Vonda Kay Hammer

10/13/1947 — 07/05/2021

From Kennewick, WA | Born in Yakima, WA

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Vonda Kay Hammer

Vonda Kay Hammer was born Oct. 13, 1947 in Yakima, Washington, with her twin Wanda May to Lenore and Morris Green.    She died at home on July 5th in Kennewick, Washington.  She moved to Tri-Cities in 1949 and graduated from Kennewick High class of 1965.  She took classes at CBC and worked at a daycare.

Vonda and Dennis were married on April 4, 1970 for 51 years.  Daughter, Jennifer arrived on July 26, 1978.  They moved from Richland to Kennewick spring of 1992.

She was a life-long member of First Christian Church now known as Kennewick Christian Church.  She taught Sunday school  for at least 30 years.  She was a deaconess and attended many Bible studies.  She was a member of CWF (Christian Woman’s Fellowship), part of the education committee, and active in church activities.  Vonda volunteered and graded papers for teachers at Liberty Christian School when Jennifer attended.

Vonda spent hours on the phone with her sisters Joyce and Wanda.   She loved cats!  Liked to crochet, but arthritis slowed her down.  She enjoyed making huge afghans to fit large beds.

She liked to swim and had rode dial-a-ride to the Tri-City Court Club to use the pool until Breast Cancer put a stop to her fun until moving into a house with her own pool.  Covid mask wearing put a stop to her love of wearing lipstick

Vonda loved tea, especially ice tea.  She liked to go out for dinner and a movie.   She often went to the local fair and the Yakima fair and liked to go on trips.   She used to enjoy riding the bus to the mall and the airport.  When Ruffs was doing Friday and Saturday oldies nights she liked to attend for the music, old cars, food and the people.

Vonda loved to read, enjoying romance and mysteries, one of her favorite authors was Emilie Loring.  She liked to play cards, rummy and solitaire and enjoyed Dominoes and Yahtzee, also to color and do word-find puzzles.

She is preceded in death by her parents and older sister Joyce.  Survived by her husband Dennis, daughter Jennifer, twin sister Wanda, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

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  • Dennis,

    Please accept our condolences. From or beginnings in Athena to your marriage to Vonda and beyond you have always been my special friend. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

    Sam Pambrun
    September 6, 2021
    Adams, Oregon
  • I remember your visits to Stayton and more recently when you came to our campground in Oregon for a short visit, may the good Lord welcome you into his kingdom where all illnesses and disabilities are healed, rest in peace until we meet again old friend, from Richard and Linda Dotter.

    Richard Dotter
    July 23, 2021
  • I have known Vonda since our early childhood days in the Kennewick First Christian Church, and throughout our school years and high school graduation. She always seemed to be a caring and somewhat shy person with a gentle soul. My condolences to her family.

    Karen Hille
    July 22, 2021
  • Dear Wanda & Family,
    I am sorry for the recent loss of Vonda. I remember good times when you and Vonda and our little group of friends (in junior high) would sit on the lawn (for lunch) in junior high. Really nice memories. I pray that you and your family will be held tightly by Our Lord during this difficult time. God Bless.
    From Beccy (Myers) Chiaramonte

    Rebecca Chiaramonte
    July 22, 2021