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Kenneth T. Sauve

Mar 22, 1924 - Dec 16, 2017
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Kenneth T. Sauvé, 93, of Yakima died Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Highgate Senior Living surrounded by his loving family.

 
He was born March 22, 1924 at his family home in Moxee, WA. He was the son of Isidore and Celestine (LaBissoniere) Sauvé.  He attended Holy Rosary Grade School in Moxee and graduated from Marquette High School in Yakima. After serving in the US Navy in World War II, he graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane.  On October 14, 1950 he married Lorraine Fortier, his beloved wife. They were married 64 years until her death, in January 2015.
 
Ken was a hop farmer and owned Hop Growers Supply in Toppenish until his retirement in 1986. Ken's employment took him to many parts of the world; Mexico, Europe, Japan, India, etc. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion. He served on the Catholic Credit Union Board in Yakima for 28 years. Additionally, Ken served on the Providence Hospital Foundation Board, the American Hop Museum Board in Toppenish, and served as Treasurer for the Andy Creek Cabin Owners Association for several years. Ken’s hobbies included hunting, fishing, golfing, and trips to Reno and the Nob Hill Casino. He also enjoyed attending his daughters’ and grandchildren’s sporting events. Spending time at his Rimrock cabin was another favorite pastime. Ken believed you have to have a sense of humor in this life, and was always ready to brighten your day with a joke. His most endearing quality was his generosity, always giving to others of his time and resources.
 
We want to thank Highgate Senior Living for the tender care they offered Ken at his “home away from home” for the past 3 ½ years. Dad loved Highgate and we appreciate the love you showed him every day.
 
His survivors include his daughters and their husbands, Corinne & Dan St. Pierre of Vancouver, WA, Mary & Mike Smith of Tampa, FL, Kathy & Bob DeGooyer of Yakima, Nancy Sauvé-Nelson & Ralph Nelson of Redmond, WA, Carol & Lance Hoyt of Toppenish, Ellen & Barry Reifel of Yakima, and Cecile & Kevin Anson of Yakima, 16 grandchildren, Nicole, Michael, Brad, Darrin, Reid, Kristin, Hannah, Matthew, Andrew, Katie, Michelle, Ben, Lori, Sarah, Courtney, and Natalie; also 14 great-grandchildren. Sisters, Jean Simard of Yakima, Caren Benny (Ron) of Selah, Maxine Flynn of Renton, Darline McHenry, Annette Connelly (Dick) and brother, Lynn Sauvé (Lita), all of Yakima and sister-in-law, Marge Sauvé of Spokane. He was preceded in death by parents Isidore and Celestine Sauvé, wife Lorraine Sauvé, brother Gerald Sauvé, and granddaughter Brenda Reifel.
 
Viewing will be Wednesday, December 27, 2017, noon until 4:00 p.m. at Brookside Funeral Home, 500 W. Prospect, Moxee, WA. Following will be the Vigil Service at 6:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Moxee. The Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Moxee. Memorials may be made to LaSalle High School or Camp Prime Time, c/o Brookside Funeral Home, PO Box 1267, Moxee, WA 98936.
 
 

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Funeral service

Dec 28, 2017:11:00 AM

Holy Rosary Catholic Church

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Graveside

Holy Rosary Cemetery

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