Dave. If you have their date of births, that would help GREATLY in finding them, their date of deaths or information on them.Finding family members would be "easier" if more info was available.
This may not be them, but the only ones found with their criteria: The Social Security Death Index shows a James Perry born 22 Sep 1913, died Mar 1973 in Richland, Benton County, WA. The SSDi has a Frances S. Perry, born 29 Nov 1920, died 5 Nov 1997 in Wapato, Yakima County, WA.Yakima is very near, city wise, to the Tri-cities of Richland, Kennewick and Pasco, WA.
The Tri-City Herald only has online obits to 2006, the Yakima Herald-Republic to 12/10/1997.
Once you have their exact birth dates, here is the INTERNET connection to the Washington Library.They look for ONE HOUR: The Washington State Library has a free research service, the ask-a-librarian program, where they will look for information in the archives, in this case the newspaper microfilm for an event, such as an obituary.They will look up to an hour and send you the results.Contact them at: http://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/ask.aspxhttp://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/ask.aspx .Depending on the amount of requests, it could take up to a couple of weeks.