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Remembering Anthony, Huss, Castaneda

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Angela Anthony

Angela Ann Ahola Anthony
Director of Accounting Services

Angela Ann Ahola Anthony, 55, of Yakima, passed away Jan. 17, 2022 after a valiant battle with COVID-19. Angela became a born-again Christian at an early age and lived her life for Jesus.

Angela was born June 16, 1966 to Mark and Linda Ahola in Vancouver, Wash. She attended Hockinson School and graduated from Prairie High School in 1984. Angela created AAA Bookkeeping in Vancouver and later moved with her family to Naches and resided at the Flying H Boys Youth Ranch where she spent four pleasant years working as the secretary. She attended Yakima Valley Community College and Western Governors University receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting.

The family relocated to Yakima where they purchased a home along Ahtanum Creek. She worked for Memorial Hospice and Home Care. Moving onto Yakima Valley Community College, she served as the grants and contract manager. She was the director of accounting and business services at the time of her passing.

Angela met Michael Anthony her senior year in high school and they were married on July 26, 1986 in Reno, Nev. They have two incredible daughters, Alicia and Heather, and two granddaughters and two grandsons. She was a dedicated mother, wife and friend to all that knew her.

She loved visiting with friends and family, fishing and traveling with Michael in their motorhome. They just completed their second trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon two months prior to her passing. She loved sitting in the shade of her creek, reading and watching the hummingbirds claim their territory around her deck. She loved spending time with her daughters and grandchildren, who lovingly call her “gammy.”

She loved visiting with her parents with an anticipation of one day joining them in Montana.

Angela is survived by her husband Michael, her daughter Alicia Way and grandchildren Anna and Ben, and her daughter Heather Harvey and grandchildren Nathan and Linda.

She is also survived by her parents Mark and Linda Ahola, her brother Brandon Ahola, sister Yvette Tuttle, and grandfather Marion Wambach, as well as many cousins.

She is preceded by her brother Adam Ahola, her grandparents Alfred and Ruth Ahola, and grandmother Mary Wambach. Angela is also preceded by her mother-in-law Barbara Anthony Ballweber, her father-in-law Skip Ballweber, and her father-in-law Barney Anthony.

Brett Huss

Brett E. Huss
Retired Secretary Sergeant

Brett Earl Huss, 58, passed away on January 12, 2022 at Yakima Memorial Hospital with his wife and children by his side. Brett was born on December 31, 1963, to Earl & Patricia (Johnston) Huss in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Royal Citywhere he met his high school sweetheart, Jacque. Brett and Jacque were married September 20, 1986.

Early on, Brett was a security specialist for the Air Force and was stationed in Maine. He went on to earn his Associates of Arts in Law and Justice. He spent many years working for Yakima Valley Community College as sergeant of security until he medically retired.

Brett and Jacque built an amazing life together in Ellensburg. They had an undeniable love for one another, and it shows through their life and family that they built. Brett was a devoted husband and father to two children, Samantha and Taylor. He was always a hard worker, had a smile that would light up any room, a wicked sense of humor and a huge heart. He was an amazing artist, woodworker and horse show husband.

His wife may have been the love of his life, but his four grandchildren were the light of his life. From attending their sports and school events to helping them with schoolwork. From building with Legos to taking them for rides on his electric wheelchair, he was always their biggest supporter and cheerleader.

Brett is survived by his beautiful wife Jacque, daughter Samantha (Michael) Olson and their children Savannah and Bayleigh Olson, and son Taylor (Kristalyn) Huss and their children Kelten and Rinley Huss. Along with his parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, grandparents, many friends who are considered family and numerous pets.

Delia Castaneda

Delia A Castaneda
Instructional Tech I

Delia Castaneda, 52, of Sunnyside, Washington went home with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday evening, March 12, 2022.

Delia was born in Sunnyside, WA, August 16, 1969, to Joaquin and Maria Guadalupe (Lupina) Aranda. Delia attended Elementary and High School in Sunnyside, WA. She then attended Professional Beauty School in Wapato, WA and upon completion, received her Cosmetology License.

Delia was owner of “Delia’s Hair Closet”, beauty salon for 13 years. She then joined Harrison Middle School as a Para-Pro and continued to work at the school and at YVCC, Grandview, WA until she became full-time as a Lead Instructional Technician for the Adult Basic Education and English Language Arts program. She worked at the college for over 20 yrs; she was a great mentor to her students.

On December 21, 1987, she married Frank Castaneda III “Franko”, the love of her life. They welcomed two sons, or as she would say, “mis Gordos”.  They continued to make their home in Sunnyside, WA.
Delia enjoyed spending every minute with her “babies” (Grandkids). She was an amazing cook and baker. Delia also enjoyed listening to her tejano music, dancing, going to the casino, watching her soaps and shopping at Bath & Body Works for candles.  She loved relaxing with her family with a cold beverage in hand.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Frank Castaneda lll. Two sons, Frank IV (Lucy) Castaneda, and Justin (Lucy Munoz) Castaneda; three granddaughters: Serenity, Chassity, and Lexxity Castaneda, two sisters, Elvira (Julian Jr) Munguia and Minerva (Jorge) Cantu. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She will be greatly missed by all.

She is proceeded in death by her parents and her brother, Joaquin (Kino) Aranda Jr. Following the service, Delia will be laid to rest at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens.