We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter
your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you
can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.
George H. Rehaume
May 14, 1934 ~ September 2, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
12 Trees, Flowers, or Condolences have been shared with support of George's family - View on Tribute Wall
Read more about the life story of George and share your memory.
George H. Rehaume, Poppa or Grandpa to many throughout the local sport community, died peacefully early afternoon on September 2, 2023 in Sunnyside, Washington. George was the biggest fan and supporter with the BIGGEST heart. He will be missed but our sorrow is lessened knowing he is reunited with his wife of 54 years, Ruth A. Rehaume who we lost in April of 2023. They belonged together!
George was born on May 14, 1934 in Ontario Oregon to Edmund and Clara Rehaume. He spent his youth in Ronald, Washington and after school enlisted in the Navy, serving as Radio Operator for both, Korean and China Service. After his honorable service discharge from the Navy, he joined the Army Reserves. He became a Vehicle mechanic, attending training through the Army and Perry Tech and applied his knowledge and love for mechanics as a long time Sunnyside Bus Driver and Mechanic. He enjoyed a long career with the Sunnyside School District. George loved driving and planning trips. They took the grandchildren through long and wonderful trips all across the United States. They would not miss a sporting event to support family and cheered happily for both Sunnyside Grizzlies and Zillah Leopards.
George and Ruth were married in Yakima on October 18, 1970. George is preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruth Rehaume. He is survived by four adult children, Guy, Lori, Calvin and Clara, as well as Ruth’s sons, John, Rock, Todd (Shantia) and Kent, his Spanish daughter Cris (Cristina Klatovsky) many grandchildren (Shelby, Kristi, Bryce, Cade, Jennifer and Jackie) with special mention to Charlotte Layman (Rob) and Nicholas Steckler and his great grandson Cash Layman and Wyatt and Westin Layman. He also loved visits with their special niece Janet Hicks, Ruth’s cousin Doris Hinderlider and brother and sister in law Ron and Helen Blount. He is also survived by two brothers, Larry Rehaume and Jim Rehaume.
Viewing and visitation will be held on Wednesday September 6, 2023. Viewing and visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with Rosary and religious service following at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Those wishing to sign George's online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com Smith Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.