October 7, 2015
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1119 Meade Ave. 786-7787
613 7th Street
Prosser, WA 99350
Molly Rae Matsumura
Dec. 4, 1997-Oct. 3, 2015
Molly Rae Matsumura was born December 4, 1997 in Spokane, WA and passed away on October 3, 2015 at the age of 17, in Prosser. She had lived in Prosser for 15 years.
Molly is survived by her parents, Bruce and Gail Matsumura and brother, Sam Matsumura, grandmother, Arlene Miller, uncles and aunts, Allen and  Shan Miller and Judy and John Filler,cousins Brandon (Amy) Miller, Justin (Kelly) Miller, Britt (Aaron) Burke, Taylor (Daneka) Bomar, Evan Filler and Nikki Filler. Molly was preceded in death by her grandparents, Kiyoshi and Sue Matsumura and Edwin (Bud) Miller.
Molly was a student of Prosser High School and Prosser Falls High School. She loved people.If she knew you 10 minutes she knew your life story. Her heart went out to all who were treated unfairly. She loved showing steers in 4-H and FFA, being social with her friends, movies, riding horses, running and rescuing orphans of all kinds especially kittens!
Services will be on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at 1 p.m., at the Church of the Nazarene, 500 N Elm Street, Grandview, WA.A time of fellowship and dessert will follow at the Prosser High School Multipurpose Room, 1203 Prosser Avenue, Prosser. A burial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 3 p.m., at the Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, WA.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo Livestock Improvement Fund, P.O. Box 27, Grandview, WA, 98930 or Out West Pet Rescue, 424 Wine Country Road #5, Prosser, WA, 99350.
Those wishing to sign Molly's online memorial book may do so at Funeral Home LTD and Crematory in care of arrangements.
Franklin Darrell Randolph
Nov. 5, 1934-Oct. 1, 2015

Franklin Darrell Randolph, age 80, entered into rest on October 1, 2015, at Cottage in the Meadow in Yakima.  He was born on November 5, 1934, in Great Falls, Mont., to Dale F. and Doris I. Allin Randolph.  He was raised and educated in Great Falls, Mont., through the ninth grade when the family moved to New Port, Wash.  After graduating from high school in New Port, Wash., he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Benning, GA. While in the Army, he met Martha Eiland and they were married on May 1, 1956, in Columbus, GA.  Frank continued his education at EWU in Cheney, Wash., where he received his Masters of Education. The couple made their home in Prosser in 1964 where Frank served as a special education teacher for the Prosser School District until his retirement.
Frank loved his community as evidenced by his community involvement and his Letters to the Editor at the Prosser Record Bulletin.  He stated several times that we can honor his life when we see someone in trouble, hurting, or down on their luck by simply "giving a damn and helping them out." Many knew him as Shaky Frank as he dined at many local restaurants and played poker at several establishments.  He was very imaginative many may not have known that he was a brilliant and clever poet writing anonymously under the name of Harlequin. He loved to dress up and decorate for Holidays such as Halloween and Christmas. He understood that being part of community meant to always give a damn in small and big ways. 
Shaky Frank was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Goofer Hoofer Square Dance Club, Walk to Emmaus, Prosser Eagles, VFW, Moose Lodge, Buena Vista Grange, Past Secretary and Board Member of the Prosser Lions Club, National Education Association, and El Centro De La Raza.
Frank is survived by his daughter, Renea Welker and son-in-law Richard Welker of Prosser; brother, Duane Randolph of Idaho; grandchildren, Sgt.Daniel Stubbs National Guard, Amber Stubbs of Bend Oregon, Genny Gonzalez and Sgt. Steven Gonzalez National Guard. He also treasured dearly his three beautiful great granddaughters, Amethyst, Dakota and Makayla.   
He was preceded in death by his parents; Dale and Doris Randolph; his wife, Martha Randolph; and youngest brother, Dell Randolph.
Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and for Wednesday, October 7 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., prior to the service, at Prosser Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at the Prosser Funeral Home with concluding services and burial, with Full Military Honors, at the Prosser Cemetery.  A Celebration of Life and reception will follow at the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Prosser. The church is handicap accessible. Please donate to the Barnabus Fund at the Covenant Presbyterian Church or Prosser Senior Center Meals on Wheels Program.
You may leave an online message of condolence for the family at 
Jerry Moore - July 17, 2014 and Edith Moore - September 17, 2015

