. Following Jim's death in 1976, Julia dissolved the ranch, and together with son Doug, continued to run the store successfully until they closed the store and she retired in 1989. Julia grew up in the Kennewick Church of the Nazarene, where she was a member until her death. She was a skilled seamstress, consummate homemaker and gardener, talented pianist, and avid reader.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Jan. 8, 2017

1942Walt Ehni
Submitted to website

1942Harry Estes
April 29, 1923 to August 18, 2001
Submitted to website

1942Merlin D Giles
May 9, 1924 to September 13, 2004
Submitted to website

1942Thelma Hacker - Russert
October 7, 1924 to May 14, 2011

Thelma Dean (Hacker) Russert was born October 7, 1924, in Stockton, Missouri, to Willard and Clara Hacker. She passed away at her home in Kennewick on May 14, 2011. Her family moved to Kennewick when she was 3 years old where she attended Kennewick schools.

She met and married Wert Russert in 1942. They lived and raised their family in Kennewick. They were married 66 years when her sweetheart passed away in 2008.

She is survived by her five children: Cynthia (Ken) Holman; Virginia (Sam) Heath; Diane Smith; Patricia (Don) Manhart; Wert (Marilyn) Russert; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter; sisters, Juanita Bishop and Wilma (Don) Grimshaw; sisters-in-law, Glenna Russert and Marilyn Hacker; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, brother and granddaughter.

She worked alongside her husband as a bookkeeper for their business. But her passion in life was being the ultimate homemaker. She had a talent for making memories and traditions for her children and grandchildren. She made the holidays perfect, she loved to decorate, sew, crochet and try new recipes. She was a gentle, graceful and beautiful lady. She was the best mom and and grandma. She will be terribly missed but her recipes will live on!

A graveside service will be held at Desert Lawn Mausoleum Sat, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at the Chaplaincy, Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, May 19, 2011

1942Tom Hamby
Killed In Service
Submitted to website

1942Winifred Hawn - Hamblin
December 27, 1922 to August 23, 2003
Submitted to website

1942Everett Hembree
Submitted to website

1942Bill Hoppy
Submitted to website

1942David Johns
Submitted to website

1942Jack Johnson
Submitted to website

1942Mary Jones - Bellamy
June 25, 1924 to October 1, 2005
Submitted to website

1942Victor Kippes
May 15, 1918 to January 5, 2011

Victor Charles Kippes was born in Marion, S.D., on May 15, 1918, to Michael and Rosalia Kippes. On January 5, 2011, he passed away in the West Highlands Kennewick home that he and other family members had built in 1951.

As a young teen, the family moved to Kennewick. To earn money, he hunted and trapped small game and later joined the 3C's.

After graduating from Kennewick High School he joined the Army Air Corp and served in the Philippines and New Guinea, manufacturing oxygen for fliers in WWII.

He returned to Illinois in 1946 after the war to marry his sweetheart Dorothy Ida Hertenstein, who he had met while training at Fort Scott.

Following their nuptials they moved to Kennewick. He began a long career with various contractors on the Hanford site as a pipefitter, affiliated with Local #598.

They were blessed with 5 children, Jack, Jane, Rick, Michael, and Tim, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was a faithful member of St. Joseph's Parish and then later The Parish of the Holy Spirit.

In the '60s and '70s he was the scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop #168 and was very proud to have his four sons achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.

He enjoyed watching all high school sports.

Hunting, fishing, and family campouts were some of his favorite activities and he loved being around horses and dogs.

An accordion player, along with his sister Esther and their friends, the Kellers, formed the band The 4K's and played for dances in grange halls and clubs around the Columbia Basin in the 50's. At family gatherings it was always fun to watch him play Beer Barrel Polka.

He was preceded in passing by his loving wife, Dottie. Vic is survived by his two sisters, Adelia Smith and Esther McClendon.

A memorial mass will be held at Parish of the Holy Spirit on Tuesday, January 11 at 10:30 a.m., followed by a graveside ceremony at Desert Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, because of Vic's great love and devotion to the Boy Scouts, memorial donations may be made to the Blue Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts.
Tri-City Herald, January 9, 2011

1942Theo Lampson - Wade
July 15,1924 to July 4, 2006

Theo Carol Wade, 81, passed away July 4, 2006, at Home Sweet Home. She was born in Kennewick, Washington, on July 15, 1924, to Lee and Lottie Lampson. She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1942. Theo and Gene met in high school. Gene was in the Navy and when he returned, they were married June 16, 1946. She is survived by her husband, Gene, daughter, Patricia Schmidt (Ira II), daughter, Barbara Wade, son, Steve Wade (Diane), grandsons, Jason Foraker, Alex Foraker, Ira Schmidt III, Ryan Wade and Kenny Wade. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Byron Lampson and Neil Lampson. Viewing will be held on Friday, July 7, 2007, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Mueller’s Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union, in Kennewick. Services will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2006, at 10 a.m. Mueller’s Tri-Cities funeral Home in Kennewick officiated by Pastor David Dillsworth.
Tri-City Herald, July 6, 2006

1942Dorothy Lee - Birrenkott
March 15, 1923 to July 28, 1988
Submitted to website

1942Dayle Lewis - Hess
Submitted to website

1942Marie Liston - Hille
December 7, 1923 to March 1998
Submitted to website

1942Elizabeth (Betty) Lynn - Keene
Submitted to website

1942Marjorie McReynolds - Mitchell
Submitted to website

1942Lester Duane Nielson
October 9, 1924 to September 16, 1943
Submitted to website

1942Marie Pardini
Submitted to website

1942Kenneth Poore
April 9, 1924 to March 28, 2003

"Ken fought in WWII and was a German POW. He graduated from the University of Oregon, owned his own business, and worked everyday until about 6 months before he died. He left a loving wife of 56 years, two children, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was the most beautiful person in my world both inside and out. I miss him everyday".
Submitted to website by his widow, Helen

1942Irma Pratt - Miller
June 14, 1924 to November 1992
Submitted to website

1942Agnes Quast - Ketchum
March 26, 1924 to June 22, 2003

Edna married Carl Ketchum who was stationed at the Pasco Naval Base during WWII She worked as a homemaker/mother (to her five daughters) and for a time with her husband in his TV repairs business. Agnes enjoyed golfing, gardening, reading and her family in her retirement.
Tri-City Herald June 25, 2003

1942George Reymore
August 1944
Killed In Service
Submitted to website

1942Zola Shattuck - Larsen
Submitted to website

1942Geraldine Shaughnessy - Mahoney
Geraldine Frances Mahoney, 89, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Lourdes Medical Center in Pasco, Washington.

Geraldine was born June 7, 1924 in her grandparents' house in Kennewick, Washington to Bill and Ella Shaughnessy. Geraldine graduated from Kennewick High School and worked at Hanford during World War II. She met and married Daniel Mahoney during that time and had five children, Timothy (Marcia), Dennis, Mary (Joe), Bill (Teena) and Patrick (Leslie). Besides being a devoted Mom and friend, Geraldine was a long and active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Geraldine worked as a District Court Clerk for the late Judge Albert Yencopal, where she then became lifelong friends with the Judge and his family.

After retirement from District Court, Geraldine worked part-time at her son Timothy's law office where she enjoyed her co-workers/friends Jenny Dove, (honorary daughter) Kay Kuklinski, and Sherrye Lysiak, as well as the many clients she was able to meet and help.

Geraldine also enjoyed keeping up with her grandchildren Matthew (Tori), Shaughn, Katie, Whitney, Dustin (Sheila) and great-grandchildren Jayden, Dalton, Andrew, Nicholas and Gail.

For the past thirty years Geraldine enjoyed her life and many interests with her friend and companion, Rene LaPierre, as well as with Rene's family which includes, Rene Junior, Teri, Joseph, Brett and Nanette.

With love and gratitude to Lourdes Medical Center and staff, Dr. Enrique Carter, Dr. V. Sambasivan, Dr. Donald Chilson and Thea Lakey-Fox, RN.

Geraldine was our rock, our beloved Mother, friend and companion. Will all our love forever.

Published in Tri-City Herald on September 22, 2013

1942Leonard Beryl Shields
June 4, 1923 to October 14, 1973
Submitted to website

1942Edward Smith
Submitted to website

1942Herbert Allen Smith
Submitted to website

1942Margaret Smith - Evett
Submitted to website

1942Marie Traeger
Submitted to website

1942Fred Watts
Submitted to website

1942Glenn Wilgands
Submitted to website

1942David Wright
Submitted to website

1943Conrad Bateman
June 22, 1925 to December 10, 2009

Conrad Eugene Bateman, 84, of Kennewick, died peacefully after an extended illness at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland on Thursday, December 10, 2009.

Conrad was born in Pasco, WA, on June 22, 1925, to Wallace and Eliza (Taylor) Bateman. Conrad grew up on the 'River Road' in Kennewick (now known as Columbia Park) on the family farm. Over time, the farm grew to include Bateman Island, where the family raised turkeys (lots and lots of turkeys) and wheat land acreage in the Horse Heaven Hills.

Conrad graduated from Kennewick High School in 1943. He had a passion for airplanes and flying and obtained his pilot's license in his early 20s. Although he was unable to serve in World War II because of the 'brother' law, he was proud of his dog's service in the U.S. Army K-9 Corps.

Conrad married Rose Fallgren, originally from Almont, ND, in March of 1947. They made their first home on Bateman Island at the 'Y' and had one daughter. After the floods of 1948 and 1949, the family moved to a few places until they permanently settled in the Kennewick Highlands, adding three more daughters to the family. Conrad lived there in the family home the rest of his life.

Conrad was a lifelong wheat farmer, remaining active in the family business well into retirement. He and Rose were active in the First Lutheran Church of Kennewick, especially during the earlier years of their family.

His travels included: Many trips to North Dakota; Hawaii/Maui; all the western states; road trip from here to New Orleans, LA, with family stops in between; Mexico; Canada; Alaska (to Anchorage via Al-Can Highway after it was built); Prudhoe Bay (North Slope); and many gambling spots.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Eliza; wife Rose; daughter Jackie; sister Vernita; and brother Wendell. He is survived by daughters: Connie (Chuck) Morby of Kennewick; Kathy Bateman of Kennewick; Diane Bateman (Rudy Cortez) of Bellingham; grandchildren: Chad (Wendy) Morby, Dan (Amy) Morby, Matthew (Rachel) Morby, Jennifer (Levi) Woods, Mike Morby, all of Kennewick; Taylor Bateman of Seattle; Chris Bateman of Gig Harbor; Robby Cortez of Orlando, FL; and Sophie Cortez of Bellingham; nine great-grandchildren plus one on the way.

Services will be held at the First Lutheran Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 19 (Yelm and Highway 395). Memorials or donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation , American Diabetes Association , American Cancer Society , and/or American Heart Association .
Tri-City Herald, December 16, 2009

1943Mary Boise - Czebotar
May 9, 1925 to February 4, 1999
Submitted to website

1943Robert Borgen
March 25, 1925 to May 1, 1999
Submitted to website

1943Russel E. Desgranges
January 29, 1925 to April 6, 2004

Russel was born in Kennewick and lived in the Tri-Cities until 1992; he died in Yuma, Arizona. He was a retired engineer for Burlington Northern Railroad.
Tri-City Herald April 9, 2004

1943Howard Keller
October 19, 1924 to November 2, 1998
Submitted to website

1943Edith Keller - Weisz
December 18, 1924 to August 28, 2001
Submitted to website

1943Leila Larsen - Zunker
September 25, 1925 to April 19, 2008

Long-time Kennewick resident, Leila Zunker, 82, whose loving nature and devotion to her six sons and their families made her the heart and soul of the Zunker family, passed away at Hospice on April 19, 2008, from cancer. She was born in Kennewick on September 25, 1925.

Leila attended school in Kennewick and graduated in 1943. After graduation, she worked at Consolidated Freightways, where she met her husband, Herbert S. Zunker. She was a very active den mother in Cub Scouts and volunteered her help whenever needed for 4-H projects while her boys were growing up. She also volunteered for many years at the Benton County Fair as the Superintendent of the poultry exhibit. Whenever any of her sons were involved in arm-wrestling matches, she would be their most enthusiastic fan. Leila loved to travel, and her most exciting trip was to France to visit a cousin.
Leila worked in the fabric department at Payless Drug for 20 years, and after retirement, she was active in the Kennewick Senior Citizen's Center, enjoying their fellowship and attending their Wednesday afternoon Bible study. She was an avid reader, exhibited her poetry and ceramics at the county fair, and crocheted many afghans that she gave away as treasured gifts to her family members.

Leila is survived by five sons, Larry (Debbie), Buzz (Toni), Herb, Lex (Leslie), and Leiton Zunker, all of Kennewick; eleven grandchildren, Stacy Ottley, Barbara Scott, Kelci, Beau, Zak, Natasha, and Tyler Zunker, all of Kennewick, Audra Plucker (North Carolina), Jake Zunker (U.S. Marines), Brandon Zunker (Tacoma), and Drew Zunker (Tacoma); sister, Joyce Sweany (Benton City), and eleven great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Herbert S. Zunker; son, Beau; two baby daughters; parents, Louis and Ella Larsen; brothers, Roy, Lester, Ward, Harold, and Gerald Larsen; and sister, Beulah Larsen all preceded her in death.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 5-8 pm and Thursday, April 24, 10 am to 1 pm at Mueller's Chapel of the Falls, 314 W. First Avenue in Kennewick.

A graveside service will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, April 24, at the Riverview Heights Cemetery, 1200 S. Olympia in Kennewick. Donations may be made to Hospice at the Chaplaincy, 2108 W. Entiat Avenue, Kennewick, WA 99337.
Tri-City Herald, April 23, 2008

1943Ray Clair LaRue
November 9, 1924 to January 29, 2005
Submitted to website

1943Reta Lee - Welch
July 22, 1925 to April 19, 2002
Submitted to website

1943James Lewis
Submitted to website

1943Alice Metz - McIntosh
Submitted to website

1943Phyllis Oliver
May 16, 2000
Submitted to website

1943Bill Paden
October 26, 1924 to October 23, 1998
Submitted to website

1943Wallace Preston
May 13, 1925 to March 2, 1988
Submitted to website

1943Melvin Pulliam
April 13, 2008
Submitted to website

1943Glenn Rathbun
March 14, 1923 to February 19, 1912

Glenn L. Rathbun born 3/14/23 in Kennewick, WA died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on 2/19/12 in Puyallup, WA. He was a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Survivors include children Dan, Kitty (Jerry), Patty (Wayne), Bob (Valree), Chris (Richard), Mark (Terry), Margie, Ken (Dawn), Leann (Paul); 16 grandchildren, 20 greatgrandchildren, 4 great-greatgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Nellie and daughter Margie.

Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1401 Valley Ave., Sumner, WA, 98390, 253-863-2253.
Tri-City Herald, February 22, 2012

1943Lewis K Roberson
June 1, 1923 to April 13, 2001
Submitted to website

1943Lois Satter - Peter
September 15, 1925 to June 5, 2004
Submitted to website

1943Raymond P Schwartz
September 23, 1923 to April 27, 1997
Submitted to website

1943Madene Shields - Dunning
March 21, 1925 to November 23, 2001
Submitted to website

1943John Smith
August 24, 1925 to September 28, 2008

John Dexter Smith, 83, was born on August 24, 1925, in Portland, Oregon, to Naval Captain Basil Burton Smith and Zella Pearl Malone Smith. In 1942, the family moved to Kennewick, Washington, where John attended Kennewick High School. After graduation, he attended the University of Washington while serving in the Navy ROTC. He then attended Ohio State. Upon returning to the Tri-Cities, John married Betty Jean Watkins in 1948, with whom he had three children, Kathleen, Douglas and Karen. In 1975, John's first grandchild, Alexis, was born to his daughter, Karen.

The nuclear industry was John's chosen career path, where he worked as a mechanical engineer (General Electric Atomics International and Battelle NW) and licensing examiner for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission until his retirement in 1987. While working for Battlelle Northwest, John designed several patented devices, including a device to help clean up aquatic oil spills.

John's interests ranged widely throughout his life, including scuba diving, sky diving, and flying. He was the proud owner of a Cessna 150, volunteering for air search and rescue and donating his time and use of his airplane to the Experimental Aircraft Association. As one of his many projects, he designed and built an amphibious biplane.

Finally, John donated his body to the U.S. Transuranium Registry to contribute to the study of the effects of high-dosage, long-term radiation exposure. He was a person of great loyalty, honesty and integrity and a loving husband and father. He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include wife Bettye W. Smith; son, Douglas D. Smith; daughters, Karen L. Ashley and Kathleen A. Smith; granddaughter, Alexis A. Haase; sister, Shirley Snyder; sister-in-law, Mary Wood; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are parents, Basil B. Smith and Zella Malone Smith; brother, James Smith; and sister, Jean Hughes.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 18, 2008, at Einan's Funeral Home, Richland.
Tri-City Herald, October 9, 2008

1943Helen Wadingham - Emerson
May 14, 1925 to May 31, 1992
Submitted to website

1944Wilma Biegel - Sams
March 21, 1926 to February 1993
Submitted to website

1944Donna Billingsley - Fisher
July 18, 1926 to September 11, 2011

Donna Margaret (Billingsley) Fisher, 85, of Kennewick, WA, passed away September 11, 2011, at Life Care Center in Kennewick surrounded by loved ones. She was born July 18, 1926, in Colfax, WA, the daughter of Walter and Maria Billingsley. Donna was one of three siblings, including brother James Billingsley and sister Mildred Skinnell.

Donna married Don Fisher in 1954 and they had one daughter, Sidnie. They made their home in New Carlisle, Ohio. Donna was a Hairstylist for over 50 years; she treasured her years with her salon family at Park Layne Stylists. Upon retiring she returned to Kennewick to be closer to her siblings.

Donna was actively involved in several organizations. She was a Kennewick High School Alumni (Class of 1944), acting as the point of contact for her class and enjoyed attending the "All Class Reunions." In addition, she served as an officer and was a lifetime member of the American Legion, New Carlisle, OH, Post 286. Donna had many hobbies and interests, including reading and playing Pinochle weekly with her wonderful friends at the Kennewick Community Center. She also truly enjoyed her monthly lunches with classmates, specially Melba Mitchell & Marie Duncan, and the great trips with Debbie Boucher & Kaye Thrash.

Donna was loved by many and is survived by: her daughter Sidnie (Larry) of Arizona; grandchildren, Lindsey and Jeremy (Leah); great-grandchildren, Zachary, Zaiden, Makenzie, & Kailey; cousin Jack & wife Evelyn; several nieces and nephews; cherished friends, Jamie Thompson, and Buddy & Dr. Rusty Morris.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don Fisher; brother, James Billingsley; and sister, Mildred Skinnell.

At Donna's request there will be no memorial service. Donations can be made in Donna Fisher's name to the American Heart Association .
Tri-City Herald, September 16, 2011

1944Jim Blair
January 4, 1927 to July 30, 2009

James "Jim" Blair, age 82, passed away July 30, 2009 in Richland, Washington. He was born January 4, 1927 to Inez and Duncan Blair.

He attended Kennewick schools until 1944 when he enlisted in the Navy. His tour of duty on a transport ship was in the South Pacific and China Sea. He was a Reservist and retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer.

He and his wife Jessie raised two sons in Kennewick. He worked for the Corps of Engineers at the Pasco office retiring in 1983. His duties covered many tasks along the Columbia and Snake Rivers, operating a 26' LCM boat hauling equipment or Army Personnel.

He was an avid sportsman, fishing on the rivers and hunting in the Blue Mountains and a life member of the NRA.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jessie, of Pasco; sons Michael & wife Glenda of Kennewick; Robbie of Richland; grandchildren James and partner Brad of Richland, Tim & wife Krista of Boise, Idaho, Jeannette & husband Marty Bales of Pasco; step-grandchildren Ryan Lawrence and Kris Holden; great grandsons, Tye Maynard, Jaden and Tyler Bales of Pasco and Carson Blair of Boise, Idaho.

He was preceded in death by his parents and only sibling, Corinna Betker.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2009, 10:00a.m., at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 10th & Union in Kennewick. A Celebration of Jim's Life will follow at 11:00am at the Living Room Church at 711 W. Vineyard Drive in Kennewick.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kennewick VFW, 28 E. 10th Avenue, Kennewick, WA 99336.

1944Nathan Burrows
September 3, 1926 to October 19, 1985
Submitted to website

1944Kenneth Campbell
January 29, 1926 to May 18, 2005

Kenneth Dale (Ken) Campbell, 79, of Butte went to meet his heavenly father after a long illness on May 18, 2005 with his loving family at his side. Ken was born to Arthur W. and Kate M. (Larsen) Campbell in Kennewick, WA. on Jan 29, 1926. He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1944 and joined the Army Air Force during WW2. He met and married Kathleen M. Childs of Tacoma, WA. on Feb. 15, 1952.
His wife, Kathe, survives after 53 years of marriage. His children include son, Timothy Campbell and his wife Jo of West Yellowstone, MT.; daughters, Molly Zemljak and her husband, Mike of Butte; and Kate Carrow Haugen and her husband, Russ of Wenatchee, WA. He is also survived by his sister, Eunice Worden, of Pasco, WA. and; brothers-in-laws, Donald Worden of Pasco and Bud Oswalt of Richland, WA.
Ken's remains have been cremated at his request. Eventual placement of ashes will be a private family celebration of Ken's life.
Submitted to website

1944Ardell Curtis
December 31, 2010

Ardell Curtis, revered by family and friends for his faith, wisdom, loyalty and generosity, died at home on December 31, 2010. He was surrounded by loved ones at the time of his passing.

His mortal life was marked by his devotion to family. No man loved his family more. He and his beloved wife, Sue, who predeceased him, worked hand-in-hand during their lifetime together to build a loving family. Their children, Laurie Butterworth, Todd Curtis and Nina Tiffany, all of whom survived him, and son, Fred, who died in 1972, will ever be grateful for the love they shared in life.

Many will miss his wisdom and good humor. His quips are legend. He was a much sought-after lunch companion. Regularly, he was visited in his office by those seeking advice and counsel. He was a staunch advocate of avoiding debt and a fair-minded and merciful man.

Ardell was considered a local pioneer in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to which he belonged. After moving to Kennewick with his family in the early 1940's he saw considerable growth in the local Church. He served in numerous leadership capacities in the Church and was much loved by those he served. He loved his Savior, Jesus Christ, and tried to pattern his life after Him. He believed in the immortality of the soul and longed to be reunited with his wife, son, and parents.

Following his military service in World War II, Ardell returned home where he completed his Civil Engineering degree from Washington State. He worked in the grocery business where he met Sue. Later he become a general contractor, completing numerous commercial construction projects during his long career, suffering setbacks at times but never giving up. Skill, perseverance, hard work and the blessings of his Heavenly Father led to success which he in turn used to bless the lives of others.

He served on local boards and committees because of his love of service and desire to contribute in some way. He was a past president of the Kennewick Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Executive Committee of the Blue Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

In addition to his three named children, he was survived by 11 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren, two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union St., Kennewick on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be Wednesday, January 5, at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 801 S. Buntin St., Kennewick. A brief viewing will take place there in the Relief Society room before the funeral from 10:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Hospice of the Tri-Cities or the Blue Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Tri-City Herald, January 4, 2011

1944Lucile Daugherty
Submitted to website

1944Wilma Denney - Maxey
August 15, 1925 to April 11, 2006

Wilma Eunice Maxey, 80, of West Richland, went to be with our Lord on April 11, 2006. She was born August 15, 1925, in Buhl, Idaho and moved to Kennewick in 1936. She graduated from Kennewick High class of 1944. Wilma worked at Hanford in the telephone service department. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Benton City. Survivors include sons, Dewayne of West Richland and Harold of Marion, MT; brother Rowland Denny and sister, Wint. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2006, at Einan’s Funeral Home, Richland with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Tri-City Herald April 14, 2006

1944Gladys Dunlap - Smith
February 1926 to April 1986
Submitted to website

1944Lee Durkee
Submitted to website

1944Thelma Falk - Crawford
April 2, 1926 to December 1987
Submitted to website

1944Bonnie Garrett - Demitruk
February 25, 1927 to May 11, 1999
Submitted to website

1944Wilma (Billie) Gravenslund - Hastings
July 8, 1926 to February 22, 1999
Submitted to website

1944Winona Grimshaw - Trutter
September 8, 1926 to December 13, 2003

Winona had three children and retired from Boeing in Seattle. She and her husband went on many Cruises and had hoped to go on one more until she became ill. Winona passed away in Clarkston, WA
Submitted to website by her sister

1944Bonnie Hess - Baker
Submitted to website

1944Robert W Jackson
July 12, 1925 to October 24, 1995
Submitted to website

1944Margaret Kelso
Submitted to website

1944Ira Lampson
August 7, 1926 to January 31, 2013

Ira C. 'Ike' Lampson, longtime Kennewick resident and businessman, passed away at Kennewick, Washington on January 31, 2013. Ike was born to Frank S. Lampson and May Pearl Lampson in Goldendale, WA, August 7, 1926. He lived and worked in Kennewick for 82 years. After attending Kennewick schools and WSU, Ike served in the Army during the Korean War.

Upon his honorable discharge, Ike worked for Felton Oil Company while farming in the West Highlands and South Kennewick area. His successful career in real estate began while working with Bob Matheson and Joe Osborne at Spaulding and Matheson and then with Harold Thompson at Thompson and Lampson Real Estate. His work with Harold resulted in the development and sales of many homes in Kennewick developments such as Panoramic Heights and Ranchette Estates.

He enjoyed the activities of his kids and grandkids, taking time to travel and watch their sports from Grid Kids and Little League through the NCAA basketball tournament. He loved having the 'grands' around fussing with his 'Puddin' hair and giving him a hard time. Above all, he loved his family and was 'the great supervisor', both Lampson traits. He had many friends in the community and was definitely a 'people person'.

With Pat, his wife of 60 years, Ike enjoyed owning and racing quarter horses and traveling to races throughout the country. Ike is survived by his wife, Patricia, daughter Kim (Rusty) Knight, sons Tom (Kim), Josh (Kerry), and Scott, and son-in-law, Jim Adams. Ike's sisters, Jean Robinson and Lula Dennett also survive him along with many nieces and nephews whom he loved and who loved him as well. His grandchildren are: Janet Patterson (Bruce), Julie Tripp (Tuan), Jennifer Azure (Torey), Carmel Lampson (Sarah Gerlitz), Tanner Berg (Olivia), Brianna Burkhead (Shane), Keith Knight, Kyle Knight, Tayleur Lampson, Jourdann Lampson and Jayse Lampson. Great-grandchildren are Troy, Tricia, and Tessa Patterson, Dakota and Ashton Tripp, Elizabeth, Michael, and Samantha Azure, Oakley Berg, Rhys and Reagan Burkhead, Boston, Hayden and Addisyn Knight, Kennton Lampson and Kaiah LampsonWalthers.

Ike was preceded in death by his children Charles, Frank, and Diana, his brother Paul Lampson and his parents, Frank and May Lampson.
Tri-City Hearld, February 3, 2013

1944Calvin Liebel
January 15, 1925 to October 26, 1975
Submitted to website

1944Rebecca Liston - Ritter
January 29, 1926 to April 1988
Submitted to website

1944Robert Mason
January 27, 2002
Submitted to website

1944Bonnie M McReynolds - Olson
June 6, 1926 to March 17, 2008

Bonnie McReynolds Olson, 81, died on March 17th in Richland, Washington. She was born on June 6, 1926, in Utica, Montana. She attended schools in Kennewick and was a proud member of the KHS class of 1944. Bonnie then went on to continue her education at the University of Idaho and later at Columbia Basin College where she completed the Nursing program.
Bonnie married the love of her life, Rod Olson, on June 29, 1947. They enjoyed 42 beautiful years of marriage together.
Bonnie is survived by her three children: her two daughters, Kitty and husband Howard Baird, and Jennifer Olson and friend Dave Schwarder; her son, Gary Olson and wife Caprice Consalvo-Olson; granddaughters, Christina BairdSmith and husband Andre Smith, Rebecca Baird, Candace and husband Nic Croft; grandson Blake Mathews; great-granddaughter Olivia Kate Baird-Smith; and sister Judy and husband Richard Tomera. She was preceded in death by her parents Ree and Lollie McReynolds; sister Marjorie Mitchell and her husband and soulmate Rod Olson.
Graveside service, along with family friends, will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2008, at 1:00 p.m., at Riverview Heights Cemetery, at 10th and Olympia Street in Kennewick.
Memorial, if so desired, may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.
Tri-City Herald, March 20, 2008

1944James Mokler
July 2, 1925 to October 22, 2002
Submitted to website

1944Stanley Mosher
April 17 1925, to October 22, 2001
Submitted to website

1944Buford Persinger
Submitted to website

1944Duane Pierce
March 20, 1926 to January 2, 2011

Dad missed mom so much. He quietly joined her on January 2, 2011, after settling in for the evening at home in Ferndale, WA.

He was born March 20, 1926, to William Lee and Jennie Otelie Pierce in Lead, South Dakota. Older brother, Gordon Lyle was there to welcome him. Two sisters followed in later years (Joyce Arlene and Bonnie Lee). His younger years were spent in S. Dakota, Wyoming and Utah as his dad sought work in the oil fields. As a teenager, he moved to Portland, Oregon (via motorcycle) and eventually to Pasco where he and his dad lived the summer of 1942 in a tin trailer. Finley was home for a year and then his parents bought the house with the stone foundation on Edison Street (sight unseen) in West Kennewick, where he lived until graduating from KHS in 1944. He joined the Army Air Corps and was stationed in Florida.

Following his military service, he was introduced to our mother, Eugena Pierce, by her brother, Kenneth Schmidt. They married in 1946 and raised four children: Pam, Stan, Phyllis and Cindy. They lived in Kennewick all their married lives until moving to Ferndale 10 years ago.

Dad was a carpenter for most of his life, building several of the homes we lived in. He spent several years in the Maintenance Department at WPPSS, retiring in the mid 80's. Although his livelihood was carpentry and maintenance, his love was automobiles, so much, that he built a pole building on his property in Kennewick and built yet another in Ferndale. He could spend many hours tinkering on his cars or some sort of equipment.

He restored several vehicles: Cadillac's, a 1949 Ford pickup, 1970 Ford Ranchero, Red Ford Granada, a Volkswagen with a wind-up key on the back, several 1940's era tractors and many others. His final project was a 1925 Model T with license plates - 25 T 4 2. The 1949 Ford pickup was My4T9R.

He loved a good joke and would tell stories with great finesse. He would laugh so hard that tears would flow down his cheeks. He mastered the silent laugh eyes closed, mouth open, shoulders shaking no sound. Often, we found dad, son, sons in law and grandsons around the kitchen counter retelling old stories laughing, laughing, laughing. Dad also enjoyed some unusual foods - buttermilk, jalapenos, pickled pig's feet, tapioca, sardines, and he would introduce these items to unsuspecting family members and laugh.

On any given weekend morning, he might call to gather the family and head out to breakfast. 'Throw some clothes on and order up! Dad's treat.' There really wasn't much he didn't love about being surrounded by his family, kids, grandkids, great grandkids. He thanked God daily for his family.

10 years ago, mom and dad moved to Ferndale, WA where they lived on 2 1/2 green acres. He always wanted a parcel of land with a stream running through it. Mom and dad thoroughly enjoyed that home.

Preceding him in death are his parents, William Lee and Jennie Otelie Pierce, his sister, Joyce Arlene McKune, brother, Gordon Lyle Pierce and his kind, loving and attentive wife, Eugena. He leaves behind his sister, Bonnie Lee Godsey (Hendersonville, N. C) daughter, Pamela Janean (Marv) Purvis, Richland, son, Stanley Paul, Kennewick, daughter, Phyllis Jolene (Maurice ) Stinn, Mt. Vernon, daughter, Cynthia Joanne (Jim) Petrie, Ferndale, and grandchildren and great-grandchildren Bradley (Leisha) and children,, Andrew (Amy) and Cole, Peyton and Evan, Stephanie and children, Candice and son, Tyler (special friend, Veronica), Kyle Duane (special friend, Megan), Austin, Tajanna, Lindsay, Samantha, Katie, Andy, and special people, Denine Barton and young friend, Leo. His humor, love and generosity will be missed by all.

Viewing will be held on Sunday, January 23, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home on 10th and Union. Services will be held on Monday, January 24, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. in the Desert View room at Bethel Church, 600 Shockley Rd in Richland. Graveside will follow at Desert Lawn Memorial Park at 2:00 p.m.
Tri-City Herald, January 20, 2011

1944Gertrude Quast - Hawkins
July 10, 1926 to August 15, 1993
Submitted to website

1944Hobart Raymond
Submitted to website

1944Dorothy Ann Reed - Scott
June 16, 1926 to September 1970
Submitted to website

1944Donald Rokkan
February 13, 1926 to December 17, 2001
Submitted to website

1944Robert Rosson
November 11, 1924 to February 5, 2011

Robert Rosson, 86 of Kennewick, Washington, died February 5, 2011, in Spokane, Washington. He was born November 11, 1924, in Alicel, Oregon. He was 3 years old when his family migrated across the Columbia River from Wallula to Hover on a water current ferry.

He was raised by a widowed mother and attended Kennewick schools and Washington State University.

He was a design engineer during 2 years construction of the 'F' and 'H' Reactors for Atkinson-J.A. Jones at Hanford and Chief Architectural Engineer for McNary and Ice Harbor dams for Corps of Engineers at Walla Walla. He spent 21 years with AEC and ERDA at Hanford as part of the Project Engineering team on 100 KE, KW, and N Reactors, and many other nuclear support facilities. The next 10 years were spent with Vitro Engineering Co. at Hanford and then a year as Project Manager for WPPSS #2 reactor substructure contractor. After 8 years employed by J.A. Jones Engineering Department, he retired in 1987.

He is a Navy veteran of WWII and a licensed Real Estate Broker.

Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marguerite of 59 years and his sister, Loverne Taylor. He left behind, sister Dorothy Hughes of Richland, daughter Gaylene (Dan) Harris of Spokane, son Garry (Barb) Rosson of Seattle; grandchildren, Jon Rosson of Seattle, Nikkole (John) Duvall of Kennewick, Jarred (Brandy) Ralls of California, Josh Harris of Seattle and (great-grandchildren) Aliyanna and Jaylen Ralls; and also his best friend, 'Ticker.'
Tri-City Herald, February 16 - 23, 2011

1944Beverly Sanders
June 28, 1924 to August 6, 1987
Submitted to website

1944Charles Smith
January 13, 1926 to October 29, 2010

Charles Ellis (Chick) Smith was born to Herschel and Alda Smith on January 13, 1926. He was born at home on their farm in the Kennewick Highlands, the third child of ten.

He attended Kennewick schools and was the starting center on the high school basketball team, making it to state in 1944 and graduated in June.

He was inducted into the Army that same year as private first class rifleman,Company K 376th infantry and served in the European Theater in battles in Ardennes and Rhineland. For his service, he was awarded the ETO ribbon with two stars (European Theater of Operation), the Purple Heart, and Good Conduct Medal. In September of 2010, he was awarded the Bronze Star.

He attended Gonzaga on the GI Bill, and met Frances Vosahlo, a nursing student at Sacred Heart. They were married in the Spokane Sacred Heart Parish on August 25, 1951.

Chick taught and coached for 30 years in the Kennewick School District until he retired in 1982. He and Frances traveled extensively in their motor home, and visited all 50 states.Chick and Frances were avid square dancers for many years. He was past state president of the Washington State Square Dancers Association. Chick lost Frances, his wife of 54 years, to cancer in 2006.

Chick passed away in Richland, Washington, on October 29, 2010, at age 84. He was preceded in death by parents, Herschel and Alda, wife Frances, and brothers, Allen, Ed and Jim.

He is survived by his children, Steve (Cherie), Tim, Pat (Terry), Mark (Julie), Mary Schierman (John) and Jeff (Tammy); grandchildren, Brianne, Lindsey, Paul, Stacey, Megan, Ben, Emily, Kayla and Blake; siblings, Ida Phipps, Wilma Mundt, Bill Smith (Carrie), Marlene Whitright (Bob), Marilyn Midgett, and Margaret Crawford (Lyle).

Rosary will be Thursday, November 4, 6:30 p.m., at St. Joseph's Chapel, 520 S. Garfield, Kennewick.

Funeral service will be held at St Joseph's Catholic Church, on Friday, November 5, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Disabled Veterans or to the Tri-Cities Cancer Center.
Tri-City Herald, November 2, 2010

1944Ed Smith
Submitted to website

1944Patricia Sonnenburg - Polson
November 17, 1926 to April 22, 1995
Submitted to website

1944Dean Staley
October 18, 1926 to February 13, 2000
Submitted to website

1944Annette Van Fossen - Cudmore

Annette, a life-long resident of the Tri-Cities, passed from this life into the arms of the Lord, on Friday, March 28th, 2014 in Kennewick, WA, after a long battle with the effects of a stroke in 2007. She was the youngest of three children born to Alice and Isaiah VanFossen.

Annette graduated from Kennewick High School in 1944. She married young and started her family, but that didn't stop her from pursuing a long fulfilling career. Annette was an intelligent, determined woman who always knew what she wanted and managed to achieve it.

She began her career at Hanford Atomic Works for General Electric and eventually retiring in 1987, as a Financial Analyst, for Westinghouse Hanford. In 1985, during her full time career, she attained a BA in General Studies from Eastern Oregon University. It was while working at Hanford that she met her soul mate, James Donald Cudmore. They were married July 20, 1963, and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year.

During Annette's successful career, she was actively involved in many organizations. She served as President of Ladies Oriental Shrine, overseeing many charitable events for the Shriner's Children Hospital. She was President of National Association of Accountants, which gave her and Jim many opportunities to travel and meet new friends.

Annette and Jim were also master gardeners for three years through WSU Co-Operative Extension Master Gardener Program. Having grown up on a small farm in Richland, she never lost her love for the soil. She had a great love of growing Roses, and many other varieties of flowers. She and Jim always had a large vegetable garden, where they produced and abundance for the entire family and many friends.

Annette is survived by her Husband, Jim Cudmore, and her four children, son David (Joyce) Lamberson of Fife, WA; daughter Joani Chapman-Cegelske of Kennewick, WA; son Tim (Patsy) Lamberson of Kennewick, WA; daughter Tracey (Darren) Hall of Tacoma, WA. She was blessed with nine beautiful grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Annette was preceded in death by her mother and father (Alice and Isaiah Cash VanFossen), and her two older brothers, (Ben and Tom VanFossen).

Published in Tri-City Herald on Apr. 6, 2014

1944Edna Witt - Bernard
October 25, 1925 to March 22, 2005
Submitted to website

1944Ida Zahn - Hess
October 25, 1923 to August 9, 1996
Submitted to website

1945Ollie Almarode
December 20, 1928 to February 25, 1981
Submitted to website

1945Kenneth Anderson
Submitted to website

1945Kathleen Anderson - Klintobe
August 22, 1927 to June 11, 2006
Submitted to website

1945Howard Bishop
October 30, 1999
Submitted to website

1945William Campbell
February 27, 1927 to October 6, 2000
Submitted to website

1945Roy Door
December 18, 1926 to October 18, 2004
Submitted to website

1945James Doyle
November 6, 1927 to April 20, 1998
Submitted to website

1945Delma Duffy
June 20, 1996
Submitted to website

1945Shirley Elder - Harris
July 29, 1927 to January 6, 2004
Submitted to website

1945Jean Gilbert - Stanley
September 16,1927 to March 8, 2013

Jean Stanley was born September 16, 1927, in Pasco, Washington, to Edgar Ross Gilbert and Gertrude Bachmann Gilbert. Jean's mother passed away in April 1935. The Gilberts continued to live in Kennewick, Washington, and in 1936 her father married Marcella Rogers. Marcella raised Jean as her own child and the fmaily contunued to grow. Robert, Donella, and Grant made the famiy complete.

Jean attended school in Kennewick and graduated from Kennewick High in 1945. Soon she married Wilbert (Curly) Marsh and the couple moved to Payette, Idaho, and later they moved to the town of Fruitland, Idaho, where they had a small farm. They raised fruits, vegetables and burros. Jean was known for her cooking and canning. She also acquired the skill of making ceramics and held many classes for friends and neighbors that wanted to learn. When Jean knew someone was coming to visit she would make something very yummy in her kitchen for treats. Her love of chocolate is very well known.

Later, Curly and Jean had an opportunity to purchase property in Eagle, Idaho. Because Curly's job took him away from home a lot, Jean would stay home and take care of the farm, animals and garden. Curly passed away in December 1978. Jean was very active in her church and it was there she met and married Cecil Stanley, a retired minister. They continued to live in Eagle and later they moved to Nampa. Both Jean and Cecil loved to travel and explored the USA while pulling a travel trailer. Cecil passed away in 2003.

In 2005, Jean moved back to Kennewick and went to live in an adult home with relatives. In 2011 she was transferred to Magdalena's Adult Family Home in Kennewick where she passed away on March 8, 2013. Jean will be buried in Eagle, Idaho, next to her husband Curly.

Jean was preceded in death by her father, mother, loving little sister, Donella, and husbands Curly Marsh and Cecil Stanley. Survivors are Robert and Doreen Gilbert, Ocean Shores, Washington; Grant and Donna Gilbert, Spokane, Washington; brother-in-law, Gary Strawn of Emmett, Idaho; many, many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Tri-City Herald, March 20, 2013

1945Howard C Giles
July 6, 1927 to October 30, 1999
Submitted to website

1945Betty Lou Hammack - Polk
February 2, 1927 to November 15, 2001

Betty married Richard Polk in 1945, they had three children: Myrna, Marsha, and Richard Jr. Betty had four grandchildren and worked at bookkeeping and payroll, first at Visger's Drugstore and later at Connecticut Mutual Insurance, the City of Richland, ARHCO, and Rockwell. Betty was active in her church, with Camp Fire Girls, Gideon's Ladies Auxiliary, and Kadlec Auxiliary.
Tri-City Herald November 18, 2001

1945James C Herndon
July 28, 1926 to December 27, 1990
Submitted to website

1945Jean Howard
June 1, 1927 to December 6, 2009

Jean Lanson Howard was born in Hyannis, Nebraska, on June 1, 1927, and died in his home on December 6, 2009, in the arms of his beloved wife and surrounded by family at his side. Jean was born the eldest of four children to Luther Alanson and Esther Pauline (Curry) Howard in Hyannis, Nebraska. Jean spent his childhood and attended grade school in Hyannis until the family moved to Nevada and then Kennewick, Washington, where he graduated from Kennewick High School. Jean played on the basketball team, a sport he loved. He also learned to pitch horseshoes during this time which in later years, became a big part of his life.

In 1945, Jean joined the Navy and was stationed in San Diego for boot camp as an apprentice seaman. Jean then received his orders and was first assigned to the USS Whorten and served on the Island of Guam. He was later assigned to the USS Whitehurst, a destroyer escort, anchored on the coast of Guam. In 1946, the USS Whitehurst docked and was decommissioned in Charleston, South Carolina where Jean was honorable discharged as Storekeeper, 3rd Class.

After returning to Kennewick, Jean was hired by General Electric at Hanford to work on a survey crew. On the way home from work one day, Jean had the good fortune of crossing paths with Jewel Henson, a special someone who had made a lasting impression on him from high school. Jean and Jewel fell in love and were married on June 27, 1947, beginning a marriage that lasted for 62 years.

In 1951, Jean made the decision to attend Washington State University to pursue a degree in Pharmacy. Jean and Jewel moved to Kennewick, where Jean worked as a pharmacist two years before coming to Selah in 1959 and buying the Selah Clinic Pharmacy. Then in 1969, Jean and Jewel had the opportunity to enlarge and move their business to Viking Village, where they founded Howard's Drug, Cards and Gifts. Their customers became their friends and they thrived on the family service atmosphere their business provided. Jean operated the pharmacy and Jewel was the buyer/manager of the store. They continued in this endeavor, retiring in 1996 after 37 years of serving the Selah community.

Jean was also active in several clubs in the Selah community, serving in the Selah Chamber of Commerce and chairing the Selah Community Days in 1962 where he brought in the first carnival rides to Selah and established the annual Saturday morning Pancake Feed.

For fun, Jean liked to go camping and fishing, teaching both his girls and grandchildren how to fish. He also enjoyed hunting deer and elk with his dad and father-in-law and rooting for the Mariners.

Jean is survived by his loving wife Jewel; daughters, Pamela Jean Ansingh (Peter) of Yakima, Washington, and their children, Christine, Megan and Jordan; Dana Jo Mattox of Elizabeth, Colorado, and her children, Jason, Ashley, Amber, Justin and Cassie. He is also survived by one sister and two brothers: Joan McCombs of La Conner; Dr. William (Bill) Howard of Kennewick, and Gil Howard of Palm Springs, California, as well as eleven nieces and nephews. We should also include his loyal dog, Buster, who was a constant companion to him.

Jean is preceded in death by his parents, Luther Alanson Howard and Esther Pauline (Curry) Howard.

Viewing will be held at Keith & Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel, Saturday and Sunday, December 12 and 13, 2009, from 12-5 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at West Side Baptist Church, 6901 Summitview Avenue, Yakima, Washington, followed by a reception. Graveside services will be held the following day, Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 1401 South Union in Kennewick, Washington.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society , the Union Gospel Mission, or a charity of the donor's choice.
Tri-City Herald, December 11, 2009

1945Mary Hull - Perkins
Submitted to website

1945Vera Kirk
Submitted to website

1945June Notman
Submitted to website

1945Wesley Perkins
March 3, 1927 to November 15, 1994
Submitted to website

1945Bill Pratt
November 20, 1925 to April 25, 2011

William Dickinson Pratt, 83, resident of Hayden, Idaho, passed away April 25, 2011. He was born November 20, 1927 in Kennewick, Washington, to Joseph C. and Blanche E. (Dickinson) Pratt. He was in the Navy from 1945-48, and the Navy Reserve from 1948-52. On January 17, 1948, in Kennewick, Washington, William married Joy Michener. He was a Bank Executive for most of his life. William enjoyed water sports, fishing, golf, traveling, and spending quality time with his family. He was an active member of Rotary Club, Kiwanis, and Chamber of Commerce.

William is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Joy Michener Pratt at home, daughters: Jeanie Wagener and husband, Bill, Jan Beauchamp and husband, Pat, Sandy Pratt and husband, Stacy Thompson, Carol Manos and husband, George Kam, 8 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and brother, Joseph C. Pratt Jr.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P. O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018 or www.parkinson.org.

A private family service was held on April 28, 2011, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Coeur d'Alene, ID. English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene, is in care of arrangements.
Tri-City Herald, April 30, 2011

1945Murray Rickaby
Submitted to website

1945Edna Rode - Gauthier
January 3, 1928 to January 25, 2003
Submitted to website

1945Oliver Routh
November 21, 1999
Submitted to website

1945John Sampsell
May 26, 1926 to March 6, 2008

Born to Claude Elton & Crystal Sampsell at Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Pasco, WA, on May 27, 1926. John passed away March 6, 2008 at Nicoara Adult Family Home in Kennewick, WA. John attended schools in Kennewick from 1st grade to his graduation from high school in 1945. He attended St. Martin's Abby College in Olympia, WA. He spent 2 years in the Marshal Islands while testing the Atomic Bomb. He worked for the Washington State Highway in 1975 until retiring.
John leaves behind wife Patsy; daughter Elinda Wittkauscus, Olympia, WA; sons Russell Haney, Seoul, South Korea, and wife Uncha; Gary Haney, Coshocton, Ohio; Mathew Sampsell, Houston, Texas; Mark Sampsell, Kennewick, WA. and Kevin Sampsell, Portland, Oregon; 5 grandchildren; 2 greatgrandchildren; 2 sisters, Lucille King and husband Rolondo, Houston, Texas, and Louise Seitz, Kirkland, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be at Mueller's Chapel of the Falls Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. A rosary will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church in Kennewick, WA. Mass will be at 12 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Church in Kennewick, WA.
Tri-City Herald, March 11, 2008

1945Robert Merril (Cork) Simmelink
January 12, 1928 to March 23, 1996
Submitted to website

1945Jeanne Smith - Ell
July 5, 1927 to March 8, 2006

Beloved mother Jean Ell, 78 of Kennewick, WA, stepped into Heaven with her family by her side March 8, 2006. Jean was born on July 5, 1927, in Minneapolis, MN. She was raised in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She met the love of her life, Joseph Ell while still in Aberdeen. Her family moved to Kennewick, WA in 1944 and she was a proud graduate of the class of 1945 of Kennewick High School and she enjoyed her high school reunions. Jean and Joseph were married in Richland, WA at Christ The King Church on Sept. 18, 1946. Their strong union was blessed for 57 years until Joseph’s passing in Aug. of 2002.
She is survived by Son Gary (Tammy) Ell of Richland; daughters Kathy Rau and Janet Doran of Bellingham, WA, Judi (Mike) Dahl of Richland, David Ell of Kennewick, and Linda (Derik) Albertson of Richland. Memorial services will be held on Monday, March 13, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at Einan’s Funeral Home at 915 By-Pass Highway in Richland, WA.
Tri-City Herald March 11, 2006

1945Maxine Whittemore
Submitted to website

1946James Boldt
December 5, 1927 to December 6, 2002
Submitted to website

1946Bonita Carlton - Peak - Exworthy
March 3, 1929 to September 21, 2000
Submitted to website

1946Fred Eichner
April 8, 1928 to August 14, 2005
Submitted to website

1946Harriett Fahrenwald - Haney
May 22, 1928 to July 23, 2006

Harriett E. Haney left this world to be with her Savior Jesus Christ on July 23, 2006. She was born in Corning Arkansas on May 22, 1928. She lived there until her family moved to Kennewick in 1940. Harriett graduated from Kennewick High School. She worked at Pischels Publishing Company, the Tri-City Herald and retired from Westinghouse in 1988. Harriett married John E. Haney who preceded her in death
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick. Directed by Gary Benfield.
Tri-City Herald, July 25, 2006

1946Mendel Gragg
November 16, 1928 to May 10, 2010

Mendel Lamar Gragg, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on May 10, 2010. He was born November 16, 1928, to Forrest Robert Gragg and Edna Baker Gragg in Stockton, Nebraska. He married Delia Dawn Knapp on January 22, 1950, in Kennewick, Washington.

Mendel briefly attended Eastern Washington University after graduation from Kennewick High School in 1946. He returned home after his father's death to care for his mother and the family farm. He obtained an Associate's Degree from CBC. Mendel worked on the Hanford Reservation Project, first for General Electric Co. and finally for Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. He began his career as a purchasing agent and became a founding member of the minority recruitment program for Battelle. His work took him all over the country and was nationally recognized as a model for providing opportunities for minorities to excel in sciences.

Mendel came to believe in The Lord Jesus Christ as a young adult. Upon retirement he devoted himself to the spread of the gospel. He served for several years as the regional director of the Jesus Film Project. The Jesus Film a story of Christ from the Gospel of Luke has been translated into hundreds of languages as a means to reach people around the world who have never heard the good news. Mendel had been a member for many years of the former First Baptist Church of Kennewick.

He was a devoted family man. His wife remembers him for his marvelous example of manhood in every area of life. His children and grandchildren remember him for his zest for life and as a man of utmost integrity. He could always be depended upon to give sound advice and godly counsel.

He is survived by his wife, Dede; daughter, Linda and her children Abby and Elliot Smith; son Forrest and wife Vickie and their children Alisha Robison (Chris) and Mitch; great-grandchildren, Micah and Emeri Robison. He was favored with the friendship of Herman Jackson. He enjoyed the fellowship of his fellow Kiwanians.

Thank you Dr. H. Matt Smith, for his kind care to Mendel.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 14th, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. at Mueller's Chapel of the Falls, 314 West 1st Avenue in Kennewick, Washington.
Tri-City Herald, May 12, 2010

1946John Gravenslund
November 15, 1927 to April 26, 1986
Submitted to website

1946Gene Graves
Donald "Gene" Graves went on to be with the Lord on April 10, 2017. Gene was born in Kennewick, WA on August 22, 1927 to John and Sarah Graves. He was the seventh of nine children. Gene graduated from Kenne-wick High School in 1946. He worked for his father at Graves Dodge as a mechanic. He enlisted in the Navy in 1946 and served two years in Guam. When he returned, he married the love of his life Marjorie Mowery in 1951.

He continued to work at Graves Dodge and became a volunteer fireman. He had two children, Teresa and Douglas. Gene soon became a firefighter and went on to become a Captain, Assistant Chief and then the Fire Chief of Kennewick in 1978, retiring in 1985. He helped to bring many positive changes to the fire department. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, five siblings and his son. He is survived by his wife, daughter, three siblings, six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Gene was an amazing man. He was loving, kind, and generous. He will be missed by all. He lived a life of service to his family, his country and his community.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Apr. 14, 2017

1946Wilma Hacker - Grimshaw
April 20, 1928 to March 18,2013

Wilma Ruth Hacker Grimshaw returned to her Heavenly Home on Monday, March 18, 2013, after a long battle with ill and declining health. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard Ed Hacker and Clara Palestine Foraker Hacker; her two sisters, Beatrice Craig (Buster) and Thelma Russert (Wert); and her brother, Edward Hacker (Marilyn). Wilma is survived by her eternal companion, Don Eugene Grimshaw, whom she was married to for 65+ years; her remaining sister, Juanita Bishop (Don); her two dear sons, Steven (Barbara) of Baltimore, Maryland; and Wildon (Irene) of Pasco, Washington; her beloved eight grandchildren: Heather Vallejo (Roberto), Holly Hurst (Sam), Michael Grimshaw (Chrissy), Andrew Grimshaw (Stephanie), Daniel Grimshaw (Melisa), Amy Grimshaw, Benjamin Grimshaw (Jenny), Connie Yang (Posen); 17 great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Wilma was born on April 20th, 1928, in Stockton, Missouri, then four months later her family moved to Kennewick, Washington, where they farmed and became well known for their tomatoes and watermelons. She attended all 12 years in Kennewick School District, where she met her sweetheart, Don, in a high school English class. They both graduated in 1946 and were married the following June in the Grimshaw home on a farm in Finley, which they later bought and worked. Wilma and Don both joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shortly after they married.

Beginning while still in high school, Wilma worked as a legal secretary for Kennewick City Attorney, Kenneth Serrier. Later she worked as a bookkeeper for American Oil Company in Pasco and also worked for the Yakima Fruit Company. Among her many hobbies she is best known for cake decorating, including wedding cakes, birthday cakes and blue ribbon winners at the county fair. She also enjoyed canning, sewing, camping and traveling. Wilma also loved serving in many church assignments, especially with the little children, but also with the young women, the ladies Relief Society, in the library and genealogy work. Other places they've resided include Yakima, Hummorist, Seattle and surrounding area, Walla Walla, Yuma AZ, Appleton and Pasco, WA. Her last fourteen months she lived at the Tri Cities Retirement Inn where she was greatly cared for by their tender loving sweet staff.
Tri-City Herald, March 21, 2013

1946Madeline Hood - Green
Submitted to website

1946Lorence Hue
January 30, 1923 to October 27, 1994
Submitted to website

1946Robert Carroll Hughes
July 31, 1928 to September 12, 2010

Robert C. Hughes, 82, of Wenatchee, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010.

He was born in Pasco on July 31, 1928, and attended schools in Kennewick. He had lived in the Wenatchee Valley since 1961. He was a longtime orchardist and teacher at Sterling Intermediate School, East Wenatchee, retiring in the late 1980s.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Hughes, Wenatchee; children, Douglas Hughes, Highlands Ranch, CO, Susana Jenkins, Sandy, OR, Pamela Hughes, Wenatchee, Barbara Hughes, Portland, OR; and his brother, John Hughes, Kennewick.

A Memorial Service celebrating Bob's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 27, 2010, at the East Wenatchee First Baptist Church, 1700 Grant Road, East Wenatchee. If you wish to make a donation in Bob's name, please do so to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Telford's Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.
Tri-City Herald, September 24, 2010

1946Wallace Johnson
August 15, 1928 to November 2, 2006

Wally, 78, was born in Kennewick on August 15, 1928, to Henry and Ruth Lindskog Johnson.
He passed away peacefully on November 2, 2006 at home in Los Osos, California.
Wally was a proud member of the Kennewick High School 'Class of 1946' and treasured the many friends he had here and always looked forward to their reunions.
After graduation, Wally joined the Navy and was stationed in San Francisco. While there he met and married Evelyn Padgett in August, 1949. Theirs was an enduring case of 'puppy love' that lasted for 57 years.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn of Los Osos; son, Lynn (Jill) Johnson of Fresno, CA, and daughter, Marta Johnson and grandson, Marik of San Luis Obispo, CA; sister, Joyce Johnson Komorek of Kennewick, stepsisters, Colleen Savage and JoAnne Jensen of Pasco.
There will be a memorial service with a military burial at 2 p.m., on Friday, November 17, 2006, at Los Osos Memorial Park.
Tri-City Herald, November 17, 2006.

1946Ruby Johnson - Pettijohn
Submitted to website

1946Harold Long
June 16, 1928 to October 3, 2002
Submitted to website

1946David McCalmant
November 2, 1925 to December 22, 1998
Submitted to website

1946Lloyd E Miller
August 8, 1928 to March 15, 1988
Submitted to website

1946George Murphey
1929 to May 2, 2009

The Lord called George L. Murphey (80) home on May 2, 2009. George graduated from Kennewick High School, and WSU. He worked in the area both as a mechanical engineer and as a pipefitter.

He is survived by his daughters, Rosemary Doyle, Beverly DeMoss, Judy Dyer, and Carrie Haworth; his sister-in-law, Dani Gilchrist; and grandchildren, Mick Doyle, Jodi Chittum, Jennie Sleeth, Ben Zumhoff, Tiffany Barton, Jayson Haworth, Brian Haworth, Josh Haworth, Todd Mathis, and Marcie Brown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty.

George was a loving, peaceful Man, Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Friend. He will be missed by many.
May 10, 2009

1946Betty Nelson - Stanley
January 2, 1991
Submitted to website

1946Ramona Nielson - Murray
Ramona Ann Nielsen Murray, a sixty-four year resident of the Wenas Valley, was born March 22, 1929, in Upland Nebraska to Olga Johnson Nielsen and Niels C. Nielsen. She lost her struggle with diabetes and congestive heart failure on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the age of 88. Ram-ona was the youngest of her siblings, Lloyd, Rudy, Gene, Ruth Nielsen Dimond, and Lester, all of whom predeceased her. In 1937, the family left Nebraska and moved to Kennewick where Ramona later graduated from Kennewick High School in 1946. She married Austin James Murray in 1946, a handsome young farmer (seven years older) from Richland whom she met at a dance. Their first home was on a ridge above the Yakima River and across from Richland. During these years, three children were born to them: Jerrene, David and Pam. In 1953, the family moved from Richland to a ranch with dry sagebrush-covered hills and irrigated farmland where they raised cattle, hay, corn and mint in the Wenas Valley.

Ramona was a true rancher's wife working right alongside Austin doing the multitude of chores. In 1968, their fourth child Valerie Jill was born. On June 7, 1996, Austin died after fifty- years of marriage leaving Ramona to live the next twenty-one years alone on the ranch, but with the support from family, friends, and great neighbors, she remained an active member of the community and especially the Central Washington Ag Museum. Survivors include her children: Jerrene Yochim (Steve), Dave Murray (Betty Jo), Pam Wickersham (Jim), Valerie Jill Yearout; grandchildren: Wendy and Cari Wickersham; Kim Tatro (Joe), Chris and Kevin Murray, Katie Yochim-Smith (Dylan), Austin & Morgan Yearout; great grandchildren: Alexia Needham, Brody Mullinnex, Jackson and Lucas Tatro; many nieces and nephews; special friends Buck & Marion Birge, Carol Schorr, and other friends and family so well-loved.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Apr. 26, 2017

1946Kenneth Perkins
August 31,1926 to September 15, 2006

Graduated Kennewick High 1946
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and whispered, "Come with Me". You didn't deserve what you went through so he gave you rest. God's garden must be beautiful, he only takes the best. And when we saw you sleeping so peaceful and free from pain, we could not wish you back to suffer that again......say hi to Mom for us.
Submitted by Jerrie Perkins Ely

1946Ramona J Potter - Kelley
June 12, 1928 to April 15, 2005
Submitted to website

1946Charles Quast
January 7, 1928 to June 1984
Submitted to website

1946Hubert Quillen
Submitted to website

1946Hurbert Razor
Submitted to website

1946Betty Jean Rutherford - Keating
February 12, 1928 to June 7, 2002
Submitted to website

1946Douglas Sloan
February 25, 1928 to August 9, 2006

Douglas Dean Sloan, age 78, passed away peacefully at home on August 9, 2006. Doug was born in Dayton, Washington on February 25, 1928. He moved with his parents and older brother and sister, O. Max Sloan and Lou Mae Sloan Ray, to Kennewick, Washington, where he attended all 12 years of public school. After his graduation, Doug joined the Navy. When he was discharged, he returned to Kennewick and married his childhood sweetheart, Janet Huntington Mason. Doug taught school and coached football and track for 12 years. A Memorial Service will be held in his honor on Saturday, August 19, at 11:00 a.m. at Cheney United Methodist Church, 204 4th Street.
Tri-City Herald, August 15, 2006

1946Mary Smith - Lewis

Mary e. Smith Lewis passed away March 12, 2013 in Olympia. She grew up in Kennewick and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1946.

Harry W. Lewis passed away October 190, 2013 in Olympia. Harry was born in Oliver, B.C. and grew up in Coeur d’Alene, ID. A WWII Veteran of the US Army Air Corps, he served as a Radio Navigator.

They married in Kennewick on October 27, 1946. They moved to Bellingham in 1954 where they owned and operated Lewis Radio and Mary’s Records until late 1966 when they moved to Seattle. In 2011 they were relocated to Olympia by family members.

They are survived by their daughter Diana Lewis Purvine of Olympia; son Gary Lewis of Monroe, four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mary is survived by her brother, Franklin E. Smith and her sister Martha a. Smith Shreve both of Kennewick.

An active amateur radio operators (HAM), they are probably best known as W7QGP and W7JWJ. Both were American Radio Relay League Life Members. Mary served on the ARRI Board of Directors representing the Manager for WA, ARRI Section Manager for W. WA, ARRI, Assistance Section Manager, and ARRI. Affiliated Club Coordinator for the W. WA Section. Harry served on ARRL Section Manager for W. WA from 1991 until 2003. He also served in numerous other ARRL and Ham Club positions.

Mary was a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and the Young Ladies Radio League. Both Harry and Mary were members of the Quarter Century Wireless Association, the Washington Amateur Radio Traffic System, the Western WA DX Club, the North Seattle Amateur Radio Club and the Mt. Baker Amateur Radio Club.

Published in Tri-City Herald on April 10, 2015.

1946Hazel Smith - Morton
April 17, 1927 to November 29, 2006

Hazel Marie Morton, 79, passed away at Manor Care in Spokane, Washington November 29, 2006.
She was born in Mooreland, Oklahoma, on April 17, 1927.
Hazel graduated from Kennewick High School in 1946, spent a few years in Oregon, then moved back to in Kennewick in 1952.
She worked behind the lunch counter at Vibber's Rexall Drug from 1962 until it closed as Lyle's Corner Drug in 1988. Many will remember Hazel wearing the nurse-like white outfit with colorful aprons always working hard but ready to hear the current joke or listen to someone's family update.
She is survived by her daughter, Joyce (David) Rieckers of Tucson, Arizona.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2006, at 11 a.m. also at Mueller's Chapel of the Falls.
Tri-City Herald, December 3, 2006

1946James Stifter
Submitted to website

1946Louella Stroud - Gest
September 24,1928 to April 1985
Submitted to website

1946Robert Wyatt
Submitted to website

1946George Yoshino
June 25, 1928 to December 30, 2000
Submitted to website

1947Wilma Agopsowicz - Green
December 22, 1928 to January 30, 2005
Submitted to website

1947Loyd Aman
November 13, 1929 to June 12, 1992
Submitted to website

1947Arnold Dean Ash
January 28, 1929 to December 23, 2006

1947Renee Bailey - McKinnis
April 23, 1929 to October 23, 2010

Lois Renee Bailey McKinnis, our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home on October 23, 2010, due to complications of a stroke.

Renee was born on April 23, 1929, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to LaVern Roderick and Sarah Ellen Dixon Bailey. She was the second of four children.

Renee's family moved to Butte, Montana, when she was one year old. She spent her childhood there until the family moved to the TriCities in 1943. She attended and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1947. She married her eternal sweetheart, James Stuart 'Stu' McKinnis, in Kennewick on January 9, 1948. In 1951, their marriage was sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.

Renee's greatest joy was spending time with her family. When her children were young, she enjoyed sewing for her girls, cooking and spending family vacations camping. She loved gardening and surrounded her home with beautiful flowers. As an active, lifelong member of the LDS church she served faithfully in many callings.

Renee was preceded in death by her father and mother, LaVern and Sarah Bailey; son-in-law, Rodney Jackson; and great-grandson, Anthony John Milewski.

Renee is survived by her children: Chyrl (Rod) Petersen, Mapleton, UT; Marlene (Leonard) Inglima, Pasco, WA; Jim (Lea) McKinnis, Richland, WA; Ellen O.Neal, Orem, UT; Lois (Rob) Evanson, Kennewick, WA; Guy (Chris) McKinnis, Kennewick, WA; Michelle (Clark) Pitcher, American Fork, UT; 21 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Elaine Reber, St. George, UT and Carol Carey, Kennewick, WA; and her brother, Vern (Marilyn) Bailey, Northfield, MN.

A viewing will be held on Friday, October 29, 2010, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Mueller Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street in Kennewick and one hour prior to the funeral service. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 30, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the LDS Church building, 829 S. Buntin Street in Kennewick, with interment to follow in the Desert Lawn Memorial Park.

We greatly appreciate the TriCities Hospice for their compassion and excellent care during the final days of Renee's life.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Tri-Cities Hospice or a charity of your choice.
Tri-City Herald, October 24, 2010

1947Esther Beinhart - Kauer
April 1, 1929 to September 29, 2009

Esther Beinhart Kauer was born April 1, 1929 in Kennewick, Washington the eldest of three children born to Orin and Esther Dickinson Beinhart. Esther lived her entire life in Kennewick where she passed away peacefully September 20, 2008, her devoted family at her side.

Esther attended Kennewick schools graduating in 1947. In 1950, she married Fred Kauer and soon after their marriage Fred was drafted in to the Army. During his service Esther accompanied him to California and Arizona. After returning to Kennewick Esther worked for G.E. in the medical department until she and Fred started a family. Esther was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker, never forgetting to observe a loved ones birthday or anniversary. Her most enjoyable day of the year was Christmas morning, when the entire family would gather for breakfast and gift opening in her home.

Esther enjoyed accompanying her family on many trips and vacations as they participated in numerous outdoor activities. She and Fred were long time members of the Tri-Cities Peak Putters jeep club for which she served as treasurer for 14 years. After Fred’s retirement, they made a six-week trip to Alaska in their motor home and since then have spent much of their summers at Chapman Lake near Cheney, WA. Along with outdoor activities, Esther also enjoyed the indoor activities in the casinos at Laughlin and Reno. In later years, she enjoyed following the Mariners, Seahawks, and NASCAR.

Esther was preceded in death by her mother and father, brother, David; sister; Diane. Esther is survived by her husband of 59 years Fred; son and daughter- in- law Bob and Beth Kauer; son, Roy Kauer, daughter and son- in- law Karen and Brad Davis; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2009 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Mueller’s Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 Union in Kennewick. A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 25, 2009 at 10:00am at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick.

1947Neil Boyd
February 27, 2005
Submitted to website

1947Annabelle Britton - Bender
September 15, 1928 to August 3, 1985
Submitted to website

1947Romana Chapman - Kelly
May 16, 1930 to July 13, 1997
Submitted to website

1947Glenna Marie Denney - Russert
April 19, 1930 to April 27, 2012

Glenna Marie Russert age 82, passed away peacefully of natural causes on April 27, 2012, at home with her family by her side.

Glenna was born April 19, 1930, in Arnold, Nebraska, to Glenn and Gladys Denney.

Glenna is survived by sister Delores Aman, daughters Carla Ellis, Marlene Reins, Arlene Uhlenkott, DeEtta Russert Bryant and son Bruce Russert, 13 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Carl F. Russert, parents, Glenn and Gladys Denney, companion Louis Russert and grandson William C. Hampton.
Tri-City Herald, May 2, 2012

1947John (Gene) Deranleau
March 16, 1929 to September 29, 2006

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept 29, 2006, in Woodburn Senior Estates for John Eugene Deranleau, who died Sept 21 of leukemia at age 77.
Mr. Deranleau was born March 16, 1929, in Moscow, Idaho. He served in the Air Force.
He moved to Portland in the early 1960s and was a machinist for Boeing, where he worked for about 20 years. He moved to Woodburn in the mid-1990s.
In 1983, he married Mollie Raymond.
Survivors include his wife; sons, John and Denis; daughters, Teresa Parmer and Cynthia Deranleau; stepsons, Michael Dimmick and David Dimmick; stepdaughter, Barbara Hendricks; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Tri-City Herald September 28, 2006

1947Herbert Draper
September 15, 1928 to October 10, 1989
Submitted to website

1947Ninette L Evett - Florence
April 5, 1929 to February 8, 2004

1947Milton Faragher
Milton Alvin Faragher of Kennewick left this world on August 7, 2014. Milton was born on April 24, 1928 in Watertown, South Dakota to Lyle and Sadie Faragher. He moved to Washington as a youngster and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1947. Milton served in the Army National Guard and received an honorable discharge in 1952. He married Elsie Oltman on April 29, 1954 and spent the next 60 years as a devoted husband, father, grandfather & great-grandfather. He worked as a Millwright at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and retired in 1987. He spent the next 27 years golfing nearly every day, fishing and hunting, and enjoying retirement to its fullest.

Milton is survived by his beloved wife, Elsie; his sister, Audrey Bouton; his sons Lee (wife Patty), Kenny (wife Kendall), and Mike (wife Mary); 8 Grandchildren and 7 Great-Grandchildren.

