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1119 Meade Ave. 786-7787
613 7th Street
Prosser, WA 99350
Freada Schneider
May 17, 1931 June 26, 2015
On June 26, 2015, Freada Schneider left this earth to join her husband, Howard, after thirteen years apart.  Freada was a life-long resident of Prosser and member of Messiah Lutheran Church.  She was born in Prosser on May 17, 1931 to David and Pauline (Achziger) Hettich.   She retired from Seneca Foods.
Freada enjoyed ruthless games of Rummikub with her three sisters that would keep them up all night laughing and calling each other "Cheater."    She also enjoyed shopping, and even if she was tired, she was always ready to go again.  Freada was often heard to say "Have purse will travel," especially when she was invited to go to Columbia Center and enjoy Ivar's clam chowder with her family. 
She enjoyed spending time with her family and will be deeply missed.
Freada is survived by her loving children, Linda and Bob Gravelle of Yakima, Cynthia and Randy Raver of Prosser, Howard Schneider (Nancie Bishop) of Prosser and Debra and Jeff Shields of Prosser; three grandchildren, Christopher Raver of Prosser, Jason Raver and his wife, Erika of West Richland and David Shields of Prosser; and soon to be born great-grandson, Jacob Wesley Raver in September.  She is also survived by her special sisters, Emma Howe of Forks, WA; Mary (Don) Turner of Olympia; and Polli (Bob) Walsborn of Kennewick.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step-mother, Elizabeth; and her husband, Howard in 2002.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Prosser Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 2015, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 801 Luther Lane, Prosser, WA.  Concluding services and burial will follow in the Prosser Cemetery.  In lieu of Flowers, donations can be made through the National Kidney Foundation,  You may leave a message for the family at
Nighty Nite-God Bless

Kay Annette McCoy Williamson Vancik
September 2, 1936 May 25, 2015
Jesus told her,"I am the resurrection and the life.Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die." John 11:25-26a

Kay Vancik passed into eternal life on May 25, 2015, in Portland, Oregon, with family at her side.
She was born September 2, 1936, alongside twin brother "Dick," in Spokane, Washington, to Dale and Katherine (McGonigle) McCoy.
Kay grew up in Palouse, Washington, and graduated high school as co-salutatorian. She earned an associate degree from Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri.
She married Dwight Williamson in 1956. To this marriage were born four children: Lynda, Brian, Kevin and Laura.
While Dwight completed his schooling to become a physician and established his medical practice, the family lived in Moscow, Idaho; Kansas City, Missouri; Portland, Oregon; and Sunnyside, Washington.
In 1972, Kay married Henry "Hank" Vancik. They lived in Grandview, Washington.
In 1984, Kay relocated permanently to Seattle and retired from The Boeing Company in 2004. She took great pride in her work at the Everett plant and enjoyed being part of an organization that created such large, complex, historic and famous aircraft including the 777.
Kay was an accomplished singer who enjoyed fine music; gardening; her lovely bell collection; reading; fishing and seafood; watching musicals and documentaries; traveling to all 50 states and several foreign countries; her pet cats; and above all her family.
She participated in Camp Fire, Boy Scouts and P.E.O. She believed in the personal responsibility of voting and didn't miss an election. She was devoted to helping others by being a blood donor and donated over 10 gallons during her lifetime.
Kay accepted Christ into her heart as a girl and cherished life as a "Bible basic believer." Her faith touched many and her citizenship in heaven brings great comfort to her children and extended family.
She is survived by her children Dr. Lynda Williamson (John Hindman) of Spokane; Kevin Williamson (Kelly) of Portland, Oregon; and Laura Holmlund (Greg) of Circle, Montana; seven grandchildren; sister Marian Hague of Fort Wayne, Indiana; twin brother Dr. Richard "Dick" McCoy (Erlys) of Spokane; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Kay is preceded in death by her parents; brother John "Jack" McCoy; and son Brian Williamson.
A memorial service to celebrate Kay's life will begin at 11 am, Friday, July 24, at South Hill Bible Church, 958 E. 29th Ave., Spokane. A committal in the family grave will follow at Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley Ave., Spokane.
Memorial gifts in Kay Vancik's name should be directed to Voice of Christ Media Ministries or the Red Cross.
Barbara Anne Lawton Rogers
July 8, 1942 June 2, 2015
Born July 8, 1942 to Robert and Helen Lawton in Ritzville, Washington.  Passed away June 25, 2015 in Spokane, Washington due to complications of cancer surgery.  Survived by her husband of 51 years, Ray B. Rogers of Alderdale, WA.  Also survived by her sister, Margaret Ott, and two brothers, Richard Lawton and Lawrence Lawton, and cousins, nieces, and nephews.   She graduated Washtucna High School and attended Holy Names Academy. 
Barb was a talented artist, potter, and an avid photographer.  She was a member of the Whitstran Arts Club of Prosser, WA.  
No services are being held.   Donations to the N. W. Cancer Care Foundation in Spokane, WA . (509)228-1000 

Benton County Sheriff's Log

June 25, 2015
Day Shift
15-07976        Theft                        1500 Block of 12th Street
The RP reported his lawn mower was stolen from his back yard. 
15-07979        Order Violation        Benton County Jail
A Benton County Deputy Prosecutor reported an order violation between a 32 year old male inmate and a girlfriend, whom the inmate has been calling.  There is a no contact order against the inmate having contact with the female.  A report was completed and sent to the Deputy Prosecutor.
15-07998        Narcotics                Benton County Jail
A female was transported to the Benton County Jail from another county and found to be in possession of a substance suspected to be methamphetamines.