March 4, 2015
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1119 Meade Ave. 786-7787
613 7th Street
Prosser, WA 99350
Ronnie Lee Perkins

Ronnie Lee Perkins, 61, of Prosser, died peacefully at his home on March 2, 2015. 
He is survived by his wife, Gwen, of Prosser; son, Cole Perkins of Bonney Lake; daughter, Angie Perkins of Truckee, CA; his mother, Eilene Perkins, sister, Pam Barnhart and brother, Dave Perkins all of Prosser.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 7 at Bethel Church in Prosser.  Viewing will be held at Prosser Funeral Home on Friday from 4:00-7:00 p.m.   A full obituary will run in next week's edition.  You may leave a message of condolence for the family at
Juan M. Uribe
August 7, 1938 February 24, 2015
Juan M. Uribe Sr., 76, formerly of Grandview, died on February 24, 2015 in Seattle. He was born on August 7, 1938 in Mexico.  He moved from Texas to Grandview in 1968.
Juan is survived by seven children; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; three sisters; one brother; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Nelle J. Travaille          
February 7, 1932 - February 24, 2015
Nelle J. Travaille, 83, of Prosser, peacefully went home to Heaven on February 24, 2015 at her home.
Nelle was born on February 7, 1932 in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Raymond and Agnes (Turley) Steelman.  She was raised and educated in Duncan, Oklahoma and graduated from Duncan High School in 1950.  She continued her education at Oklahoma State University and graduated with degrees in education and music in 1954. 
Nelle married Samuel Alexander Woodworth who was serving in the U.S. Air Force with Leonard Travaille, their neighbor.  As Sam left for Vietnam, he asked his friend, Leonard, to look after his wife and children. Unfortunately, Sam died in Vietnam on April 17, 1965.  Leonard kept the promise he made and while stationed in Bangkok, Thailand, Nelle came for a visit and the couple were married in Thailand on May 25, 1966.  Nelle and her children accompanied Leonard on several assignments including seven years in England.  After Leonard's retirement from the Air Force in 1977, they made their home in Apple River, Illinois where they remained until moving to Prosser in 2002.
Nelle taught elementary students at a military dependent school in England and later taught piano and organ lessons from home.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and served as church organist and in the Women's Missionary Group.  She loved bible studies and studying the bible in depth on her own.
Nelle loved quilting, crocheting, knitting, needle point, camping and was an avid reader.  She was a wonderful cook, often from scratch and also enjoyed canning and baking.    
Nelle is survived by her husband of forty-nine years, Leonard of Prosser; five children, Marvin Woodworth and his wife, Saundra of Corbin, Kentucky, Kathye DeLuca and her husband, Russell of Niceville, Florida, Chris Travaille and his wife, Crystal of Savannah, Georgia, Craig Travaille of Augusta, Kansas and Alan Woodworth and his wife, Laura of Kansas City, Missouri; seventeen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Bays and her husband, Glen of Stillwater, Oklahoma and Rayma Pinney and her husband, Lan of Lena, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.  She was also preceded in death by her parents.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27th at Calvary Baptist Church in Prosser.  Memorial contributions may be made to the music fund at the church.  You may leave a message of condolence for the family at

Stanley (Gilfred) Beavan
January 30, 1933 February 16, 2015

Stanley (Gilfred) Beavan, age 82, died February 16th at his home, surrounded in love by his children.
Stan was born January 30, 1933 in Ava, Missouri at the Beavan homestead to Gilfred and Audrey Beavan.  He moved to Grandview with his parents at the age of 12.  He graduated from Grandview High School with the class of 1950 and married his high school sweetheart, Norma Ann Puterbaugh in 1952.  They moved to California during the two years Stan was in the Army.  Upon returning to Grandview, Stan and Norma Ann moved into the home in which he has lived since 1955.
Shortly thereafter, Stan, Norma Ann and her parents, Ray and Opal Puterbaugh, founded Puterbaugh Construction.  Stan was the best concrete finisher around and had a great reputation for his skills and quality projects.  He taught a large majority of the cement finishers in the Lower Valley the cement finishing techniques he was known for, yet no one could match his knowledge and skill.  Stan really enjoyed teaching, sharing his knowledge and working on the job with son Kelley and son-in-laws, Dean and David. 
Stan's customers and colleagues held him in high regard due to his honesty and integrity.  Both he and Norma Ann retired by selling the business to son Gary in 1999.  For more than 60 years, Puterbaugh Construction has been a highly respected general contractor in industrial and agricultural construction.
After retirement Stan and Norma Ann spent a lot of time together at their second home in Cle Elum and enjoyed traveling the country doing research for their families' genealogy.  Norma Ann passed away in 2004 after 52 wonderful years of marriage. He always called her "His Little Dutch Girl" and never stopped missing her.
After Norma Ann's passing, Stan took his daughters on a trip to Missouri to show them the homestead where he was born and raised, as well as many places in Missouri and Arkansas that he and Norma Ann had visited and enjoyed in the past.  He later took his son, Gary, on the same trip.  His kids will forever remember their vacation with their dad and the special times they've spent with him over the years.
Stan was preceded in death by: his parents, first wife Norma Ann, and son, Kelley Beavan.  He is survived by: his second wife, Marjorie of Chandler, Arizona; children; Gary Beavan (Greg Sheets) of Yakima, Terri White (Dave) of Grandview and Vicki Banker (Dean) of Prosser, eight grandchildren, Tiffani Rowland (Cole), Andy White (Erin), Luke White (Christina), Shyla and Shelly Banker, Caressa Keller, Breanna Barnes (Nathan) and Brittney Beavan (David).  He is also survived by great-grandsons Jackson and Ryan Rowland and Bryson Gold and great-granddaughters Makenzie Eden, Gabrianna Keller and April Davis and his canine companion, Daphne, who loved and kept him company to the end.
The family credits the extended time they had with their father to his excellent caregiver—Tish Galvan who always referred to Stan as "Boss". She is an amazing, caring and beautiful person and will always remain a part of our family.
A memorial service celebrating Stan's life will be held this Saturday, March 7, at 11:00 a.m. at the Latter Day Saints Church, 1835 Highland Dr., Prosser, WA.  Lunch will be served following the service.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Children's Hospital in Seattle or the charity of your choice.
Our father was one of the greatest men we ever knew.  He will be greatly missed, loved and honored forever in our hearts.