Irene Dorothy Bailey, Mario Achilles Pereira, Severen “Junior” Anderson, Marcelle Olla Gibson
Irene Dorothy Bailey
Irene Dorothy Bailey, born at her family’s home in South Tacoma on September 21, 1917, lived in Kennewick, Washington during her growing up years. Irene passed away in her Lakewood apartment on February 10, 2006.
After graduating from Kennewick High School, Irene attended beauty school in Tacoma. She and her husband, Lee Bailey (who died in 1981) lived in Bremerton and Seattle before settling in Lakewood where they raised a family of five children.
Friendly and fun, Irene had an infectious laugh. Of great importance to her was Jesus Christ, whom she sought to honor at all times. She enjoyed reading, gardening and folk dancing.
She is survived by her brother George Henke with wife Bertha; her children Karren Smith with husband Dave, Patricia Bailey, James Bailey with wife Margie, Nancy Baker with husband Bob, and Betty Bailey; grandchildren Eric Smith, Titus Smith, Stella Smith, Sarah Baker, and Amy Baker; and great-grandson Nathan Smith.
A memorial service will be held for her at 11:00 AM, February 25th, 2006 at Church for all Nations, 111 112th Street East, Tacoma.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tacoma Rescue Mission.
Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252.
Mario Achilles Pereira
(“Red” Pereira), 86
On Thursday, February 9, 2006, our dear father Mario A. Roza-Pereira returned to the Lord Jesus. Mario was born in Shanghai, China, on October 17, 1919. Known as “Red” Pereira by friends in his younger days, Mario had many adventures in his life. He lived under Japanese occupation in WWII, built several successful businesses in China and Hong Kong, then traveled across the Pacific to the U.S.A. in 1957 to escape the communist takeover of China. Mario became a U.S. citizen in 1964.
“Portuguese by birth, and American by choice,” Mario never forgot the opportunities the U.S. provided him and his family. Mario worked from an entry level position to become Vice-President of Marketing for Day’s Manufacturing, Inc. He later developed several small retail clothing businesses in Tacoma. Mario’s success in business allowed him to provide his children opportunities not afforded him in his youth.
Mario spent his entire time in retirement giving back to the community as repayment to the country he loved. He was a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus and an active member of the Senior Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), where he counseled entrepreneurs wishing to build their own successful businesses. He was a devoted and active parishioner at St. Ann’s and St. John of the Woods Catholic Churches, and brought the comfort of the Lord to those incarcerated in Washington State prisons through the KAIROS ministry.
Mario’s life was full of activities. He was a season ticket holder of the Tacoma Rainiers, a member of the Tacoma Lawn Bowling Association, and as a life-long member of the Tacoma Elks Club.
Mario is preceded in death by his wife Aida. He is survived by brothers Ernesto, of Hong Kong, and Gabriel, of Anchorage, Alaska. He leaves a legacy of wisdom through his children Raquel (Darwin) Kellicut, of Bayview, Idaho; Manuel V. (Debbie) Pereira of Tacoma, Guida (Steve) McClain, of DuPont and Mario Miguel (Edie) Pereira, of Richland. He also leaves promise of a bright future through his grandchildren Nicole Pereira-Abara, Jason McClain, Rebecca Sprague, Carin Jones, and Alexandria Pereira, and great-grandchildren Makaylee and Nathan McClain, and Jonah Sprague.
A Mass celebrating Mario’s life will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 25, 2006 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Tacoma. A memorial is being arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be collected at the funeral service and by the St. John of the Woods Catholic Church, with all proceeds going to the Sisters of the Poor in Hong Kong.
Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252.
Severen “Junior” Anderson
Severen Anderson Jr., born February 15, 1949, passed away February 15, 2006, in a tragic motor vehicle accident.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 29 years, Judy Anderson. Severen is survived by his parents, Severen Sr. and Rose Anderson, his beloved companion, Jan Lassen, his daughters: Jody Anderson (Eric), Wendy Anderson (Justin), and Laurie Maack (Kenny), all of Tacoma; brother Glenn Anderson (Edie), sister Carol Allen (Jim), and his grandkids: Allison Rose, Samantha and Severen; his best friend and pet, Sunny, and many other family and friends.
Dad enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved wood working, remodeling, and restoring old cars. He was a hard worker and there was no job he could not do. He was the best Dad 3 girls could ever have; understanding and loving. He will truly be missed by many.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 25, 2006 in the Mountain View Valley Chapel in Lakewood.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tacoma Humane Society.
Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
Marcelle Olla Gibson
5-21-1923 to 2-17-2006
Born Marcelle Olla Klug, at her family home in Little River, WI, she was the eldest of four children. Her parents were Olla I. (Campbell) and Karl A. Klug. She had two sisters, Florence (Arnold) Hopfensperger and Myra Tennyson, and one brother Lawrence (Kay) Campbell.
Marcelle later moved to Tacoma where she met and fell in love with Willard (Bud) Gibson. They were married March 4th, 1949. They had three children, Terry (Debbie) Gibson, Shelley Weber, and Sandra (Hugh) Powers. Marcelle had seven grandchildren, Brandon W. and Stephanie R. Gibson, Brian M. and Lisa M. Weber, and Sean R., Eric W. and Kristin A. Powers, and a host of nieces and nephews. She was a loving wife and mother, and a devoted grandmother. Her family and friends were her life. There was nothing more important to her.
When it was time for her to walk with the Lord, she was surrounded by her family and friends, by her side and in her heart. She was preceded and welcomed by her mom and dad, sister Florence, and other family and friends, including her dog Pepe.
The celebration of Marcelle’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 in the Mountain View Celebration of Life Center.
Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.