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Benton & Franklin Counties


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Services for Henry H. Moore, 78, of the Hillcrest Convalescent Center, Pasco, killed Sunday, will be held at Vassar Rawls Funeral Home, Lewiston, Thursday. Born in Queenarno, Kan., he lived in Lewiston for 35 years. Mr. Moore moved to the nursing home in September following the death of his wife. He worked for Camas Prairie Railroad Co. in Lewiston until his retirement in 1958.

Survivors are sons, Harry H. and Kenneth E., both Pasco, daughter, Lois Simmons, Lancaster, Calif.; brother, Louis A., Seattle; sister, Goldie Taggart, Walla Walla, and 12 grandchildren. Burial will be at Normal Hill Cemetery, Lewiston. (Story and pictures on Page 1.)

Tri-City Herald, Monday, 12 December 1966, Page 17


Henry Moore, 78, Pasco, became the Tri-Cities eighth traffic fatality of the year when he was hit by a car at 5:40 p.m. yesterday on the Pasco Bypass near Chase Street. The state patrol said Moore was walking in the middle of the eastbound lane, with his back to traffic, when a car driven by Gale E. Dawson, 52, Boise, Idaho, struck him. Moore was carried on the car's hood for about 130 feet.

Dawson was traveling about 40 miles an hour, witnesses told the patrol.

Moore, until recently a Lewiston, Idaho, resident, was living at the Hillcrest Convalescent Home.

Pasco police said Hillcrest employees reported at 5:36 p.m. Moore was missing. They said he had been missing about 15 minutes.

Moore was the father of Harry Moore, 2203 N. Poplar Ave., and Kenneth E. Moore, 1715 W. Hopkins St., both of Pasco. Kenneth Moore was a former Pasco councilman. Moore's death was the fourth in 30 days in the Tri-Cities, and the second in 5 days.

Sgt. Robert Rupp, in charge of the local state patrol detachment, said the eight deaths is 4 short of last year's 12 in the Tri-City area.

Tri-City Herald, Monday, 12 December 1966, Front Page


Graveside services for Earl Ray Miller, 81, of 2004 N 22nd, Pasco, who died Monday, are scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday in the East Prosser Cemetery. Friends may call at the Flint Funeral Home in Prosser until 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until noon Saturday.

Tri-City Herald, 29 February 1980


Margaret Moore, 99, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1996 at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pasco. She was born Aug. 15, 1896, in Enterstok, Switzerland, and came to the United States on May 5, 1913.

She married Fred Moore Sept. 4, 1920. She moved to Prosser in 1966 from Brush Prairie, Wash., where they had dairy farmed since 1934.

In 1976 she moved to Mattawa, Wash., where she was a charter member of Grace Lutheran Church. In 1987 she moved to Kennewick where she resided until her death. In Kennewick she was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church.

She is survived by son, Fred and Louise Moore of Kennewick, daughter, Mary Maergaret and Charles Schneider of Potomac, Md., seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, sister, Rose Jossi of Portland and nine nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred, daughter Margaret, and granddaughter, Karla Jean.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1996, at 1 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, 732 W 19th Ave., Kennewick. Visitation will be Monday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Einan's Funeral Home in Richland.

Interment will be Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1996, at 1 p.m. at Brush Prairie Cemetery, Brush Prairie, Wash.

Tri-City Herald, 7 January 1996, Page D5


Cheryl Ann Meier, 47, of Burbank, died Nov. 21 in Burbank. She was born in Rochester, Minn., and lived in the Tri-Cities for 15 years and Burbank for severn years. She was a homemaker. Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements. Tri-City Herald, Monday, 2 December 2004, Page B3


Ralph Alan Mitchell, 43, died May 18 after an illness of several years. He was born Aug. 1, 1887 at Oskaloosa, Ia., and moved with his parents to southern Missouri in 1894 where he was educated. He came to Goldendale in 1904 and to Kennewick in 1909, where he was employed as a telegraph operator, later purchasing and residing on a farm near Finley until his health failing he moved to Kennewick. He was married Feb. 17, 1915 to Miss Elsie Huser, who with three daughters Geraldine, Ruth and Jean survive him, as well as a father, four brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held in the chapel Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in River View Heights cemetery.