Milton chose cremation and a quiet end of life without ceremony. His wishes will be honored. .

Published in Tri-City Herald on Aug. 10, 2014

1947Ward Felton
June 15, 1989
Submitted to website

1947Herbie Foraker
October 15, 1952
Submitted to website

1947Marjorie Garner - Mills
November 13, 1929 to March 25, 2011

Marjorie Jean Mills, 81, was called home to be with the Lord while surrounded by all her family on March 25, 2011, following complications from ovarian cancer. A loving and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and special friend to many, Marjorie lived 72 years in the Kennewick-Finley area. Marjorie was born on November 13, 1929, in Portis, Kansas, the youngest child of Roy and Lottie Garner. The Garners moved to Kennewick, WA, in 1939, where she graduated from Kennewick High School in 1947. Following graduation, she left home to attend Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, ID. Marjorie returned home to marry Maylan Mills and together they started their family orchard business in the Hover area while Marjorie worked at Benton County PUD, retiring in 1985.

Marjorie was active in the Kennewick Nazarene Church all of her life. Marjorie also maintained many long and close relationships with community organizations including being active in the Kennewick High School Reunion Committee, Merchant Marine Seaman's Auxiliary, and her TWIG women's investment club. Marjorie loved her family and all people who crossed her path and was always an encouragement to others. She will forever be remembered for her Godly spirit, her loving kindness and her hospitality to friends and family.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Lottie Garner; and brothers, Don and Kenneth. She is survived by her husband Maylan Mills, of 61 years, of Finley, WA; daughters, Kathryn Roth (Tim) of Ridgefield, WA; and Christine O'Malley (Gary) of Snohomish, WA; son, Gene Mills of Scottsdale, AZ; sister, Doris Azeltine of Kennewick, WA; five grandchildren, Kristina (Dan) Benedick, Sydney (Chad) Stoltzfus, Preston, Kaylan, and Hannah O'Malley; and three great-grandchildren, Caleb, Jael, and Anna Benedick.

1947Donald Hanson
Submitted to website

1947Gerald O (Jerry) Hubbard
November 12, 1928 to March 17, 1998

A long time resident of Kennewick, Jerry Hubbard died of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Survived by wife Norma Hockersmith Hubbard, son Aaron Hubbard and his wife Nancy, granddaughter Kylene Hubbard; sister Deloris Hubbard Sleater, and brothers Vernon and Dale Hubbard; numerous nieces and nephews.
Submitted to website by niece, Dee Yeager (KHS 1969)

1947Patricia Johnson - Wilcox
Submitted to website

1947Georgia Jones - Buckenburger

Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home

Georgia Buckenberger passed away peacefully at home on October 3, 2014 after a brief illness.

She was born December 17, 1928 in Spokane and moved to the Tri-Cities at the age of 14 and attended Kennewick High School, where she graduated from.

She married Calvin Buckenberger and together they raised five children and were married for over 59 years. After her children were raised Georgia went on to get her nursing degree at the age of 40 years old and retired from Kennewick General Hospital after 29 years of nursing.

Since retirement Georgia spent her time tending to what she loved most; her family, her cats, feeding, catching and spaying/neutering stray cats, canning, gardening, her monthly ladies card club, shopping (oh how she loved to shop), sewing (she was magician when it came to sewing) and raising her pet chickens on her "little farm".

She is preceded in death by her husband Calvin, daughter Patricia, mother May, father Paul, brother Meryl Jones, sister Wanda, sister Sally, brother Carl Sonderman and Veronica & "Bud" Sonderman.

She is survived by her children, Mike (Colleen) Buckenberger, Bob (Jeannie) Buckenberger, Terry Buckenberger, Dolli Rossi; grandchildren Taryn Buckenberger, Michael (Susan) Griffin, Brandon (Viola) Buckenberger, Tiffany Buckenberger, Cameron (Christy) Buckenberger, Steff (Mike) Woda, Eric (Azure) Buckenberger, Kari Seth, Joey Cole, Angela Cole, Kasey (Nick) Rossolillo and Eric Duncan. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Jacque Sonderman, Irene Jones, LaMoyle Amon and Violet Goetz, and brother Dick Sonderman and numerous great-grandchildren.

Georgia left us on her own terms and she is dearly missed. The family would like to thank everyone for their support through this.

Published in Tri-City Herald from Oct. 8 to Oct. 9, 2014

1947James LaCount
Submitted to website

1947Dorothy Larson - Sargent
March 17, 1929 to January 3, 1970
Submitted to website

1947Joseph Lashock
Submitted to website

1947Milton Lechelt
May 22, 1929 to October 6, 2008

Milton was born May 22, 1929, in Kennewick, WA, to Keith and Ruby Lechelt. He passed away October 6, 2008, in Seattle, WA.
He attended school in Kennewick and Finley and lived in Seattle for the last 41 years.
In Kennewick, he was a building contractor. In Seattle, he was a building inspector for King County.
Milton never stopped learning and trying new things.
He is survived by his wife, Christine, who will love him forever; his children, Laura Phillips, Gerald Lechelt, Russell Lechelt, Trina Bond and Melissa Quade; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his sister, Jeannette Branson. Memorial services were held in Seattle.
Tri-City Herald, December 21, 2008

1947Don McInturff
Submitted to website

1947George Mitchell
Submitted to website

1947Allen William Moore
May 21, 1947
Submitted to website

1947Dona Oswalt - Hudson
October 25, 1929 to December 1, 2011

Dona M. Hudson was born on October 25, 1929, North Platte Nebraska, to parents Floyd and Grace Oswalt the seventh of nine children. Dona grew up in Nebraska prior to moving to Kennewick in 1944 where her father worked as a carpenter on the Hanford Site. Dona graduated from Kennewick High School in 1947 and briefly attended Central Washington University prior to meeting the love of her life.

Dona entered in Holy Matrimony to Tommy E. Hudson on June 4, 1950; Dona and Tommy have been married for over 61 years having celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary this past June.

Dona is survived by two sisters, Jean Schwartz, Kennewick, and Phyllis Hosko from Prosser, Washington. Dona is survived by her children; Patsy & John J. Haeg, Sue Hudson, Tami Hudson Strampher, and Candy Hudson. Dona's grandchildren are Jennifer Bateman, Justin Hudon, Jeff and Suzy Hudon, Scott and Amber Haeg, and Jared Haeg. Dona's great-grandchildren are Mikayla Bateman, Scarlet Hudon, and Emma Hudon.

Dona was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Grace Oswalt, brothers, Ed Oswalt, Bud Oswalt, Dick Oswalt, Joe Oswalt, Delbert Oswalt, and sister Dorothy Brunkhorst, Grandson John E. Schock, Son-in-Law, Clifford Schock.

Memorial contributions are asked to be made to Tri-Cities Chaplaincy & Hospice House Foundation.

Visitation will Thursday, December 8, 2011 at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home at 1401 S. Union St. Kennewick, WA.

Services are on Friday, December 9th, at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 2 South Dayton Kennewick, WA
Tri-City Herald, December 6, 2011

1947Junior Schrier
Submitted to website

1947Dorothy Schwartz - Slabaugh
October 19, 1982
Submitted to website

1947Rolland Shearer
July 20, 1928 to December 9, 1980
Submitted to website

1947Delores Shepard - Tenny
Delores Rose Tenny died of lung cancer on June 14, 2015 at her home in Kennewick. She hadn’t smoked for over thirty years.

She was born Delores Rose Shepard on October 27, 1929 four blocks away in the Aladdin Precut farm house on five acres at 905 W. Grand ronde Ave outside of the very small town of Kennewick.
Delores was born to George and Rose Shepard 85 years ago before the hospitals, before the Navy came to the Pasco airport, before Hanford was evacuated and became nuclear, and before the dams and dikes or any of the bridges. Mom could see the Columbia River from her home.

She had two sisters Martha (Mickey) Cox, and Odile Duffy who owned Duffy’s Trailer Court by Clover Island. It had the first pool ever built in Kennewick with a flat mushroom shaped island in the center of the deep end.

She had three brothers, George, Hugh and Guy Shepard. Delores graduated from Kennewick High and married her high school sweetheart Ollie Marshal Almarode on August 6th, 1948. They had three children, Marshall E. Almarode, Robert L. Almarode and Cindy Rose Walker.

The Almarode family lived at the corner of tenth and Garfield until Ollie got a job in Southern CA in 1969. Ollie died of a heart attack in February of 1981 and Delores moved back to Kennewick two years later. Soon after, Marshall introduced his mother to his high school Sunday school teacher, Harvey Tenny. They discovered happiness and love and married on January 28, 1984.

Harvey brought three of his adult children with him into the family. William (Bill) Tenny-Brittian, David Tenny, and Kathleen Whitescarver. Mom and dad were Christian examples to all, in their love and devotion to each other.

The first time the Almarodes went camping was about 1964 on the Toucannon River with Doug and Janet Sloan. Janet was mom’s best friend from when they were kids. Mom was in Eastern Star and the whole family was in Freemasonry. We went to all the functions including camping all over eastern Washington with the amaranth. Delores and Harvey started fishing and camping under the canopy of Dad’s new ford Ranger Pickup. They bought a small pop up motor home (their Jitney) and finally a 21 foot Toyota motor home that they took all over the country.

Delores was very active and refinished oak furniture, gardening, braiding rugs, making purses and pillows for Knott’s Berry Farm, and sewing quilts.

Delores and Marshall built a 4300 square foot Passive Solar home in 1983. After Delores married Harvey, he added the finishing touches to the inside and built custom oak Kitchen cabinets.

Mom’s Christian faith was very quiet but she showed it in her love, acceptance and compassion. She touched many people in many ways. She believed what Jesus said paraphrasing, “Do unto others as you would have them do to you”. Mom knew that the only way to Heaven was through the Jesus of the Bible, John 14:6. Her mother rose Shepard and her husband Harvey Tenny were our Christian examples.

She is survived by her husband, her six children, over twenty grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Published in Tri-City Herald on June 16, 2015.

1947Allen Shirk
Submitted to website

1947Glenn Silliman
Submitted to website

1947Lyle Smith
November 2, 1930 to April 4, 2013

Lyle P. Smith Sr. passed away April 4, 2013. He was born in Walthill, Nebraska November 2, 1930 to Loren and Nettie Smith, the second child of five. He moved with his parents and older brother Edward to Kennewick in 1937.

He went through the Kennewick schools and graduated in 1947. Then joined the Coast Guard in 1948. He was first stationed in Hawaii, then Guam. He married Dolly McCalmant in 1950 in Miami Florida. They were stationed in the East Coast and the South. There were four children born to this union.

After 21 years in the Coast Guard he retired and joined the Carpenters Union. He worked at Hanford and several of the dams on the Snake and the Columbia rivers.

He retired again to enjoy RVing. They managed an RV park in Yuma Arizona for 5 years. Then moved to Phrump, Nevada, returning to the Tri-Cities to live 12 years ago.

His parents are deceased, also brother Edward and Dewayne Smith, sister Leah Ray Smith. He is survived by his wife Dolly of 62 years, his children Lindi Mantifel of Gresham, OR, Lyle P. Smith Jr (wife Rosemary) of Pleasanton CA, Lori (husband Jeffrey) Vuurman of Navarre FL, Lorne (wife Teresa) Smith of Benton City, WA. Also, 6 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren. He requested no services.
Tri-City Herald, April 9, 2013

1947Richard Smith
Richard I Smith was born in April of 1929 in Kennewick, Washington, to John H. and Lily A. Smith. He grew up in the old River Road area that is now part of Columbia Park. He attended Kennewick schools, graduating in 1947, having lettered in football and basketball, and participated in the Debate Team and the Honor Society. Following high school, he attended Washington State University for a year, then enlisted in the US Army where he studied electronics, radar and radio-relay communication systems for several years. After returning to WSU for another year, he met and married Marian Schock, his wife for over 67 years, and worked for several years at the Hanford Laboratories as a senior technician.

He returned to WSU and graduated in 1955 with a bachelor's degree in Physics. He subsequently attended graduate school at the University of California at Los Angeles, on a work-study program sponsored by Lockheed Missile Systems Division, and graduated from UCLA in 1957 with a master's degree in Applied Physics. He then returned to the Tri-Cities to work for General Electric Company in reactor research at the Hanford Laboratories. He subsequently transferred to Battelle Northwest Laboratories in 1965, and remained with Battelle until his retirement in 1996. While with Battelle, he served in numerous capacities, including Research Scientist, Technical Group Manager, Technical Section Manager, Project Manager, and Senior Research Scientist. In those capacities, he carried out reactor physics experiments in support of the production reactors, and directed reactor physics studies in the areas of plutonium recycle and advanced high temperature gas-cooled reactors. He directed a long-term program of studies on decommissioning of licensed nuclear facilities in support of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and was active in the development of numerous reports in the decommissioning area for the International Atomic Energy Agency. He also led studies for a number of years for the Department of Energy in the development of conceptual designs and cost analyses of systems for use in the Monitored Retrievable Storage Program. He led the systems studies that evaluated the alternatives for decommissioning the retired production reactors at Hanford, and participated in numerous studies of alternative paths for Hanford cleanup activities. He also participated in studies focused on how to decommission the power reactor complex located at Chernobyl, Ukraine.

During the time that his children were growing up, he participated in several youth activity organizations (Little League Baseball [Kennewick American League], Boy Scouts of America [at the troop level], held administrative positions with local Tri-City swim teams and with the Inland Empire Swimming Association [Officials & Equipment Chairman]. Following retirement, he continued his interest in technical issues and eventually joined the Hanford Advisory Board as a representative from the City of Kennewick, where he served from 2003 until 2016. He also was involved in the preservation of the history of the local area and served on the board of the East Benton County Historical Society for six years.

Richard is survived by his wife, Marian, four children (Mark, Jyl (deceased), Brook, and Sky), 14 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Benton-Franklin Humane Society.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Apr. 5, 2017

1947Mary Soper - Robinson
April 4, 1929 to August 27, 2009

Mary (Soper) Robinson, a longtime Kennewick resident, joined her parents Hubert & Susannah Soper; brothers Ralph, Hubert, Vern (Beverly); sister Bonnie (Russ); husband of almost 60 years W. T. 'Bill' Robinson; daughter Barb Barrett; and great-granddaughter Naomi Rose Lahr in rejoicing with the Lord on August 27, 2009.

Mary was born in Edgemont, South Dakota, April 4, 1929. Around the age of 7 the Soper family moved to Kennewick, establishing the family farm where 10th Ave. & Highway 395 is today. With the exception of living in Everett for a short period after marrying Bill in 1946, and living in their first home on the corner of 2nd Ave. & Vancouver Street, Mary lived on the farm land for the next 57 years. There she watched her children John, Barb, Tom and Mike go to school and graduate. During this time Mary & Bill opened their hearts and home to foster children.

Mary's pride & joy were the resulting grandkids and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mary was gifted in many areas: she was an avid self-educated gardener. Her yard was always full of color & beauty. She taught herself to crochet and mastered it. The 'Barbie' doll dresses she crocheted are treasured gifts of each daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Each grandchild, up to the 10th great-grandchild, all received a crocheted baby afghan. Her sewing was well known among family & friends. She made many wedding dresses through the years. Supporting local events and Kennewick schools were important to her. She was very proud of being a Kennewick Lion.

Above all her talents and gifts her incredible love for her family and friends were most important to her. Mary is survived by her brother George (Dell) of Walla Walla; sisters-in-law Roberta Soper, Stacey, Minnesota, Mary Jane Davidson, Akron, Ohio; loving sons and daughters-in-law John (Linda), Tom (Kathy), & Mike; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Childhood friend Ramona Murray, of the Wenas Valley, and Mary shared a lifetime of memories.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Breast Cancer Awareness, American Diabetes Association and Parkinson's Research.

Mary requested a graveside service only, which will be held Monday, August 31, 2009, 1:00 p.m. at Desert Lawn Memorial Park (10th & Union Street in Kennewick). Viewing will be one hour prior to the graveside at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home (adjacent to the cemetery).
Tri-City Herald, August 30, 2009

1947Gladys Spadt - Schuler
Submitted to website

1947George Richard Stultz
April 19, 1928 to July 8, 2004

Dick died peacefully at home in Hermiston, OR, after a short illness of lung cancer. He would have graduated with the class of 1946 or seven but went in to the ARMY instead. He was born in Kennewick and lived there 40 some years. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary Woehler Stultz, 4 children; Steven, Fred, Donna Sterba, and David (all KHS graduates); and four stepchildren, who considered him their dad; 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He retired from the USPS with 33 years. He so enjoyed going with Mary to her class luncheons and reunions. He was a member of Heppner Elks, NRLCA, & Prairie Shufflers Square Dance club. He was loved by all and will greatly missed.
Submitted to website by Mary Woehler Stultz, (KHS 1952)

1947Philip Vorvick
September 2, 1929 to February 20, 1998
Submitted to website

1947Evelyn Weatherman - Bowers
May 16, 1928 to September 11, 1995
Submitted to website

1947Dale Alwin Westermeyer
October 6, 1929 to May 19, 1990
Submitted to website

1947Ralph Lynn Wilder
November 7, 1929 to December 12, 1993
Submitted to website

1947Paul Zahn
March 13, 1927 to May 1, 2008

Paul Zahn was born in Center, North Dakota, to Steve and Eva Zahn. The family moved to Kennewick, Washington in 1940. Paul attended Kennewick High School from which he graduated in 1947. He met and married, Shirley, the love of his life in 1949. They had four children. Paul is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley, and his son, Paul. He was preceded in death by his three daughters-Linda, Honey, and Nancy. He will be missed, and he will remain in the hearts of his loved ones forever.
A Funeral Service will be held at Mueller's Chapel of the Falls at 314 W. 1st Avenue in Kennewick on Tuesday, May 6, at 11 a.m.

1948Dorothy Abken - Higley
June 10, 1929 to August 16, 1997
Submitted to website

1948Beth Rae Alexander - Allen
February 11, 1931 to May 8, 2013

Beth Rae Alexander Allen, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away on May 8, 2013 after a short illness. Beth was born in Tucson, Arizona on February 11, 1931, to John A. Alexander and Myrtle Ruth Nelson Long Alexander. Beth was the 2nd of 9 children.

The family moved to a farm in Paterson, Washington, in August of 1942. She attended Paterson Elementary School, and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1948. Beth married Frank Allen of Alderdale on June 6th, 1948 in Prosser, Washington. They made their home on the river in Paterson, and had three children: baby Ronald, who was stillborn, Raymond Bruce, and Helen Marie. Beth and Frank were married for 49 years when Frank passed away in 1997.

Beth worked as a cook during wheat harvest for Merle and Betty Gwinn, a bus driver and janitor for Paterson School, and for the Post Office in Paterson for 33 years, serving as Postmaster from 1988 until her retirement. She was an active member of Paterson Community Church.

Beth enjoyed spending time near the river, she loved to travel, and she loved to visit with her friends and family. She was a loving and giving fixture to Paterson and its people. She will live on in our hearts as we commend her soul to the Lord.

Beth was preceded in death by her parents and her elder sister, Edith Leistritz. She is survived by three brothers: John Jr. (Helen), Douglas (Diane), and Jeffrey (Patty), and four sisters: Barbara Garrett, Nina Schmidt, Judy Campbell, and Laurel Alexander (Mike). She is also survived by her children Bruce (Joan) and Helen Turner (Chuck), and five grandchildren: Heather, Larry, Nickolas, Beth Anne, and Jeffrey.

A graveside service is planned for Saturday, May 18 at 1:30 pm at the Paterson Cemetery, located off Hwy 14 near Paterson, Washington.
Tri-City Herald, May 14, 2013

1948Edith Myrtle Alexander - Leistritz
August 1, 1929 to July 26, 2009

Edith was the oldest of 9 children. She had 5 sisters Ð Nina, Beth, Barbara, Judy, Laurel, 3 brothers, Jack, Doug and Jeff. She married Ralph Leistritz on June 12, 1948. They had 2 children Kay and Mike that produced 6 grandchildren Paul, Patricia, Bobby, Chris, Stephanie and Shawn.

Edith was a life long resident of Kennewick. She had several jobs throughout her lifetime. Her last one she retired from Columbia Marine Lines.

Edith was a member of the Pasco Moose Lodge for over 43 years. She will be remembered for her talented flower making, beautiful ceramic works, her wonderful smile and the sweetest chuckle and most of all her very kind heart.

Her kitchen was always open anytime for anyone, but due to her failing health in recent years was unable to continue her annual Christmas breakfasts that she so loved to prepare. An event that will be remembered by those who attended. She never knew a stranger and was always willing to drop whatever she was doing to help another.

Her family, friends and her Kennewick school mates regarded her highly for her wealth of information on just most any subject they desired.

We appreciate The Pasco Moose members for their honorary tribute to a fine and gracious lady on August 1, 2009.

Edith, you will be sorely missed by all who loved you and appreciated your kindness.
Your loving husband Ralph
and your friends, Riley & Carol
Tri-City Herald, August 5, 2009

1948Delbert Beirley
December 9, 1929 to August 1, 2008

Delbert was second oldest of seven children. His parents moved to Kennewick in 1944. Delbert Graduated from Kennewick High School in 1948. He married Laurine M. Schmidt, parents Fred & Sarah Schmidt of Kennewick, in 1949. He lived in Kennewick for 64 years. He Retired from Burlington Northern Railroad after 38 years of service, as an engineer. And was an avid fisherman and hunter and hydroplane enthusiast. He was a backyard mechanic, and was always there to help his sons and grandsons in learning about what he gained in knowledge about cars, boats and small engines. He enjoyed motorhome travels with his wife, Laurine, which usually included crabbing at the Oregon Coast and especially fishing in the mountains, which he loved.
Delbert is preceded in Death by sons Kemm Beirley and Kerry Beirley. Delbert was loved by family and friends and will be missed greatly.
Survivors: Laurine (Schmidt) Beirley, wife. Deborah (Tony) Ogle, Douglasville, GA., Cathy Kastholm, Kennewick. Delina (Mike) Keel, Kennewick. Grandfather to 14, and great-grandfather to 22, with 1 great-great-grandaughter.
Funeral Mass August 5, 2008, Tuesday 11 a.m. St. Joseph's Catholic Church/Chapel Kennewick. No cemetery Service following.
Tri-City Herald, August 5, 2008

1948Nancy Anne Bennett - Westermeyer - Brunke
October 11, 1930 to September 17, 2013

Nancy, beloved mother, sister, aunt and friend, died peacefully in her Kennewick home, Tuesday, September 17th, at the age of 82.

Nancy was born in Red Lodge, Montana on October 11, 1930, the first child of Thorson and Beth. The family moved to Kennewick, Washington while Nancy was in high school. Her father, Thorson, was to be the Principal at Kennewick High School (KeHS) and Beth was employed as the physical education teacher. Nancy graduated from KeHS in 1948. That summer she had the honor of being named the Grape Festival Queen. She attended Washington State College (WSU) and, upon leaving Pullman, married Dale A. Westermeyer, also a KeHS graduate, on July 8, 1950.

She worked with Dale at their business, Reese Concrete Pipe Company, for many years. She was active in the Republican Women's Club and politics. She was an active and faithful member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Always active, the family enjoyed water skiing and snow skiing together. Dale and Nancy enjoyed their antique automobiles and Ye 'Ole Car Club brought many outings, parades and travels to their lives.

Nancy enjoyed being a homemaker and wonderful Mom to her three children. With both sets of grandparents living in Kennewick, family birthdays and holidays were lovingly celebrated together.

Nancy spent 20 years of her life happily married to John Brunke until his passing in 2010. John provided much loving care to Nancy in her declining years.

Nancy is preceded in death by her parents and sister Marva Saltz Jennings in 2007, her husband Dale A. Westermeyer in 1990, and her husband John Brunke in 2010. She is survived by her three children, Cyndi (Steve) Landon, Richland, WA, Kaye (Raymond) Coad, Palm Desert, CA, and Dan (Julie) Westermeyer, Kennewick, WA. She also leaves ten grandchildren: Dallas (Tara) Hitchcock, Jordan (Francisco) Rojas, Vanessa (Tobias) Kruse, Lauren (Ryan) Bailey, Lyndsee Landon, McKae Landon, Drew Westermeyer, Dane Westermeyer, Derk Westermeyer and Devin Westermeyer; and five great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss her kind and generous spirit.

The family wants to extend a special thank you to Mom's wonderful caregivers Pam Deller, Edith Robison, and Joy Newsome. We are so grateful for their loving kindness in the care of our Mom.

A gathering in memory of Nancy will be held Saturday the 21st at 1:00, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, located at 2505 West 27th Ave., Kennewick, Washington. Immediately after the memorial service there will be a celebration of life reception.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Bethlehem Lutheran School, 2505 West 27th Ave, Kennewick, Washington 99337.

Nancy was surrounded throughout her life with great joy and happiness. She is now with Our Heavenly Father and that brings us great joy. We will miss you but you will occupy a place in our hearts that will forever be held only by you. We love you, Mom. Always.

The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.muellersfuneralhomes.com.
Published Tri-City Herald, September 19, 2013

1948Frank Leroy Boies
March 18, 1929 to February 1978
Submitted to website

1948Max E Brewer
October 15, 1929 to August 4, 2010

Max E. 'Papa' Brewer of Kennewick, Washington, passed away peacefully at Callaway Gardens August 4, 2010. He was born October 15, 1929 in Fort Benton, Montana to proud parents, Lawrence and Lillian Brewer. The family moved to 'Old' Richland while Max was just a small boy.

Max grew up with his younger sister, Donna ('Sissie' as Max nicknamed her) farming and raising sheep, cattle, horses, rabbits, dogs and chickens. They lived there until 1944 when the government bought their home for the Hanford Reservation.

Upon entering elementary school, Max made what would be his best and lifelong friend, Vern McGhan. The two enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseback riding, school sports and many other special times. Max was a 1948 Kennewick High graduate where he enjoyed baseball and basketball. As a sophomore he and his team won the State Championship Title. Max and his high school sweetheart, June Higgins, married on January 29, 1951 in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.

Soon after his marriage, Max joined the Army and served proudly from 1951 to 1953 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Shortly after, the family moved back to their roots in the Tri-Cities. Max and June became parents to a son, Craig, in 1953. They began farming what is now known as Panoramic Heights and Badger Canyon. A second son, Curt Bradly, was born in 1955, followed by a daughter, Tanya Marie, in 1961.

In addition to working the farm, Max also worked for the City of Richland as a fireman from 1954 to 1974. He then worked for United Engineers as a Safety Engineer from 1977 to 1982.

Max was a devoted and dependable dad who always made time for his children. With Craig and Curt there were numerous sports including motorcycle races, hunting, and fishing trips. With Tanya, Max took time for her baton twirling parades, fishing and showed her how to be a 'Master Gardener' like her father.

Max was known to be an excellent hunter and fisherman. He had a strong passion for the outdoors. He loved the mountain air and always wanted to move back to the mountains of Montana. He spent many of his years camping, hunting and fishing in Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Washington. He has many trophies and taxidermy displays in his 'den' at home including a 10-pound 31-inch peacock bass he caught in Venezuela while visiting good friend Bob DeLarm. He also loved to fish sturgeon and was known for making the best smoked sturgeon around! He was a man of all trades, a true man's man. His hobbies and trades included: taxidermy, carpentry (he built his own home), farming, gardening (he took care of over 200 rose bushes and numerous varieties of other flowers), leather tooling, picture framing, antique shopping, and refinishing furniture. He loved the game of pinochle.

Max was always proud of his mother's Norwegian and father's Indian heritage. Family and roots were very important to him and he valued his 'own' above all. His grandchildren are grateful to their 'Papa' for the time and generosity he showered upon them throughout their lives.

When looking at Max's life, you see a man who 'did it all'. He lived with no regrets and fulfilled his dreams and desires. He invested into the next generation while depositing into his own.

Max was preceded in death by his parents, Lillian and Lawrence Brewer. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, June Brewer of Kennewick; son, Craig (Diane) Brewer of Kennewick; son, Curt (Elaine) Brewer of Desert Aire; daughter, Tanya (Rick) Gillard of Williams Lake; and sister Donna (Milo) Bauder of Richland. Grandchildren include Chad (Carmen) Brewer, Lindsy (Ryan) Gladstone, Talia (Mel) Horner, Ryan (Maureen) Brewer, and Justin Max (a Marine serving in Afghanistan). Max currently has eight great-grandchildren: Cade and Adaya Gladstone, Haliana, Kaleb, Amanda and Ariana Naipo, Sarah and Hadasseh Brewer. Two more great-grandchildren are due to arrive within the next few months: MaKinsey Avery Brewer (October) and David Max Brewer (November).

Please join Max's family in a celebration of his life at a memorial service on Saturday, August 14, 2010, at 10 a.m., at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick.

The family wishes to thank Callaway Gardens for their remarkable care, love and respect for Max during the nine years he lived there. We also want to thank Hospice and At Home Care.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Alzheimer's Association , Inland Northwest Chapter, P.O. Box 3203, Walla Walla, WA 99362 or Hospice at The Chaplaincy, 2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick, WA 99336.
Tri-City Herald, August 11, 2010

1948Connie Bunch
Submitted to website

1948Bill Christensen
March 12, 1930 to June 12, 2011

Bill Duane Christensen was born March 12, 1930, on the Ward Farm south of Ashby, Nebraska. Since kitchen scales only went to 12 pounds (and he buried the needle), he officially weighed 13 pounds. He worked hard as a boy cutting vegetables, picking fruit and driving tractors.

Bill's family moved to Kennewick in 1943, where he attended Kennewick High School, and after which he joined the United States Postal Service. He delivered mail on city and rural routes in Kennewick and Pasco until he retired in 1985 as a member of the National Safety Council's U.S. Postal Service Million Mile Club. Retirement was not agreeable for Bill, and he subbed for his comrades on Star Routes for several more years.

Eventually, Bill settled into retirement with his loving wife Elaine and their pugs. He was a wonderful friend of dogs, and even provided a friendly service of watching others' dogs while they worked so that no dog would be lonely. Bill never met a stranger and was known to have a magic trick or two up his sleeve as well as a deck of magic cards.

Bill loved lunch at Taco Bell, and could often be seen at the Highway 395 Taco Bell in Kennewick with one of his pugs. He was a creature of habit, and would faithfully have coffee every morning with his daughter Sherri.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Elaine Parrott Christensen; his sons: Bill of Lakewood, WA; and Darren of Kennewick, WA; his daughter: Sherri (John) Scheer of Kennewick; two grandsons: Jason (Molly) Scheer and James (Debbie) Scheer and three great-grandchildren: Madeline, Meredith and Michael of the Tri-Cities; two sisters: Irene Ellison of Kennewick; and Linda (Jim) Hurlburt of Vallejo, CA; and many nieces and nephews. Bill is also survived by his first wife, Betty Brooks Braun of Kennewick, WA; and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Agnes Boots Christensen, his sister Marge Schroeder, his brother Kenneth Christensen, and his nephew Ed Holden.

Bill passed away with his family by his side. Also present were his devoted pugs. We miss you already Husband, Father, Grandpa, Papa, and Friend. It will be hard seeing your empty recliner.

A graveside service is planned for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, June 15, 2011

1948Delbert Clark
December 11, 1928 to January 16, 2005
Submitted to website

1948Eugene Earnest Cole
August 15, 1929 to January 29, 2006

Earnest E. “Gene” Cole, 76 of 906 SE Marine Drive, College Place, Washington, died at home January 29, 2006. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, February 4, 2006 at Blue Mountain Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Pioneer Methodist Church, Birch Street entrance, Walla Walla, Washington.
Mr. Cole was born in McCrory, Arkansas, on August 15, 1929. He attended elementary and junior high school in Arkansas before moving with his family in 1943 to Kennewick, Washington. He graduated from Kennewick High School. He joined the US Army and was a demolitions instructor in the 47th Infantry Combat Engineers Division, serving during the Korean War. On November 23, 1950, he married Wanda L. Wallis in McCrory, Arkansas. After discharge from the Army in February 1953, they moved to Washington, living in Pasco and settling in Walla Walla in 1960.
Survivors include his wife, at home; son, Wally Cole of Walla Walla; daughter, Wanelle Wardrip of Walla Walla; daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and John Cole-Deardorff of Olympia, Washington; four sisters: Mary Ludlow of Kennewick, Washington; Betty Kennedy of Ocean Park, Washington; Thelma Cole of Kennewick, Washington, and Ruth Ivey of Finley. Washington.
Tri-City Herald February 2, 2006

1948Frances Dickinson
Submitted to website

1948William Dierlam
Submitted to website

1948Thomas W Eakin
January 17, 1930 to April 22, 2004
Submitted to website

1948Brantley R Elliott
1930 to April 17, 1985

Mourning his loss were his wife and three children.
Submitted to website by sister & brother-in-law, Ed & Audrey Waddell

1948Paul Gene Gardner
Submitted to website

1948Frances Gladfelder
December 7, 1928 to November 26, 2005

Francis “Frank” Owen Gladfelder, 76 passed away November 26, 2005 at the Tri-Cities Retirement Inn in Pasco. He was born in Centerville, Iowa on December 7, 1928 to Francis and Bernice Gladfelder. Frank lived in the Tri-Cities for 55 years. He was the Chief Pilot for Battelle NW Laboratory and was a graduate of Kennewick Senior High School. Frank also served in the Navy and was a World War II veteran. Her survived by his wife, Rosemarie of Pasco, Son; Owen Gladfelder of Palm Springs, CA, Daughter; Beverly Hays of Loon Lake, WA, Son Richard Gladfelder of Arlington, WA. He had 8 Grandchildren and 9 Great-Grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at Mueller Greenlee Funeral Home in Pasco on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 11 a.m.
Tri-City Herald November 29, 2005

1948Richard Bruce Gravenslund
1930 to September 10, 1952
Killed In Service In France
Submitted to website

1948V Jane Ham
Submitted to website

1948George Hood
December 4, 2000
Submitted to website

1948Betty Mae Hubbard
Submitted to website

1948Barbara Leigh Jones
Submitted to website

1948Mitch Kershaw
Submitted to website

1948Betty Larsen - Radomske
Submitted to website

1948Harold G Lewis
February 18, 1930 to January 23, 2004

Hal married his high school sweetheart, Midge Benson in 1949; they had 3 sons: Randy, Jon, and Darrin. Hal worked for PAC, NW Bell, and Qwest, retiring in 1983 after 35 yrs.
Tri-City Herald January 28, 2004

1948Richard Truman Low
September 10, 1952
Submitted to website

1948Betty Sue Mahaffey
Submitted to website

1948Ilene Markham
Submitted to website

1948Shirlee Marois - Rickaby
Submitted to website

1948Glenn Miller
Submitted to website

1948Jim Oliver
Submitted to website

1948Donald Peck
Submitted to website

1948Harold Perkins
October 29, 1928 to February 28, 2002
Submitted to website

1948Bonnie Pratt
May 5, 1952
Submitted to website

1948Beverly Jane Pyle
Submitted to website

1948Bernard Ragain
Submitted to website

1948Mel Oluf Rau
April 21, 1929 to May 15, 2003
Submitted to website

1948Jean Smith - Allum
March 1, 1930 to March 9, 2009

Jean Smith Allum passed away in Spokane, WA on March 9, 2009 after a long illness. She was born in Yakima, WA March 1, 1930. Her parents were Dan and Alma Gladys Smith.

Jean spent her younger years in the Tri-Cities where she attended Kennewick Schools.

She is survived by two sons Bob Allum (Teresa) of Montana and Donald of Alabama, two grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Also, two sisters; Mary Lewis (Harry) of Seattle, Martha Shreve of Kennewick and brother; Frank (Lindell) Smith of Kennewick, plus numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband Robert, daughter Carolyn and son-in-law Jess Hall.

A gathering of family and friends to celebrate her life will be held at the home of her brother Frank Smith, 720 S. Olympia, Kennewick on Saturday April 4th at 1 p.m.
Tri-City Herald, March 31, 2009

1948Nathan Herbert Stairs
Submitted to website

1948Eldon Leon Strahsburg
June 26, 1928 to June 12, 1975
Submitted to website

1948Bill E Taylor
October 20, 1930 to August 21, 2012

Bill Taylor passed away very peacefully and joined his Heavenly Father on August 21, 2012. He was born in Miles City, Montana, on October 20, 1930. He spent his youth active in the Boy Scouts, growing to love fishing and camping. Bill moved to Kennewick after WWII and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1948. There he met his future wife, Mary Ellen Block. They were married in 1950. Bill served in the Naval Reserves as he and Mary Ellen started their family. He began working at Hanford in the mid 1950s and worked there for over 35 years. He became one of the top Nuclear Safety Engineers in the U. S., serving as a member of a DOE "Tiger Team" assessing safety procedures at nuclear reactors across the country.

Throughout his life, Bill had always been active with his family and in the community. He coached his sons' Little League Baseball and Grid Kids Football teams. As a dad, he was extremely supportive of all his children's activities. The family would go on camping and fishing trips throughout the Northwest. He could easily win the award for "World's Greatest Grandfather". He was wonderfully supportive of and generous toward his six grandchildren over the years. Participation in their activities was so important to him that he traveled as far as Iowa to attend their events.

He was always doing his part to make the community a better place. His service began with the JayCees in the 1950s. He served several years as a volunteer firefighter. After retiring from Hanford he worked as a volunteer at the McNary National Wildlife Refuge.

Bill's Christian faith and involvement in ministry was a huge part of his life. He taught Sunday School classes at West Highlands Methodist Church, served many years as an elder at Tri-City Christian Reformed Church, and helped in the founding of his most recent place of worship, Grace United Reformed Church.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Arlo and his step-father Howard Shaw. Bill is survived by his loving wife of sixty-two years Mary Ellen. He is also survived by his sister Margaret Ann Sampson of San Luis Obispo, California. Bill leaves his four children, Mike (Kellee) of Vancouver, Washington; Steve (Janet) of Spokane Valley, Washington; Neil (Carrie) of Kennewick, Washington; and Lori (Rob) of Lakewood, Colorado. He will be missed dearly by his six grandchildren: Kathy Larsen (Parker Parsons), Amy Taylor, Derek Taylor (Lauren), Julie Murphy (John), Megan Shryock (Brandon) and Matt Osgard.
Tri-City Herald, August 22, 2012

1948Lenore Ida Thomas - Sandvig
September 21, 1930 to June 8, 2003

Lenore worked for Columbia Television for 20 years. She was an avid Tri-City Americans Hockey fan, holding season tickets since their first year. Lenore also knitted or crocheted afghans for her family, and greeted her first great-grandchild with a variety of hats. Lenore had always enjoyed her class reunions and visiting with her classmates.
Tri-City Herald June 11, 2003

1948Beverly Wilson - Boies
Submitted to website

1949Barbara Babcock - Miles
August 25, 1930 to July 9, 2007

Born in Spokane to Lester and Vivian Babcock. Married Keith Miles in 1954. Daughter Melinda Dollison and Son Chris Miles (Anne) – grandchildren Cameron, Alexandra and Spencer. Graduated UW where she was house President of Alpha Delta Pi. Lifelong free spirit always identified by her warm laugh and unfailing friendship to her many bowling pals and trapshooting friends where she was a one woman “Sunshine Committee”. Accomplished cook and gardener, avid and curious traveler who enjoyed it all from politics to sports to crosswords. She loved her family and we loved her. Celebration of Barbara’s life for her family and friends will be at Melinda’s home, 5117 103rd SW Mukilteo,WA, Sunday July 22nd, 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the American Stroke Assn. or your favorite charity.
Submitted by husband, Keith Miles

1949Vern Bailey
On the cold Minnesota morning of January 10, 2015, Vern Bailey passed away. Born in Utah in 1931, Vern spent his early years in Butte, Montana. Moving to Kennewick, Washington in the early 40's, Vern worked at his father's "Bailey Plumbing and Heating" company. He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1949, and worked as a reporter for the Tri-City Herald newspaper, attended BYU and then Utah State University. At this time Vern and Marilyn Purser were married. After his basic training in Texas the couple was stationed in Germany. Returning to Stanford and then Berkeley in the 1960s, Vern earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in English at the University of California.

In 1965, Vern accepted a position in the English department at Carleton College. In the late '60s he instituted the first cinema class at Carleton. By the 90s, nearly half the courses Vern taught dealt with film history and aesthetics. Retiring from the College in 2000, Vern had increasing time to spend on hobbies; however, the effects of Alzheimer's gradually took their toll.

Vern Bailey was preceded in passing by his sister, Renee McKinnis, and is survived by his sisters Elaine Reber of St. George, Utah, and Carol Carey of Benton City, Washington. Vern's life will continue to be celebrated by Marilyn, and their children: Mark (Pamela), Oregon; Lisa, (Jim), Texas; Thomas (Susan), New York; and Elizabeth (Ian), California. He was the proud grandfather of eight, and great-grandfather to five.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Jan. 25, 2015

1949William Beirley
Submitted to website

1949Elizabeth Beltz - Donahue
November 2, 1931 to June 15, 1993
Submitted to website

1949Roger Block
Roger William Block was born August 9, 1931 in Verdigre, Nebraska as the 4th child of 8 to Willie and Josephine Block. He passed away in Merced, California on June 23, 2014. The family moved to Kennewick, Washington in 1944. Roger graduated from Kennewick High School in 1949 and was active in their Sports Program. Roger and two of his brothers, Roland and Richard, moved to Yreka, California in 1949 to work in the local lumber mills. Roger stayed in the Yreka area, met and married Sharon (Bower). They were blessed with two children, Rory and Tracy. In 1969, he married Gerry (Stockwell) Comstock and blended families, including Scott, Pam, and Mark. At the time of his passed, Roger and Gerry had been married 45 years.

Roger's career with the Department of Agriculture started in Yreka and continued with his transfer to Merced, California in 1975. He became the Executive Director of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (A.S.C.S.) for Merced and Mariposa counties. He retired after more than 30 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents Willie and Josephine; Sisters Marjo Cooper and Marguerite Rosson; Brothers Roland, Richard, and Rodney. He is survived by his wife Gerry; children Rory and Tracy; Scott, Pam and Mark; Sisters LaVonne Anderson (Austin) Kennewick, WA., Marilyn Jamieson (John) Yakima, WA., sisters-in-law Louise Block (Roland) Gridley, CA., and Tami Block (Rodney) Richland, WA.; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren with 2 on the way.

For many years Roger enjoyed bowling, golfing, hunting, fishing, clam digging, and annual family reunions at Pacific beaches. He loved gardening, his dog Tinker, and spending time with his brothers/family at the cabin in the Blue Mountains on Jim Creek.

Published in Tri-City Herald from July 29 to Aug. 3, 2014

1949Donna Brewer - Bauder
July 5, 1931 to September 4, 2012

On Tuesday, September 4, 2012, the Lord called our precious Wife, Mother, and Grandmother home to be with Him. Donna "Sissy" Luonne Bauder was born in Pasco on July 5, 1931. She lived in "old Richland" with her family until 1943, when they moved to Kennewick due to the Government requiring their property for the Hanford Project.

She attended school in Kennewick and was a cheerleader throughout middle school, high school and college. You could always count on Donna to cheer you on! She graduated from Kennewick High in 1949, and married her high school sweetheart, Milo, in 1951. They were married for 61 years and she was a lifelong Tri-Cities resident.

She was a hard-worker in everything she set her mind to, whether it be for her husband or children. She was deeply devoted to her husband, Milo, and his farming, building and land development businesses throughout their married life. In her 60s she then pursued a passion of her own: "The Rose Cottage," with her daughter, Sandi and Sister-in-law June.

Donna was a loving wife, mother and grandmother to all her family, as well as those she took in as family. She was fun-loving and a great encourager to all who knew her. She was a blessing to all and possessed a positive perspective, joyful laugh, and quick wit.

At a very young age she placed her life by faith in Jesus Christ, forever changing her life and eternal destiny, as well as the lives of her family and those she touched. Her life was dedicated to serving the Lord and others. She attended Columbia Community Church for many years and also Temple Baptist most recently. Many women and children's lives were touched by Donna as she taught Sunday School, led Ladies Ministries, and 4-H.

She enjoyed sewing, painting, quilting, gardening, baking pies, cakes and yummy desserts, canning strawberry jam, making lefse and many other Norwegian treats. Always finding some new project, she delighted in such things as doll making, photography (mostly of grandchildren, of course) and crafting of all sorts. Donna was also a very talented artist, writer and author. Her family treasures the What Now Brown Cow book she wrote telling of the many adventures the family had growing up on a farm. She loved and trusted in the Lord, and used all of her many talents toward that good end. We will all miss her so much until we're together again. We are thankful for her legacy of love through Christ and the many precious memories of our time together.

Donna is survived by her husband, Milo; 4 children & their spouses: Mark Bauder (Lauri), Bret Bauder, Terri Hash (Dale), and Sandi Faith (Mark); and 12 grandchildren: Cory Bauder, Jessica Hollandsworth, Kaylee and Kyle Bauder; Scot and Lilyann Bauder; Cassie Carroll, Tyler and Travis Kafentzis; and Alana, Joshua, and Sophia Faith; and nine great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Brewer; Mother, Lillian Brewer; and her brother Max Brewer.
Tri-City Herald, September 16, 2012

1949Don Brooks
January 12, 1932 to December 25, 2006

1949Ledger Bryan
August 17,1930 to May 23, 2008

Ledge passed away at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane on May 23, 2008 with his family, who loved him so much, by his side.
Ledge was born August 17, 1930 in Okemah, Oklahoma, developing early a great love of animals, the outdoors, hunting and fishing, which lasted a lifetime. He was pleased his future wife and kids shared this love.
He moved to Kansas and then on to Kennewick with his parents Ledger L & Pearl Bryan and sister Betty in 1944.
He had great friends at Kennewick High and liked playing all sports, especially football for the 'Lions.' One of his best buddies, Bern Donahue, had a cousin, Norma, whom he married years later.
After graduating he did some iron working on dams. He spent a semester in Ellensburg before joining the Air Force for four years. He spent 3 at St. Albins, Vermont at a small Air Force base then the last year in Korea.
When Ledge got home he moved the family to Richland. He worked at Hanford for 12 years in the sheet metal shop, then on to Portland to get steady sheet metal work in construction. After 3 years the family moved back to Kennewick where he worked out of sheet metal Local 66 at Hanford and all around the area until he retired.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Norma; daughter Shirley (Lonnie) Alton of Pasco; son Terry Bryan of Kennewick; sister Betty (Charles) Murphy; niece Susan (Doug) Morse; and nephew Dale (Nancy) Murphy.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of WA, American Heart Association or the Humane Society.
Memorial Services will be held Monday, June 23, 2008, 1:00 p.m., at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street in Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, June 5, 2008

1949Ralph Byse
April 29, 1975
Submitted to website

1949Wesley Combs
May 23, 1930 to March 27, 1971
Submitted to website

1949Eloise Curtis - Brown
August 26, 1931 to December 22, 1996
Submitted to website

1949Paul Dahlberg
Submitted to website

1949Bill Day
May 1949
Submitted to website

1949David Dickerson
June 29, 1931 to May 15, 1992
Submitted to website

1949Bernard Donahue
May 14, 1931 to January 17, 2003
Submitted to website

1949Nancy Dorris - Miller
February 9, 1932 to June 9, 2012

Nancy D. Miller, 80, longtime resident of Kennewick passed away June 9, 2012, in her sleep at home after watching 'her' Mariners pitch a no hitter game. Those who knew her were aware of her love of sports. She was born February 9, 1932, in Marshfield, MO, to Clyde Dorris and Anna Evans Smith. She had worked in the insurance industry and retired from Country Companies in 1996.

Nancy loved her grandchildren, crossword puzzles, computers, traveling, her flowers, and family dinners. She was a graduate of Kennewick High School, Class of '49, and was active with her classmates and planning class reunions.

Nancy is survived by son, Gary W. Miller, Pasco; daughters, Vikki A. Tiegs, Kennewick, and Cynthia K. Spiel, Kennewick; sister, Nellie Jo Sublett, Stephensville, TX; brother, Kenneth W. Smith, Goldendale; 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Per her wishes, her ashes will be buried with her family, next to her mother at Desert Lawn Memorial Park on Saturday June 23, 2012. Graveside service will be at 12:00 p.m., luncheon to follow 1:30 pm at City Church, 4624 West 10th Avenue (kiddy corner to Desert Lawn Memorial Park). Luncheon to be potluck: If you wish to help with food, you may deliver to City Church June 23, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or bring with.
Tri-City Herald, June 17, 2012

1949Truman Elliott
November 1, 1929 to February 28, 1999
Submitted to website

1949Richard Endow
Submitted to website

1949Ronald Friedman
Submitted to website

1949Darlene Galloway - Hill
October 19, 1930 to December 5, 2002
Submitted to website

1949Robert Gest
February 20, 1930 to January 13, 2004
Submitted to website

1949Jean Goldsmith
Submitted to website

1949Bob Hall
Submitted to website

1949Christine Hall - Garrett
December 24, 1930 to August 16, 2003

Chris was a beloved stay-at-home mom and eventually got her beautician's license, working at JC Penney when they first opened and finally in a shop in her home that her husband, Dave, built for her. Chris and Dave were long time Fair Boosters, and Chris donated her time to many other organizations, including the All-Class Reunion in 2000.
Tri-City Herald August 18, 2003

1949Connie Hawkins - Harris
January 20, 2003
Submitted to website

1949Dale Hofmeister
Submitted to website

1949Beverly Hosfield
Submitted to website

1949Ben Husted
November 3, 1930 to February 21, 1985
Submitted to website

1949John Edward Jones
February 1, 1931 to June 14, 1968
Submitted to website

1949Floyd Kneebone
January 13, 1929 to May 12, 2005
Submitted to website

1949Mary Lou Larson - Hays
January 17, 1932 to December 8, 2004
Submitted to website

1949Louise Laudel
Submitted to website

1949Bill Lindhom
Submitted to website

1949Norma Jean Liston - Anderson
Submitted to website

1949Ralph Low
April 6, 1931 to September 2, 2003
Submitted to website

1949Dorothy McIntyre - Manning
August 21, 1929 to December 17, 2002
Submitted to website

1949Joe Mensinger
March 21, 2000
Submitted to website

1949Betty Michaels - Eastman
Submitted to website

1949Bob Mock
Submitted to website

1949Sylvia Mulkey - Farr
May 5, 1931 to August 16, 2004
Submitted to website

1949Marilyn Oliver - Hyde
Marilyn Oliver Hyde, passed away March 24, 2016 surrounded by loving family members. She lived a very full life, starting at being a wife, a Lab Technician at KGH, a Horse 4H leader, Northwest Quarter Horse Association Secretary and Horse Heaven Hills Kawanas club member.

She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, James A. Hyde and her daughter Kathy (Michael) Hyde Wilson.

Published Tri-City Herald March 30, 2016

1949Barbara Owens - Shields
March 17, 1931 to January 11, 2004
Submitted to website

1949Joe Paris
September 16, 1930 to December 19, 2001
Submitted to website

1949Clifford Persinger
Submitted to website

1949Francis Edward Personett
June 19, 1930 to July 29, 2005
Submitted to website

1949Bill Preston
July 14, 2001
Submitted to website

1949Ellen Reimert - Waddington
June 27, 1929 to April 20, 1998
Submitted to website

1949Rhody Sage
February 22, 1930 to September 27, 1999
Submitted to website

1949Louis Sarver
June 9, 1932 to December 29, 2006

1949Loraene Schwartz - Rudd
November 7, 1931 to February 26, 2004

Loraene worked from 1959 to 2003 in Anchorage as a Vanda Beauty Consultant. She also worked at the Catholic Archdiocese and volunteered at the Anchorage Visitor's Bureau. With husband Conrad, Loraene had two sons: Steven and Curt; and a daughter: Cheryl; three granddaughters; five grandsons; and two great grandchildren.
Tri-City Herald April 2, 2004

1949James Smith
January 2004
Submitted to website

1949Elaine Taylor - Bunce
May 22, 1930 to May 23, 2003
Submitted to website

1949Bonita Wagenaar - Pickett
June 9, 1930 to february 20, 2012

Bonita Joyce Wagenaar Pickett was born June 9, 1930, at Kennewick, Washington, to Leonard and Elma Wagenaar. She joined an older brother Gilbert. Following graduation from High School she married Paul Pickett and the couple had one son Barrie Francois Pickett.

Her husband and her son preceded her in death. Bonnie passed away February 20, 2012.
Tri-City Herald, February 29, 2012

1949Charles Wallace
October 28, 1931 to December 2, 1991
Submitted to website

1949Jerry Williams
December 30, 2002
Submitted to website

1949Ollene Wright - Lewis
February 25, 1932 to May 4, 1997
Submitted to website

1950Mervin Allphin
March 2003
Submitted to website

1950Herb Almarode
Submitted to website

1950David Beinhart
Submitted to website

1950Ron Berwick
Submitted to website

1950Don Beste
Submitted to website

1950David Blake
Submitted to website

1950Fred Bond
February 23, 1931 to October 29, 2007

Orrin Fred Bond returned to his Heavenly Father on October 29, 2007. He was born February 23, 1931, in Flagstaff, Arizona, to Thaddeus and Marie Bond. They came to Washington in 1948, where Fred was a starting guard for the Kennewick High School football team. After graduation he set aside the opportunity for a full-ride baseball scholarship to serve his country in Korea with the U.S. Navy.
Fred returned to the Tri-Cities, where he met and married Vonna Belle Wilson on Valentine's Day.
Fred worked first for the Army Civil Service at Camp Hanford and then for many years with General Telephone at the Hanford project. In retirement he was busy taking day trips with his 'Belle,' helping his family, fishing, hanging out with his dogs and taking on one project after another.
He leaves behind a mother, Marie Cornie; his wife, Vonna; and their six children, Gary Bond, Paul (Gayle) Bond, Teri (Roland) Thompson, Randall Bond, Karen Johnson and Kevin Bond; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a special nephew, Michael Mc Elroy.
A viewing will be held at Einan's Funeral Home, 915 By-Pass Highway, Richland, WA, on Thursday November 1 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. A service to honor his memory will be held at Einan's on Friday, November 2nd, at 2:00 p.m.
Tri-City Herald, November 1, 2007

1950Ray Darrow
Ray Darrow of Kennewick, beloved husband of May (Stroud) Darrow for 66 years, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2017.

He was predeceased by his mother Alta (Britton) Burton, father Edward and step-father Glen Burton. Ray was born in Renton, WA but presided in Kennewick for 71 years.

He served in the army during the Korean War. He worked for Burlington Northern Railway in Pasco from 1954 until his retirement. He volunteered with the American Legion and for a period of time represented the local post as Commander. He enjoyed restoring cars and motorcycles and loved to fish.

Ray is survived by his wife May, son Michael (Marie), daughters Vicki Howard and Sandi (Nathan) Grove; his grandchildren Ryan (Danielle), Cory, Nicholas (Kate), Zachary Sarah, Kelsey (Harry) and Megan (James), and his great-grandchildren Cameron, Analise, Claire, Eli and Sylvia.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Mar. 15, 2017

1950Maxine Dodd - Carmichael
Maxine “Mickey” Carmichael passed away January 20, 2014 at her home in Kennewick. She was born July 24, 1932 to Opal Saling and Clarence V. McCoy in Bonnerdale, Arkansas. Maxine was raised by her mother and loving stepfather and “Daddy”, Cecil Dodd.

Most family and friends came to know her by the nickname of Mickey which stayed with her throughout life and seemed to fit her personality perfectly. Mickey was a member of the class of 1950 at Kennewick High School. On August 4, 1951, she married Burton “Bud” Carmichael in Kelso, Washington. They relocated to Kennewick to raise a family and build their lives.

Mickey was an involved mother, volunteering with Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, 4-H, and as a room mother for all three children. She was PTA president, also mentoring young mothers teaching them to drive and cook. She was always ready to help friends and family.

Mickey loved the beach, camping and fishing with family. She took great delight in teaching her granddaughters to bake, cook and preserve foods. She was extremely proud that both of her grandsons were Eagle Scouts and all of her children and grandchildren were following their dreams.

Mickey and Bud owned several businesses over the years. Upon retirement, they bought a farm in the shadow of Mt. Baker were they raised Charolais and Simmental cattle, always had a huge garden, welcoming family and friends to share in the experience.

Mickey is survived by her husband of 62 years, Burton; daughters Paula Culverhouse and Guyla Pelleboer (Herman); five grandchildren Justin Culverhouse (Jennifer), Teagan Culverhouse, and Jordan Culverhouse; Stacy Van Werven (Jordan) and Kevin Pelleboer (Tanya); seven great-grandsons, Hunter, Connor and Oliver Culverhouse; Kohen, Bryson and Nolan Van Werven; and Corbin Pelleboer. She is survived by sisters Barbara Carmichael (Chuck) and Connie Hart. Also, close family and friends Terry Culverhouse, Bridget Rodasky, Robin Hill and Frances Camp.

She was preceded in death by son Steven Max Carmichael, great-grandchildren Tristan, Sophia and Charlotte Culverhouse, her parents, and sister, Patricia Smith.

Mickey’s smiling face and warm greeting will be missed by all who knew her.

Mueller’s Tri-Cities Funeral Home, Kennewick is in charge of arrangements. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

1950Jim Elder
Submitted to website

1950Pat Ennis - Johnson
Submitted to website

1950Eric Erickson
April 29, 1932 to October 9, 2008

Eric was born on April 29, 1932, in Pasco, WA, son of Elenora and Alvin Erickson (both deceased). Eric passed away on Thursday, October 9th, 2008, after a long battle with Alzheimer's and heart disease.

Eric grew up on a farm and attended grade school Finley, WA. He graduated from Kennewick High School with honors in 1950. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955, being honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant. Eric attended the University of Washington, graduating with a degree in accounting. He worked 30 years for Weyerhauser Company, retiring in 1988.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Norma Erickson. Eric is also survived by his daughter Cynthia (David) Asplund, granddaughter Kirsten of Seneca, S.C.; and son Glenn (Lynn) Erickson, grandchildren Trent and Danika of Littleton, CO; and brother Bob Erickson of Richland, WA.

Funeral service will be on Friday, October 17, 1:00 p.m. at New Tacoma Cemeteries & Funeral Home, 9212 Chambers Creek Road W., University Place, WA 98467. (253) 564-1311
Tri-City Herald, October 14, 2008

1950Rose Marie Fox
Submitted to website

1950Robert Goldsmith
September 26, 1932 to August 10, 2003

After high school, Robert joined the Army and was stationed in Fort Lewis. He married Barbara McCombs in 1963 and they had five children. He was a member of the Painters and Decemberorators Union for 17 yrs and worked for Joe's Floor Covering for 26 yrs, where he grew a reputation for quality work for a fair price. He later opened his own business in 1980 as B&B Floor Covering.
Tri-City Herald August 12, 2003

1950Richard Haney
November 25,1931 to October.29,2012

Donald Richard Haney, 80, of Corvallis passed away on Monday Oct. 29, at home with his family at his side.

At an early age, he moved with his family to Kennewick, WA, and his father got a job working for Hanford in Richland, WA.

After graduation from high school in 1950, Don joined the U.S. Navy and spent two years of that time stationed in Guam. After discharge in 1954, he met the love of his life Vonnie, who was a cousin of a good friend of his. She had come from Wisconsin to visit family in the area and look for work.

Don and Vonnie were married the next year, and Don started Columbia Basin Junior College in Pasco, WA. After attending two years he transferred to the University of Washington, where he graduated with a business degree. After graduation, he immediately got a position with Weyerhaeuser and worked there for 16 years, the first eight years as a cost accountant and the second eight years as a system analyst.

After traveling so much the previous eight years, and with his two sons growing up so fast, Don chose to quit Weyerhaeuser to spend more time at home with his family.

In 1976, Don and family moved to Corvallis to start a new business. He had been encouraged to go into the plumbing and electrical business by a good friend, George Searing, who has a plumbing and electrical business in Longview, WA., where he had been living.

Don enjoyed his Searing Plumbing and Electric business in Corvallis. He loved seeing and getting to know all his customers, and helping people solve their plumbing problems. Even as he aged, he wanted to spend time with his son, Kevin, who manages the store, and his two faithful longtime employees, Craig and Lin.

Don's hobbies were camping, fishingm hunting, flying and doing things with friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Glenn; and brothers John, Gene, and Bob. Survivors include his wife, LaVonne; son Kevin; grand daughter JKahlie; sister Lenore; plus other in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Tri-City Herald, November 14, 2012

1950Betty Hickman - Walbauer
Submitted to website

1950Albert Higgins
July 16, 1932 to August 9, 1993

1950NancyAnn Johanson - Twelker
April 21, 1933 to December 8, 2000

1950Glenn Johnson
Submitted to website

1950Mary Kauer - Bates
June 24, 1933 to August 28, 2009

Mary passed away peacefully with her children at her side. She was born to Joe and Mae Kauer on June 24, 1933, in a farmhouse near Cuba, Kansas. Mary and her mother were alone in the house when she was born, Joe having gone for the doctor.

In 1940, Mary's parents, determined to find a better life than dust bowl farming, brought their young family west by car intending to live near family in Spokane. Mary came down with measles on the trip and was very ill, and by the laws of the day was supposed to be quarantined, but the family could not afford the delay. With God's help the family made it as far as Kennewick; a stop that became permanent. Mary (and her brothers) attended Kennewick schools, graduating from Kennewick High.

During her senior year, Mary met a dashing young man from Pasco named Jim Bates. Jim was immediately smitten by the blue-eyed country girl, and the two married soon after.

Mary held early employment as a telephone operator, waitress and bookkeeper, then a devoted homemaker once the children arrived. Once the children were all in school, she began working with Jim as bookkeeper and secretary for his auto parts business.

Mom was a serious fan of the Cougar and Husky football teams, as well as the Mariners and Seahawks, enjoying many close family times watching the games.

In 2008, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, James A. (Jim) Bates.

Mary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Marsha Bates of Kennewick; son and daughter-in-law John and Bonnie Bates of Kennewick; daughter Joan Bates of Richland; and son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Vicki Bates of Auburn, Washington. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, her loving brothers and sisters-in-law Fred and Esther Kauer, and Ed and Evelyn Kauer, and numerous beloved nieces and nephews, all residing locally.

A viewing will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, at the Columbia Memorial Funeral Chapel in Pasco. A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 4, at 1:00 p.m. at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick, with a get-together for family and friends immediately afterward at the home of Jim and Marsha Bates, 2206 S. Lyle Street, Kennewick.

Remembrances may be made to the Hospice at the Chaplaincy, 2108 W. Entiat Avenue, Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, September 2, 2009

1950Stella Klein - Regnier
Stella Regnier went to sing with the angels, dance on clouds and walk hand in hand with God on January 16, 2014 surrounded by her daughter and granddaughters.

Stella was born on Sept. 5, 1931 in Hauge North Dakota to Roy and Kathryn Klein. They moved to Yakima when Stella was 3, and then to Kennewick when she was 13. Stella got her first taste of nursing at 12 where she worked as a nurses aide at a hospital. Stella graduated from Kennewick High and then graduated from CBC Nursing School. She worked at OLO's until KGH opened. She worked 12 years as a Surgery nurse at KGH. She always told me she loved being a surgery nurse because the patients were sleeping! She loved nursing and spent her entire life doing what she loved.

Stella also loved her granddaughters Nicole, and Jennifer. They were life after nursing and even helped raise them. She loved her girls and did anything and everything with them. From bottles to wagon rides to any school function. Thank you Mom! Stella is survived by her daughter Lorre (Regnier) Shreve. Her granddaughters Jennifer (Shreve) Linhoff (Jeremy) and Nicole (Shreve) Black (Bill). Great-grandchildren: Ashton, Bhrode, and Kinley Linhoff. Jonny, Josh, Madeline Black and Camden Shreve. Brothers Lee Klein (Alice) and Ronnie Klein (Billie). Sister Alice Williams.

Stella was preceeded in death by her parents Roy and Kathryn Klein and her baby sister Janet Smith.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Feb. 2, 2014

1950Pat Krussel
Submitted to website

1950Robert Lane
Submitted to website

1950Anna Mae Lee - Carpenter
Submitted to website

1950Gerald Lewis
Submitted to website

1950Richard McAloon
July 31, 1932 to September 7, 2011

Richard Charles McAloon, 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on September 7, 2011. Richard was born on July 31, 1932 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was happily married to his wife Pauline for 60 years. Together they had 6 children, 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was a talented machinist and retired as a Senior Partner from Pasco Machine Co. Inc. in 1998 after 40 years with the company. Before that he worked for Northern Pacific Rail Yard for ten years.

Richard was very active in his community, especially at St Joseph's Church where he was a lector, Eucharistic minister, and 40 year member of both the Knights of Columbus and St. Vincent de Paul Society. He also was an Ombudsman for WA State for 12 years.

He spent many hours fishing with his family at Chapman Lake. Grandpa always made sure his grandkids had their favorite tasty treat, even if it meant a very early morning trip to the grocery store. He wasn't always a man of many words, but if he took the time to say something you knew it was important. He always had a way of making sure you knew you were loved.

Richard is survived by his wife Pauline; daughter Marie; son Michael and wife Jessica; daughter Pat and husband Bill; son Jim and wife Christie; daughter Kathleen; son Bob Warren; sister Kathë and husband Ken, and his 30 grandchildren who loved him very much.

He was preceded in death by his parents Anna Mary (Gilbertson) and Charles Joseph; his son Joseph Paul and his great grandson Jasper Warren.

A rosary will be held at St Joseph's Church in Kennewick at 12:30 on September 8th, with funeral services to follow at 1:30. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St Vincent de Paul or The Tri-Cities Chaplaincy.
Tri-City Herald, September 8, 2011

1950Ann Marie Mokler - Walker
June 7, 1932 to September 16, 2003

Ann served as yearbook editor at KHS and was one of the first women to enroll at Gonzaga University. She married Tom Walker on 3 September 1962 and raised four sons: David, Bill, Tom, and Jerry. Ann was a talented baker, she liked to crochet, and knit, helped organize dances at the Kennewick Senior Center, and participated in the Washington Centennial and the B-F Historical Society.
Tri-City Herald September 19, 2003

1950Garry Neswick
October 3, 1932 to September 18, 1994

1950Jean Personett - Massingale
July 3, 1932 to November 22, 1993

1950Betty Poorman - Downing
Submitted to website

1950Charles Powell
Submitted to website

1950Gloria Pulliam - Higley
May 29, 1932 to September 10, 1997

1950Bob Pyle
Submitted to website

1950Clayton Dennis Rau
August 26, 1932 to October 13, 2003

Denny received his Bachelors Degree in Geology from WSU and he served in the US Navy in WWII He worked as a geologist for the Dept of Interior until his retirement in 1995. His hobbies included golf, dove hunting and visits to Loughlin, Nevada; however his greatest joy was spending time with his family and many friends.
Tri-City Herald October 15, 2003

1950John Robinson
February 5, 1932 to July 1981

1950Bob Samson
Submitted to website

1950Roy Scott
Submitted to website

1950Larry Shreve
Submitted to website

1950Leona Simmelink - Mackenstadt
August 21, 1932 to January 6, 2007

Leona passed away from complications from intestinal surgery on Saturday, 1/5/07. Leona was born 8/21/32 in Pasco, WA. She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1950.
In 1954 she married Howard Mackenstadt at Kennewick First Methodist Church and started a family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brother R.M. "Cork Simmelink and sister Ruth "Tommy" McFarland. Leona leaves behind her husband and children : Jon Mackenstadt (Annette), Su Mayfield (Craig), Jan Rhodes (Dusty), Rob Mackenstadt (Nancy), sister-in-law Audrey Simmelink, 7 grandchildren, all of Kennewick.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, 1/12/07 at 2:00 p.m. at Kennewick First United Methodist Church, 2 S. Dayton, Kennewick. Arrangements by Mueller's.
Tri-City Herald January 2007

1950Joy Simmons - Aarestad
December 2001
Submitted to website by her son, Greg Aarestad

1950Lynn Slocumb
July 14, 1932 to January 11, 1990

1950Dick Smith
July 3, 1931 to February 27, 2006

Richard Royce “Dick” Smith of Kennewick, Washington, passed away at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Washington on February 27, 2006 at the age of 74. Richard was born July 3, 1931 in Williston, North Dakota, to Radner and Pearl Smith. He received his early education in Williston, ND. The family moved to Kennewick in 1947 and Dick graduated from Kennewick High School in 1950. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955. Dick was a meat cutter at Safeway for 44 years, retiring in 1993. He is survived by his wife Beverly Smith of Kennewick, sons Dick (Cheryl) Smith of Bremerton, WA, Ron Smith, Rodney Smith and Randy Smith all of Kennewick, WA; 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Mueller’s Chapel of the Falls in Kennewick, Washington.
Tri-City Herald March 8, 2006

1950Ruth Sonderman - Fergason
Submitted to website

1950Jonathan (Bob) Spurgeon
Submitted to website

1950Norma Stickles - Horton
Submitted to website

1950Helen Stroud - Widstrand
Submitted to website

1950Theda Stultz - Anders
Submitted to website

1950Jeri Van Patten - Alexander
Jeraldine “Jeri” Louise Alexander, 82, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of the Tri-Cities, born in Kennewick and attended Kennewick High School graduating in 1950.

She married W.C. “Bill” Gladfelder in 1950 and raised two children, Billy and Toni, in Pasco, WA. On August 17, 1974, she married her soul mate, Doyle Alexander, and moved back to Kennewick where they had a beautiful home and life together. He was her best friend and the love of her life.
Jeri was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Margaret Van Patten. She is survived by her son Billy Gladfelder (Danette), Citrus Heights, CA; daughter Toni DeSantis (Michael Abrams), Seattle, WA; and two beautiful grandchildren, Ashley DeSantis, Federal Way, WA and Carlo DeSantis, Reno, NV, who were her pride and joy. Sister Pat Martell, Kennewick, WA and all of her loving nieces and nephew will miss her dearly.

Jeri worked for the State of Washington Employment Security Department, PIE Trucking, Garrett Freight Lines and the Boy Scouts of America before retiring. She was a member of the Teamsters Union Local #839. She was very well liked and remained friends with many of her co-workers.

