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LAWRENCE D. WHITMORE Valley Hills Funeral Home Lawrence D. Whitmore of Bickleton passed away June 12, 2016 at the Toppenish Nursing Home at the age of 88. L.D. was born April 24, 1928 to Del and Fern (Churchill) Whitmore. He lived in Bickleton (Juniper Canyon) all his life. He attended school in Juniper Canyon and Bickle-ton. Lawrence graduated in a class of 5 in 1946. He went on to marry Ada Ruth Rasmusson on Christmas Eve at the Bickleton Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles (Sunnyside), White Creek Grange (Past Master), Alder Creek Grange, Bickleton Volunteer Fire Department, Bickleton School Board, Alder Creek Pioneer Association, and Studebaker Club. Lawrence spent his life raising kids, grandkids, wheat and cattle. His love for old cars and antiques continued all through his life and together with his wife Ada their passion lives on through the "Whoop-N-Holler Ranch Museum" in Bickleton. Lawrence is survived by his wife Ada Ruth of 68 years and their 5 children: Carolyn (Lyle) Cleveland, Jack (Tami) Whitmore, Christine Whitmore, Tom (Melinda) Whitmore, and Dave (Debbie) Whitmore. He is also survived by sisters Ethel Read of Bickleton and Betty (Don) Berger of Kittitas, He also has 8 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Alex James Whitmore and sister Eileene Wilhelm Bowden. Viewing and visitation will be held 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday June 16, 2016 at Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Services will be held 11:00 AM Friday June 17, 2016 at the Bickleton Evangelical Community Church followed by a horse drawn procession to graveside services at the I.O.O.F Cemetery in Bickleton. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alder Creek Pioneer Association of Bickleton WA. Condolences can be sent to Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in care of all arrangements.
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Published in Tri-City Herald on June 15, 2016