Joseph A. LaChance

Joseph Andrew LaChance, 64, of Selah died March 3 at Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center.

Mr. LaChance was born in Yakima and grew up in Olympia. After graduation, he served in the Navy and then owned a farm in the Mattawa area before moving to Whidbey Island, and eventually to Selah.

Survivors include three daughters, Rhonda Byars of Yankee Hill, Calif., Melissa Shaw of Wenatchee and Samantha Hernandez of Mount Vernon; three sons, Rodney LaChance of Phoenix, Corey LaChance of Columbia Falls, Mont., and Ronald LaChance of Bonner, Mont.; a sister, Laura LaChance Hoffman of Scottsdale, Ariz.; 30 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

The family will hold a private funeral. Arrangements are by Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors, Yakima.