Recently, Jeri has helped organize and maintain a KHS class of 1950 monthly luncheon that is currently held at the Sports Page Bar and Grill. Her classmates, some of whom attended kindergarten class with her, have remained lifelong friends. She was also a member of Tri-City Country club for many years and was an avid golfer.

Published in Tri-City Herald On July 28, 2015.

1950Mary Walters - Fullenwider
Submitted to website

1950Joe Wilcoxson
Submitted to website

1950Dorene Williams - Borgen
April 28, 1932 to December 22, 2008

Dorene Marie (Williams) Borgen passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on December 22, 2008. She was born on April 28, 1932 in Spokane, Washington, to Leonard and Alice (Burdett) Williams.

Her family moved to Kennewick when she was in the seventh grade. She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1950. It was at KeHS that she met the love of her life, Bernard 'Ben' Borgen. They married on March 16, 1952 in Topeka, Kansas, where Bernie was stationed with the Air Force. They returned to Kennewick in 1954, where together, they raised three daughters. Dorene was a member of Kennewick First Lutheran Church.

She was known for her quick wit, her ability to listen without judging, an amazing memory for details, and her fondness for word games. She was an avid Seahawk, U of W Huskies, and Mariner fan, and could rattle off stats with the best of them. She also loved camping trips with family and special friends.

Dorene is survived by her husband of 56 years, her daughters and their spouses Lynn (Greg) Rose, Kathleen (Ted) Homme, both of Kennewick and Debra (Joe) Kramer of East Wenatchee, and her only brother, Charles Williams of Olathe, Colorado. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 6 step great-grandchildren, and numerous cousins. We will all miss her kind spirit and gentle ways.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 26, 2008, 11:00 a.m., at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home located at 1401 S. Union Street in Kennewick. Interment will follow at Desert Lawn Memorial Park. A lunch reception will be held at Kennewick First Lutheran Church in the fellowship hall following the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in her honor to either Kennewick First Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice.
Tri-City Herald December 24, 2008

1950Bob Woehler
August 20, 1932 to August 24, 2011

Robert August Woehler was born on August 20th, 1932, in Hamilton, Montana. He spent much of his youth in Montana, Alaska and Washington State, before graduating from Kennewick High School in 1950 and enlisting in the Navy shortly thereafter. Bob, loved and known by many, was an integral part of the Tri-Cities landscape.

Bob was the oldest son, raised by loving parents, Walter and Catherine Woehler. He grew up alongside his sister, Mary, and younger brother David. In his later years he spent innumerable hours detailing his family's history, feeling a special sense of appreciation for the life he led and the people who helped mold him into the very person we all adored.

After high school, Bob traveled the world, from Hollywood to Japan, seeing places and meeting people he remembered all of his life while serving in the Naval Forces of the United States of America during the Korean War. Bob finished his naval career as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy Reserve. Bob met Joyce Woodman, the love of his life on December 31st, 1955. As love stories of their caliber go, they courted by mail, separated by the whole of Washington, until marrying September 7th, 1956 in Seattle.

As a newlywed, Bob attended the University of Washington, graduating with a Bachelor's of Arts in Communication. He continued to wear purple and gold proudly until his last days.

Bob and Joyce had four children, Judith, Rebecca, Andrew and Thomas- the four of which he considered his greatest accomplishment. He made his living working for the Tri-City Herald as a staff writer, spending over 30 years telling other people's stories with humor, care and passion.

After retirement Bob was voted Kennewick Man of the Year in 2004, was President of the Kennewick Kiwanis in 2005 and also Kiwanis Lt. Governor in 2007.

One of the great joys of Bob's life was his work with Washington wines. Bob happened upon the area's wine industry in the late 1970's, when he worked the Tri-City Herald's agricultural beat. He turned his passion into over thirty years of writing, tasting, blogging and ultimately championing for all things wine in Washington.

Bob was preceded in death by his father and mother, Walter and Catherine, and older half-brother, Donald Woehler. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joyce Woehler, his daughter Judith and her husband Kent, his daughter Rebecca and her husband Jim, his son Andrew and his wife Elinor, his son Thomas, and his grandchildren Chris and Diana Woehler, Elizabeth Moss and Catherine Johnson.

Bob was a big man with an even bigger heart, and he will not be forgotten. These words he wrote to Joyce in 1956 are echoed in his family's thoughts and prayers: "You are gone and only a memory remains but that memory is of such a multitude that I feel happy and content for the present."

Graveside services will be held Saturday, August 27, 2011, 11:30 a.m., at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 10th and Union Street in Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, August 25, 2011

1951Wilbur Bader
Submitted to website

1951Arlene Beauchamp - Steffen
February 7, 1933 to June 17, 2002

1951Frances Beekman - Deranleau
Submitted to website

1951Richard Delane Block
May 4, 1934 to March 3, 2010

Our brother, Richard Delane Block (also known by some as 'Slick'), passed away in Olympia. WA on March 3, 2010. He was born May 4, 1934, in Verdigre, Nebraska, to Willie and Josephine Block. He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1951 and attended Columbia Basin College in Pasco, WA where he was a Varsity Basketball star. Richard was number 5 in a family of 8 children. He served in the U.S. Army. He was employed by the Operating Engineers in Aberdeen, WA and Antioch, CA. Richard loved the annual Block family reunions at Long Beach, WA, Pacific Beach, WA and Fort Worden, WA. He loved hunting with his brothers Roland, Roger and Rodney. He will be remembered by his many nephews for teaching them about local plant and wild life on their many nature hikes in our desert area and along the Washington Coast. Richard was an avid reader and was very knowledgeable about Washington geological history as well as California water issues.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Block, mother Josephine Block; siblings Roland, Marguerite Rosson, Marjo Cooper and Rodney (March 4, 2010) and sister-in-law Ella Maureen Block.

He is survived by siblings LaVonne (Austin) Anderson, Kennewick, WA; Roger (Gerry) Block, Merced, CA; Marilyn (John) Jamieson, Yakima, WA; sisters-inlaw Louise Block, Gridley, CA and Tami Block, Richland, WA and brother-in-law Robert Rosson, Kennewick, WA; aunts Evelyn Boelter, Hermosa, SD; and Ruby Juracek, Columbus, NE; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.

At his request, no funeral services were held.
Tri-City Herald, March 23, 2010

1951Verlan Donald Bowman
May 21, 1958
Submitted to website

1951Thomas Brutzman
October 21, 2003
Submitted to website

1951Clarence Campbell
April 18, 1933 to October 14, 2001

Clarence spent 20 yrs in the US Navy and raised a blended family of 9 children. He also had 16 grandchildren.
Tri-City Herald October 18, 2001

1951Arvon Curtis
January 5, 1982
Submitted to website

1951Mary Ann Erickson
Submitted to website

1951Raymond Ernest Finkbeiner
June 10, 1933 to September 20, 2012

Raymond E. Finkbeiner, 79, of Falls City died September 20 in Salem. He was born to Raymond R. and Emmy Finkbeiner in Herrliberg, Switzerland during a visit his parents made to his mother’s family.

He attended Seattle Pacific for three years and Oregon State University for one year.

Raymond served as a pastor for over 20 years in Washington, Oregon, California, and Idaho. He owned and operated a business in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.

In 1992 he moved to the Perrydale area, where he farmed for 13 years and built the family home. He then farmed near Madras for two years before retiring to Falls City, where he also built a home.

He enjoyed bulding and working with wood. He used his skills to help others with construction projects.

On June 18, 1988 he married Norene French in Eugene.

Survivors include his wife Norene, of Falls City; former wife Delores Finkbeiner of Edmonds, Wash., and their children, Beverly (John) Mayhew of Salem, Andy (Tami Pittman) Of Wilsonville, Matthew (Tricia) of Sydney, Australia, and Janna Anderson of Edmonds, Wash; and eight grandchildren/

Memorial service will be October 13 at 2 p.m. at Salem Evangelical Church. Interment will follow in Connell, Wash. Contributions are suggested to Union Gospel Mission/Simonka Place.
Submitted by Dale Comstock, Class of 1951
Salem, Oregon Statesman-Journal, October 7, 2012

1951Durwood (Woody) Freiss
Submitted to website

1951Darlene Freiss - Greene
Submitted to website

1951Ronald Dean Garrett
August 8, 2003
Submitted to website

1951Burton Gowing
November 30, 2003

Burt died at the age of 70. He suffered a cerebral aneurysm at his home in Leavenworth, Washington. Burt was a cardiologist in Wenatchee before retiring last year. His wife, Ann, remains in Leavenworth. Burt played trombone in High School and hung out with Myers, Baird, Sullivan and Richards.
Submitted to website by Robert V Myers (KHS 1951)

1951Robert Gregg
December 22, 1931 to June 20, 2008

On June 20, Bob Gregg, 76, passed peacefully into the presence of Jesus. He was surrounded by family at Hospice House in Kennewick. Bob was born December 22, 1931 to Clarence and Esther Gregg in Morrill, Nebraska. Bob graduated from Kennewick High School in 1951. After spending 4 years in the U.S. Air Force, Bob came back to the Tri-Cities and completed a Machinist Apprenticeship with GE at the Hanford Site. His machinist skills were used at various machine shops around the Tri-Cities.
In 1956, Bob met the love of his life, Joy Calder. They began courting and were married in June 1957. Bob and Joy are blessed with three sons and their wives, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. They recently celebrated 51 joyous years together.
Bob loved to hunt and would spend a week's vacation hunting and camping during deer season. He also loved to farm and owned several small family farms in the Finley area.
Bob was diagnosed in the mid-80s with nerve deterioration in his legs and took a disability retirement from Battelle in 1992. In August 2007, Bob was diagnosed with lung cancer and only the last few weeks agreed to use a wheelchair.
Bob was preceded in death by his mother, father, two stepfathers, brother Bernie and granddaughter, Lindey.
Survivors include wife Joy, sons and their wives: Randal & Jenny Gregg and children, Michele, Holly, Jeremy Esmay & Joanna; Roger & Cheryl Gregg and children, Jared, Hillary and Kevin all of Kennewick; and Rob & Barbara Gregg of Boise ID, and daughters Jessica Heering, of Vancouver, B.C. and Michelle Vincelli, her husband Tony, and their children Alivia and Gavin, of Boise, ID.
Bob desired a 'Celebration of Life' service, which will be held at First Baptist Church of Kennewick, 27th Ave & Hwy 395 on Tuesday, July 1st at 3:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at the church. There will be a viewing on Monday, June 30th from 5-8 p.m. at Mueller's, 1401 S. Union. We ask instead of flowers, memorials be sent to First Baptist Church or Hospice House.
Tri-City Herald, June 27, 2008

1951Rex Lee Hinman
Submitted to website

1951Lindy L. Irvan
March 2, 1934 to August 30, 2011

Lindy Lee Irvan passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at the age of 77. Lindy was born March 2, 1934 in Gainesville, Texas to John and Bonnie (Cherry) Irvan. A long-time resident of the Tri-Cities, Lindy moved to the area in 1947 and was a member of the Kennewick High School Class of 1951.

Lindy began his career working for J.A. Jones as a radiation time keeper and clerk. He then went to work for General Electric as a computer operator, advancing into computer system design. With computer system work as his career passion, his career led him to work for Computer Science Corporation as a Computer System Analyst, then to Boeing Computer Services Richland and Westinghouse Hanford from which he retired in 1989.

Lindy met the love of his life at work in 1963: he married Kathy (Williams) February 8, 1964. They spent their lives together raising three children, Chris, Debbie and John.

Lindy loved his family, animals of all kinds, playing video poker, and fishing. His love of animals and quiet manner often combined to have him feeding small wild animals by hand. He appreciated and found pleasure in the simple things in life; hunting for agates, beautiful sunsets, watching the river, etc. He particularly enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in sports and took great pride in their accomplishments on and off the field. He also enjoyed traveling, and had always wanted to visit the Islands of Tahiti. He and Kathy cruised there for his birthday in March of this year.

Lindy is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Kathy in Richland; their children, son and daughter-in-law Chris and Jenny Quinton, St. John, WA; daughter Debbie Barnes, Richland; son and daughter-in-law John and Suzette Irvan, Richland; grandchildren Jacob Quinton, New Orleans, LA; Justin Quinton, Moscow, ID; John Quinton, St. John, WA; Christian Barnes, Mariel and Zachary Irvan, Richland, Jakob and Kaylie Dyas, Vale, OR; and honorary Thai granddaughter Ployratsamee Thammajindawong, Bangkok, Thailand.

Lindy had many life-long friends in the Tri-Cities and will be truly missed by all who knew him.

There will be no public services; the family will hold private services at a favorite location of Lindy's where they have vacationed together regularly for many years.
Tri-City Herald, September 2, 2011

1951Darlyne Kennedy - Sanders
November 28, 1934 to March 10, 2004

1951Larry Irvan Kissick
January 7, 1933 to March 23, 2012

Larry Kissick fell asleep in the Lord on March 23, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, on January 7, 1933, to George and Lucille Kissick. He moved to Kennewick, Washington, in 1942, and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1951.

One year later, he joined the Navy during the Korean War and served as an Aviation Machinist Mate on an aircraft carrier.

After returning home he worked for Osborne Chevrolet for several years as Service Manager and later worked for the Hanford Site as Manager for the Light Equipment Shop until he retired in 1994.

He loved Nascar racing, traveling, camping, restoring old cars, and spending time with all his children and grandchildren.

He married Kathleen Horst on August 22, 1981. They spent 32 wonderful years together. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, eight children, Joe Horst of LaGrange, OR., Melanie (Jeff) Ossman of Pasco, Conni (Randy) O'Donnell of Kennewick, Gary Horst of Helsinki, Finland, Steven (Brigette) Horst of Pasco, Donna (Jim) Kennedy of Kennewick, Lori (Mark) Mattox of Pasco, Doug Engel of Kennewick, his sister Marlene Wood of Kennewick, two nieces, Pam (Ben) Salazar of Kennewick, and Linda Bayers of Highland, CA., nineteen grandchildren, seven greatgrandchildren, three great-nephews and one great-niece. He is also survived by his beloved dog, Missy.

He will be sorely missed by all of those whose lives he touched.
Tri-City Herald, March 28, 2012

1951Della Rose Klien - Passmore
May 1, 1933 to February 16, 2011

Della Rose Passmore, age 77, quietly passed away in her home town of Kennewick, Washington on February 16, 2011, with her devoted husband, Raymond, by her side.

Della was born the eldest of three daughters of strong German heritage to Valentine and Margaret Klein on May 1, 1933, in Hague, North Dakota, and later moved to Kennewick, WA.

Upon graduation from Kennewick High School in 1951, Della attended St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing in Yakima, Washington, becoming a Registered Nurse in 1954. This was her lifelong career, working for many years at St Mary' Medical Center in Walla Walla, WA, balancing both motherhood and work with amazing grace.

Meeting a naval officer, Raymond Paul Passmore, they eloped to Poulsbo, Washington, on Nov. 6, 1954, only to repeat their vows at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Walla Walla, WA. Della was a devoted wife, enjoying 56 years of marriage, hosting family holidays, producing bountiful vegetable gardens, and sharing her loving hand crocheted quilts for each child and grandchild, which keep us warm in her memories.

Della was preceded in death by her father, Valentine Klein; mother Margaret Klein; sister, Beatrice Klein; and grandson, Taylor Passmore.

Della leaves her cherished memories and legacy to her husband, Raymond, her sister Arla (Robert) Passmore, her lifelong friend Virginia (Norm) Passmore; her daughter Patti Wiseman, her son Mike Passmore, and daughter Joni Wyckoff; seven grandchildren Lauren Wiseman, Emily Wiseman, Alyssa Wiseman, Trevor Wyckoff, Chase Wyckoff, Dominic Jones, Jordan Passmore; and two great-grandchildren - Cassana Jones and Melanie Wiseman. 'Grandma's house' was always special to them, where they could go regardless of the hour of the day, always welcomed with open arms, and lots of tender loving care.

Della was actively involved in numerous community services, not the least of which was Knight Flight.

Della's smile and quick wit will be remembered and treasured by all who knew her.

A rosary will be held at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home on Sunday, February 20, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., with viewing from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, February 21, at 11:00 a.m., at Parish of the Holy Spirit, 7409 West Clearwater Avenue, Kennewick with a luncheon reception to follow in Parish Hall. Interment will take place at Desert Lawn Memorial Park.

She had a special place in her heart for all animals, and would wish that remembrances be made in the form of donations to Psado's Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary in Sultan, Washington.
Tri-City Herald, February 16, 2011

1951Dwight Allen Larson
January 1956
Submitted to website

1951Marilyn Janet Laudel - Schubert
March 22, 1986
Submitted to website

1951Peter Jerome Luvaas
April 27, 1933 to August 12, 2005

Peter Jerome Luvaas, Sr. died August 12, 2005, of lung cancer at age 72. Mr. Luvaas was born April 27, 1933 in Eugene, Oregon. He graduated from Kennewick High School and Pacific Lutheran University. He served two years in the Army. He married Sharon Strickland in 1961, which ended in divorce. He married Darlene Phillips in 1980, and they also divorced. He spent his career in the insurance industry, working for Liberty Mutual and retiring from Sayer and Toso/Mission Insurance. He resided in Los Angeles for the last 22 years. A gathering to celebrate Peter’s life will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2005, at 6382 SE 32nd Terrace in Gresham, Oregon. Friends and family are invited to attend.
Tri-City Herald September 22, 2005

1951Nellie Lou Mahaffey - Cousineau
June 29, 2002
Submitted to website

1951Eva Marie Malchow - Williams
February 24, 1994
Submitted to website

1951Peter Misner
The Rev. Dr. Peter L. Misner, 82, died in a moment of grace and beauty on Christmas Day surrounded by family at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation & Long Term Care at Glenridge. He was born on July 27, 1933, in Pasco, Wash., the son of Herbert Emerson and Jeanetta Peter Misner.

He spent his childhood in Kennewick, Wash., graduating from Kennewick High School in 1951. He graduated from the College of Puget Sound (B.A.) in 1955, where he met his wife, Susan Rausch, from Akron, Ohio. They were married in the college chapel in August of 1955 before moving to Boston to continue his studies. He graduated from Boston University School of Theology (M.Div.) in 1959, and New York Theological Seminary (S.T.M.) in 1975 and Doctor of Ministry in 1979.

Dr. Misner was a United Methodist pastor and member of the New England Conference, serving churches in Wilton and North Jay while he was a student at Boston University School of Theology. He joined the Pacific Northwest Conference and served as pastor of the Redmond, Wash., Methodist Church from 1959 to 1964. Returning to Maine in 1964, he served churches in Readfield, Winthrop, Wayne, and North Wayne; and in 1993 was founding pastor of Union Church in Belgrade Lakes. He also served in ecumenical ministries across New England under a staff appointment by Boston area Bishop James K. Mathews.

While a member of the New England Conference, Dr. Misner served as Conference Chaplain; Chair, Maine Conference Board of Higher Education and Ministry; Chair, Board of Discipleship; Chair, Board of Evangelism; member of the Committee on Role and Status of Women; Maine Council of Churches Executive Committee; supervising pastor; and pastoral associate. Additionally, he served as vice president and president of Boston University School of Theology Alumni Council, and was a member of the School of Theology's board of advisors. He was a participant in the National Council of Churches, and Ecumenical Guest Participant at the College of Preachers Washington Cathedral, Washington, D.C.; Ecumenical Delegate, Kirchentag, Stuttgart, West Germany; Participant, Lay Akademie, Bad Boll, West Germany; Chaplain to the Maine State Legislature; Chaplain to Veterans Administration Medical Center at Togus; member Alumni Council University of Puget Sound; President, Kennebec Performing Arts Company; member, Board of Trustees Kents Hill School; member of Rotary International and Kiwanis.

Dr. Misner co-authored "Words for Your Wedding" with David Glusker, a widely-used wedding ceremony resource for couples, clergy, and other officiants.

He was predeceased by his sister Carolyn McDuffie. He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by his wife of 60 years, Susan, of Hallowell; three daughters, Christina Misner Rao and her husband Sid of Manchester, Jennifer Misner Small and her husband Scott of Augusta, and Anne Misner Coutinho and her husband Don of Keller, Texas; two sons, David Misner of Seattle, Wash., and Jon Thomas Misner and his wife Renae of Waterville; ten grandchildren, Laura Small Li, Mark and Steven Small; Paul Coutinho, Karen Coutinho Hood, Jenette and Susan Coutinho; Kelsey Prosser, Benjamin and Alexander Misner; two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Charlotte Li; and brother-in-law Jon Dale McDuffie of Seattle, Wash., and his children, Michael, Laurie, and Christopher.

Published in Central Maine Today from Jan. 6 to Jan. 7, 2016

1951James Mock
September 7, 1992
Submitted to website

1951Robert Pace
August 16, 1932 to September 5, 2006

1951Donald Lee Persinger
June 22, 1984
Submitted to website

1951Dolores Evelyn Pooler - Griffith
April 23, 1933 to December 20, 2004

1951Dolores Lorraine Putnam - Busselle
August 1974
Submitted to website

1951Alfred Anthony Raneri
Submitted to website

1951Gynn Dale Ratchford
April 10, 1994
Submitted to website

1951Theodore Richard Richards
November 20, 1933 to October 17, 2008

submitted by POC Delores Conrad

1951Rosemary Richter - Thress
September 10, 2003
Submitted to website

1951Dale Eli Rickaby
February 28, 1933 to July 15, 2009

Dale Rickaby ('Rick,' or 'Skip' to his family) left this world and was reunited with his wife Joan on July 15, 2009. Rick was born in McAllen, TX, on February 28, 1933, and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1951, marrying Joan in September of that year.

Rick joined the Army National Guard while still a minor, and after working as a Radiation Monitor at Hanford for many years, chose to make the military his full-time career. Two heart attacks ended his military service, and Colonel Rickaby retired in 1993. He and Joan enjoyed 56 years of marriage and 14 years of retirement before her passing in 2007.

Rick is survived by his two daughters, Debra Barro of Spokane, Washington, and Sharon Rickaby of Richland, Washington; one grandchild; and five great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Memorial services with full military honors will be held Thursday, July 30, at 2:00 p.m. at Tuell-McKee Funeral Home, 2215 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA.
Tri-City Herald, June 26, 2009

1951Eugene Schneider
October 9, 1994
Submitted to website

1951Joan Stafford - Rickaby
February 17, 1933 to April 18, 2007

1951Dorris Evelyn Steward - Russell
August 18, 1991
Submitted to website

1951Dorothy Stradling - Reavis
Dorothy L. Reavis passed away in Pasco, WA on February 27, 2016. She was born on January 26, 1933 to Joe and Luceil Stradling in Kennewick, WA. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Gene, son Mike Reavis, Walla Walla, son Mark (Terri) Reavis, Kennewick, brother Edman (Sherri) Stradling, California, grandson Mark Reavis Jr., Richland, niece Sandra, nephew David and their mother Carolyn.
Dorothy and Gene started life together in church preschool and have been together ever since.

She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1951 and was on the KHS Tennis and Debate teams. In 1953, Dorothy and Gene had a big wedding at the Kennewick Christian Church. In 1955, the Army called and Gene ended up in the Far East Command Headquarters located in Tokyo. Dorothy joined him and moved into a new house. They walked to work in the Headquarters building for two years.

Once back in Kennewick, their son, Mike was born in 1958. Another son, Mark arrived in 1960. Dorothy enjoyed life in the mountains, beach activities along the Pacific Coast, staying at our place at High Valley in Packwood, and our rental at barber’s Resort on Clear Lake provided many enjoyable times. She always loved the people we met in Thousand Trails. Family get-togethers were always a big production. She was a devoted caregiver to Gene’s and her parents and her own family.

Published in the Tri-City Herald on March 6, 2016.

1951Glenn Harris Strege
Submitted to website

1951Jack Lavern Welch
March 10, 1991
Submitted to website

1951Deryl Gene Zahnow
September 16, 1987
Submitted to website

1952Marva Bennett - Jennings
July 13, 1934 to April 27, 2007

Marva (Bennett) Saltz Jennings died at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA. Her birth place was Billings, MT July 13, 1934. Her parents T H Bennett and wife Beth lived in Laurel, MT., 15 miles away. The family moved to Kennewick in the summer of 1946 to fill positions in the high school as Principal and Basketball Coach and her mother was the girl's Physical Education Instructor. Marva graduated high school in 1952 and enjoyed being a member of the Benton Franklin County Fair and Rodeo Court.
Marva married Richard B. Saltz and went to Eugene, OR where he worked in a furniture store. Later they owned two furniture stores in Yorba Linda and Newport Beach, CA while they raised their son Rick Saltz.
Following her divorce she started a bead jewelry manufacturing outlet traveling outside the country buying unusual imports.
Marva became the wife of Chas Jennings. Olympic Insurance Broker, in November of 1980.
After 10 years of Lymphoma, Marva was fortunate enough to get a stem cell transplant at the City of Hope, CA
A celebration of Marva's life will take place at her sister's home 2-5 p.m. at 3519 West 36th Loop, Canyon Lakes, Kennewick.

1952Stanley Bergman
Submitted to website

1952Joe Berry
Joe Russell Berry was born to Mildred Rhoden Berry and Lelion Berry on December 2, 1933, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. This twelve pound bouncing baby boy was born to 120-lb Mama and to iron worker Papa. Needless to say, Joe was an only child. Joe's family moved to the Tri Cities when he was in the 9th grade. He attended Kennewick High School where he met the love of his life, Marla Brooks. He and Marla dated through high school. He had one night off per week when they could see each other. Tuesday was their date night. Joe went on to college and returned to marry Marla on April 30, 1954. Joe's passing left them three months shy of their 60th wedding anniversary. Joe began his career as a radiation monitor for General Electric in 1955. He continued his career through the years and retired in 1995 from a management position at Battelle. Joe enjoyed the monthly luncheons with the Kennewick High School class of 1952 which have continued to meet all through the years. Joe loved to ride his Vulcan 1500 motorcycle with his sons and his friends. Joe loved riding to the Dayton car shows. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Marla; his sons, Rodney/Nita, and Lynn; Aunt Ida Kauffman; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred and Lelion Berry; one grandson and one great-granddaughter. Whenever asked how he was doing, Joe always replied, "I am doing fine. It's just another day in paradise."

Published in the Tri-City Herald – 2/1/13

1952Sylvia Black - Ballard
March 1, 1934 to December 1, 2003

Sylvia was the class valedictorian of the 1952 Graduating Class of ES Black High School. ES Black was our father, Erwin Black, who was superintendent of schools at that time. The name of the school was removed the following year, and changed back to Kennewick High School. Sylvia was very proud of her education, and her valedictorian graduation speech was read at her memorial service. Sylvia graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in business and education. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Dr. Leland Ballard, a retired dentist in Walla Walla, and her three children, their spouses and six grandchildren. Sylvia will be greatly missed by all.
Submitted to website by brother, George Black, (KHS 1950)

1952Merrill Blair
Submitted to website

1952Mildred (Milli) Campbell - Jorgensen
October 3, 1934 to February 4, 2009

Mildred (Millie) Grace Jorgensen, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother went to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday, February 4, 2009. Millie was born October 3, 1934, in Pasco, Washington, to Herman and Marian Campbell. She was a lifetime resident of Kennewick, leaving only for a few months to tend a family member in New Jersey.

Millie attended Kennewick High School and worked as a grocery checker for Campbell's and Mayfair supermarkets. She was an avid bowler and bowled for many years on local leagues. She was an active member of Temple Baptist Church and a member of the Precious Seeds ministry.

She married Charles Arthur Jorgensen on June 3, 1964, in Kennewick, Washington. Their family was blessed with six children: daughter Beverlee Mandel (husband Mike), son Billy Joe Jorgensen (wife Annie), daughter Terry Dahl (husband Doug), son John Jorgensen (wife Kathie), son Peter Puccio, daughter Christina Sullivan (husband James). In addition she has 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Chuck and Millie owned and operated the Nob Hill Market in Kennewick for 26 years, when they retired and became snow birds traveling, to Arizona for the winters.

She was preceded in death by husband, Chuck; parents, Herman and Marian Campbell; and brother, Clarence Campbell.

Viewing will be at Mueller's TriCities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union, Monday, February 9th, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Memorial Services will be held at Temple Baptist Church, 4555 Arena Road, Richland, February 10th at 1:00 p.m.
Tri-City Herald, February 8, 2009

1952Dianne Cockle - Larsen
May 12, 1934 to August 2, 2009

Dianne Marie Larsen, age 75, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2009. Dianne was born in Kennewick, WA on May 12, 1934. Her husband, Donald E. Larsen, preceded her in death. They were married for 48 years.

Dianne attended Kennewick High School. She often spoke of working mornings on her parent's farm before catching the bus to school. Her parents eventually sold their farm to a major league baseball team and a minor league stadium (SandersJacobs Field) was built on the property. Dianne liked to kid people that she was born on home plate.

Dianne was an excellent bowler. She once bowled a three game series of 220, 230 and 240. She won many tournaments and league championships. She donated her many trophies to Special Olympics.

Dianne is survived by her two sons and their wives, Danny and Arlene Larsen, and Dennis and Carol Larsen, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made in Dianne's name to Hospice At The Chaplaincy, 2108 W. Entiat Ave, Kennewick, WA.

A private family service has been arranged.
Tri-City Herald, August 5, 2009

1952Bill Duffy
Submitted to website

1952Roy Dunham
Submitted to website

1952Jeanette Faragher
Submitted to website

1952Marshall Fischer
Submitted to website

1952Jane Foraker - Swain
June 28, 1934 to February 17, 2007

Jane was born June 28, 1934 in Kennewick, WA. She passed on February 17, 2007 in Spokane, WA.
Janie grew up in Kennewick, living there most of her life. She was a retired bookkeeper. She and her family moved to Sprague in 1981.
She is survived by her children Connie, Ray, John, Debra, Ellen and Amy and eight grandchildren.
At her request there will be no services. Neptune Society is in charge of arrangements.
Tri-City Herald, Feb 27, 2007

1952Janet Gaffke - Hawkins
Deember 2, 1933 to December 8, 2010

Born Dec. 1, 1933, to Joseph and Dorothea Gaffke in Browerville, Minn. Passed away Dec. 8th, 2010.

She is lovingly remembered by daughter Susan and her husband Steve Haupt; son, Daniel Hawkins and fiance Necole; 8 grandchildren, Cassie and husband Colby, Ashlie, Laycie, Samantha, Jorden, Trevor & Hailey; 3 great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Ryan & Reese; brother Duane Gaffke; sisters, Gladys Hacket, Eunice Dimond & Phyllis Langis. There are many other loved relatives throughout the state.

A memorial will be held Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Redmond Town Center. For directions call 206-713-0794
Tri-City Herald, December 19, 2010

1952Robert E Goldsmith
Sep 26,1932 to August 2003

Robert E. Goldsmith, 70, of Kennewick, died Sunday at Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House.
He was born in Lewiston, and lived in Kennewick for 62 years.
He was a retired Kennewick business owner.
Submitted to website

1952Patrick Gramling
Submitted to website

1952Bernard Gregg
Submitted to website

1952Troy Hamblin
Submitted to website by Mary Woehler-Stultz

1952Teene Hawkins
Submitted to website

1952Melladine Hightower
Submitted to website

1952Eugne Higley
Submitted to web site

1952Blanche Hubbard - Berry
October 13, 1934 to May 5, 2012

Blanche was born 10/13/34, in Emporia, Kansas, to Jenny Louise and Harold Husband. She passed away peacefully on 5/5/12, with her family at her side.

She was raised in Kennewick, and was a lifetime member of the Rebakah Assembly.

She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Berry, mother Louise, father, Harold, stepfather Homer Tolliver, sons Randy and Steve Fowler and daughter Joy Griffin.

She is survived by daughter Vicki Olsen, sons Marc Fowler and Kyle Berry, and her companion for 20 years John Edwards. She also leaves behind 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Tri-City Herald, June 12 to June 13, 2012

1952Bonnie Ione - Meier
January 23, 1935 to June 18, 2003

Bonnie was a former member and past president of the Kennewick Eagles. She enjoyed crocheting, home gardening, and collecting salt & peppershakers and spoons. Her favorite thing was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She died at her home after a valiant battle with cancer.
Tri-City Herald June 2003

1952Nancy Jackson - Earnest
October 23, 1934 to February 1, 2004

Nancy married Charles in 1959, and together they raised 5 children in the Kent, WA area. She was very proud of her children and greatly loved and enjoyed her 19 grandchildren. She enjoyed RVing, golfing and going to her high school reunions. She was a very caring woman who will be missed by her family and friends.
Tri-City Herald February 18, 2004

1952Delores Johnson
Submitted to website

1952Peter Kennedy
Submitted to website

1952Howard Mount
Howard E. Mount, 82, of Silverdale, Washington, died on September 14, 2016.

Howard served in the Navy from 1952-1956 as a first class petty officer stationed in Norfolk, Virginia and Adak, Alaska. He married his wife of 54 years, Helen, in 1956. After the Navy, he graduated from Washington State University with an accounting degree and became a certified public accountant with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co (currently KPMG). He then worked at Washington State University, becoming Assistant Vice President for Finance/Controller.

In 1975 he moved to Seattle Pacific University as Vice President for Finance. After earning an MBA from the University of Puget Sound, he became an accounting professor in the School of Business at SPU. In 1992, on a sabbatical from SPU, he had the opportunity to spend a year in the United Arab Emirates as both an instructor and as Supervisor Finance and Administration for the Dubai Women’s College. When he returned from the UAE, he taught another three years at SPU before officially retiring. However, he continued to work, spending three years as Vice President for Business Affairs at Warner Pacific College and then pursued his love of teaching as an instructor at Highline Community College for several years.

Howard is survived by his four children, Allison Tran, Michelle Woolley, Matthew Mount, Christopher Mount, and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.

1952Charles Mueller
Charles Mueller was born on May 11, 1933 and passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017.
Charles was a resident of Grants Pass, Oregon at the time of passing.
While attending high school in Kennewick, Chuck was on the football team.

1952Harold Myers
Submitted to website

1952Glenn Neswick
Submitted to website

1952Ted Nielson
Submitted to website

1952Bryce Numsen
NUMSEN, Bryce E.; of Santa Barbara; died March 27, 2014; he was 79. Graveside Service - 4/2, 2:00 pm at Goleta Cemetery. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider 965-5145. - See more at: http://www.independent.com/obits/2014/mar/28/bryce-e-numsen/#sthash.QKsSWUmP.dpuf

1952David Oliver
Submitted to website

1952Marv Osborne
Marvin "Marv" Osborne was born on August 21, 1934 in Kearney, Nebraska. His parents, Marvin C. and Iva Osborne moved the family to Kennewick, Washington in May, 1944. Marv graduated from Kennewick High School in 1952. He met and fell in love with Joan Ryan. They were married at Kennewick Methodist Church on June 4, 1954. Their boys, Ken and Keith, were born in 1955 and 1961.

Marv enjoyed racing at Tri-Cities Raceways with his sons as helpers. Marv enjoyed being a scout leader and helping to start "Grid Kids" in the Kennewick area. The family did a lot of camping and fishing throughout the Northwest.

Marv and Joan started into business in 1964 as Marv's Petroleum Service, installing service stations and working on petroleum equipment. The business evolved to become Marv's Tri-City Paints. Through the years Marv was a member of the Kennewick Junior Chamber of Commerce, where he held many local and state offices. Marv and Joan belonged to the Tri-City Country Club for 25 years and he held the office of president for two years.

30 years later Marv and Joan retired and became full time RV'ers, traveling the U.S. and Canada stopping to visit their family along the way. Marv and Joan wintered in California for 10 years, where they made many new friends and golfing became a bigger part of their lives.

Marv and Joan purchased a home at the Village of Canyon Lakes, enjoying time with their family, renewing their friendships plus volunteering. Marv volunteered at the Cancer Center Men's Club and the Safe Harbor Crisis Nursery. He served as president of the Canyon Lakes Homeowner's Association. Marv continued to pursue golf, his favorite past time, at Canyon Lakes Golf Course.

Marv is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joan Osborne, son Keith Osborne, grandchildren Paul Osborne, Jackie Osborne, Trisha Osborne, Christopher (Hannah) Osborne, and great-granddaughter, Jolene. He has many cousins in Nebraska and has enjoyed attending the family reunions throughout the years.

Marv passed away on December 23, 2014.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Dec. 31, 2014

1952John Wilber Owens
May 27, 1934 to July 8, 2006

John Wilbur Owens passed away July 8, 2006, in Richland, WA. He was born in Kennewick May 27, 1934, to John and Lela Owens and spent his early years there. He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1952 and attended Washington State College for two years. He then entered the United States Air Force, serving two years in pharmacy. Following his military service, he returned home to farm the family homestead in the Horse Heavens until the mid-1990s. He was an avid sports fan. John is survived by his sister, Jackie Sundvik, and his nephew, Ken Sundvik, both of Lewiston, ID, his uncle, Wayne Thorne and a number of cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 15, 2006, at 1 p.m. at Riverview Heights Cemetery in Kennewick, WA.
Tri-City Herald July 13, 2006

1952George Poorman
Submitted to website

1952Janet Rau - Perchalski
1934 to September 22, 2008

Our beloved mother, wife, grandmother, and sister passed into eternal life on September 22, 2008 after a long courageous battle with lung disease. She will be greatly missed but we know she is in better place and is no longer suffering.
Janet was born to Henry and Anna Rau in Brainerd, Minnesota; the 10th of 12 children. They moved to Kennewick after World War II where Janet graduated from Kennewick High School in 1952. In 1953 she married a young Marine, Raymond Perchalski. Together they traveled the country during his years in the service and raised six children, eventually settling back in Kennewick after his retirement.
Janet was a member of St. Joseph's Parish in Kennewick. She loved watching sports, particularly the Mariners and Dust Devils, but she most enjoyed spending time with her family.
Always devoted to her family, Janet is survived by her husband Raymond, daughters Elizabeth (Mike) Rogers, Elaine (Keith) Osborne, Laura Mills, and Karen (Louis Jr.) Cloy; sons Raymond Perchalski, Jr. and Michael Perchalski; nine grandchildren; brothers Russell of California, Roland of Montana, Gerald of Washington; sister Barbara Wilson of Washington; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Chapel in Kennewick at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2008. A private graveside burial will be held immediately following with a reception after at Dillon Hall at the church.
Tri-City Herald, September 24, 2008

1952Fred Schmidt
Submitted to website

1952Jean Schmidt
Submitted to website

1952Gerald Scott
July 18, 1935 to October 6, 2009

Gerald C. Scott, 74, went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at Kennewick General Hospital, surrounded by the love of his family.

He was born on July 18, 1935, in Avoca, Iowa, to Edward and Mami Scott. He moved to the Tri-Cities with his family in 1945, where he attended school in Richland until 10th grade and then graduated from Kennewick High School in 1952.

Gerald served in the Washington National Guard for 8 years, worked for the City of Richland Line Crew 1955-1958. He was a fireman for Boeing in Seattle 1958-1960, lineman in the Hanford Area 1960-1971 and then worked for Power City Electric and other contractors on union jobs. Gerald was a journeyman lineman and belonged to the IBEW Union 77 and 112.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marlyn Scott; 1 son, Rick Roberts and his wife Twila of Finley; 2 daughters, Lori Christensen and husband Doug of Kennewick, and Tracy Friend and husband Bill of Pasco; 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He is proceeded in death by his father, Edward C. Scott; mother, Mamie L. (Pettengill) Wright; brother, Loren E. Scott; sister in-law Elda M. Scott; and niece, Debbie L. (Scott) Flake.

Grave Side Service and Interment Friday, October 23, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Kennewick, WA.

Gathering to follow at the Eagles Lodge, 115 N. Fruitland, Kennewick, WA 99336.
Tri-City Herald, October 18, 2009

1952Lorne Scott
Submitted to website

1952Vernal Shreve
May 14, 1934 to February 4, 2008

Vernal Shreve, a longtime Kennewick resident, died February 4th at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. Vernal was born on May 14, 1934 in Yakima.
As a child, Vern moved through Washington and Oregon with his parents and 6 brothers and sisters, finally settling in Kennewick. He graduated from Kennewick High in 1952 where he met his future bride, Martha A. Smith. The two were wed in 1953.
Vern will be remembered by many for his love of machines. He worked at the Finley Phillips plant as a carpenter and painter. He collected and restored antique wagons, engines, and cars. He loved to show them in local parades or at the fair.
Vern is survived by his wife, Martha; brother, Wayne; sister, Shirley; daughters, Karen and Lisa Dao; son Ken; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at First Christian Church, 19th and Olympia, Kennewick. Memorial Donations on Vern's behalf can be made to Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice at 2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick, WA 99336; Shriner's Children's Hospital, 911 W. Fifth Avenue, Spokane, WA 99204-2901; or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Tri-City Herald, February 7, 2008

1952Lawrence Smith
Submitted to website

1952Martha Smith - Shreve

Martha Alice Shreve was born March 21st, 1934 in a 2 story house on S Jean St in Kennewick to Daniel F. and Alma Gladys Smith. She lived all of her 82 years 358 days in Kennewick with the last 58 years at the homestead in Finley.

She married her high school sweetheart Vernal Shreve on September 6th, 1953. Martha and Vern had Karen Kae in 1955 and Kenneth Dean in 1957. They adopted Lisa Dao in 1978. Both were very active with the wrestling teams and other athletic events at Kennewick and Southridge High Schools even after the kids were long gone. She was a member of Ye Olde Car Club and enjoyed many a trip, parade and luncheon with her friends. To the remaining members of the Class of 1952 Kennewick High, she and dad will be holding your seats open at the monthly luncheon.

She was the baby sister to Mary Lewis (deceased), Jean Allum (deceased) and Frank Smith (Lindell) of Kenne-wick. She leaves behind her children, Karen of Kenne-wick, 2 grandchildren, 3 great-grandkids, Ken (Carolyn) of Soda Springs, ID, 3 grandchildren, 5 great-grandkids and Lisa Dao (Herman) Heifets of Denver, CO, 3 grandchildren.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Mar. 19, 2017

1952James Strong
September 4, 1934 to August 5, 2003

James was a carpenter by trade; he also taught cabinetry and construction at CBC and Job Core in Moses Lake. He had 4 sons, 12 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.
Tri-City Herald August 2003

1952Mary Westfall - Samsel
August 14, 1933 to August 19, 2010

Mary R. Samsel, 77, of Kennewick, beloved mother grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt passed away Thursday August 19 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Pasco.

She was a very generous, loving person, a homemaker, avid yard saler, volunteer and devout Christian, who touched the lives of all who she came in contact with.

Mary was born in London Arkansas and at the age of 8 moved to Kennewick with her family.

Mom and dad are at last together again, this time in the house of Our Heavenly Father.

Survivors include, daughters, Mary Bates, Barbara Hosko, and Susan Samsel; son Jim Samsel (Dorothy Bazzel sister Deloris Jackson; brother William Gill. In-laws Earlene Gill, Viola Pattee, Norman Samsel. Grandchildren Kari Hart Herb Bates, Krystal Ellingson, Daniel Redfield, Bobbi Jean and Sara Hosko, Sean Bates, Robert and Aaron McCradle, Daniel Schultz. She also leaves behind numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Leslie B. Samsel and brothers Roy Gill, Thomas Westfall and George Westfall.

Graveside services is scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesday August 25th at Desert Lawn Memorial (10th and Union). A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at South Hills Church 3700 W. 27th Ave.
Tri-City Herald, August 24, 2010

1953Cordy Badley
November 17, 1934 to March 11, 2002

As an Eagle Scout in his youth, Cordy attended the National Boy Scout Jamboree in California in 1953, where he won the top marksman award and was featured in "American Rifleman" Magazine. Cordy loved hunting and fishing with is wife, Bea. He had a love of life and a great sense of humor.
Tri-City Herald 2002

1953Wayne Bauder
September 12, 1935 to October 26, 2009

L. Wayne Bauder, 74, died Oct. 26, 2009 in Nampa, Idaho. Wayne was born on Sept. 12, 1935, at Sterling, Colo., to Rudolph and Luella Bauder. His family moved to Kennewick, Wash., when he was 5. This is where he began his work career at age 7, selling magazines door to door. During the next 60 years he worked at jobs ranging from orchards, field work and railroads to sawmill management and chopstick production systems. He worked for various companies such as Monsanto Chemical, Roseburg Lumber, Riddle Laminators, P&M Cedar Products and Hoff Forest Products.

Around 1963 Wayne started his first business: Duco-Lam in Roseburg, Ore. Later he would also start Skyline Cedar in Riddle, Ore.

Wayne met his wife, Kathleen, at NNC. They were married for 54 years.

As a young boy Wayne felt called to serve the Lord in the mission field. In 1972 Wayne and Kathy moved their family to Manzini, Swaziland, Africa. Although his position was officially the hospital administrator for Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital, he also helped start several bush churches and supervised construction of clinics, churches and parsonages. Both he and Kathy also felt a special calling to the children's ward, where they ministered to the children and parents through weekly services and daily visits. They were deeply honored to be involved in the lives of the Swazi people.

After returning to the states, Wayne was involved in the timber industry in one way or another until retirement.

Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy and his parents. He is survived by his brothers, Gerald (Louisa) and Milo (Donna) Bauder; children, Denise Lundy, Kevin (Peggy) Bauder, Derek (Cyndi) Bauder, Melissa (Garret) Hodges; grandchildren Katy (Tony), Ian, Lena (Erik), Chris (Sarah), Emily, Alex, Caitlin, Reid, Garret, Briana and two great-grandchildren Gavin and Daliah.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m., at Karcher Church of the Nazarene (2515 W. Karcher Rd.; Nampa). A private family burial will precede the memorial. The family requests memorial gifts to be given to Nazarene Missions International Medical Fund (17001 Prairie Star Parkway; Lenexa, KS 66220).
Idaho Press Tribune, 10/29/2009

1953Harold Broenkow
Deceased: May 15 2013

1953Tom Chambers
1935 to April 9, 2012

Tom passed away peacefully April 9th, 2012, at home in Benton City. Born near Bristow, Oklahoma, 1935, graduated from High School in Kennewick, 1953. Tom lived most of his life in Libby, Montana.

Tom enjoyed dancing, singing, karaoke, people, family picnics and summer. He was an avid Seahawks and Sonics fan.

Proceeded in death by loving wife Patty and brother Jim Ray Chambers and his parents.

Survived by brothers and sisters, Wes of Kennewick, Beverly of Grand Junction, CO, Gail of Antioch, Tenn, Charlene of Kennewick, Wayne of Ridgecrest, CA, Bob of Butte, MT; his sons, David of Benton City and Lloyd of Las Vegas; granddaughters, Chelsea of W. Richland and Crystal of Benton City; great-grandson Peyton of W. Richland.

Dad, your love will be with us forever. Thank you for your unconditional love. We will meet you in Heaven.
Tri-City Herald, April 21, 2012

1953Peter Clary
Deceased: May 25, 2013

1953Thelma Cole
Thelma Rae Cole went to be with her Lord and Savior, June 3, 2015 in Kennewick, WA. She was born September 14, 1934 in McCrory, Arkansas until she was nine years old when the family moved to Washington where her father worked on the Manhattan Project in Richland, Washington. She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1953.

After graduation she went to work in the office for Dairy Gold Creamery; she was a cashier and ran the gift shop at Maxie’s Stop and go before going to work for J.C. Penny Company where she worked in the accounting department for over 40 years.

Thelma has been an active member of the Kennewick Nazarene Church since 1946 and served as a greeter for over 20 years. Thelma was always supportive of her family’s activities, in fact, she was the eyes for her nieces and nephews school activities, graduations, weddings and birthday parties. Whenever we needed a camera, Thelma was there.

Thelma was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gene Cole. She is survived by her sister Mary (Robert) Ludlow, Betty (Clyde) Kennedy and Ruth Ivey, seven nieces, six nephews, numerous great-nieces and nephews, and numerous great-great-nieces and nephews.

Published in the Tri-city Herald on June 9, 2015.

1953Doyce Collier - Murray
November 29, 1934 to June 11, 2001

1953Beverly Comstock
Submitted to website

1953Shirley Conrad
August 31, 1935 to 1959

Shirley was a member of the Nonettes Vocal Group in high school. She also held the Grand Cross of Colors, the highest honor of the Rainbow Girls. Shirley was married 11 December 1954 to Gary Bower and they had two children: Terry and Vicki. Shirley died at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital of a Cerebral Hemorrhage.
Tri-City Herald 1959

1953Beverly Davis
Submitted to website

1953Delano Dickey
Deceased 2004

1953Frances Dunlap - Zahnow
November 21, 1933 to May 14, 2002

Frances married her high school sweetheart, Deryl, in 1953. She worked as a mail clerk at Hanford until retiring, and enjoyed monthly luncheons with her special classmates.
Tri-City Herald May 2002

1953Jerry Elmore
Jerry was born in Oklahoma City, OK on October 3, 1934. He was the loving son of Cecil and Ruby Elmore. He passed away June 30, 2015 at the Tri-cities Retirement Inn in Pasco, WA where he lost his battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

He was a longtime resident of Kennewick, when he moved with his family in 1948. He graduated in 1953 from Kennewick High School where he excelled in basketball. After graduation, Jerry enlisted in the Air Force, spending most of his tour with the Military Police in Hawaii.

Jerry received his teaching credential from Central Washington University in 1961. After graduation he accepted a teaching position in Oxnard, CA. After five years he decided it was time for some travel. He taught at American Schools in Germany, Peru, and Aruba. While he was in South America he spent many vacations in Medellin, Columbia, San Juan, Costa Rica as well as Mexico City, where he developed many lifelong friendships.

After returning to Kennewick, “Mr. Elmore” taught 6th grade at Park Middle School until his retirement. Jerry continued to visits to his many Latin American friends until his illness forced him to stay close to home.

Jerry is survived by his sisters: Olla Rae Holmgren (James) of Kirkland; JoAnn Scheer of Richland; Alma Winklesky of Kennewick; nephews: Gregory Scheer, Robert Holmgren (Melodi) and family; nieces: Brenda Ellingsworth (Randy) and family; Christy prince (Kirby) and family; Elizabeth Lewis (Chuck) and family and Anna Boyle (Patrick). He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil E. Elmore and his Mother Ruby J. Newton; and niece Jeanne Rhoads.

Published in Tri-City Herald on July 5, 2015.

1953Robert Ennis
April 9, 1935 to April 4, 2003

Bobby lettered in Baseball at KHS and enjoyed all sports. Following graduation, he helped his father open the Texaco gas station on Kennewick Ave. He then owned and operated Angus American Service Station on Vista Way, then worked at B-O-K Super Service until his retirement. Bob also enjoyed driving the van for the senior citizens.
Tri-City Herald, April 13, 2003

1953Max Erickson
January 25, 1935 to March 23, 1989

Max worked for Boeing Aircraft for 30 yrs in Auburn and was an avid collector of Match Box cars.
Tri-City Herald March 27, 1989

1953Donna Gemmel
Submitted to website

1953Shirley Grover
1935 to 1961

At the time of Shirley's death, she was attending CBC and was a member of the First Christian Church of Kennewick.
Submitted to website

1953Edward Hacker
July 9, 2008

Ed passed away on July 9, 2008. Lifetime resident of Kennewick, WA. He joined the Navy and served in Korean War. Ed loved catering and numerous jobs. Ed helped his wife Marilyn manage senior apts.
Preceded in death by father and mother, Willard and Clara, son Owen, sister Beatrice Craig.
He is survived by his wife Marilyn, son Ralph, Mark, Brain, Tracy, sisters Wilma Grimshaw (Don), Thelma Russert, Juanita Bishop, daughter Shelley, and daughter-in-law Daci (Tom). Eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Celebration of life will be held at American Legion Post 34, Pasco, WA, July 23 at 11:00 a.m. Dinner will be potluck.
Tri-City Herald, July 16, 2008

1953Everett Haugen
Deceased 2011

1953Harry Henderson
Submitted to website

1953Neal Knighton
January 18, 1934 to April 11, 2008

Neal Frederick Knighten, Jr., passed away April 11, 2008, at his home in Kennewick. Neal was born January 18, 1934, in Heppner, Oregon. He was a resident of Kennewick from 1947 until his death.
Neal attended Park Junior High and Kennewick High School. He joined the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954. He served aboard the carrier USS Kearsarge during the Korean Conflict.
He attended Columbia Basin College during its founding year of 1955/56. While attending CBC, Neal met Jackie Reitan who became his wife of 51 years. They were married on March 31, 1957, in Moses Lake, Washington.
Neal was a 34-year member of the Local 598 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union. He traveled extensively following construction, including time working on the Alaska pipeline.
He was very active for many years in numerous local civic organizations including the Kennewick Jaycees, the American Legion, Post 34 of Pasco, and the Kennewick and Pasco Eagles. He held many positions and offices in each.
Neal was preceded in death by a younger brother, Lewis, and his parents, Neal and Ethel Knighten of Kennewick.
He is survived by his wife, Jackie; sons, Mike Knighten (Patty) of Arch Cape, Oregon and Steve Knighten (Doris) of Kennewick; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, Drew, Dakota, Carter; his sister, LaDelle Borcherding of Kennewick; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Graveside service will be held at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick at 10 am on Wednesday, April 16th, with a Memorial service to follow at the First Christian Church at 1921 South Olympia Street in Kennewick at 11 am.
Tri-City Herald, April 15, 2008

1953Twilla Law - McGuffin
Twilla McGuffin was born on May 12, 1936, in Dawn, Ohio. She moved with her parents, Aleta and George Law, to Kennewick in 1943.

Twilla graduated from Kennewick High School in 1953 and was also a graduate of Columbia Basin College. She was a hairstylist and operated her own salon for many years in Finley. Twilla held memberships in Eastern Star, White Shrine, Amarath, Faith Assembly, and St. Patrick's Parish in Pasco.

Twilla was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne McGuffin, her mother, father, and step-father, Harold Lord, and sons Bruce and Donald Crawford.

Published in Tri-City Herald on June 19, 2014

1953Raymond Lee
Submitted to website

1953Gene Mansfield
May 27, 1935 to February 1988

Gene attended EWU after high school and owned and operated Mansfield Concrete in the Tri-Cities since 1954. He married Barbara Strosnider in 1956 and they had two sons: Bill and John, and a daughter: Keri; he also had four grandchildren.
Tri-City Herald February 20, 1988

1953Patricia McKinnon
November 4, 1989

Pat was a master at skipping school. She died of Uterine Cancer.
Submitted to website

1953Orval Meryhew
October 10, 1934 to May 7, 2010

Orval Kenneth Meryhew, age 75, passed away with esophageal and laryngeal cancer on May 7, 2010 at home surrounded by his loving family in Auburn, WA. Born in Grand Junction, CO, son of Nivas and Ethel (Burton) Meryhew. He attended school in Kennewick, WA. Orval met his wife Hilda Maria Hemmingson of Mount Vernon, WA. They married September 10, 1955 in Auburn, WA. Orval is survived by his wife Hilda of 54 years; Sons, Terry (Joni) of Onalaska,WA; Tod (Pam) of Centralia, WA; Troy of Houston, TX; Daughter Tamie (Paul) Scholter, Auburn; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Brothers, Vern (Joan) Meryhew of Tukwila; Dick (Mary Ellen) Meryhew of Kent; Sisters, Shirley (Gerald) Azeltine of Walla Walla and Joyce Gilbert of Auburn. Orval’s life work was commercial plumbing and a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local #32 in Renton for 56 years. He enjoyed camping and family outings, dirt bike riding, fishing, boating and golf. He was skilled in the art of woodworking and restoring old furniture. As a husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather he was devoted to his family. He showed a great quality of strength even to the end. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Tab Alan Meryhew. For interest in memorial contributions, please contact the funeral home. Funeral Services have been held. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society c/o Relay for Life Auburn at Auburn, 2120 1st Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109. Relay to be at Memorial Stadium on May 15th & 16th, 2010.
Yahn and Son Funeral Home Website

1953Cecil Mowery
September 1, 1935 to October 2, 1999

After graduation, Cecil joined the US Air Force before attending the U of W where he obtained a degree in Mathematics and then a Masters from WSU in Mathematics. He taught for 30 yrs, 27 of them at Stevens School in Pasco. He enjoyed traveling and gardening with his wife Helen Sullivan; and fixing cars, fishing, and playing cards. He died of complications following surgery for cancer.
Tri-City Herald October 1999

1953Ann Neely - Van Cleave

Ann was born April 3, 1935, in Ellsworth, Wisconsin to Rosario L. and Marjorie T. (Brookshaw) Neely. She left this world peacefully on April 15th after a 17 year battle with breast cancer.

In 1949 Ann moved with her family to Kennewick, where she graduated from Kennewick High School with the Class of 1953. On June 6, 1953, Ann married her school sweetheart, Vernon R. VanCleave, and they raised three daughters. Vernon passed away in 1991.

Ann was a kind and loving mother, grandmother, and sister and was available to her family and friends. There wasn't anything that she could not do and always with an infectious laugh. In their spare time, she and Vernon dealt in antiques and did many antique shows. She was known as "The Doily Lady", making gorgeous doilies to grace people's homes and in the later years she crocheted hundreds of lap robes that she donated to the Tri-City Cancer Center for chemo patients.

She is survived by her three daughters, Royann (John) Black, Canada, Lori (Rick) Reser and Amy VanCleave, Kennewick; three grandchildren, David (Kristen) Kauer, and Becky Kauer, Kennewick, and Ashley VanCleave, Puyallup; and great-grandchildren Blake and Bailey Kauer, Kennewick. She is also survived by siblings, Mary Kirkpatrick, Kennewick and Al (Kathy) Neely of Yakima. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister Pat.
Published in Tri-City Herald on Apr. 18, 2014

1953Bill Nelson
August 13, 1935 to June 27, 2000

Billy worked as a railroad clerk for Burlington Northern for 30 yrs, retiring in 1995. His hobbies included bass fishing, working on cars, boating, camping, and BBQ with friends and family.
Tri-City Herald, June 2000

1953Phillip Nelson
August 16, 1934 to August 14, 2012

Phillip A. Nelson was welcomed to his eternal home by his Heavenly Father on August 14, 2012. He was born in Coeurd'Alene, on August 16, 1934.

Phil moved to Kennewick as a child and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1953. He married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Sachse, in 1954.

Phil worked as a mechanic for 36 years at Hi-Land garage, retiring in 1994. He loved spending time with family and friends camping, fishing and hunting. His favorite spot was along the Tucannon River.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Hazel (Smith) Nelson, also a sister and two brothers.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carolyn Nelson; his four children, Ken (Barb) Nelson, Rick Nelson, Kathy (Phillip) Fowler, Carol (David) Ard; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sisters Polly Koepp and Sheila Nelson.

Also special mentioning of Phillip's extended family and friends of deceased and living Hulls, Smiths and Stones.
Tri-City Herald, August 16, 2012

1953Leo Olson
Submitted to website

1953Gene Paine
August 16, 1935 to September 7, 2009

Eugene 'Gene' Leland Paine was born on August 16, 1935 to Lester and Fern Paine in Martin, South Dakota. Gene grew up in Kennewick, Washington and after serving in the United States Air Force where he was an air traffic controller; he attended college in Sacramento and ultimately earned a Doctorate of Pharmacology from Idaho State University. Gene subsequently went on to earn a degree from McGeorge School of Law and entered private practice. His interest in law ultimately led him to work for the California State Legislature and upon his retirement, he and his beloved wife Betty, started 'The Auction House' in Sacramento, California. In addition to running The Auction House, Gene and Betty were proud supporters of Ducks Unlimited, where Gene served as auctioneer for fundraisers and other charities too numerous to mention. Gene was a loving and devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend to all who knew him. Gene was predeceased by his parents and younger brother Keith, as well as his first wife, Monica, and his second wife, Rosemary. Gene left this life on September 7, 2009 after a brief illness, with his family at his side. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Betty, his children, Steve, Maureen, Anne, Leslie, Tony, and Rhonda and his grandchildren, Erika, Gillian, Sean, Isabella, Dominic, Nicole, Olivia, and his beloved Aunt Berneda and his brother Daryl, as well as many nieces and nephews. We wish him Aloha and entrust him to God's loving care, until we are blessed to see him again.

Please join us for a celebration of Gene's life on Saturday, September 12, 2009 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., at The Auction House, 10076 Mills Station Rd., in Sacramento. Wear your Hawaiian shirt and bring a favorite story to share. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Ducks Unlimited or the charity of your choice.
Tri-City Herald, September 10, 2009

1953Ed Phillips
June 22, 1934 to June 17, 2011

Edward C. Phillips passed away on June 17, 2011 at the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy and Hospice House. Ed was born June 22, 1934 in Louisiana, Missouri; the only child of Frank and Lestie Phillips. As a youngster the family traveled with the construction jobs, which eventually led them to the Tri-Cities.

Ed attended Kennewick schools and graduated from Kennewick High in 1953. In 1954 he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served until 1958. During his enlistment he met Peggy Tully of Boston, MA and they were married in April of 1957.

Ed made his living in the industrial pipe field working in the warehouse, sales and management. Once retired, Ed and Peggy started spending their winters in Yuma, Arizona. During the summer months they worked on their wood crafting business 'Wood-n-Peg'.

Ed was a believer in helping others and did volunteer work as a van driver for the V.A. taking veterans to appointments. He loved helping fellow veterans and making new friends. Ed always cherished the long lasting friendships from high school and looked forward to their lunch get-togethers.

Ed is survived by his best friend and loving wife Peggy; Daughter; Donna Stout, her husband Bob and their children David and Mark. Daughter; Debbi Henderson, her husband Gary and their children Ed (Courtney), Steven, Jacqueline (Jason) and Donna. He also leaves behind his great-grandbabies Isaiah, Payten and Addison.

A rosary for Ed will be held on Wednesday, June 22nd starting at 6 p.m. along with a Memorial Mass on Thursday, June 23 at 12 noon. Both will be held at St. Josephs' Catholic Church, 520 S. Garfield, Kennewick.

The family would like to express deep appreciation to the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy and Hospice; Especially Julie and Heather who always found a way to make him laugh. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy and Hospice at 2108 W. Entiat Ave. Kennewick, or St. Josephs' Catholic Church.
Tri-City Herald, June 21, 2011

1953Mary Poe - Brown
Deceased 2011

1953Jack Rose
Died 12 Dec 2011

1953Dave Sleater
August 12, 1935 to December 6, 1995

David died in Richland, WA after a struggle with strokes caused from a brain tumor. He served in the Navy from 1955 to 1959. He was a Hanford guard from 1959 to 1971. He switched careers and became an electrician, working for Rockwell Hanford Company, Moore Electric and last with the Washington Public Power Supply System until 1992, when he went on medical disability. Survived by two children, Janet and David, Jr., 6 brothers and 1 sister, numerous nieces and nephews.
Submitted to website by niece, Dee Sleater-Yeager (KHS 1969)

1953Richard Smithson
Dick Smithson was born in Los Angeles, CA to Kenneth Bryan Smithson and Phyllis Rankin Rae Smithson on September 4, 1934. He died August 26, 2014, surrounded by his family, just short of his 80th birthday at Hospice House in Kennewick WA.

He was graduated from Kennewick High School in 1953, received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Eastern Washington State College in Cheney in 1963, and Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, in 1969. He served in the US Navy aboard the carrier USS Princeton from 1956-1958. He married Mary Ellen Simmelink in 1958, and they had a loving marriage of 56+ years.

Dick liked all sports, lettering in football, basketball and track in high school, and went on to play some college football and some city basketball. He climbed Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams and Mt St. Helens, did some rock climbing, hunting, fishing and sailing. He continued to snow ski and golf during his last year of life.

Dick enjoyed his Chiropractic career in the Tri-Cities and also served on the Washington State Chiropractic Association's State Board for several years. He retired in 2003, and he and Mary Ellen were able to do some wonderful traveling, cruises, etc. In 2010 Dick and his sister, Margaret, did a meaningful "Roots" trip to Edinburgh, Scotland, to visit their mother's birthplace. Their mother had died while they were in their teens. Margaret's daughter, Colleen, accompanied them. It was a special time for the three of them. He treasured his many friends. "Smitty" looked forward to meeting with his classmates from High School for reunions and monthly lunches.

Preceding him in death were his parents, and his sister, Margaret Schueneman. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen and three sons Dr. Stuart Smithson (Venisa), Steven Smithson (Tim), and Scott Smithson (Dawn) all of Kennewick. Grandchildren Eric Smithson and Amanda Zahller (Nathan). Great-grandchildren Jeremy, Westin and Landon Smithson and Morgan Zahller, all of Spokane. Brother, Philip Smithson, of Yakima.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Chaplaincy (Hospice) 1480 Fowler St., Richland WA 99352-4714, or the East Benton County Historical Society and Museum, Po Box 6964, Kennewick WA 99336. Dick was devoted to his family ... an honorable, elegant man. We who loved him will miss him greatly. At his request there will be no service.

Published in Tri-City Herald from Aug. 30 to Aug. 31, 2014

1953Margaret Smithson - Schuenemanm
1936 to December 17, 2012

SCHUENEMAN, Margaret "Maggie" (Smithson) (Age 76) On December 17, 2012 we lost our beloved Mother, Wife, Grandmother and Friend after fighting a brave battle against Multiple Myeloma. She passed away surrounded by the love of her family.

Maggie was born to Phyllis and Kenneth Smithson in 1936 in Los Angeles, CA. As a child, her family found their way to the northwest, finally settling in Kennewick, WA where she attended Kennewick High School, made many friends, was crowned "Belle of the Ball" and found her team spirit in cheerleading.

After her graduation in 1953 she moved to Spokane with a few of her high school friends and met her husband of 56 years, Ordell (Del). They married on December 15, 1956 and soon after started a family. She was a devoted wife, a loving, nurturing mother and it was within her family that she found her greatest joys.

Summer months were spent at Priest Lake camping, boating, water-skiing, cooking and enjoying the outdoors....rain storms and all! Moving often because of her husband's career, she held positions with District 81 as secretary at Roosevelt Elementary School in Spokane, The Dept. of Lands in Montana and Tishler Strong Candy Brokerage in Seattle.

Maggie was a talented decorator and a masterful gardener with a yard seasonally filled with colorful blooms. She was an accomplished cook with a fan base always eager to sit at her dinner table. Often announcing she had a new recipe to try, it was never a disappointing event.

Maggie was a woman of great faith and conviction who freely and selflessly gave of herself and her time. She understood the truly important things in life and had an appreciation of many things, with a heart as kind and as big as the sky. Easy to laugh and slow to anger, she was a loyal, trustworthy friend and confidant who with a loving, compassionate heart looked for the good in everyone and lived each day always thinking of others. She enjoyed annual trips to the Oregon Coast, was a great dancer and loved all of God's creatures with a special fondness for dogs. If one was lost or deserted they seemed to find her, confident she would never turn her back. "Del, stop the car! That dog looks lost!" were words her husband often heard. Golf was her favorite sport and she thoroughly enjoyed her Ladies 9-Hole Groups at Indian Canyon and Downriver Golf Courses and the friends she made. She traveled to several exciting destinations abroad during her life, lastly to Scotland, tracing the childhood footsteps of her mother who died when Maggie was just 16.

Maggie was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Ordell (Del), son Randy and daughter Colleen Samson, of the Spokane area, brothers Dr. Richard Smithson (Mary) of Kennewick, Philip Smithson of Yakima, grandsons Conner and Spencer of Olympia and numerous nephews. The family would like to convey their heartfelt gratitude to all those that have shown such love, support and concern for her and her family during this difficult time. We have been truly humbled by the kindness and feel enormously blessed to have been embraced by so many. We are grateful to God for sharing Maggie with us, for our faith and for His promise, knowing we will all be together again someday. Our earthly lives have been truly blessed and forever touched by this beautiful woman who was our anchor and our compass, our life's greatest joy and most precious gift.

A memorial will be held in Spokane at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave., on Saturday, January 12th at 1:00.
Spokesman-Review, December 26, 2012

1953Naomi Strasborg
Submitted to website

1953Claudette Valentine - Cain
Deceased 2011

1953Vernon Van Cleave
August 21, 1933 to 1991

Vernon served for 4 years with the US Navy during the Korean conflict. He married Ann Neely in 1953 and they had three daughters (and then three grandchildren). Vernon barbered for many years and also worked as an inventory control specialist with Sandvik Special Metals.
Tri-City Herald 1991

1953Lois Varnes - Zahnow
September 7, 1934 to June 21, 1998

Lois was the mother of 3 beautiful daughters, Cindy, Kim, and Kari, and the wife of Arlo. She died of cancer surrounded by her family.
Tri-City Herald, June 1998

1953John Wallace
Deceased December 2012 in New Hampshire

1953Leonard White
November 1976

Leonard served in the US Army from 1955-1957. He was a warrant officer for 19 years for the National Guard in the State of California. His wife Shirley, son Bruce, and daughter Catherine survive him.
Tri-City Herald November 9, 1976

1953Beverly Wilcox
Submitted to website

1953Margaret Wright - Shute
July 28, 1935 to August 28, 2011

Margaret L. Shute, 76, passed away on August 28 at Providence Centralia Hospital, surrounded by her family. Margaret was born July 28, 1935, in Yakima, WA, to Bill and Sybil Wright. The family moved to Kennewick where she graduated from Kennewick High in 1953. On October 31, 1954, she married Dean Shute, and together they had three wonderful children.

Margaret worked in the banking industry for many years as a merchant teller. The family moved to Port Townsend in 1968 and then to Centralia in 1973. She left banking and became the bookkeeper for a local restaurant before retiring in 1998.

Margaret was extremely devoted to her entire family and, as much as she could, attended the many activities they were involved in. She was an avid bowler, loved genealogy and Sunday football games.

Margaret is survived by her husband Dean Shute, daughter Cheryl Ghere and husband Dan, son Tom Shute and wife Carmyn, son Doug Shute and wife Vicki, sister Mary Lamb and husband Frank, 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and her best friend of 46 years, Sandy Davis.

Services will be held at Mills and Mills Funeral Home, 5725 Littlerock Road S.W., Tumwater, WA 98512 at 2:00 p.m. on September 6, 2011. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Providence Sound Home Care & Hospice at 3432 S. Bay Road N.E., Olympia, WA 98506.
Tri-City Herald, September 1, 2011

1954Raymond H Beauchamp
Raymond H. Beauchamp, 77 of Kennewick, WA went home to his Lord and joined his wife and soul mate Donna on July 13, 2014.

