OBITUARY

Verna Marie Coleman

November 27, 1933February 4, 2019

Verna Marie Coleman passed away February 4, 2019. Verna was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia on November 27, 1933. She moved to Yakima in the early 1960s where she met the love of her life, Albert R. “Sonny” Coleman, and they married in June of 1961. Early in life she was a supervisor at Bailey Manufacturing Company. She had a long career as a line supervisor at Snokist Fruit Packing working both in apples and in cherries. She and Sonny would often make ends meet by working two jobs supporting the fruit and hop harvest around the valley.

To simply know her was a blessing; when she spoke, you listened. Together, she and Sonny took every chance to be with close family and friends. Her door was always open to those from all walks of life, and they welcomed countless foster children into their home throughout the years. She enjoyed going to bingo, finding treasures at yard sales and second hand stores, camping, fishing, hosting family reunions, crafting, and being life-long members of the Yakima County Sheriff’s Posse.

She is preceded in death by Albert “Sonny,” her youngest son John, three sisters, Eve, Winnie, and Vera, brother Ronald, brother-in-law Bob, and daughter-in-law Rhonda.

She is survived by her sons William “Billy,” and Albert (Cindy); sister-in-law Dolores; daughters-in-law Lou Anne and Pamela; foster children Deidra, Keisha, and Deion; grandchildren: Tara (Jack), Dina (Daniel), Kari (Patrick), Ryan, John (Shawna), Cody (Tesia), Rory, Michelle, and Denise (Junior); great grandchildren: Rachel, Brittany (Scott), Garrett, Johnathan, Eathan, Jayde, Mackenzie, Alexis, Kasen, Caige, Ashleigh, and Jayson; and great-great grandchildren: Cody, Mason, Giovanni, Gwenabelle, and Avirlynn. She is remembered by countless nieces and nephews, and those who may not have been a relation but still called her Mom, Auntie or Grandma.

Viewing will be at Keith and Keith from 4 pm - 8 pm Monday, February 11, 2019. Services will be Tuesday, February 12, 2019 beginning at 11 am, at Rainier Memorial Chapel in Terrace Heights, followed by a graveside service at Terrace Heights Memorial Park.

To share a memory of Verna, visit www.keithandkeith.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Verna is preceded in death by Albert “Sonny,” her youngest son John, three sisters, Eve, Winnie, and Vera, brother Ronald, brother-in-law Bob, and daughter-in-law Rhonda.

    She is survived by her sons William “Billy,” and Albert (Cindy); sister-in-law Dolores; daughters-in-law Lou Anne and Pamela; foster children Deidra, Keisha, and Deion; grandchildren: Tara (Jack), Dina (Daniel), Kari (Patrick), Ryan, John (Shawna), Cody (Tesia), Rory, Michelle, and Denise (Junior); great grandchildren: Rachel, Brittany (Scott), Garrett, Johnathan, Eathan, Jayde, Mackenzie, Alexis, Kasen, Caige, Ashleigh, and Jayson; and great-great grandchildren: Cody, Mason, Giovanni, Gwenabelle, and Avirlynn. She is remembered by countless nieces and nephews, and those who may not have been a relation but still called her Mom, Auntie or Grandma
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Cody Brown
  • Daniel Marshall
  • John Coleman
  • Patrick Isaak
  • Rory Coleman
  • Ryan Harvey
  • Deidra Atkins, Honorary
  • Jayde Coleman, Honorary
  • Lexi Brown, Honorary
  • Mackenzie Isaak, Honorary
  • Michelle Kauffman, Honorary
  • Zoe Corpuz, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

Verna Marie Coleman

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Earl Lee

February 8, 2019

I have very fond memories of Verna.We even ran across each other at some yard sales.I even have memories of my younger days when the families would meet at Sonny and Verna's for great times.Love you l always will.

Alicia DeLosSantos

February 7, 2019

I met Verna and Sonny when i was just a young girl. I was over at there home more then my own. They lived just a few houses down the road. I went on horse rides, camping, playdays with there family for years. Verna is a caring, loving, strong lady. Verna helped so many people even when she wasn't feeling very well herself. She loved her family, grandkids, friends very much. They loved her right back. I will forever cherish the memories I have of this amazing person. I love you Verna.

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