Death Notices



Fred R. Ehart, 72, of Grandview died Friday, June 9, 2006, at Grandview Healthcare Center.

He was born Dec. 16, 1933 in Weed, N.M. to Tom R. and Anna Mae (Davis) Ehart. He received his education in Grandview, graduating with the Grandview High School Class of 1952. On Nov. 22, 1955, he married Beverly Everett in Grandview. From 1955 to 1977, he served in the U.S. Air force.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Ehart of Grandview; his children, Janette Ottinger and husband, David, Susan Ehart, Maria Carol Zona and husband, Nichols, James Ehart, Jeffery Ehart, Travis Ehart and wife, Blanca, Tamara Ehart and Anthony Ehart; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Anna Bell Moore and Ivel Blasdale; and one brother, John Ehart.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, William (Bill) Ehart; one sister, Tommye Richie; and one brother, Herbert.

Smith Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Kenneth Darrell Jensen, 85, of Fremont, Calif. died Saturday, June 3, 2006, at his home.

He was born June 12, 1920.

He is survived by his daughter, Jill Teater and husband, William, of Brighton, Colo.; one son, Jeffrey Jensen and wife, Linda, of Fremont; two brothers, Keith Jensen of Bickleton and William Jensen of Boise, Idaho; seven grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels was in charge of arrangements.


Herlinda B. Mercado, 67, of Sunnyside died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Yakima Regional Hospital.

She was born Oct. 10, 1938 in Durango, Mexico to Juan and Luz Barrios.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jesus Mercado of Sunnyside; her father, Juan Barrios of Durango, Mexico; three sons, Enrique Mercado and wife, Paula, of Sunnyside, Hernesto Mercado of Tempe, Ariz. and Roberto Mercado and wife, Teresa, of Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter, Alicia Godina and husband, Jesus, of Toppenish; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Luz Barrios; one son, Salvado Mercado; and her sister, Petra Alvarez.

Mass of Christian Burial were held Monday, June 12, 2006, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sunnyside with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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