Raymond was born August 27th, 1936 to parents Clifford and Blanche Beauchamp in Republic Co. Kansas. As a young boy Raymond worked hard on his parent's farm and was a part of the generation that experienced the Great Depression. In 1947 his family moved to Kennewick, WA where he attended school. He was a member of the 1954 Graduating class at Kennewick High School.

In 1965 he married his wife of 48 years Donna Beauchamp. Together they raised a blended family: Roger Sargent of Richland, WA; Monty (Jeannie) Beauchamp of San Diego, CA; Vicki Nelson of Kennewick, WA; Lora Pearson (Michael) of Kennewick, WA; Diane Bolliger of San Diego, CA; Julie (John) Kranz of Pasco, WA; Marty (Tiffany) Beauchamp of Kennewick, WA; Jerry (Debbie) Rosane of Kennewick, WA; Brenda Rudolph of Santa Rosa, CA.

Raymond was blessed with 11 Grandchildren and 4 Great-Grandchildren with one on the way. He is also survived by his brother Melvin (Marge) Beauchamp of Marysville, WA; along with his nieces, nephews and cousins.

Raymond began his career just out of High School at the Hanford Area beginning at General Electric and then Battelle Northwest Laboratories where he retired from after many years. During his career as a Metallurgist in the fuels and materials dept. he specialized in Optical Metallography; he was awarded many honors and medals from both the American and International Metallographic Society, including the Pierre Jacquet Gold Medal and the Francis E. Lucas award. Raymond especially enjoyed his work with NASA and the Smithsonian Institute. He developed a special technique for the microscopic studies of Moon Rock and meteorites. Beginning at a very young age Raymond taught himself how to play the steel (pedal) guitar. He and his brother started a band in their teen years playing music around this area as well as on the radio.

Throughout the '50s, '60s and '70s Raymond was a member of several country bands playing locally and in Oregon. During this time he and his band were asked to backup various Country Legends such as Buck Owens, Marty Robbins and Wynn Stewart. Raymond's steel guitar music was loved by many. During his retirement years Raymond and band "The Westerners" shared their talents with the area's Retirement, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities which brought great joy to the residents.

Raymond took great pride and joy in his home where he spent many hours creating beautiful landscaping projects. He loved sports and never missed a Mariners, Husky, or Seahawks game. He will be both admired and remembered as a devoted, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. Raymond remained strong throughout his battle with cancer and lovingly took care of his wife through hers, never complaining, enduring it all with grace and determination. We will all miss his presence dearly.

Published in Tri-City Herald on July 16, 2014

1954Lyle Berg
January 19, 2001
Submitted to website

1954Jerry Boyer
Submitted to website

1954Dale Clake
Submitted to website

1954Dessie Coleman - McBee
Submitted to website

1954Joyce Collum - George
Submitted to website

1954Margaret Deines - Ennes
Submitted to website

1954Juanita Dortch - Heath
Submitted to website

1954Ralph Fahrenwald
Submitted to website

1954Ted Ferguson
Submitted to website

1954Bud Foraker
Submitted to website

1954Carmen E Freiss - Farmer
CARMEN E. (FREISS) FARMER May 15, 1936 August 4, 2016 Carmen passed away in Prescott, Arizona on August 4, 2016 at 10:05 p.m. She is survived by her husband, Fred Farmer (Carlson) of Prescott Valley, AZ; her daughters Sally Farmer, of South Pasadena, CA and Cindy Hedrick of Columbus, OH, and her sister Linda Holt, of Clear-lake, CA. In addition, Carmen has four grandchildren: Trina, Jeff, Evan, and Nicholas, and three great-grandchildren: Carter, Carmen, and Carson. Preceding her passing are Jay (son), Bonnie (sister), Darlene (sister), and Durwood (brother).

Carmen was born in Dickerson, North Dakota. Her mother moved the family out west in the forties to join her father, who worked on Whidbey Island, WA. From there the family moved to Yakima, WA, and a short time later to Kennewick, WA. In Kennewick she attended grade school through high school, where she was active in drama, winning the Thespian of the Year Award. Although not very athletic she was on the pep squad. She loved to sing and was also in the school chorus. English was her favorite class; she loved to read and always wanted to be an English teacher.

She went with Fred for part of high school. Carmen attended Central Wash. College for a year after graduating. While home for summer break and Fred home on leave from the Marine Corps, they became engaged and were married six days later. They have been married 61 years. After a short stay at Camp Pendleton they moved to San Jose, CA where Sally, their first child was born; then to Kennewick, WA. They weren't going to have any children until Fred finished college and Carmen earned her teaching degree, but by the time they had been in Pullman, WA for two years and Fred had graduated, they had two more children, Cindy and Jay.

The family moved many times after that, from Anacortes, WA to Bozeman, MT, where Carmen finally started back to college. During this time Carmen and family lived for two summers in Yellowstone Nat'l Park. Fred received a commission in the U.S. Public Health Service, so off to Cincinnati, OH. From there Fred inspected national parks and monuments, and the family went with him in the summers, staying in a little Scotty travel trailer. During this time Carmen attended the Univ. of Cincinnati and the Univ. of Miami, Ohio. Fred was then transferred to San Francisco, CA, where Carmen attended Calif. State College, Hayward, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. It was a hard road for her. After moving to Northridge, CA she received her California teaching certificate and taught high school English and journalism at Kennedy High School for 18 years. After retirement Fred and Carmen lived on a 25-ft. sailboat in Marina Del Rey, CA. They sailed the San Juan Islands in WA and, Canadian waters, Florida's west coast, the Florida Keys, the Chesapeake, and 1000 miles down the east coast to Florida, then 500 miles in the Bahamas.

Carmen was Fred's first mate: she would not allow a second mate. They bought a house and R.V. in Englewood, FL and travelled the northern states and to northeast Canada. Moved to Prescott Valley where she had many friends from the R.V. Club, Bunco Ladies, and bowling league. For four months Carmen was in heavy pain, which she managed with little complaint. Her illness was caused by an inoperable non-cancerous tumor. We will miss her greatly and her memory will be cherished.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Aug. 28, 2016

1954Jim Gilkerson
August 13, 1935to January 21, 2009

Dorsey James 'Jim' Gilkerson, 73, passed away of congestive heart failure on Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at Palomar Hospital in Escondido, California. Jim was born on August 13, 1935, in Walla Walla, Washington, son of the late Dorsey James Frederick Gilkerson and Avil Katherine (Lawrence) Gilkerson of Kennewick.

Jim graduated from Kennewick High School in 1954, and married his high school sweetheart, Evelyn, in September 1954. He began working for National Cash Register Co. in Portland, Oregon, as an apprentice repairman in 1958. In 1962, he accepted a promotion and transfer to the Electronics Division of National Cash Register Co. in Hawthorne, California. Another promotion took Jim and his family to Escondido, California, where he worked as a Senior Maintainability Engineer in the Customer Services Division of NCR Corporation, Rancho Bernardo, until his early retirement in 1991 due to complications from a stroke.

Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years, Evelyn; daughter, Cheryl Beaman of Surprise, Arizona; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Patricia Gilkerson of Temecula, California; daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Darrel Nagler of Surprise, Arizona; and eleven grandchildren. Also surviving him are his sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia and Kenneth Borg of Enumclaw, Washington, and Susan and Richard Speer of Spokane, Washington; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven.

A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at Alhiser-Comer Mortuary in Escondido with Pastor Tom Thies of Emmanuel Faith Community Church officiating. Burial immediately followed at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Escondido, California.
Tri-City Herald, February 9, 2009

1954Donna Goldsmith
Submitted to website

1954Metha Ann Houg - Henry
Submitted to website

1954Leona Hull
Submitted to website

1954Nancy M Jones - Flanders
January 19, 1935 to October 4, 2000
Submitted to website

1954Gloria Jones - Levy
September 20, 1936 to October 14, 1998

Gloria, or "Red Rio" as she came to be known, passed away peacefully after suffering a heart attack following an excruciating compound leg fracture.
Submitted to website

1954Paul A Julson
Submitted to website

1954Wayne Kirby
Submitted to website

1954Arla M Klein - Passmore
Arla Mary (Klein) Passmore of Kennewick passed away Monday evening, January 5th, 2015. Arla was born in Hague, North Dakota on June 18, 1936 to Valentine and Margaret Klein.

She was the younger sister of Della and older sister to Beatrice Klein. At the age of 5 she moved from North Dakota to Kennewick Washington. She attended schools there, graduating from Kennewick High School in 1954. She also completed her Associates Degree in Biological Science in 1980.

Arla met the love of her life in Kennewick, Robert Joseph Passmore. After a lengthy 4 week courtship, they made a lifelong commitment and were married in Kennewick on February 19, 1955. Four children were born of this marriage, two sons and two daughters. Arla was able to remain at home while the children were young and attending school.

In 1964 Bob and Arla started an auto body repair and paint business, eventually becoming Bob's Auto Body. They successfully ran the business for many years, later shifting the focus to an automotive paint and supply sales business, Professional Automotive Paint Supply. Arla loved going to work and building the new business with her husband and sons.

Arla was preceded in death by her parents Valentine and Margaret, her sisters Della and Beatrice. She is survived by sons Robert (Donna) and Mark (Lori), daughters Diane (Mark) Schwartz and Carol (Pat) Clark. She is also survived by grandchildren Nolan, Thomas, and Andrew Clark, Breanne and Derek Schwartz. She is also survived by several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Arla will be remembered as a devoted mother, sister, and grandmother. She was a dedicated follower of her children's and grandchildren's sports and activities. She attended to her Catholic faith at both St. Joseph's and Holy Spirit Churches in Kennewick.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Jan. 8, 2015

1954Esther Larson - DeWitz
Submitted to website

1954Dolores Lawson - Walker
Delores J. Walker went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 17k, 2015, at the age of 80. Born in Salem, OR, Deloris had a very blessed life. She moved from Oregon to Seattle at a young age then moved again to Kennewick, WA, where she graduated from Kennewick High School and met some of her life-long friends.

She met Howard Walker while she was in high school and shortly after she grated, they married. After spending two years in the Arm on the East Coast they returned to the Tri-Cities where they have lived ever since. One of the biggest joys of her life was the birth of her only child, Larry. The family was blessed to have several other families to enjoy such things as camping, fishing, hunting, vacationing together, and celebrating life. In 1975, they purchased some property in Cle Elum and spent many days up there each summer enjoying the friendships that had grown over the years.

After taking care of the family for many years and her husband retiring they spent several winters in AZ and summers in the Tri-Cities. She took several short trips to Vegas with other couples and traveled the world by cruise ship. She loved all the pampering that came with the cruise lines – but it was their property in Cle Elum that she held very dear as she could invite people up and sit back as they relaxed and enjoyed nature. Retirement brought on her favorite comment. “Let’s eat out!”.

Deloris was a member of Central Church for 56 years. She cherished her relationship with Jesus, her Savior and prayed for others to come to know Him as well.

Besides her church family, Deloris leaves behind her husband of 62 years; her son, Larry (JoAnn) of Est Richland; three grandchildren: Nicholas (Miriah) Kent, Thomas and Johnathan Walker; one great grandchild, Kimber; niece, Glenda (Max) Hansen; nephew, Ron (Mary) Slater; and her life-long friend, Charlotte Tracy.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ester; father, Dale Lawson; sister and brother-in-law, Vera and Glen Slater; and numerous other relatives and special friends.

Published in Tri-City Herald, May 24, 2015.

1954Donna McElroy
Submitted to website

1954Valerie McFarland - Komer
Submitted to website

1954Roy Mitchell
Submitted to website

1954Jim D Mulvihill
Submitted to website

1954Janis Y Owens - White
Janis Yvonne Owens Burkhead White. Jan was born to Harry and Anne Owens in Pasco, Washington on March 11, 1936. Jan passed away peacefully in her sleep with daughter, caregiver Mary at her side on November 28, 2015.

She was proud to have been born and raised in Kennewick, a true native Tri-Citian. She also married and raised her children here. She leaves behind: the best Brother, Stanley Owens (Jean). Three children; Sherry Dengate (Daniel), Robert Burkhead, and Mary Burkhead, all of Kennewick. She also leaves 5 step children, 7 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She will be truly missed.

Published in Tri-City Herald on December 13, 2015

1954Gail F Polly - Wesley
May 5, 1936 to March 23, 2009

Gail Polly, 72, of Kennewick, passed away on March 23, 2009. She was born on May 5, 1936, to Roland and Thelma Polly in Long Beach, California.

She was married to Roy Wesley for 52 years, who preceded her in death on March 23, 2008.

Gail graduated from Kennewick High in 1954. After graduating, she worked at GE where she met Roy. After moving from the Tri-Cities, she returned to Kennewick in 1980 and worked for the City of Kennewick and later retired from the City of Pasco.

She is survived by her brother, Rolly Polly of Aloha, OR; daughter Teresa (Carey) Chinault of Shoreline, WA and grandchildren Kenna and Nick; son, Kirk Wesley of Pasco, WA; son, Kevin (Nicole) Wesley of Kennewick, WA and grandchildren Coleman and Jamie.

There will be a viewing Friday, March 27, 2009 from 5-8 p.m. at Mueller's Chapel of the Falls, 314 W. 1st Ave. in Kennewick. There will be graveside services at Riverview Heights Cemetery located on 1200 S. Olympia in Kennewick, Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Tri-City Herald, 3/27/09

1954Jerry T Poorman
March 9, 1936 to October 2, 2012

Jerald (Jerry) Thomas Poorman, age 76, went home to be with the Lord October 2, 2012 at home in Richland Washington after a lengthy fight against cancer.
Jerry was born March 9th 1936 to George and Meretta (O'Brien) Poorman in Ontario, Oregon.
Jerry married Ruth Parratt on November 24, 1954 in Kennewick, Washington. The groom pushed his bride down the street in a wheelbarrow while it snowed.
He worked on the Hanford project for 32 years before retiring from his Planner position as an early opt out in 1992. He and Ruth traveled in their RV across the United States almost always ending up on the Washington or Oregon coast. His love of John Wayne, western novels, cribbage and Mariner baseball was well known. A devoted animal lover, he loved his dogs. His recent companion, Princess the Dalmatian and her predecessor Molly, rarely left his side.
Jerry is survived by his wife Ruth and three of his siblings, Maureen, Coleen and Midge. Also his children Sharon Gass (Gary), Jerry (Jan), Debbie Hickey and Richard. His grandchildren Gary (Cindy), Chrystie (Sean), Chana, Billy (Adie), Dena, Kurtis (Tawnya), Iain and Alexander and his great grandchildren William, Anthony, Allison, Sheldon, Trinity, Kiauna, Kenadie, Natori, Teegan and Skyler. His extended family is numerous and well loved.
The family wishes to thank Professional Case Management and their dedicated nursing caretakers that have assisted Jerry throughout the past year. Their attention to details was greatly appreciated.
A celebration of Jerry's life will be held on Saturday October 13th at 2 pm at Southside Church, 517 Jadwin Avenue, Richland WA.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to any charity of your choice.
Eian's Funeral Home Website

1954Maurice Post
Submitted to website

1954Richard Rector
Submitted to website

1954Barbara Jane Riddle
Submitted to website

1954Lantha Scafa
Submitted to website

1954Jerry Schuster
Submitted to website

1954Glen Sherman
Submitted to website

1954Angie Stroh - Erickson
Submitted to website

1954Bob Sumner
Submitted to website

1954Jerry Wagner
Submitted to website

1954Robert L Ward
Submitted to website

1954Arthur K Williams
May 1, 2004

Arthur was born in Pasco and lived in Kennewick for 65 years. He was a retired auto mechanic.
Tri-City Herald, May 4, 2004

1954Don R Wilson
July 18, 1936 to November 1, 2007

Donald Randall Wilson of Kennewick, Washington, passed away on November 1, 2007 of pancreas cancer. He was 71.
Don was born on July 18, 1936 in Galva, Kansas. In 1943, the Wilsons moved to Kennewick to start a hardwood flooring business.
Don graduated from Kennewick High School in 1954. An outstanding baseball player, he was named All Valley Shortstop upon graduation. Don then moved to Wichita, Kansas, where he worked for a year before signing up for a hitch in the Navy as an Aviation Electronics Technician.
In 1960, Don returned to Kennewick and accepted a job as postman. A co-worker introduced him to his younger sister, Barbara Rau; they were married in February 1962.
In 1967, Don made a career change and went to work for Westinghouse. His contributions to advanced reactor designs continued in the '80s and '90s.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Lucy and Joe Wilson; brothers Joe Jr. & Jack Wilson; sisters Jackie Clary & Louise May.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Tracy & Micki; 4 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Lonnie & Gene Wilson; sisters, Gwen Baze & Billie Clement.
Services will be held on Monday, November 5, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union in Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, November 5, 2007

1954Marion Wilson
Submitted to website

1954Tom Wright
Submitted to website

1954Don Zarndt
Submitted to website

1955Frank Delano Adams
February 28, 1937 to August 3, 2007

Franklin D. Adams, of Chelan, born February 28, 1937 in Dillsboro, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord August 3, 2007.
Frank graduated from Kennewick High School in 1955, entered the Navy that same year and served his country on the USS Essex as an electronics technician until 1959. He worked at Columbia Electric in Pasco and later for Shaffer & Nelson in Spokane.
Services were held September 8, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at the Warehouse Community Church in Entiat, WA.
Tri-City Herald, August 28, 2007

1955Wallis Adams
April 9, 1937 to October 19, 1995

Wallis "Wally" Adams, class of 1955, passed away Thursday, October 19, 1995 at his home in Wenatchee. After graduating from Kennewick High School in 1955, he attended Washington State University. After graduation in 1960, he began working for Seattle First National Bank in Richland.
On December 23, 1961, he married Ella Harless, class of 1961. Wally was employed with Seattle First National Bank for 23 years in branches in the
Tri-Cities, Seattle, Moses Lake, Yakima, Wenatchee and Bellevue. He later worked for First Interstate Bank in Bellevue and was a broker for Smith
Barney in Bellevue. In 1992 they returned to Wenatchee where Wally worked for Columbia Bank until retiring in July of 1994.
Wally was a past member of United Way, Exchange Club, Lions Club, Boy Scouts, St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation, Overlake Hospital Foundation, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, the Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue and the Bellevue College Foundation.
Until his retirement, Wally was a member of the board of directors of the Pacific Banking School, a member of the Wenatchee Rotary, American Heart
Association, WSU Business Advisory Committee and the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation.
Wally is survived by his wife Ella, two sons, Wally Jr. of Anchorage,AK, and John of Kona, HI; a daughter, Anna of Jackson, Wy, a brother Robert of
St. Cloud, MN, two grandchildren and several neices and nephews.
Submitted by wife Ella Adams

1955Patricia Allen
1987 Submitted to website

1955Donna Anderson - Longwell
October 31, 1937 to June 14, 2006

Donna Longwell, known to friends and family as Bunny, died peacefully on June 14th after a short illness. Born to Donald and Bernice Anderson Dahl, in Philadelphia on Halloween 1937, Bunny grew up in the Tri-Cities and graduated from Kennewick High. She was a distinguished local business-woman who managed Tri-City Federal Credit Union for more than 25 years. Friends and family are welcome to attend a short graveside service on Saturday, June 17th, 11 a.m. at Mueller’s Desert Lawn Memorial park in Kennewick
Tri-City Herald June 16, 2006

1955Kent Baker
Kent Wayne Baker died on February 1, 2016 in Pasco, Washington. He was born on February 6, 1937 in Vancouver, Washington to Russell W. Baker and Lorena Pallisier. He served in the United States Army on May 9, 1960 and married Barbara A. Baxter.

They had a child in 1962, Laurie Lane Baker. He was a car salesman for Shumate Car Sales for many years. On May 1, 1983 he turned his life over to the Lord. He brought many lives over to the Lord through Dayspring Ministries. He ministered to prison inmates to try and change their lives. He made a difference in many people’s lives. God bless Ken Baker.

Hillcrest Memorial Center, Kennewick

1955David O Bell
August 2001
Submitted to website

1955Jeannie Blakley - Croft
submitted to website

1955Barbara Bleichner
1999 Submitted to website

1955George L Borsheim
January 17, 1937 to February 10, 2009

George Leon Borsheim passed peacefully into the arms of his Savior on February 10, 2009, in Kennewick, WA. George was born in Cairo, IL, on January 17, 1937, to Gehard and Bertha (Bates) Borsheim.

George attended Kennewick schools beginning in the 4th grade and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1955 as co-valedictorian of the class.

George attended college at the University of Chicago and Washington State (College) University, in Pullman, WA. George earned his BS in Chemical Engineering in 1960 and began his career with General Electric at the Hanford Project, working rotation in the 200E area. George married Judy Champlin in 1960, and over the years they had three children. George and Judy were married for 49 years and had looked forward to celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2010.

George worked for a number of contractors at Hanford until 1974 when he accepted a position with Exxon Nuclear (a subsidiary of Exxon Oil). He moved the family to Oak Ridge, TN, where he worked at the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant on centrifuge enrichment. The family returned to Kennewick for a time, then moved back to Oak Ridge, where George worked with the Consolidated Fuel Reprocessing project. Next, he transferred to Idaho Falls, ID, with Exxon Nuclear Idaho. In 1985, George moved the family back to Kennewick, where he worked for Rockwell and Westinghouse until he retired in 1995. He continued working part-time as a consultant for three more years.

Grandpa George delighted in his only grandchild, born to his daughter and son-in-law in 2007.

He was preceded in death by an older sister Carolyn in childhood, parents Bertha and Slim Borsheim, and brother Eugene. He is survived by his wife Judy; children Michael, Eric, and Cynthia; son-in-law Lindsey Underwood; granddaughter Charlotte; sister Nancy Ostergaard; sister-in-law Sandra Borsheim; brother- and sister-in-law Herb and Cheryl Champlin; aunt Dorothy Borsheim; and nieces Bridgett Borsheim, Becky Borsheim, Donna Nice, and Amy Kendall; and many grandnieces and grandnephews.

At George's request, there will be no formal memorial service. The family invites friends to visit and share memories of George at an informal Remembrance Celebration on February 28th, from 3pm to 5pm, in the Fellowship Hall at Kennewick First Lutheran Church (418 N Yelm St., Kennewick), where he was a member.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of the many organizations George supported including the Library Memorial Fund at Kennewick First Lutheran Church, the local Salvation Army, and the American Diabetes Association.
Tri-City Herald, February 20, 2009

1955Nadine Briesch - Beauchamp
March 1983
Submitted to website

1955Bonnie Fay Burke - Laramore - Fox
July 26th 1937 to August 1, 2009

Bonnie Fay Laramore Fox, 72, passed away on August 1, 2009 at Hospice at the Chaplaincy in Kennewick, WA.

Bonnie was born July 26th 1937 in Cullman, Alabama to Jack and Gladys Burke. At the age of 9 she moved to Washington State where she later graduated from Kennewick High School in 1955. After high school she moved to California where she married William Michael Laramore. William passed away in February 1963.

Bonnie went back to school in 1968 to get her beautician's license. She owned her own beauty shop in Sacramento, CA and raised her two sons on her own.

In 1977 Bonnie moved back to Washington State; obtained her real estate agent's license and worked as a real estate sales agent for several years. In 1982 she met John Fox who became her husband in 1987. They had a true love that was unmatched. Bonnie was happiest when driving with John as a long haul truck driver. She was able to see much of the country during years of traveling with John. They also took many trips to California, the Oregon coast and even spent two weeks in Europe.

Bonnie was very talented with her needlework which was her main hobby. She was extremely proud of her knitted bridal gowns made for miniature scale dolls. She also won awards for some of her work. Bonnie was very much loved by those who knew her. She was a kind and loving woman with a fiery spirit.

Bonnie is survived by her husband, John Fox of Irrigon, Oregon; brother, Larry Leach of Folsom, California; children, Gary (Anne) Laramore of Sacramento, California; Mike (Tammy) Laramore of Walla Walla, Washington, David (Diana) Fox of Benton City, Washington, Linda Land of Kennewick, Washington; grandchildren, Patricia, Patrick, Jessica, and Haley Laramore, Luke Fox, Mike (Mirabelle) Land, Robby, Heather and Jacob Land; great grandchildren, Torrance Hermanson, Evan Laramore, Brian Grabner and Alisia Land.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 2:00pm at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 South Union in Kennewick, Washington with Pastor Alan Moore and Pastor Alan Chapman conducting the service.

A special thank you goes to Dr. Manaloto and Rosario Carrera of Lourdes Medical Center and to the staff at Hospice at the Chaplaincy.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice at the Chaplaincy, 2108 W. Entiat Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336.
Tri-City Herald, August 5, 2009

1955Ginger M Caldwell
submitted to website

1955Jerry Cates
1996 Submitted to website

1955Fenella Cloyd - Cline
Fenella M. Cline, 768 of Prosser, surrounded by her family, left us to be with her Savior on May 2, 2015. Fenella was born January 1, 19037 in Colfax, WA to Jess and Elizabeth Cloyd.

She attended school in Kennewick and graduated from Kennewick high school in 1955. She married Thomas Cline in Bridgeport, WA. Fenella was a devoted mother and her family was very important. She followed her family with their school activities as well as the many 4-H and FFA projects and fairs. Volunteering was also important. With young girls of the community she was a Camp Fire Leader and Council Advisor. Prosser First Baptist and the Anne Tran Foundation received many volunteer hours of her account/secretarial skills.

She enjoyed fishing, camping, painting and sewing. She was a household mechanical engineer. Her working career included many account/secretarial skilled positions for agriculture related businesses in the area. In 2004, she retired after 12 years as a librarian for the WSU Ag Research Center in Prosser.

Surviving members of her family include her husband, Tom Cline of Prosser; son, Bill Cline (Tamarah) of Umatilla; daughter, Frances Orth (Jim) of Benton City; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several cousins, a niece and a nephew. She was preceded in death by both her parents and sister Karen lea.

Published in Tri-City Herald May 7, 2015.

1955Karen Coglizer - Tellevik
November 27, 1935 to January 27, 2009

Karen Rae Coglizer Tellevik was born November 27,
1935 to Evelyn and Orville Coglizer in Nebraska.She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1955. After attending secretarial school, she accepted a position with the local police department in a move that would change her life in all ways. It was here that she met her beloved husband of 52 years, George Tellevik. Karen married George in 1956.

She enjoyed a life full of professional and social activities. She worked for the Supreme Court for many years, as well as for Fisher-Jones Family
Dentistry. She was a member of the Olympia Yacht Club, a volunteer at St. Peter Hospital, always a "room mother", and was an active supporter of all things having to do with the Washington State Patrol, especially the Memorial Foundation.

Karen had many close friends, and while she would tolerate the occasional game of golf, and many sailing adventures with George, she was an avid bridge player, and walker. She loved her coffee group, reading, cooking, and as anyone who knew her will attest, she loved being able to stay home! She was a great entertainer, and enjoyed dinner parties and other gatherings with their friends.

Her sharp wit, elegance, sense of humor, and keen intelligence, will be missed by all who loved her. In and amongst all of her life endeavors, Karen's greatest efforts and involvement have always been for the care and support of her family. She made all things possible for her husband, George, and her two daughters. Her example of, discipline, courage, and fortitude have provided a guide to success for us all.

She provided loving care to George during his eighteen month battle with pancreatic cancer. A seventeen year breast cancer survivor, when it became clear four months ago that it had returned, the news was met with grief beyond words. She had just lost George ten days before the diagnosis. Even through her grief, she fought this disease with valor and hope until the very end. She missed George deeply and on January 27 she departed this earth to join him.

Karen is survived by her daughters, Teri Tellevik (Lilly), Kim Acuff (Kevin), Wes Stevenson; three grandchildren, Eliot Stevenson, Haley Stevenson, and Kilian Acuff; brother, Douglas Coglizer (Jude); nephew, Chris Coglizer (Karla); and cousin, Janet Heppell (Steve).

Remembrances may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309, or The Washington State Patrol Memorial Foundation,
P.O. Box 7544 Olympia, WA. 98507.
The Olympian, February 1, 2009

1955Herb O Cole
December 2004
Submitted to website by Gene Baum

1955Russell Combs
1996 Submitted to website

1955Robert L Coulson
Robert Lynd Coulson, 77, passed away in Kennewick October 18, 2014.

Bob was born in Kennewick on March 24, 1937 to David and Beryl Coulson. The family moved to Finley in 1940. He attended Finley Grade School from first through eighth grades. He attended Kennewick High School and graduated with the class of 1955. He was a member of the Kennewick Gun Club and won numerous competitions. He attended Columbia Basin College its opening year of 1955-1956.

He joined the Air Force in Sept. of 1956 and received extensive training in many service schools in addition to Yale University, Defense Language Institute, The University of Maryland and received his B.S. degree from the University of the State of New York in 1982 in Mandarin Chinese.

He married Marlene Sonderman while in the Air Force and they had three sons, Jeffrey, Larry and Brian. He retired from the Air Force in 1982 and returned to Kennewick. He then worked for Hanford Patrol from 1983 until retiring in May of 2000.

On August 31, 2004 he married Ollie Baird. Together they traveled all over with the Holy Land being the highlight of their travels. They volunteered every year at Fruitland Bible Camp where they met. Bob also served on the board there until he had to resign due to health problems.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Carol Johnson. He is survived by his loving wife Ollie, his brothers David and Chuck, sister Kathy, his three sons, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 24, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at City Church, 4624 W. 10th Ave in Kennewick with burial to follow at Desert Lawn Memorial Park.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Oct. 22, 2014

1955Dean Francis Crawford
2001 Submitted to website

1955Larry Crawford
August 12, 1937 to December 31, 2010

Larry D. Crawford died in Anchorage, Alaska, on December 31, 2010, following a long and courageous battle with kidney cancer.

Larry was born in Mason City, Iowa, on August 12, 1937. He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1955 after which he attended college at Washington State University prior to enlisting in the army. Following six years of active duty, he attended and graduated from the University of Washington.

Larry moved to Anchorage, AK, in 1974 and held many positions with state and city government including chief of staff for former Governor Sheffield and 3 mayors. He was president of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation from 1999 to 2004. He also served until just prior to his death as Senior Policy Advisor to the mayor of Anchorage.

Larry is survived by his wife, Susan Lindemuth; his children, Theresa Crawford, Brian Crawford and Stephen (Regan) Crawford; his sister, Sharon (Jack) Bolton; his brothers, Roger (Jan) Crawford and David (Nancy) Crawford; and his sister, Judy (Ted) Lear. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Larry was preceded in death by his mother and father.

Services are under the direction of Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel in Anchorage.
Tri-City Herald, January 9, 2011

1955Juanita Cronin - Fields
Submitted to website

1955Jim Ralph Davis
1989 Submitted to website

1955Marjorie DeReche - Watts
November 14, 1944 to November 3, 2010

Marjorie K. (Welker) Watts went home to meet her lord and savior Jesus Christ on November 3, 2010. Marjorie was born to Ambrose R. DeReche and Alice (Frach) DeReche on November 14, 1937, in Kalispell, MT, she was later joined by a brother Gary DeReche in 1944. She and Gary were raised in Kennewick, WA, by their mother, Alice (Frach) Wisher, and stepfather, Ralph (Jack) Wisher. Three more siblings were added to the family, Joanne, Ralph Jr. (Jackie), and Linda. Marjorie graduated from Kennewick High School in 1955. She was a good student and one of her favorite memories was being a part of the marching band with her brother Gary. She later married Donald E. Welker and moved to Richland, WA, where they raised their four children Craig, Cynthia, Daniel and Kim. She was a devoted mother and wife. The family did a lot of trailer camping in the U.S. and Canada. Their travels took them to see distant relatives, scenic spots, museums, and on factory tours.

After their divorce, Marjorie was a single mother with two teenagers at home. She worked in the insurance industry writing bonds. After the kids moved out, she met Robert Watts in 1981 and they were later married. They made their home in Kennewick, WA. They enjoyed many years of fun and family times together. Bob was an avid golfer and after his retirement he and Marge traveled to Arizona and California in the winter months where she explored the surrounding areas and he to continued play.

Marjorie was an amazing woman who was always up for a challenge. She loved her family and friends unconditionally and was always willing to help a stranger. Her Christ like behavior was displayed through her last hours. She was an accomplished seamstress, crafter, writer, cook, gardener, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend whose knowledge seemed endless. Her passion for family lead to her skill in photography and the creation of DVD's for special occasions including birthdays, anniversaries, annual events and family history. Very computer savvy, she was a skilled researcher who chronicled family genealogy. Her work will live on and is a treasure to be shared by generations to come.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, Ambrose R. DeReche, Alice (Frach) Wisher; her stepfather, Ralph Wisher; her husband Robert Watts; her ex-husband Donald E. Welker; her son Craig Welker; and her grandsons, Christopher David Welker and Bradley James Welker. She is survived by her brother, Gary DeReche of Seattle, WA; sister, Joanne and Neil Martin of Kennewick, WA; brother Ralph and Karen Wisher of Kalispell, MT; sister, Linda and Dean Johnson of Leavenworth, WA; daughter, Cynthia and Lanny Hayes of Mesa, WA; son, Daniel and Shannon Welker of Richland, WA; and daughter, Kim and Larry Thomas of Ephrata, WA; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

She leaves a legacy of love and kindness. Although she irreplaceable in our lives we are comforted by the assurance we will be together again.

There will be an open house from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, November 13th, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Kim & Larry Thomas, 85 Summit View Drive S.E., Ephrata, WA, and a graveside service at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 915 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA, on November 19th starting at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon following the service at the Knights of Columbus from 12-3 p.m.
Tri-City Herald, November 12, 2010

1955Fern M Dickinson
Fern Marie Dickinson, age 79, passed away September 22, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Pasco, Washington due to sudden complications of cancer treatment. Fern was born to John R. and Ellen M. Dickinson on July 25, 1937 in the sleepy town of Kennewick, Washington. She remained a lifelong resident and asset to the community.

Raised in Kennewick, she graduated top of her class from Kennewick High School. She went on to attend Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing and Whitworth College where she received a Registered Nursing Degree and Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree.

Fern's professional history was simple but very complex. She started at Kennewick General Hospital in 1959 and worked every section of the establishment for the next 40 years, retiring in 1999. From Pediatrics to Obstetrics, the Emergency Room to Human Resources, then to Management and Infection Control. She touched many lives and earned many lifelong friends.

During and after her employment, Fern was a homemaker, gardener, servant to her pets, traveler (worldwide and US), avid yard saler and artist. Being active in many organizations and associations (BPW especially) she also was a vocal Mariners Baseball fan and couch umpire. When balls were not flying, gambling at Indian Casinos and Vegas was her special passion. Winter events were organized around cooking candy, decorating and publishing her Nursing Class Letter, which she produced every year since 1958. Lives all over the United States were touched by her.

Fern is survived by her brothers Larry J. Dickinson (Wanda) of Kennewick and John R. Dickinson (Sharon) of Grand Bay, AL. Along with her 97-year young Aunt and gambling cohort Betty Thiel; nieces Christine Roemeling (Christopher) and Cynthia Wheeler; nephews Bill Martin, Pat Martin (Amanda) and John C. Dickinson (Janet); great nieces and nephews Caitlin Roemeling, Trent Martin, Cory Roemeling, Megan Martin, Jennifer Maxwell, Jason Wheeler, and twins Miles and Kelsey Dickinson; along with numerous extended family members and many friends. Special life time friends Colleen McGhehee and Kathy Carter.

She was preceded in death by father John R. Dickinson, and mother Ellen M. Dickinson.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Sept. 28, 2016

1955Shirley Dunn
1960 Submitted to website

1955Mildred Easterling
1999 Submitted to website

1955Joann Elberg
1984 Submitted to website

1955David L Engberg
1986 Submitted to website

1955John Henry Ennen
January 5, 1937 to June 8, 2006

John “Pete” Ennen was born on January 5, 1937, to Haskell and Pauline Ennen in Faye, Ok. Pete passed away with his wife by his side on June 8, 2006. The family moved to the Tri-Cities in 1948. He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1955 and was one of the first students to attend Columbia Basin College for two years. Pete’s working career spanned from 1959 through 1995. He worked mostly as a senior technician in many capacities. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Gail; daughters Tammy, Kelly, Lisa, Lori, Renee and Robbi; sons-in-law, Arthur, Mike, Tony, Mark, and Jerry; grandkids, Dustin, Candice, Jason, Taylor, Tanna, Erin, Christian, Kyle, Briton, Brandon and Samantha; great grandkids, Teddy, Austin and Maddy. Brother, Bill Ennen and his son Brian. Mueller’s Tri-Cities Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral service which will be held on Friday, June 16, 2006 at 1 p.m., 1401 S. Union in Kennewick and interment will be at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, June 15, 2006

1955Michael J Flynn
December 17, 2008

Michael James Flynn, 72, died peacefully in his sleep Dec. 17, after a lengthy illness.

Born in Seattle, Mike attended Kennewick HS, Western Washington College and U of W. He sang in the Immanuel Presbyterian Church choir for more than 30 years, served as an elected elder and deacon and chaired a Pastor Nominating Committee. He was a founding member of the Breakfast Optimist Club and a 23-year member of Tacoma Rotary 8.

Mike co-owned PM Mailing List Management and worked for MailMedia prior to his retirement in 1998. He especially enjoyed his classmates from the Kennewick HS class of '55 and served as their speaker for five class reunions. He treasured his two weeks on Kauai every few years. A self-taught organist, he was grateful for the gift of every day.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Pat; sons Michael (Jean) and Mark of Tacoma, and Kelly (Jennifer) of Boulder City, NV; Mark's partner Deanne Cordek, Caroline and Joshua; sister Kay Rich of Bellingham; grandchildren Michael, Max, Samantha, Alex, Kasey, Hayden, Sully, Sammy, Mattie and Jeddy; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Janet Barr and Francis X. Flynn.

The family expresses its gratitude to physicians who helped continue the miracle of his life over the past 17 years: James Billingsley, Paul Schneider, Neil Hannigan, and Michael Rome. Also, Franciscan Hospice staff for their kind and loving care. Special thanks to Pastor Dave Brown for his compassionate visits. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008 at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, N. 9th & J, Tacoma. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate remembrances to Immanuel Presbyterian Church or Franciscan Hospice, PO Box 1502, Tacoma, WA.
News Tribune (Tacoma) on 12/21/2008

1955Patricia Gehrke - Kuh
Patricia R. Kuh died peacefully in her home on February 3rd, 2017, at the age of 79. She was born on January 20th, 1938 in Hopkins, Minnesota, daughter of Martin Gehrke and Mary Gannon (Gehrke). She is predeceased by her grandparents, parents, and husband Delbert Kuh. She is survived by her son Mark J. Kidd and wife Marie, daughter Janis Kay Moeller and husband James, 3 grandchildren Joshua, Christopher, and Lucas, and 2 great grandchildren Caitlyn and Connor and various other relatives and extended family members.

She enjoyed all family, neighbors and friends, and acquaintances. She was giving, loving and caring to all she came in contact with, and supported many local and international charities. She especially loved giving to charities that helped children throughout the world. She collected a number of different things throughout her life including Bosson heads, Capodimonte, miniature shoes, purses, and hats, decorative eggs, carousel horses, Hummel’s and various antique glassware.

She was well traveled through Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico, Copenhagen, and most of the United States. She was an avid game player of varying types, especially Pinochle and Cribbage. A graduate from Kennewick High School, in the top 10% of her class, she had worked at Basin Surplus and United Finance in Kennewick, before accepting employment at the Tri-Cities Credit Bureau in Pasco as a clerical supervisor, she left there upon accepting employment at Battelle Northwest for a period of years until she retired. She has lived in the Tri-Cities for over 50 years and saw many changes as the area grew.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Feb. 12, 2017

1955Howard Gibbins
Submitted to website

1955Bev Gilbert - Stippich
March 3, 1937 to January 1, 2012

Beverly 'Bev' Stippich passed away at home peacefully with her family on Jan. 1, 2012. Bev was born in Pasco, WA, on March 3, 1937, the daughter of Leslie and Helen Gilbert.

Bev grew up in Kennewick, and was involved in many local activities. She loved school and was a member of a girls basketball team while attending Kennewick High School.

Bev had three children, Brett, Bradley and Bridget with Bill Nelson. Bev lived in Kennewick and later moved to Idaho where she was involved in various activities and organizations. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Silver Mining Corporation and for a consulting engineer company which she loved immensely. Bev was also involved with the American Cancer Society and was active in politics where she directed a large group of volunteers for various activities for Senator Steve Symms.

In 1990, Bev left Idaho and returned to Kennewick where she took courses and became an insurance agent. In 1991, Bev did volunteer work for the WAVE Career Association.

In the fall of 1992, she met Roy Stippich and married about a year later on Nov. 25, 1993. Their first commitment to each other was to enjoy life, love and travel. The first year included trips to Hawaii and the Washington and Oregon coasts. The next year was to buy a travel trailer and take some of the kids through Oregon, San Francisco, Sacramento, Disneyland, and San Diego. Bev also enjoyed many weekend trips to fish and just travel.

In 1998, Bev had an opportunity to buy an insurance agency in Monroe, Washington, where she and Roy moved. Bev's love for plants helped her to find a house that included over 100 rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, rose bushes and many other varieties. She enjoyed her greenhouse and had enormous success with all sorts of house plants as well as orchids. Bev was very successful in her business as she always had an ease in getting along with a wide variety of people and in making many friends.

In 2003, Bev and Roy traded in their travel trailer and bought a motor home for their first trip to Alaska. The need for a motor home was necessary to accommodate their six schnauzers as Bev loved her dogs. Over the next 81Ú2 years Bev, Roy and 6 dogs would travel over 50,000 miles throughout the western states. Bev enjoyed the ocean, rock hunting, fishing and travel and any adventure in loving life. Bev's last trip was a monthlong trip to Alaska and upon her return in August, she was diagnosed with cancer.

Bev is survived by her husband Roy; her mother Helen; her son Bradley and wife Cynthia; daughter Bridget and husband Darren; stepdaughter Meagan; stepson James; brother Gary and wife Sharon; brother Loren and wife Teri; and brother Kevin and wife Aleta; daughter-in-law Corlis; grandchildren: Quiana, Sean, Melanie, Jessica, Olivia, Christopher, Kyler, Mariah, Sasha, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. Beverly was preceded in death by her father Leslie, sister Marsha and son Brett.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 7, 2012, 2:00 p.m., at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick, with interment at Desert Lawn Memorial Park.
Tri-City Herald, January 5, 2012

1955Neil Hembree
1999 Submitted to website

1955Ruth Ann Hess
2000 Submitted to website

1955Glenn Hickman
2001 Submitted to website

1955Robert A Hollister
March 3, 1937 to January 28, 2007

Bob died unexpectedly Sunday, January 28th. Bob was born in Dana Point, CA to Ezra and Edith Hollister. The death of Bob's mother when he was twelve and the move of his family from California to Washington lead to Bob's need for self sufficiency. Following graduation from Kennewick High School, Bob received a mechanical engineering degree from Washington State University. Bob started his career as a real life rocket scientist with Hercules Power Company in Salt Lake City working on the Minute Man Missile. Bob moved to Vashon Island in 1968 where he lived until his death.
Bob leaves behind his beloved wife, Becky, his sister, Shari Everett, children, Patrick and Wayne Hollister, and Katie Myerson, and 5 grandchildren.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Bob's Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on February 10th at the Vashon Methodist Church.

1955Dalton House
Submitted to website

1955Don Jacobs
Dec 19, 2001 Submitted to website

1955Juletta Jesok - Van Dyke
February 25, 2012

Juletta J. VanDyke, 74, of Kennewick passed away Feb. 25 in Pasco.

Julie was born in St. Cloud, Minn., and lived in the Tri-Cities for 70 years. Julie graduated from Kennewick High School. Julie retired from Boise Cascade Container, due to health reasons, after 37 years working in the Customer Service Department.

Julie was always so thoughtful of others, never letting a special occasion pass without remembering them with a card or a call. She would never put herself first but always looked at helping others. Julie loved to do needlepoint, ceramics, and traveling with husband Cecil.

Julie was proceeded in death by her devoted husband Cecil VanDyke and is survived by her daughter Kathy Jay and grandchildren Jeremy and Abby Jay all of Kennewick, WA.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 14th at Season's Apartment Club House at 8180 W 4th Ave, Kennewick, WA from 5:30 - 8 p.m. Please join us in sharing memories.
Tri-City Herald, April 11, 2012

1955Clifford Johnson
1974 Submitted to website

1955Naomi Jones - Moore
Submitted to website

1955Harold Kehres
August 12, 1937 to September 7, 2007

Harold passed away on September 7, 2007 while hospitalized in Everett, WA. He was born in Deshler, Nebraska to Arthur and Elma Kehres. The family moved to Kennewick when he was 8 years old.
After graduation from Kennewick High School in 1955, he attended Columbia Basin College. He then moved to Renton, WA where he was employed by Boeing. He met his wife to be in Renton and was married in 1958.
He and his wife Lenore returned to the Tri Cities and purchased the Tasty Freeze Drive Inn located in Richland. They sold the Drive Inn after several years and returned to the Seattle area.
After retirement he lived in Arlington, WA.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lenore in 2001, after 43 years of marriage.
He is survived by his daughter and son in law Kim and Jim Delker, son and daughter in law Mark and Deanna Kehres. Four grandchildren and brother Larry.
Submitted to website by Larry Kehres, KHS Class of 1953

1955Jeanette Lechelt - Branson

Jeannette Lechelt Branson was born to Keith and Ruby Lechelt on April 23, 1937in Pasco, WA and died February 27, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She grew up in the Tri-Cities, graduating from Kennewick High School in 1955.

Her love of children led her to Seattle Pacific University where she shined as the leading lady in school plays, Homecoming Princess, class officer and participant of many volunteer activities, graduating with her teaching degree in 1959.
Jeannette was a teacher in Seattle in 1960 when she met her husband, Dave at Church. She cherished the memory of their first date, where he made her dinner to the swinging sounds of Dave Brubeck. They were married June 24, 1961. They wanted adventure before settling down so they flew to New York boarded the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth I to England, bought a little car, and from October to April explored Europe – all on $5 a day.

The following years brought fun, excitement, and three children in hippie-era Seattle. In 1975, the family bought an old farm house and moved to Kennewick. Jeannette loved having the acreage to garden, raise animals and ride her beloved horses. She continue to substitute teach.

When her husband, a child psychologist, moved into private practice, she joined him and they combined their knowledge and experience to help troubled children and their families – advocating for them in the school and justice systems. They retired in 2002.

Together Jeannette and Dave advanced their educations, reared three children and traveled. They were companions through ups and downs, fun and sadness. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2011. Jeannette was a lifelong learner and an adventurer. Traveling, having new experiences, and learning new things were an integral part of her life. Shen faced with a choice between spontaneous fun and duty, she always asked, “which will you remember in 20 years?”. Needless to say, this was the genesis of many great memories.

She was the driving force behind her family’s many wonderful vacations and adventures.

In later years, it wasn’t uncommon for her to show up in her Jeep Cherokee with her dog, Sadie, take the grandkids “off road” for a jaunt thorough the hills or by the river. She was a brave, intelligent, strong woman, a fierce defender of justice for all, and a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a pillar of strength, loyal to the end, and a role model for both young and old. She taught all who knew her the meaning of unconditional love.

Jeannette was, in a sense, “large than life,” and she leaves a void in so many hearts. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and son, Rob, and survived by daughters Melani and Jill; grandchildren K.C., Jessica, Aurora, Rub, and Jack. We can’t’ wait to meet her in Heaven, where she and Dave are undoubtedly rekindling their 50-year romance.

Published in Tri-City Herald on March 13, 2016

1955Max Leroy Lewis
September 3, 1937 to July 20, 2012

Max Leroy Lewis, 74, peacefully passed away July 20th, 2012 in Pasco, WA with his wife by his side.

He is survived by his wife Brooke; his sister Nola; daughters Gina, Debe, Rebecca and Britany; sons Chuck, Jay, Sean and Chad; and 19 grandchildren.

Max served in the United States Air Force as a Staff Sergeant from 1955 - 1971. In his younger years Max enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing with his family. Later on, one of his great passions was spending time working on computers. He would spend countless hours building and repairing computers or spending his time reading about them. Max worked for a time in the Forest Service, but spent most of his life as an educator. Early on in his teaching career he taught public school in Troy, MT, but for most of his career he taught inmates CAD at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, WA and the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe, WA.

Max was a family man and leaves behind many great memories for his family and friends. He had a goofy sense of humor that would either leave you looking at him curiously or shaking your head and laughing out loud. He was a very intelligent and analytical man and passed a long his strong belief in education to his children. He was also a very hard working man and instilled a strong work ethic in his kids.

Through his family and friends Max leaves behind a loving and lasting legacy. He was a good husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and an overall good man. He will be sorely missed and not soon forgotten.
Muellers Funeral Homes Website

1955Florence (Flo) McCoy - Marlow
August 15, 1936 to June 26, 2010

Florence Belle Marlow, 73, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2010.

Florence was born on August 15, 1936 in Mooreland, Oklahoma to Barney and Geneva McCoy. They moved to Washington in 1944, and she graduated from Kennewick High School in 1955.

Florence worked as an office clerk for Fluor Daniel Hanford until retiring. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Amaranth.

Florence is survived by her husband, Jack Marlow; brother Ben McCoy of Bakersfield, CA; sister Gene Tate; nephew Jay Tate both of Kennewick; and niece Candy De Good of Benton City.

Viewing will be Wednesday, June 30th, 2010, 3 to 8:00 p.m. at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick. Graveside services will be Thursday, July 1st, 10:00 a.m. at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, with members of the Eastern Star officiating.
Tri-City Herald, June 29, 2010

1955Roy Allan Miller
December 2003
Submitted to website

1955James Newcomb
1996 Submitted to website

1955Hope Oberle
2000 Submitted to website

1955Robert Oliver
submitted to website

1955Leon H Parnell
March 14, 1937 to March 31, 2007

Leon Harold Parnell was born on March 14, 1937, and died at home surrounded by his family on March 31, 2007, after battling cancer. Leon was born in Midwest, Wyoming; the 6th of 7 children of Harry and Alene Parnell. The family lived in Wapato and then settled in Kennewick.
Leon is a 1955 graduate of Kennewick High School, where he participated in sports and was known as 'Leo the Lion.' In 1958, Leon married Annette Verellen. Together they raised six children: Bill (Lily); Marc (Joni); Kelly (Boyd) Champion; Scott (Cindy); Tony; and Mike (Jessica).
Leon retired after 41 years with the Hanford Fire Department. He spent his free time attending his grandkids' sporting events and activities; fishing with his siblings and sons. He recently was presented an award from the Washington Officials Association for 'meritorious service to youth of Washington' in recognition of over 40 years of officiating.
He is survived by his wife, his children and their spouses, and his grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Shirley (Ray), Bob (Ruth), and Ted (Pat).

1955Huey Powell
1991 Submitted to website

1955Reo R Rake
December 12, 1936 to January 27, 2011

Reo R. Rake, age 74, of West Richland, passed away in Spokane on January 27, 2011, after a short battle with cancer. He is survived by his daughters; Amy Lettau of Kennewick, WA, Solara Rake of San Francisco, CA; grandchildren Autumn, Jasmine, Steffen and Bracken Lettau; and greatgranddaughter Jade Finger.

Reo was born December 12, 1936 in Woodinville, Washington. He joined the Marine Corps in 1955. He retired from Westinghouse after 25 years of service. He was an expert marksman. He enjoyed shooting, skeet and sailing. He was also an avid reader. He will be missed.

He will be inurned in Boardman, Oregon.
Tri-City Herald, January 30, 2011

1955Bill Renauld
1999 Submitted to website

1955Darlene Renauld
1955 Submitted to website

1955Gary R Rose
submitted to website

1955Richard Rose
1995 Submitted to website

1955Kenneth Rusch
1996 Submitted to website

1955Martha Schoenberger
1990 Submitted to website

1955Ann Scott - Gillespie
ANN LEE (SCOTT) GILLESPIE, 79 passed away July 2, 2017 at her home in Kennewick. She was born in Pasco, Washington to Lawrence and Bonnie (Brown) Scott on July 6, 1937 - she was just days shy of turning 80. July 4th was one of her favorite holidays, she loved everything red, white and blue - along with her stuffed Teddy bears. Ann grew up in Kenne-wick, graduating from Kennewick High School in 1955.

Ann was the second of four generations, most recently 2017, to be a Lion. In high school, Ann met her high school sweetheart, Lynn - his "saving grace". They married on March 1, 1958; 2018 would be their 60th Anniversary! Ann and Lynn began their family a few years later and welcomed two children, Scott and Sarah. Ann was a longtime member of PEO, an organization dear to her heart - she cherished all of the friendships she made along the way. Ann worked for Seattle First National Bank for nearly 20 years, followed by a short time with a local glass company. Ann then found her favorite work environment, ESD#123 in Pasco. Ann made wonderful, lifelong friends during her time before her health declined forcing her into retirement. During retirement, she and Lynn traveled across the county while Lynn played in competitive cribbage tournaments. She never played, but enjoyed the friends they traveled with and shopping during the tournaments. They traveled mostly along the West coast, but also ventured to Florida, Wisconsin, Missouri and Maine to name a few stops.

Scott has two daughters Ashley (Nathan) and Ember, Sarah has two sons Alexander and Zachary. Ann was a hands on grandma, who loved her grandchildren so very much and was recently blessed with her 3rd great-grandchild, her namesake - Annie joining siblings Quinn and Davis. She attended as many plays, band concerts, award ceremonies, softball, baseball and ice hockey games as possible. Whether attending events local, in Idaho, or even Montana, she never once complained of being too hot or too cold. She loved to watch them and was their biggest fan. Ann was preceded in death by her mother and father - Lawrence & Bonnie Scott, her infant brother James, along with many other loved family members. She is survived by her husband, who adored her most Lynn, her sister Cate Scott, son Scott, daughter Sarah and husband Chris Higley, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Published in Tri-City Herald from July 6 to July 7, 2017

1955Leo Bruce Showalter
December 19, 1937 to August 14, 2003

Bruce Showalter passed on after losing his battle with cancer. He served in the US Navy 1955-1958; He was a retired City of Kennewick Fireman and served 12 years on the Kennewick City Council, as well as 2 terms as Mayor of Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald August 17, 2003

1955Leah Rae Smith
1999 Submitted to website

1955Arlene Smith - Thompson
August 11, 1937 to February 22, 2012

Arlene, beloved mother, sister, aunt and friend, died peacefully in her home Wednesday, February 22, 2012.

Arlene was born August 11, 1937, at Our Lady Of Lourdes in Pasco, WA, to Henry and Edith Smith of the Horse Heaven Hills, where she was raised and attended Kennewick schools, graduating from KeHS in 1955.

She was Queen of the Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo in 1958, attended WSU, worked as a dental assistant and JA Jones for several years. She also owned and managed Midtown Plaza for 20 years.

Arlene's most important job, however, was being a homemaker and wonderful mom to her two children, whom she is survived by, Jill Jeppesen (Michael) and Ryan Thompson (Bobbi).

Arlene was proud of her heritage, and loved being an active participant in her community. She spent many years as an active member of P.E.O. and Locust Grove Home Circle, and was very involved with the Tri-Cities Cancer Center.

Arlene had many enjoyments in her life, spending time with family and friends (of which there are many), traveling, snow skiing, golf, gin rummy and bridge.

She is also survived by her sister Flo DeFeyter, her brother Wayne Smith, her nephew David DeFeyter, her niece Teresa Osterhaus and many other deeply loved and extended family members.
Tri-City Herald from February 25 & 26, 2012

1955Dick Sonderman

Charles Richard "Dick" Sonderman, 77, passed away peacefully, January 20, 2015 at Trios Hospital, Kennewick, WA, following an extended illness.

Dick, son of W.F. "Bud" Sonderman and Veronica Selch Sonderman, was born in Sunnyside, Washington January 29, 1937. They moved to Spokane where his brother, Carl, was born and his foster sister, Georgia Jones, joined the family.

In 1948 the family returned to Bud's hometown of Kennewick, Washington. Dick had fond memories of neighborhood friends. In school he enjoyed playing football and basketball. Had he not joined the Marine Corps in 1954, he would have graduated with KHS Class of '55. After his honorable discharge in 1957, he went to work for his father at Twin City Produce.

In the summer of 1957 he met Jacque Nielsen. They were married December 28, 1957 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Dick was overjoyed with the birth of his daughters, Cami in 1959 and Darci in 1962. He was incredibly proud of the women they became.

After his father's death in 1964, Dick took over the family produce business and moved his young family to the 1910 Sonderman homestead west of Kennewick.

In 1966 Dick was injured in a motorcycle accident which eventually resulted in the amputation of his left leg. No longer able to manage his business, he found work as a car salesman. He sold cars at a number of dealerships over the years, moving into general management positions. He retired in 1999.

Dick lived for the outdoors! Hunting, fishing, boating, gold mining, and photography were his favorite things to do, including a year as a fishing guide. Accompanying him on his adventures over the years were his beloved dogs-Rocky, Pepper, Gunner, Dingo, Buck, and lastly, G.G. aka Hunter. His lifelong dream was to live in a log cabin. In 1999 Dick and Jacque moved to a log cabin he designed and had built in the Blue Mountains north of Dayton, WA. Here, they enjoyed hosting family and friends-especially, the annual 4th of July picnics. Due to Dick's health problems, they returned to Kennewick in 2012.

Dick loved building memories with his grandchildren: time at "Grandpa's Mountain" gold mining, fly fishing, target shooting, riding the four-wheeler and trips to the beach. Each grandson fondly remembers special one-on-one Wednesdays with Grandpa.

Dick was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Karen Sonderman; sister and brother-in-law Georgia and Cal Buckenburger, brother-in-law Sid Foreman and granddaughter Sarah Hanson.

He is survived by wife, Jacque of Kennewick, WA; daughters Cami Hanson of Spokane, WA; Darci (Dave) Mitcham of Kennewick, WA; grandchildren Tyler Hanson of Hidden Meadows, CA; Jared Hanson of Kennewick, WA; Jacob Hanson of Spokane, WA; Grant Hanson of Spokane, WA; Brandon Mitcham of Scottsdale, AZ; Krystal (Kyle) Corbaley and great-grandchildren Michael and Lily of Waianae, HI. He is also survived by in-laws: Bob (Eve) Nielsen of Federal Way, WA; Jane Foreman of Richland, WA; Mary (Steve) Joy of Wenatchee, WA; Tom (Pat Campbell) Nielsen of Port Gamble, WA; Jonna (Rich) Crow of Mercer Island, WA; Melanie (Tris) McCall of Bend, OR-- and many, many loved nieces, nephews and cousins.

Published in Tri-City Herald from Jan. 25 to Jan. 27, 2015

1955Bob Stock
1995 Submitted to website

1955Ronald M Strait
November 26, 1936 to July 9, 2012

On July 9, 2012, our father, brother, grandfather and friend Ronald M. Strait went home. Ron was born November 26th 1936 in Boise, Idaho, to Francis A. and Merion G. Strait. Ron's family moved to the Tri-Cities in 1948.

Ron graduated from Kennewick High in 1955.

He married Mildred P. Poorman October 31, 1957. They had five (5) children, Ronald G. Strait, Sandra Lee Raines, Raymond J. Strait, Arleen Dee Engram, and Darleen B. Strait.

Ron worked as an electrician for IBEW 112 for fifty years. He worked all over the United States on projects from dams to nuclear plants. Ron was a Ham radio operator and a great love of Ron's life was anything electric. As his end approached, he was surrounded by family and friends.

Preceding him in death were Ron's parents, Francis A. and Merion G. Strait, his sister Jerri Ann (Shankand) Strait, and his daughter Darleen Bee Strait.

Ron leaves behind his brothers Jack J. Strait and Steve Strait. He is survived by his children and their families, Ronald G. Strait, Sandra L. (Strait) Raines, Raymond J. Strait and Arleen D. (Strait) Ingraham. Ron has many (10) grandchildren and (6) great-grandchildren.
Tri-City Herald, July 30, 2012

1955Ken Suhr
1958 Submitted to website

1955Sadie Temple - Rickman
March 27, 2004
Submitted to website by Gene Baum

1955Pat Trowbridge - Wagner
March 16, 1937 to December 17, 2010

Patricia Gail Wagner, 73, passed away peacefully on December 17th, 2010, at The Hospice House in Kennewick surrounded by her family.

On March 16, 1937 Pat was born in Bend, Oregon to Roy and Leora Trowbridge. Her family moved to the Tri-City area when she was in grade school. She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1955 – it was there she met her future husband of over 30 years, Jerry Wagner. Though Pat and Jerry eventually divorced, they remained close friends until his death in 1996.

Pat had a passion for interior design and worked as Bridal Consultant/Sales Associate in the Fine China department of The Bon Marche (Macys) in Kennewick for over twenty five years. Friends, coworkers and all who knew Pat will remember her as a very warm, genuine, beautifully elegant lady.

To her family Pat was a source of quiet strength and determination - doing whatever needed to be done graciously and without complaint. For years she cared for Jerry and her own mother, Leora, as they dealt with chronic health problems. In the 1980's, while working full time and caring for her family, she fought her own battle with breast cancer and beat it - twice. In 2001, Pat was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and her independence slowly faded, giving her children the opportunity to help care for her. To the end, Pat never lost the ability to love, to laugh, or to dance. She cared for others long after she had lost the ability to care for herself.

Family and friends will especially remember Pat for her unconditional love and fiercely loyal friendships. Her penchant for good music, interesting books and her love of gardening will live on through her family.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Leora Trowbridge of Kennewick, WA, her brother Kenneth Trowbridge of Kennewick, WA and her half-sister Betty Donsbaugh of Whitefish, MT.

She is survived by her half-brother Keith Lewellen of Everett, WA, half-sister Delores Edgington of CA; her children Michael (Sabina) Wagner of Berlin, Germany, Kim (Greg) Frodel of Pasco, WA, Marc (Kris) Wagner of Kennewick and Lisa (Matt) Larson of Kennewick, WA; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 1pm on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street in Kennewick, WA. There will be a reception immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House in Kennewick or the NW Alzheimer's Association are appreciated.

Heartfelt thanks to the caregivers at Callaway Gardens in Kennewick and the caring staff at the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House for their incredible help and support.
December 21, 2010

1955Joe Alvin Vaughn
submitted to website

1955Linda Williams - Freiss
March 3, 1937 to January 17, 2002
Submitted to website

1956James Adams
August 17, 1937 to November 27, 2007

James A. Adams, loving brother of Joyce Adams Shea, loving father of James R. Adams, loving father-in-law to Eiko Adams and grandfather to Jonathan, Jenny & Aaron, passed away on Tuesday evening, November 27th, at Kennewick General Hospital, at the age of 70, surrounded by loving family & friends.
He was born on August 17, 1937, in Kellogg, Idaho, to James R. Adams and Alice A. Adams. He was preceded in death by both parents, father, 1983, mother, 2001 & best friend Merton Corcoran.
He graduated from Kennewick High in 1956 & excelled in gymnastics and was also active in the Civil Air Patrol.
Jim made friends with everyone he met and was so proud of his son and grandkids!
He really enjoyed tinkering with cars. He really enjoyed spending time with all his family & was a great brother to his sister, Joyce; also classmates, neighbors & all his friends at Dennys!
Tri-City Herald, December 2, 2007

1956Tony Arbes
April 10, 1957
Submitted to website

1956Mike Beirley
March 26, 2004

Michael John Beirley, 66, of Battle Ground, died March 26 in Vancouver. He was born in Eureka, Montana, and lived in the Tri-Cities from 1943 to 1975. He was a retired lumber worker.
Tri-City Herald April 15, 2004

1956Janice Benham - Swain
August 3, 2002
Submitted to website

1956Duane Bernhardt
October 16, 2002
Submitted to website

1956Robert Bond
Submitted to website

1956Wayne Brewder
In Loving Memory Oct. 15, 2014

1956Wallace Burden
March 31, 1998
Submitted to website

1956Donald Carlton
April 9, 1997
Submitted to website

1956Shirley Chapman - Rathbone
January 24, 2002
Submitted to website

1956Ronald Chastain
Submitted to website

1956Edgar "Ed" Christensen
In Loving Memory October 10, 1997

1956Chester Compton
August 18, 1993
Submitted to website

1956Roger Conrad
August 24, 1969
Submitted to website

1956Joy Cooper - Miller
JOY MILLER Mueller's Chapel of the Falls On July 25, our family lost our leader; she was a great wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and neighbor. Joy Miller departed this world, leaving the pain and frustration she had experienced over the past three years, due to several strokes and complications of her medical status. She is now in a far better place, with no pain, no problems, no tears. And we miss her.

Joy was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Delpha Bea and Cregg Cooper on November 3, 1938, living there until the family moved to Washington. She attended Kennewick schools, graduating from Kennewick High School in 1956, then on to Columbia Basin College. While working at the Mid-Columbia Library (in downtown Kennewick, adjacent to the fire station), Joy met and married John Osborne.

Later they moved to Dallas, Texas for several years, where their third child was born. Joy and the children moved back to the Tri-Cities in April 1986 and started life anew. At a class reunion, she met Mike Miller, a childhood friend and former classmate, and they renewed the old friendship and discovered it was much more than they ever knew.

They were married on Christmas day, and were happy together for the next 30 years, ended only by her passing.

Joy is survived by her loving husband, Mike, daughter Lynda Osborne, sons John Osborne and Alan (Nikki) Osborne, stepsons Michael and Evan Miller, brother Gerald W. (Laura) Cooper, 13 grandchildren and great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Bea and Cregg, and a brother, John Cooper.

Say I'm weary, say I'm sad; Say that health and wealth have missed me, Say I'm growing old, but add, Joy kissed me.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Aug. 26, 2016

1956Alice Dare - Cook
In Loving Memory March 25, 2014

1956Jack Eby
July 2, 2002
Submitted to website

1956Jim Ford
Deceased May 22, 2005

1956Cynthia Fox - Mulford
In Loving Memory Dec. 18, 2012

1956Roland Franks
July 7, 1999
Submitted to website

1956Sheilah George - Remberger
In Loving Memory November 25, 2013

1956Carmen Glendenning - Graves
January 5, 2006
Submitted to website

1956Fred Hamilton
In Loving Memory September 14, 2014

Fred Leroy Hamilton, 77, of Kennewick, died Sept. 14 in Kennewick.

He was born in Lead, S.D., and lived in the Tri-Cities for 70 years.

He was a retired signalman on the railroad.

Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, Kennewick, is in charge of arrangements.

1956Robert Haney
In Loving Memory October 13, 1997 Tacoma, WA

1956Sam Harvey
July 30, 1938 to April 6, 2008

Sam Harvey, 69, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2008, doing what he loved most, snowmobiling on the West Fork of the Madison River.
Sam was born in Helena on July 30, 1938, to Helen (Ring) and Fred Harvey. Soon after his birth, the family moved to Belgrade until Sam reached the age of 8 when they relocated to Kennewick, Wash. He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1956, and moved to Bozeman the same year.
Sam met the love of his life, then Sharon Fraser, in 1956, and married her in 1960. Throughout their 47 years of marriage, Sam and Sharon were great
adventurers, never idle, exploring Europe, Mexico, and much of the United States.
Sam was employed in the construction industry his entire adult life, working as a general contractor and from 1977 until his death, as a master plumbing
He served on multiple local boards and community groups such as GVSA (Gallatin Valley Snowmobile Association), Oversnow Access, Blue Ribbon
Coalition, Montana Snowmobile Association, and Citizens for a Balanced Use, all to promote public recreational access on public lands.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Harvey and father, Fred Harvey; sisters, Betty Gates and Wally Pinczes; and brother, Sonny.
Sam is survived by his wife, Sharon; son, Bob Harvey (Chere LeClair); daughter, Shanna (Tracy) Frieling; his 2 grandchildren; sisters, Francis Lee of Wasila, Alaska; Freda Inlow of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Doris Ward of Miles City, Ethie Brothwell and Elinor Pinczes of Bozeman; brothers, Tom Harvey of Belgrade, Richard Harvey of Bozeman; and many beloved relatives and friends.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Broken Hart Ranch south of Gallatin Gateway.

1956Delores Haugen - Bold
In loving memory, Nov 3, 2013
Delores (Dee) Bold passed away on Nov 3rd, 2013 at Harbor View medical center in Seattle, Wa. She is now at peace and with the love of her life Robert (Bob) Bold in heaven. Dee was born in Bottineau, North Dakota on Nov 17th, 1937 to Joe and Evelyn Haugen. Dee was raised in Kennewick, Wa. where she graduated from Kennewick High School in 1956. She met Bob Bold and married him on July 20th, 1955, Bob and Dee shared 51 wonderful years together.Bob and Dee left behind 3 children: Tana and husband John Wyrick, Mike and wife Ines Bold, and Jeff Bold They were blessed with 6 grandchildren; Tawny Scully, Bob Nelson, Sonya Wyrick, Amanda Wyrick, Jakob Bold and Faith Bold. Grandma Dee was also blessed with 5 great-grandchildren, Mason, Taylor and Eli Scully, Kaden Millward and Roman Jubie.Dee was a hair stylist for over 30 years and a co-owner of Your Majesty's and Today's Hair Designs in Kennewick until she retired. Dee was an avid golfer and a long time member of Tri-City Country Club. She also loved to gamble and 9 times out of 10, Lady Luck was on her side.Dee was a loyal friend to many and the matriarch of the Bold family. She was feisty and outspoken and loved by many. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends but we are comforted knowing she is now with Bob who she has missed so badly for the past 7 years. Rest in peace Mom, give Dad a big hug for us and know you will be greatly missed. A celebration of life will be held at Tri-City Country Club on Sunday Nov. 17 from 1 - 3 PM. All friends of Dee are welcome to join us in remembering and honoring this wonderful woman.

