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Lettis Marie Anderson McGary Larson
March 6, 1934 - August 12, 2017

Lettis Marie Anderson was born 6 March 1934, in Tiger, Washington, she passed away at the age of 83 on August 12, 2017 at her home in Prosser, Wash.
She was the first child born to her parents William Harrison Anderson and Lettis Ann Shaffer.
Lettis is a very old family name, but she always went by Marie. (Her Mom always went by Letty)
She first lived in Newman Lake, Wash. Her mother told her that their house was constructed as a chicken house, but that they rented it as a home before any chickens occupied it. They moved from Newman Lake to St. Maries, Idaho when Marie was about 4 to an area called Milltown.
She lived in St. Maries and graduated from High School there in 1952. She became a dental assistant in St. Maries. She married Melvin Ray McGary in 1953 and they lived in Emida, Idaho. They moved back and forth numerous times living in Albion, Wash.; Moscow, Idaho; Lewiston, Isaho; Juliaetta, Idaho. She joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1953.
She taught their children to be honest and hardworking. Marie spent most of her life as a homemaker but did have a few outside jobs after her children were grown.
The talent she was probably most known for was her sewing. She made many quilts and other handmade items, and either sold them or gave them away. Her hot pads are located all around the world as her friends would purchase them to give as gifts as they travel abroad.
Having six children made it necessary that she raised a large garden, canned 100's of quarts of food, mended, did laundry, and made 10 loaves of bread at a time, and was the center of her home.
Marie loved to sing and on road trips would get the whole family joining in. Mel and Marie moved to Walla Walla in 1976.
Mel died from cancer in 2002. She moved to Prosser from Walla Walla in 2010. She married Verno Ferris Larson in October of 2011.
Marie is survived by her husband Verno Larson. By her children: Christopher Ray McGary (Patty); Mark Raymond McGary (Donna), Leona Sue Schuetze (Doug); Katrina Marie Sellhausen (Dave); Jennifer Ann Esslinger (Don); and Matthew Lee McGary (Karla). By her Grandchildren: Sharon (McGary) Lind; Jesse (Ferguson) Grand; Terri Jo (Ferguson) Boyd; Anna (McGary) Caro; Clark McGary; Clynt Schuetze; Kendal (Schuetze) Chirinos; Kyle Schuetze; Gabrielle McGary. By her Great-Grandchildren; Dalyn Schuetze; Elliott Chirinos; Clark Chirinos; Emily McGary; Logan McGary; Jordana Grand and Liam Grand.  She is also survived by her sister Edna Weatherford and her brother John Anderson.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Harrison and Letty Anderson; brothers Lee and Gilbert; husband Melvin Ray McGary; and grandson Allen McGary.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 1835 Highland Drive, Prosser, Wash.
Viewing will be held at 10 a.m.; service at 11 a.m.
Graveside service following at the Prosser Cemetery.
Talmadge Erle "T.E." Worden (Nickname, Dude)
December 12, 1922 - July 26, 2017

Talmadge Erle "T.E." Worden (Nickname, Dude), was born on December 12, 1922 to Erle D. and Ople L. (Williams) Worden in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
His early education was in Sand Springs, Oklahoma.  T.E. served in the U. S. Air force during World War II.  He served on Guam in the Pacific from 1943 to 1946.  While stationed at Walker Air Force Base in Kansas, he was introduced to Mary Rita Hrenchir by the Nuns of Saint Agnes.  They were married on January 26, 1946 in Sand Springs, Oklahoma.  He had a lifelong career in the grocery business.  Upon retiring he volunteered at the Jubilee Food Bank for eleven years.
The couple moved to Prosser in April of 1948 and then in 2009, moved to Yakima to be near his daughters. 
T.E. loved fishing, oil painting and had a model railroad.  He also enjoyed working on computers.  He was an active member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prosser and served the Parish in many capacities.  He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. 
He was a great example of faith and love to all who knew him.  It was through his faith in Jesus Christ that he got through good times and bad. 
He had great pride and love for his family of six daughters and their husbands, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
T.E. is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mary; his daughters, Sandra Metz and husband, Bill of Yakima, Rosemary Tapp and husband, Ray of Valdez, AK, Janet Ingham and husband, Terry of Yakima, Bernadette Worden of Yakima, Karen Worden and Jaddie Lee of Yakima and Sharon Rollinger and husband, Charles of Sunnyside; his grandchildren, Kathy (Mike) Hovenkotter, Andy (Kathy) Metz, Angie (Warren) Westfall, Chris (Jenny) Tapp, Mike Lamoreux, Thomas (Sarah) Tapp, Crissie (Casey) Greco, Ashley (Bob) Griffith, Seth (Debbie) Ingham, Allen Anderson, Sarah Rollinger, Jacob (Heather) Rollinger, Luke (Hanna) Rollinger and Charley Rollinger; nineteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Betty Worden of Knoxville, TN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Elizabeth Mary Worden; grandson, Marcus Ingham; brothers, Robert, Raymond and Dan; and sister, Dorothy Worden.
He will truly be missed by family, friends and all the lives he touched.  T.E. passed away surrounded by his loving family.
Visitation was held at Prosser Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 2nd from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 7:00 p.m. 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prosser.
Special thanks to the Yakima Hospice team and Cottage in The Meadow for their wonderful care of Mary's husband and our dad. 
Memorial donations may be made to Cottage in The Meadow or Memorial Foundation Hospice.
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Dale Kennedy Carter
December 30, 1949 - June 22, 2017

A brief ceremony will be held for the passing of Dale Kennedy Carter on Thursday, the 17th of August at 2:30 p.m. at the Prosser Cemetery. 
Immediately following, there will be an informal memorial at the old family farm, now the Domanico Cellars vineyard at 24901 N. Crosby rd. in Prosser. 
All are welcome to attend.

Aug 4
Officers received a report of calls claiming to be the FBI or an IRS matter. Reporting party was advised these were a scam.
Report of suspicious circumstances in the 900 block of Alice St. Reporting party saw a suspicious vehicle in the area and thought their mail may have been tampered with. Call determined to be unfounded.
Malicious Mischief report received, vehicle was egged sometime during the night. No permanent damage to the vehicle was found.
Officers responded to a report of an intoxicated male walking near Housel Middle School with a 24 pack of beer. Welfare check was conducted, the male made his way to his residence.
Officers responded to two noise complaints at a residence in the 1300 block of Wine County Rd, an adult male was cited for Public Disturbance.