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Donovan Lee Damon Best - God has taken our perfect and beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin Donovan Lee Damon Best to be with him in heaven. He was born on December 15, 2003. He passed away on March 17, 2013. In his short time with us here on earth, he was compassionate beyond his years. He had a deep love of animals and family. His beautiful smile and sense of humor would bring joy to everyone he touched. His greatest wish in life was that everyone would be nice to one another. We will miss him dearly. The world is at a loss to not have known him.

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Dorothy Jean Downing (July 27, 1950 – February 7, 2013) 62, of Puyallup, WA passed away suddenly Thursday, 7 Feb 2013, at her home.

Dorothy was born July 27, 1950, to Charles H. and Faye I. (Proctor) Downing in Sacramento, California. Dorothy traveled around the United States with her family while her Dad was in the United States Air Force.  Finally settling for a while in Washington, Dorothy graduated in 1969 from Clover Park High School in Lakewood, Washington.

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Earl Fromdahl

Earl FromdahlEarl Raymond Fromdahl passed away peacefully at home March 9, 2013. A member of the Greatest Generation, Earl was born March 10, 1922 in Wolf Point, MT as the youngest child of Louis & Mabel (Erwin) Fromdahl.

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Marlys Smith

Marlys SmithMarlys Marie Gunderson Smith of Centralia passed away peacefully at home on March 5, 2013. She was born in Bismarck, North Dakota on March 29, 1932 to Roy and Evelyn (Gray) Gunderson.

She graduated from Elma High School in 1950 and on September 12 of that same year she enlisted in the service for three years, being discharged on December 20, 1953.

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Dale Novotney. After a valiant fight, Dale lost his battle with brain cancer on October 4, 2011. He was born on July 31, 1952 in Tacoma. His life’s work was operating heavy equipment, the bigger the better. He loved it. Fishing and hunting were favorite hobbies. He was preceded in death by his father Stan, and his brother Gary. He is survived by his wife Sandi, mother Lois, and sisters Lori Frank (Steven) and Judy Donoghue (Michael), as well as three nephews, two nieces, and one great-nephew. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 PM Friday, October 7, 2011 at Mountain View Memorial Park. Donations may be made to Hospice House. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home.  253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com

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Ruby MacFarlane

Ruby MacFarlaneRuby May MacFarlane (December 3, 1933 – September 23, 2011)  passed away after a courageous battle from lung related diseases. She resided in the same home in Lakewood, WA for the past 53 years, where she was surrounded by her loving family upon her passing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy in 1995. She is survived by two brothers, Jay Reeder and Paul Lavell, three children, Vickie (A.J.), Joyce MacFarlane, and Kelvin (Bev), grandchildren Melissa, Amy, Kyle, Jennifer, and Brennan, and great-grandchildren Kaelyn, Jacoby, and Colton. Ruby retired from civil service after 30 years. A special thanks to “Life Care at Home” in Federal Way. Our fondest memory of Mom was when she would call us on our birthdays and sing Happy Birthday. Viewing will be held from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at Mountain View Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, September 30, 2011 in the Mountain View Valley Chapel. You may send flowers for Thursday’s service or make donations in memory of Ruby May MacFarlane to the American Lung Association. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home.  253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com

Nana WatkinsNana Pearl Watkins – Age 79. Full obituary located at www.mountainviewtacoma.com. Contact Mountain View Funeral Home for information. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home.  253-584-0252. Please sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com