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.
Marlene F. Burruss, age 77 of Bellingham, passed away on Saturday August 28, 2010. She was born September 8, 1932 in Vancouver, B.C. to Jack and Iris Richardson. She grew up in Bellingham and graduated from Bellingham High School. Marlene was preceded in death by her former husband Frank Pomeroy and her second husband Bob Burruss. She is survived by her beloved fiancé Sammie Steinbach, her daughters Denise (Steve) Reynolds of Bellingham and Renee (Tom) Kennedy of Ferndale; grandchildren Mischele (Nevdon) Jamgochian, Stowe (Sheryl) Reynolds, Chandra (Jay) Troxell, Cale Reynolds, David (Janamily) Kennedy, Christina (Shane) Squire and Katie Kennedy (Eddie Lester); sister Lois (Wally) Davieau, several nieces and nephews and eight great grandchildren. Marlene was devoted to God and an active member of Fountain Community Church. She loved singing, camping and baking pies for family gatherings. Marlene always had a smile and a hug for everyone she met. She will be greatly missed. Memorial Services will be Monday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. at Fountain Community Church at the corner of Broadway and Halleck in Bellingham. You may share your thoughts or memories of Marlene Valley Funeral Home’s Website.
Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Trumbo, 85, passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2010. She was born in Wewoka, OK on May 19, 1925, to Thomas Manuel Creekmore and Georgia Shannon Logan. After graduation from high school, she attended Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater, OK. On October 1, 1943, at 18 years of age, she married Charles E. “Slide” Trumbo in St. Petersburg, FL, while Slide was serving in the Air Force.