Apr 17, 1943 - Nov 22, 2023
Alicia Ruelas Plazola
Jul 10, 1950 - Feb 23, 2024
Alicia Ruelas Plazola, age 73, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024, surrounded by her loving family after multiple health complications. She was born on July 10, 1950 to Emigdio Ruelas and Carmen González in Villa Corona, Jalisco, Mexico. She was a beloved wife, devoted mother, cherished grandmother, precious sister, and dear friend to many. Throughout her life, Alicia touched the hearts of all who knew her with her kindness, compassion, and unwavering love. She was always up to chat with any person she met and made quick friends of strangers. Her early career as an elementary school teacher in Mexico gave her great satisfaction. She enjoyed dancing and teaching ballet folklorico to her students after school as well. She performed at the Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México with her ballet folklorico dance troupe. When she emigrated to the Yakima Valley, she worked in various agricultural jobs ultimately retiring from working from fruit sorting and packing. In her spare time, Alicia enjoyed sewing, cross stitching and playing Panda Pop on her tablet (she made it to level 1314!). She also enjoyed spamming her Facebook contacts with various juicing cleanses and religious content, never met a casino she didn’t like, and loved watching her Turkish novelas. Alicia slowly became a concert goer at the coercion of her daughters enjoying the shows of artists ranging from Luis Miguel to Daddy Yankee. Alicia and her husband enjoyed their winters in Villa Corona, Mexico, surrounded by family and childhood friends. She especially loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her granddaughters. Her warmth, generosity, and boundless love created a legacy that will be remembered and cherished by all who were fortunate enough to have known her. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ismael Plazola; children Maria Plazola, Marta Plazola and son-in-law Miguel Velasco, Ismael Plazola Jr. and daughter-in-law Sherrisa Plazola, and Joaquin Plazola and his girlfriend Melissa Blanco; grandchildren Portia, Paige, and Petra Plazola, and Claribel Velasco; and her pets Louie and Canela. She is also survived by her siblings Fransisco Ruelas, Emeria Ruelas Rivas, Rufina Ruelas Vázquez, Ana María Ruelas Sedano, María de Jesús Ruelas Uribe, and Carmen Ruelas Rivas and countless cousins, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Emigdio Ruelas and Carmen González; her siblings Antonio Ruelas, Victoria Ruelas, Jovita Ruelas, María Conception Ruelas Rojas, Sergio Aguayo, and Emigdio Ruelas Jr. Alicia will be deeply missed and forever remembered. The funeral arrangements are being handled by Brookside Funeral Home and Crematory in Moxee, WA. A Flowers can be sent to Brookside in Moxee, WA. May she rest in peace, and may her memory be a blessing to all who knew her. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .
Nov 10, 1952 - Feb 16, 2024
Andrea was an incredible wife to the love of her life of 57 years, Salvador. An incredible mother, sister, friend, grandmother, and great-grandmother. I would say her favorite of these was being a grandma, or "Yama," as her grandchildren affectionately called her. She had five children, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. To be one of her grandchildren was indeed an honor. Each one has endless memories of her, from making tortillas together to taking abuelo lunch every day in the summer, watering her beautiful garden with her, and those long talks. She could talk for hours. She had many beautiful stories to tell. We heard fascinating stories of how courageous and resilient she was. These stories throughout her life show a pattern of resilience in the most challenging trials. She grew up in Mexico as the oldest daughter of 10 kids. She married Salvador by age 15 and had four kids by age 20. They immigrated to the US, and she and Salvador built a life together. They both began working and worked very hard. These years and beyond proved her to be a fighter. Even in her last years, she proved to be a fighter. Her body, spirit, and mind fought hard.She was quick to share her thoughts and advice on any topic as quickly as she was to share her love and appreciation. She always showed interest in