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June 19, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Memorial Saturday for farmworker advocate Tomás Villanueva

Tomás Villanueva (Seattle Times archive)

Tomás Villanueva (Seattle Times archive)

The Associated Press

TOPPENISH, Yakima County — The family of Tomás Villanueva will hold a public memorial service Saturday in Toppenish for the late farmworker rights advocate.

Villanueva died June 6 at age 72 in Seattle.

A tireless advocate for the health, safety and wages of farmworkers, Villanueva led union campaigns, launched a food cooperative and helped establish the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic.

His memorial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at A.J. Strom Gymnasium at Toppenish Middle School, 104 Goldendale Ave.

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