August 20, 1938 - October 9, 2020
Samuel Leon Rose was born on June 20, 1938, in San Bernardino, California. When Dad was 19 years old he started his drag racing career at Fontana, Ca. It was in his blood, and therefore his career began. Eventually, Dad started racing circle track at Orange Show Speedway and racing with the likes of Richard Petty and Bobby Allison in the Winston West Series.
Dad and his father (BIG) Sam owned and operated Rose Auto Wrecking in San Bernardino, Ca. He loved everything about cars, race cars, and racing.
In 1969, Dad went to Monroe, Wa. to race a Winston West Series race. He fell in love with the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
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.
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.
She worked for Seafirst Bank for many years and through its changes to Bank of America, she worked her way up to the Vice President of the Trust Department and held that position until her retirement.
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.
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.
Robert Michael Mastel, 70, of Yakima died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019