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ALEXANDER, OETA "FAYE"  
Oeta "Faye" Alexander died October 28, 2014 in Spokane, WA from complications following heart surgery. Faye was born August 24, 1934 in Nicut, WV, the oldest child of Charles and Glada (Holcomb) Helmick. Faye moved to Massillon, OH in the early 50's to be near her Aunt and Uncle Darlia and Ralph Lowe, and where it would be easier to find work. Her daughter Valerie Rae was born in Massillon in 1953. On August 23, 1959 Faye married William Arthur Alexander in Massillon. Their daughter Kelly Jean was born in Massillon in 1962 just before they moved to Connecticut for Bill's job. They later transferred to Englewood, CO where their son David Allen was born in 1965. They would transfer to Richland in 1965 where they would remain, opening three businesses. They opened "The Brass Door" in 1969 and operated it in Richland for 10 years with their partner Betty Lang. After closing The Brass Door they opened "Alexander's Art Gallery". In 1991 Bill and Faye convinced their daughter Kelly to return to Richland and open her own bakery "Desserts by Kelly" and they combined the art gallery and helped her run the bakery. Faye never considered retiring, preferring to work and be around people even as her heart began to fail. She used to joke they would have to carry her out of the bakery, because she was not going to sit at home and do nothing. Faye was proceeded in death by her husband of 53 years Bill, her mother Glada, father Charles, her Aunt Darlia, her sisters; Rose Mary and Libby and her brothers; Donald, Daniel, Herndon, Charles Jr, and Hank. She is survived by daughters Valerie (David) Huffman, Issaquah, WA, Kelly (David Gamez) Alexander, Richland, son David Alexander, Boulder, Co and granddaughter Jennifer Huffman. As per Faye's request there will be no services.
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Nov. 18, 2014
BENNETT, PATRICIA CONNIE "PATTI"  
9/8/55-11/15/14 Age 59 Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home Patti passed away peacefully in her home from Alzheimer's disease on November 15th, 2014 in Kennewick, WA. Patti was born in Pasco, WA to the parents of Loretta Liggett and Robert Levno. She was a loving Mother, Grammy, sister and friend. She is survived by her beloved Dale Bennett, daughter and son-in-law, Tricia and Jared Klassen, daughters Deanne Bennett and Laura Bennett, son Patrick Bennett, as well as grandchildren, Khloe Loretta, Mason Dale and soon-to-be granddaughter. Patti has three sisters and four brothers who survive her; Gwen Melcher, Donnelle Holstein, Dianne Beckemier, Guy Levno, Terry Levno, John Levno and Danny Levno. Patti has numerous extended family members that she deeply loved. She is preceded in death by her baby girl, Anne Marie Bennett. Patti was a Certified Montessori School Teacher, where she taught for more than 35 years at her Grandmother's school, The House of Children in Kennewick, WA. She loved entertaining, cooking, music, making people laugh and more than anything, her family. A funeral with a reception to follow is scheduled on Saturday, November 22nd at 11:00am at the Parish of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church located at 7409 W Clearwater, Kennewick, WA. There will be a graveside service at 2:45pm at Desert Lawn Memorial Park located at 1401 S Union St in Kennewick, WA. She touched many lives and all are welcome to come celebrate her life. The family would like tothank the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy. The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.muellersfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Tri-City Herald from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2014
BURRIS, JOANNA JACQUELINE  
