Lillian Valera Hungerford died suddenly on Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Union Gap, WA.
Chili Lili, as she was known to her friends, was born Oct. 19, 1974 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Terry Lee Hungerford and Judith McDonald. She is survived her parents, her son, Adrian Ramirez, 23; sisters Celeste Doyle (Patrick), Bethanye McDonald (Luke McGillic), Lena Smith (Dale), Alexandria Hungerford and Molly Hungerford; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
After graduating, Lili focused her efforts on helping others through various programs including La Puente Project (outreach program for underserved middle school youth), The College Bound Foundation (SE Washington’s College Bound scholarship Program) and the TRIO student support services at Walla Walla Community College and at EWU.
Coming to Yakima in 2013, Lili settled in as a bail bonds person, working quickly to get people released from custody and reunited with their families. But more than just a bail bonds person, she counseled those families on the process and kept their children entertained during a stressful time.
Having been moved by a local drowning incident, Lili also became a swim instructor and lifeguard at the Yakima YMCA. Her energy to help the less fortunate and desire to help others was unparalleled.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 11:00 am at Rainier Memorial Center in Yakima, WA. Arrangements are by Rainier Memorial Center of Yakima.