1956Shirley Hetherington - Brown
March 23,1938 to September 22, 2010

Passed away on September 22, 2010 after a heart-related problem. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 51 years, Larry, her son Randy (Karin) Brown, daughter Lori (Brian) Sawyer, grand- children Katie (Tyler) Brogna, Chari Brown, Shiloh Sawyer, Nick (Kacy) Lewis, great grandchildren Hannah and Allison Lewis, sister Vicki (Bruce) Ransier, in-law's Bill and Bess Brown, Frances Wood, Margaret Gray and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Shirley grew up in Kennewick, Washington and after graduating from high school went on to attend Central Washington University and Columbia Basin College. She met Larry while in college and they were married in 1959. They settled in Spokane raising their children.

Besides being a devoted wife, mother and grandma, Shirley also worked outside the home during the 1960's and 70's in the computer department of Holy Family Hospital and then later served as the secretary of the Spokane Metro Softball Association before retiring in 1987 when Larry's job with the BNRR was transferred to Havre, Montana. They resided in Havre for five years and then jumped at the chance to transfer back to Washington State where they resided in Edmonds for another five years and then transferred back to Spokane in 1988 for retirement.

Shirley enjoyed reading, gospel music, working on the computer, home interior decorating, craft projects and working with silk flowers. She created numerous seasonal arrangements through the years for family and friends. She also loved baking and decorating her seasonal holiday cookies.

Larry and Shirley were avid sports fans and followed the Mariners, Seahawks, Huskies, Gonzaga and Washington State basketball games. Shirley was a devoted WSU "Cougar" football fan. She bowled with Larry in several mixed double leagues through the years and they both enjoyed entering tournaments especially during the five long years they lived in Montana. Larry and Shirley always enjoyed their grandchildren's visits and would tell them that they added just the right amount of "spice" to their contended retired life. Shirley enjoyed her shopping escapades with her granddaughters.

For years Larry and Shirley coped together with the frustration and unpredictable effects of her autoimmune disease. She was a woman of deep faith and a devoted wife, mom and grandma and will be dearly missed by all of those whose lives she touched during her earthly walk and now she is pain free!

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday October 2, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Hennessey Funeral Home, 2203 N. Division, Spokane. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Salvation Army P.O. Box 9108 Spokane, WA 99209.
Tri-City Herald, September 29, 2010

1956Charles F Husted
February 22, 2004
Submitted to website

1956Sanda Jacobsen - Crawford
In Loving Memory November 17, 2014

1956Charles W Johnson
August 5, 2000
Submitted to website

1956Elizabeth (Betty) Johnson - Witmer
November 17, 2005
Submitted to website

1956Gail R Jones
In Loving Memory January 25, 2015

1956John R Jonker
In Loving Memory February 27, 2015

1956Darrell E Kennedy
In Loving Memory April 4, 2014

1956Glenn Lee
In Loving Memory April 25, 2016

1956Beverly Lewis - Hay
In Loving Memory January 2014

1956Laurene Lindahl - Hatton
In Loving Memory Jan 8, 1998

1956Robert Lukson
June 8, 2003
Submitted to website

1956Donna Lundgren - Sabin
Submitted to website

1956Frances Marsh
In Loving Memory March 5, 2014

1956James E Maynard
April 16, 1938 to June 23, 2008

In loving memory, James Edward Maynard, born April 16, 1938 passed away Monday, June 23, 2008 at his home in Langely.
Jim was a loving and devoted father and friend to all who knew him.
He is survived by his five children; Dave Maynard, Dale Maynard, Dan Maynard, Megan Taylor and Melissa Roan.
A service will be held at Jim’s home, located at 5751 Kramer Road, Langley, at 1 p.m. Friday, June 27.

1956Judy Meier - Tschauner
May 2, 2006
Submitted to website

1956Robert Miller
In Loving Memory March 11, 2015

1956Ronald Mills
April 14, 1937 to April 1, 2010

Ronald "Ron" Mills went home on April 1, 2010. He was welcomed to his eternal home by his Heavenly Father and happily rejoined his father, William, mother, Elda, brother, Bob, and other family and friends who have gone before. What a joyful reunion this will be!

Ron was born October 14, 1937 in Pasco and lived his entire life in the Tri-Cities.

He leaves behind his wife, Radine; daughter, Julie and her family John, Drew and Josh; sisters, Loretta and Karen; brother, Wilbert; and many loving and devoted nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 6th, 2010, 2:00pm, at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick
Tri-City Herald, April 5, 2010

1956Joann Miracle - Callow
October 6, 1997
Submitted to website

1956Thomas Morgan
February 7, 2000
Submitted to website

1956Beth Morrison - Blowers
In Loving Memory
“Beth” Morrison Blowers

On December 30, 2013, Beth peacefully passed away and was reunited in heaven with her father and mother, Fay and Doris Morrison. She was born on January 4, 1938, in Mitchell, NE and grew up in Washington State. After graduating from Kennewick High School, she moved to Tacoma. Beth had a knack for working with numbers and was a talented bookkeeper for many years. She enjoyed boating, golfing, cross stitching and sewing before rheumatoid arthritis crippled her hands. Beth was a pet lover, an avid reader, and a huge Seattle Mariner/Seahawks' fan. Beth is survived by two sons, Steve, and Gary (Sally) Blowers, daughter Pam Gores, 5 grandchildren, brother Ken Morrison, and sisters Coleen Samuelson and Cheryl Osborn. A family memorial is being planned in Beth's honor.

1956Johnny Mowery
1937 to August 30, 2010

John Mowery passed away at the age of 72 on Monday, August 30th, 2010, at home with his family.

Born in 1937, he was raised on an orchard in Kennewick and is a Kennewick Lion, Class of 1956. He and his wife Judith raised their two kids, Eric and Elaine, on a small farm out on Harrington Road outside of West Richland. On weekends, if the family wasn't out gardening, they were somewhere between Lake Louise and Yellowstone, hiking, fishing and canoeing.

He was a mechanical engineer from WSU and worked out in the Hanford Area most of his career. Retiring early from WPPSS, they moved camp to Camano Island for five years, where they were quite active gardening, hiking and volunteering with the state park. John still used his canoe there, paddling out into the bay to set his crab pots. Next they headed to Wenatchee for five years, having always loved the beauty of the east slope of the Cascades. It was in their final year there that he began to feel the long term effects of juvenile diabetes. They headed back to the west side near Olympia these last 6 years. Realizing this summer that he couldn't enjoy gardening anymore, he bravely decided to enter hospice at home and ended two years of dialysis and stopped insulin. 3 days of laughter, stories and slide shows ensued, and he ate foods he couldn't eat for decades. Of note was the half gallon of Rocky Road ice cream and the tub of potato salad he put away with a smile. The remaining 3 days he was cared for by his wife and children around the clock.

An avid outdoorsman and fly fisherman, in lieu of flowers, please take your family for a hike or go fishing. Send donations to the American Diabetes Association . At his request there will be no services. That said, friends and family are invited for a short hike along the Icicle Creek (north of Leavenworth), to one of his favorite spots, on October 2nd. Details: ericmowery@ yahoo.com
Tri-City Herald, September 5, 2010

1956Barbara Nolan - Doyle
Submitted to website

1956Cherry O'Bannon - Brand
May 1, 2002

1956Bill C Pope
April 2007

1956Robert Rau
August 20, 1995
Submitted to website

1956Marilyn Redden - Eaton
In Loving Memory
October 22, 1938 - March 23, 2015

Marilyn J. Eaton of Mountlake Terrace, Washington passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on March 23, 2015. She was 76 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband Ron Eaton, son Randy Eaton, and daughter-in-law René Eaton. She is survived by her daughter Debbi Kessler, son-in-law Jim Kessler, son Ken Eaton, daughter-in-law Debbie Eaton, sister Sondra Dailey, brother Ron Redden, three grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Marilyn worked at John A. Fluke Manufacturing for almost 26 years, retiring in 1998. She was happiest when she was surrounded by family and friends. Whether it was hosting holiday meals, playing cards, or camping, she always cherished the time she spent with those she loved. She was a life-long sports fan, from the professionals down to the little kids, and could always be counted on to know how her Seattle sports teams were fairing. She was a firm believer in the power of 12!

Services will be held at Abbey View Memorial Park on Sunday, March 29 at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that a donation be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, one of Marilyn’s favorite charities.

1956Ronald Reymore
In Loving Memory February 6, 2013

1956Ulyess Grant Rowlette
June 12, 1937 to June 29, 1996
Submitted to website

1956Elda Rube - Scott
July 30, 1988
Submitted to website

1956Marjorie Shults - Lawrence
In Loving Memory December 23, 2016
Marjorie A. Lawrence, 81, of Chester, Illinois passes away peacefully on December 23, 2016. Her husband, Charles "Chuck" Lawrence passed away shortly after on December 25, 2016. She was born to the late Floyd Wilbur and Sarah Ruth (Rand) Shults on November 2, 1935 in Ong, Nebraska. She moved to Kennewick, WA. and graduated Kennewick High School in 1956. She married Charles Lawrence on November 22, 1956 in Kennewick, WA. She is survived by her son, Kelly (Cheri) Lawrence of Tacoma, WA; Brother Roland Shults of Kennewick, WA; 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Jan. 8, 2017

1956Melba Smith - Brosius
February 18, 1994
Submitted to website

1956Louise Stanley - Long
In Loving Memory September 10, 2016

1956Eleanor Stanley - Rhodes
December 24, 2000
Submitted to website

1956Verl Steel
May 17, 1937 to May 30, 2008

Verl Leroy Steel of Kennewick passed away on May 30, 2008, in Kennewick, WA.
He was born on May 17, 1937, in Spokane, Washington.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2008, at 3:30 p.m. in the Veteran's Section of Desert Lawn Memorial Park at 10th Avenue and Union Street in Kennewick.

1956Carl Strahsburg
October 1, 1998
Submitted to website

1956Wesley Strong
January 25, 1935 to August 24, 1998
Submitted to website

1956Shirley Taylor
March 22, 1997
Submitted to website

1956Sonia Thomas - Youngs
September 27, 1938 to August 25, 2008

Sonia Roiene Youngs, 69, of Richland, WA went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 25, 2008 at Kadlec Medical Center. She was born on September 27, 1938 in Yakima, WA to Joseph and Lydia Thomas.
Sonia met her future husband Dallas Lee Youngs while attending Kennewick High School and lived in the Tri-City area for 60 years. After high school she graduated from Columbia Basin College with her AA. Sonia retired from Westinghouse Hanford. She attended Bethel regularly and was part of the Beta Sigma Phi Society.
Sonia is survived by her daughters, Melanie (Greg Seidel) and Belinda (Jeff Records) both of Richland. She is also survived by her grandchildren Nicholas Meador, Amber Holland and Rina and Kaylinn Records. Her sister Arna Zook of Bellevue and brothers John and Gene Thomas of Yakima and Kennewick, plus numerous loving extended family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband Dallas Lee Youngs, father Joseph, mom Lydia and her sister Gloria.
A graveside service will take place on Saturday August 30, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland. A visitation will be held on Friday August 29, 2008 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Einan's Funeral Home in Richland.
Tri-City Herald, August 28, 2008

1956Delores Thompson - Mangum
In loving memory

1956Michael D Tipton
August 22, 2007

1956Richard Warnock
Submitted to website

1956James White
October 1, 1991
Submitted to website

1956Loren R. Wittrock
March 31, 1938 to November 2, 2010

Loren R. Wittrock, 72, of Clark Fork, Idaho, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Coffelt Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in Heron Cemetery in Heron, Mont.

The family suggests memorials to the Clark Fork Valley Ambulance, P.O. Box 464, Clark Fork, ID 83811.

Loren was born March 31, 1938, in Sioux, Falls, S.D., the son of Ralph and Margaret Wittrock. At an early age he moved with his family to Nevis, Minn., where he received his early elementary education. He later lived in Kennewick Wash through his junior year of high school, and then returned to Sioux Falls, where he graduated high school.

Loren began his working career at Boeing in Seattle. He became a teamster while in Seattle, later working for many years as a truck driver on road and dam construction. At the time of his retirement he was a member of the Spokane Teamsters Local 690.

He was married to Pamela VanDerhoff on Dec. 23, 1981. They moved to Clark Fork in 1992, where he has since resided.

Loren was an avid hunter spending many seasons in the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana, an enthusiastic fisherman, and horseman.

In retirement he raised Black Angus cattle. He also took satisfaction in achieving 30 years of sobriety in AA.

Loren is survived by his wife Pamela of Clark Fork; four children, David of Washington, LeeRoy of Illinois, Linda Kingsbury of California and Eric of Montana; a sister, Carol Curtis of Kalispell, Mont.; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Coffelt Funeral Service of Sandpoint.

1956Russell Woodall
April 14, 2000

1956Dallas Youngs
December 27, 1938 to October 15, 1989

1957Lewis Abernathy
Dec 2014

1957Pat Bates

Pat Bates "Bugs" transferred from St. Patricks HS in Walla Walla. While at KHS he joined Art Club, Chorus,Student Council, Varsity, Student Patrol, Thespians, Football, Gymnastics, Intramurals and Vice Pres senior year.

1957Jim Berger
Submitted to website

1957Marlene Berry

Marlene Berry "Mickie" was in chorus her junior year.

1957Jacque Bishop

Jackie joined GAA in her junior year.

1957Richard C. Blair

1957Marjo Block - Cooper
February 6, 1939 to April 12, 2006

Marjo passed into eternal life on 4-12-06, surrounded by family. She was born in Verdigree, NE on 2-6-39, the sixth child of Josephine and Willie Block. She lived in Kennewick most of her life raising two daughters, and retired from the Dept. of L&I in 1996. “Gram Cracker” greatly loved and enjoyed her grandchildren “The Animal Crackers” and attended their various activities. She loved to read, cook and garden, and shared her knowledge with others. Mom was a unique, “outside the box” woman and we are proud to have known and loved her. She leaves behind daughter, Julie Blankenship of NJ, and Barb Moore of Kennewick; granddaughters Ashlyn, Kara and Jessa Moore, Kelsey Marjo and Cliff Ray of Wallula; and great-granddaughters Cecelia and Essa Ray. Gramma’s joy will be felt when her great-grandson’s Alex and Austin Ray join our family in August. Marjo is also survived by sisters Marguerite and Bob Rosson of Kennewick; Lavonne and Austin Anderson of Kennewick; Marilyn and Jamie Jamieson of Yakima; and brothers, Roland and Louise of Spokane; Roger and Gerry of Merced, CA; Richard of Antioch, Cal and Rodney and Tami Block of Richland; and many nieces and nephews and lifelong friends. There will be no service at her request. We invite friends and family to a celebration of Marjo’s life with laughter and memories on 4-22-06 at 10 a.m., First Christian Church, 1921 S. Olympia, Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald April 19, 2006

1957Monty Bloxton
Dec 2013

1957Barry Brown
June 23, 1939 to March 1980
submitted to website

1957Gene Bunnell

1957Jim Burger
submitted to website

1957Ann Campbell - Noel
1939 to April 10, 1997

Ann Campbell Nolan had three children, Matt, Ryan and Katy and two grand-children. Bob and Ann were married 30 years.

1957Harold Carpenter
May 10, 1939 to February 25, 2004

Harold passed away from cancer in Tucson, Arizona. He served in the Army from 1961-1963 in Stuggart, Germany. He worked in the airline industry for 43 years, retiring in 2001. He leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life, wife Ingrid, daughter Noni, son Mike, sisters Collene, and Vicki, grandchildren, Ryan, Ashley, one step-grandson Alex, and 1 great grandson.
Tri-City Herald February 2004
Submitted by sister Vicky Carpenter-Crosby (KHS 1960)

1957Jim Carson
October 2006

1957Brent Christensen

1957Carl Cleavenger
December 18, 1938 to September 28, 1993
submitted to website

1957Karen Cloyd

1957Billie Jo Commings - Boyd
December 16, 1937 to May 28, 2011

Billie Jo Boyd departed from this life May 28, 2011, knowing she was greatly loved by her Lord and family. She was born December 16, 1937, in Spokane, Washington. She was the daughter of William and Clara Cummins. After moving to Seattle, the family moved to Kennewick in the 1940s. Billie graduated from Kennewick High School in 1957.

Billie married Ellis Boyd in 1958 and had four children: Kathy, Alesia, Jeffery, and Jayson. She was a housewife but worked occasionally in canneries to provide extra income for the family. After her divorce, she worked at Lamb Weston full time.

After her retirement, she did volunteer work as a Senior Companion, transporting seniors to doctor appointments, etc. She was also involved with singing with seniors from the local senior center. They performed at various nursing and retirement homes in the Tri-Cities.

Billie's health declined, preventing her from working in the Senior Companion program or singing with the seniors. However she was always fond of singing. The one trait that Billie will always be remembered for was her generosity and love for her children and grandchildren. She was often told she was generous to a fault.

Billie was preceded in death by her father, mother, and two sisters. She is survived by her four children and eight grandchildren.

Memorials can be given to the Senior Companion Program and Meals on Wheels.

A gathering for friends and family will be held at 3304 Chardonnay Drive in Pasco on June 4, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Tri-City Herald, June 1, 2011

1957Ed Dale
Passed away 2009

1957Don Deasy
December 27, 1938 to January 30, 2007

Don's life began in Yakima, WA. His father's banking career required moves to many communities in Eastern WA. In each town, Don's outgoing and genuine personality attracted many friends that remained throghout his life. His favorite"hometown" was Quincy where the loyal "Jackrabbits" participated in school government,sports and drama. He learned a lot about having fun, a skill that he brought to all of his future activities. Don believed that his work ethic, determinatioon, and communicatioon skills were products of life in a small towns and the examples set by his parents, Wayne and Louise Deasy.
Don lived in Bellevue, WA

1957Marla Fields - Duke
October 2, 1938 to January 7, 2004

Marla transferred from Col Hi Richland, she was a cherished member of the reunion committee.

1957Lester Finkbeiner
Lester John Arnold Finkbeiner, 71, of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, died Dec. 14 in Baltimore, Md.

He was born in Toledo, Ore., and lived in Kennewick for many years before becoming a missionary.

He was a missionary in Mexico, Central America, South America and Africa.

He donated his body for research at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
Tri-City Herald Death Notice, December 18, 2010

1957Harold Foden
September 5, 1938 to September 28, 1999
submitted to website

1957Paul Garst
submitted to website

1957Howard Gerards
Dec 2014

1957Gloria Hack - Fishburn
October 16, 1939 to April 21, 2006

1957Morris Hall
1939 to April 10, 2007

1957Larry Hastings
September 3, 1938 to December 3, 2000

1957Arnie Hendrickson
1939 to August 18, 1984

Arnie Hendrickson was born in Missouli Montana. He moved to Kennewick in 1943. He was self employeed as a woodworker. In 1976 he opened Riverside Interiors. He leaves a brother Doug, sister Julie and his father.

1957Jared Lynn Hicks
July 21, 2007

Jared Lynn Hicks 68, of Dayton, Washington, died July 21 in Dayton.
He was born in Santa Buena Ventura, Ventura City, California. Went to Ridgeway Military School in Woodland Hills, CA. Attended Kennewick High School Class of 1957. Joined U.S. Air Force on May 20, 1956 Honorable discharged May 29, 1959. UPRR as a lineman then to NPRR as Telegrapher while mergas BNRR.
Dad had four children Tracey, Joel Scott, Donald Ray, and Jill Lorraine. He had eight grandchildren. Tnx and 10-4

1957David Holmes
August 11, 1990

David Holmes worked at Desert Hills middle school. He passed away August 11, 1990 at the age of 52.

1957Joyce Houtrow - Goodwin
Joyce Elaine Goodwin, 76, of Eltopia, WA died on May 12, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born to parents Otto and Beatrice Houtrouw on September 13, 1939 in Grand Coulee, WA.

Joyce moved to the Tri-Cities in 1948 and graduated from Kennewick High School. She married Verl Goodwin on November 28, 1958. She began working for GE out of high school, transferred to Westinghouse Hanford, and eventually retired as a Human Resource Specialist in 1996. Joyce was a lifelong horsewoman. She loved horses and had a good eye for bloodlines, athleticism, and talented horses. If Joyce said you should get a horse, you probably should. She loved horse races, reading and a good black jack table.

She was always her kid’s biggest fan and seldom missed an opportunity to watch her kids and grandkids compete in all of their activities.

Joyce had a heart of gold and loved her family and friends. She is survived by her husband Verl, daughter Lisa Betz (Troy), son Scott Goodwin (Jeana), Sister Norma Hargrove, Brother Jim Houtrouw, grandchildren Taylor, Blake and JayCee. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Published in the Tri-City Herald on May 20, 2016

1957Gloria Husk - Showalter
Gloria Joan Husk Schowalter, 70 of Kennewick, died March 5, 2009 in Spokane. She was born in Olympia and lived in the Tri-Cities. She was a home maker.

1957Donna Johnson - Baxter
Oct 23, 2012

1957John La Valla
John passed away June 18, 2010

1957Dwight Ledford
1939 to 1982

He was a real estate agent

1957Sylvia Lee - Morgan

1957Keith Lillico
submitted to website

1957Jackie Littel - McCowen
submitted to website

1957Fran London - Gabriel
August 1, 1939 to July 24, 2012

Frances "Fran" L. Gabriel of Richland, WA, passed away July 24 at home with family at her side. Fran was born to Louis and Mamie London, August 1, 1939, in Spokane, WA. The family moved to Kennewick in 1950. She graduated from KHS class of '57. She married the love of her life, Ernie Gabriel, in September, 1958. Fran retired from the Kennewick School District after 31 years. She really loved her job and loved working with all the kids. She was very active in the community. She enjoyed her book club, was a member of the Pasco-Kennewick International Soroptimist club and, being a cancer survivor, she was very involved with the Cancer Center.

She is preceded in death by her father, Louis London. She is survived by her mother, Mamie London; husband, Ernie Gabriel; daughter, Laurie Brady; son, Mark (Tina) Gabriel; son, Scott (Kristi) Gabriel; sister, Joanne Limbaugh (Herb); brothers, Jim London (Freda), Greg London, and Tom London; six grandchildren, Erin and Courtney Brady, Skyler and Shyla Gabriel, Madyson and Collin Gabriel; and three great-grandchildren, Zander Jack and Shaun Gabriel, and soon-to-be Kai Maleng, plus numerous nieces and nephews.
Tri-City Herald, July 26, 2012

1957Sandy Lossman - Morgan
deceased 2014

1957Janice Mahan
June 14, 1937 to April 21, 2001

1957Shirley Mansfield
May 11, 1938 to July 31, 1994

Shirley Prudence Ann Flossie Mansfield was the nucleus of our reunion committee. She put not only her art work but also her energy into making it special for everyone. Shirley gave of herself to make others feel loved and cared about. She will be remembered by friends, family and former students as an inspiration to share and reach out to others because she truly lived these things each day of her life.

1957Marv Marshbanks
1939 to December 24, 1984

Marv attended and graduated from KHS 1957, CBC 1959- WSC 1962 Masters 1967 Doctors degree 1974, began teaching at Walla Walla HS 1961-1971/ Assistant Principal in Yakima 1971-73, Principal Moses Lake 1977-1981 Lyon County School Dist, Yerington Nevada.

1957 Martin, Jerry
Jerry Passed June 3, 2010

1957Melvin McColley
Melvin R. McColley, age 76 was born June 18, 1939 in Cortez, CO and passed away August 17, 2015 in Federal Way Washington. Melvin moved to the Tri-Cities in 1943 and lived most of his life there until him and his wife Betty moved to Hermiston, OR in 1993.

Melvin graduated from Kennewick High School in 1957 and attended Columbia Basin College for two years. He was preceded in death by his parents Hugh and Eunic, his wife Betty, and one step-daughter Kathy.

He is survived by his sister Joyce, Brother Ernie and children Joyce, Sheila, Kent (Janic), Loren (Renita), nephew Ray (JoAnn), 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 1 aunt; step-daughters Starlene, Sherri (Cable), Shannon (Dave) , and Kim, 13 step-grandchildren, 27 step-great-grandchildren, and 9 step great-great-grandchildren and many loving cousins.

Melvin retired from Chevron Chemical after 28 years, nurtured a life-long love of horses, and enjoyed raising miniature dachshunds, and other animals. In the last years of his life, Melvin expressed his thankfulness, for time and opportunity to recommit his life to God, and again, enjoyed the fellowship of God’s people.

Published in the Tri-City Herald on August 30, 2015.


1957Mary Melvin-Picollo
Deceased 2013

1957Jim Michaud

1957Janice Moeller
submitted to website

1957Jim Monasmith
Dr. James M. ("Dr. Jim") Monasmith was released from his earthly bonds on Dec. 12, 2013 after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer disease. Born June 11, 1939 to Lloyd and Dorothy Monasmith in Yakima, Dr. Jim spent his formative years in Kennewick. He was an accomplished three-sport athlete at Kennewick High, earning all-state recognition as a football quarterback. His prowess on the field caught the attention of a local farmer's daughter, Carol Simmelink, a cheerleader one year his junior. They married after Carol graduated from high school in 1958, beginning a union that endured 55 years.

Dr. Jim was intellectually curious and had a thirst for knowledge. He earned Bachelor's and masters degrees at the University of Oregon, then later secured additional masters degrees at San Diego State University and Reed College, respectively. He earned his doctorate in education at the University of Idaho in 1969.

The Monasmith family happily followed Dr. Jim as he transitioned from high school teacher and football, basketball and baseball coach (his titanic tirades and ensuing technical fouls at Granger High School remain the stuff of legend), to college professor at Central Washington State College, to assistant principal at Bell Junior High in Golden, Colorado, to the family's final career stop at Colville in 1971.

Dr. Jim served as Colville High School principal from 1971 to his retirement in 1995. Colville High was twice recognized as one of the top 100 high schools during his tenure.

Beginning in the late 1960s, Dr. Jim became a sought-after speaker and workshop instructor, helping hundreds of school principals from around the country and beyond to improve school climate, optimize teacher effectiveness and become more effective leaders. With Carol at his side, he met with a United States ambassador, the governors of Texas and North Carolina, and worked with Department of Defense schools in Japan, Turkey, Germany and Indonesia, ultimately being recognized as Principal of the Year by the National Academy of School executives.

No matter where his travels took him, the town of Colville and its people, especially the students and staff at Colville High, were never far from his heart. Dr. Jim exemplified good citizenship and the highest standards of moral character for a generation of Colville High students. He gave meaning to the rallying cry of "Colville Indians -- we've got pride!" whether it was delaying classes to have every student participate in policing the school grounds, demonstrating good sportsmanship at athletic events, or just demanding that students respect themselves and others -- particularly teachers. His favorite graduation award was the Citizenship Award, when he would recognize that senior who demonstrated integrity in the face of negative peer pressure, or who rose above their circumstances to achieve excellence. To Dr. Jim, there was no substitute for honesty, loyalty, hard work and patriotism as the ingredients for a successful life.

Dr. Jim is survived by wife Carol; sons Pat (Diane), Brien (Karen); daughter Cassie Grade (Altorn), as well as grandchildren, Kallie Tilla (Jordan), Ross, Jordan, Paige and Tyler Monasmith; Alaina and Andrea Grade; great-grandson Easton Tilla; twin boys arriving in May, loving nieces and nephews, Mike and Craig Monasmith, Mark Davidson, Jill Zemp, Macie Monasmith, Abby Daykin, Stuart, Steve, and Scott Smithson, Lori Toole, Holli Williams, Staci Johnson.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Dec. 22, 2013

1957Shirley Murry
submitted to website

1957Dale Oliver

1957Shirley Lucil Pease - Vozzello
July 9, 1939 to February 1, 2013

Shirley Pease Vozzello passed away Feb. 1, 2013, following a recent decline in health.

Born in Missouri July 9, 1939, she grew up in Richland and Kennewick. During her long marriage to Chuck Vozzello she resided in Chicago. Following his death she moved back to Kennewick.

Daughter of Charles and Genevieve Pease (deceased), she is survived by sisters Beverly Umbel, Loyce Long and daughter Debbie Anderson, and many nieces.

She had a kind, sweet, uncomplaining nature and will be missed. She was put to rest with family members at Desert Lawn Cemetery.
Tri-City Herald, February 7, 2013

1957Jim Perry
1938 to April 21, 1995

Jim worked for General Electric, Battelle as senior tech for Westinghouse/Hanford. Worked with the Tri-City Water Follies for eight years. He leaves a wife, Judy, daughter, Jamie, and a son.

1957Robert (Bob) Redmond
1938 to

1957Joanne M Richter-Flinn
June 13, 1939 to November 24, 2009

Joanne Marie Richter Flinn, 70, of Idaho Falls, died November 24, 2009, at her home. She was under the care of Aspen Hospice.

She was born June 13, 1939, in Portland, Oregon, to Joseph John Richter and Alice Viola Johanna Hartwig Richter. She attended Emmanuel Lutheran School in Sandy, Oregon; Chief Joseph School and Columbia High School in Richland, Washington; and graduated from Kennewick High School in Kennewick, Washington.

On August 1, 1959, she married John Elwood Flinn Jr. in Richland, Washington. She was a mother and homemaker and also worked as a secretary at a university and later as a Personnel Specialist for the U.S. Government.

She was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church in Idaho Falls. Joanne enjoyed reading; golf, having achieved three holes-in-one; and scroll sawing.

Survivors include: Husband: John Flinn, Idaho Falls, ID; Son: Jeffrey A. Flinn, Idaho Falls, ID; Sister: Marlene (Dave) Frank, Richland, WA.; two Grandchildren, Jason and Mary Flinn. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael John Flinn; and her mother.


Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at Wood Funeral Home (273 N. Ridge). The family will visit with friends on Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, 500 Huntsman Way, Salt Lake City, UT.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2009, at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick, Washington.
Tri-City Herald, November 30, 2009

1957Marilyn Rochat - Sherman
October 25, 1939 to May 5, 2005
Submitted to website

1957Mary Scafa - Minerva
Died October 2008

1957Gordon Schell
submitted to website

1957Gene Schuster
October 24, 1939 to January 13, 2006

Eugene G. Schuster left us to early on January 13, 2006. Gene was born on October 24, 1939 in Pasco, WA to Carl and Maxine Schuster. Gene was raised in Kennewick, WA and graduated from KHS in 1957. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in law in 1964. He began his career with the Critchlow and Williams law firm, in which he later became a partner.

1957Sharon Sondrol
submitted to website

1957Jerry Ann Strait
submitted to website

1957Roger Wayne Strong
submitted to website

1957Howard Jackson Taylor
August 21, 1939 to June 10, 2009

Howard Jackson Taylor, H.J. to friends and family, passed away on Wednesday, June 10th, 2009, at his home with several loved ones at his side.

H.J. was born August 21, 1939, at Wiley, Georgia, the second child of his mother Gladys Taylor and father George Taylor. His family moved to Washington State when he was nine years old. He attended schools in Kennewick and joined the Unites States Air Force at age seventeen. After Basic Training in San Diego, he completed his tour of duty at the U.S. Air Base in Keflavik, Iceland, and was honorably discharged in 1960.

A hard worker all of his life H.J. was hired by United Builders of Yakima, as a drywall contractor in 1964 and worked, through boom & bust economies, for forty-six years. H.J.'s quiet demeanor, fair treatment of people, and his ability to get the job done earned him great respect from his fellow co-workers at United Builders.

H.J. loved the outdoors. He looked forward to camping with family & friends and took pleasure in helping to coordinate several family reunions. He also shared his passion for riding motorcycles and passed along the skills necessary to keep those bikes running. During summer months he'd finish work on Friday then pull the boat to O'Sullivan Reservoir and spend the weekend on the water.

H.J. was a fan of NASCAR. He seldom missed an NFL game and remained loyal to the Seattle Seahawks regardless of their record. H.J. was a good and just man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by Patty, his wife of thirty-seven years; four children and their spouses, Sonya and (Don) Preussler, Cindy and (Robert) Weekes, Tracy and (Cari) Taylor and Alan and (Heather) Vandine; eight grandchildren; called 'Papa Shar' by two great-granddaughters; his brother David Taylor; sisters Lorraine Smith, Wilma Schrier and Barbara Cole. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Virginia Hack.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, at Riverview Heights Cemetery, 1200 S. Olympia Street in Kennewick.

The family suggests donations to Memorial Hospital Home-Care Hospice Services, 2701 Tieton Dr. Yakima, WA 98902.
Tri-City Herald, June 21, 2009

1957Milton Lee Thompson
1936 to Feburary 23, 1989

Milton Lee Thompson was a much loved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend. Those who were left behind miss his caring ways, sense of humor, and strong character. He was the first of our families three generations that sported the "Lion Pride." He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Janet "Gardner" Thompson, Class of 56; sons Mark Thompson, Class of 78; Mitch Thompson, Class of 80; and Matt Thompson, Class of 87; daughter Marie Dixon, Class of 76; grandchildren Steven Pratt, Class of 93; Scott Pratt, Class of 97; Chris Thompson; Danika Thompson-Mills; Jared Thompson, Class of 2001; Amanda Thompson-Goss, Courteney Thompson, Paige Thompson, Parker Thompson, and Pierce Thompson; sisters Martha Thompson-Roberts, Class of 60; Myrna Thompson-Johnson, Class of 61; brother M. Ray Thompson, Class of 69; nieces, nephews, and wonderfully, too many friends to list them all.
Submitted by daughter, Marie Thompson-Dixon
(Class of 1976)

1957Kathy Vanderpool - Scott
July 13, 1939 to March 10, 2007

Kathy L. Vanderpool, age 67, died March 10th, 2007 in Santa Rosa, CA. after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born to Eva (Grother) & Arnold Vanderpool on July 13th, 1939 in Wyoming. She moved to Washington state as an infant & lived in Kennewick from 1948 until 1963. She graduated from Kennewick High in 1957. In 1963 she moved to California & worked for various companies in the accounting departments. She eventually moved to Santa Rosa where she opened her own accounting & business consulting office. Kathy was a mother to all her clients, scolding when poor decisions were made & praising when they were doing well.
Tri-City Herald, March 16, 2007

1957Weldon Wakefield
1939 to 2012

Graduate of KHS, 1957. Survived by son, Scott Wakefield; wife, Holly; granddaughters, Nicole and Brittany - Leominister, Mass; sister, Kathleen Priest - College Place; brother, Duane (Ann) Wakefield, Battleground, WA.
Tri-City Herald, March 14, 2012

1957Eleanor Walters
submitted to website

1957Donia Ward
1939 to 1987

Donia died of cancer after a long illness. Her career was in communications reporter for KORD, and a production manager for "Laugh In" TV in California.

1957Dudley Warder
Dudley passed away October, 1, 2010

1957Larry Watson
Larry passed away 2003 in Oregon where he had lived for a number of years

1957Janet Webster
submitted to website

1957Martha Weeden
Submitted to website

1957Pete Whitesell
submitted to website

1957Darvin Roger Wilson
Darvin Roger Wilson, 72, of Kennewick, died Oct. 7 at the University of Washington Hospital in Seattle.

He was born in Louisville, Colo., and lived in the Tri-Cities for 66 years.

He was the retired owner of Roger's Auto Art Body Shop.

The Neptune Society, Kent, is handling arrangements.
Tri-City Herald Death Notice, October 16, 2010

1957John Zilar
On Tuesday, April 18, John Allen Zilar made his entrance through the gates of heaven at the age of 78. Rumor has it that, as he entered, those around him heard him bellow a resounding, "AllllllRiiight!" John's last days on Earth were spent in the room he built, in the care of the woman he loved. He always smiled and had a friendly greeting through his long battle with Dementia/ Alzheimer's. John, known for being a social butterfly, is probably already coordinating a "Pearly-Gates Potluck" with the help of those who passed before him: his father (William), mother (Mary), brother (Richard), sister-in law (Norma, wife of Brother Bill), mother-in-law (Jesse Swain), brother-in-law (Lloyd Swain) and a cadre of others he is now reunited with. John is survived by his wife, Linda, his four sons, Christopher (Leanne), Joseph (Nichole), Anthony, Timothy (Sandra), daughter, Dawn Grady (Rick), stepdaughters, Sally Pederson (Arlie) and Vickie Coye, brothers, Bill and Larry (Mary), sister in law, Sherril (wife of brother Richard), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, numerus nieces and nephews and a multitude of cousins.

John was born in Denver, Colorado on January 6, 1939 and was the third of four boys. John's father, while working for Remington Arms in Denver was offered a machinist position during WWII at Hanford in Washington State. The family soon followed him to Richland in 1944. John attended schools in Richland until 1956. He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1957 and attended WSU for a year. 1959 was a busy year, enlisting in the United States Air Force and marrying his High School Sweetheart, Nancy Vanderpool (Clark). Together they raised four boys and one girl while following job opportunities across the United States. In the mid-70's, John enriched his understanding of the Catholic Religion and the Holy Spirit. His devotion to Jesus helped him establish a foundation of Love-of-Family. He taught his children to live in the light of the Lord. He taught them to live off the fruits of the land. There were always animals to be fed, chores to be done and, of course, prayer time to worship our Creator. John always made sure there was a family garden- not just for producing food and flowers, but also for establishing work ethic in his kids. His children were always first to gain his attention.

John's first job, in Richland, was a shared paper route with his older brothers, delivering the Tri-City Herald. His Air Force training and ethics positioned him to become a Millwright on the Hanford Reservation and a Quality Assurance Engineer. He received his AA from Columbia Basin College and BA in Industrial Technology from Eastern Washington University. In 1985, two card-playing Mothers (his mother and future mother-in-law) conspired to set up their middle-aged, single children on a date. John hit it off immediately with Linda Coye and her two beautiful daughters. This led to a fun-filled, year-long courtship, followed by a wedding in 1986 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. As a father, John served as a 4H Dad, Scout Leader, Explorer Sea Scout committeeman, youth sports fan and emergency repairman. As a child of God, John gave his time singing in the church choir, Marriage Encounter leader, and a 4th degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. He also served his Lord by being a volunteer, and then an employee, with the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House. John enjoyed using his mind and talents building things. Every house he owned was either altered or expanded through his visions and hard work.

In retirement, he became an enthusiast of tethered-flight. He joined the American Kite Fliers Association and concentrated this skill on his kite-making, creating beautiful flying pieces-of-art that were to be flown and enjoyed by thousands of festival picture takers on the Washington and Oregon Coast. John's winter time was spent as a snowbird in Yuma, Az. His Yuma neighbors will miss the five or so months he would be with them each year. The GESA Carousel of Dreams patrons will miss his warm greetings as a Volunteer Ambassador. The Seahawks will miss one of their biggest supporters. And somebody out there may even miss his corny jokes.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Apr. 23, 2017

1958Linda Beall
Submitted to website

1958Gloria Beasley
Submitted to website

1958John Beauchamp
Submitted to website

1958Gail Bergstrom - Baer - Sholes
June 6, 1940 to June 23, 2011

Gail M. Baer-Sholes of Richland passed away on June 23, 2011, at Kadlec Regional Medical Center. She was born on June 6 in St. Paul, MN.

Gail and her family moved a lot during her childhood. She has many family memories with her siblings of living in places where her father, Clifford Bergstrom, worked on the Columbia River on ferries. They share many happy memories of these times. Gail graduated from Kennewick High School. In Gail's young adult years, she loved to try new things and learned to fly airplanes and drive racecars. During this time, she had her first three children, Wendy, Lori, and Lynette. She also made many friends during this time that she has kept throughout her life.

When Gail was married to her husband, Ted Baer, she loved being involved with his Richland High School choir groups, and enjoyed having them over for caroling parties every December. While she was married to Ted, they were able to adopt their son, Daniel Joseph Baer, and this was one of her happiest memories. Her joy at bringing Danny home was something she always remembered with great delight.

Gail lived most of her adult life in the Tri-Cities and has made her home in Richland for the last several decades. Gail had many jobs throughout her lifetime. She spent most of her adult life helping raise other people's children by running a day care out of her own home. She loved running her day care business, and felt like her day care children were 'her kids.'

She found joy and delight in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren and enjoyed bragging about them. She delighted in meeting her now grown day care 'kids' and in meeting their children. This was a special source of pride for her.

Later in life, she met her husband, Brian Sholes, and they were married in the Garden at Kadlec Medical Center. She was happy to have a loving companion in the last years of her life.

Most recently, Gail has worked part-time at the West Side Preschool in Richland as a teacher's aide. She was more than an aide, she was considered 'Grandma Gail' by the children there. She felt the teachers were her second family and close friends.

She is a member of the Columbia Ward in the LDS Church.

Gail was an accomplished seamstress and often made christening outfits for her friends' children. She loved to craft and create many different items. She was an avid collector of snowmen, and even loved them in the summertime. She enjoyed watching home improvement shows on TV, and always had a plan for her next project.

Gail is survived by her husband, Brian Sholes; her daughters Lori Farnsworth (Rick), Lynette Cowen (Ben); and son, Daniel Baer. She is also survived by her mother, Agnes Bergstrom; sister Judi Kinish; and brothers, Cliff Bergstrom, Barry Bergstrom, and Garry Bergstrom. Her beloved grandchildren are Jenessa, Travis, Jackson, and Hillary Farnsworth; Leila and Lachlan Cowen; and Jaden Baer.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Wendy Bohall; her husband, Theodore 'Ted' Baer; and her father, Clifford E. Bergstrom.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 27, 2011, from 7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday morning prior to service from 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at the Jadwin LDS Chapel in Richland, followed by interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland.
Tri-City Herald, June 26, 2011

1958Marilyn Blood
Submitted to website

1958Richard Burnett
Submitted to website

1958Paul Calhoun
Submitted to website

1958Sidney Cloud
Submitted to website

1958Don Dickey
Submitted to website

1958Ronald Dimond
Submitted to website

1958Betty Ely
Submitted to website

1958Lee Erickson
January 25, 1941 to February 19, 2012

Lee was a husband, father, father-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, grandfather, uncle, cousin, valued employee, fishing and hunting buddy and dear friend of many in Washington state, Colorado, California, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Lee died after a short illness. He was moving into a second home, so he and his wife could travel between Colorado and California to be near all their children, when he became ill in January, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Margaret (Mason), his three children Paulette (Jesse), Sonia (Dan) and David (Sarah) and three grandchildren. He is also
survived by his sister, Joanne Massingale, cousins Jerry Pearson, Bobby Erickson and Rev. Ron Patnode, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Lee was a 1958 graduate of Kennewick Senior High. He also graduated from the University of New Mexico in chemical engineering and Golden Gate School of Law in San Francisco. He worked for 45 years for Stauffer Chemical/Stauffer Management Company as a Chemical
Engineer. The last 20 years he was an environmental manager and a consultant the last 7 years.

He loved to hunt, fish, read, listen to music, travel and get together with his family. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Services are being handled by Muellers at Chapel of the Falls in Kennewick. Viewing will be from 6:30-8:00 pm on Friday 2-24-12. A memorial service with Rev. Ron Patnode officiating on Saturday, 2-25-12 at 11:00am at Mueller's Chapel of the Falls, 314 W First Ave., Kennewick. Burial will follow at Riverview Heights Cemetery near the Erickson family plots. Reception will follow at the home of Michelle and Lance Whitney in Richland (address will be provided at the Memorial). In lieu of flowers please give a gift in Lee's memory to the Tri-Cities Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Tri-City Herald from February 23 & 24, 2012

1958Bob Farance
Submitted to website

1958Edward Gaffkee
Submitted to website

1958Ronald George
April 28, 1940 to July 1, 2007

J. Ronald George, 67, of Ames, died July 1, 2007 at Mary Greeley Medical Center. Memorial Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 6 at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the ISU Cemetery.
Ron was born April 28, 1940 in Pasco, WA, to Clara (Miller) and John George. He grew up in Kennewick, WA. He received a B.S. degree with honors in Agronomy from Washington State University in 1962.
On June 9, 1962, Ron married Ethel Sutton in Kennewick, WA. That same year they moved to Lafayette, IN, where he earned a master's degree (1964) in Crop Physiology followed by a Ph.D. (1966) in Forage Crop Physiology from Purdue University. In the fall of 1966 Ron and Ethel moved to Ames, Iowa. He joined the ISU Agronomy faculty in the fall of 1969. During his career Dr. George authored or co-authored over 250 publications. He was a fellow of CSSA, ASA and NACTA and has held several offices and committee chair positions for these and other organizations. Ron retired as Professor Emeritus of Agronomy in 1997.
Ron is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ethel; two children, Sheri Cooper and her husband Randy; and Matt George; as well as two grandchildren, Ben Cooper and Max Cooper. He is also survived by his sister, Dorrene (Robert) Gilbert; his brothers Loren George and Richard (Rita) George; and many nieces and nephews.
Tri-City Herald, July 3, 2007

1958Donella Gilbert - Strawn
Submitted to website

1958Sara Grady - Foraker
Sara F. Foraker passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Kennewick WA. She was 77 years old. She was born in Lake Mills, Iowa and moved to Kennewick with her parents Albert and Arlette Grady as a young girl. She lived in Kennewick for 65 years and graduated Kennewick High School in 1958. She married Gerald W. (Bud) Foraker in 1959 and was widowed in 1988. Sara is survived by her three daughters and their spouses, Cindy (Blaine) Schwartz, Teresa (Russ) Thorburn and Shannon (Eric) Jones. Sara has four grandchildren Eric (Parisa) Schwartz, Nicole (Brad) Dunn, Chase Doan, and Signe Jones. She had four great grandchildren, Charley Faris, Aubrie Peachey, Sophie Schwartz and Raegan Dunn. Sara was expecting a great grandson this fall. She is also survived by her four brothers and their families, Michael, Patrick, Kevin and Tim Grady

Sara and Bud owned the Glass Nook in Richland for many years. They were members of the Peak Putters jeep club and spent many weekends off-road riding. They built a cabin near Cle Elum, WA. Sara was the secretary for First Lutheran Church many years ago. She retired from Tri-Cities Laboratory. She was a longtime member of the Sons of Norway Sol-Land Lodge and Friends for Life Guild of Seattle Children's Hospital.

Published in Tri-City Herald on May 24, 2017

1958Raymond Hall
Submitted to website

1958Judith Hamilton - Green
Submitted to website

1958John Harpe
Submitted to website

1958Gloria Held
Submitted to website

1958Arlene Higley
Submitted to website

1958Darlene Higley
Submitted to website

1958Laura King - Safford
February 17, 1939 to October 11, 2008

Laura Safford, 69, was born February 17, 1939, in Kremling, Colorado, to Walter and Ruby Lee King. She passed away unexpectedly on Oct 11, 2008, while visiting grandchildren in Corvallis, Oregon.

Laura graduated from Kennewick High School in 1958 and lived in Kennewick for 60 years. Laura Lee King married Gene Safford on July 18, 1959, at the Highland Methodist Church in Kennewick. She was office manager for Wellman's Floor Covering and retired as a caregiver for fragile children.

Gene and Laura have 3 sons, Ron (Desiree Ross) of Clinton, WA; David (Cherry) of Kennewick; and Scott (Karen) of Corvallis, OR; and 2 step children, Kathy (Rick) Johnson of Bellevue; and Jim Boone of Brandon, Mississippi. She is survived by sister Yvonne (Mike) Corcoran and brother Stan (Linda) King; 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Laura was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Ruby Lee King and great-granddaughter Kira Floyd.

Laura's hobbies were spending time with all of her grandchildren, watercolor painting, walks with her best friend Kitty in Columbia Park and talking on the phone with her sister Yvonne. Her biggest challenge was being married to Gene for 49 years but she sure was looking forward to their 50th wedding anniversary next summer. We don't know why she was taken from us so suddenly, maybe as a reminder of what she believed, and what she wrote in her KHS 50th class reunion booklet, 'Life is Good.'

Memorial with reception following will be Wednesday, October 15, at 2 p.m. at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home on Union in Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, October 14, 2008

1958Joanne Koskinen - Clements
Joanne (Koskinen) Clements, a long –time resident of Kennewick, WA passed away peacefully on May 19, 2016 at Hospice House. Joanne graduated from Kennewick High School in 1958, maintaining a long friendship with many classmates.

One of her many joys in life were music. She sang with the Mad Hatters, Mid-Columbia Chorale, the First Lutheran Church Choir, at the Spokane World’s Fair and other special events.

Joanne was blessed with a loving family and very special long-time friends Sara Foraker and Jan Paul. She is survived by her devoted husband, Virgil Clements and the Clements family; sons Roland and Joel Franks; daughter Jana McCulloch; granddaughter Valerie Boyd; great-grandchildren, Arianna, Brianna and Dillon; Sisters Betty Jean Carl and Mary Ann (Eugene) Schlatter and families. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Mary Koskinen; granddaughter Kristin and brother-in-law Gil Carl.

Published in the Tri-City Herald on May 22, 2016

1958Betty Lande
Submitted to website

1958Gordon Lewis
Submitted to website

1958Rita Longwell
Submitted to website

1958Mary Ludwig
Submitted to website

1958Sibyl McMillen - Harper
December 10, 1939 to April 30, 2012

Sibyl Ann ((McMullen) Michener Harper went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 30, 2012, at her home in Prosser, Washington with her family by her side.

Sibyl was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Robert and Emily (Bray) McMullen on December 10, 1939. Sibyl was raised in Kennewick, Washington, graduating from Kennewick High School in 1958 and Columbia Basin College in 1960. Sibyl met Roy Michener at Columbia Basin College and they were married in Kennewick in March, 1960. They made their home in Prosser until Roy's death in September, 1982.

Sibyl married Tom Harper in Richland in 1983, where they resided until retiring in 1989 from the Hanford Nuclear Project in Richland. Following retirement, they traveled fulltime for two years and then settled in Cosmopolis, Washington in 1991. They were married for 24 years until Tom's death in 2007. Following Tom's death Sibyl relocated back to Prosser to be close to family.

Through the years, Sibyl enjoyed the hobbies of embroidery work, sewing, wood refinishing, playing dominoes with friends and entertaining her grandchildren.
Since relocating to Prosser, Sibyl has been a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prosser and a member of the Happy Time Band.

She is survived by two sons, Bill Michener (Julie) and family of Grandview, WA, Jim Michener (Angie) and family of Prosser, WA; four stepchildren, Cathy Moe (Greg) and family of Olympia, WA, Terry Harper and family of Olympia, WA, Joe Harper (Shellie) of San Diego, CA, Doug Harper (Missie) and family of Olympia, WA; two siblings, brother, David McMullen of Post Falls, Idaho and sister, Nancy McMullen of Spokane Valley, WA; ten grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; five stepgrandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren. Sibyl was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Roger McMullen in 2005; and her brother, Robert McMullen in 2007.
Tri-City Herald, May 5, 2012 Follow this

1958Ron Meyers
Submitted to website

1958Pat Neely - Pink
March 29, 1940 to April 23, 2006

Pat Pink, age 66, died at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego, CA, with her children and husband by her side on April 23rd, 2006, following a 6-year battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. She was born March 29th, 1940, in Wisconsin and moved to Tri-Cities where she graduated from Kennewick High in 1958. She married Jim Michaud and had four children. She later married William Hunt. She was a homemaker and spent the last 19 years married to James Pink in San Diego, Ca. She was predeceased by her parents, Rosario and Marjorie Neely. She is survived by her husband, Jim Pink and daughters, Tamela Michaud of Tri-Cities, Pamela Furno of England, Susan Michaud of Seattle and son, John Michaud of Tri-Cities and four grandchildren, sisters, Ann Van Cleave, Mary Kirkpatrick and brother, Al Neely.
Submitted to website by sister Mary Neely-Kirkpatrick

1958Wanda Persinger - Higley
Submitted to website

1958Shirley Phillips - Trammel - Brinkman
May 13, 2010

Shirley Phillips Trammel Brinkman, 69, beloved Mother, Wife, Sister, Aunt and Grandmother, passed from this life on May 13, 2010. She was born in Norton, Kansas, to Glen and Opal Phillips. She had her older sister Donna and little brother Richard 'Butch' Phillips. They moved to Walla Walla in 1949, lived in North Richland, and in 1955 moved to Kennewick. She graduated from Kennewick High in 1959. She Married that year and was blessed with three boys Mike, Steve and Troy Trammel.

She became a single mother and worked hard to support her boys as a waitress at the Sahara and Black Angus in Pasco. There she met her Husband Steve Brinkman who she married in 1973, they were blessed by their son Scott Brinkman. They lived in Kennewick for a number of years then moved for work to Renton, and eventually to Santa Clara, California. She continued to work for the food industry.

Shirley had beautiful eyes and a smile that made you feel at ease. She loved to play Bingo and she won a lot. She also loved Dancing with the Stars, Survivor and Big Brother. Shirley made good friends wherever she went and was deeply loved by friends and family. She was very caring and a hard worker.

She was working when she collapsed at work. Her illness was a sudden shock. The Cancer that took her progressed very quickly. She chose to use Hospice and to spend her last days at home where she passed very peacefully. Services were held for her in San Jose, California. In lieu of Flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society in Shirley's Name.

She was survived by her husband, Steve Brinkman; Sons, Mike, Steve and Troy Trammel, Scott and Daren Brinkman; Daughters, Dawn Parker and Diane Clement; Brother, Butch Phillips; and Sister, Oralea Abbott. She has many nieces and nephews, and grandkids too numerous to mention. As well as her many friends from all over. She will be sorely missed.
Tri-City Herald, June 6, 2010

1958Alberta Rex - Roberts
September 9, 1940 to February 16, 2011

Alberta Bertha Roberts was born September 9, 1940, in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Pasco, WA. Her parents were Alvin LeRoy Rex and Rosetta Bertha (Nash) Rex.

Alberta graduated from Kennewick High in June, 1958.

In August 1958, Alberta moved to Seattle and went to work for Frederick & Nelson.

On August 17, 1959, she married Albert Glenn Thompson in Seattle, WA and after a lengthy separation, divorced her husband.

In December, 1959, Alberta moved back to Kennewick.

On January 11, 1963, Alberta married Darwin Ray Roberts.

Alberta was an active member of the First Christian Church and a member of the Pasco F.O.E. Auxiliary #2241 and then later transferred her membership to the Kennewick F.O.E. Auxiliary #2485.

Alberta loved creating things on the computer, sewing, needle crafts and just plain crafts. Alberta loved doing things for her family and with her family.

Alberta is survived by her husband and her children Steven Thompson Sr. of El Paso, IL, Sheila (David) Kirk, Sheryl (Bobby) Kinsey and stepson, Rick (Twila) Roberts all of Kennewick; four grandchildren and numerous stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren. Alberta is also survived by her sister, Roberta Renfro of Erie, PA.

A graveside inurnment will be held Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 2:00 p.m., at Desert Lawn Memorial Park at the corner of 10th and Union Street in Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, February 20, 2011

1958Judy Rivera
Submitted to website

1958Charles Snow
February 1939 to March 24, 2007

On March 24, 2007, Charles Edward Snow, Jr., 68, went to be with his Lord after a brief but courageous battle with stomach cancer. He is survived by his spouse of nearly 42 years, Karen Bippes Snow, daughter Kimberly Snow, both of Kennewick; and son Brian Snow of Spokane. He also left his sister, Jan Snow Johnson and husband Bill of Laurel, Mississippi.
Charles was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana in February 1939, and came to Kennewick in 1947 when his Electrician father was drawn to Hanford for employment. After graduating from Kennewick High School and attending Columbia Basin College, and graduating from Apprenticeship Training after 4 years in 1964, he followed his father's footsteps and became an Electrician. He worked at Hanford for 41 years, retiring in 2001. He trained over 30 apprentices and recently celebrated his 45th anniversary as a member of IBEW Local 112 Union. Charles proudly served in the U.S. Army Reserve for six years and was honorably discharged with the rank of E-7 Sergeant in 1970.
Charley also volunteered with the Kennewick High School reunion committee and did a video documentary of every class reunion. He was known as the 'video guy with the big smile.' He and his friends often relived the years at KHS where he lettered in a number of sports.
Viewing will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 at Mueller's. A celebration of his life will be held at Quinault Baptist Church on Friday, March 30 at 12:30 p.m.; Reception following at the church. Interment will be at Desert Lawn Memorial Park at 3:30 p.m.

1958Patricia Stonebraker
Submitted to website

1958Jack Sullivan
Submitted to website

1958Rick Tramel
RICK LEE TRAMEL Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home Rick Lee Tramel, 76, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at The Chaplaincy Hospice House in Kennewick, WA with his wife by his side. Rick was born in Pasco, WA on August 6, 1940 to Glen and Adeline Tramel.

He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1958, voted "Best Dressed Male Student" his senior year. After graduation, Rick worked for General Electric and Battelle Northwest Labs on the Hanford Project for 10 years. Rick left Battelle to partner with his dad in the wholesale beer and wine business in Idaho and Walla Walla. Later, Rick and his dad produced and sold RC Cola in Pasco, WA. After selling the business, Rick went to work for Roth Distributing as sales manager. Due to his long battle with Crohn's disease, he had to retire in 2000. Rick was a member of the Tri-City Racing Association. He loved his horses and had a passion for racing. He loved to tell the story of how proud he was of his horse he raised from a baby who still holds the track record in Emmett, Idaho. He loved fishing and camping with his friends and family in his favorite vacation spots, Canada and the Oregon Coast.

Rick will be remembered for his sense of humor and always had a hug for you. He was a devoted husband, dad, and grandpa who will be greatly missed. After 34 years of marriage, he leaves behind his loving wife Rama, along with his children, Kristin (Mark) Mouty, Stacy Lieuallen, Erick Tramel, step-daughter Denise (David) Stocker, and grandchildren Kailey Lieuallen, and Joshua and Tayler Stocker. He also leaves behind one brother, Gary Tramel, two nieces, one nephew, and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Glen and Adeline Tramel and sister-in-law Cristina Tramel. In 2015, Rick was diagnosed with terminal cancer. A big thank you to Rick's childhood friends, John Hodgson, and Larry Enders, who, along with others, helped to keep his spirits lifted, remembering the good times. Go catch the big one, grandpa! We love and will miss you.
Published in Tri-City Herald on Dec. 18, 2016

1958Bill Widman
April 27, 1940 to October 17, 2004

William J. Widman, a local dentist who has a thriving practice in Shelton since 1971, passed away suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Olympia on Sunday, October 17, 2004. He was born April 27, 1940, in Glendive, Montana, to Albert and Mildred (Eiker) Widman. He grew up in Kennewick, Washington, and after graduation attended Washington State University and obtained a degree in zoology. He then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served four years, from 1962 to 1966. During his tour in Vietnam, William "Bill" served as an adviser in intelligence. He received an honorable discharge as a captain. He graduated from the University of Washington Dental School, where he made the Dean's List every year. He moved his practice to Railroad Avenue after remodeling the Witsier family home into a clinic in April of 1982. He was a fisherman, loved traveling, and was an avid gardener with a beautiful yard worthy of a garden tour. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, October 23, 2004, at 2 p.m. at MIlls & MIlls Funeral Home, 5725 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater.
Tri-City Herald Oct. 2004

1958Channey Williams
July 8, 1939 to December 9, 2007

Channey Williams was born July 8, 1939, in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, to Florence and Eugene Williams. He passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side December 9, 2007.
Channey graduated from Kennewick High School in 1958. He married his life long partner and love Linda Fay Spady in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on August 9, 1958.
Channey worked in the Operating Engineers union for several years before starting S&W Hay Company in 1961. The hay company grew from dairy farm deliveries to support of Emerald Downs in Auburn, Washington, in recent years.
Channey's life revolved around his family and friends. No more loving father and grandfather could be found, nor a kinder, gentle soul who always made the best of any situation.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; sons, Eugene (Jill) Williams of Kennewick and Jack Williams of San Diego; daughter, Susan Jenkins of Kennewick; four grandchildren, Austin and Paige Williams and Eric and Liesel Jenkins; sisters-in-law, Diane (Spady) Shinker and Kim (Spady) Blume; brothers, Stanley Williams, Ronald Williams and Donovan Williams of Kennewick; sister, Laura Cooper of Kennewick.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 14, 2007, 10 a.m., at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union St., in Kennewick with interment to follow at Riverview Heights Cemetery, 10th Avenue and Olympia Street in Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, December 12, 2007

1959Donna Baird - Hendrickson
Submitted to website

1959Richard Brooks
October 2, 1941 to March 2, 2008

Richard Dale Brooks was born October 27, 1941, in Fort Morgan, Colorado, and lost his battle with cancer on March 2, 2008, at his home in Kennewick, Washington. He was 66. Rich is survived by his two daughters, Renee Brooks (Rich Dahlgren) and Stephanie Brooks, and his stepson Richard Shook (Candice) and his former wife and mother of his children, Alice Brooks. He is also survived by two sisters, Betty Braun and Marla Berry (Joe) as well as 6 grandchildren (Ashlin, Rebekah, Kennedy, Joshua, Melladie and Seth), and a large and loving extended family and more friends than we can count. Rich was preceded in death by his parents, Ruby and Marvin Brooks, his sister Donna Gregory and his brother Donald Brooks.
Rich moved to the Tri-Cities when he was 2 years old, and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1959. After high school he spent some time in the Army Reserves and in Salem, Oregon. Through the years, he worked at Boise Cascade, Iowa Beef, in the construction industry and owned a downtown bar, the Brookside Inn (now the Sports Page). Rich retired at the end of 2006, after spending nearly 20 years as a Maintenance Supervisor at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick. This past summer he had the honor of the being the Grand Marshal of the Fair Parade.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 8th at 1:00 p.m. at the Benton County Fairgrounds (Building 3) in Kennewick, Washington. A reception will follow the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Rich's memory to the Tri-City Hospice at Chaplaincy (2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick, WA 99336) or the National Organization for Rare Diseases (P.O. Box 1968, Danbury, CT 06811-1968). Hillcrest Memorial Center of Kennewick, Washington is handling arrangements.
Tri-City Herald, March 6, 2008

1959Sandra Burgan
Submitted to website

1959Ila Day - Campbell
August 13, 1941 to May 30, 2011

Ila lost her 141/2 year battle with leukemia on May 30th, 2011, while undergoing treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

She was born in Redding, CA, on August 13, 1941, while her father was a construction worker on the Shasta Dam project. She was a former Kennewick resident for 30+ years and a 1959 graduate of Kennewick High School.

Ila had made her home in Spokane, WA, since 2001 and is survived by her husband of 50 years, David; sons Connan (Gina) and Brian (Lisa); and four grandchildren.

There will be no services at her request, with inurnment at Greenwood Memorial Terrace Spokane, WA.

She was a homemaker who dearly loved children and served as a special education assistant for the Kennewick School District until retiring in 1991. After retiring she enjoyed travel, RVing and crosstitching. To her friends and acquaintances, she bids you adieu.
Tri-City Herald, June 19, 2011

1959Thomas DeFever
September 1, 1941 to July 17, 2010

Thomas L. DeFever, born September 1, 1941, to Beatrice and Robert DeFever died peacefully Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Hospice at the Chaplaincy in Kennewick with many of his closest friends and family at his side. Thomas was born in Saginaw, MI and moved to Kennewick in 1958 where he attended Kennewick High School, graduating in 1959. Thomas had a long and successful career at Columbia Basin Steel and Iron from 1959 until his retirement in 2003. He was a past president of Tri-City Construction Council. During his retirement he was director of LMCCT with pipefitters local 598 and was in business for himself as a bid estimator until 2006.

Thomas was involved in the building of many familiar structures and dams. One of his first and favorite detailing jobs was the Fingernail at Howard Amon Park. His work on the Edison Interchange, the Cable Bridge, the Satsop Power Plant, WPPS plants #1 & 4, the Vitrification Plant, the Yakima River I-82 bridges, the Lampson building, the Flash Cube building and the Federal building are some of his most proud accomplishments. Many dams along the Columbia and Snake rivers also include his fine workmanship, including the Wanapum, Rock Island, Lower Monumental, John Day, Bonneville Power House, Priest Rapids, Little Goose, Rocky Reach and Lower Granite dams.

Thomas was also involved in many organizations in the Tri Cities. He was a past Exalted Ruler of the B.P.O.E, and a member of the Moose Lodge and Tri City Country club. He enjoyed drag racing, restoring cars, hunting and fishing, woodworking, golf and traveling.

Thomas' extensive family includes his wife Lois DeFever, children Thomas E. and Diana DeFever, Robert B. DeFever, Terrance A. and Cheryl DeFever and Lawrence E. DeFever. Thomas enjoyed his 6 grandchildren; KaeLee DeFever, Kohler DeFever, Avery DeFever, Nicholas DeFever, Abigail DeFever and Johanna DeFever. He also leaves behind Dolores and Dave Jonker, Diane Lane, Joseph Lane, Robert W. DeFever, Daniel DeFever, Yvonne DeFever, Jean DeFever, Tom and Janet Peterson, Tara and Rob Russell, Jill and Phil Addcock, Kelsey Peterson, Gail Flora, Amanda Jenne, Mark Flora, Kim and Gary Cotter and Kelly and Ed Peter.

The family would like to thank Doctors Vassa, Singh, Farrar and York as well and the Hospice at the Chaplaincy for making his final days comfortable. In lieu of flowers please make donations at Baker Boyer Bank in Kennewick.

There will be a viewing on Thursday July 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union, Kennewick. The funeral will be held Friday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Josephs Church in Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, July 21, 2010

1959Linda Eccleston - Clark
January 9, 1941 to January 14, 2004

Linda Eccleston Clark passed away January 14, 2004 in Gig Harbor WA

Submitted by her cousin, Creta Lee Lenzke, class of 1960

1959John A Frost
Submitted to website

1959Leonard Gordon
Submitted to website

1959Jim Gore
October 29, 1940 to December 26, 2011

After a heroic battle with cancer this past year, Jim passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and close friend. Jim was born in Heavener, OK, and moved to the Tri-Cities when he was 7 years old. He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1957. He began his Electrical career with Lord Electric, where he worked for 30 years, and retired from Fluor on November 30, 2001. He was a member of the IBEW Local #112, for 45 years.

He was one of four children born to the late Howard and Alice Gore and was the beloved husband of Bernice Gore for 20 years, and Kathy Gore who preceded him in death in 1988. Jim will forever be remembered by his devoted brothers Dale and Jerry and his deceased brother Donald, beloved children Wayne Gore, Teresa Mason, Sara Duncan, David Gore, Rachele Jeunnette, Crystel Roberts, Richard Davis, Christopher Davis and Steve Davis, 24 treasured grandchildren (preceded by Brandon Bjorgo), 8 great-grandchildren, Bonnie Hall; former wife mother of Wayne, Teresa, Sara and David and long-time friend, along with countless other friends and family whom were blessed to know him. Jim was one of the longest standing members remaining at the Pasco First Baptist church in Pasco, WA. Jim loved Jesus, being with his family, the cattle ranch and farm he owned for 11 years, archery, hunting, and working hard.

Jim touched the lives of many people by living through Christ in example, his ready smile, and his gentle, caring and forgiving spirit. He was always available to listen to any problem, but never intervened to fix them if it wasn't his own. He maintained his sense of humour all the way to the end.

Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, December 30, 2011, at 1 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Pasco, 1105 Road 36, Pasco, WA 99301. Visitation will be Thursday, December 29, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick.

The family requests all donations be sent to the wonderful people who gave such wonderful care for Jim in his time of need at Hospice at The Chaplaincy located at 1480 Fowler Street, Richland, WA 99352.
Tri-City Herald, December 29, 2011

1959Paul Hathaway
May 18, 1941 to October 26, 2005
submitted to website

1959Bill Homer
February 11, 2007

Bill Homer, 65, died Sunday, February 11, 2007. Bill was born in Granite, Oklahoma, graduated from High School in Kennewick, WA and retired from Boeing in 1999 where he worked as a machinist for 25 years.
He recently moved from Auburn, WA to Elk, WA where he and his wife were building their retirement home.
Bill is survived by his second wife, Gabriele; three children from his first marriage: Tami Lynn of Monroe, WA, Keri Pauli and her husband Russ of Moses Lake, WA and Jason Homer and his wife Gina from Wenatchee, WA; his brother Mark Homer and wife Judith from Shoreline, WA.
A gathering to celebrate Bill's life will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2007 at the Auburn Eagles Club at 702 M St. SE, Auburn, WA from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Family members will have a private ceremony the weekend prior to spread his ashes in a place that was very near to his heart.
Tri-City Herald, Feb. 20, 2007

1959George-Anne Jones - Kintzley
George-Anne (Jones) Kintzley passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 15, 2017. George-Anne was born on June 13, 1941 in Colfax, Washington, to George and Maxine (Keene) Jones. George, Maxine, George-Anne and younger sister Penny relocated to Kennewick, Washington, in 1947, where George built Jones Frozen Food Lockers. Young George-Anne was an avid reader, an academically inclined student in the Kennewick school system, and held a State office in Rainbow. She also assisted her parents with the family business. George-Anne attended Columbia Basin College before transferring to University of Washington to complete her undergraduate degree.

While at CBC, she met future husband Dale Kintzley. The couple married on December 16, 1961. George-Anne graduated from UW with a degree in Elementary Education in 1964. During the early years of their marriage, George-Anne spent several years teaching at the elementary level, first in Issaquah, then in Othello, and finally in Pasco after the young couple relocated to the Tri-Cities in 1974. After son Roy was born, George-Anne stepped away from elementary school teaching to devote more time to motherhood and to the family business, although she maintained a part-time position at CBC teaching English at the Learning Skills Center. Over the course of their 55-year marriage, Dale and George-Anne owned a number of small businesses, the most memorable of which was Court Street Video in Pasco. Court Street Video was in operation from 1987 2001, and George-Anne was a friendly, familiar face to store patrons. After selling the business in 2001, George-Anne focused her energies largely on community involvement. She was a devoted member of the Kennewick First United Methodist Church, where she loved singing in the choir and the bell choir. George-Anne was also a long-standing member of P.E.O. and the Kiwanis Club of Kennewick. In addition, she gave countless volunteer hours to The Children's Reading Foundation as a reading buddy to elementary students at Amistad Elementary, and she thoroughly enjoyed her aerobics classes at the Kennewick Senior Center. George-Anne's heart was her family; son Roy was her pride and joy, and she warmly welcomed daughter-in-law Heather into the family in 2008.