Hillcrest Memorial Center JoAnna Jacqueline Burris of Kennewick, beloved wife, mother, Sister, Daughter and grandmother passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014. She was born to Jacob Seibel and Vivian Graven (Thompson) on April 27th, 1941 in Portland, Oregon. She lived in Vernonia, OR until the family moved to Creswell, OR in 1952 with her mother and step-father Louis Graven. This is where she met her husband Bob Burris of (almost) 55 years. During her high school years, she was in many clubs, activities and cheer squads. She was voted as the Homecoming queen her junior year and her senior year voted as most athletic and best leader. After getting married to Bob (they eloped) in 1959 in Carson City, NV, they lived in Alameda and Oakland, California, Creswell, OR and finally settling in Tigard, OR in 1965 until 1997 following both children to Kennewick, Washington so they could be around their grandkids... All the time. Jo (as she is called by those who know her) spent countless hours in the garden, canning everything under the sun, sewing and hemming numerous clothes for just about anyone who would ask. She would never say no to just about anybody, always thinking of others before thinking of herself. Her one true passion was watching sporting events of her kids and grandkids. In all the years of those loved ones playing sports, she had never missed a game. Having to travel to Bozeman, MT and Salt Lake City, UT to watch games, even a knee replacement in 2010 wouldn't deter her from seeing a baseball game the next day after surgery. Her family (especially the grandkids, Users #1, 2 & 3 she would affectionately call them) were her life and always made sure everyone around her was comfortable, whether it was feeding them, clothing them, or just giving out ten dollars to go the movies. She will be greatly missed by those close to her. She was preceded in death by her father Jacob Seibel, step-father Louis Graven, and mother Vivian Graven. Jo is survived by her husband Bob Burris, sisters Arlene Thomson and Phyllis Bozich, brothers Darrel Graven and Jack Seibel. Daughter Stacy Rhoades, granddaughter Vivien Rhoades, son Darren Burris (Piper), grandsons Lincoln and Hayden Burris. Not to mention all the nieces and nephews that have all been touched by this angel's heart. A Celebration of Life will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Center 9353 W. Clearwater Ave. Kennewick, WA. at 4pm on Saturday November 22, 2014. For online condolences, visit AskHillcrest.com.
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Nov. 19, 2014
CHALCRAFT, LLOYD R.  
Einan's Funeral Home Fri. 11/14 Sat. 11/15 Sun. 11/16 Lloyd R. Chalcraft passed away November 12, 2014, in Richland, WA and was born in Kennewick, WA, January 13, 1929 to parents, Robert G. Chalcraft and Hazel Del (Jameson) Chalcraft. They owned an orchard in Richland and Lloyd attended school through junior high. In 1943, The Manhattan Project moved residents out, and they moved to Kennewick, where Lloyd graduated from high school in 1947, after which he attended college in Portland. Upon returning home, he worked for the railroad in Pasco, and S and J Ford dealership in Kennewick. He went to work for G.E. at Hanford. Lloyd was drafted in 1953 into the U.S. Army at Fort Lewis in WA. After his service, he returned to G.E. and started the Reliable Paint Company. He met Ruth Turner, and their son, Steve, was born in 1960. They set up residency in Richland. In 1971, he became a Benton County Assessor, and retired in the early 90's. Ruth passed away in 1995. Lloyd enjoyed many of the old pioneer families and experiences in his youth, and countless friends along the way, especially Gene Bolling and Fred Borders. Lloyd's maternal grandparents, Herschel and Eva Jameson settled in Nez Perce, ID, where they homesteaded in 1897, after coming west by covered wagon. They continued by covered wagon, to Richland in 1906. Herschel was owner of a blacksmith shop. Lloyd's paternal grandparents, Thomas and Addie Chalcraft came from South Dakota and owned and farmed orchards in Richland. They all moved out to Kennewick by 1943. Lloyd is survived by his beloved son, Steve Chalcraft; Lloyd's brother, Glen (Marlene Carpenter) Chalcraft; his nephews: Michael Chalcraft(Kristi Helgeson) and Christopher Chalcraft (Anne Kearns); his grandnephews: Dylan, Alexander and John; and his grandnieces: Elliott and Megan, all of Seattle, WA. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 2:00 pm at Einan's at Sunset, Richland, WA. Interment will take place following service at Sunset Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Lloyds name to the Childrens Orthopedic Hospital, or the American Cancer Society. Please visit Lloyd's online memorial at www.sunsetgardenst ricities.com, and leave a message of condolence.
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Published in Tri-City Herald from Nov. 14 to Nov. 16, 2014
CLARK, DUDLEY W.  
Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home Dudley W. Clark was born on May 20, 1926 in Tekoa, Washington. Dudley passed away on November 20, 2014. He farmed in Franklin County and was also a teacher in Connell and Mesa for 16 years. Dudley retired from teaching in 1973 to become a full time farmer until he retired in 1988. Dudley is survived by his daughter Cleome Rowe, Loreley (Tom) Drach, Lahn (Lois) Clark, Lorraine (Tony) Clark-Sako; his brother Quinton (Molly) Clark and multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 11:00am at Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home in Pasco, with viewing beginning at 9:00am. Interment will follow the service at Eltopia Cemetery. The family invites you to sign their on-line guest book at www.muellersfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Nov. 22, 2014
COLEMAN-GONZALES, MELISSA ANN  
Einan's at Sunset Our dear beautiful Melissa Ann Coleman-Gonzales who we loved deeply, joined her Lord and Savior in Heaven on November 13, 2014. She was born March 14, 1972 to John R. (Rick) Coleman and Beverly (Mink) Coleman in Council, Idaho. Her family moved to Prosser, WA in 1979, where she grew up, attended school, and graduated from Prosser High School in 1990. She was so honored to be part of the Prosser Drill team! She was also an active member in 4-H and FFA, showing her pigs at the local fairs and winning many blue ribbons! After high school she attended beauty school, obtaining her license as a Nail Technician and working in that profession for the next 10 years while attending college at the same time. After starting her family, she felt it was an honor to be able to stay home with her baby girls, Mia and Mady, who she loved with all of her heart. Later on she was able to finish college and obtain her Associate's degree from Columbia Basin College. She was also accepted into nursing school and after attending for a year, she decided she needed to be home with her children. Later on, her life was disrupted by health problems which she fought with determination and courage with her amazing faith in the Lord! She impacted the lives of so many with her soul of a gypsy, heart of a hippie, and spirit of a fairy. She was a devoted mom and loyal friend to many! Melissa is survived by her daughters: Mia Elizabeth and Madyson Grace Gonzales; father, John R. (Gerri) Coleman of Walla Walla, WA; her mother, Beverly (John) Hernandez of Richland, WA; brother, Scott R. (Florinda) Coleman of Prosser, WA; step-father, Jerry Chester of Prosser, WA; her grandparents Boyd & Phyllis Mink of Kennewick, WA; stepsisters: Adele (Nick) Pontarolo of Walla Walla, WA, Michelle (Dan) Kravig of Wenatchee, WA, Dorothy (Sonny) Garwood of Prosser, WA, Cindy (Jim) Bateman of Kennewick, WA, and Melinda (Cameron) Bruchett of Spokane, WA; stepbrother, Michael (Kristin) Chester of Prosser, WA; many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends are also left behind. She was preceded in death by her grandparents: John R. Coleman and Anna Mae Coleman of Council, Idaho. A Viewing will be held Thursday, November 20th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Prosser Funeral Home; 1220 Sheridan Ave. Prosser, WA. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, November 21st at Bethel Church; 270 N. Gap Road, Prosser, WA, at 1:00 pm, a reception will follow at the Prosser VFW Hall; 1101 Wine Country Road, Prosser, WA. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Melissa's family at http://www.gofundme.com/ha9q8s . Please visit Melissa's online memorial at www.sunsetgardenstricities.com and leave a message of condolence.
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Nov. 19, 2014
COOK, GLENDA J.  
