Daniel R. Salinas age 80, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Daniel was born on July 21, 1932 to German and Romana (Reyes) Salinas in Weslaco, Texas. He received his early education in Texas. In 1950 he married Olivia Olivarez in Yakima, WA. Daniel worked at Twin City Foods and retired after 27 years of service. He was a big Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners fan and loved watching his grandchildren play sports, he enjoyed John Wayne and Clint Eastwood movies and took great pride in his black camaro. Daniel also enjoyed being outdoors and cherished the time he could spend with his family and friends. Daniel was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grandview, WA. Daniel is survived by his wife Olivia Salinas of Sunnyside, WA. His children Virginia Rickertsen of Richland, WA. Sylvia Chavez of Pasco, WA. Anna Salinas of Benton City, WA. Elva (Max) Saldana of Sunnyside, WA. Lillie (Lupe) Bazaan of Sunnyside, WA. Daniel (Irene) Salinas of Seattle, WA. Joe (Nellie) Salinas of Seattle, WA. and Fernando Salinas of Portland, OR. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren, his sisters Maria Molina and Rita Esquierdo and his brothers Jesse, Jason, and Jimmy Salinas. He is preceded in death by his parents and one grandson and one son in law. Viewing and visitation will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2013 from 2:00 – 8:00 PM with a recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 PM at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Sunnyside, WA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside, WA. with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, WA. Those wishing to sign Daniel’s on line memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com. Smith Funeral Homes Ltd. in charge of arrangements.