the people's lives around her, remembering details about them. She had a way of making someone feel loved, whether by sitting and listening, feeding you, or verbally expressing her admiration.. She was patient, she was kind, and she was feisty at times. Though some may say she was stubborn, I call it fearless. Though she was small in frame, her spirit was immense. She was a protector, she stood up for those she loved and fought for the people she cared about. She loved fiercely and spoke confidently, always. She was a go-getter. She got things done; she preferred to avoid sitting around. She loved being on the go, even if it was just for a long drive to see the scenery. She was selfless and wouldn't hesitate to help someone in need. She had nicknames or sweet pet names for many of the people in her life, which will forever be remembered. The way she would greet us with our unique term of endearment exclusive to her and i, are special memories we will always cherish. Her nieces and nephews know her as the best Tia. She loved all things of nature; she was known for having a green thumb and making a lush, colorful garden out of nothing. She and Salvador were the perfect team, her talent for flowers and plants, and his landscaping and building skills. Together, they made the most beautiful gardens. She lovingly and consistently attended to her husband and her Andre with the utmost honor and integrity. She loved natural remedies and had a vast knowledge of many herbs and holistic alternatives. She loved to recommend them to anyone. She made friends everywhere she went; she was not shy to strike up a conversation with a stranger, even when it was to give them a not-so-solicited piece of her mind! All in all, her outgoing and friendly character was one of the best things about her. She was hands down the best cook. Her homemade tortillas were flawless; her tamales were the best I've ever had; no one can tell me otherwise! She even made the simplest of dishes feel like gourmet meals. Her recipes will live on in my kitchen forever. She cared for her family by feeding them the best home-cooked meals every day. She was a nurturer. Being around her felt like being at home.In these last months she was getting closer to the Lord Jesus Christ. She told us about one of the times she was in the hospital, and she realized her need for the Lord. Every time we visited these last few months, she shared with us how gracious she was to God for giving her the opportunity to approach Him again. And if she were here, she would also share with everyone present to draw closer to the Lord. I want to share with you some verses from the word of God: "Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am meek and lowly in heart; and you will find rest for your souls; For my yoke it is easy, and my burden light."Matthew 11:28-30Andrea was not perfect, but she had many perfect attributes. She was a woman of love. Strength. Honor. Generosity. Joy. Happiness. Although this time is sad, there is also happiness. Yama is no longer suffering. These Days are not greater than the Days of her life. Go ahead of today and continue remembering all the good things about her life. The light will always conquer the dark. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Andrea Marquez, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Eugene Gordon Gohl
Dec 20, 1935 - Feb 12, 2024
Eugene Gordon Gohl, born in Yakima, Washington on December 20, 1935, passed February 12, 2024. Gene is preceded in death by his parents Fred and Lorena Gohl, sister Joan and brother Wayne. He is survived by his loving wife Karen Gohl. Siblings: Darlene Todd, and Allen Gohl. Children: Ginia (Clifford) Olney, Russell (Candace) Gohl, Teresa Gohl, Jodie (Scott) Rosencrance, Martin Gohl, and Michael (Anna) Gohl. Grandchildren: Benjamin Olney, Danyel Olney, Clifford Jr(Tina) Olney, Karmon Rosencrance, Matthew Rosencrance, Britani Gohl, Josie Gohl, and Emily Gohl. Great-grandchildren: Taylor (Chase) Mears, Tristen Olney, Mahala Olney, Brodey Olney, Annette Olney, Xander Olney, Scarlett Olney and Koyote Walker. Great-great-grandchildren: Theodore Olney and Oliver Mears. Services to be held at . Reception immediately following service. Brookside Funeral Home is caring for the family. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .
Mark P. Clayton
May 18, 1960 - Jan 21, 2024
Mark P. Clayton was born May 18, 1960, to proud parents Patrick and Kathleen Clayton. He passed away on January 21, 2024, in his lifelong home, surrounded by family.Mark attended grade school in Parker Heights and graduated from Wapato High School in 1979. He enjoyed listening to music, going camping and water skiing, and spending time with his friends, parents, siblings, cousins, and grandparents. In 1980, he shared his birthday with Mt. Saint Helens, partying as the ash covered the valley.Mark was a hard worker. He worked at the Kelly Oil Truck Stop in Toppenish, and then the Gear Jammer Truck Stop in Union Gap. He found joy in watching the "Big Rigs" as they rolled in for service. He carried this love of big vehicles throughout his life. Having learned to farm from his father and grandfather, Mark spent the majority of his adult life as an orchardist. Mark accumulated countless hours outdoors, tending fruit trees, driving the 4-wheeler to change water, mowing fields, and more. When not working on the farm, he manicured his beloved yard, trimming the trees and bushes and attending to the grass. He also had an uncanny ability to know the weather, often claiming that he could "feel it" before anyone else.Mark met his wife, Lynda, while they were in school, and shared 42 years of marriage. They raised three children, Kimberly, Tyler, and Kristin. They have nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He will be missed.Brookside Funeral Home is caring for the family. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.brooksidefuneral.com. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Mark P. Clayton, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Paul Glenn Moline
Jul 23, 1963 - Jan 23, 2024
In loving memory of Paul Moline, a devoted husband, loving father, caring brother, and cherished son. His kindness, wisdom, and warm heart touched the lives of those around him. May he rest in peace, leaving behind a legacy of love and precious memories. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Paul Glenn Moline, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Jan 27, 1953 - Jan 10, 2024
Karin Linder, age 70, was born on January 27, 1953 in Clarkston, Washington and passed on January 10, 2024 at Multicare-Yakima Memorial Hospital. This brief notice is provided for family and friends to leave memories and condolences. No services currently planned. Brookside Funeral Home is caring for the family. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .
Kevin Martin DeMerritt
Apr 02, 1965 - Jan 07, 2024
Kevin Martin DeMerritt, age 58, passed away suddenly, on January 7, 2024, in Moxee, Washington. Kevin was born at Bellevue Memorial Hospital. He is the son of Larry DeMerritt and Judy Gardner. When he was a junior in high school he moved to Prosser, Washington, where he worked at the local grocery store, Evan Bro’s Market. He was known for his blue Volkswagen Bug and hanging out with his best friend, Dwight. He graduated from Prosser High School, home of the Mustangs, in 1984. Kevin married Marla Dunning, of Prosser, and had two children. He was a dedicated and loving father. His kids were his world. He was known for his big Saturday breakfasts and silly quotes. In the fall of 1998, he took a chance on a good friend, Dave Fergus, and helped start Dave’s dream business, Avalanche Distributing. Kevin was Dave’s first delivery driver. When Avalanche sold, in April of 2022, to Dillanos Coffee Roasters, Kevin still stayed on as a driver with DCR. Kevin was known all over the valley for delivering coffee products to local coffee shops. On a lot of weeks, he would cover almost 1,000 miles serving his customers. He always said, “I do the miles to see the smiles.” Kevin is known for his love of the open road, a good Bob Seger song, and the outdoors. He was happiest when he was out hunting, fishing, camping, or boating. He shared that passion and love for the outdoors with his children, grandchildren, and friends.He is survived by his daughter, Kaitlin Yoerger (Mike), son, Kyle DeMerritt, grandchildren, Molly and Brooklyn Yoerger, father, Larry DeMerritt (Dotty), sister, Kim Mortensen, best friend, Dwight French (and family), and many more loved ones. He is preceded in death by his mother, Judy Gardner, and friend, Dave Fergus. A Celebration of Life for Kevin will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 12:00pm, at Brookside Funeral Home (500 W. Prospect, Moxee, WA). Brookside Funeral Home is caring for the family. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.brooksidefuneral.com. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Kevin Martin DeMerritt, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Feb 12, 1938 - Dec 27, 2023