Einan's at Sunset Glenda J. Cook 75, of Kennewick WA passed away Friday, November 14, 2014 at Hospice of the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy. Glenda was born November 20, 1938 in Viola Missouri. Glenda was raised in Richland, WA and graduated from Columbia High in 1956. She was associated with the Hanford site for numerous years and enjoyed a rich and rewarding career. Prior to retirement Glenda was one of the original founders and owners of Ferguson & Associates and held the position of corporate vice-president. Bob Ferguson was both a mentor and cherished friend. Glenda is preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Roberta Allen and her older brother Vernon Allen. She is survived by brothers Wayne (& Opal) Allen, Don (& Kris) Allen and Gary (& Mary) Allen. She is also survived by 13 Nieces/Nephews and 36 great-Nieces/Nephews. In accordance with Glenda's wishes there will be no memorial services. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 1:00 - 5:00 at 1300 S. Lincoln St., Kennewick, WA 99336. Express your thoughts and memories on our online Guestbook at www.einansatsunset.com
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Nov. 20, 2014
COX, KIMBERLY JEAN  
December 18, 1974 - November 7, 2014 Kimberly was born on December 18, 1974, in Sacramento, California to her devoted parents Lorgene and Danny Cox. While at Hospice at the Chaplaincy in Kennewick, Washington, Kimberly died peacefully in her loving mother's arms, with her sister, Kristin at her side. Kimberly fought a long, fierce battle for 4-1/2 years trying to overcome breast cancer and the many horrific obstacles that were placed in her pathway; winning one battle after another. Throughout Kimberly's illness she inspired many other breast cancer victims to keep fighting, to keep hoping and to stay positive. She joined several online sites where she was able to inspire other women who were going through similar struggles with surgeries and treatment plans, fighting to survive with dignity and pride. Kimberly became a beacon of strength to many battle-scarred warriors, and was looked upon as a courageous "Pink Warrior, fighting like a girl"! Her optimism was contagious and her smile never wavered. Even after her Chemo and Radiation treatments she had a glow that earned her a place in the hearts of everyone she came in contact with. Kimberly was in the GATE Program throughout her elementary and middle school years, testing in the top percentile in the nation each year. Kimberly's early years were full of tee-ball & soccer games, Girl Scouts, Job's Daughters, and dance lessons where she excelled. She was a tiny dynamo, full of happiness when she was at the beach or sitting under the California Redwood trees. She was a creative artist and interior decorator, who could transform a room into a sparkling treasure. She and her daughters, Aliyah (13) and Jazmynn (9) loved creating beautiful designs and making jewelry and ornaments together. They shared a passion for artwork, enjoyed tea parties, Harry Potter nights, singing Karaoke songs, and sharing cozy times together. Kimberly loved watching favorite classic movies with her mom and sister, Kristin. Kim was a free spirit who enjoyed dressing up to attend Renaissance Faires with her mom. Kimberly's son, Gabriel (22) blessed her with a granddaughter, Brooklynn Skye, on January 24, 2014, and to Kimberly's delight and good fortune she was well enough to enjoy the trip to California to be present for Brooklynn's birth. Kimberly hopes that her family and friends keep an open mind and an open heart, and be looking for signs from her that she is still with us, just in a different way. Towards the end of her journey, Kimberly made peace with her cancer and wrote these words of comfort and encouragement to her children, her family and friends: "I'm not afraid, I'm okay. Please don't let dreams pass you by. Never lose the magic. Be careful. Take care of each other. Be there for each other. Protect each other and remember I love you past Heaven". Kimberly is survived by her beloved son, Gabriel Candelaria; her cherished daughters Aliyah and Jazmynn Picarella; her precious granddaughter Brooklynn Candelaria; her loving mother Lorgene Christy; her sister Kristin (Shane) Loper; her brother Logan Cox; her step-sisters Theresa Huchinson and Jamie Whitelaw, and their families; her uncle Ron (Claire) Cox and their family; her aunt Charlene and uncle Bob Cole and their family; her aunt Patti and uncle Del Bruggeman and their family; her aunt Toni "Tonka" (Jeff) Harrison and their family; her aunt Patti Shira and her family; and her nephews Robert and Ashton Loper. Kimberly is also survived by many beloved cousins, including Art and Michael Cole, Jason Christy, Katrina Brown, Brian Bruggeman, Jane and Sara Harrison, and Michael and Dezirae Oslin. Kimberly was preceded in death by her loving father Danny Cox, her infant son Aiden Peterson, her grandparents Leon and Laura Christy, Gene and Beverly Cox, and Lou and Gussie Constant; uncles Art Christy and Jack Lamb, and her dear cousin Lana Cole Oslin. We'd like to express our special thanks to Chaplain Rainy Larson, the doctors and nurses, and the wonderful volunteers at the Tri City Cancer Center and Hospice at the Chaplaincy for your loving, compassionate care for Kimberly Jean, our precious jewel, during her fight with breast cancer. A Celebration of Kimberly's Life will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., at the home of her aunt Patti and uncle Del Bruggeman, 1220 Brentwood Avenue, Richland, WA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Kimberly's son, Gabriel Candelaria C/O Patti Bruggeman 1220 Brentwood Ave, Richland WA 99352.