George-Anne's long-awaited wish to be a grandmother was finally realized in 2010 with the birth of her grandson, Jackson. Granddaughter Madison followed in 2012. Very few things made George-Anne light up like sweet kisses and hugs from her two beautiful grandbabies. George-Anne is survived by her husband Dale, son Roy (Heather), grandchildren Jackson Roy and Madison Grace, Sister Penny (Bob) Bayman, and extended Keene and Kintzley family. She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Maxine Jones, and Baby Girl Kintzley, infant daughter.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Apr. 19, 2017

1959Linda Kendall - Hainline
Submitted to website

1959John Kimble
October 12, 1939 to January 6, 2013

John Kimble, age 73 of Kennewick, passed away on January 6, 2013 at home surrounded by his loved ones.

John was born on October 12, 1939 to Francis and Claudine Kimble in Yakima, Washington.

The family moved to Richland, Washington in 1945 and then moved to Kennewick, WA in 1950. John played basketball and graduated from Kennewick High School. John loved to hunt, camp out, quad riding and especially fishing with family and friends, anything outdoors. He would always want to bet on the first, most and biggest fish; and he usually won most of the time on all three counts. He liked to skin his trout, making it a delightful delicacy.

John would like to have family and friends over for a BBQ and lawn games or play poker in Johnny's den. John liked to bowl, play pool, golf and played softball on the city leagues and played semipro ball. He was a big home run hitter. There wasn't much he couldn't do. John was able to go on his dream trip to Idaho on a guided hunt with his son Scott in 2011.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother and his infant son Richard Brion Kimble.

He is survived by his wife Luanne, son Scott and wife Jana of Finley, WA; grandchildren Titan, Brion, Amber and Austin; and great-grandchildren Kailand and Laurence; son Ken of Kennewick and grandchildren Shelby and Kendra; brother David and wife Sherry of Palouse, WA; nephews Jeremy and Gerik; niece Lindsey; aunts and numerous cousins.
Tri-City Herald, January 20, 2013

1959Mary Kroeller - Cortes
September 27, 1941 to November 16, 2001

Mary was a wife to Angelo for 35 yrs; a mother to Anna, Katrina, and Carrie; grandmother to Raegan and Taylor; and a nurse: first in Radiation Oncology at the University of California medical school, and then in Clinical Nursing at Kennewick Family Medicine until her retirement in 1998.
Tri-City Herald November 20, 2001

1959Norman Larson
Submitted to website

1959Terry Lee - Wilson
Submitted to website

1959Tresa Loudermilk - Petheram
Submitted to website

1959James Ray Mansfield
January 21, 1941 to November 3, 1996

Burt James Ray Mansfield was born in Bakersfield, CA, grew up in Kennewick and graduated from KHS. He went on to the University of Washington and was a member of the Huskies team that won the Rose Bowl 17 to 7 against Minnesota.
Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1963, Mansfield played for them for one season before moving on to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1964. He was the starting center for the Steelers through the 1976 season, going to two Super Bowls with them.
After retirement, Mansfield became a succefull insurance broker. He died while hiking the Grand Canyon.

1959Gordon Martini
August 2000
Submitted to website

1959Lester McCaleb
Submitted to website

1959Dennis McGraw
Submitted to website

1959William R Moore
May 13, 1991

Bill died from a blood clot due to knee surgery. Bill had five children and five grandchildren. Soon to be 22 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Submitted to website

1959George Mulholland
January 6, 1941 to February 11, 2007

George Edward Mulholland, age 66 passed away February 11, 2007 at his home in Kennewick, Washington. George was born in Tacoma, Washington on January 6, 1941.
He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1959. He married Carla Wurz in 1961.
George joined the electrical union Local 112 in 1967 and retired in 1997.
He enjoyed family activities including snowmobiling, camping, Mariner baseball, playing cribbage, collecting M&M memorabilia, and his 6 grandchildren.
George is survived by his wife, Carla; his daughter, Teresa and John Barnes, Long Island, NY; his son, Mark and Tammy Mulholland, Kennewick WA and six grandchildren.
A memorial is planned for Thursday, February 15, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union, Kennewick, WA.
Tri-City Herald, Feb. 13, 2007

1959Dolores Peterson - Hammer
Submitted to website

1959Mary H Rasmussen - Taylor
November 25, 1941 to February 6, 2008

Mary Helen Taylor passed away peacefully February 6, 2008. She was born November 25, 1941, in Mullen, Nebraska, to Rusty and Myrtle Rasmussen.
Mary Helen attended Kennewick High School and graduated in 1959.
After graduating school, she worked in a doctor's office and became an X-ray technician.
On November 10, 1963, she married C.D. Taylor and they raised four children together. She stayed home to care for her kids and also babysat other kids in the neighborhood.
She loved cooking and family and friend gatherings. She spent a lot of time in the garden and putting up fruit and vegetables for the winter. Mom always liked finding antique shops and out of the ordinary things.
She loved being a Grandma and making special memories with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, C.D. Taylor; brother, Larry Rasmussen; children, Shawn Taylor, Laisle Johnson, Shari and Marty Martinez, CeCe Randazzo and her grandchildren, Christa Fujihara, Zack Taylor, Jacob Randazzo, Blake Randazzo, and many more family and friends that will miss her.
At Mary Helen's request, there will be no services, but in lieu of cards and flowers donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, Box 11454, Alexandria, Virginia 22312.
Tri-City Herald, February 9, 2008

1959Robert Reymore
December 23, 2001
Submitted to website

1959Helen Rose - Bernhardt
Submitted to website

1959Madelon Rutledge - Thompson
July 1996
Submitted to website

1959Tom Sachse
June 25, 1941 to March 15, 2010

SACHSE, Thomas E. (Age 68), passed away March 15, 2010, from metastatic melanoma in Peoria, AZ, where he spent winters with his wife, Mary 'Lou' Sachse. He was born June 25, 1941, in Shawnee, OK. Tom was raised in Kennewick, WA, and has lived in Spokane for the past 31 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam. Tom enjoyed playing golf year-round, watching sports and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary 'Lou' Sachse; sons, Martin T. (Jessica) Sachse of Boise, ID, and Matthew A. (Julie) Sachse of Los Gatos, CA; daughter, Elizabeth (David) Cline of Seattle, WA; brother, Bill (Jackie) Sachse of Spokane; sisters, Carolyn (Phillip) Nelson and Helen (Jack) Alexander, all of Kennewick, WA; 5 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jim Sachse.

A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, March 27, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur, Spokane, WA 99202 or to the Elevator Fund at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 1517 E. 33rd, Spokane, WA 99203.
Tri-City Herald, March 26, 2010

1959Joe Robert Sanders
October 23, 1941 to January 28, 2002

Joe served in the US Marines, where he did a tour of Korea. He then enlisted in the US Army and did two tours of Vietnam. He retired from the Army in 1971 and then retired from Ironworkers Local 14 after several years. Joe had 5 children and 16 grandchildren. He fought a long, brave battle against Lung Cancer until it took him at 71.
Submitted to website by daughter, Brenda Foley

1959Tom Scott
Submitted to website

1959James Shanks
September 9, 1940 to February 13, 2012

On February 13, 2012, Jim peacefully slipped away into the arms of his loving savior. His passing leaves a hole in our hearts, but his memory remains bright and alive. His many friends and family members will miss him.

Jim graduated from Kennewick High School in 1959, got a B.A. from Central Washington University in 1963 and an M.A. in social work in 1965 from the University of Washington. He was a social worker in Pasco until 1974 when he was hired by the BIA to work in Bethel, Alaska. Ten years later, 1984, he transferred to Juneau, Alaska, and worked for the Department of Children's Services.

Jim was well known and respected by all who worked with him, ranging from the courts and police department, to foster parents and children and the families on his caseload. He made a difference in the lives of the children he came in contact with. As a result of his selfless efforts. he was awarded the "Light of Hope" Award in 2005.

He will be remembered by his co-workers as the "master of sarcasm," "the king of kindness," the "car czar" and the "coffee commissar." Jim was the face and heart of Child Protection in Juneau for many years.

He was a long time Bridge player and was always up for a game.

Jim is survived by sister, Nancy (Jack) Sitton of Marysville, WA; sister, Sharry (Paul) Stocking of Richmond, Kentucky; and brother, Duane (Pam) Hall of Kennewick, WA. His mother, Ruth W. Hall, preceded him in death in March 2010. He has many nieces and nephews and two great uncles who will miss him as well.

Donations made to Providence Hospice or Diabetes Research would be welcomed.
Tri-City Herald, February 17, 2012

1959Robert Taylor
November 1997

Bob was in Advertising for many years. He also owned a great antique store in San Francisco until his death in November of 1997 of cancer.
Submitted to website

1959David Terentieff
November 2000
Submitted to website

1959Stan Toland
June 3, 1941 to July 12, 2009

Stan Toland, 68, a resident of Kennewick for 67 years, passed away on July 12, 2009 after a long battle with cancer. He was born on June 3rd, 1941 in Sanders, Idaho. In 1942 his family moved to Kennewick where he grew up. Stan graduated from Kennewick High School in 1959, and married Sherrie Dean Steffenson on April 15th, 1961.

Stan worked at Sears for 15 years; owned the Kawasaki Shop in 1980-1982; he then went into the construction field. He retired from his business, Toland Enterprises/Construction in 2008. Stan lived to ride and race dirt bikes! He started riding in his 20's and never stopped. He started his daughters riding at a young age, then his sons-in-law and now the grandkids. He has ridden over 100 races, his last one was in April '08 in the Desert 100, where he got his fifth 1st place trophy (60 and over class). Stan was an active member of the Eastern Washington Dirt Riders Association (EWDRA) and the Panhandle Trail Riders Association (PANTRA).

Stan will be greatly missed by his dirt biking friends and everyone who knew and loved him.

Stan is preceded in death by his parents, Dolly and Willis Toland, and his brother Jerry.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sherrie; daughter Tia and her husband Eric Flynn of Couer d' Alene, ID; daughter Heather and her husband Mike Trout of Pasco; grandchildren Trek, Kert, and Vincent, Connor, Courtney, and Claire, and one great-grandson Elliot. Stan is also survived by his brothers, Tom of Roslyn, WA, Dave of Longbranch, WA, and his sister Evelyn Martins of Lakewood, CA and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Center, 9353 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.
Tri-City Herald, July 15, 2009

1959Gary Vandine
Submitted to website

1959Bill Welch
Submitted to website

1959Chuck Woofter
Submitted to website

1959Cecil Youngs
Cecil Duane Youngs – September 9, 1940 to October 15, 2015. Cecil went home to be with the Lord October 15, 2015, in Spokane, Washington. He as born September 9, 1940, in Erickson, Nebraska to Alva and Violet Justus Youngs. They moved to Kennewick in 1947. In 1959 Cecil graduated from Kennewick High School. It was there that he met Darlene Sonderman. They were married in 1960 and had three children: Michael, Donna, and Christine. Cecil worked at Boise Cascade from 1959 to 1965. He then became a journeyman iron worker – proud member for over 50 years of Ironworkers Local 14. This work took him all over the Northwest, as well as California and Alaska. Cecil loved to camp, fish, hike and hunt. Cecil was very artistic. When he was away from his little children, he would send them small water color pictures that he painted which included a hidden animal for them to find. He also was a talented wood carver.

After retiring he enjoyed traveling and in his last years he enjoyed fellowship with believers and reading the Bible. Cecil was preceded in death by his mother and father as well as his brothers and sisters Dallas, Ralph, and Stanley Phillis Tompkins and LaRee Jennings. He leaves behind Darlene Youngs, his wife of 52 years and their children Michael Youngs, Kennewick; Donna Williams (Michael), Blain WA; Christine Schaff, Renton, WA and their grandchildren Gabriel Williams (Dylan), David Williams (Kara) Hanna Ainley (Ben) and Jaxon Schaff.
Published in Tri-City Herald on October 22, 2015.

1960Danny R Adams
April 19th, 2010.

Danny Ray Adams Sr. passed away at his Bellingham WA home surrounded by family on Monday, April 19th, 2010.
During his battle with heart disease he made many new friends and kept his good nature and sense of humor all the way to the last moment

1960Linda L Baddley - Jaeger
April 20, 1963 to September 16, 2012

Linda LaVon Jaeger, age 70, passed away September 16, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer surrounded by her loving family at her home in West Richland. Linda was born June 3, 1942, in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Linda graduated from Kennewick High School in 1960, and lived most of her life in the Tri-Cities. On April 20, 1963, Linda married the love of her life, Miles Jaeger. They raised two sons, Con and Mark Jaeger, which provided four beautiful grandchildren. After the passing of her son Mark in 1997, Linda and Miles had the opportunity to raise his children, Shanlyn and Dylan, now 19 and 15 respectively.

Linda started a career in credit right out of high school and worked for a number of businesses in the TriCities and the San Francisco Bay area during their six years residing in Livermore, California. During Linda's career she was president of both the Tri-Cities Credit Women International and the International Consumers Credit Associations. She was also voted the Outstanding Credit Women of the Year and Outstanding Consumer Credit Professional of the Year. Linda was also very active in politics, servings as a Precinct Committee Officer until the cancer forced her to step down.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and LaVon Baddley; son, Mark; brother, Ernest 'Cordy' Baddley; Sister-in-law, Bea Baddley; niece, Niki (Baddley) Vandergriff; and Nephew, Shaun Gier.

Linda is survived by her husband, Miles; son, Con (Lori) of Spokane; brother, Elwyn (Vi) Baddley of Kennewick, WA; sister, Darla Vance of Kennewick, WA; grandchildren, Lacey, Shanlyn, Nevada, and Dylan Jaeger; 8 nieces, 6 nephews; as well as many friends.

Graveside service will be held following the funeral service at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 10th and Union in Kennewick, WA.
Tri-City Herald, September 19, 2012

1960Jerry R Baker
June,1976 Pasco, WA

1960Newton C Bentley
July 19 2008

Newton Clark Bentley of Boise, Idaho, died on July 19th, 2008, of a heart attack.
Newt moved to Washington state with his family when he was a young boy, where they lived in several locations in the Tri-Cities area. He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1960, and later moved to Seattle, where in 1965 he graduated with honors from Business School at the Automation Institute of Seattle, Washington. While in Seattle, Newt worked at Seattle City Light and later Key Data.
On October 22, 1966, he married Melba Wilson in Seattle, Washington, where they began raising their two children. They moved to Boise, Idaho in 1976 where Newt was employed by the Terteling Company. He partnered with Dwain Griggs in a computer business venture in the 80s, became a consultant traveling the U.S., and later worked for the Department of Insurance and the State Insurance fund, retiring in 2004. Newt returned to the State Insurance fund as a private contractor following his retirement.
Upon moving to Boise, Newt immediately adopted the Boise State Broncos as his favorite team. Newt had a huge capacity to care and he loved people. He never met a stranger, and his surrogate family members and 'adopted' children are countless. He gave of himself to anyone in need.
Newt is survived by his wife, Melba Bentley; son, Jeff Bentley of Clovis, California; daughter, Gina Bentley of Kirkland, Washington; and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank Bentley, Thelma Wahl & stepfather Paul Wahl and a mother-in-law, Inis Wilson.
Memorial services will be held at the Cloverdale Seventh-day Adventist Church on Wednesday July 22 at 11:00 a.m. Viewing will be on Tuesday July 22 at the Cloverdale Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tri-City Herald, June 22, 2008

1960Barbara C Berg
March 1989
Riverview Heights, Kennewick

1960Charlsie B Brown
Deceased as per Izetta Grove

1960Milo D Cannedy
Milo (Buzzy) Dean Cannedy, 73, passed April, 2, 2014 at home in West Richland, was born November 3, 1940 in Faith S. Dakota to Dale and Margaret Cannedy.He lived in the Tri-Cities for 56 years, graduated from Kennewick High School 1960. He worked for BNRR for 10 years, and then retired from work as a Custodian for Richland School District in 2003. He enjoyed traveling, camping, was an avid fisherman, sports enthusiast and Saturday Night WWF wrestling watcher. Milo was a life long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved his family and friends very much. He is survived by his beloved wife Sylvia (Sue) Cannedy, son Chad Cannedy, 3 step children, 10 grandkids, 2 great-grandkids, sister Mae and numerous nieces and nephews in the Seattle area. He was preceded in death by parents, 2 sisters, and son Darron (Dec. 2, 2009). -

1960Peggy I Chapman - Smith
Sept. 18, 1942 to July 9, 2009

Preceded by her parents, Clifford D. and Mildred M. (Hulse) Chapman of Kennewick, WA, Mrs. Peggy Irene Smith passed away July 9, 2009, at 2:11 AM at her home, after a long and courageous fight against colon cancer.

She was raised in Kennewick, Washington and graduated from Kennewick High in 1960. She married her high school sweetheart, Stephen C. Smith, on February 24, 1964, in Kennewick and made their first home in Bremerton, WA, where he was stationed.

Upon her spouse's transfer to the Naval Hospital, Bremerton, in 1976, she and her family established their home in Port Orchard, where she resided until her death. Her total focus in life was that in support of her husband, her daughters as well as helping those in need materially and/or emotionally.

Mrs. Smith loved bowling and was a one-time member of the Kitsap Women's Bowling Association. She held numerous elected positions, on various bowling leagues throughout the County. Always a very competitive bowler, in 2005, she elected to quit bowling, when a chronic knee condition prevented her from continuing at the performance level which she had achieved.

She is survived by her daughters, Norma Jean Sears, Barbara Jeanne Wetmore; grandchildren Joshua and Jeremy Sears, Derrek Ashe and Dylan Wetmore and her sisters Beverly Comstock of Kennewick, WA and Diana Nelson of Vancouver, WA.

Interment will be at the Haven of Rest, in Gig Harbor, WA. There will be no service at the request of the family. It is our hope that those who came to know her, will honor her memory and her spirit, in their own special way and that she will always remain in their hearts as she does in ours.

Memorial in lieu of flowers may be made to MultiCare Hematology and Oncology Clinic, Gig Harbor, St. Anthony Hospital and/or the American Cancer Society .
Tri-City Herald, July 14, 2009

1960John Chinowith
July 25, 1970 Richland, WA

1960Karolyn Clontz - Bittrick
Karolyn Clontz Bittrick, 74, passed away December 10, 2016, at Chaplaincy Hospice House in Kennewick. She was born in Ogden, Utah, on March 21, 1942, the daughter of Farrell Calvin Clontz and Marjorie Lillian (Sharp) Clontz. The family moved to Kennewick in 1947 and she graduated from Kennewick High School, class of 1960. She married Frank Bittrick in 1965. She retired as a cashier from Columbia Basin College after 30 yrs. She is survived by her husband, Frank Bittrick, Pasco WA; Sister Nelda (Errol) Lemburg of Newport, WA; brother, Farrell (Lynn) Clontz of West Richland; and several nieces and nephews.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Dec. 18, 2016

1960Gary D Combs
December 23, 1941 to March 23, 2009

Gary Combs, beloved husband, father and Grandfather, died Monday morning of natural causes in the Hospice at the Chaplaincy in Kennewick, Washington. Gary was born December 23, 1941, to Wesley and Oneita Combs in Echo, Oregon.

The Combs family moved to Kennewick in 1947. He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1960 then immediately joined the U.S. Air Force from where he was honorably discharged in 1964.

He married Maxine Graham Combs in 1964. They met dancing and danced for 40+ years.

Gary was a firefighter/EMT for the city of Richland for 16 years. He retired in the early 80's.

Gary is a 35-year member of the Kennewick Eagles Aerie Lodge 2485 where he danced a million miles. He was also a member of the VFW Post #5785.

He was actively involved with 4-H with his children Greg and Syringa (Sheri) both as a 4-H club leader and member of the horse community for many years. His passion was horses and horse racing and although not a gambler, he enjoyed spending time at Sun Downs race track both as a spectator and owner/trainer.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine, son Greg Graham, daughter and son-in-law, Syringa (Sheri) and Hector Ortega and their two sons Ryan and Adam, as well as his long time fellow horse enthusiast, Dwight Newman. He is also survived by his sisters Rose Campbell, Linda Hernandez and Jodi Combs, his brothers Ray and Glen Combs plus numerous nieces and nephews and extended family including very special in-laws Jack and Marlene Gouger and Janet Horton. He will be greatly missed by all, including his cat Lucy and dog Dixie.

Gary was preceded in death by his father, Wesley, mother, Oneita, brothers, Douglas, Wesley, Russell, Rex and Gene and his sister Barbara.

The family would like to thank Dr. Cooper, Chaplain Craig and the entire wonderful staff at the Hospice House.

In lieu of flowers please give donations in Gary's name to the Hospice at Chaplaincy, 2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick, WA 99336-3000.

Viewing will be Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Wednesday, March 25th, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home located at 1401 S. Union Street in Kennewick. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, March 25th, 1:00 p.m., also at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home with full military honors.
Tri-City Herald, March 24, 2009

1960Arlin H Comstock
Jan 26, 2010

1960Sylvia Conlen
Oct 8 1942 - Feb 13 2009

1960James P Corderman
27 August 1942 - 7 April 2010 Las Vegas NV

1960Robert D Cosgrove
February 12, 1967
Snohomish, WA

1960Fern Crockford - Riegel
January 11, 1993
Kennewick, WA Riverview Heights

1960Guy H Crook, Jr
Oct 11, 2010

Guy died in Texas

1960Joy Dimond - Thomson
October 5, 2003
Naches, WA

1960Francis W (Butch) Dunham
October 24, 2013

1960Janet L Ems - McGraw
April 1962
Desert Lawn, Kennewick

1960Donald L Fellows (Byington)
Donald Lee Byington passed away unexpectedly on December 31, 2009 at his home in San Diego, California. He was born on July 2, 1941 in Hailey, Idaho. He served his country for 26 years in the Navy as an Aviation Storekeeper and retired as a Senior Chief. Highlights of his naval career include serving in Vietnam and being stationed on the USS Midway. After retiring from active duty in 1988, he worked for the Civil Service at NAS North Island, Aviation Support Department – Rotatable Pool for 21 years where he was a Supervisor. He is survived by his brother, Bob, of Tacoma, Washington; his wife, Isabelita; and his sons, Lamberto and Ricky of San Diego.
Being very intelligent, Don had a passion for reading books. His favorite authors included Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, Stephen Coonts, H. Jay Riker, and Dale Brown, among others. If Don wasn’t reading, he could be found diligently working on the daily crossword puzzle in the San Diego Union-Tribune. He completed them correctly and accurately nearly every day. Don was also a huge sports fan of the San Diego Padres as well as the Chargers. He loved talking sports and would debate anyone when it came to his favorite San Diego teams.
Don was a loving husband, father, and friend who gave generously to his family and friends. He expected nothing in return. He had a tough exterior, but inside he was a teddy bear with a heart of gold. He positively affected anyone who crossed his path, brightening their day with kindness and jokes. Don will be missed and remembered by all those who knew and loved him.

1960Marquita S Finney
Deceased No Information

1960Steve A Foertsch
Nov 9, 1942 - Mar 1976

1960Douglas L Forsythe
September 29, 2003

1960William Garst
Nov 22,1959

1960Grant Goldsbury
March 21, 1991
Sitka, AK

1960Jerry A Hahn
November 6, 2000

Jerry, who was suffering from heart disease, was killed when it is presumed that he had a heart attack and crashed his car not far from his southern Oregon home. His wife Joan, his daughter Terri, and two granddaughters who were very fond of their grandfather survive him. Jerry, no doubt remembered as an outstanding high school athlete, was a disabled Vietnam veteran.

1960Richard V Hastings
February 1996
Riverview Heights, Kennewick

1960David E Hathaway
March 1997
Desert Lawn, Kennewick

1960Charles Haughton
December 1955

1960Sally L Hawkey
September 3, 1996 Dayton, WA

1960Marilyn C Hayes - Monasmith
Marilyn Carole Monasmith Passed away on September 25th, 2014, at the age of 72, after a brief battle with cancer. Marilyn was born in Seattle, WA on July 2nd, 1942 to Bernard and Marjorie Hayes. She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1960, where she met the love of her life and future husband, Darwin Monasmith. They were married on November 23rd, 1962 and in 1968 they moved their young family to Sumner, WA. Marilyn had a great love for her family. She was a devoted wife, a caring and loving mother, and an 'extraordinary' grandmother. Her love for her grandchildren is unmatched. She was a kind and gentle soul who had a positive impact on everyone she came in contact with. She worked as a library secretary in the Sumner School District at the elementary level for 22 years. She loved working with children and had a special place in her heart for them. Her gentle and patient ways endeared her to her students, many of whom kept in touch with her through the years. She also had a love and compassion for animals, especially cats, rescuing many strays and making them part of our family. Her hobbies included working with stained glass, white water rafting, gardening, reading, exercising, and most importantly, grand parenting! She will be dearly missed by every soul she touched during her stay with us. She will forever be remembered and loved by Darwin (her husband of over 51 years), son Mike and wife Kristin of Spokane, WA, son Craig and wife Cyndy of Spokane, WA, brother Steve Hayes and wife Carol of Kent, WA, grandchildren Hayden, Kyle, Ian, Zach, Caleb, and Ty, nephew Steve Hayes, Jr., and niece Chani Hayes

1960Karen Hess - Sonderman
KAREN JEAN (HESS) SONDERMAN. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home Karen J. (Hess) Sonderman was born November 21, 1942 in Pasco and passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at Trios Hospital with Hospice in Kennewick on January 7, 2015 at the age of 72. Karen was raised in the Tri-Cities and went to Kennewick High School. She then moved to Seattle to pursue a career as a sales associate at Grayson's dress shop, where she met her first husband. They settled down in Wenatchee, WA to raise their three children. Later in life she moved back to the Tri-Cities and married her high school sweetheart. She retired from a long career at Boeing/Westinghouse. Karen was preceded in death by her mother Dayle and father Carl Hess, her brother Mike Hess, step-brother Dave Lewis and husband Carl Sonderman. Karen will forever be remembered by her sister Janice Stickley (Jerry), brother Ken Hess and step-brother Doug Lewis. Karen is survived by her children Rick Anderson (Camille), Stacie Kern (Gary), Randy Anderson and step-son Kurt Sonderman (Channon). She is remembered by 7 treasured grandchildren Ryan, Sierra, Taylor, Dylan, Makenzie, Brandon, and Logan. She is leaving behind a large number of loving, caring friends and her two devoted yorkies, Willie and Amber. Karen enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading, shopping and collecting new recipes to try. Karen loved traveling to new places with family and friends, and eating great food accompanied by great wine.

1960Phil Holden
July 27, 1941 to November 28, 2000

Philip A. Holden died November 28, 2000, at UC San Francisco Medical Center following a long illness.
Phil was born July 27, 1941 in Pasco. He and his family moved to Vallejo, California in 1965. He was employed with General Chemical Co. in Richmond,
California for 28 years and retired in 1989. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Richmond and raced hardtops at Vallejo and Petaluma Speedways. He enjoyed fishing and other activities with his children and grandchildren.
Phil was preceded in death by his son, Edward Robert in 1992.
Survivors include his wife, Marlene, daughter, Randi Lynn, son, Philip (Yvette), and grandchildren Mary Jay Lovan Jr., Michelle and Eddie Holden and Melissa Lynn Lewis.

1960Sam Indorf
April 25,1942 to May 4, 2011

1960David G Iverson
November 11, 2003

1960Harold T Jackson
Deceased No information

1960Ann Jensen - Priebe-Smith
May 1,2015

1960William James Jessee
April 22,1998

1960Stan Lakey
May 22, 1942 to September 19, 2005

Stanley was born May 22, 1942 in Chicago Heights, Illinois, the first child of Lloyd and Oleta Lakey and he died September 19 at the VA Hospital in Walla Walla, Washington. Stan joined the Marines at 17 and was a radioman/cryptologist. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his actions in Vietnam. He was also awarded many other medals. Stan made sure that his siblings did not go hungry, as he sent money home after the death of his father in 1959. He was preceded in death by father Lloyd, mother Oleta, and two brothers, Steven and Ted. Stan is survived by his wife Josephine, children Patricia, Robert, Ron and Steve. He is survived by Sister Betty Euteneier of Richland, and Jim Lakey of Kennewick and many uncles, aunts, and cousins. He has two young grandchildren, Chelsea and Duncan, as well as many adopted grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2005 a the Cathedral of Joy in Richland. Memorials may be made to the Tri-Cities Cancer Center in his memory.
Tri-City Herald September 21, 2005

1960Chris I Larson
May 14, 1942 to September 1, 2007

Chris I Larson was born May 14, 1942, in Wallingford, Iowa, and went home to be with Yahweh on 9/1/07. Chris lived in the Tri-Cities 57 years. Chris married Diane Bosch in February 1965.
Chris served in the U.S. Army National Guard for six years. He was a commercial pilot (Great Western Airlines and Execuair). He was a member of the Operating Engineers Locals #370 and HAMTC #280. Chris worked 40+ years as a heavy equipment operator (LW Vail, JA Jones, Rockwell, Kaiser, Dyncorp and Flour).
Chris is survived by his wife, Diane; daughter Lisa; son Erik; four grandchildren; three sisters and numerous nieces & nephews.
Memorial services will be held September 8 at 1:00 p.m. at Prayer Watch Christian Center, 602 S. Washington St. in Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald September 5, 2007

1960James D McFadden
June 29, 1942 to July 28, 2006

James McFadden, age 64, was born to Andy and Mabel McFadden, June 29, 1942, in Portland, Oregon. He passed away to Jesus, his Lord and Savior, on July 28. He grew up in Kennewick, WA. and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1960. He made his home in Anchorage, Alaska for 42 years. He was blessed with 9 children. There will be a graveside service at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, corner of 10th Ave. and Union Street, Kennewick on August 3, 2006 starting at 10:00 a.m.
Tri-City Herald, August 1, 2006

1960Kit McMannis - Sleater
Mary Kathleen "Kit" McMannis Sleater, age 74, was born to Harry and Frances Hails McMannis on September 19, 1942 in Dillon, Montana. Kit joined two sisters Marilyn, Pat and half-brother Ray Samson.

In 1945 when Kit was two, the family moved to Kennewick, Washington and later the family moved to Richland, Washington. She attended schools in Richland and Kennewick. She married Larry Lee Sleater in Lewiston, May 2nd, 1960, her parents as the witnesses and they were married for 56 years.

Their family increased by the birth of a daughter Sandi in 1961, then by the twins Dawna and Dina in 1964. Then Kari rounded out their family in 1968. Kit was a member of the Kennewick Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. They lived in Virginia while Larry was in the Navy. They were the owners of Sleater's Restaurant and Lounge.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughters Sandi Rae Lollar and Dawna Lee Pearsall, half-brother Ray Samson, and granddaughter Rebecca Pearsall. She is survived by husband Larry, her daughters Dina Nash and Kari Hardy, 12 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Also by her sisters Marilyn Ward of St. George, Utah, Pat DesChane of Pasco, many nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law Jerry, Ed and Chuck Sleater, special sister-in-law Dodie Perry, and sons-in-law Jerry Pearsall, Roy Hardy and Bill Hitt.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Oct. 9, 2016

1960Bruce L Murdock
April 4 2014
Bruce's wife, daughter, family and his many friends celebrate a life that was filled with intelligence, humor and generosity. Bruce lost his life, most likely from a sudden heart attack, while stacking firewood for his family. Bruce Murdock, Captain Courageous of His Majesty's Royal Raiders, was born in Toppenish, Washington, to Verda and Leland Murdock. His sister, Linda, was born three years later. He attended elementary school in Yakima, Washington, and middle and high schools in the Tri-Cities, where he graduated from Kennewick High School in 1960. Study in economics and English at the University of Washington took him across the Cascades. A lover of sun, he lived most of his life on the rainy side, moving eventually to the Peninsula. He received his double bachelor's degree in 1970.Bruce served actively in the U.S. Coast Guard for six months and finished the rest of his military commitment in the reserves. After jobs in Seattle, Washington, at Boeing and as far east as Goldendale, Washington, he worked in the timber industry in Port Angeles until 1986. He retrained as a tax preparer, spending many years in an occupation he loved and which suited his acute mind. He met his wife, Alice, when he attended one of her first poetry readings at Peninsula College, where she worked as an instructor for almost 30 years. Between the two of them, they served the financial and educational needs of many area residents and in their ramblings often met their former students and tax clients. Their daughter, Lisel, was born in 1986. Wordsmith, woodsmith, rocksmith, puzzlesmith — these are some titles Alice would give Bruce, whose skill with his hands was phenomenal. They met over their love of words and never lost that deep connection, Bruce starting Lisel out with the Oxford Companion to Children's Poetry when she was 10 days old. The family hiked and traveled together. A 50-day trip to Greece in 2007 fulfilled one of Bruce's lifelong dreams. They also spent many summers in Germany, helping Alice develop her language skills. Bruce shared her passion for World War II history. He supported Alice's writing career throughout their 33 years together, no mean task. Bruce also had a lifelong interest in boats and in Native culture, as well as a passion for liberal politics. Bruce lived to meet his son-in-law, Ron, and to know Lisel would achieve his greatest wish for her, as she was recently accepted to a doctoral program in education at Stanford University. Bruce's son-in-law characterizes Bruce as having achieved so much in his life: staying faithful to his family and to his passions, remaining dedicated to his intellectual and cultural growth throughout his life, and being skilled with his hands. Lisel knows that her father's kindness toward others, which he never boasted of but demonstrated through his every action, will continue to inspire her, Alice and his family and friends. In addition to Alice, Lisel and Ron, Bruce is survived by five brothers-in-law and their families, his sister's son and family, and several cousins.

1960Leona Ann Nelson - Olive

Ann Olive of Kennewick passed away peacefully on June 16, 2014 at Virginia Mason Hospital, in Seattle, after dealing with cancer for a short time.

Born December 23, 1941 in Walla Walla, Washington to Lorrie (Burdett) Nelson and Albert Allessio, Ann was raised and schooled in Kennewick. After high school she married Dennis House and with this union had two daughters, LeAnn and Sherri.

Ann was employed by Pischel/ Herff Jones Yearbook Inc. followed by a position as Manager/Supervisor of duplication and printing at Hanford.

Later she met Ken Olive. It didn't take long for the relationship to grow. They were married in Las Vegas at Circus Circus. They lived in Kennewick until retirement, and then became snow birds where they enjoyed spending winters in Lake Havasu. Wintering in Arizona, she enjoyed desert hiking and became quite the rock hound.

Ken and Ann were ole'car buffs enjoying going to shows from the 80's to the present. Typically she was recognized in a crowd by her signature visor.

She had a flair for gardening and sewing but her passion was going to quilt shows and spending time with her sister Penny.

Ann was a fun loving compassionate person, and if needed she would do anything for her family. She loved her two dogs Andi and Willie, her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, showing them love, attention, and affection as often as possible. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Ann is survived by her husband Ken Olive, her daughters LeAnn (Noel) Perrault, and Sherri Gresser. Step-children Roger Olive and Kim (Glenn) May, also 5 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, Sister Penny (Bob) Traeger, along with many loving cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother Lorrie Nelson, father Albert Allessio, and Step-father Richard Nelson.

Published in Tri-City Herald from June 22 to June 23, 2014

1960Ann E Norton
August 1978 Nampa, ID

1960Gary R Osborne
March 4, 2001 Kennewick, WA

1960Sharon Kay (Cookie) Overman - Lane
March 16, 2001 Kennewick, WA

1960Peggy L Parnell - Schefstron
July 22, 1991 Walla Walla, WA

1960Rodney J Pearson
Deceased September 1,2007

1960Gary A Robanske

November 11, 2013
Gary Allen Robanske, 71, passed away at home on November 11, 2013, following a prolonged illness.Gary will be fondly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by, daughter Kim Marie Visee, daughter Dawn Marie Harris, brother Ronald Rae Robanske, grandson Josh Visee, grandson Ben Visee, granddaughter Avery Harris, granddaughter Emma Harris and grandson Charlie Harris.Please join us in a celebration of his life, Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Howard Amon Park, Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Road in Richland.

1960Sheila Jo Rust - Nash
June 22, 2009

1960Catherine Jean Sadler - Hurd
Deceased No information

1960Sharilee Marie Schmitt - Thompson
February 1991
Desert Lawn, Kennewick

1960Carl G Sonderman
April 11, 1942 to January 29, 2011

Carl G. Sonderman was born April 11, 1942, in Spokane and passed away peacefully at Hospice House, surrounded by family and friends on January 29, 2011, at the age of 68 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Carl was raised in the Tri-Cities, graduating from Kennewick High in 1960 and from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1967 and has practiced law in Benton and Franklin counties ever since. Carl was the Past-President of the Benton-Franklin Counties Bar Association, was Past-President of the Prosser Jaycees and Past Commodore of the Clover Island Yacht Club. He had been active in the Benton County Historical Society. Carl loved practicing law and especially loved being in the courtroom.

Carl was preceded in death by his mother, Veronica and father W.F. 'Bud' Sonderman. Carl will forever be remembered by his brother, Dick Sonderman; sister-in-law Jacque; nieces Darci Mitcham (Dave), Cami Hanson; and sister, Georgia Buckenberger. Carl will be missed tremendously by Karen, his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 25 years. Carl also leaves behind his children, Alicia Fullenkamp (Joe), Laura Brat (Dave), Kurt Sonderman (Channon), Rick Anderson (Camille), Stacie Kern (Gary), and Randy Anderson (Renae). He is remembered by 13 treasured grandchildren. He's leaving behind a large number of loving, caring friends and colleagues and his two devoted Yorkies, Amber and Willie.

Carl enjoyed listening to classical music, reading, traveling and eating great food accompanied by great wine. Carl loved hunting and fishing and his buddies have many great stories of their trips together. He was great at building remote control airplanes but not so great at flying them.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice at the Chaplaincy in Kennewick. Services will be held at the Cathedral of Joy on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 1:00 p.m.
Tri-city Herald, February 2, 2011

1960Dorothy A Taytor - Rochlitzer
November 5, 1982 Santa Barbara, CA

1960Roger A Theil
1981 Desert Lawn Kennewick

Roger was killed in a plane crash in Germany. He was in the US Army

1960Martha Mae Thompson - Roberts
May 11,1942 - February 9, 2006

1960Linda Thornberg-O'leary
Oct 17, 2004

1960Richard S Tipton
June 26, 2011

Tipton, Richard S. 69 Jan. 29, 1942 June 26, 2011 Born in Oregon City, Richard was a welder for Wagner Mining. He is survived by his wife, Lucy; sons, Jim, Brian and Aaron; daughter, Lynn; brother, Ron; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Willamette National Cemetery.

1960Mike G Wheeler
February 23, 1941 to September 11, 2009

Michael Glynn Wheeler, Sr., age 68, of Pasco passed away on Friday, September 11, 2009, at Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House. Mike was the oldest child of Glynn and (the late) Ellamae Wheeler of Kennewick, and was born on February 23, 1941, in Yakima, WA.

He is survived by his wife, Shelly Wheeler of Pasco, his father, Glynn E. Wheeler, and his sister, Judy L. Wheeler of Kennewick. He is also survived by his daughters, Jacqueline (Dave) Reid of San Diego, CA; Anastasia Rief of Pasco, WA; and sons Kenneth (Melissa) of Yakima,WA; Michael, Jr. (Melanie) of Richland; and 13 grandchildren.

Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Ellamae, his previous wife, Mary, and two sons, James G. and John E. Wheeler.

Mike lived in Yakima, WA; California, Texas, Germany, Pennsylvania, and Seattle, WA, growing up the son of an Army officer before the family settled in Kennewick where Mike graduated from Kennewick Senior High. Mike served in both the USN and USMC and received an honorable discharge from both branches of service.

Mike held various jobs throughout his life, and was an avid fisherman, but Mike was proudest of his commitment of volunteer service to his community with special attention to the Red Cross (he was very close to reaching his goal of 25 gallons), and the Pasco Lions, where he held many offices; was one of the key Lions responsible for installing the American flags on the Cable Bridge on holidays, and he and his late wife Mary prepared many fine meals for veterans at the American Legion.

Mike's family invites you to share in a celebration of his life at the American Legion, 1029 Sylvester in Pasco, on October 3, 2009, at 1:00 PM., followed by a pot luck luncheon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mike's name to the American Legion, the Pasco Lions, Hospice or the charity of your choice.
Tri-City Herald, October 1, 2009

1960Billy E Wilcoxson
December 22, 1940 to January 20, 2012

Billy E. Wilcoxson passed away January 20, 2012, after a long fight with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) also known as 'Lou Gehrig's Disease.' Bill was born on December 22, 1940, in Sherman, Texas to John and Ethyl Wilcoxson and had two older brothers.

The family moved to the Tri-Cities area in 1943 where Bill attended school and graduated from Kennewick High School 1960. It was there that he met Joanna Greene who he married on June 30, 1962. They have two daughters, Shannon and Tracy, and six grandchildren.

Bill attended Columbia Basin College as part of the Electricians Union Local 112 Apprenticeship program and became a journeyman electrician and certified welder. He worked at the trade for several years and taught classes for the apprenticeship program before being appointed the position of Training Director. After seven years as training director he was elected Business Manager in 1989, and served in that role for 11 years. He returned to his tools for four years until he was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2004.

Bill and Joanna choose retirement and spent their remaining years together traveling in their motorhome all over the United States but they were particularly fond of Las Vegas. Most recently they were planning an Alaskan cruise to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this coming June.

Bill loved the outdoors and was active in many community activities. He was on the Board of Directors for the Tri-Cities Water Follies for several years and served as both the Course and Race Chairman. He was also active with the Water Follies Rescue Team and was a volunteer firefighter for Benton County Fire District 1. He was a certified Washington State Fire Service certified instructor and nationally certified Emergency Medical Technician. He taught classes in CPR, First Responder and Vehicle Accident Prevention.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years Joanna; daughter Shannon and husband Randy Stemp, daughter Tracy and husband Jeff Lascheid; grandchildren Blake, Justin, Jordan, Erin, Monica, and Alex; and his oldest brother John Wilcoxson.

Services will be held at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union in Kennewick, WA at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2012 with viewing Thursday from 5 to 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to either the Evergreen Chapter of the ALS Association 19115 68th Avenue South Suite H105 Kent, WA 98032 or the Muscular Dystrophy Association 101 W. Indiana Avenue Spokane, WA 99205.
Tri-City Herald, January 25, 2012

1960David E Winney
January 13, 1942 to December 31, 2000
Desert Lawn Kennewick

1960Clayton Lewis Wrenchy
April 1987
Desert Lawn Kennewick

1960Don L Wright
December 1974
Desert Lawn Kennewick

1961Judy August - Vogel
February 22, 1943 to June 15, 2008

Judy P. Vogel age 65 of Kennewick, was born February 22, 1943, in Spokane, Washington and passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2008.
Judy moved to the Tri Cities in 1959 at the age of 16 and attended Kennewick High School.
Judy worked at Kadlec Medical Center for the past 25 years holding various positions within the Patient Financial Service Department.
Judy enjoyed her family and the discovery of family roots having membership in several historical societies.
Judy is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Elkins and Katherine Vogel; two grandchildren, Rick Ahrens and Nick Stevens; two great Grandchildren, Aiden and Cayla Ahrens, two brothers Mike August of Spokane, Wa. and Scott August of Richland, Wa.
Judy was preceded in death by her husband Richard "Dick" Vogel and her parents Alex J. Montoya and Patricia Hansen-Schroeder.
At the request of the deceased there will be no viewing or memorial service.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Tri-City Herald, June 18, 2008

1961Daryll Ayers
Submitted to website

1961Kathy Baird
Submitted to website

1961Donita Bishop - Gans
January 26, 1943 to September 10, 2007

Donita Lorene Gans passed away peacefully in her home in Kennewick, Washington, on September 10, 2007. She was born in Pasco, Washington, on January 26, 1943, to Don and Juanita Bishop and lived most of her life in Kennewick. Donita was the oldest daughter of their five children.
She was preceded in death by her father Don, her sister Barb and brother Gary.
She is survived by her husband Del; mother Juanita; son Don (Mechelle) Ayers; stepdaughters, Jacquie and Joni; brother Jerry (Mary); and 10 grandchildren.
Viewing will be Friday, September 14th, 5-8 p.m. at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick. Graveside Services will be Saturday, September 15th, 10 a.m., at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 10th & Union Street in Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, September 13, 2007

1961David Brimhall
June 25, 1943 to May 27,2013

David Lewis Brimhall passed away May 27, 2013, at Richland Gardens. He was born June 25, 1943, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to David Jex Brimhall and Naomi Lewis Brimhall. When he was one year old, his father was offered a position at Hanford, and the family, which included two older sisters, moved to Richland. Subsequently, two more sisters joined the family. David attended Richland schools, and even at an early age began collecting items that interested him, particularly antique objects. This became a lifelong hobby. In 1957, the family moved to Kennewick. He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1962, where he was on the gymnastics team and earned recognition as a Washington State best all-around gymnast.

David joined the Navy after his graduation and received electronics training in Memphis, Tennessee. He then served as an aviation electronics technician at Barbers Point, Honolulu, Hawaii. After completing his tour of duty, he spent a year at Brigham Young University on an athletics scholarship. He worked for a short time for Burlington Northern Railroad in Pasco, but soon moved to California to resume working as an electronics technician. He was subsequently employed as an electronics engineer in the Missiles & Space Division of Lockheed, where he worked for 32 years until retirement.

David met and married Diana West in California. A son, David Lance, and a daughter, Denise, were born to them before they divorced.

After retirement, David returned to his roots in the Tri-Cities and lived in his home high on a hill overlooking Benton City. He enjoyed the serenity and view for several years before his health began to fail.

He was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his son, David Lance (Donna), of West Valley, Utah; his daughter, Denise, of Novato, California; his sisters Karol Smith (Bud), Dee Jenkins, Janet Robertson (David), and Nancy Mace (Gene); all of the Tri-Cities; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.
Tri-City Herald, May 31, 2013

1961Linda Christiansen
Submitted to website

1961Ray Colby

Ray was killed in a helicopter accident at Forth Campbell, Kentucky, in 1967, as his unit was preparing to ship to the Republic of South Vietnam. I was not there, but I shipped over on the same ship that Ray's unit shipped on although I was with another helicopter unit.
Submitted to website by Jack Oliver, (KHS 1961)

*My brother is gone but has never been forgotten, he remains in my heart and in my memories.
Your loving sister always! Katrina "Tina' Colby-Simmons (KHS 1970)

1961Robert Crook
December 2001
Submitted to website by wife, Lynn (KHS 1961)

1961Vernon Durham
Sept 23, 1943 - June 4, 2000 Kennewick

1961David Dykeman
June 17, 1942 - Mar 27, 1995 Kennewick

1961Beverly Gooldy - Hubbs
August 28, 2006

Beverly Jo (Gooldy) Hubbs died on August 28, 2006. Beverly, 64, of Kennewick, died in Grandview of complication due to diabetes. She was born in Indianapolis, IN. Beverly is survived by her daughter, Barbara Ann Hubbs; mother, Marian E. Gooldy; brother Charles Gooldy; all of Kennewick and brothers Thomas Gooldy, of Crownsville, MD; and Samuel Gooldy of New Hartford, NY; and 6 nieces and nephews. Beverly was cremated and is buried along with her father in Kennewick. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Beverly was on a medical retirement from the state of Washington and had been in poor health for the last twenty years.

1961Ronald E Gregg
Jan 14, 1943 - June, 1974 Dayton, WA

1961Judy K Hackwith-Johnson
Judy Hackwith-Johnson died at age 38 in a car accident.

She was born in Joliet, Ill., and lived in the Tri-Cities most of her life.

She was a secretary for the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 598 of Pasco.

She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1961.

1961Arley F Hall
January 3, 1943 to July 1979

Arley married Dorothy Kitzke. In 1978, we moved to Portland, OR. An automobile accident took his life in July 1979, while returning from a business dinner. My father was a wonderful man and is greatly missed by his wife, Dorothy, daughters Gidget Cartisser and Bridget Hall and grandchildren, Kai and Kayla Cartisser, Austin, Brittany, and Alexander Navarro
Submitted by daughter Bridget Hall

1961Sandra Hess
November 21, 1994

Sandy died of cancer November 21, 1994. She lived in Spokane then Hartford and had moved back to the Tri-Cities just two years before her death.
Submitted to website by sister, Judy Hess-Brooks

1961Dennis Jonker
Nov 13 2015 Kennewick WN

1961Virgil A Kelley
Aug 25, 1942 - June, 1984 San Diego, CA

1961Richard A Killingsworth

1961Steve Lakey
Sept 9, 1943 - Apr 29, 1996 WA
Submitted to website by Barb Strait

1961Don M Marchbanks
May 13, 1943 to December 11, 2012

Donald was born on May 13, 1943, in Monmouth, Kansas. He passed away on December 11, 2012, at home.

Donald's family moved to Kennewick, Washington, in 1947. He graduated from KeHS in 1961. He was married to the love of his life, Judith Crockett (Marchbanks) on January 2, 1964. Donald had a passion for farming and animals. He spent his spare time telling history stories, working in his shop, and spending time with his family and his loving dog Fred. He knew no strangers.

Donald is survived by his wife, Judith Marchbanks; his two daughters, Cindi Foster (Jim), Kerry Beck (Dustin); and grandchildren, Jamie Foster, Cameron Foster (Kelty), Kendyl Foster, Devan Beck, and Emily Beck. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Mildred Marchbanks; and brother, Marvin Marchbanks.

Graveside services will be Saturday, December 15, at 2:30 p.m. at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, on Union Street in Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, December 14, 2012

1961Dick L. McCauley
submitted to website

1961Janice Neel - Ledford
September 9, 1943 to August 2, 2011

Janice Lee Ledford, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her, passed away unexpectedly from a brief battle with cancer, on August 2, 2011, at Banner Gardens Hospice Center in Mesa, AZ. She was 67.

Janice moved to Arizona in 1966 from Kennewick, WA. She had a long, successful career as a Real Estate Agent/Broker in the East Valley and White Mountain area of Arizona. She moved to Flagstaff in 2005.

Janice is survived by her daughter Rhonda (Alan) Kindsvater of Chesterfield, MO, son Duke (Denelle) Ledford, of San Tan Valley, AZ, grandchildren; Derek and Andie Kindsvater; Savanna, Madison and Zachary Ledford. Also survived by her siblings, Bill (Nancy) Neel, Stan (Jackie) Neel, Marlene (John) Aldridge, Judy Neel (John Coble).
Memorial Services were held in Flagstaff on August 6, 2011. Graveside prayer will be held Saturday, October 15 at 1:00 p.m. at Desert Lawn Memorial Park.

Janice was a kind and loving person, always giving of herself. Her family was truly blessed to have her in their lives and she will be missed terribly.
Tri-City Herald, October 14, 2011

1961Gary Kent Newland
Oct 23, 1943 - July 28, 1996
Submitted to website by brother Bruce Newland (KHS 1963)

1961Ed M Olsen
submitted to website

1961Dale W Olson
June 16, 1943 to May 27, 1996

Dale Warren Olson graduated in 1961 and he passed away on May 27, 1996 in Seattle Washington.
Submitted by sister, Corine Olson, Class of 1963

1961Keith Paine
August 24, 2001

Keith passed away in Spokane at Sacred Medical Center from a severe lung infection. He was a football coach at Kamiakin High from 1970 until shortly before his death. Keith was a big person whose heart was as big as his stature.
Submitted to website

1961Ernest L Pursley
submitted to website

1961Larry Rasmussen
Larry was born in Mullen, Nebraska to Alvin Rasmussen and Myrtle Hauck. Larry graduated from Kennewick High School in 1961 and lived in Richland until 1986 when he moved to Touchet. He remained a formative figure in Touchet for 30 years making a ton of great friends -- initially as the proprietor of the local Texaco Tavern, as well as through his small business, TrailsEnd Ironworks, after his retirement from S&W Fine Foods.

Larry was a kind man who always went out of his way to help just about anyone, as long as it didn't interfere with "Golf Tuesday". He was a skilled craftsman creating many beautiful pieces of art using his iron working skills taught to him by his father. He was also a great handyman who was always busy working a variety of projects for himself, his family, or his friends. Larry also had a passion for his automobiles and was always in a love/hate relationship with his '56 Chevy, which he spent countless hours restoring to perfection.

Larry loved his children greatly and enjoyed travelling to WSU for Dad's weekend to ensure his kids were making the most of their education by passing HOPS 101. Most recently, Larry loved spending time with his grandchildren who love and will miss him dearly.

Larry is survived by his daughter Traci Rugg (Jim), son K.C. Rasmussen (Teri), and grandchildren Lexi, Jaden, and Keanu. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Helen Taylor.

Published in Tri-City Herald on October 5, 2013

1961Jeff Robinson
September 21, 1943 to August 19, 2011

Jeff was born in California, first child of Howard and Milred Robinson, on September 21, 1943. Jeff passed away in his sleep with his wife Gail by his side August 19. Jeff lived most of his life in Kennewick, Wash., and graduated from Kennewick Lions in 1961. Jeff joined the United States Marine Corp. and served 4 years with an Honorable discharge.

Jeff retired in 2004 from Washington Group, where he traveled to several states during his career. He and Gail settled down in Thompson Falls for the past 7 years, where he enjoyed watching the wildlife.

Survived by his wife Gail of 30 years, his brother Jim and Sherri of Spokane, Wash.; sister-in-law Darlene and David Cartwright of Packwood, Wash., who made countless visits to their home; Linda and Wendell Singal of Roy, Utah, along with nephews and niece; his and Gail's best friend Mendy, who helped out when family wasn't around; his dog's B.B. and Elkay.

Preceded in death by his parents, his only child Chad died as an infant, and his sister Lynne, and one of his dear friends forever, John Hash. At this time there will be no service. For anyone who would like to contact Gail, her address is PO Box 2535, Thompson Falls, MT 59873.
Tri-City Herald, August 23,2011

1961Donna Schamber - Evans
Submitted to website

1961Roger Schreier
Nov 11, 1942 - December 2, 1996

1961Dwayne E Smith
March 11, 1966 Kennewick

1961Gale Spence
December 29, 1942 to June 29, 2011

Myrna Gale Larson, 68 years old, of Finley, WA, fell asleep June 29 and is awaiting the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Gale, Grandma Gale, also affectionately know as the 'the lunch lady,' was born in Yakima, WA, on Dec 29, 1942, to Vintress and Mae Spence. She was the youngest of five children (but not the shortest). She graduated Kennewick High School in 1961 and was married on Oct. 4 to Garland Bryant Gaston in Coeur d'Alene, ID.

In her younger years, she enjoyed sewing, crocheting bead necklaces, quilt making and quilt knitting and loved to dance. She loved a wide variety of music and loved and kept many different types of animals. She had a great sense of humor and was a real people person.

Gale was preceded in death by husbands Bryant Gaston, Kenny Larson and Bill Richmond; daughter-in-law Trudy Gaston and niece Brooke Teagle.

She is survived by her two sons, Bryant Scott Gaston, 49, of Rochester, NY, and his wife Barbara and son Timothy, 13; Robbie LaDane Gaston, 47, and his two children, Travis, 24, and Britnie, 22. Brothers Neil and Bill Spence of Spokane and Kennewick and their wives Pudgy and Lila, and sisters Evonne Gaston and Sandy Richards and her husband Bill.

We all love her and greatly miss her loving smile and bubbly personality.

A recognition service was held on Sunday, July 3, at the home of Robbie Gaston.

The family would like to thank the staff of Finley High School, where Gale worked for more than 10 years, for their loving support and assistance.
Tri-City Herald, July 7, 2011

1961Karen A Stamper
submitted to website

1961Julia C Stevlingson - Lyman
June 1943 to September 24, 1971

Julia was married to Don Lyman and had one son, Don Fletcher Lyman. Donnie was 9 months old when she passed away. She was born in Fayetteville, NC in June 1943 and passed away in Seattle on September 24, 1971. Had she lived she would now have three grandchildren. Her son is making a career of the Navy.
submitted to website by sister.

1961Jim H Stuart
submitted to website

1961Rex Stuart
March 2, 1942 to July 13, 2008

Rex Stuart went to his heavenly home on July 13, 2008, after complications from colon surgery.
He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on March 2, 1942, to Vernon and Jonnie Stuart. In 1943, his family moved to the Tri-Cities. Rex graduated from Kennewick High School in 1960. In 1963 he married Johnna Gore.
He worked as a mechanic for 12 years before starting at Westinghouse Hanford Company in 1972 as a millwright. After Rex and Johnna retired from Hanford, they traveled throughout the U.S. in their motor home following the NASCAR race circuit. Rex loved car racing with Mark Martin (that old guy in his 40's) being his favorite driver. They also spent five winters in sunny Mesa, Arizona, which they loved. Rex enjoyed Shelby Mustangs (buying his first one in 1968) and '55 & '57 T-Birds. Wednesday mornings at the Spudnut Shop and the 'Guys Night Out' for dinner with his 'special buds' were the highlight of Rex's week.
Rex is survived by his wife of 45 years, Johnna; daughter, Lynne Marty (Tom); 2 granddaughters; sister-in-law, Verna Bonefield (Pete); 2 nephews; brother-in-law, Tom Irwin and family.
Friends and family are invited for a viewing at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union, Kennewick, Washington, on Thursday, July 17, 2008, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and a memorial service on Friday, July 18, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at the Garden Christian Assembly, 7425 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, Washington.
Tri-City Herald, July 16, 2008

1961David F Thomas
September 20, 1942 to May 31, 2011

Dave Thomas, 68, of Kennewick, passed away May 31, 2011, at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland. He was born September 20, 1942, to Janet and Frank Thomas in Madison, Maine.

He served in the United States Army as a Specialist Fourth Class. He eventually retired from the City of Kennewick in 1993 as an Irrigation Specialist.

Dave is survived by his wife Rita J. Thomas; wonderful brother to four Thomas sisters Sandra, Jean, Liz, Judy and their respective families; one brother John Thomas; two children Jeff Northrup and Kelly Northrup; three grandchildren Neil, Bradley and Katlynn and his loving companion, Heidi, his faithful dog.

Viewing will be Friday, June 3, 2011, 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick. Celebration of Life Services will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2011, 1:00 p.m., at Cathedral of Joy, 1153 Gage Blvd, Richland, Washington.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dave's memory to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 811 West Evergreen Avenue, Suite 303, Chicago, Illinois 60642.
Tri-City Herald, June 2, 2011

1961Tom E Tueth
July 3, 1996 Pend Oreille

1961Richard Ward
May 26, 1943 - Jan 15, 2000 Alturas, CA

1961Kenneth E Winn
Nov 30, 1976 Kennewick

1961Greg D Wolfe
December 1998 Desert Lawn Kennewick
submitted to website

1961Jeri Worthy - Miller
October 5, 1942 to December 23, 2009

Geraldine Frances Miller died December 23, 2009. Jeri was born on October 5, 1942 to Frances Worthy. Her father, William Worthy died in June 1942, four months before her birth.

A resident of the Tri-Cities all her life, she is survived by her three children's families: David & Diane Tadlock (Seattle); Lisa & Tom Barker (South Pasadena, California); and Andrea & Darren Jensen (Richland); and five grandchildren, Timothy, Matthew and David Barker; Abigail and Charles Tadlock.

Geraldine was raised in a big family. She is survived by her siblings who include Mary Lou Bjork, Willetta Lee, Shirley Nacke, Myrna Frizell, William Worthy, and Vernon Turney.

Jeri graduated from Kennewick High School in 1961. She married shortly thereafter and spent many years raising her three children. She enjoyed her role as mother and continued to be a caretaker of others until recently. Her family will miss her, but believes in faith that she is in a more peaceful place.

Services will be held at noon on December 30, 2009, at Riverview Heights Cemetery, 1200 S. Olympia, Kennewick.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Chaplaincy Hospice in Kennewick -- 783-7416.

1961Dennis E Wright
December 15, 1942 - December 31, 1959

Dennis was killed in a car-train accident in his junior year.

1961Robert O Wright
December 14, 1942 to August 26, 2010

Our dad, 67, was called home August 26, 2010, at his residence in Burbank/Charbonneau, Washington. On December 14, 1942, in Pittsburg, Kansas, Dad was born to Robert O. Sr. and Dorothy L. (Collier) Wright. In 1952, his family and friends relocated to Kennewick. Dad enlisted in the U.S. Army and proudly served his country as a Field Communication Crewman. During the Kennedy assassination, Dad was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany, and loved to share stories of his experiences there. He was especially proud that he served in the same division as his idol Elvis Presley. When he returned home, Dad met the love of his life Barbara Kelley. They married September 29, 1964, and had four children together. Dad worked as a Cable Technician for 37 years at Charter Communications. During those years he made many life-long friends in the utilities industry.

Dad was a family man who loved to go hunting, fishing and camping. If he had it his way, he would have spent all his time in the Blue Mountains. We often referred to him as 'Jeremiah Johnson.' Every weekend we could find him rooting on his NASCAR driver and beloved 49ers, Seattle Mariners and St. Louis Cardinals. Dad loved to share stories with us about how as a child he spent time on the farm and followed the St. Louis Browns (Cardinals). Dad was proud of us and his family ties and loved to reminisce and share. Robert was a great story teller and we all loved to pull up a chair.

He had a strong sense of community. His interest and love of the Water Follies led Dad to volunteer his time setting up equipment early on in his telecommunication career. He was an active lifetime member of the VFW Post #5785. The camaraderie of the veterans was something Dad loved and especially selling poppies every year as he was able to see many familiar faces at Red Apple. Dad never met a stranger.

Dad leaves behind our mom Barbara, his loving wife of 45 years; Mother-in-law Vera Stephens; Children, Tannya (Frankie) Connell of Kennewick, David (Heather) Wright of Pasco, Tiffanni Wright of Kennewick and Robert O. Wright III (JusDean Church) of Kennewick. Grandchildren, Heather Utecht, Amanda Franklin, Coty and Brandon Connell, Jessica Wright, Christian Waldo, Cailey Wright, Madison Waldo, Mackenzie Wright, Robert O. Wright IV and Great-Granddaughter Kelsey McEntire. He was looking forward to the birth of another grandchild and great-grandchild.

He is also survived by his Sister, Vickie (Sam) Zamora Morris; Nephew, Mike 'Jamie' (Tobi) Zamora; Aunt, Esther Domas; numerous cousins, in-laws and friends; and last but not least, his special four-legged friend, Kodiak.

Dad was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, many aunts and uncles, cousins, in-laws, friends and special hunting and fishing buddies.

'Bob, load it up, it's time to take that drive.'

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 4, 2010, 2 p.m. at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick with viewing from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday. A celebration of Dad's life will be held at the Kennewick VFW Post #5785, located at 28 E. 10th Avenue, following the interment at Desert Lawn Memorial Park. Preferred florist is Lucky Flowers in Pasco, Washington.

'We love you and will miss you dearly. This is not a goodbye; it's a see you later.'
Tri-City Herald, September 2, 2010

1962Barbara Abken - DeWitz
March 24, 1944 to November 25, 2007

Barbara passed away November 25th, 2007 at Kadlec Medical Center due to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis.

She will be greatly missed.

1962Nancy Bagley - Luce

1962Gary A Barcom
July 26, 1944 - Sept 20, 2005 Kennewick

1962Lila Bateman
March 26, 1944 to February 25, 2007

Lila passed away from complications of diabetes in Seatte, WA on 02/25/2007
Lila spent her whole life growing up in Kennewick. She was a member of the home economics club in 4-H and won many ribbons. She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1962. She earned her teacher's degree from WSU in 1966. Lila taught kindergarten in Okanogan, WA for a time, then later went back to college and earned her secretarial degrees.
In 1965 Lila married Herman Gentry.
Lila is survived by her two children, Meg and Shane Gentry, parents Wendell and Pearl Bateman, brothers Larry (Sue) and Lynn (Pattie) Bateman of Kennewick, and sister Lind (Ken) Moszeter of Eugene, OR.
Tri-City Herald, March 1, 2007

1962Diana Beinhart - Lahti
Jan 27, 1985 Seattle, WA

1962Peggy Belknap - Jones

1962Bill Bishop
Submitted to website

1962Eugene Borsheim
December 20, 1943 to March 19, 2000

1962Van Brown
March 2, 1990 Kennewick

1962Wallace R Burt
November 16, 1943 to July 16, 2011

Wally Burt lost his battle with cancer on Saturday July 16, 2011 while in Hospice House while his family and the most caring Hospice staff were by his side.

He was born 11/16/1943, and is survived by his mother Lorene Morgan (Burt), wife Janice Sams (Burt), daughter Kris Brooks (Burt) and many siblings, nieces and nephews.

He was an avid fisherman and coin collector; he was also a very loving husband and stayed by his wife's side as she had to be placed in an Alzheimer's home.

His memory will be honored at the LDS Church (44th and Olympia) in Kennewick, Washington on Saturday July 30th at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please feel free to make donations in his honor to Hospice House 2108 W. Entiat Avenue, Kennewick, Washington.
Tri-City Herald, July 26, 2011

1962Bruce Cady

1962Dennis L Candler
September 30, 1944 to September 1982

1962Carolyn Cooper
July 14, 1943 - July 1987 Spokane, WA

1962Dale C Cox
Dale died from pancreatic cancer on 09/18/2011.

1962Charlene Daer - Potter
Charlene died from cancer on 12/07/2012

1962Howard DeWitz
Harold passed away on 05/1994

1962Joseph David Duran
January 26, 1944 to September 5, 2010

Joseph David Duran, 66, passed away peacefully at his home in Kennewick, WA, surrounded by family on September 5, 2010. He was born in Pueblo, Colorado, on January 26, 1944, and moved to the Tri-Cities in 1947.

He retired from B.N.S.F. Railroad after working for more than 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Della Duran, and brother Larry Duran.

He is survived by the love of his life, Carolynn Parker; his children, Jackie, Jennifer, Brian (Carolynn), Brandon (Valerie) Duran; his siblings, Tony (Sylvia) Duran, Geno (Debbie) Duran, Geri (Alan) Scott, Martha (Roland) W. Cropi; grandchildren, Hannah, Dennis, Eliot, Austin, Addy, Jessie Duran and unborn granddaughter; the mother of his daughters, Joyce Black; and the mother of his sons, Debbie Kane.

Dave loved his family and friends very much and loved to spend time with them. He opened his house to all and often had a house full. All will miss his kindness, humor, generosity and huge heart. He will be deeply missed.

The recitation of the Rosary is at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 8. The Funeral Mass is at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at St. Joseph's Chapel, 520 S. Garfield, with a reception immediately following at Dillon Hall.
Tri-City Herald, September 8, 2010

1962San D Francisco
November 2, 1947 to November 25, 1968

San was shot down On November 25, 1968 and declared Missing in Action in Vietnam. He was actually declared dead in November 1978. San is still classified as Missing in Action. My sister and I are still active in trying to find out from the Air Force an accounting of his remains. We hope someday to bring him home.
Submitted to website by sister, Becky Francisco

1962Richard E George
October 6, 1943 to October 18, 2012

Dick George was born on October 6, 1943, in Richland, Wash., to John and Clara George.

He lived his entire life in Kennewick, Wash. Graduated from Kennewick High in 1962 and in 1964 married Rita Kay Knutson and their marriage lasted forty-eight years.

Before having a family, he was drafted and served two years in the military. One of those years involved the Vietnam Conflict. He worked for Chevron Chemical in Finley for 26 years and retired at 48.

He shared his love for home and family with his three children, Scott George, Debbie Gillitt, and Kevin George. Becoming a Grandpa brought a special joy and love to his life. His granddaughters are Lauren and Rachel George. Thank you girls for all the smiles and laughter you gave him.

Special thanks to Dr. Kohan and Dr. Jamali for their help and concern. He suffered a stroke on Oct. 15 and the grace of God took him quickly and peacefully at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane on Oct. 18.

His best friend and confidant was his dog Buddy. Buddy passed on the same day as his best friend.

He is survived by his wife, three children, two grandchildren, son-inlaw Nick Gillit, sister Dorrene Gilbert (Bob), brother Loren George, sister-in-law Ethel George. He loved to say "See you on the other side" - and someday we will be with him again.
Tri-City Herald, October 24, 2012

1962Arley Hall
Arley passed away in 07/1979

1962Wanda Betty Hansen - McInelly
July 13, 1944 to July 11, 2004

On July 11, 2004, Wanda Betty McInelly was reunited with her deceased father, Ethen L. Hansen, and infant son, Brent. She leaves behind her caring husband, Chan, four children and their spouses-Bryan and Jill, Brett and Kristin, Chad and Gina, and Amy and Jason-and 10 grandchildren. Betty will also be missed by her mother, Wanda Hansen, her two sisters, Frankie Freeman and DeAnn Smith, and her brother, Lynn Hansen. Born July 13, 1944 in Pasco, Washington, Betty loved life and her family. She met Chan in 1961, and after a lengthy courtship, much of which transpired through the mail, the two were married in Centerville, Utah, on April 3, 1965. They were later sealed together in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on June 5, 1972. ?Chan's career in the Air Force took them and their children to three different countries and six states. No matter how exotic the location or how shoddy the conditions of military housing, Betty transformed every dwelling place into a home with her love and commitment to her family. Her greatest joy and accomplishment were her children. To them, she imparted an independent spirit, her faith in the Plan of Salvation, and an unwavering devotion to each other. Her compassion extended well beyond the walls of her home, and she showed throughout her life a genuine concern and interest in each and every person who had the good fortune of making her acquaintance. Though she struggled for years against a myriad of physical ailments, Betty clung to her earthly home and family, and only her love for her Heavenly Father drew her away. A viewing will be held on Friday, July 16, 2004 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 N. Main. Funeral services will be held the following day at 1:00 p.m. at the Farmington North Stake Center, 729 W. Shepherd Lane. Friends and family may call between 11:30 and 12:30. Online guest book and direction map at www.russonmortuary.com.
Salt Lake Tribune, 7/14/2004.

1962Judy Holden - Duty
Submitted to website

1962John O Hood
John Owen Hood was born Jan. 6th, 1944 to Roy and Ora Hood at the family ranch in Kennewick, WA and passed away June 7th, 2016.

He graduated from Kennewick HS is 1962, was certified in large equipment repair in Weiser, ID, served in the Air Force for four years as an airplane mechanic during Vietnam, was the first automotive instructor at Tri-Tech Skills Center, and retired from Seco Construction Rentals in 2008.

John was proceeded in death by his parents, Sister Madeline, brothers George and Ray. He is survived by his loving wife Donna, his children Dave, Darla, Trent, Jodie and Kimberly; grandchildren Andrew, Michael, Desiree and Andrew, Cheyenne and Clint, and Ian; great grandson Micah.

