Grace Emma Carlson, 79, of Yakima died Sunday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Carlson was born in Proctor, Colo., and was raised in Prosser. She also lived in Yamhill, Ore., before moving to Yakima in 2007. She worked more than 30 years at the Prosser Research and Extension Center, retiring in 1996.

Survivors include six children, Connie Crompton of Yamhill, George Bowen of Pasco, Fred Bowen of Kennewick, Sharon Davis of Yakima, Teresa Bolves of North Bend and Gordie Carlson of Pocatello, Idaho; two sisters, Evelyn Hosfield of Kennewick and Marjorie Corcoran of Richland; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Brookside Funeral Home and Crematory, Moxee. Burial will follow in Prosser Cemetery.