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Steven John Perez | Obituaries

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Steven (Steve) John Perez designed his way dwelling to heaven on Saturday August 14, 2021, after dropping a limited struggle with the COVID-19 virus.

Steve was born to Frank and Mary Perez on January 22, 1946, in Yakima, WA wherever he stayed and raised his spouse and children. He attended Adams Elementary, Washington Middle University and A.C Davis Large Faculty, graduating in 1964. He then joined the US Navy and served aboard the USS Firedrake. Steve served in the Vietnam war wherever he was awarded three accommodations — The Nationwide Defense Company Medal, The Vietnam Provider Medal (bronze star) and the Vietnam Marketing campaign Medal.

Steve satisfied the really like of his lifetime, Velma Herrera in 1970 and they have been married soon thereafter. They have two children, Carol Perez and Stephanie Perez. They also have two grandchildren, Julia Rodriguez and Steven Rodriguez.

Steve started his function vocation at Boise Cascade and worked there for lots of quite a few many years. He then attended Perry Tech to become a machinist. Putting individuals expertise to use, Steve was then utilized by Orchard Rite Constrained in Union Hole WA, where by he retired in 2011. “After Retirement,” he joined his wife and daughters at their relatives-owned organization, Perez Insurance policy, the place he labored until finally the time of his demise.

Steve was an avid Mariner, Seahawk, and UW Husky lover, constantly sporting the ideal gear although cheering his teams on. His daily life revolved around his family members and good friends as he expended most of his time with his wife, daughters, grandchildren and local siblings. Coming from a extremely large spouse and children, you could constantly find his contagious smile in the middle of his spouse and children gatherings. Steve was a person of pretty couple of words with a fantastic feeling of humor. He also experienced a adore for animals especially canine, leaving guiding a extremely sad Peggy, the extended-haired purple heeler/golden retriever. He also had a particular spot in his heart for his fur-grandbabies, Rocky, Sammy, Jaxson, Chuco and Cue.

Steve could also be identified supporting our nearby teams with period tickets to the Yakima Solar Kings basketball and Yakima Pippins baseball groups.

Steve was preceded in demise by his mom and dad, Frank and Mary Perez and 5 siblings, Frank, Diana, Jean, Ron and Daniel. He is survived by his spouse Velma of 51 several years, daughters Carol Perez (Michael Wilkins) Stephanie Perez, of Yakima, WA and grandchildren Julia Rodriguez and Steven Rodriguez his siblings, Carol Walters, Mary Lou (Julio) Pastrana, Bonnie (Rod) Mundell, Roberta Perez, Anita (Anthony) Ross all of Yakima, WA, John Perez of Utah, James (Judy) Perez of Yakima WA, and a number of cousins, nieces, nephews and his precious pet dog, Peggy.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, August 27, 2021 at 10:00 am at Holy Household Catholic Church in Yakima, WA, with Interment quickly following at Calvary Cemetery. A Luncheon following Interment will be at Holy Spouse and children Church in the Fr. Murtagh Collecting Hall. Loved ones requests that ALL visitors don masks all through the providers to enable stop the spreading of this awful pandemic. In lieu of flowers, truly feel totally free to donate to Wags to Riches in Steve’s memory and deliver in care of Brookside Funeral Residence (PO Box 1267, Moxee, WA 98936) who is caring for the family. Reminiscences and condolences can be shared at www.brooksidefuneral.com.