Miscellaneous Obituaries found in a Scrapbook at the Richland Family History Center

21 March 1931


Alice Burke McLean, wife of J. A. McLean, passed away at the Bechtel sanitarium Thursday, Apr. 2. Although in poor health for several years, her last serious illness was only of two week's duration. She was born June 4, 1873, being the second white child born in Yakima county of which her father was sheriff for a number of years. (What is now Benton county now was included in that too.) The Burch family played a prominent part in the building of the West around 1850. Among her early playmates were a number of Indian children and in passing Sawyer's cabin on the way to Yakima she often spoke of playing on that doorstep as their early home was near by.

Miscellaneous Obituaries found in a Scrapbook at the Richland Family History Center

26 March 1931


Phil A. Motzko, 57, of 1130 N Arthur, Kennewick, died Sunday in Kadlec Hospital. He was born in Livingston, Mont., and lived in the Tri-Cities since 1943. He was a heavy duty mechanic and assisted in building the first reactor and dams in the area. He was a member of Engineers Local 370 and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors include wife Marie; daughters Charlene Motzko, Richland, and RaNaese Motzko, Seattle; father Tony Motzko, Columbus, Mont.; brothers James, Columbia, S.C., and Don, Sacramento, Calif.; and sister Louise Caston, Mountain Home, Idaho. Services will be announced by Columbia Memorial Chapel.

Tri-City Herald, Monday, 17 February 1975, Page 11


Frank "Mac" McGinnis, 82, a Richland resident since 1948, originally from Superior, Wisconsin, died Sunday after a long illness at Kadlec Hospital. Mac was retired from Carnation Company, the VFW Club & most recently, Larsen Transfer Company. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #80. Involved with athletic endeavors his whole life, one of his proudest moments was being honored with the F.A. McGinnis Cup, a traveling trophy awarded him by the Richland Men's Pool League. He is survived by his wife, Vi McGinnis of Richland Life Care Center, & a sister, Grace Leavens of Superior, Wisconsin, also his daughters, Judith Anne Russell of New Mexico, George Cleary of Seattle, Sandra (Miriahm) Dann of Hawaii, 10 grandhildren & greatgrandchildren & many loving friends.

There will be a memorial service to be held at the Richland Mobile Home Park, Rec. Center, 35 Appollo, Richland on Friday afternoon, 2 p.m.

Tri-City Herald, Thursday, 29 August 1991, Page C9


Ralph Alan Mitchell, 43, died May 18 after an illness of several years. He was born Aug. 1, 1887 at Oskaloosa, Ia., and moved with his parents to southern Missouri in 1894 where he was educated. He came to Goldendale in 1904 and to Kennewick in 1909, where he was employed as a telegraph operator, later purchasing and residing on a farm near Finley until his health failing he moved to Kennewick. He was married Feb. 17, 1915 to Miss Elsie Huser, who with three daughters Geraldine, Ruth and Jean survive him, as well as a father, four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held in the chapel Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in River View Heights cemetery.

Miscellaneous Obituaries found in a Scrapbook at the Richland Family History Center

21 March 1931


Alice Burke McLean, wife of J. A. McLean, passed away at the Bechtel sanitarium Thursday, Apr. 2. Although in poor health for several years, her last serious illness was only of two week's duration. She was born June 4, 1873, being the second white child born in Yakima county of which her father was sheriff for a number of years. (What is now Benton county now was included in that too.) The Burch family played a prominent part in the building of the West around 1850. Among her early playmates were a number of Indian children and in passing Sawyer's cabin on the way to Yakima she often spoke of playing on that doorstep as their early home was near by.

Miscellaneous Obituaries found in a Scrapbook at the Richland Family History Center

26 March 1931


Mary Elizabeth McClure, age 75, of Pasco, died Thursday, August 26, 1993, in Our Lady of Lourdes Health Center of Pasco.

Mary was born on August 6, 1918 in Platte County, Wyoming, to Ralph and Lena McClure. Mary spent most of her adult life in Denver, Colorado, where she was employed as a bookkeeper until she retired. She then spent two years as a volunteer worker at Holy Rosary Mission, Pine Ridge, S.D.

In 1978, Mary moved to Kennewick to be near her brother, John McClure, and his family. She was a member of St. Joseph's Parish of Kennewick.

Mary was an avid sportswoman in her yuounger years and excelled at softball, bowling, fishing, and golfing. She was loved and cherished by her family and friends. We will miss her. May she rest in peace.

Mary is survived by her brother, John E. McClure and his wife, Jean, of Richland; nephews, Mick Mcclure and his family of Asotin, Wash., and Pat McClure and his family of Tempe, Ariz.

Memorial mass will be held on Monday, August 30, 1993, at 8:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Kennewick. Inurnment will be at Mt. Oliver Cemetery Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Tri-City Herald, Saturday, 28 August 1993, Page A12


Mrs Byron (Minnie) Masters, 69, of 812 S 12th St., Pasco, died in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Wednesday. She had lived in this area for 38 years. Mrs Masters was born in Walnut Grove, Neb, March 26, 1892. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, at home; two sons, Harold Harrsch, Vancouver, and August Harrsch, Kennewick, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at Bruce Lee Memorial Chapel at 1 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Randall Larson of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Grandview.

Tri-City Herald, 27 April 1961, Page 14


Memorial services for Delma A Morrill, 74, of Richland, who died March 5 in Parker, Ariz., will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Einan’s Funeral Home.

Tri-City Herald, Wednesday, 25 March 1987, Page C6


Othello – Services for Vernon E Middleton, 57, who died Monday, were held Thursday in Moses Lake with burial in Seattle. He had lived in Kennewick until last year when he and his wife moved to a resort near O’Sullivan Dam.

Tri-City Herald, Friday, 7 August 1972, Page 18


William J Morrell Sr., 78, of 1609 Hains Ave., Richland, died Wednesday in Kadlec Hospital. He was born in Aspen, Colo., and came to the Tri-Cities in 1943. He was a property agent for AEC until his retirement, a captain in the Army and served in World War I and II. Survivors include wife Florence; son William Jr., Richland; daughters Nancy Knolle, Richland; and Mary McDowell, West Melbourne, Fla.; brother, Ralph, Eagle Rock, Calif.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private family services will be Saturday with the Rev William J Sweeney officiating. Einan’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund, in care of Mrs L L Brammer, 2401 Tinkle St., Richland.

Tri-City Herald, Friday, 7 August 1972, Page 18


Michael Peter Miller, 82, of Kennewick, died August 24, 1990 at Kennewick Life Care Center. Michael was born August 4, 1908, in Strasburg, North Dakota, where his family lived in a sod house. The Miller family later moved to Knox, where Mike and the rest of the fifteen Miller children were raised. Mike came “Out West” at the age of twenty one and located in the Walla Walla Milton Freewater area. There he met and married Hazel C Butterfield.

Prior to his marriage, Mike was a featured attraction in the Pro-wrestling circuit in SE Washington. Those that met him knew of his strength as his handshake was an experience that he delighted in sharing; crushing to say the least. In 1942 Mike, Hazel and son Michael L moved to Kennewick where the family managed the Commercial Hotel. Mike worked at Hanford as a Safety Engineer and in 1950 went into Real Estate. In 1952 he opened his own office, Millers Real Estate, and continued in that business for 37 years. The slogan “See Mike First” was his calling card, and may TriCitians did just that in locating a home. He had many loves—his family, hunting, children, North Dakota, stamps, coins, and civic involvement. His memory will live on in all those he touched. He was a good friend, father and husband. Michael is survived by his wife, Hazel Miller at home; son Michael L Miller and his wife Joy of Kennewick; daughter in law, Lolly Miller of Bellevue; grandchildren Michael K and R Evan Miller, both of Bellevue, John Osborne of Kennewick, Allen Osborne of Renton, Lynda Smither of Belman, NJ; sisters, Anne Klein and Katherine Gaffrey of Walla Walla, Magdalena Miller and Rosie Norby of Knox, ND, Eva Boeller of Silva, ND; brothers Dean of Auburn, Gus of Walla Walla and Adam of Yakima. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Services will be held Thursday, August 30, 1990, 1 pm at Mullers TriCities Funeral Home, 1401 S Union in Kennewick. Burial will be in Knox, ND. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Tri-City Herald, 28 August 1990, Page A7

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