Frances Mehrer, 91, a longtime Yakima Valley resident died on Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, in Prosser.

She was born Dec. 4, 1918 to Carl and Francis (Pachacek) Smasne. She attended Byron Elementary School and Mabton High School.

She married Albert Mehrer on Aug. 3, 1937 in Yakima. She is survived by one son, Albert Mehrer Jr., of Novato, Calif.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; six great- great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joe Smasne, of Arizona and Hank Smasne, of Sunnyside; and one sister, Anne Hurst, of California.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Mehrer; one, Joseph Mehrer; two sisters, Emily Sparks and Elsie Gress; and two brothers, Frank Smasne and Charles Smasne.

Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Grandview Cemetery.

Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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