Husband: Lawrence Edwin Hicks (1)
Born: 05 Apr 1922 in Pasco, WA (2)
Married: 06 Jan 1945 in San Jose, California
Died: 24 Jan 2012 in Sunnyside, WA (3)
Spouses: Living
Wife: Ruby Elizabeth Luth (4)
Born: 26 Jan 1924 in San Jose, Santa Clara, California (5)
Died: 26 Oct 2015 in Sunnyside, Washington (6)
Father: Henry Christian Luth
Mother: Verna Pearl DeMouth
Spouses: William Stanley Miller
01 (M): Theodore Christian Hicks (7)
Born: 26 Dec 1945 in Pasco, Benton, Waashington
Died: 23 Nov 1979 in Camp Casey, South Korea
Spouses: Living
02 (?): Living
03 (?): Living
Additional Information

Ruby Elizabeth Luth:


Ruby “Bette” Elizabeth Hicks, 91, of Sunnyside, WA passed away on October 26, 2015 in Sunnyside, WA. Bette was born on Jan. 26, 1924 in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, the daughter of Henry and Verna (Demouth) Luth. On January 6, 1945 she married Lawrence Edwin Hicks in San Jose, CA. Bette worked as a general office clerk for General Foods Corp. (Birds Eye Division) and Mojonnier and Sons, Inc. Bette has been a longtime member of the Sunnyside Presbyterian Church. Bette was very involved in the community and had many many friends

Bette is survived by her children, April Flansburg; Robert (Jenny) Hicks all of Sunnyside; and Merrylee Celius and daughter-in-law; Susan Hicks. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren, some great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one son; Theodore (Ted) Hicks, one sister; Henrietta Williams, and one brother; John Henry Luth.

Viewing and visitation will be Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 2:00 to 8:00 pm at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, WA. Funeral service will be held Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Sunnyside, WA. Inurnment will take place at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens at a later date for family. Those wishing to sign Bette’s online memorial book may do so at Smith Funeral Home Ltd and Crematory in care of arrangements.

  1. Hicks, Bette - letter re DeMouth family tree 1976.
  2. Obituary, from Smith Funeral Homes and Crematory: Obituaries.


    Lawrence Edwin Hicks
    (April 5, 1922 - January 24, 2012)

    Lawrence Edwin Hicks

    Lawrence “Larry” Edwin Hicks, 89, of Sunnyside, WA passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 in Sunnyside, WA. Larry was born on April 5, 1922 in Pasco, WA the son of Callie T. and Elizabeth Mae (Kinney) Hicks. Larry graduated from Waitsburg High School with the Class of 1940. Larry served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1945. On January 6, 1945 he married Ruby (Bette) Luth in San Jose, CA. Larry worked as a laborer/foreman for J.A. Jones at Hanford until he retired in 1984. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, bowling, playing a card game called “Happy” at family reunions and he loved to laugh and joke around. Larry was a member of the Sunnyside Presbyterian Church. Larry is survived by his loving wife of sixty-seven years, Ruby (Bette) E. Hicks of Sunnyside, WA. Children, April Flansburg; Robert (Jenny) Hicks all of Sunnyside; and Merrylee Celius; Daughter-in-law, Susan Hicks. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Gary and Fred Flansburg, Tina, Trisha and Trena Hicks, Lorrie and Patrick Hicks, Traci and Oscar Celius, twenty-three great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. Four sisters, Violet Whitney (Clyde) and Nellie Voss (Gerald) all of Warden, WA; Mickey Hancock (Richard) of Prosser, WA and Jenny Underwood (Bill) of West Richland, WA. He is preceded in death by his parents, Callie T. and Elizabeth (Mae) Hicks; one son, Theodore (Ted) Hicks; three sisters, Betty Browning, Ellen Withers and Pearl Farnworth. Viewing and visitation will be on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 12:00 (Noon) to 8:00 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, WA. Private family interment will be Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 12:00 (Noon) at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sunnyside Presbyterian Church. Those wishing to honor Larry’s memory may contribute to the Lower Valley Hospice. If you would like to sign Larry’s online memorial book you may do so at

  3. M Celius (<>), email 27 Jan 2012.
  4. Marsha Bybee<>, Ancestry World Tree Project: DeMouth (internet).
  5. M Celius (<>), email 25 Jan 2010.
  6. Ibid.
  7. Ibid., email 27 &28 Jan 2010.
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