His love knew no bounds and we are all blessed to call him the best Husband, Dad, and Papa. He never met a stranger, was happy to give his last nickel, the shirt of his back, and the food off his plate. He loved telling stories and tall tales, He will be greatly missed by everyone

Published in Tri-City Herald on June 9, 2016

1962Darlene Hunt

1962Bruce Jacobs
March 2005
Submitted to website by Cliff Ledford

1962Ken Knight
May 14, 1999
Submitted to websit

1962Dennis Kosanke
Dennis passed in March of 2010.

1962Bill R Lande
March 11, 1944 to November 9, 1992

1962Sally Lewis - Comstock
May 21, 1944 to September 15, 2007

Sally C. Comstock, 63, of Kennewick, Washington passed away Sept.15, 2007 at home surrounded by loving family members and friends. She was born in Pasco, Washington on May 21, 1944 to Vern and Maxine Lewis.
She married William J. Comstock and lived most of her life in the Tri-Cities, where their two sons were born.
She was preceded in death by her mother Maxine; father Vern; and brother Gordon Lewis.
She is survived by her husband William J. Comstock, sons David and Michael Comstock; daughters-in-law Teri and Jodi Comstock; I grandson and 2 granddaughters; sister Nola and husband Allan Miller; brother Max Lewis and wife Brooke.
Viewing will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 1-4 pm, at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street in Kennewick. Viewing will also be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 520 S. Garfield St in Kennewick on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 5-6 p.m. with a Holy Rosary beginning at 6 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be Thursday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m., at St Joseph's.
reprinted Tri-City Herald, September 19, 2009

1962Judy Lingle - Zlatich
April 16, 1944 to February 2, 2010

With great sorrow we mourn the loss of our beautiful Judith Marie (Lingle) Zlatich. Judi was born on April 16, 1944, to Donald Ruepert and Edythe Marie Lingle in Bremerton, Washington. Judi left us to be with her Lord and Savior on February 2, 2010, surrounded by her family. Judi was the youngest of 12 children.

In 1952 Judi's mother passed away and she came to Kennewick to live with her sister and brother-in-law, Dona and Don Montgomery.

Judi met Bob Zlatich in Kennewick High School and they married after her graduation. Together they had four beautiful boys.

She was a stay at home mom until she entered Cosmetology school and became an Instructor at Claire's Beauty College. She also worked as a stylist in numerous hair salons in the Tri-Cities, in addition to owning Winning, Wave and Tan. Judi and Bob purchased Zips and opened El Gringos, where she also worked.

Judi was a great mom whether doing arts and crafts or going on mini-adventures which always included her nieces and nephew and many of the neighborhood kids. In later years, she continued that tradition with her grandchildren and their many friends. Her grandchildren were her life and love.

Her warmth and caring personality led her to volunteer at retirement homes and she was known for bringing people home for a good meal or holiday celebration. Judi and Bob's home is always filled with love and laughter.

Judi and Bob shared the love of buying antiques, filling their home with beautiful pieces. Judi loved traveling around the world. She especially enjoyed trips to their cabin on Chinook Pass which was her peaceful oasis. Most of all, she has enjoyed sharing time with her grandchildren. She will be missed by all of her extended family and many, many friends.

Judi is survived by her loving husband Emil Robert 'Bob' Zlatich of 48 years and their four sons, Robert, Brad (Danielle), Bryan (Barbara) and Brent (Manon) and ten grandchildren, Matthew, Brian, Bo, Brooke, Noah, Zack, Megan, Nicholas, Brittany and Tyler. She is preceded in death by 10 of her sisters and brother, her mother and father, and her mother and father in-law.

The family would like to thank the staff of the ICU at Kennewick General Hospital for their loving care they showed to Judi and her family.

Please join us to celebrate Judi's life on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Chapel, 10611 W. Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, February 4, 2010

1962Barbara V Lockwood
March 5, 1944 to March 25, 2007

1962Rick L Malchow
March 24, 1944 to February 2, 2000
Resided Pasco, WA

1962Sharon S. Mansfield - Hall
Sharon S Hall, born May 17th, 1944 to Owen and Carmel Mansfield, passed away at her home with her loving husband Butch at her side April 18th, 2014 at the tender age of sixty nine. She was the sixth of nine children, raised in a loving, family-centered home. Sharon was known as a servant of Jehovah God, known for her hospitality, often entertaining friends who would drop by for a visit, and known for her love of family and cooking.

Her family prayed every day that she see the realization of her hope to see the promised paradise earth. Though not realized at this time, Sharon had the hope of the resurrection into that paradise. She loved sharing this hope with others through teaching them Bible Truths with Butch.

Sharon graduated from Kennewick High School with the class of '62 and was often at the center of school events and activities. She worked many years at Grigg's Dept store, in Pasco, but centered her life on faith and family. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed many hobbies as well as fishing and camping.

Oct 19th, 1963 was one of the happiest days of her life when she married Butch Hall. Their love endured to the end, as they were able to celebrate their 50th Anniversary at their home this last fall.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Owen and Carmel, sisters Merlene and Shirley Mansfield, and brothers Gene, Ray, and Bill Mansfield. She is survived by her husband Butch, sons Tracy and Jason (Lainie) Hall, of Kennewick; sister Becky Wedberg and brothers, Odie Mansfield, Kennewick; Ted (Peggy) Mansfield, TX; sisters-in-law, Barbara Mansfield, Kennewick; Verna Baty, MO; Bobbie (Stuart) Fisher, Ocean Shores; Deanie Nichols, AZ, and June (Jeff) Roark, NV; brother-in-law, Roger Hall, ID; and three grandchildren, Oshen, Curry, and Brieanna, Kennewick.

Published in Tri-City Herald from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2014

1962Robert A McDowell
November 19, 1944 to July 9, 2003

Robert became an electrician and was a member of the IBEW Local 112 of Kennewick. He took an early retirement and moved to Athol, Idaho, where he loved to fish and do wood working.
Tri-City Herald July 13, 2003

1962Pat J Muir

Patrick died following a heart attack.
Submitted to website

1962Bill L. Muncey
September 20, 2012

My beloved husband Bill went to meet the Lord on Thursday, September 20, after a short battle with cancer. He was a longtime resident of Kennewick, except for the times away at school and the few years in the Air Force. He graduated from Kennewick High School, went 2 years at CBC and 2 years at Pullman. He majored in psychology and sociology.

He worked part time at the Pasco mail handling facility and part time at the Richland Post Office, where we met. He worked a few years for Goodwill and a few years for a job placement company. He then started his own job placement business, Action Personnel Service. He retired after 18 years.

We enjoyed taking vacations to Reno and Lincoln City. We also enjoyed traveling, including 2 cruises to Alaska.

He left behind his wife Wilma of 33 years, mother-in-law Dorothy and brother-in-law Ron Kunish of Yuma, AZ. Also uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, plus many friends. He was preceded in death by his father Buss, his Mother Lela and his sister Donna. He will be greatly missed by all.

Celebration of life will be at Kennewick First United Methodist Church, Saturday, October 13, 1:00 p.m., corner of Kennewick Ave. and Dayton St.
Tri-City Herald, September 27, 2012

1962Lonnie Newsome
Submitted to website
Lonnie passed on 04/25/1993

1962Ed Olsen
Submitted to website

1962Donna Poland - Michel
August 24, 1944 to March 24, 2009

Donna Ray Michel, 64, of Othello, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, WA.

Donna was born on August 24, 1944 in Albany, California, to Ray and Ruby Gray Poland. In 1947 the family moved to Kennewick, WA, where in 1962, Donna graduated from Kennewick High School. She then attended Columbia Basin College, and it was there that she met Dwayne Michel. Together they attended Central Washington State College (University). In 1965, Donna graduated with a BA degree in K-12 education. She and Dwayne married in April of 1967, and the newly married couple bought land on Bench Road in Othello. They moved a 15-foot camp trailer onto the property, living in the trailer without indoor plumbing, and eventually with their twin sons, for 2 years. They bought a ranch from Gordon Hays and lived in the house on the property that, again, had no indoor facilities. In 1976, Dwayne and Donna built the home that they lived in until her death.

Through the years she and Dwayne farmed wheat, hay and other crops, and raised cattle. Every spring began with riding gathering cattle on Saddle Mt. Donna enjoyed the round-ups and being able to cook for many of the old family friends that came to help with the cows. Donna ran the books for the farm from the day they got married until two years ago when she retired to spend more time with her grandchildren and to help care for Dwayne.

Donna was preceded in death by her father Ray and a brother Doug. She is survived by her mother, Ruby Poland, her husband, Dwayne, her sons, Devon and Darin, and his children, Shayla and Tyla, all of Othello, a brother Dennis Poland and sister-in-law Valerie Poland and their children and grandchildren, all of the Tri-Cities.

A celebration of Donna's life will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Othello. Services are entrusted to Stevens Funeral Chapel.
Tri-City Herald on 3-26-2009

1962Terrence L. Pyke
Terrence passed away on 07/02/1961

1962Judy Rasmussen - Rusher
June 18, 1944 to October 31, 2006

Passed away in Spokane, WA

1962Fred W Rust

1962Jim E Sachse
November 8, 1943 to September 15, 1989

1962Lynda J. Stevenson - Roper
Marilyn Lynda Roper, age 69, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2013 after a courageous battle with COPD. Born in Concord, California on July 10th, 1944, "Lynda" spent her adolescent years in Kennewick, WA. She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1962 and later earned her Associate degree from Columbia Basin College. Subsequently, she spent time residing in Bellevue, Phoenix, and most recently in Vista, CA.

Lynda had a deep love for her family and thought that she was truly lucky to have a loving and devoted husband and a son that she adored. She also knew the joy in knowing that her son found a great match in life. She enjoyed traveling, scrapbooking, genealogy, and in her final years she spent hours playing "Words with Friends" which she always stated was very fun and therapeutic. Her family will miss her infectious laugh, great sense of humor, and her keen business sense.

The family sends a special thanks to the Pulmonary Group of Tri City Medical Center. They had a special camaraderie that kept her focused on her routine and provided support and friendship from those who understood her battle.

She is survived by her loving husband Gene Roper; son, Jess (Jennifer) Roper; mother, Marilyn Stevenson; and sister and brother, PJ and Jeff Stevenson.

Per Lynda's wishes there will be no services and she will be laid to rest at Riverside National Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Allen Brothers Mortuary in Vista, CA.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Nov. 24, 2013

1962Dick L Taylor
Submitted to website

1962Julie D Taylor
Julie passed away from Amyloidosis in October of 2009

1962Bill Thoreson
July 2000
Submitted to website

1962Delmer Vandine
Delmer Ray Vandine passed away at home with his wife and family by his side. He was 71 years old and a lifetime resident of Kennewick. He is survived by his wife Trude, sons Mark (Jennifer), Chad (Carrie), grandsons (Andrew, Nolan and Royce) and granddaughter Emma; his mother Betty and brother Glen.
He attended Kennewick High School and after graduation in 1962 served in the Navy. As his sons grew older you would find him on the sidelines of their various athletic events. He was a strong supporter of Kamiakin High School athletics. His grandkids were his real joy, and in recent years he loved cheering them on whenever they played. His favorite time of the year was elk season, he loved getting away and sitting around the fire, being “camp cook”, was a title he enjoyed. It didn’t matter to him whether or not he got his elk, he went for the joy of spending time in the outdoors.

He worked at KIE Supply for 36 years. First on the electrical counter, later as purchasing agent for the electrical department. Upon retirement he and Trude embarked on their longtime dream of RV travel. Together they visited 46 states, toured many national Historical sites and Parks, and enjoyed checking out the local food scenes.

Published in the Tri-City Herald on Dec. 10, 2015.

1962Joanne A Wisher - Martin
December 20, 1943 to May 14, 2011

Surrounded by her family at home, Joanne went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Joanne is survived by Neil her husband of 48 years, brother Ralph and Karen Wisher, sister Linda & Dean Johnson, and brother Gary Derush, children; Ryan, Kyle and Leslie Martin, Shannon and Darin March, and Chad and Heidi Martin, and grandchildren; Mckenzie, Melene', Madeline, Kaylee, Mason, Conner, Marlee, Meredeth, Maverick, Maxton, Miley, Mallory and McKennah.

She was born and raised in the Tri-Cities, a Kennewick High School graduate (1962), and business student at CBC. An extremely hard worker, Joanne was the Office Manager for Martin Business Systems in their successful family owned business, along with being a farmer's wife helping with the animals and crops on the family farms. Prior to this, she worked at Pischel's Publishing and as a meat wrapper for 13 years.

Early on in her husband's minor league baseball career, Joanne helped scrapbook for his teams. She enjoyed travel, camping, hunting, fishing and spent many summers and holidays in Montana and Leavenworth. She was happiest when she was cooking large meals for her family, siblings, and friends. She was passionate in designing her home and yard. In addition, her pies and house plants won blue ribbons at the Benton Franklin Fair. She was a regular blood donor until her health would not permit. Joanne's life was focused on her faith, family and friends. She had a gift for rhyming words together to entertain along with her infectious wit and humor.

As a loving Christian mother, her happiest times were spent with family, or involved in her children's and grandchildren's schools, sports, and careers. Joanne played 15 years as pitcher on the women's 1st Baptist church softball team. She was an active member for 44 years within the church, and read her bible daily for 18 years from cover to cover. Joanne served the Lord in many ways such as opening their home to many youth and adults over the years, including the caretaking of her parents. As a role model she taught Sunday school, VBS and enjoyed helping with various church functions. By her actions you could observe her Christian faith knowing she was a Believer.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers, food, cards and support for Joanne and her family. Services to be held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 11 a.m. at South Hills Church, 3700 W. 27th Ave, Kennewick, WA.
Tri-City Herald, May 18, 2011

1962John Wrenchey
January 3, 1944 to December 1970

1962Ralph E Youngs
December 23,1943 to March 7, 2001
Information from sister.

1963Charles Warren Akerblade
deceased per Diane Gay Metzner's notification to POC in 1993.

1963Florence Jean Bacon
deceased per Diane Gay Metzner's notification in 1993.

1963John Fredrick Bartlett
1944 to 2010

John F. Bartlett Sr., 66, Cheney, Wash.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
"A Cowboy's Cowboy"
John passed away Saturday, July 3, 2010, in Spokane of lung cancer. He was born in Salina, Kan., in 1944 to Hazel and Evan Bartlett.
John is survived by his wife, Rita Bartlett of Cheney; daughters, JoSee Curry and Chad of Lewiston, Brittany Flores and Tony of Cheney, and Becky Sommers and Todd of Spokane; son, John F. Bartlett Jr. and Cindy of Las Vegas; seven grandchildren, Aaron (14), Jasmine (12), Caleb (9), Savannah Sage (3), Jordan (due in August), Brooke (4), and Wyatt (15); also good friend Ruth Gray and Kevin of Cheney.
John was a cowboy from day one. He worked the old famous Coffin Ranch in eastern Washington, mentored by longtime friend Les Patterson of the Tri-Cities. John was one of the best horsemen and cattlemen around.
He grew up in the Tri-Cities and rodeoed heavy - rode bulls, saddle bronc, bulldogger and team roper. He moved his family to the Cheney area, where he raised quarter horses and Australian shepherds for many years. He was Eastern Washington Junior Rodeo Association vice president as well as president for one year. He hauled his kids to eastern Washington junior rodeo events for many years and was a mentor to many young cowboys and girls.
He was a hard-working, loyal man and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family requests that people spare their loved ones and don't smoke.
Condolences may be sent to Rita Bartlett at kaziah@q.com.

1963Clair Denis Baugh
submitted to website 2008

1963Richard Paul Beers
deceased, submitted by Roberta Marker Poor in 1993

1963Gail K Borup - Geer
Gail (Borup) Geer passed away on July 8 after a 5-year battle with cancer. Gail was born to Lee Borup and Geraldine (Baker) Lage on June 18, 1945. She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1963 and attended San Diego State University.

She married Bill Geer in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple in1967. Gail was active in the LDS Church, served in many callings and especially loved family history work. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill, her father Lee Borup, and her sister Kay.

She is survived by her children, Jennifer Peatross (Lee), Amy Sheppard (Jacob), Rachel McDermott (Lance), Heather Arnita (Rick), Jessica Barker (Josh), David (Chika), and Alicia (Adam Franklin); her mother Geri Lage; her brother Brent Borup (Eydie); and her 31 grandchildren.

Published in Tri-City Herald on July 13, 2016

1963Alice M Boyce - Bafus - Robertson
May 14, 1945 to October 24, 2010

Adventurous and free-spirited, Alice May Robertson, 65 of Longview, WA passed away Oct. 24, 2010, at the Hospice Care Center. She was born May 14, 1945, in Hawthorne, Nev., to Chester and Lucille (Kell) Boyce.

Alice earned a masters degree in education from Eastern Washington University. She taught in Spokane for 35 years, retiring in 1999. Alice was president of Kiwanis clubs in Spokane and Longview, lieutenant governor of the Longview Kiwanis, a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild, Quilt Charmers and a Key Club leader. Alice enjoyed quilting, traveling, community service, watching sports, hiking and bell choir. She will be remembered as vivacious and caring.

On May 12, 1967, she married Stanley John Bafus in Finley, Wa. He preceded her in death in 2001.

Alice married Lonnie Gene Robertson May 6, 2006, in Las Vegas. He survives her at home. Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Sarah and Gavin Schafer of Seattle and Carmen and David Thompson of Spokane; four grandchildren, Ellie, Gus, Domanique and Gabriel; and three brothers, John Thomas Boyce of West Virginia, Fredick Joe Boyce of Honolulu and George Robert Boyce of Greenbelt, Md.

In addition to her first husband, Alice was preceded in deather by her parents and a brother David Boyce.

A memorial service was held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Longview. Pastor Kurt Gieschen officated. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Home Health and Hospice, PO Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632.

1963Steven Lee Case
May 18, 1988
Submitted to website by Sandy Boutelle-Mayberry

1963Gary Wayne Cokley
KIA Vietnam 2 Nov 1970

1963Gene Milton Combs
April 3, 1944 to November 4, 1998

Gene M. Combs, 54, died Wednesday at his home in Kennewick.
He was born in Pasco and lived in the Tri-Cities all his life.
He was a retired machinist.
Mueller's Chapel of the Falls, Kennewick is in charge of arrangements.
Tri-City Herald Death Notice

1963Nancy Carol Conrad - Cleavenger
September 23, 1944 to August 28, 2012

Nancy (Conrad) Cleavenger peacefully passed away at home on the morning of Tuesday, August 28, 2012, of complications from lung cancer. She was born on September 23, 1944, to parents William and Theda Conrad in Wallace, Idaho.

Nancy grew up in Island View, attended Kennewick schools and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1963. She married Doug Cleavenger on March 12, 1965, and they had a daughter, Margie, and son, Frank.

Some of Nancy's passions were bowling and crocheting thousands of afghans over the years, all of which she donated for various fundraising and/or made for family members. She primarily did secretarial work for several organizations such as Battelle and the Women's Bowling Association. She loved puttering on the computer, Facebook and watching musicals and old movies.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Theda Conrad; brothers, Roger and Larry; sisters Susan Green and Linda Boyd; and nephew, Roger Green.

She is survived by husband Doug, daughter Margie (Randy Cook), grandson Max Buchanan, son Frank (Chris Jenkins), brother John Hogate and cousin Flora Hanson.

Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, September 1, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick, with a reception following downstairs.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations sent to The Chaplaincy at 1480 Fowler Street, Richland, WA 99352.
Tri-City Herald, August 30, 2012

1963Pamela Kaye Conway - Iverson
December 15, 1944 to June 25, 2009

Pam Conway Iverson unexpectedly passed away in her sleep at home in Las Vegas last Wednesday night. She graduated from KHS in 1963. Pam was a hair dresser in Las Vegas for the last 25 plus years. A service will be held in Las Vegas on July 11, 2009, at Paradise Baptist Church.
per Mike Glendenning, 7/2/09

1963Michael Dean Darby

1963Harry Lee Dove
July 27, 1945 to February 10, 2001

Born July 27, 1945, died at his residence February 10, 2001. He had resided in Carlin, NV for the last nine years.
He was born in Bremerton, WA to Chester William Dove and Ardis Marie Higgins Dove. After their divorce, his mother married Clarence f. McCaleb and the family relocated to Kennewick, WA in 1949.
He attended Kennewick schools graduating from Kennewick High in 1963. He joined the Navey after graduation, serving aboard the aircraft carrier Coral Sea, off the coast of Vietnam.
After release from the service in 1967, he met and married Mickey Lynch. They had one daughter, Michelle Lynne. They later divorced. He married Valorie Schlimmer and they had one daughter, Jessica Leeann. They were later divorced.
Harry graduated from Eastern University in Cheney, majoring in Parks & Recreation. He worked for the US Forestry for 22 years at parks in WA, OR and ID. He was an avid outdoorsman.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Clarence F. McCaleb.
He is survived by his mother, Ardis McCaleb in Canby, OR, sister and brother-in-law, Laura and George Sell, daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Tim O'Byrne in Spokane, WA, daughter, Jessica Dove, grandson Kyle O'Byrne and nephews, Roger and Terry Moreland.
He will be greatly missed. At his request, there will be no services.

1963Thomas Michael Ehart

1963Linda M Fosnot - Jones
June 15, 1945 to May 11, 2010

Linda Marie (Fosnot) Jones passed away May 11, 2010, with her loving family at her side. Linda was born to Virginia (Bilingsley) and Ray Williams on June 15, 1945, in Alexandria, Louisiana, and was later adopted by Howard Fosnot, the only man she considered her father. As a young child, she and her family moved around to different places, until settling in Kennewick, Washington, where she was a proud graduate from Kennewick High School in 1963. Linda later found the love of her life, Jerry Jones, and they married on November 16, 1970. Before Jerry's passing in 2009 they celebrated over 39 years together.

Linda worked for many years as a hair dresser, working at her shop in her home until she decided to go back to school and fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. After graduating from Columbia Basin College (CBC) while in her 40s, she continued with her schooling and graduated with her Bachelor's Degree from Central Washington University in 1991; later getting her Master's Degree from Heritage College in 1995. She proudly taught school at Sunnyside Middle School for many years before finally retiring. She loved nothing more than teaching those kids.

While going to CBC Linda was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, and winning that battle she was free of cancer for over 15 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Virginia Hartman and Howard Fosnot; and her husband, Jerry Jones.

Linda is survived by her son, Ted Hill (Renee), W. Richland, WA; grandchildren, Shady Holloway and Johnny Holloway; great granddaughter, Neviah Jackson; brother, Ray Fosnot (Debi), Waitsburg, WA; sister, Ginger Gray, Kennewick, WA; nieces, Michelle Searls (Tony), Kennewick, WA; Marla Williams (Steve), Rathdrum, ID; Wendy Gray (Jeremy), Kennewick, WA; Whitney Baker (Matt); and Bonnie Jo; and nephew, John Gray (Randi), Elkland, Missouri; and many grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, an aunt, and uncles.

The family wishes to express their gratitude and heartfelt thanks to the staff at Avalon Healthcare in Pasco. We all thank you for your support and care of Linda.

No memorial services are planned at this time.
Tri-City Herald, May 18, 2010

1963Lee Ann Hamilton
LeeAnn died in her late twenties. She had been married and had a little girl.

1963Carolyn Hightower

1963Peggy Marie Jackson
(per Kathy Rogers Ayre 10/2012)

1963Kenneth LeRoy Johnson
Ken and Barbara Ann Bishop-Johnson (KHS 1964) married after Ken had graduated from CBC and Barb had graduated from Govan's Beauty School. They lived in Seattle, Ken worked in the shipyards, and Barb was a beauty operator. They had three girls, Yvette, April, and Nicole. When Nicole was 3 years old, Barbara died of bone cancer after about a thirteen-month battle to survive it. 16 month later Ken had an elective surgery and died from complications within three weeks. The three girls were raised by their aunt and attended the Finley schools. Ken and Barb loved good old KHS
Submitted to website by Karlene Keyes

1963Mike R Jonker
Sep 4 2014 Tacoma WA

1963John William Lawson
October 20, 1945 to September 3, 1999

John William Lawson passed away Friday, September 3, 1999. John was born October 20, 1945, in Shreveport, LA, moved to Kennewick with his family in 1948, attended Kennewick public schools and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1963. John enlisted in the US Air Force November 24, 1965 and served four years. He faithfully served his community for sixteen years as an officer with the Kennewick Police Department until his retirement in April of 1990.
Following his retirement from the Kennewick Police Department, John returned to college, earning a Bachelor's degree in Geology from Eastern Oregon University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from City University. While continuing his education, John was employed by Bechtel at Hanford in various management positions. He was a man of action and gave everything he had and more.
John's memberships included the Benton County Democrats, National Peace Officers Association, Federation of Police-Kennewick, AARP, Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Association of Bass Professionals, Bass Anglers Sportsman Society and Anglers Choice Fishing Organizaiton.
John was preceded in death by his father William I. "Pappy" Lawson and his mother Ethel "Pete" Lawson.
John is survived by his wife Roxane Lawson; son John Jr. and wife Denise, along with their children, Kimberly and Christopher, son Todd, step-daughter Sarah Fansler, brothers William I. Lawson Jr, J.T. Lawson and sister Laverne Gunlock. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services for John will be held on Thursday, September 9, 1999 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 2402 S. Union St., Kennewick WA.
Memorial contributions may be made to The John W. Lawson Foundation for Youth & Fishing at Home Security Bank, 2001 Columbia Center Blvd. (Tapteal Business Park), Richland, WA 99352.
John, you endlessly gave ofyourself to us all. From the many you've touched, your inspiration, generosity and loving character will be forever missed.

1963Carol A Lee
Submitted to website

1963Raymond Keith Main

1963Gerald (Jerry) Makowski

1963Janice McClellan

1963Robert A McDowell

1963Carol Jean Moore - Breckenridge
February 12, 2006
Submitted to website

1963Daniel Lee Morrison
April 4, 1945 to October 2, 2011

Daniel Lee Morrison died Sunday, October 2, 2011, at his home in Pasco. He was born on April 4, 1945, in Albuquerque, NM, to parents William H. and Ruth Morrison.

Dan was a 1963 graduate of Kennewick High School. Most of his working career was spent with Boise Cascade, and he retired in 2001 as sales manager of the Nampa, Idaho, plant after 32 years of service.

Dan was a person who enjoyed simple pleasures: tinkering with his 1982 Cabelerro, fishing, joining his buddies for coffee at Andy's and early-morning mocha runs to the Corner Kick with his dog Daisy.

He always wanted to be busy and enjoyed working in his garage-shop creating and building and trying to figure out how to get even more tools in this small space while keeping it organized and neat. Yes, he insisted on a neat garage and a big frustration of his was that his wife, Linda, thought that the garage was a place to store stuff she didn't want in the house. She frequently found things she had just left in the garage back in the house. But she really couldn't complain about it because anytime she wanted something built, he would work up a plan and make it for her, be it a finely-detailed doll house, sewing desk, quilt rack or a dip-stick for the water reservoir in her iron. One of her prized possessions is a chair that he found in a trash heap and refinished.

Nothing went unfixed in his house for more than a few days or for that matter in the homes of his neighbors, friends or family members he had a big heart and enjoyed sharing his expertise and skills with anyone who asked. However, patience was not something he had a lot of and he regretted not being able to figure out how to get paint to dry faster so that he could move on to the next step.

A small number of those grieving his passing are his wife, Linda; sons, Daniel and Aaron and his wife, Gloria; grandsons, Calder and Ryan; brothers and their wives, Bill and Geri, Ron and Dawn, and Walt and Debbie; and his best friend and mocha-run buddy, Daisy. Our hearts are broken.

He was predeceased by his parents.

A celebration of Dan's life will be held Thursday, October 6, at 10 a.m., at a graveside ser- vice at Riverview Heights Cemetery, Olympia and 10th, Kennewick.

Please, no flowers. Memorials may be donated to the Union Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 1443, Pasco, WA 99301; Tri-Cities Animal Shelter, 1312 S. 18th, Pasco, WA 99301; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, P.O. Box 34829, Seattle, WA 98124; or any cancer research facility.

Goodbye sweet Dan, rest in peace.

The family invites you to sign their online guest book at www.muellersfuneralhomes.com.

Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home in Pasco is in charge of the arrangements.
Tri-City Herald, October 5, 2011

1963Linda Murdock

1963Michael R Newbern
October 21, 1944 to October 22, 1966

Staff Sgt. Michael Newbern, late of Kennewick, Wash., lost his life from gun-shot wounds while on duty in Viet Nam last week. He was a member of the famous Green Berets specialist forces group.
Sgt. Newberg had returned to Viet Nam in September after having spent a leave in Kennewick with his foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clair Smith. In his five years in the services the twenty-two year old soldier had seen duty in the Dominican Republic, at the time of the uprising there, France, Germany, Spain, Belgium and an earlier tour in Viet Nam. He was a Paratrooper and had planned on making that his career. He had attended Special Forces School at Fort Bragg, N.C. Mike attended grade school and high school in Klickitat as well as high school in Kennewick.
In addition to the Smiths he is survived by two foster sisters, Penny Smith of Kennewick and Dee Ann McKenzie of Bellevue.
Services for the young soldier were to be announced when details were received from the Department of the Army.
The Enterprise, White Salmon, WA., November 3, 1966

1963Van Ellis Parker

1963Joyce J Pickel

1963June Records - Mason
June 5, 1945 to January 9, 1999

June was born June 5, 1945 and went home to be with her Lord January 9, 1999.
June treasured her family and friends, witnessed her Christian faith daily and was an active participant in Bible Study Fellowship. Characteristic in her life was a great sense of humor, an unbridled zest for living, a love of collecting dolls and her courageous battle with MS. She was dearly loved and admired by a wealth of friends.
June graduated from Kennewick High School and Central Washing University with a major in Education. She taught elementary school in Kent where she loved her teaching career and students.
June was married for 22 years and is survived by her husband, Terrance Mason of Redondo; her mother, Ethel Records of Kennewick; two brothers, Roger (Carol) of Kent and George (Sandra) of Kennewick; a niece and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Roger Records in 1956.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, January 13th at 2:00 p.m. at Riverside Heights Cemetery.
Donations may be made to MS Society, 2328 6th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121.
Obituary from newspaper
Submitted to website by Sandy Boutelle-Mayberry

1963Judy Kay Robanske - Lawson
October 4, 1945 to February 1, 2011

Judy K Lawson passed away surrounded by her family on February 1, 2011 at A Place Like Home (AFH)
Judy was born October 4, 1945 in Walla Walla, WA. Judy was a life long resident of the Tri-Cities and a graduate of Kennewick High in 1963.

Judy worked in the nuclear industry for many years and with time retired from Framatone in 1994. Judy accepted God into her life as a young woman and was a member of Faith Assembly Christian Center for many years.

Judy was one of three children born to Alexander and Marrietta Robanske; and she is preceded in death by her father and mother, and her son Todd W. Lawson.

Judy is survived by her brothers Gary Robanske and Ron Robanske; her son John Lawson and his wife Denise and Judy’s grandchildren Kimberly Lawson and Christopher Lawson.

There will be a graveside service at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery on the By-Pass Hwy in Richland February 5, 2011 at 10:00 A.M.

1963Tom F Walsh
January 19, 1945 to July 22, 2011

Thomas Francis Walsh passed after a long struggle with cancer on July 22, 2011, at his mountain home outside Silverton, Oregon, with his loving family at his bedside. He was born on January 19, 1945, in Newark, New Jersey to Thomas F. and Esther Walsh.

Tom was a native of Kennewick graduating in the class of 1963. After graduation Tom joined the United States Marine Corps and served in the Viet Nam conflict, achieving the rank of Sergeant.

Tom married Mavis A. Isaacs in 1964 and a daughter, Teresa, was born during this union. In 1985, Tom married Bonnie L. (Anderson) Morey. Bonnie died of cancer in 1985. Tom married Irene Baynes in 1991. Irene died in 1999.

Tom's occupation as an accountant/controller provided him the opportunity to live in the Virgin Islands, Alaska, Texas and California, before retiring to a mountain home in Oregon. Tom loved boating and traveling to various countries throughout the world, and was an exceptional cook and could make the best pies. Family and friends benefited from the candles he would pour. Tom was a certified scuba diver and enjoyed collecting guns. Tom was extremely proud of the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, wives Bonnie and Irene. He is survived by daughter Teresa Smith, grandchildren Tosha, Tommy, Joshua and Jamie all of Monmouth, Oregon; brother John Walsh and wife Nancy of Pasco, Washington; sister Judi Schrag of Kennewick, step-son Tom Adelman and step-grandchildren Heather and Robbie Adelman all of Oxnard, California, numerous nieces and nephews.

The family invites friends to a celebration of Tom's life at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Memories at Sunset Event Center, 915 Bypass Highway in Richland. Immediately following the service a graveside service will be held at the cemetery, Sunset Memorial Gardens, immediately followed by a reception at Memories at Sunset Event Center.

Einan's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Semper Fi.
Tri-City Herald, July 27, 2011

1963Steven Paul Williams
August 18, 1945 to May 12, 2012

Steve Williams went home to be with his Savior on May 12, 2012. He was born on August 18, 1945, at Our Lady of Lourdes (KGH didn't yet exist) to Josephine and Bill. He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1963.

In 1967, he married the love of his life, Phyllis Kirk, and they enjoyed 45 wonderful years together. They lived in Seattle for a short time but eventually made the TriCities their permanent home. He went to work for Hanford in 1981, and worked there until his retirement in 2007.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents and sister Dixie. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; daughters Bonnie Williams and Amy (Tim) Serven; and grandchildren Tyler, Jacob and Elizabeth Serven and Steven Williams.

One of his greatest passions in life was watching his grandchildren play sports. Since his retirement, he took an active role in watching their practices and games, even when it meant traveling to do so.

He was Past Master and current Secretary of the Kennewick Masonic Lodge, Chief Rabban of Masada Shrine, Worthy Patron of Alma Chapter OES, and Past Royal Patron of Artemisia Court, Order of the Amaranth.

He was a terrific husband, father, grandfather and friend. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone he came in contact with. He will be greatly missed.

Viewing will be Thursday, May 17th, from 3 to 8:00 p.m., at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home on 14th and Union Street in Kennewick.

There will be a Masonic graveside ceremony on Monday, May 21st, at 10:00 a.m., at Riverview Heights Cemetery, 10th and Olympia Street in Kennewick followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. at Kennewick Baptist Church, 2425 W. Albany Avenue in Kennewick, with a reception to follow.
Tri-City Herald, May 16, 2012

1963Ed Zabrsa
Edward Anthony Zabrsa, age 64, of Bend, Or passed away peacefully at home on Octorber 23, 2009. On June 29, 1945 he was born in Oaks, SD to Phillip and Marie (Reneau) Zabrsa. He married the love of his life on October 31 nearly 45 years ago in Kennewick, Wa. As a young man, Edward served in the US Navy for four years.

Edward has been a resident of Bend since 1986. In November 2008 he retired from his career in electronics. He enjoyed bike riding, tinkering with computers, boating and his cats, Muffy and Floyd.

He is survived b his beloved wife, Shirley of Bend, daughters, Jennifer (Jeremy) Anderson and Bulie (Brandon) Shores, both of Bend, along with grandsons, Hunter, Tanner, Wyatt and Jack.

Edward was preceded in death by his father, Philip Zabrsa, Mother, Maire, Step-Father, Terry Herrin and Brother Milton Zabrsa.

A memorial service was held Wedneday at New Hope Church in Bend.
(entered Aug. 2012)

1964Barbara Bailey - Picicci
April 18, 1946 to March 26, 1999

1964Donald Gene Baldwin
December 8, 1945 to March 4, 2000

1964Pamela Rae Banks - Worrell

PAMELA (BANKS) WORRELL On December 31, 2016 we lost a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother. Pamela (Pam) Banks Worrell was born in Olympia on March 13, 1946 to Robert and Lois Banks. Pam grew up in Kennewick, WA and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1964. Pam attended Columbia Basin Community College for one year and then was hired on by United Airlines as a flight attendant where she served 37 years travelling both domestically and internationally. During her employment with United Airlines, Pam was based in Chicago and then Los Angeles but settled in Kirkland in 1973 where she spent the remainder of her life. Pam is survived by her husband of 41 years Lynn Worrell, daughter Kimberly (Worrell) Martin, son-in-law Jon Martin, sister Penny Sorenson, brother Robert (Butch) Banks, niece Kelli Ramirez, grandsons Jagger and Maceo Martin, and many cousins.

Published in Tri-City Herald from Jan. 6 to Jan. 9, 2017

1964Judith Ann (Judy) Bartley
Submitted to the website

1964Barbara Ann Bishop - Johnson
December 2,1946 to September 1978

Barbara and Ken Johnson (KHS 1963) married after Ken had graduated from CBC and Barb had graduated from Govan's Beauty School. They lived in Seattle, Ken worked in the shipyards, and Barb was a beauty operator. They had three girls, Yvette, April, and Nicole. When Nicole was 3 years old, Barbara died of bone cancer after about a thirteen-month battle to survive it. 16 months later Ken had an elective surgery and died from complications within three weeks. The three girls were raised by their aunt and attended the Finley schools. Ken and Barb loved good old KHS.
Submitted to website by Karlene Keyes

1964Rodney Royce Block
October 7, 1946 to March 4, 2010

On March 4, 2010, Rodney Royce Block passed away peacefully with his family by his side after battling a five-month-long bout with pancreatic cancer.

Rod was born October 7, 1946, in Pasco, WA, to Willie and Josephine Block of Kennewick. He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1964 and Eastern Washington University with a degree in Parks and Recreation. Rod was the baby of eight children. His brothers, Roland, Richard and Roger, all loved to hunt and fish together while his sisters, Marguerite, LaVonne, Marjo and Marilyn, loved to call him to keep up with the family happenings.

He has been a lifelong member of the Tri-City Community and has given lots back to the Tri-Cities, especially while he was Parks and Rec Manager for the City of Richland. He introduced many new programs while at the city, like youth basketball, flag football and much much more. He was also involved in ASA and bid to bring in many youth and adult softball tournaments to the Tri-City area. His other passion was the outdoors. He loved going to his cabin with his family. While in the mountains he would go fishing, hunting and swap stories over the campfire in Tom Henrich's barn. His other love was his wife, Tami, who he was happily married to for 27 years and his own children, Ryan and Teal. As a family, they went on many trips together to Disneyland, DisneyWorld and Long Beach, WA. Rod loved going to the beach with his family, where many Block family reunions were held. He and his sister LaVonne would plan the reunions, which even included all family members with their own Block family sweatshirt to wear in the family photo.

On Sept. 30, 2009, Rod welcomed a new love into his life, grandson Hudson RY Hewitt (aka 'Hud the Stud').

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Block; mother, Josie Block; and his siblings, Roland, Marjo Cooper, Marguerite Rosson and Richard; mother-in-law, Fannie Gunn; and sister-in-law, Ella Maureen Block.

He is survived by his wife, Tami; son, Ryan; daughter, Teal (Carson) Hewitt; grandson, Hudson; sisters, LaVonne (Austin) Anderson of Kennewick, Marilyn (John) Jamieson of Yakima; brother, Roger (Gerry) of Merced, CA; sisters-in-law, Louise Block of Gridley, CA, Sherrie (Terry) Supplee of Randle, WA; brother-in-law, Gary Swanson of Richland; father-in-law, Glen Gunn of Phoenix, AZ; aunts, Ruby Juracek of Columbus, NE, and Evelyn Boelter of Hermosa, SD; and many nieces nephews, cousins and lifelong friends

At his request no funeral services will be held. A memorial service at the family cabin will be held on March 20.

Goodbye Dad, 'You're on the road again' to Jim Creek.
Tri-City Herald, March 7, 2010

1964John Patrick (Pat) Clausing
June 20, 1946 to November 3, 2007

Pat was born June 20,1946, in Colfax, Washington. Pat served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1974. Then after earning a degree in Law Enforcement, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving from 1974 to 1992. Pat worked for Work Source in Yakima, providing employment services and referrals for military veterans. After his retirement from the state, Pat was able to continue to help veterans through his active memberships with the American Legion as well as the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Pat greatly enjoyed being a grandfather, visiting with his multitude of friends, chatting on the internet, and enjoying the comical aspects of his pet's antics.
Pat is survived by a son, Markus Clausing; a daughter, Katie; and four grandchildren.
Yakima Herald Republic, November 2007

1964Michael James Larry Claycomb
July 26, 1946 to March 16, 2006

“March 16, 2006 Loretta Claycomb, wife of Michael James Larry “Jim” Claycomb, KHS ’64, called and told me the sad news that Jim died Thursday night (March 16, 2006). He had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure some years ago and lasted longer than doctors expected, especially considering that he was a diabetic. It was particularly nice that he was able to attend the forty-year reunion of the class in July of 1964 and the all-class reunion for Kennewick High school that occurred at the same time in 2004. You may or may not know that after graduating from High School, Jim joined the Army with Pat Grady (KHS ‘63) and Ron Shults (KHS ’63) and like Pat did a tour in Viet Nam (Jim was with the 1st Infantry Division). Jim and Loretta had been married for many years and had a wonderful set of boys, all of who are grown. A memorial service is being held on March 20, 2006 in Citrus Heights, California at a local catholic church. I am not sure of arrangements after that. May of you know that Jim was a first cousin to Ray Bennett (KHS ’63), Connie Bennett (KHS ’65), and Joline Schmidt (KHS ’65). If you want to pass on your condolences to Loretta and the boys, here is her contact information: Loretta Claycomb 7752 Joshua Court Citrus Heights, CA 95617 telephone 916-721-7952”.
Submitted by David Swanson, KHS 64 classmate and friend

1964Joann Sue Crawford
Submitted to the website

1964Carol Dianne Davis - Voss
February 10, 1946 to October 1, 2001

1964Billie Ann Elliott - Paetel
December 3, 1945 to May 29, 1995

Billie was taken by complications from cancer after a several year battle trying to overcome the problems. All through the ordeal, she remained optimistic, hopeful, and full of faith. She dedicated her life to helping others and her spiritual life with her church, right up to the end. Her husband John Paetel (class of 1961) and four beautiful children, Tracy, Ben, Seth, and Sarah survived Billie. We all miss her still and we are thankful for her short time on this earth.
Submitted to website by sister, Katie Elliott-Policar

1964Donald Clifford Ellis
Donald Clifford Ellis, 70, of Kennewick, WA, passed away on May 29, 2016. Donald was born in Pasco, WA to Fern and Avery Ellis on October 17, 1945.

He graduated from Kennewick High. Donald went into Army and the Vietnam War. He later worked for Burlington Norther for over 38 years.

Donald is survived by 2 sisters: Gladys Holmes and Shirley Eagan and their spouses; 5 nieces, 3 nephews, and 2 great-nieces. He is also survived by his children: Deana (Ellis) Ginsberg, Derrick Ellis and their spouses; and one granddaughter, Kayleigh Avery Ellis.

Published in the Tri-City herald on June 3, 2016.

1964David Leroy Friday
February 18, 1946 to January 13, 2002

1964John Charles Hall
July 27, 1946 to May 5, 2009

John 'Jack' Hall, 62, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2009. He was born to William and Denise Hall on July 27th, 1946, and was a lifetime Kennewick resident.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents Charles and Inga Hall, great uncle Ray Hall, aunt Leona Buker, uncle Fred Hall, uncle and aunt Walt and Kitty Hembree.

He is survived by brother Guy (Betty) Terlot, niece Gloria Ranes and nephew Ronnie Hall all from Greenville, South Carolina; aunt Jean Hall; cousins, Beth Larosa, John Hall, Larry Hall, Sarah Jansen, Jeanne Sutten; and 8 second cousins. Cousin John provided wonderful care during the early years of John's 'Jack's' illness. He is also survived by lifetime friend, Howard Remy, and his personal assistant, Margie White. The family thanks Margie for her dedication to him through the years.

Upon graduation from Kennewick High School in 1964, John attended CBC before starting his antique business from his home. In the early years he made buying trips to England, the South and the East Coast, as well as frequenting live auctions. His treasures always came with a story. Family members and customers would anxiously await shipments in hopes of finding another great piece. For more than 40 years John bought and sold antiques, primarily to dealers. Because of his broad knowledge, he was often called to do appraisals and estate sales in many parts of the country. He loved being a businessman and always looked for opportunities.

John loved history, debating many topics, home cooked meals, a good game of pinochle and holidays with family. He kept his great sense of humor to the end.

Our beloved John suffered much in the last years from complications of diabetes, yet he fought hard and had amazing hope. His many stories will continue to bring smiles and laughter as we remember the place he held in our hearts. We thank the Lord that he has been set free.

We would like to thank Dr. Cole, the staff at Parks Hill Adult Family Home where he resided and all other care providers throughout the years.

Viewing will be Sunday, May 10th, from 5-8 p.m. at Mueller's Chapel of the Falls on 1st and Dayton St. in Kennewick. The service will be on Monday, May 11th, at 10 a.m. at Desert Lawn Mausoleum, on 10th and Union in Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, May 10, 2009

1964James Edward Hennesey
August 2006

Served in Army with 101st

1964John Howard Higley
April 2, 1946 - June, 1969

1964Sandra Kay Hildebrand - Cox
Submitted to the website

1964John Wesly Hodges
July 15, 1946 to November 28, 2010

John's courageous 2 1/2 year campaign to remain with his loving family came to an end November 28, 2010. He now rests in the loving arms of Our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Born in Longview, WA, on July 15, 1946, to Mace and Nerine (Davis) Hodges, the family moved to Kennewick in 1948. John graduated from Kennewick High School in 1964. He went on to attend Eastern WA State College then served in the Vietnam War in the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam working on aircraft electronics with the rank of Sergeant.

Returning to the Tri-Cities in 1977 he courted and married Barbara Nielsen in 1982. Their union was blessed with daughters Kristen and Kaira. John was the Founder of SuccessTeams and Eco-Wise Associates and served most recently, as CEO of Eco-Wise, a Green company. John was devoted to his family. He enjoyed a remarkable sense of humor and had a very kind and generous heart. His brilliant mind and business savvy was topped with amazing leadership ability. He was awarded many recognitions for his accomplishments throughout the years, but was most proud when written up as "Mr. Mom" by the Tri-City Herald. He will be sorely missed by all who were lucky to have been a part of his life. John, you are ever present in our hearts and leave a void which cannot be filled.

John was preceded in death by both parents. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Barbara and much loved children, daughters Kristen and Kaira Hodges, Holly Nuckols (Brent) and son Chad Miller (Tracey), beloved sister Diana Davis, dear mother-in-law Maureen Nielsen, sister-in-law Kathy Cartmell (Jim), brothers-inlaw Ralph and Eric Nielsen, uncles Leland (Marilyn) and Ed Davis (Nadine), wonderful grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many others.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to John's favorite charities: Tri-City Union Gospel Mission, Salvation Army Toy Drive, Tri-Cities Food Bank (or charity of choice).

A memorial service will be held Friday, December 10, 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 3926 West Kennewick Avenue, Kennewick, WA. A reception will immediately follow.
Tri-City Herald, December 5, 2010

1964Joseph Lee (Joe) Hodgson
Joseph Lee Hodgson 68, died at home on August 29, 2014. Born to Floyd and Mabel (Johnson) Hodgson June 16, 1946, at Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Pasco, WA, Joe lived his childhood camping, fishing and hunting with his family. He attended Kennewick High School where he played varsity football and baseball. At age 14, he joined the workforce employed by Mayfair Markets. He became a manager at the age of 19 traveling to troubleshoot store operations in other locations.

In 1964, he married Stephanie Montague from Kennewick and had three children, Joe, Marcie and Jennifer. In 1977, he moved to Wenatchee to manage Fleenor's Market on 5th Street. He married Jan (Janet Moss) Hodgson from Cashmere in 1978. In 1984, he purchased his own store in Stevensville, Montana (Joe's Food Market) and later moved back to Wenatchee to resume management of Fleenor's Market. He was employed for Weinstein Beverage Company "Pepsi" for 24 years where he made many valuable relationships with his co-workers and the business community.

Joe loved sharing his knowledge of fishing and hunting with friends and family and spending time watching his bird dogs work the field, including his beloved dog "Gunner" who turned out to be more of a lap dog than a hunter. He looked forward to his favorite backpacking trip to Kelly Creek in Idaho with his wife, Jan, and his brother, John, and sister-in-law Doris. He made the trip for ten consecutive years where he claimed the fish, wildlife, fresh air and scenery were as close to God and Heaven as anyone could get.

Survivors include his wife, Jan Hodgson of Cashmere; his mother, Mabel Hodgson (age 99) of Kennewick, WA; his children Joe (Alli) Hodgson of Buckley, WA; Marcie (Bud) Johnson of Denver, CO; Jennifer (Michael) Breese of Denver, CO; his grandchildren Seth, Holly, Kaytee, Tristan Hodgson (Joe), Hayden. Adam, Jessica Hertzler (Marcie), Andy Hodgson, Tanner Breese (Jennifer), his siblings, John (Doris) Hodgson, Joyce (Bob) Tyrrell, and Jim (Marilyn) Hodgson and many aunts, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Floyd Hodgson of Kennewick, WA and his half-brother, Gene Hodgson of Athena, OR.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Sept. 4, 2014

1964Sandra Lee Hoerner - Kline
August 17, 1946 to June 5, 2005

1964Kenneth Edward Honn
March 7, 1946 - April 13, 1989 OR

1964Lyle Paul Hovinghoff
October 22, 1994

1964Emory Quentn Humphrey
Sept 20, 1945 - April 22, 2000 Kennewick

1964Scott Darwin Hunsaker
Scott Darwin Hunsaker, 68, of Caldwell passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Cherry Ridge Care Center in Emmett, ID. He was born on March 29, 1946, the son of Darwin and Beth Hunsaker in Ogden, UT. He married Linda Splattstoesser on August 20, 1968 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. From this union four children were born: Amy, Erin and Breanne and son Ian.

Scott graduated from Kennewick High School, Kennewick, WA and graduated with degrees from Columbia Basin College in Pasco, WA. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission in Southern Australia. He was drafted in the Army and served in Viet Nam. Scott loved hunting and fishing. He served as Scout Master for a number of years and enjoyed teaching the youth to appreciate nature and respect our natural resources. He lived the Scout Motto-"Be Prepared" and instilled that in his children and those around him.

Scott is survived by his daughters: Amy Hunsaker of Wells, NV, Erin Hunsaker of Caldwell, ID and Breanne Hunsaker of Caldwell, ID and son Ian (Laurie) Hunsaker of Kennewick, WA; grandchildren: Donavan (Esther) Hunsaker, Nikelle Hunsaker and Gavin Hunsaker; sisters Linda Hunsaker and Sherylee Hankinson; step-brothers Russell (Dedie) May and Richard (Melinda) May; step-sisters Sharon (Geno) Ludwig and Shirley (Dave) McLendon. He was preceded in death by his father Darwin A. Hunsaker, his mother Beth G. Hunsaker and step-mother Edith May Hunsaker.

Published in Tri-City Herald on May 1, 2014

1964Richard Louis Hunt
October 4, 1945 to March 14, 2001

1964Diana Lynn Lampson - Adams
December 17, 1945 to January 14, 2007

Diana Lynn (Lampson) Adams of Kennewick was born December 17, 1945 in Tacoma, Washington. She passed away on January 14, 2007 in Kennewick, Washington from liver and kidney failure after a long illness.
Diana lived most of her life in Kennewick, having graduated from Kennewick High School in 1963. Diana attended and graduated from Govan Beauty School and was a beautician until she began raising her family.
She married Jim Adams of Pasco on June 5, 1965.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Jim, daughter Janet Patterson (Bruce), daughter Julie Tripp (Tuan), and grandchildren, Troy, Trisha and Tessa Patterson and Dakota and Ashton Tripp. She is also survived by her parents, Ira and Patricia Lampson and siblings Tom Lampson (Kim), Kim Knight (Rusty), Josh Lampson (Kerrie) and Scott Lampson, all of the Tri-Cities.
Funeral Services will be held at Mueller's Funeral Home (Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 1401 S. Union St., Kennewick) Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.
Tri- City Herald January 2007

1964William Dwayne Mansfield
February 9, 1946 to July 29, 2002

1964Robert E McCormick
October 7, 1946 to August 30, 2007

Robert E McCormick, age 60, passed away peacefully at home with his wife and sister at his side.
He was born Oct. 7, 1946, in Portland, OR, to Ray and Marion McCormick. He spent most of his life in Kennewick and the last 17 years in Benton City. He was a retired irrigation contractor.
He is survived by his wife Charlene Ferrians-McCormick; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Sharon Lapp; brother Pat; stepson and his wife Joe and Christy Petty; and the absolute loves of his life. his grandsons Cody and Alex Petty. He gave it his all and fought harder than most.
Services will be at 1204 Karen Ave., Benton City, WA. on Sunday, Sept. 9th, at 1 o'clock.
Tri-City Herald September 5, 2007

1964Byron Lee Moncrief
May 9, 1946 - Nov 6, 1995 Portland, OR

1964Linda Jo Moore
Submitted to website

1964Dorolea Moss - Morse
August 16, 1946 to February 3, 2007

Dorolea 'Dee' Morse, age 60, passed away Feb. 3, 2007 in Spokane, WA, where she had lived for over 30 years.
Born on Aug.16, 1946, in Corpus Christi, Texas, Dee was a 1964 graduate of Kennewick High School and held an Associate Degree in Nursing from Columbia Basin College. She began her career as an LPN in 1966. Dee was a member of Country Homes Christian Church in Spokane.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Floyd; two daughters, Karen Postelwait and Nancy Morse; three grandsons, all of Spokane, WA; her father, Leo Moss of Kennewick, WA; a brother, Gary L. Moss of Glendale, AZ; and a sister, Becky Kenworthy of Kennewick, WA.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2007, at 6 p.m at the Audubon Park Masonic Center, 2821 Northwest Blvd., Spokane, WA. Private interment will occur at Spokane Memorial Gardens Cemetery in the Spring.
Tri-City Herald, Feb. 12, 2007

1964Rebecca Jo Moxley
September 1, 1946 to November 25, 2006

Rebecca J. Moxley Larson died at the age of 60 on November 25, 2006, in Kennewick. She was born in Cairo, Illinois, and lived in the Tri-Cities for 33 years. She was a retired school librarian aide at Southgate Elementary School in Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, November 30, 2006

1964Charles Franklin Murphy, Jr
Our Dad was born September 21, 1946, in Okmulgee, OK. He moved to Kennewick, WA, with his parents, Frank and Juanita, and his sister, Anne, when he was five yrs old. He grew up here and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1964. After high school Chuck and some of his buddies went to Weed, CA, for college. They worked in the forest and fought fires, chopped wood and lived like hippies. He enlisted in the Army in March, 1967, and did a tour in Vietnam. He attained the rank of Sergeant with the 173rd Airborne Brigade.

When he returned home in 1969, he married Maggie Hooper Swanberg and adopted her little girl Lisa, who grew up here as Lisa Murphy. He always told Lisa it was her Mom and her that saved his life after the war.

In the early '70s, he joined Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 598, Pasco, WA, as an apprentice and became a journeyman pipe fitter. He also played softball as a hobby and sport for the Playboy tavern. One of his fondest memories was when his team made Nationals and played in Shea Stadium. What home town heroes they became!

In 1983, Chuck married Laura Vinning and they had their daughter, Sadie, in September of that year. They divorced and Chuck and his parents raised Sadie together. They became avid Mariners fans. If they didn't watch the game on TV they went to see them play live. Dad also developed a love for scuba diving, bicycling and snow skiing.

He loved his family and friends and spending time with them, going on vacations and exploring new places. He was a wonderful father, teacher and friend to many, he will be missed by those who knew him.

Last year when he found out he had cancer, he and Lisa tried to fight the disease every way they could. His battle ended on June 8, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Juanita Murphy, sister, Anne Evans and aunts and uncles. Survivors include his daughters, Lisa Murphy and Sadie Gajdos and her husband Scott, grandson, Ben, and one great grandson, Sean, one nephew, Doug Evans, nieces, Darcie and Debbie, and some cousins.

Published in Tri-City Herald on June 18, 2014

1964Wayne Francis Myers
May 5, 1994

1964Candace Lee Osborne
Candy Young died peacefully in Spokane on December 15th in Spokane, WA at the age of 70. Candy is survived by her daughter Kim Arellano (husband Dan), Pete Young (wife Kim) and Matt Young; Brother Scott Osborne (wife Sally), grandchildren Daniel (wife Liz), Chris (wife Cassey), Adam, Sirisvati, Atticus, Ben, Cosette and Ajax, greatgrandchildren Gunther and Ace, nephew Andrew (wife Erin), niece Katy (husband Chris), and numerous extended family members. She is preceded in death by husband Pat Young, daughter Jennifer, parents Tony and Leta Osborne.

Candy was born on June 21st 1946 in Spokane. She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1964. She married Pat in 1977 and they spent several decades together in the Tri-Cities raising a family. He worked at Hanford, while she was a waitress at The Hanford House and Shari's. Candy always felt cold, so they eventually retired to rural Arizona to enjoy the warm weather, spending a couple of years designing and building their dream home among the cacti. Pat passed away in 2009 and Candy moved back to the neighborhood where she grew up, the South Hill of Spokane.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Dec. 18, 2016

1964Wayne Max Persinger
Wayne "Skip" M. Persinger passed away on June 28, 2014. His last hours were spent with his loving wife and best friend, Vicki. He lived in Kennewick, WA for 68 years. He was born on December 1, 1945.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents Jeannett & Everett Persinger and his sister Wanda Higley.

He is survived by his wife Vicki Persinger of 44 years two sons, Marc and Mike, two step-daughters, Kathy Akerblade and Kristi Nash, and Brother Bill Persinger, also by then 10 wonderful grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1964. He worked for his father at the Shell gas station at 10th and Washington. He joined the National Guards, had many "fun" weekends at Yakima Firing Range. He raced stockcars (#60) at the Tri-City Race Track and other race tracks throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

He and Bill Clarkson started "S&B" Machine in 1971 and built the building at N. Washington and Bruno. They decided they wanted to go into Auto Parts warehousing. They built a three store/story building contacted to "S&B". They named it Engine Parts Warehouse.

Also with many friends we built a 40 foot steel boat (Steel One) in the basement of Engine Parts Warehouse. It was only 18 feet wide because that was as wide as the basement doors. He sold "Steel One" and decided after a few years he wanted a bigger boat.

His brother Bill designed the 60 foot boat. He and his wife, Karen and their children came over form Sedro Wooly many many weekends to supervise and work on "Our Dream". Without the help of many friends it wouldn't have been possible to launch the 60 foot alumni boat. They also helped build the boat house at Clover Island Yacht Club. Thank you all. He was also a member of C.I.Y.C.

He loved to work with wood. He built many kitchen cabinets, dressers, hope chests, curio cabinets, bookcases, sleigh beds, beds with drawers on the bottom, water falls, jewelry boxes, doll houses, bird houses, candy machines, holiday decorations, plant stands, and the cabinets in "Papa's Shop."

If you know Skip and Vicki then you know all of the grandchildren were there pride and joy. They created many happy times working in "Papa's Shop". We had special memories -- Disneyland (Grrr-water ride), Maui (remember the guy in the Speedo) and Seaside, OR (broken, broken, bird poop).

We will all miss our best Grandpa (Papa) and friend. Thank you, friends, for helping us throughout the years on many projects and just being there for us. As our grandchildren would say..."Papa, you're the BEST!"

Published in Tri-City Herald from July 19 to July 20, 2014

1964Richard Edward Pierce
June 13, 1946 to May 30, 1995

1964Timothy P Reidt
October 4, 1946 to April 22, 2009

Timothy P. Reidt passed away at Kennewick General Hospital on the evening of April 22, 2009, at the age of 62, with his family by his side. He was born in Spokane, WA on October 4, 1946. His early years were spent in Oroville and Okanogan, WA. His family moved to Kennewick in 1959. He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1964. After graduation, he spent the next 4 years in the Air Force as a Crew Chief on a C130. He joined the Kennewick Fire Department and became the Tri-Cities first certified paramedic on Feb. 3, 1981. He left the fire department after 13 years to purchase Templeman's Meat Market. He was a successful businessman and well known in the community because of his support and sponsorships of various local organizations and Kennewick High School

His favorite past times were fishing, scuba diving, and anything that had to do with the water. He was an avid boater and spent many hours on the Columbia River with his family and friends. He volunteered his time as a patrol boat operator during several 'Water Follies' and enjoyed decorating his boat for the 'Lighted Boat Parade' at Christmas. His favorite place in the world is the Island of Maui and his wish is to have his ashes scattered on top of the Haleakala Volcano.

He is survived by his sons, Michael Reidt (Mill Creek), Jared Reidt (Bothell), Christopher Reidt (Ridgefield), and daughter, Kimmy Reidt (Kennewick). He is also survived by his sisters, Sue Stone (Kennewick) and Cindy Benson (Boise). He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilford and Gertrude Reidt and one son, Joseph Reidt.

Viewing will be Friday, May 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home located at 1401 S. Union Street in Kennewick. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m.on Saturday, May 2, 2009, at City Church 4624 W. 10th Avenue in Kennewick, WA
Tri-City Herald, April 29, 2009

1964Ronald Floyd Rigby
Sept 19, 1946 - July, 1980 Ohio

1964Michael James Rittierodt
Sept. 17, 1946 to Sept. 25, 1972

Mike was born in Ephrata, attended elem. and jr. high in Moses Lake, before entering KHS in his sophomore year. He played for the CBC golf team which won the state championship in 66. He transfered to the Univ. of Tulsa, where he was captain of the golf team. As an amatuer, he set the course record at Pasco Mun. Golf Course and later tied it, three more times He moved to Seattle and was employed by Peoples Bank.(banking hrs. allowed time for golf). In 1970, he married Debbie Sharnhorst (KHS 68) and returned to the Tri-Cities, when cancer was discovered. Chemotherapy is an ugly battle but Mike managed a round of par golf only two weeks before his death.
Submitted by sister Becky Rittierodt Woodruff KHS 69

1964Larry Crawford Rodrick Johnson
Submitted to website

1964Maurice Leigh Roller
September 9,1946 - November 1, 1994

1964Dorothy Ann Ruiz
Submitted to the website

1964Louise E Schulke - Simmelink
May 16, 1946 to July 1, 2000
Submitted to website by her husband

1964Anita Luene Selby - Fisher - Hamblin
June 21, 1946 to February 26, 2007

Anita was born June 21, 1946, in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, moving to Pasco, WA, at the tender age of 4 months. She spent her early years in Kennewick, graduating early from Kennewick High School and Avant High School, Avant, Oklahoma in 1964. She attended Columbia Basin College for 1 year.
She married for the second time in 1979 to Dorn Hamblin.
Anita was the co-owner of A-n-D Accounting, Inc., and was President or Vice President depending on who you talked to, working side by side with Dorn for nearly 28 years.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday March 3, 2007, at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union St. Internment will follow at Desert Lawn Memorial Park.

1964Ronald Leon Sickler
November 23, 1944 to September 10, 2008

Ronald L. Sickler, 63, of Kennewick, died Sept. 10 at Hospice at the Chaplaincy.
He was born in Wichita, Kan., and lived in the Tri-Cities for many years.
He was an auto mechanic.
Life Tributes Cremation Center, Kennewick, is in charge of arrangements.
Tri-City Herald Death Notices, September 11, 2008

1964Larry Stafford Smith
Submitted to the website

1964Nicholas Albert Smith
September 1, 1946 to September 3, 2009

Nicholas Albert Smith of Alpine, Utah died at home on September 3, 2009 after a short illness surrounded by his family. He was born September 1, 1946 in Salt Lake City to Albert Aikens and Glenden Nielsen Smith.

He grew up in Utah, Oklahoma, Japan, New York and Washington. He earned his Eagle Scout Award and graduated from Kennewick High School in Washington. He earned Bachelor of Arts and MBA degrees from Brigham Young University.

He was Captain in the US Army and served with Delta Company 151st Rangers in Vietnam. He also served with 2nd Field Forces, Ft. Benning, GA, 8th Infantry 3D BN 68th Armor in Mannheim, Germany and 105th Finance Unit in Augsburg, Germany.

He was an entrepreneur and helped develop several emerging technology companies into successful businesses.

Nick was very involved in church service and was grateful for the many opportunities he had to serve.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, MaryAnn and 7 of his 8 children; Priscilla (Steven) Westover and their children Ethan and Nicholas of Elizabethtown, KY; Nathan (Allison Stubbs) and their children Savannah and Samuel of Gilbert, AZ; Rebekah (Jacob) Briem and their children Liliana, Max and Eva of Provo; Rachel (Michael) Mills and their children Emily, Samantha, and Andrew of Lehi; Charlotte (Andrew) Beck of Salt Lake City; Zachary of Provo and Catherine (Jeremy) Warner of Provo; the children of his oldest son Samuel (Rebecca dePaula), Hillary, Lauren, Gabrielle, Avery Salleh, Dyson Salleh, Isaiah Salleh; and his sister Catherine (Kenneth) Groscost of Port Townsend WA.

His son Samuel and his parents Albert Aikens and Glenden Nielsen Smith preceded him in death.

Funeral services for Nicholas will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Alpine North Stake Center Chapel, 1125 East Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends may call on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Alpine North Stake Center Chapel, and at an additional viewing at the church on Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Alpine City Cemetery. Funeral Directors - Warenski Funeral Home of American Fork, Utah.

1964Linnie Ray Stanley
July 26, 1946 to September 1995

1964Roger Lee Taylor
March 22, 1946 to September 1995

1964Neva Carrol Teague - Nelson
November 29, 1945 to October 1, 2009

Gresham, Oregon, resident, Neva Carrol Nelson, 63, died Thursday, October 1, at home in Gresham.

A committal service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 9, at Willamette National Cemetery, 118 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday October 10, at Mt. Scott Church of God, 10603 S. E. Henderson St., Portland.

Neva was born November 29, 1945, in Louisville, Kentucky, to Claude and Mary (Quirk) Teague. Neva spent her childhood and youth as a resident of Kennewick and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1964. Following graduation, she attended Columbia Basin College and Warner Pacific College in Portland. In 1967, she married Dwight (Jack) Urbane Nelson.

Neva was and ordained minister in the Foursquare Church and worked in ministry, alongside her husband in Gresham most of her adult life. She served in San Francisco and Anchorage as well.

Neva's father Claude Teague and granddaughter Tessa Rae Morris preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband; son Erik Nelson of Nampa, Idaho; daughter Deidre Morris of Troutdale, Oregon; and 4 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Neva C. Nelson Student Scholarship Fund at Warner Pacific College, 2219 S.E. 68th Ave., Portland, Oregon, 97215.
Tri-City Herald, October 6, 2009

1964Kenneth Alan Trowbridge
February 20, 1946 to April 4, 1996

1964Richard Lynn Walker
August 28, 1946 to September 29, 1996

1964James Elmore White
Submitted to the website

1964Darrell Wilson
March 8, 1947 to December 17, 1966

A 19 year old Kennewick man was killed in action in Vietnam a week before Christmas Eve, it was reported today. Pfc. Darrell W. Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs., Clifford I. Wilson, 1027 W. Grand Ronde Ave., is the sixth Tri- Citian to die in the line of duty in Vietnam. Born in Pasco, and having attended Kennewick schools, Wilson enlisted in the Army for paratrooper service last February and left for Vietnam on Labor Day. He had been a partner in his father's business, Cliff's Auto Repair, Richland. The family, in receiving notice, was informed that the paratrooper, attached to the First Air Cavalry Airmobile, was killed by small arms fire in last Saturday's battle with 500 Viet Cong at An Khe. Ten years ago, 15 April 1956, Wilson's 10 year old brother drowned at the Columbian lagoon after falling off a raft while fishing. Full military ceremonies will be held for the victim. Arrangements will be handled by Mueller's Funeral Home with burial at Desert Lawn next to his brother. Other survivors are Steven, 22, Minneapolis MN., and Mark, 11, Sandy, 9, Martha, 5, and Kimberly, 3, all of the home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H Sweeney, Ocean Park, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.. Paul Beleen, Minneapolis. Other Tri- Citian's killed in VietNam were Pfc Mark Black, 18, and Spec. 5 Danny Neth, 28, both Richland; Sgt. Gerald Carmichael and S. Sgt. Michael Newbern, 22, both of Kennewick, and Lt. Cmdr, Clem Morisette, 33, Othello.
Tri-City Herald, 21 Dec 1966

1965William Ackley
June 20, 1947 to January 3, 2007

William 'Bill' Ackley, Ormond Beach, Fla., died January 3 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla., following a long battle with leukemia.
Born in Richland to Lloyd and Helen Ackley, Bill grew up and graduated from high school in Kennewick. His love for all sports was formed during these years and continued throughout his life.
For 31 years Bill dedicated his life to the education of elementary school children in the state of Montana. During this time, he taught in Forsyth, Havre and Kremlin, Montana.
He was elementary principal in Nashua, elementary superintendent in Somers and finished his career in Troy as principal of Morrison Elementary for 16 years.
During these years, he touched and enriched the lives of countless students, teachers and parents with his patient, wise counsel and guidance.
In 2003, he retired to Ormond Beach, Fla.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Betty.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Marjory, at the family home; daughter, Erinn and son-in-law, Daniel Seifert of Red Lodge, Montana; two sisters in Washington, Jeanne Kruse of Kirkland and Patricia Morrow of Kennewick and a brother, Robert Ackley of Placerville, California.
Also surviving are nieces, Cathy Stein of Bothell and Mary Ann Showalter of Kennewick; and nephews, Mike Morrow and Jeff Morrow, both of Kennewick.
The family requests memorials to The Central Florida Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3319 Maguire Blvd. Suite 101, Orlando, FL 32803.

