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October 22, 2014
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1119 Meade Ave. 786-7787
613 7th Street
Prosser, WA 99350
509-786-1711
Sheriff's Log
Mary O'Daniel
July 5, 1920 Oct. 15, 2014
Mary O'Daniel, age 94, entered into rest on October 15, 2014 at Quail Hollow Care Center in Richland. She was born in Bridger, Montana on July 5, 1920 to Adam and Katherine (Rehn) Achziger. When she was 2 ½ years old, the family moved to the Yakima Valley where she graduated from Prosser High School with the Class of 1939. On December 21, 1939, Mary and
Jim O'Daniel were married in Sunnyside. The couple made their home in Idaho where he worked in the timber industry for four years. In 1945, they moved to Prosser and settled on a farm on Byron Road where they owned and operated a Grade A Dairy and grew sugar beets, corn, hay and mint for twenty-one years. Mary worked at Prosser Pack and Twin City Foods for twenty years until her retirement. They moved to Kennewick after selling their farm in Prosser where Jim worked for the Benton County Road Department. After his death, on April 12, 1976, she returned to Prosser.
Mary and Jim were 4H leaders. Mary was an avid gardener and a life time member of the Messiah Lutheran Church.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Carol Lum (Sheridan) of Prosser; four grandchildren, Gregory Lum (Wendy) of Hermiston, Melissa O'Daniel of Sacramento, CA, Jessicia O'Daniel (Chris) of Willits, CA, and Meloney Alfano (Gabe) of Santa Rosa, CA; eight great-grandchildren, Brandon and Tiana Lum, Noah O'Daniel-Woodward, Adam Woodward, Kayla O'Daniel-Lyman, Dylan Lyman, Kali O'Daniel-Alfano and Lexi Alfano; and daughter-in-law, Patricia O'Daniel of Granger.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Adam and Katherine Achziger; her husband, James O'Daniel on April 12, 1976; her son, Timothy James O'Daniel on July 23, 2002; her daughter, Betty Ann O'Daniel on June 22, 1947; her sister, Pauline Hettich; and her brothers, Ted, Adam, Sam, Fred and Clarence Achziger.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014 at the Prosser Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Prosser with a luncheon to follow for family and friends. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Prosser Funeral Home. You may sign the online guestbook and leave a message of condolence for the family at www.prosserfuneralhome.com.
Wilbur Irvin Long
Sept. 16, 1930 Oct. 16, 2014
Wilbur Irvin Long age 84 of Sunnyside, WA, passed away on October 16, 2014 in Sunnyside, WA. Irvin was born on September 16, 1930 in Opelika Alabama to Richard Irvin and Mary Beth (Lawson) Long, he was an only child, He attended school in Tuskegee Alabama. At the age of eighteen he joined the National Guard, at the age of 22 he enlisted into the Army and was located near Hanford in Washington State and continued serving until he was given an Honorable discharge in 1960. In 1954, he married Mary Jo Flary together they had six children. Irvin worked at Boeings, International Harvester company, Bleyhls Farm Service and Yakima Co-op until he retired. Irvin was a race car driver and mechanic; he built his own race car and raced at Sunny Grand in the 1960s. Irvin enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping he spent the summers with the family at Clear Lake and Connelly Lake. When Irv retired he begin collecting  clocks, cast iron skillets and old saw blades and had them painted with outdoor scenes, he gave them to the kids and friends for gifts.
Irvin is survived by his wife Mary Jo, two sons  Dennis (Donna) Long of Naches, Ken  (Faythe)  Long of Grandview, four daughters Shirley Burns of Sunnyside, Linda Becker of Olympia, Gayle Hays of Naches, and Carol (Lowell) Woods of Kent. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, a sister in law Betty Lou (Frank) Swenson of Marysville, nephews and one niece.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Neighborhood Assembly of God Church in Sunnyside, WA.  Those wishing to sign Irvin's online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematory in charge of arrangements.
Sandra Sue Floyd
Nov. 25, 1938 Oct. 10, 2014
Sandra Sue Floyd, 75, of Prosser, passed away on Friday, October 10, in Sunnyside of a long term illness. Sandra was born in Hinsdale, Illinois on November 25, 1938 to Dorothy (Ellis) and Ruble Stacy. She moved to the Yakima Valley at an early age and lived in the area for the rest of her life. In 1966 she met and married the love of her life Robert N. (Bob) Floyd. Together they owned a concord grape farm and operated an antique shop on their home property. Bob died in 1979 and Sandra remained true to him until they were joined in eternal rest. Sandra continued to do antique shows, enjoyed activities with her local doll club, and created beautiful needlework creations for many years. She was preceded in death by her son, Glen Ziegler in 2003. Survivors include son Jeffrey Floyd of Bend, Oregon and daughter Victoria Huston (Scot) of Benton City; granddaughters Ashlee and Cecilia of Bend; grandsons William of Bend and Chris of Las Vegas, Nevada; and two great-grandchildren Grace and Orion. She also had numerous distant relatives and friends that loved her dearly.
Viewing and visitation was Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Grandview, WA. A Graveside service was held Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. at East Prosser Cemetery in Prosser, WA. Those wishing to sign Sandra's online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com Smith Funeral Homes Ltd. and Crematory in charge of arrangements.
Monday, Oct. 13:
Theft        in the 1400 Block of Willow Way The RP reported that while his vehicle was parked across the street near the location, someone took his three drawer toolbox full of tools from the bed of his truck.
Order Violation in the 89000 Block of W. 134 PR NW The RP reported that upon returning home, she saw a neighbor cutting down a fence on their shared property line and discard the fence pieces onto her property.  There is a current court order in place between the two, but the neighbor did not say anything to her.  The neighbor denied putting any of the fence pieces onto the RP's property. 
Assault at Benton County Jail A report was taken of one inmate assaulting another inmate.  The assault started over some coffee and one inmate started yelling and swearing at the other.  One inmate then hit the other inmate several times.  Assault charges were forwarded to the Prosecutor's Office.