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Kuniko (Murayama) Tafoya 1933 - 2024Kuniko (Murayama) Tafoya, 91, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 24, 2024, after battling Alzheimer's for more than 20 years. Born on February 8, 1933, in Kumamoto Japan, she was the second of 10 children. In 1958, Kuniko married John Tafoya in...Obituary
Redfern MardelRedfern "Red" Mardel passed away June 3, 2024. Red was born in Anaheim, California on February 7, 1963, to Ron and Joyce Mardel. He was a proud member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and is a descendant of Walla Walla Chief Jim Kanine. He graduated from Wapato High School, Class of 1981...Obituary
Norma Folk 1936 - 2024Norma Jean "Tootie" Folk will be missed deeply by those all who love her. She was an incredibly caring mother and beloved wife. Tootie was born on December 30th, 1936 in Yakima, Washington to the late Melton and Hazel Ward. She was the youngest of 3 children. Both siblings preceded her in death, Glen and Clarence...Obituary
Evelyn McPherson 1938 - 2024Evelyn McPherson, 85, passed away in Yakima, WA on June 10, 2024. Brookside Funeral Home is caring for the family. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.brooksidefuneral.com.Death Notice
Patricia (Patty) Mathes-Nelson 1966 - 2024Patricia Mathes-Nelson, 57, passed away in Yakima, WA on June 9, 2024. Brookside Funeral Home is caring for the family. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.brooksidefuneral.com.Death Notice
Trinidad Rocha III 1968 - 2024Trinidad Rocha III, 56, passed on June 4, 2024, in Toppenish, Washington. He was born on January 24, 1968, in McAllen, Texas. No services are currently planned. Brookside Funeral Home is caring for the family.Death Notice
David Morefield 1954 - 2024David passed away peacefully on May 24, 2024, with his daughter by his side and his loved ones close at heart. David will join his son, many siblings, friends, and family in the after life. Still remaining on this side include his daughter, Lyndsey Davidson (Carl); his grandchildren from David Morefield, Talea...Death Notice
Betsy Voelker 1931 - 2024Betsy Lou Voelker, 92, died on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Peachtree Retirement Center, in Yakima. Mom was born in Edgar, Nebraska, on October 14, 1931, to Edward and Elsa Everett. Mom remembered as a child moving from Nebraska to Washington by train, as her father felt there were more employment opportunities in...Obituary
Loralee WoodwardLoralee "Pam" Woodward, 48, of Yakima, died May 30, 2024 at Multicare Memorial Hospital in Yakima. Arrangements are by Rainier Memorial Center, www.rainiermemorial.com.Death Notice
Edith Lewis 1928 - 2024Margaret Edith "Edie" Lewis, born 1928 in Yakima, WA to George and Dorothy Lewis, passed away May 21, 2024. Edie was raised in Naches on a farm with three brothers. Upon completing high school, she attended Whitman College where she not only graduated with a double major in economics and business administration but...Obituary
Gene SmithGene E. Smith passed away peacefully on May 9, 2024 in Yakima, WA, at the age of 94. He was born at home on December 5, 1929 in Western Oklahoma to Levi W. Smith and Rena Alice Smith (Dismuke). Gene was raised in a family of 5 siblings, including brother Jack and sisters Norma, Janice (Sissy), and Carol. As a...Obituary
Linda (Gredvig) Knight 1961 - 2024Linda (Gredvig) Knight passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at age 62, at her home. Linda was born on December 1, 1961, the third child of Maurice and Carole Gredvig. Linda attended West Valley High Schools, graduating in 1981. Linda was a member of the honor society and played on the volleyball, tennis, and...Obituary
Robert Crowell 1945 - 2024Robert M. Crowell (Bob), aged 79, passed away on the morning of June 3rd, 2024, after a long and well-fought battle with cancer. Bob passed with his loving wife Michele by his side and having just seen all of his children, his granddaughter, and many of his beloved friends and extended family. He was born January...Obituary
Leonard Russell, Jr 1959 - 2024Lennie went to be with our Lord on May 29, 2024. He was born to Leonard and Judith Russell on November 20, 1959 in Yakima, WA. Lennie loved to work with his hands; he was an excellent craftsman. In his early years, he owned A.S.B. Construction, named after his daughters. He loved to help people grow in life. This...Obituary
Conner Lucas 2003 - 2024Conner Dennis Lucas, a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, and friend, passed away as the sun rose on June 3rd, 2024. With a young life full of potential, he tragically lost his battle with addiction Born in Yakima Washington, on January 2nd, 2003 to Amy Church and Darren Lucas, Conner was a beacon of joy and...Obituary
Marcel Goodman 1976 - 2024Marcel Delon Goodman, 47 of Yakima WA, passed away on May 1, 2024 in Vancouver WA. He loved his family, loved life, and loved fishing. With the kindest soul, he would give anyone the shirt off his back. He had a large impact on all that he encountered along his journey. Marcel was a loving father and grandfather...Obituary
Susan Estep 1955 - 2023Sue was the youngest of the six Estep siblings -- all with flaming red hair. At an early age, Sue was very interested in learning to read. Her sister Cheryl read to her and taught her to write her name so she could get a library card at the age of four. Reading was a huge thing to Sue and the beginning of a...Obituary
Eusebio LozanoEusebio Lozano (90) of Toppenish passed on May 18, 2024.Death Notice
John StoneJohn E Stone, 34, was found deceased May 17, 2024 in Yakima, WA. He was born in November 1989. If anyone has any information on how to reach his next of kin, please contact Rainier Memorial Center at (509) 453-9371, the Yakima Police Department at (509) 575-6200 or the Yakima County Coroner's Office at (509) 575-1610.Death Notice
Sande Nielsen 1949 - 2024Sande L Nielsen 1949 - 2024 Sandra L "Sande" Nielsen passed away peacefully with family by her side on May 5, 2024, at Cottage of the Meadow Hospice in Yakima, Washington. She was 75 years old. Sande was born April 25, 1949, in Yakima, Washington, to proud parents John and Dorothy Kilseimer. She was the youngest...Obituary
Steve Weaver 1947 - 2024Steve Weaver, 77, passed away in Yakima, WA on June 4, 2024. Brookside Funeral Home is caring for the family. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.brooksidefuneral.com.Death Notice
John Place 1939 - 2024John Shandon Place died on June 1, 2024. John strapped on his personal flotation device with his trusty whistle and headed down the Yakima River to participate in his 40th Gap2Gap relay race for the Yakima Greenway. About halfway down he suffered a cardiac event and went to be with his Lord. John died doing what he...Obituary
William BurkeWilliam E. Burke passed away May 26, 2024 at their summer home in Arizona from complications of Parkinson's Disease, he was 70 years old. Bill was born in Toppenish, WA to Pauline Burke (Caldwell) and Harvey J. Burke. Bill is survived by his loving wife Lisa and family Bill Burke (Shannen) grandchildren Benjamin,...Obituary
Lewis Horn 1965 - 2024Lewis M. Horn passed away on Wednesday, March 27th, 2024, at home with his family. He was born February 19th, 1965 in Walla Walla, Washington, the second of three children to Marvin and Patricia (Thompson) Horn. He graduated from Davis High School in Yakima and was given the award of "Most Inspirational" member of...Obituary

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