Mildred Mary (cape) Haase “Moe” “Millie” (90) passed away at home November 9, 2020. Born July 31, 1930 in Dearborn, Michigan, second daughter to Clarence and Mabel (smith) Cape. She moved to Southern California at the age of 12 with her best friend Bette (kring) Harp and family, followed shortly thereafter by her parents and sister. She married Leland “Lee” Haase, December 31, 1949 in Las Vegas. Millie was a very compassionate nurse’s aide for many years. In 1978, Lee was transferred to the Hanford Facility in Washington State so they packed up, along with daughter Jan, and moved to the Yakima Valley to be joined by daughter Nancy and her 3 boys a month later. Since their move Lee and Millie became members of the Vintiques Car Club for over three decades. Although she was a great supporter of Lee and his many hobbies her true passions were her horses, genealogy, traveling, history and reading. After Lee’s retirement in 1988 they bought a 5th wheel trailer, put their belongings in storage, sold their house and hit the road for five glorious years traveling the countryside to every state but Hawaii.
Dale Richard Hoffman of Yakima, WA, passed away September 18, 2020. He was widowed by Beverly Hoffman and is survived by children Tara, Amelia and Amanda. He has three step-children (one deceased), seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be held at West Hills Memorial Park on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm. No reception will follow and no flowers please. Due to Covid, no chairs are provided. Bring your own chair if you wish to be seated. Brookside Funeral Home is caring for the family.
Addie Mae Durey went home to Jesus April 8th, 2020 at her home with family by her side. Addie was eighty-six years old. She was born in Scotland, Arkansas November 13th, 1933 to William and Mary Bartlett. She was the oldest of eight children. In 1948, Addie met the love of her life, Alonzo Durey, at Desha High School in Rohwer, Arkansas. They were married in Las Cruces, New Mexico December 27th, 1950.
Addie and Lon moved their family to Tieton, Washington in 1961 and found employment at Campbell Orchards. She always worked to support her family, picking cotton, harvesting fruit, and on the sorting line in warehouses. Although she worked, her focus was always on her family. She loved to spend time gardening and reading, but most importantly, spending time with family and hosting celebratory gatherings. She was a virtuous and kind woman. She was well loved and will be honored in our hearts forever.
Lana Rose Gendron, age 77 passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on August 15, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Lana was born on February 1, 1943, in Yakima, Washington to parents Leslie and Lois Fernstrom. The family made their home on an apple orchard in the Cowiche area. Lana attended the public schools in that area and graduated from Highland High School. She met the love of her life, Jerry Gendron cruising the Avenue, and the two were married and set out making a life together.
Donald “Don” McIntire passed away from dementia on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in Prosser, WA with his soul mate by his side. Don was born March 21, 1934 in Wapato, WA, the son of John and Bernadine (Smith) McIntire. He received his education from Granger High School graduating with the class of 1953. While in school he was active in many sports. Don joined the Army in March of 1955 and was with the 182nd airborne at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. He was honorably discharged in March of 1957. When Don returned he farmed with his dad and brother and later became a truck driver. On December 21, 1974 he married Jeanette Montgomery Kern in Sunnyside, WA.