Gabriel Rabadan Soto, 89, of Yakima died Aug. 30 at home.
Mr. Soto was born in Oxtotitlan, Mexico. He arrvied to Moxee in the 1940s to work for the government during the harvest. He returned to Mexico and operated his own farm until 1986, when he returned to the Yakima Valley.
Survivors include his wife, Asencion Rabadan Flores of Yakima; eight children, Juana Rabadan of Mexico, Bernardo Rabadan, Evelina Altamirano Rabadan and Enedina Rabadan, all of Yakima, Eufemia Rabadan of Tacoma, Maria Rabadan and Gregorio Rabadan, both of Moxee, and Guadalupe Rabadan of Michigan; a sister, Elfega Soto of Mexico; 38 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brookside Funeral Home and Crematory in Moxee, with a rosary service to follow at 6 p.m. Burial will be in Mexico.