He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Della Duran, and brother Larry Duran., He is survived by the love of his life, Carolynn Parker; his children, Jackie, Jennifer, Brian (Carolynn), Brandon (Valerie) Duran; his siblings, Tony (Sylvia) Duran, Geno (Debbie) Duran, Geri (Alan) Scott, Martha (Roland) W. Cropi; grandchildren, Hannah, Dennis, Eliot, Austin, Addy, Jessie Duran and unborn granddaughter; the mother of his daughters, Joyce Black; and the mother of his sons, Debbie Kane.
John Mowery passed away at the age of 72 on Monday, August 30, 2010, at home, with his family. Born in 1937, he was raised on an orchard in Kennewick, WA and was a Kennewick Lion, class of 1956. He and his wife, Judith, raised their two kids, Eric and Elaine, on a small farm out on Harrington Road, outside of West Richland, WA.
She was born on October 21, 1923, in Prosser to Thomas and Clara (Hansen) Gavin. Kay graduated from Prosser High School with the Class of 1941. She worked at JCPenney and Pop’s Soda Shop until her marriage to Walter Carlson in 1949. Walt and Kay farmed in West Prosser for 33 years and raised grapes, asparagus and cattle. She loved gardening and enjoyed dancing, sewing and reading.
She will be laid to rest with her parents, Tomas and Margarita Riojas; her brothers and sister, Andrew, Tiodoro, and Tomasa Riojas; as well as one nephew, Victor Cuellar. Lupe is survived by her children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and many other family and friends. Lupe Riojas was a very strong independent woman who was loved by many. She will stay in our thoughts and be truly missed.
Macky worked for the Kennewick School District as a clerk for 15 years and continued to meet with her ‘lunch bunch’ from the district on a regular basis., After retiring, Macky and Carl traveled all over the world and visited all 50 states., Macky was passionate about arts and crafts. She was a member of Beaux Arts, where she displayed and sold many unique pieces, including oil paintings, pottery, wood carvings, dolls, and tole painting. Carl ‘willingly’ accompanied Macky on numerous driftwood hunts and clay excavations around the Pacific Northwest and rewarded himself by using some of her ‘earnings’ to play cards and dice at O’ Henry’s Coffee Shop with the boys downtown., Along with arts and crafts, Grandma Macky enjoyed cooking and baking for a family of 12, which would have fed most families of 20 … she had some pretty big grandsons!, Grandma Macky is survived by her daughter, Sally Preszler; her grandchildren, (great-grandchildren) Mike and Darcy (Nick, Nate, and Mia), Dan and Jen, Steve and Kristen (Peyton and Tanner), Mark and Janet (Jack, Jacob, and Max), Brian and Terry (Adeline), Kathy and Kim (Ryan) and seven step great-grandchildren. Grandma Macky was blessed to have been a part of each of her great-grandchildren’s, lives. Grandma will be missed, but we know that she is having a good time with Grandpa Carl and her boys, and still trying to get the winning hand in a game of gin with Carl, despite his flexible card rules.