Estella (Paz) Tamez was born on February 12, 1938 in Ramirez, General Terán, Nuevo León, Mexico. She was the oldest daughter to parents Jesus Paz and Andrea Moreno. In 1953, at the age of 16, she met the love of her life Manuel Rodriguez Tamez. She was barefoot working in a cotton field, and he was passing by on his black horse. He could not take his eyes off her. Their love grew quickly from there through secretly delivered handwritten letters. They married February 23, 1954 and throughout their marriage were blessed with ten children. They built a life in the United States that was built on a foundation of hard-work and dedication to family. Estella had a warrior mindset which made her truly extraordinary. She was fearless, protective and quick witted. She faced all challenges with courage, strength, and determination, which in turn, instilled bravery and strength into all of her children. Estella also had a softer side. Throughout her life, she loved cooking delicious Mexican food for family and friends, spending countless hours growing and nurturing her garden, making people laugh until their cheeks hurt with her comical side, volunteering her time in many capacities, and attending her favorite Catholic Church. Her body came to rest and her soul left this earth on December 27th, 2023. She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. We know that there was a beautiful heavenly reunion with those gone before her. Estella is preceded in death by her husband, Manuel, her daughter, Yolanda Tamez Enfield and two sons, Jose Tamez and Robert Tamez. She is survived by her children, Frank (Penny) Tamez, Ted (Kelli) Tamez, Marilu Tamez Garcia, Gary Tamez, Letty Tamez, Nora Tamez, Mara (David) Stattner, Derek Tamez and daughter-in-law Mary Tamez as well as twenty-one grandchildren, thirty-five great grandchildren, and twelve great great grandchildren. Estella worked dutifully throughout her life and her job here on this earth is now done. Her legacy of determination, resiliency, and bravery has left a lasting impression of her loved ones that will carry on for generations. ¡Viva Nuevo León! Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 12, 2024 starting with a Vigil from 8:00am to 12:15pm at Brookside Funeral Home in Moxee, WA. Funeral Mass is at 12:30pm at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, also in Moxee. Procession will follow to the graveside service at Terrace Heights Memorial Park with Reception to follow (location tbd). Flowers can be sent to Brookside Funeral Home at 500 W Prospect Rd, Moxee, WA 98936. Brookside Funeral Home is caring for the family. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.brooksidefuneral.com. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Estella Tamez, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Died : Dec 19, 2023
Austin Reed-Baughter, age 15, passed on December 19, 2023 at Multicare-Yakima Memorial Hospital. This brief notice is provided for family and friend to leave memories and condolences. Brookside Funeral Home is caring for the family. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .
Apr 21, 1925 - Dec 21, 2023
Nancy always told us that "it's a great life if you don't weaken". She lived by that motto, but always showed love and compassion in her strength. Born on April 21, 1925, in Yakima, she passed away on December 21, 2023 at the age of 98.As a child of the Great Depression, she remembered the struggles of the vulnerable and weak in her daily life. She had a huge heart for the underdog and instilled in us a sense of responsibility and caring for others.Nancy was raised in a ranching family and business known as the Coffin Sheep Company. She enjoyed many days riding her horses at the Wenas ranch and helping with round up and care of the animals that she loved. She attended Roosevelt Elementary, Franklin Junior High and graduated from Yakima High School. She saved all of her papers and artwork from her education and beyond and insisted that we comb through it all before her death. To say that she never threw anything away might be an understatement.As a young woman, she attended Whitman College and the University of Washington. Interestingly, though she valued education highly, she never graduated from either institution. Perhaps that was because she met a dashing young Virginian, Arthur Preston Hutton, on a bus ride from Seattle to Yakima. They fell in love, married and made a life together for 34 years.Nancy was an artist. She created many paintings and drawings, forcing some of us to pose for hours at a time, or so it seemed. She took pains to design and build or remodel many of the family homes where we lived. She had an eye for fashion and style. Later in life she and her partner, Steve Vingo, founded Galaxy Stained Glass and created many beautiful works of stained glass, some of which still grace local homes.Nancy was a traveler and adventurer. She enjoyed trips to many countries, but the one that impressed her the most was joining the Peace Corps in 1971. Writing home, she said that at her age she had never imagined bargaining for live chickens in the souks of Casablanca.Nancy was a proud and loving parent, grandparent and great grandparent. She encouraged and supported her sons, James (Robin) and Jon (Pam). Scouting and 4H leader, driver, nurse, sports fan, banker and teacher, Mom did it all for us. As the family grew, she did many of the same things for her grandchildren, David, Riyon, Whitney, Paige, Trevor and Alex. Nancy loved hosting large family gatherings and was a fabulous chef. Her books of recipes have a place in family lore. She arranged many ping pong games in her basement for friendly competitions.She will be remembered as a person of principle and integrity by all of us. She always told us that the United States was the greatest country in the world where anyone could succeed if effort was made. She cherished her friendships, many going back eighty years or more. She wrote cards and letters of humor and encouragement to all of us over her lifetime. As mentioned, she believed in the power of education and returned to school in her late fifties to earn a nursing degree from Yakima Valley College.Nancy was predeceased by her parents, Stanley and Carol Coffin, her brother, Dr. Stan Coffin and her grandson, Alex Hutton.The family wishes to thank Good Samaritan Health Care Center for their care during