Atanacia P. Soria, 96, of Sunnyside passed away at her son's home Saturday, June 21, 2008.

She was born May 10, 1912 in El Cubito, Guanajuato, Mexico to Domingo Palmas and M. Cruz Rosales.

Atanacia and her family moved to the valley in 1963 where she worked and raised her children.

She attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grandview for many years. She spent many enjoyable hours in her garden and caring for her flowers. She also loved raising chickens.

She is survived by three sons, Vincente Soria Jr. (San Juana) of Sunnyside, Jose P. Soria and Ernesto Soria (Bacilia), all of Grandview; two daughters, Maria I. Soria of Grandview and Juanita Torres of Sunnyside; 26 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one son, Sirilo Soria; four grandchildren; and two brothers.

Viewing and visitation will be held today, Monday, June 23, 2008, from 1 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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