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Nov. 18, 2014
COZORT, DONNA MAE - Springfield  
Edwards Memorial Donna was born January 23, 1964 in Springfield, MO to Kenneth and Barbara (Brookshire) Slone. She passed on November 13, 2014 in University Place, WA. She is survived by her husband, mother, four sisters and two brothers. Graveside Service to be held Wednesday November 19, 2014 11:00 am at Resthaven Cemetery, 700 Williams Blvd, Richland, WA. Arrangements by Edwards Memorial Center. Please share memories and condolences at www.edwardsmemorial.com In lieu of flowers please make donations to your local women's shelter in Donna's memory.
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Nov. 16, 2014
FARRIS, CONWARD PAUL  
Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home Conward Farris, longtime Kennewick educator, passed into glory on November 17, 2014. He celebrated his 90th birthday on June 1st of this year. In 1954, Conward along with his wife, Bernadean, and their two children, Pamela and Michael, moved to Kennewick from Timbo, Arkansas, the small Ozark village where he had been born. Conward was raised on a farm, the oldest child of Ulis and Flossie Farris. He had four siblings: Fay Farris (Tulsa, OK), May Farris Wallace (Fifty-Six, AR), Jenina Farris Henderson (Mountain View, AR), and Lonnie Farris who passed away a few years back. Conward served in the United States Army in World War II with service in the South Pacific including a stint on Okinawa. He also served in the Arkansas National Guard after leaving the Army. Thanks to the GI Bill, he was able to become the first member of his family to go to college. He graduated from Arkansas State Teacher's College in 1952 and was immediately employed to teach and coach basketball in his home town of Timbo. Farris moved to Kennewick on the advice of a college friend who told him that teachers in Washington State made $400 a month whereas teachers in Arkansas were making $200 a month. He taught at fifth and sixth grades first at the old administrative building and then at Hawthorne Elementary from 1954 to 1959. He was promoted to principal at Eastgate Elementary in 1959 shortly after earning his Master's degree from Eastern Washington State College. He served at Eastgate for nineteen years until he was named the first principal of Canyon View Elementary in 1978 where he served until his retirement in 1983. His life was changed dramatically by a series of unexpected events shortly after his arrival in Kennewick. A traveling evangelist who conducted his services in a large, circus-like tent asked to rent the Kennewick High School auditorium because his tent was destroyed in a windstorm. Farris had received a temporary job as janitor for the summer of 1954 and was assigned to be the custodian on duty during the evangelistic services. Conward accepted Jesus as his Savior during those services on Friday, August 13, 1954. His wife came to faith shortly thereafter. He said, "that Friday the 13th was the luckiest day of my life." The young couple joined Kennewick First Baptist Church, which was the home church of the head custodian who had deliberately chosen Farris to be on duty during the evangelistic meetings. Conward served in many capacities at First Baptist including Church Moderator, Chairman of Deacons, and Sunday School Superintendent. He remained a member of the same church (although the church is now known as South Hills Church) until the end of his life-for over 60 years. After arriving in Kennewick, Conward and Bernadean had two more children, Thomas and Deanna. All four Farris children graduated from Kennewick High School. All four of his children have followed their father in a personal Christian faith and all have been active in various Christian ministries. Pamela Farris Cavallo lives in Yakima where she recently retired as a teacher with the Yakima School District. Michael Farris, lives in Purcellville, Virginia, where he is Chancellor of Patrick Henry College. Thom Farris lives in Joyce, Washington, where he is engaged in the fruit brokerage business. Deanna Farris Brown lives in Kennewick and is the owner-manager of the Tri-City Bible Book Store-a position previously held by her mother. Conward is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren who live in various parts of Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. A memorial service will be held at South Hills Church on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. The church is located at 3700 W. 27th Avenue in Kennewick. All are welcome-especially his former students and fellow educators. One former student captured the spirit of Conward Farris in the following Facebook post directed to one of his children. "I am sad to hear this. I know we will all see him again when we see our Heavenly Father. I will always remember Conward Farris with a smile. He was a fine man, a great example of a good Christian who walked the walk not just the talk. I have shared your post so other students of his, like me, will see this information. When I was a young grade schooler, your daddy always kept us kids safe, and let us know he cared for us, as did Jesus. He was a good witness to us all as youngsters, and I will always have a fondness in my heart for him and your mother Bernadean. You can be very proud of the man you called daddy!" The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.muellersfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Tri-City Herald from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2014
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