Native son, Jerry Moore, and Edith Short, were married in Prosser on June 3, 1950.  Their long lives ended recently in Grass Valley, California.
Jerry succumbed to the effects of strokes at age 90 on July 17, 2014.  Edith, 92, passed away on September 17, 2015, surrounded by her two sons.
Jerry and his six siblings grew up on a homestead on Old Inland Empire Road.  They also lived in a series of houses in the city of Prosser that were built by their father, Greg Moore.
Edith was born in Telkwa, British Columbia, and spent her early years in Eastern Washington.
Jerry and Edith hired the Stone Brothers to build one of the first homes on Elm Street.  Many years later they purchased a small farm on Byron Road where they lived until they moved to the Central Oregon coast in 1970.
Jerry partnered with his brother-in-law, Jim Aubrey, for many years to operate the Mobil gas station across from the Prosser Post Office.  Edith worked at Prosser Memorial Hospital and for Drs. Sotta and Miller at the nearby clinic.
Like many in his family, Jerry contributed to his community.  He was a member and officer in the Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce).  Later he served as president of both the Prosser and Lower Valley Chambers of Commerce.
Jerry and Edith labored many nights to build Prosser parade floats and they arose early on Saturday mornings to deliver the float to parades around the Northwest.  They were also active at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church.
They continued their community and church involvement in Lincoln County, Ore., until 2011, when they moved to an assisted living community near their son, Larry, in Grass Valley. 
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Greg and Lillian, his brothers Francis and Reggie and sisters, Kay Miller and Eileen Aubrey Landwehr.  Jerry is survived by his brothers Keith (Beverly) of Prosser and Jim (Marlene) of Anacortes.
Edith was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Phoebe Short, brothers Earl and her sisters Mildred and Elsie.  She is survived by her brother Gordon of Edmonds.
Their son, Larry and his wife, Jan, live near Grass Valley while son, Ron and his wife, Connie live in Fairbanks, Alaska.  Jerry and Edith leave five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
They have numerous nieces and nephews in the Pacific Northwest, including Prosser residents Mike and Jeff Moore and Don and Kathy Aubrey.
A joint memorial service and remembrance will be held June 4, 2016, in Prosser.  Interment will be at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland on June 6, 2015, with a reception following. 
Condolences for their survivors and inquiries about the June events can be sent to Ron Moore, Box 83993, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99708.
Benton County Sheriff's Patrol/Corrections Divisions Activity

October 2, 2015
PATROL: D-Squad (Day Shift)  
15-12958, Custodial Assault, Benton County Jail: A Benton County Corrections Officer was assaulted by an inmate, while conducting an inmate check in D-pod.  The officer sustained two scratches on his face.  Inmate Smith was booked on a 72 hour hold. 
15-12950, DUI Accident, King Tull/Crosby Roads: Deputies were dispatched to the area for a vehicle accident involving a truck striking a fence.  A suspect was identified as the driver and found to be under the influence of marijuana.  He was arrested and a search warrant for blood was obtained. 
Benton County Meth Trafficker Sentenced to 10 Years

Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that that Francisco Sanchez-Hinojosa, 45, of Michoacán, Mexico, was sentenced for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. United States District Court Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr. imposed a ten-year term of imprisonment, to be followed by a five-year term of court supervision after Sanchez-Hinojosa is released from Federal prison.

Security issue contained at PHS

On Thursday, Oct. 1, Prosser High School administration and security took swift action when a report of a student at school with a knife was reported to security. According to PHS Principal Kevin Lusk."