1965Charles “Chuck” Aman
December 11, 1946 to January 29, 2007

Charles 'Charlie' David Aman, the first born child of Verlin 'Vee' W. Aman and Alice M. Aman arrived on December 11, 1946, in Pasco, Washington.
He was raised in Kennewick and graduated from Kennewick High in 1965.
He served in the Army and later worked as a bartender until getting into irrigation sales.
He leaves behind his daughter, Traci Vance, his mother, Alice, his sisters, Lynn Dossett and Pat Aman, his brother, Kevan (wife, Jackie), niece, Angela Melville and nephews, Kyle, Scott and Drew Aman.
Charlie has requested that his body be willed to science and no formal services be conducted.
Tri-City Herald, February 2007

1965Denny A Batty
December 22, 1945 to December 12, 1967

Tri-City GI is killed in Vietnam. Denny A. Batty, 21, a soldier from Kennewick, has been killed in Vietnam. Spec. 4. Batty, son of Mrs. W. G. (Thekla) Batty, Rt. 1, Box 466, Kennewick, is the 10th Tri-City serviceman killed in the war. A former River View and Kennewick graduate, Batty was killed 12 Dec (1967), when his patrol was ambushed by Viet Cong while on night patrol. He died soon after (in an) evacuation Hospital. His mother was notified of the death Wednesday. His father, W.G. Batty, lives in California. Batty was in Company A, 2nd Battalion of the 39th Infantry, 9th Division. He went in Kennewick's Bethlehem Lutheran School 1-9, and graduated from high school at Orofino ID, in 1965. Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, and a sister, all of Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, 15 Dec 1967

1965Toni Beltner - Maxwell
October 18, 1947 to March 1, 2007

Toni was born October 18, 1947 at Our Lady of Lourdes to Anthony and Verna Beltner, and has lived in the Tri-Cities her whole life.
Fifteen years ago she married Robert Maxwell who adored her and brought her great joy, laughter and love.
She worked in retail management for many years. She managed Swim-In for 17 years before moving to Macy's in 2005 managing their Better Sportswear and was to be announced as Macy's Manager of the Year for her outstanding achievements.
She is survived by her husband Robert Maxwell, son Dan Ellis, daughter Christy Ellis Evanson, stepson Alan Maxwell, stepdaughter Robi Maxwell, grandchildren Zackery and Kassidee Ellis, brother William Schefstrom, sister Lillian England.
A celebration of her life will be held at Mueller's Chapel of the Falls, Thursday March 8th at 2:00 p.m.
Tri-City Herald, March 6, 2007

1965Neil W Brand

Neal Brand of Kirkland, WA, passed to his heavenly home on June 23rd after a courageous struggle with Prostate Cancer.

He was born on April 26, 1947 in Yakima, WA to Louie and Elsie Brand. Neal graduated from Kennewick High School in 1965. In 1966 he began attending Northwest Bible College where he met his sweetheart, Darlayne Vestal. They married Dec. 30, 1967 and he later returned to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree.

Upon being drafted, he joined the Navy where he served as a Medical Corpsman in Japan and then in Vietnam earned Distinguished Service Medal for his outstanding service. After the Navy, Neal worked 40 years for the Bellevue School District as Head Custodian and was known for his friendliness. He was also Shop Steward for the Union effective in retaining fair benefits.

Neal is survived by his wife, Darlayne; parents Louie and Elsie of Walla Walla; son, Nathan(heather) Brand; daughter, Natasha (Todd) Cunningham, six grandchildren, sister, Josephine (Kurt) Gantenbein; and brother Jim Brand.

Published in the Tri-City Herald on July 2, 2015

1965Fred Bunch
October 6, 1947 to October 25, 2000
Submitted to website

1965Michael Gene Cannedy
January 4, 1947 to July 1979

1965Richard (Dick) Capistrant
December 6, 1946 to October 27, 2001

1965Don J Cauble
November 10, 1946 to April 21, 2009

Don was born on November 10, 1946, in Oakland, CA, he passed away April 21, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn; daughter, Lisa; daughter, Angela and her husband Pat Conner; son, Bart and his wife Farrah; and son, Brad. He is also survived by his parents, Bob and Janell Cauble; mother and father-in-law, Shirley and Mel Wolfgram; his identical twin brother, Ron and his wife Linda; his brother, Bob and his wife Cindy; his sister, Debbie and her husband Nelson; and his best pal, Gunner his faithful yellow lab. He is the grandfather of Patrick and Amanda Conner and Savannah and Hunter Taylor.

Don graduated in 1965 in Kennewick, Washington. He was a pipefitter welder and a member of Local 598 and 447 in Sacramento. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He was such a likeable and easy-going person who loved to live life to its fullest. He will be dearly missed by all lucky enough to have met him.

Memorial services were held Sunday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at Cochrane's Chapel of the Roses, 103 Lincoln Street in Old Roseville, CA 95678.

'Our dearest Don, you were so many things to so many people. A loving and doting husband, a father with a huge heart, a son and brother who brought so much sunshine to the lives of his parents and siblings, a grandpa who.s grandchildren couldn't wait to climb up on his lap and receive his warm embrace, an uncle and friend to so many who will smile and laugh at all of the joyous memories, and lastly an enemy only to the fish in the lakes and the wild game who will roam a little more safely. We love you and will miss you terribly.'
Tri-City Herald, May 10, 2009

1965Betty Jo Chavez - Stephenson
Betty Jo Stephenson, former Kennewick resident, has died at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. Born Betty Jo Chavez, July 21, 1947 she was the first child of Louis and Betty Chavez. She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1965 and the University of Washington in 1969, majoring in physical education. She taught for many years after moving to Vancouver Island.

Betty Jo is survived by her husband, Jim Stephenson, Edmonds, WA; daughter Tanya Lewis (Toby) Vancouver, BC; son Christopher Lewis (Soleena) Comox, BC; step daughters Erin Carnahan (Jimmy) Sumner, WA and Alexis Strecker (Owen) Seattle; sisters Teri Sand (Richard) and Shirley Sheppard, Spokane; brothers Daniel Chavez (Elaine) and Stephen Chavez (Gayle), Kennewick; aunts Alfie Lechelt, Kennewick; Patty Lawley (Bob), Cheney; uncles Dick Chavez, and Al Chavez (Teresa), Vancouver, WA; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Her favorite times were spent with her grandchildren -mnb Jayce, Nate, Rose, Violet, Rylan, Owen, and Noelle.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Aug. 17, 2016

1965Diane K Clinger - Hoeckelberg
December 14, 1946 to April 12, 2012

Diane K. Gotts, 65, went to be with the Lord on April 12, 2012. Diane was born on December 14, 1946 in Pasco, Washington, to Donald and Coral Clinger of Kennewick. She attended and graduated from Kennewick High School in Kennewick, Washington, Class of 1965.

In 1990, the sovereign hand of God brought Jim into Diane's life with a visit to the dentist's office. They got married on September 25th, 1990 and became best friends and 'kissing cousins' as both their mothers' maiden names were 'Jones.'

With the Lord as the head of the new home and blended family the calendar always revealed many events. Graduation, marriages, birthdays, new grandchildren and a great-grandchild, all kinds of opportunities to give thanks to him who does all things well.

Diane was the loving mother of four daughters, Kelly, Heidi, Robyn and Kara from a previous marriage to Harry Hoeckelberg. Always a hard worker whose talents were many, she sewed much of her daughters clothing during their childhood, canned fruit and took joy in decorating her home, wallpapering and painting.

Among many things that brought her happiness, Diane was also a devoted grandmother of nine grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren and one greatgrandchild, all of whom she cherished spending time with at every opportunity. Not only was she a kind-hearted and caring woman, but she also was incredibly talented and two of her many passions were gardening and quilting. Each and every year she spent countless weekends making her yard and garden beautiful beyond compare. After all her children were grown, Diane discovered a gift for quilting which she thoroughly enjoyed and was known to always have a new quilt project she would dedicate herself to. She made many quilts for daughters, grandchildren, friends, as well as numerous beautiful gifts for each season and holiday to display in her home.

Diane began a career in the dental field just out of high school, and after taking time off to raise her children, returned to the field in the late 1980's. She worked for Dr. Harry Keys as a dental assistant, then as an office receptionist for Dr. Stephen Leavens, until her retirement in February of 2010. Diane loved her job and it always showed in her work. She was adored not only by the staff that she worked with, but many of the patients and their families as well.

Diane is survived by her husband Jim; daughters Kelly (Jeff) Young, Heidi (Tony) Waldo, Robyn (Cory) Brown, Kara (George) Barnhart; step-children Scott (Leslie) Gotts, Tracy (Norm) Force; grandchildren Ariel, Haelie, Aidan, Braden, Keiya, Adison, Kietan, Ethan, Everlie; step-grandchildren Cameron, Candice, Ryan, Eric, Peyton, Colby, Cassie; step-great-grandson Jude; sisters Shirley Reynolds and Joyce Brannigan. Diane was preceded in death by her parents Don and Coral Clinger and step-daughter Pam Hutteball.
Tri-City Herald, April 18, 2012

1965Sandra Cokeley - Blanco
April 11, 1947 to February 28, 2007

Sandra died Wednesday night in her home, surrounded by family and friends, after a life long struggle with health complications.
She was born in Sedra Wooley, Washington and moved to Kennewick as a toddler. She graduated high school from St. Joseph's Academy and went on to graduate from Leading Beauty School in Pasco, Washington.
She is survived by her husband John Blanco, her children Shelly Anderson, Mike Anderson, Nikki Cox and Randy Cox, her sister Sheila Kauer, her sister and brother-in-law Irene and Ken McBride, brother-in-law Rodger Blanco, and grandchildren, Justin Anderson, Tiffany Thibert, Jordan Anderson, Zachary Cox, and Tyler Thibert.
Sandy's Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union St. in Kennewick at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2007.
Info from Carol Wilson class of 1964 and the Tri City Herald

1965Robert J Cope
January 9, 1947 to April 19, 1967

A 20 year old Kennewick Marine who "wasn't afraid of anything" was killed yesterday in Vietnam. He left behind his 18 year old wife and a 7 month old daughter he never saw. Lance Cpl. Robert J. Cope, son of Mrs. Doris Vinyard, 1107 S. Irby St., was shot in the head by an enemy bullet in combat near Da Nang, South Vietnam. He was the ninth Tri- Citian killed in Vietnam. A graduate of Kennewick High School, Cope leaves his wife Paula; daughter Brenda Kay, living with his wife's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Rose, 204 S. Grant St. Cope had been with the 2nd Battalion of the First Marines since 1 Oct 1966. He was married February, 1966 and entered the Marines Corps March 15. His father-in-law said letters from young Cope indicated he was constantly in the thick of the fighting." It seemed like he was always up at the front fighting. He wasn't afraid of anything" Rose said.
Tri-City Herald April 1967

1965Harley Richard Cowan
October 11, 1947 to April 26, 1968

Hospitalman 3.C. Harley Richard Cowan, 20, of East 27th Avenue, Kennewick, was killed in action in Vietnam 26 Apr 1968. Cowan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Cowan, was in the Navy attached to the Marines. He is the 14th serviceman from the Tri-City area to be killed in Vietnam. Born in Pasco, 11 Oct 1947, he lived here all of his life. He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1965. Cowan was stationed at Con Thein and was killed by rifle fire at Quang Tri Province. Enlisting in the Navy in March,1967, he went on active duty in June, and left for Vietnam 15 Dec (1967). He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Kennewick, and had received a certificate of appreciation for "devoted and faithful service rendered in the San Diego Naval Hospital Chapel Choir. The family requests there not be a full military funeral. Arrangements will be made at Mueller's Funeral Home on notification by the military on when he will be returned to Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, May 2, 1968

1965Theodore Deusner
June 8, 1947 to July 1985

Theodore died in a plane crash.
Submitted to website

1965Keith Craig Gansauge
Oct 16, 1969 Kennewick

1965Danny Lee Grimshaw
February 15, 1947 to August 23, 1968

Danny died Vietnam, August 23, 1968. He was a medic in the Navy
Submitted to website by Jerry Grimshaw Beamer, (KHS 1961)

1965Susan Hartley - Bunnell
May 17, 1947 to April 1986

1965Frank Edmond Higley
November 8, 1946 to June 5, 2008

Frank E. Higley passed away in his home in Pasco on Thursday June 5, 2008. He was born to Ed and Helen Higley in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, on November 8, 1946.
Frank retired from the BNSF Railroad after 39 years ofservice.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Helen. He is survived by his wife Korin of 41 years; his daughter Shannon, her husband Bert; grandchildren Nathan, Alyssa; mother-in-law Trude; and mom Irene. He also leaves behind sisters and sisters-in-law, brothers and brothers-in-law; nephews, nieces and friends.
What can be said about such a wonderful man? He was an amazing husband, great father, and a perfect grandfather. Not only was Frank a flawless family man, but he was also a caring friend who would go the extra mile for anyone to make them smile. It's hard to even imagine that one so loving has departed from us but we will always sincerely miss him. We love you Frank!
The viewing for Frank will be Wednesday June 11, 2008 from 1:00 p.m, to 2:00 p.m., at Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home in Pasco, WA.
Tri-City Herald, June 10, 2008

1965Byron Lee Horton
July 9, 1965 Pasco

1965Charleen Marie Hurson
Charleen Hurson Entrop, 69, passed away peacefully in her home in Kennewick, Washington on March 11, 2017. She was born May 21, 1947 in Spokane, Washington. Charleen loved spending time painting, writing, and taking care of others. She took in many foster children throughout her life, and found peace in mourning with those who mourn. She touched innumerable lives and will be greatly missed. Charleen graduated from Kennewick High School in 1965 and received her Bachelors of Arts from Brigham Young University.

She was an editor for the Tri-City Herald and at Hanford. She served numerous missions for her church, including missions in Texas, South Chicago, Zion's Camp and as a Family History missionary. Charleen is survived by her husband, Jerry Entrop; her children, Rick, Debbie, Tom, Peggy, Carolyn, Romona, Berniece, Erin, Sandy and Randal; many, many grandchildren; her brothers, Joe and Jim Hurson; and her sisters, Margaret (Peg) Hurson and Kathleen Pond. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kathleen McHugh Hurson and Judge Daniel Joseph Hurson..

Published in Tri-City Herald on Mar. 15, 2017

1965Barry Brent Keyes
Barry B Keyes (1947 - 1994) was born on February 5, 1947. He was born into the Keyes family.

He died on August 11, 1994 at age 47.
Recorded by Death Figures.com

1965John Thomas Lynn
June 25, 1947 to July 21, 1968

Tom Lynn, 21, former CBC basketball star, was seriously wounded in action in Vietnam last week. He was serving in the Mekong Delta southwest of Saigon when his unit engaged the enemy in a fight in which 9 men were killed and 21 wounded. Lynn received a metal fragment in the head. His wound was described in the official telegram as "cause for concern." He is hospitalized in Vietnam. In a letter written two days before the incident, Lynn told his parents his unit was going to begin setting up ambushes to surprise the enemy. "Apparently it worked the other way around this time," his father said. Lynn was serving with the Ninth Infantry Division and was stationed aboard the USS Washtenaw County, a shallow draft transport ship, from which helicopter assaults were made. He had been in Vietnam since January. Since that time, he has been recommended for the Soldier's Medal and two bronze stars. At CBC, Lynn was captain of the Hawks basketball team in his second year at the college, leading the team to a second-place finish in the state. "He was always a real fighter" said his coach, Jim Rogers. "He worked hard in practice as well as in the games, was a real floor leader, and was tremendous on defense. "I just hope his fighting spirit can help him now," he said. Lynn had scholarship offers from three schools, and plans to attend Carol University in Montana after he leaves the Army. His college major is business administration.
Tri-City Herald, July 21, 1968

1965Judy Morris - Pulliam
September 2, 1947 to February 6, 2013

Judy Ann Morris passed away on February 6, 2013 at Rosetta Assisted Living.

She was born on September 2, 1947 in Newport, Washington but spent most of her life in the Tri-Cities; graduating from Kennewick High with the Class of 1965.

Judy is survived by her husband Bill; stepson Brian; daughter Michelle; 5 grandchildren and 2 greatgrandchildren. Loved by all and missed by many.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.
Tri-City Herald, February 10, 2013

1965Gary Lee Ogburn
July 2, 1947 to October 1984

1965Donald Ohman
Donald Ohman Sr. 70 y/o, Local Celebrity left us to live with his Lord and Savior on October 22, 2016. Don was born in Anaconda, Montana, on August 24, 1946. He was the 5th child born to Ray and Myrtle Ohman. As a child, Don's creativity and curiosity landed him in many trips out behind the outhouse; Don was always the jokester and instigator in the family. Don moved to Kennewick, Washington in 1962, where he worked for Pierson’s Dairy, while putting himself through Kennewick High School. While attending KHS, he co-founded the KHS Rodeo Club, where he was an avid Bronc and Bull Rider.

Don met the love of is life and best friend, Pamela Kay Green, in 1964 while attending an auction; they married on June 19, 1965; together they had 5 children their lives totally revolved around: Don Ohman Jr (Tami), Deborah Davis (Mark), Denice Strawn (Kerry), Dustin Ohman (Juden), and Xavier Ohman, and they are continually being blessed, with 15 Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren thus far. Don started his Rail Road career with the Northern Pacific as a Clerk and Rail Road "Bull". In 1971 he transferred to Amtrak, as a Ticket Clerk and Agent in Pasco, Washington, where he worked 28 years before retiring. Don always had more than one iron in the fire; aside from his job at Amtrak, he, with Pam by his side, owned and operated Ohman's Royal Roofing.

Some of the many projects Don conquered were the tearing down of the Old Stock Yards in Pasco, demolishing a part of the old Train Depot, and salvaging a Union Pacific Shop. Don was a talented auctioneer, musician, and the artist. In the 1970's Don was a founding member of the Firesides Band, where he sang and played guitar in many night clubs in the Tri Cities. There was never a time or place that Don didn't have his guitar; he played for passengers when the train was running late, at all family gatherings, coffee shops, parks, "where ever two or more were gathered" there was always singing and laughter; Don was always an entertainer at heart. Don has composed and produced all of his own music, some of which are now housed in the Smithsonian Museum. Along with music, Don had a passion and talent for art of any kind, painting, photography, poetry, carpentry, and a great art of telling stories, and drawing pictures to go along with the stories he told. Don painted a grand mural on the walls of the old Pasco train depot; the inside of the old Amtrak station was full of Don's art; all of Don's art was filled with the love he had for his craft. He was also the proud creator of his precious "Maybell", a log cabin truck that he proudly displayed in many parades and events in the Great Northwest. Maybell now resides in the Powell County Museum and Arts Foundation, in Deer Lodge, Montana.

Don had a great love and commitment to his community, his love showed through the songs he wrote, such as "I love this town of Pasco". In 1971, together with his wife Pam, they participated in the effort to save the N Reactor. They constructed a 4'x6' "Letter to the President", signed by many members of our community. Together they boarded a train to Washington DC, along with the giant letter, and headed out to see the President of the United States of America. After retiring, Don's love and commitment to his community, lead him, once again, with guitar in hand, to serve and entertain those in our community. He visited those in the Senior Homes, Nursing Homes, Adult Day Services, etc., singing and playing, and bring smiles to faces and joy into hearts. He loved going to sing songs of praise, play his guitar and fellowship with those at the Day Spring Ministries. Don had accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, and now lives with those who left before him, His parents Ray and Myrtle Ohman, Brothers, Vernon and David Ohman, and Sister, Karen Ohman.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Oct. 26, 2016

1965Charles Edgerton Oldright
December 28, 1945 to August 26, 1973

1965James Carl Rosene
May 19, 1947 to January 1980

1965Donald Joe Schuster
April 23, 1947 - May 1974

1965Dave Shuman
February 5, 1947 to June 22, 2011

E. David Shuman suffered a fatal heart attack June 22, 2011, in San Luis Obispo, CA, during a vacation along the California coast. His parents Ellsworth and Elisabeth Shuman have preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marla (Olson) Shuman, Vancouver, WA; brother Robert Shuman and sister-in-law Barbara Spokane, WA; sister-in-law Arlene (Olson) Kissinger, Roseville, CA; numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces and cousins.

Dave was born in Spokane, WA, on February 5, 1947. He moved with the family to Bountiful, UT, in 1954 and then to Kennewick, WA, in 1957. Dave graduated from Kennewick Senior High School in 1965. In 1969, he completed an AA degree at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, WA, and married Marla. Dave worked for the Tri-City Herald newspaper and Exxon Nuclear until 1976, when he and Marla moved to Spokane and opened a new business, Auto-Metal Restoration Co. After 20 years in business, Dave retired and he and Marla moved to Vancouver, WA, in 2003

Dave was a member of the VIP Car Club in Vancouver, WA, and the 4-Barrels Club in Portland, OR. His passions in life were his wife, family, hot rods, cooking and friends. He will be remembered for his love of the street rods he built, drove and showed at various car events, antique auto swap meets, rod runs, drag racing, cooking for family and his many friends and big warm hugs.

A celebration of life will be held July 30 at the family home in Vancouver, WA. Memorial donations, in Dave's honor can be made to Doernbecher's Children's Hospital, Portland, OR or the local chapter of the American Diabetes Association .
Tri-City Herald, July 3, 2011

1965Tommy Lee Stephens
April 2, 1947 to March 17, 1968

Marine Lance Corporal Tommy L. Stephens of Kennewick died Sunday in a hospital at Da Nang, South Vietnam. Two days earlier he received gunshot wounds while on patrol. He is the 13th Tri-Citian to be killed in the Vietnam War. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl B. Stephens, 7121 W. Arrowhead Ave., Kennewick, he had been overseas nine months. Stephens graduated from Kennewick High School in 1965. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Richland. He entered the service 12 Nov 1965, and was a member of Co. B, 1st En., 7th Marines. Surviving besides his parents are three sisters, Jeannine, Janice and Carla. His maternal grandmother is Ina New, Norcatur KS. He was born 2 Apr 1947, in Walla Walla. He had lived in the Tri Cities since 1951. Time for the funeral services will be set when the Marine's body arrives from overseas. Einan's Funeral Home has charge.
Tri-City Herald, March 20, 1968


1965Marlis Stewart - Perry
January 4, 1947 to January 12, 2013

Marlis Perry (66) of Richland, WA passed away on Saturday, January 12 at Kadlec Hospital in Richland after a 3 month battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 48 years Donald Perry, son Darin, daughter Tonya and her husband Joe and grandkids Ashley, Joseph and Jacob.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Marlis moved to the Tri-Cities with her parents Margaret and Herman Stewart at the age of 11/2 years. Growing up in Kennewick along with her two sisters Shirley and Judy she graduated from Kennewick High and later moved to Richland after marrying Don. Marlis and Don raised their family residing in the oldest house in Richland taking great pride in restoring and enhancing their beautiful home.

In addition to her family, Marlis' passion was arts and crafts. She loved spending time in her craft room working on numerous projects including needle point, crochet, sewing, floral arrangements and painting. A self-taught painte,r she loved painting outdoor landscapes or paintings that reflected her life memories. Interior design and decorating was also one of Marlis' many talents.

A magnificent homemaker until her children started grade school Marlis embarked on a 29 year career at the Hanford Nuclear Site starting with Westinghouse and later retiring in 2006 from Fluor Hanford. Her strong work ethic and drive pushed her to work for another 3 years for Malley's Pharmacy and Gifts in Richland.

A wonderful and selfless person her friends remember her caring and warm personality, her infectious smile and her great sense of humor.
Tri-City Herald, January 17, 2013

1965Judith Sheridan Tole
April 27, 1947 to October 15, 2006

On the morning of October 15, 2006, Judy finally succumbed to the cancer she had courageously battled for nearly 4 years. Judy was born in Long Beach, California, to James and Phyllis (Philbrick) Tole, the eldest of 7 children and lived most of her life in Kennewick, graduating from Kennewick High School in 1965.
While working in a number of jobs through the years, Judy continued to pursue her education, finally achieving her bachelor's degree from Washington State University in 1998. Judy was a member of the Beta Alpha Master Sorority of Beta Sigma Phi. In 2001 she was recognized as Chapter Sweetheart.
Since 1997 Judy has had quite a struggle with her health. Despite her health problems, Judy remained a battler to the end.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her sisters, Phyllis Merrill (Barry) and Marcia Smith of Kennewick; brothers David (Helen) Tole and Dan (Brenda) Tole of Kennewick; Milton Tole of Spokane; and Mike Tole of Exeter, New Hampshire.
Judy was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kennewick and a Memorial Service will be held there at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 20.
Tri-City Herald, October 17, 2006

1965Shirley Evelyn Zornes
Submitted to website

1966Linda Allen
Submitted to website

1966Alvin Anderson
August 4, 2010

Alvin 'Al' Anderson, 62, Kennewick High School Class of '66,' left Moses Lake on August 4 on his way to the great eternal fishing hole.

Still waiting on Earth are the great loves of his life: his wife of 23 years Donna, his daughters and their children.

A barbecue to celebrate Al's life will be held at Don and Terry Moore's house on August 14, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. The address is 1216 Larson Blvd. in Moses Lake. Al's family would especially like to thank Annie Anderson, Dr. Kearns, Dr. Mitchell Garrison, the Chemo Cuties and the team at the hospice, Gabby, Pat, Judy, Mark and Jennifer for their support during his last days. We will all miss him very much, but are happy that he was in good hands and is now in better hands yet.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made Relay For Life team. Send to P.O. Box 164, Moses Lake, WA 98837.

Please sign the guest book or leave a note for the family at www.kayserschapel.com.

Catch lots of fish until we come to join you, Al.
Tri-City Herald, August 10, 2010

1966Conrad Badt
December 13, 1947 to August 6, 1996

1966Joe Baldwin
Submitted to website

1966Skip Barton
September 28, 1948 to February 12, 2006

Skip was born on September 28, 1948 in Richland, WA and after a length struggle with respiratory problems went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 12, 2006. He graduated from KHS in 1966 and enlisted in the Navy. His service included a tour in Vietnam. He returned to Tri-Cities and worked several different jobs before settling with Tri River Chemical in Pasco for several years. He was currently employed by Two Rivers Terminal of Pasco as Shop Manager. He is survived by mother and stepfather, Connie and Joe Guilford, sister, Alaina Bissell (Bob), sister Rebbeca Barton. Preceded in death by his father, Emmett, sister Carey Barton Bongers and brother Scott Barton. A Memorial Service will be held February 25, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the American Legion, Pasco.
Tri-City Herald February 18, 2006

1966Michael Bass
Remembered for his passion for flying and helping people, he died on Mt Rainier bringing a patient to the hospital.
Submitted to website by Kuki Sartain-Benson

1966Jim Bateman
August 6, 1946 to July 24, 2012

James D. Bateman, Jr. passed away peacefully in his home after a short battle with kidney cancer on July 24, 2012. He was born on August 6th, 1946, in Pasco, WA. Jim graduated from Kennewick High in 1966. He served in the Army from 1968-1970. On July 31, 1971 he married the love of his life and his best friend, Rita. He was a loving, caring, supportive and loyal husband, father and friend.

He had a strong presence in the community, beginning with the Richland Jaycees and then starting the Kennewick chapter in the midseventies. He was involved in both the Pasco 4th of July Parade and the Benton Franklin Fair Parade for many years. To his classmates he became known as "Lion Jim" and was involved in organizing many reunions, including the All Class Reunions. Jim's most recent jobs was with URS/Bechtel as a Quality Assurance Engineer.

Throughout his working career and community involvement he developed many lasting friendships. Jim lived by his beliefs in that he treated everyone with love and respect and took care of everyone around him.

Jim is survived by his wife, Rita; daughter Kate (Ben); son Aaron (Ashley); three grandchildren Audrey, Ava and Alex; two sisters Delrita and Judy (Joe); his extended family and his 1998 Corvette.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Del and Lola Bateman.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 4th, at 10:00 a.m., at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 10th & Union Street, Kennewick. A celebration of Jim's life will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Kennewick First Presbyterian Church, 2001 W. Kennewick Avenue with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in Jim's memory to Hospice at The Chaplaincy, 1480 Fowler, Richland, WA 99352.
Tri-City Herald, August 1, 2012

1966Joe Brock
June 1, 1948 to January 1, 2003

1966Donald Brown

Donald Allen Brown passed away peacefully at Chaplaincy Hospice in Kennewick on March 5th, 2017. Don was born January 10th, 1947 in Owatonna, Minnesota to A. Kenneth & Nell M. Brown. The family moved to the Tri-City area in 1959. Don attended local schools graduating from Kennewick High School in 1966. He joined the Navy following graduation. He was awarded a Combat action ribbon and service medal for his tour of duty aboard the USS Fresno LST-1182 in Vietnam. He also served a tour of duty aboard the USS New Jersey BB-62 during the Gulf War. During his naval career he attained numerous qualifications retiring in 1996 with Chief Engineman status.

Don enjoyed bowling on leagues with his buddies in high school and naval career. He had a talent in graphic arts and designed many blueprints for homes & equipment, all for personal satisfaction. In his later years, he spent time at Toppenish Legends Casino working the slots and was a regular on the Legends Casino Shuttle bus. Don lived at the Beach RV Park in Benton City, Washington and was one of the "locals" at the Cougar Deli where the morning crew enjoyed his friendly harassment and fixed his daily breakfast burrito.

Don is preceded in death by Terry L. Brown, brother and Nell M. Brown, mother. He is survived by his dad, A. Kenneth Brown and sister, Kylene K. Smoot (Ron).

Published in Tri-City Herald on Mar. 14, 2017

1966Michael Brown
Submitted to website

1966Conrad Cardwell
Submitted to website

1966Gerald (Jerry) Carmichael
January 24, 1948 to October 15, 1966

KIA Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam
Cpl in the Marines

1966Gerald Clark
Submitted to website

1966Bonnie Clinebell - Aona
Bonnie Aona passed away February 28th, 2017 at 68 years old. She was born on July 28, 1948 in Alhambra, CA to Gerald W. and Mary June (Stastny) Clinebell. She graduated from Kennewick High School in Washington, and received a B.A. in Literature /Journalism from Warner Pacific College.

Bonnie felt a close connection to God, which led her to explore her faith and help others at the Dutch branch of L'Abri Fellowship International. She returned from Holland to become part of the esteemed Kaleikoa Aona family, reveling in the beauty and traditions of the Hawaiian Islands while establishing enduring friendships there. In 1977, Bonnie pursued graduate studies in EE/Computer Science at UC Davis, before relocating to Boulder, CO to apply her technical talents at Precision Visuals, StorageTek and McKesson. Her career culminated at Intel Corporation, where from 2004 until her celebrated retirement in 2016, Bonnie made significant contributions, becoming known for her dedication, process improvement and training/documentation skills.

Bonnie continuously exercised her passion for writing via personal essays, active participation in the Annual Boulder Projects Retreat (since 2012) and in an innovative Momentum Class, and publication of her first "comic geek novel" in 2016. Bonnie enjoyed nature hikes, bicycling, belly dancing, weaving and singing soaring soprano in the annual Boulder Messiah sing-along. She doted on her cats, Maile, Meadow and Carmella. She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald, and her beloved brother, Vern "Bucky" Clinebell. She is survived by her mother, June.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Mar. 7, 2017

1966Linda Combs - Hernandez
Linda Lou Hernandez, 66, passed away on January 29, 2014 in Kennewick surrounded by her children. She was born in Pasco to Wesley and Onieta Combs on December 10, 1947 and was a lifelong resident of the Tri-Cities graduating from Kennewick High School. She is survived by her children and their loved ones: Diana and Hector Sr.; Joe and Heather; Hector; David and Bernadette. Grandchildren: Hector Jr. and Alexandra; Chanse; DJ and Tiffany. Brothers and Sisters and their loved ones: Raymond and Joyce; Rose and Leo; Glen and Patty; and Joyce (Jody); nieces, nephews and many lifelong friends. She was a wonderful mother, sister, grandmother and a great friend to all who knew her. She would never turn away anyone in need. She will be greatly missed by all who loved and cared for her.

Published in Tri-City February 2, 2014.

1966Robert Comstock
August 31, 2004

Robert would have graduated with the class of 1966. His parents moved him after his 7th grade year at Park Jr High. He returned to the Tri-Cities which he always called his home in 1971.
submitted by wife, Beverly Chapman - Comstock, KHS 1965

1966William Harold Cook
October 29, 1947 to March 26, 1968

A former Tri- Citian killed in Vietnam last week was to have come home in two weeks. Killed in a helicopter crash was William Harold Cook. He was the brother of Mrs. John Householder,306 S. Zillah St. Kennewick. Cook was assigned to the Third Marine Division at Hue, Marine officials report Cook, a medic, was with a load of patients being transported from Phu Bai to Da Nang when the helicopter went down three miles at sea. Only the pilot was rescued. A Marine spokesman said there was thick fog. Cook, born in Texas, moved to the Tri- Cities in 1949 and left about three years ago when his parents moved to Mt. Vernon. Memorial services will be held in Mt. Vernon at 2 pm, Saturday at the Assembly fog God Church.
Tri-City Herald 1968

1966Linda Cummings - Olsen
December 16, 1947 to December 16, 2006

After a courageous battle with cancer, Linda Diane Olsen, age 59, passed peacefully from this life at her home on December 16, 2006.
She was born on December 16, 1947, to parents Robert and Shirley Cummings in Pasco, WA, and lived most of her life in the Tri-Cities.
Linda was the owner of Rainbow Montessori School.
She is survived by her sister, Fran Volkhardt; brother-in-law, Greg Volkhardt; daughter, Viki Pfueller and her husband, Gale; sons, Fred Olsen Jr. and Robert Olsen and his wife, Allison; daughters, Valoree Calhoon and Teri Olsen. Services will be held at the Cathedral of Joy, 1153 Gage Blvd., Richland, on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007 at 2 p.m.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the 'Friends of Linda Olsen' fund at Community First Bank, 6401 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick.

1966Lester Eberhart
Submitted to website

1966Sharon Emerson - Kokkinen
October 8, 1946 to August 27, 2011

Sharon passed away August 27, 2011, peacefully with family by her side. She passed from a short but hard battle with cancer. She was born at Madigan Army Hospital in Tacoma, Washington, on October 8, 1946.

Sharon graduated from Kennewick High School in 1966.

Sharon enjoyed her family, family gatherings, her grandkids and NASCAR. She also had a passion for caring for life. That's why she had the pride as she did in her career as a nurse for 25 years.

Sharon is preceded in death by her parents Albert and Helen Emerson.

She is survived by her soul mate Stan Kokkinen of 21 years, also by her sister Paddy, Uncle Don Waddingham and her children; Darrell Clark, Missy Clark, Melonie Garris (Chris), Shawn Clark (Lisa), Travis (Nicole), Steven Kokkinen (Susan), Stacy, 14 grandkids, 5 greatgrandkids and her best friend Debbie Clark.

Sharon was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She touched everyone's hearts that she interacted with. Sharon will be greatly missed by everyone.

The family would like to thank Dr. Kohan, KGH 2nd Floor Staff and ICU Staff, and a deep thank you to everyone at Hospice for the loving care they gave her.
Tri-City Herald, August 30, 2011

1966Robert Haug
March 20, 2010

Robert Dale Haug, age 61, of Kennewick, Washington, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2010, at home.

Rob was born in Richland, Washington, to Dale and Mary Haug. He attended school in Kennewick, graduating from Kennewick High School in 1966. After three years at Washington State University, Rob enlisted in the Navy, serving his country for four years as a Navy air traffic controller. He then returned to WSU to complete his studies, graduating in 1975 with a degree in education. Rob moved back to the Tri-Cities to begin his teaching career at his alma mater, Kennewick High School. He taught English for 32 years at KeHS, earning a master's in education along the way, before retiring in 2007.

He leaves behind his loving wife of ten years, Mariana, his sons Brendan and Rhys, and many students who count 'Mr. Haug' among their favorite teachers. He is also survived by his brothers, Rick, Steve, Doug, his sisters Judy, Nancy, Sheila and their families. He will be greatly missed by the guys at the Tri-City Athletic Club, his teaching buddies and many dear friends.

As befits a teacher for many years, Rob was a great believer in the intrinsic value ofeducation. His love of books, music and the pursuit ofknowledge was palpableand he passed it along to his children. In time, the memories of Rob's difficult final years will fade. We will remember instead his humor and his passion for literature, language, history and the simple pleasure of learning.

There will be a Celebration of Rob's life on Wednesday, March 24th, at 3:00 p.m., at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick, with a gathering of family and friends immediately following the service.
Tri-City Herald, March 24, 2010

1966Brenda Holloway
June 11, 1948 to January 16, 2013

Brenda Gail Holloway, 64, of Kennewick, WA, was born to Crawford (C.O.) and Dora Holloway on June 11, 1948 in Borger, TX. Brenda passed away on January 16, 2013 at KGH.

The family moved to Kennewick in 1965. Brenda graduated from Kennewick High School in 1966. Brenda retired after working 20 plus years at Lourdes Medical Center, Pasco WA. During her employment there, she made many lasting friendships that she cherished until her passing. Thanks to all who cared about her. The family would also like to thank all who visited, prayed and supported her during her most recent illness.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents C.O (2012) and Dora (1968) Holloway. She is survived by 1 sister, Virginia (Gina) and Dick Holden, 1 Very Special Niece, Dori (Holden) and Matt Schmelzer, 1 Great-Nephew, Holden Schmelzer.

At Brenda's request there will be no service. The family is having a private service with inurnment at later date.
Tri-City Herald, January 19, 2013

1966Gregory Howell
November 10, 1947 to January 17, 2013

Gregory Adam Howell, born November 10, 1947, in Amarillo, Texas, passed away in Kennewick, Washington, on January 17, 2013, surrounded by his children. Greg moved with his family to Kennewick in 1956 and lived here since. Greg was a brakeman/switchman for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for many years until he retired in 1999. He was a member of United Transportation Union Local #977. Prior to working on the railroad, Greg worked for the US Forest Service fighting wild fires.

Greg enjoyed hunting, fishing, his dogs, and spending time with his grandchildren, family, and friends. He loved to tell stories of his life experiences to anyone who would listen. Greg is a 1966 graduate of Kennewick High School after which he attended Columbia Basin College.

Greg was preceded in death by his parents James R. and Marie (Eifler) Howell and his brother Robert Howell. Greg is survived by his sisters, Anita Braun and husband David of Richland, WA, and Marie Smith and husband Martin of Kennewick, WA. Also his children, Darelle Pierini and husband Bryan of Monrovia, Indiana, Janelle Westberg and husband Rich, Aaron Howell and wife Tioni and Adam Howell all of Kennewick, WA. His step-children include Nick Burton of Pasco, WA and Amber Stevens of Kennewick, WA. His grandchildren include Adrielle and Brielle Olson, Drielle and Baley Westberg, Dreyden Devers, Aric Howell, and Noah Green, Winter and Autumn Stevens all of Kennewick, WA, Takarra and Akanna Poor of Monrovia, Indiana and Devon and Isabella Burton of Pasco, WA.
Tri-City Herald, January 23, 2013

1966Michael Hunsaker
Michael K Hunsaker, 69, passed away on Aug. 2, 2016, surrounded by family. He succumbed after a nine month battle with Merkle Cell Cancer. Michael was born July 19, 1947 to K. Peter and Beverly Jean Hunsaker in Soda Springs, Idaho, the first of seven children.

Upon graduating from Kennewick High in 1966 he served a mission in the then Great Lakes Mission, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for two years. When he returned from his mission he served in the US Air Force as a MP in Greece and England for 4 years. After an honorable release from the Air Force he has lived in the Tri Cities, Walla Walla, Seattle, and Alaska. Michael was very talented in so many ways. He danced, he had a beautiful singing voice, and was an incredible artist. Michael designed and created the sets for the Miss Tri Cities Pageant for 10 years.

When working for Cavanaugh’s in Richland each season was a delight as he decorated the hotel. He also decorated for weddings and banquets. Each of his nieces would receive a gorgeous bouquet for their wedding. Many of the family have their homes graced by Michael's paintings. His artistic creations brought beauty and joy to so many people! When living in Alaska he opened his home to homeless teen boys to keep them fed and out of the winter cold. He loved his family and enjoyed life. He had the best laugh! He had such a giving heart and the best humor.

Michael was proceeded in death by his Mother, Beverly Jean Nelson Hunsaker and brother-in-law Paul Wynn. Surviving Michael is his father, K. Peter Hunsaker (Grantsville, UT.), sister, Barbara and Karl Anderson (West Richland, WA.), sister Debra Wynn (Ashton, ID.), brother John and Julie Hunsaker (West Richland, WA.), sister LuAnn and Kenny Nelson (Grantsville, UT.), brother Thomas and Laura Hunsaker (Hermiston, OR.) and sister Lisa and Alex Bedoya (Pasco, WA.) and 30 nieces and nephews, 70 great nieces and nephews. He will be interred in Kennewick, WA.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Aug. 12, 2016

1966James Hurd
May 12, 1948 to June 14, 2000

1966Delora Jakovac - Kilbury
April 4, 2005
Submitted to website

1966Linda Jensen
Submitted to website

1966Donovan Jones
Jan 11, 1991 Kennewick

1966Francis Laird
Oct 16,1948 - June 26, 1994 CA

1966Grant Landis
Jan 9,1968 WA

1966Lee Lenz
February 8, 1948 to July 2, 1970

The war in Indochina Thursday claimed its 31st Tri-Citian, Sgt. Lee N. Lenz, of Kennewick. Lenz, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lenz, 600 W. Entiat Ave., was reported killed in action in Vietnam. Lenz entered the Army 2 May 1969 and had been in Vietnam about 5 months. He was a 1966 graduate of Kennewick High School and had attended Columbia Basin College and Central Washington State College, He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He is survived by his parents, a sister, Mrs. Barbara Ann Fettig, Kennewick; his maternal grandfather, Frank Newlun, Colville and a niece. Mueller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The charge of arrangements. The family has asked what memorials be made to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 221 S. Benton St., Kennewick, in memory of Lee N. Lenz.
Tri City Herald, July 5, 1970

A remembrance for Lee and his 55 Chevy Our connection was cars... he inspired me to really restore my 55 Chevy. I overhauled that thing from bumper to bumper. He paid attention to detail and it inspired me to make a car I could be proud of. a brief interview at the Richland "Moving Wall"
Mark Terril

1966Margie McClellan - Allen
Margie Ann Porter, devoted wife mother, grandmother and caregiver died, early Wednesday morning, August 26, 2015 at her home in Kennewick with her husband by her side, following a courageous sixteen-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Margie was 67 years old, born in Richland WA on July 9, 1948. She was the fourth child, and third daughter, of Eugene and Ruby McClellan. Margie was a 1966 graduate of Kennewick High School. In 1992, she earned her nursing degree from Columbia Basin College in Pasco, WA. She began her career as a registered nurse, ultimately specializing in gastroenterology, at Lourdes Medical Center in Pasco.

Margie took great joy in her service as a nurse, tirelessly caring for patients and mentoring colleagues at Lourdes for over 20 years. Fellow workers at Lourdes became some of her dearest friends. She was an exception artist with creations that were highly prized by both family and friends. She loved camping, traveling, reading, and many outdoor activities.

Most of all Margie loved people and being with her family. She loved life. As she closed her eyes for the last time, she knew she was going Home to be with the Father, loved ones who had gone on before, and to wait for those to come.

Margie was preceded in death by her mother and father, and her sister Janice Bryner. Margie is survived by her husband, Milt; her brothers Warren and Jim McClellan; her sister Nadean Rigby; her daughter, Becky Purschwitz, and husband, Gene; her son Nathan Shoemaker, and wife, Tara; her son, Jason Porter, and wife Amy; and six beautiful grandchildren.

Published in the Tri-City Herald on Sept 1, 2015.

1966David Meier
July 1,1948 - Sept 28, 1994 Spokane, WA

1966Robert Arnold Miller
January 20, 1947 to May 25, 1968
Binh Tuy Province, Vietnam

I was a very close friend of Bob Miller. I will be building a website as a memorial to Bob as it hurts me deeply to see his name with only a "deceased" note next to it. I would like to post some photos and stories about Bob and maybe have a place for visitors to post some comments. He deserves so much more, but this is all I can think to do. PLEASE contact me at barb@usa10.com by email or at 360-574-0361 if you have information or photos you can send me for this website.
Submitted to website by Dan MacNeil

1966Steve Munsell
May 8,1983 Kennewick

1966Kary Munsey
September 14, 1946 to February 21, 2008

Kary L. Munsey, age 61, died on Thursday, February 21, 2008. He was born on September 14, 1946 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Jack and Eva Munsey. He lived in the Tri-Cities since 1954.
Kary served in the Army, being awarded the "Purple Heart Medal". Prior to his disability, he worked as a tireman in the mining industry.
Kary had many interests, fishing, camping, rockets, drawing, traveling with family and friends, bowling, chess, Bingo, and gambling.
Kary was fun loving and the clown of the family, thinking it was his role to keep the family entertained. He never knew a stranger and would bend over backwards to help anyone in need. He was a quiet man, a man who supported others with his presence. He never spoke badly of anyone. Everyone called him "Dad" or "Grandpa". His family meant everything to him.
Kary is survived by Kay Delesdernier; and their son, Tony; Jody Munsey and their children Eric and Kimberly; Paula Cope and her children Brenda, Shannon, Wayne, Jason, Jeremy; grandchildren, Skyler, Kayla, Devon, Chandra; brother, Myron LaMont; sisters, Lanay Hambrook and Charlotte Fuhrman; numerous family and friends. Kary was preceded in death by his parents and best buddy, Major.

1966Barbara Nesbitt
Submitted to website

1966Jerry Neuhart
February 22, 1947 to September 1982

1966Marshall Oliver
May 3, 1948 to August 11, 2002

Marshall died of colon cancer in Kennewick.
Submitted to website

1966Christian Olsen
Jan 2,1948 - May 26,1995 WA

1966Susan Penny
Submitted to website

1966Reba Perry - Denton
June 20, 1948 to August 18, 2006

Reba Denton was called to the arms of the Lord on August 18, 2006, following her final battle with cancer.
Born Reba Joyce Perry in Fayette, Alabama, on June 20, 1948, moved to this area in May 1961 and was a graduate of Kennewick High School in 1966.
She was a long time owner of Aladdin's Beauty Salon in Pasco and went on to become a successful real estate agent for Bill Adams of Coldwell Banker Realty. She retired in 2005 as a property manager for Crown Property Management in Kennewick.
Her parents, Thomas Henry and Mae Perry preceded her in death.
She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Terry and her two sons, Eric along with his wife, Collette and their daughter, Reba's precious granddaughter, Cora of Kennewick and Marc with longtime girlfriend, Juliette Reynolds of Portland, Oregon; siblings, Don and wife, Marlis Perry of Richland, Bill and wife, Lynnette Perry of Pasco, Nell and husband, Gail Still of Kennewick, Ed and wife, Lana Perry of Kennewick, and Becky and husband, Buck Baxter of LaCenter, Washington.
Per her wishes, cremation will be performed by Hillcrest Memorial Center and her ashes will be spread at a private location on the Oregon Coast.
A memorial service will be held at the Kennewick Church of Christ located at 3926 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, WA. on August 26, 2006, at 11 a.m., with a reception to follow at the same location.
Tri-City Herald from 8/22/2006 - 8/24/2006

1966Charlotte Rigby

1966Gary Roberts
Submitted to website

1966Geraldine Roberts - Clemmons
February 11, 1948 to July 5, 2010

Jeri Clemmons went to her heavenly home on July 5, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Jeri was born February 11, 1948, in Richland, Washington to Janet and Billy Roberts and sister, Melanie. She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1966 and continued her education at Central Washington University earning a Bachelors Degree in education and a Masters Degree from Heritage College.

Jeri married her life long love, Harry Clemmons on August 16, 1969. On February 12, 1974, Jeri and Harry welcomed their son, Cory, into their lives. Jeri loved being Cory's mother; he was the joy of her life.

Jeri was a very dedicated Christian. She loved the Lord and was active in Bible Study and teaching Sunday School at South Hills Church in Kennewick. Jeri's passion for Jesus encouraged many people to change their lives.

Jeri taught first grade in the Kennewick School District for nineteen years. She will be remembered for bringing her West Highlands Terrier, "Hinges", to school for creative writing lessons. Her beautiful laugh and caring attitude made her one of the favorite teachers for parents and students alike. Jeri continued teaching reading after retirement to nephews and children of friends.

Cooking was one of the gifts Jeri shared with family and friends. She was well known for her pies and cakes. Friends would often make special requests when get-togethers were scheduled for baking delicacies.

Camping was one of Jeri's joys. She and Harry, along with many good friends, traveled in their motor homes throughout the western United States. Camp fires, fishing and enjoying nature were great pleasures for Jeri.

Jeri had a lively, outgoing and welcoming personality. The highlight of Jeri's days was visiting with family and friends. She and her husband, Harry, hosted many dinners and social gatherings on their backyard patio.

Jeri is survived by Harry, her loving husband of 41 years. She is survived by her son Cory and daughter-in-law, Jillian, Sister, Melanie and husband Tim Alongi and six nieces (Jeanette, Andrea, Grace, Abigail, Susanna, and Rachel). Jeri is survived by her sister-in law and brother-in law, Vicki and Ken Baisch. She was preceded in death by her mother Janet and father Billy Roberts.

Donations may be made in Jeri's name to the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House 2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick, WA 99336, in lieu of flowers.

Viewing will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home located at 1401 S. Union, Kennewick.

A graveside service is planned for Friday, July 9, 10:00 a.m. at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick, WA, with a Memorial Service to follow at the South Hills Church, 3700 W. 27th Ave., Kennewick, WA, at 11:00 a.m. Note: Anyone with pictures of Jeri are welcome to bring them to the Memorial Service to be displayed on a Memorial Bulletin Board.
Tri-City Herald, July 7, 2010

1966Barbara Robinson
Submitted to website

1966Bob Rodriquez
Submitted to website

1966James Rogers
Submitted to website

1966William Sleater
June 10, 1948 to August 11, 2011

William "Bill" Sleater, 63, passed away on August 11, 2011 at Kadlec after a courageous three year battle with lung cancer, COPD and pneumonia. Bill was born in Pasco, WA on June 10, 1948 to Ray and Emma (Hill) Sleater.

He graduated from KHS in 1966 and was eager to serve his country but due to asthma he was never allowed to realize his dream. Instead he attended CBC and eventually retired as a warehouse manager.

He married Sandi Lasater on December 13, 1969 and they were blessed with four children and six grandchildren. Bill loved to work with his hands, from woodworking to gardening, and everything in between. He also loved to read and learn all he could about American History.

He is survived by his children, Lara (Art) Ortega, Traci (Travis) Trulson, Eric (Rachel) Sleater and Erin Sleater-McBride; amazing grandchildren, Jordan, Andrea, Alli, Shelby, William and Keegan. His grandchildren held a special place in his heart. They were the bright stars in his life. He is also survived by his siblings, Jerry (Deloris) Sleater, sister Dodie, Larry (Kit) Sleater, Ed (Sharen) Sleater and Chuck (Ruth) Sleater, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Jim and Dave Sleater, brother-in-law Chuck Perry and sister-in-law Rena Sleater.

During Bill's illness he had some wonderful doctors and nurses, Dr. Aye (Swedish Hospital), Dr. Rado (TCCC), Dr. Haddadin (KGH), Dr. Urness (PCLI), Dr. York (Kadlec), and many nurses. Our family appreciates those nurses that were with Dad in his final moments and the incredible care you showed our father.

A public viewing will be on Monday, August 15th, 2011, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home at 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 16th, 2011, 11:00 a.m., at Bethel Church, 600 Shockley Road in Richland.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill's memory to the Tri-City Cancer Center.
Tri-City Herald, August 14, 2011

1966Ronald Slothower
July 22, 1947 to October 10, 2000

Ron died of Agent Orange cancer a few years ago in Portland , he was a great friend and a Marine of the year.
Submitted to website by Frank Giles (1966)

1966Jim Stewart
May 8, 1947 to February 2, 1967

KIA Binh Duong Province, Vietnam
PFC in the Army
Submitted to website

1966Germaine Stoddard
Submitted to website

1966Gevendolyn Walker
Gwendolyn “Terry” Theresa Hesler lost her courageous battle on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 with her loving family by her side. Terrie was born August 15, 1948 in Pendleton, Oregon to Frank and Clara Walker.

Terry lived the majority of her life in the Tri-Cities, WA. She graduated from Kennewick High School in 1966 and later got her degree from Modern Business College. On November 18, 1967 she married Duane Hollan and had three daughters to whom she devoted her life.

On February 14, 1987, she married her true love, Dennis Hesler, which whom she built a wonderful life. Terrie began working for the Kennewick School District in 2003 where she made livelong friends. Terrie was loved by many and has touched many lives. She is known for her great advice and amazing support. Besides her family, her greatest passion was going to her favorite beach and rock hunting with her sisters.

Terrie is survived by her husband Dennis L. Hesler, daughters Nicole Wodehouse, Lori Pope (Jarrett_, Wendi Dorchak (Rob) all of Kennewick; son Larry Hesler (Dawn) of Bonney Lake, WA, step-daughter Tammy Miller (Brandon) of St. Maries, ID; grandchildren Jantzen Wodehouse, Jayden Hollan, Karsyn Wodehouse, Tanner Pope, Kendall Pope, Cody Hesler, Dylan Anderson, Kiana Hesler, Kalyssa Hesler, Skyler Hill, Grahm Hill, and great-grandson Jody. She is also survived by her sister Pamela Knode (Randy), Brother Gary Walker (Donna) brother –in-law Jack Sainsbury, all of Kennewick and sister Debra Eldred (Jim) of Pendleton, OR; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends we consider family.

Terry was preceded in death by her father Frank Walker, mother Clara Walker, Sister Cheryl Sainsbury, and son-in-law Jody Wodehouse.

Published in Tri-City Herald on July 28, 2015.

1966Linda M Walker - Holden
Linda Marie (Walker) Holden of Covington, Washington passed away peacefully surrounded by family January 9, 2014. Linda was born in Pasco, Wahington November 16, 1947. She was a 1966 gradute of Kennewick High School. She was married to her high school sweetheart, George "Dennis" Holden for 49 years. Linda was a ten-year Breast Cancer survivor.

1966Jack Williams
June 3, 1948 to May 31, 2004

Jack devoted 4 years to the Navy during the Vietnam War. Yakima Quality Fabrications employed him. He enjoyed roping, fishing and dancing and will be remembered as an unselfish man. He is survived by his best friend and companion, Genny Grimm, his mother Velma, a son, Wiley and his wife, Heather, 2 grandsons, Cody and Austin, and a brother, Dick.
Tri-City Herald June 3, 2004

1966Paul Yarzombek
August 4, 1948 to May 12, 2005

Paul died May 12, 2005, Hospice home in Kennewick.
Cancer is believed to be from Agent Orange, which he came into contact while serving in Vietnam
Paul returned to the Tri City area, where he was in the 2nd group hired for the new Benton Franklin Transit System. Paul drove for years for the transit. When he left the transit he opened Golf Crafters in Pasco, where he made custom golf clubs. In 2002 he closed Golf Crafters and opened Paul's Green Thumb, which he did landscaping and irrigation systems until his death in 2005.
Paul is survived by the most important person in his life, his daughter Tristina.
Submitted by Ruth Yarzombek - Bender Class of 68

1966James Yates
Submitted to website

1966Daniel J Yeager
December 13, 1947 to March 23, 2008

Born the 13th of December, 1947, in Franklin, IN, to Robert and Doris (Barrett) Yeager. Daniel went on to be with the Lord on the 23rd of March, 2008. He passed peacefully at his home in Kennewick, with his family by his side.
Married to the love of his life, Adelia 'Dee' Sleater for 38 years, he was a devoted husband. From this beautiful marriage were born two children, whom he loved with his whole heart and for whom he sacrificed of himself as only a father would.
Daniel's love and adoration of his grandchildren was eclipsed only by his grandchildren's love for their grandfather.
For the past 31 years he was employeed by Battelle Northwest Laboratories working his way from draftsman to senior designer.
Daniel enlisted in the Army in 1967. He served two tours in Vietnam. From 1968-69, he served with the 101st Airborne Division, and then with the 1st Cavalry Division from 1971-72.
Daniel is survived by his wife, Dee; children David and Mandi Yeager, Dana and Toby DeWeber; grandchildren, Alora and Samantha Yeager, Christian, and Abigail DeWeber; mother, Doris Pearson; sisters, Peggy Green and Susan Stromsness; brother, Terry Yeager; several nieces and nephews and extended family.
Funeral will be held Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Mueller's Chapel of the Falls, 314 W. First Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336.
Tri-City Herald, March 26, 2008

1966Stephen Rogers Young
June 12, 1948 to May 17, 1968

Stephen was killed 17 May (1968) while on a military operation at Quang Nam, South Vietnam.

1967Kenneth Ault
May 2, 1948 to January 25, 2007

Kenneth Stephen Ault was born in Laramie, WY, on May 2, 1948.
He was raised in Kennewick, Washington, and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1967.
His career began in the Pasco Post Office working as the superintendent of postal operations. He then transferred as postmaster in Brookings, Ore., and then promoted to the Pendleton Post Office as the postmaster, where he retired with 34 years of service.
Ken was diagnosed with end stage liver failure in 2004. His battle ended on Jan. 25, 2007, while surrounded by his loved ones.
He served his country during the Vietnam War in the Infantry while enlisted in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Ault III.
A memorial service has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 30, 200,7 at 6:30 p.m. at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union St., in Kennewick, Washington.

1967Dan Bodey
Sept 27, 1949 - May, 1974

1967Tony Costello
On the evening of December 2, 2014, Anthony Clare Costello II, known to everyone as Tony, passed peacefully into the next life. Tony was born in Seattle on January 24, 1949, to Dorothy and Clare George Costello.

Tony loved living in the Tri-Cities. He moved with his family to Kennewick in 1953. He earned a degree in accounting at Central Washington University and continued on to become a Certified Public Accountant. In the early 1970s Tony established his own accounting firm where he served his clients until the spring of this year, when illness forced him to retire.

Comments from his clients often included his extensive knowledge and expertise, but more often focused on appreciation of his character. (And he was a character!) Tony was known for always having an open door and for being generous with his time. His brilliant mind and lively sense of humor had a way of keeping all of us on our toes.

Tony contributed much to his community, serving many years as treasurer on the Board of Directors for both the Tri-cities Red Cross and Columbia Industries. Tony was powerfully motivated by his belief in the value of these programs.

Tony is survived by his sisters, Sandra M. (John) Livermore, Terese M. (Jim) Botsford, and Mary L. Costello; two nephews, three nieces; and fourteen grand nieces and nephews. Tony had many, many strong friendships, some dating back to elementary school.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Dec. 7, 2014

1967Robbie Crawford - Snook
Robbie Rae (Crawford) Snook passed away peacefully in Spokane Hospice on April 14, 2016 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Her husband Gary and daughters Stephanie and Jennifer were by her side.

Robbie was born May 29, 1949 in Cheyenne, WY to Robert and Janice Crawford. The family moved to Seattle then settled in Kennewick, WA where she graduated from Kennewick High School in 1967.
Robbie married "the boy next door" and childhood sweetheart Gerald (Gary) Snook on February 7, 1970. Gary enlisted in the Navy and he and Robbie set out for the first of many adventures in their 46 years of marriage by moving to Adak, AK.

They then moved to sunny California where they began their family. In 1977, they moved back to Eastern Washington, eventually settling in Sprague. In 1990 they relocated back to the west side of Washington and settled in Burlington where Robbie continued her career in banking. She retired from US Bank in 2011.

It was her dream to move to Spokane to be close to her daughter's family. This dream was realized last summer. Robbie loved so many things. Among them were the Mariners, any travel adventure from road trips to cruising the Caribbean, going to the movies with "her date," Taco Tuesdays, gardening, scrapbooking, anything Wizard of Oz, the ugly ornaments (inside joke), the Puyallup Fair, a great book and most of all, a good laugh with friends and family. Her family was her heart and soul.

She raised two beautiful daughters who will carry on her humor and love of friends and family. But most of all, she wanted to be a grandmother. Nothing could have completed her life more than her 6 grandchildren. Taking Ben to Starbucks, watching Michael grow and prosper, spending the summer with Alexandra and trips to the beach with Makenna, Claire and Brady in Charleston were on the top of her list of favorite things to do. Robbie never met a stranger and was a friend to all she met. We were all blessed to have been in her life. Robbie was preceded in death by her father, mother and brother Richard.

She is survived by her husband Gary, daughter Stephanie (Keith) James of Spokane Valley, daughter Jennifer (Frank) Reagan of Summerville, SC, sister Cathy (Kim) Williams, brother Bob (Diane) Crawford, 6 grandchildren, nieces, uncles & aunts including her beloved aunt Kay Gilmore, uncle Chuck Booth, lifelong best friend Kathleen (Tom) Arrowsmith and many, many others she considered family.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Apr. 19, 2016

1967Steve Edwards
Submitted to website

1967Carolyn Fetty - Aldridge
April 29, 1949 to February 22, 2012

Carolyn Janice (Fetty) Aldridge, age 62, passed away in her home on February 22, 2012 in Kennewick. She was born April 29, 1949, in Yakima, WA, to Barbara and Ralph Fetty.

She is survived by her three children, Michelle Logston, Krista (Mike) Mackey and Brad (Tanya) Logston. Her two sisters, Paula Drake and Donna Fellows; and brother, David Petersen; and by her five grandchildren, Kaylee and Ashlyn Mackey; Samantha, Maggie and Matt Logston. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held March 17, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the LDS Chapel, 4305 Crescent Dr, Pasco, WA 99301.
Tri-City Herald, March 4, 2012

1967Paulette Franks - Jones - Goatcher - Kelley
July 1, 1949 to November 18, 2010

Paulette Jane Kelley, 61, of Kennewick passed away quietly on Thursday, November 18, 2010 surrounded by her loving family at Kennewick General Hospital following a brief but spirited battle with cancer.

She was born Paulette Jane Franks to Erwin Paul and Marcelene Jane Franks at the US Naval Hospital in Long Beach, California on July 1, 1949. She was the second eldest of four children. When she was two years old the family moved to Grandview, Washington. After four years there, the family relocated to Kennewick. She attended Bethlehem Lutheran School then transferred to Kennewick High School where she graduated. Following high school, Paulette attended Govan Beauty School and graduated after two years' attendance.

Paulette married Larry Jones in early 1969 and her son, Marcus, was born later that year. After a brief marriage, Paulette and Larry were divorced in 1971. Two years later she met James Goatcher and they were married in 1975. Two years later, their daughter Sara Jane was born. Paulette and James divorced following 15 years of marriage. Three years later, Paulette married David Kelley and they were married for 7 years until his passing in 1999. During these periods, she worked at JC Penney's Hair Salon as a beautician and receptionist. She was known to say "I'm a beautician not a magician" jokingly with her long time clients and friends.

Paulette is survived by both of her parents; her uncles James Franks, Roger Paulson, Dennis Paulson, and Ronald Paulson; her siblings Linda Franks, James (Lory) Franks, and Jackie (Bruce) Pritchard; her son Marcus (Jennifer) Goatcher; daughter Sara (fiancé Michael Corbin) Goatcher; grandchildren Stephen, Kathryn, Robert, and Trent; nieces Tabby (Mick) Thompson, Elizabeth (Oscar) Gonzalez, Katie Larios, Tiffany Steele, Valorie Franks; and nephews Tyson (Melissa) Ripplinger and Travis Franks as well as many great nephews and nieces.

She is preceded in death by both sets of grandparents; her uncles Milton Paulson, Henry Paulson, and Larry Paulson; and her husband David Kelley.

Her family would like to extend their deepest gratitude for the attention and care given to Paulette over the course of the past 4 years by the staff of the Richland Life Care Center, the staff of the Kennewick Life Care Center, the staff at the Tri-City Cancer Center, and the wonderful staff at Kennewick General Hospital. In particular, they would like to thank Dr. Wayne Kohan. In addition, the family would like to thank the members of the clergy who came to visit Paulette prior to her passing.
Tri-City Herald, November 28, 2010

1967Linda Rachel Gilliam - Hamblin
April 2, 1949 to September 17, 2008

Linda Rachel (Gilliam) Hamblin passed away peacefully at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Wash., on September 17, 2008.
She was born in Joplin, Missouri, on April 2, 1949, and lived in the Tri-Cities area since 1962.
She was preceded in death by husband, Michael Hamblin, father, Howard Gilliam and sister Cynthia Gilliam.
She leaves behind her loving family including mother, Nellie Gilliam; brother, Earl Greg Gilliam and his wife, Wendy; nephews and their families, Chris, Ilka, Andrew and Sarah Gilliam, Bryan Gilliam and Shane Gilliam, all of Kennewick. Also left behind are a stepson and family, Michael, Karan, Hunter and Hailey Hamblin.
A memorial and celebration of her life will be held on Monday, September 22, 2008, at noon, at Kennewick Baptist Church located at 2425 W. Albany St., in Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, September 22, 2008

1967Ruben Hahn
June 3, 1949 to January 9, 2008

Ruben Edward Hahn, Jr., 58, died January 9th, at home in Kennewick. He was born in Fargo, North Dakota, on June 3, 1949. His family moved to Kennewick when he was a young child.
He grew up in Kennewick and graduated from Kennewick High School. He enlisted in the Army and served in Germany from 1968-72. He was a Hercules Missile crewman and received a National Defense Service Medal and was an expert rifleman with an M-14.
He was a dedicated Mariners baseball fan and never missed a game on TV. He loved the game of golf and was a pretty good golfer until illness and disability prevented him from playing.
Ruben had worked at Exxon Nuclear in Richland, Washington, for a number of years.
Ruben was preceded in death by his parents, Ruben E. Hahn Sr., and Viola (Knutsen) Nelson and his brothers, Jerry and Bill.
He is survived by his sister, Barbara Smith of Marshall, Missouri; son, Nicholas Hahn of Bentonville, Arkansas; ex-wife, Laurie of Arkansas; several nieces and nephews; very special stepmother, Gladys Hahn of Kennewick; and very good friend, Ron Feaster of Richland. He also leaves behind his companion, caregiver and best friend, Maryann Dodge, who will love him and miss him for eternity.
There will be a private memorial service for the family and his ashes will be placed with his mother who is interned at Desert Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any Veterans Organization in Ruben's name.
Tri-City Herald, January 16, 2008

1967Judy Kay Heaton
January 6, 1991

Judy was killed outside of Eugene, OR on I-5 by a tractor trailer rig.
Submitted to website by sister, Linda Heaton-Gilmore, (KHS 1964)

1967Collins Jones
March 8, 1949 to July 4, 2005

1967Wayne Allen Kohn
KIA Viet Nam November

1967David Liebenow
January 25, 1948 to January 23, 2010

David W.O. Liebenow, 61, of Kennewick, WA passed away on January 23, 2010 in Kennewick. He was born on January 25, 1948 to Walt and Joyce Liebenow of Kennewick. David is a US Army Vietnam Veteran.
He graduated from Kennewick High School in 1967. He enjoyed collecting coins and Steven King books.
David is survived by his sister Christine Morfeld and her husband Robert. Nephew Robert S. Morfeld and niece Chemene M. Calkins.
He is preceded in death by his father Walter.
Graveside inurnment will be on Friday, February 5, 2010, 2pm at Columbia Memorial Gardens, 224 South 24th Ave. in Pasco.
Tri-City Herald Death Notice, January 27, 2010
Hillcrest Memorial Center Website - obit

1967Lorraine Lippert
November 8, 1993

1967Jim Lynn
Oct 8, 1949 - March 30, 2001 WA

1967Irene Moorby

1967Penny Sue Neuhart - Gregory
October 22, 1949 to July 28, 2008

Penny Sue Gregory, 59, passed away after battling cancer July 28, 2008, at her home in Kennewick, Washington.
Penny was born October 22, 1948, in Barnesville, Ohio, the oldest daughter of Jacquelyn and Jack Neuhart.
She spent her early years on a farm in Ohio and then the family moved to California while her father served in the U.S. Navy.
The family then moved to Washington state in 1959 where she finished her schooling. She attended Kennewick High School, Columbia Basin College in Pasco and the Modern Business College in Kennewick.
Her working career included: medical secretary, secretary for the U.S. Army Recruiter's Office, credit bureau supervisor, lead text processor for Boeing and Lockheed Martin Information Technology until herearly retirement in 2001 due to illness.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Jacquelyn; and brothers, Jerry in 1982 and David in 2004.
She is survived by her sisters, Evonne (Bob) Rodabaugh, Audrey (Ray) Miller of Kennewick; brothers, Jack Michael (Dena) Neuhart, Rob (Jeannette) Neuhart and Todd (Karen) Neuhart, all of Kennewick; and Tony (Viet) Neuhart of Seattle. She also is survived by granddaughter, Elizabeth, several nieces, nephews and extended family.
Viewing will be Thursday, July 31, 2008, 5 to 8 p.m., at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home located at 1401 S. Union St., in Kennewick.
Graveside services will be Friday, Aug. 1st, 11 a.m., at Riverview Heights Cemetery at 10th Avenue and Olympia Street in Kennewick.
Tri-City Herald, July 30, 2008

1967Cheryl Ohrt
November 1949 to November 1986

Cheryl died of complications with diabetes in Seattle.
Submitted to website by Bonnie Ohrt

1967Richard Page
July 27, 1949 to July 19, 1971

Specialist-4 Richard Lee Page was killed in action in the Thu Loi area of Vietnam. He had been a radio operator. Born 27 Jul 1949, in Kennewick, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Paul Sorenson, 2329 Southeast 59th Lacey; his father Brian E. Page; a brother Ronald E., Pullman; two sisters, at the family home. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The funeral service is tentatively scheduled for next week in Kennewick. Mueler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Olympian, 11 Sep 66

1967Gale Pickel
submitted to website.

1967Todd Pink
August 15, 1948 to June 1986

1967Karen Rutherford - Shelstad

Born 5/24/1952 and passed 06/03/2014

Jodie was born in Richland on May 24, 1952 to Thurmon (Doc) Rutherford and Lorraine (Halsey). Jodie was married to Jack Gertsch in 1970.

Jodie worked for BioMed as a currier for 10 years and before that she worked for Dave and Jonie Hamond on their sod farm in Burbank. Jodie loved animals and spent most of her free time with her kids on their little farm. They had many animals from rabbits, sheep, pigs, horses and cows. She got her girls involved into 4-H and became a 4-H leader for a short time.

Jodie is survived by her children, ex-husband, nieces, nephews, brother and sister and the children that adopted her