Doris M. Grubb Nielsen, James S. (Jim) Sikes, Hattie Mae Milligan, Major (Ret.) Allan B. Josué
Doris M. Grubb Nielsen
Doris Nielsen, formerly Doris Lichte Grubb, found everlasting peace on June 17, 2006 in Olympia, Washington.
She was born on July 6, 1917 in Ontario, Canada, and spent much of her youth in Tacoma, where she graduated from Lincoln High School. She married Sam Grubb and raised four children. She worked as a secretary, children’s librarian, and “story lady” on a local television show in Klamath Falls, OR. She later became a puppeteer and taught puppetry to countless children in schools and hospitals. She also performed in the original Muppet Movie. She was widowed in 1979.
In 1992, she married Norris Nielsen, who preceded her in death. For the past ten years, she lived at Panorama City, a retirement center in Olympia. There she met John Turbitt, a special friend who provided love, laughter and companionship that enriched the last three years of her life.
She is survived by her four children – Sam Grubb, Sally Carpenter, Nancy Richardson, and Jill Severn, by eight grandchildren , five (soon to be six) great-grandchildren, and by John Turbitt.
An internment service will be held at 3:30 pm on Thursday, June 22, at Mountain View Funeral Cemetery, in Tacoma. Following the service, there will be a celebration of her life at the home of her daughter Sally Carpenter in Olympia. Directions to the celebration will be distributed at the service.
In lieu of flowers, it was Doris’s wish that contributions be made to Faith Homes, an Episcopal Church-sponsored organization that operates group homes for young girls and women. Faith Homes address is 3519 S. 30th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409.
James S. (Jim) Sikes
James S. (Jim) Sikes passed away in his sleep on June 14, 2006, in his 98th year. He was born to John and Cora Sikes in Madison County, Huntsville, Arkansas, on September 28, 1908. Jim enlisted in the army in 1936 and was assigned to Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. He was there when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Jim was in the South Pacific during World War II and in Korea for a year at the onset of Police Action.
Upon his retirement from the military in 1957, Jim was employed at the West Coast door Company in Tacoma for fifteen years. He was active in church work and served as Deacon for several years.
Jim is survived by his wife Helen S. Sikes of Tacoma, step-children Patricia (Rick) Heald-Maurer of Graham, Gary (Sue) Heald of Toronto, Ontario, and Bill (Brenda) Heald of Tacoma, Jim’s sisters: Marie York of Montana, Helen Laird of Charlotte, MI, and Margie Smittle of Tulsa, OK, grandchildren: Jeremy, Jenna and Tanya, and great-grandchild Nicholas. Jim was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise M. Sikes, and brothers: William, Arnold, Carol, Lonzo and Mack, as well as sister Hazel.
Visitation will be held from 11 – 2:20 pm, prior to the graveside service, which will be held at 2:30, on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at Mountain View Funeral Home.
Hattie Mae Milligan
The journey of Hattie Mae Milligan was completed on June 10th, 2006. Hattie Mae was born February 28, 1949 in Canton, Ohio. She was the daughter of Joseph Phillip Velma Lee King and Martha (Howard) King. Hattie was a faithful employee with TCI (Comcast) Cable Company for 16 years. She was a member of Tacoma Pentecostal Church where she peacefully praised Jesus Christ and proved to be a soldier of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Brenda Lee Baity from Canton, Ohio. She has one son and one daughter that she was very proud of; David Lee Williams Jr., and Latosha Williams; both of Federal Way, Washington and one very special grandson Maisean L. Stephens.
She is survived by her two brothers, Joseph King of Canton, Ohio, and Timothy King of Akron, Ohio. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews cousins and friends whom she adored.
A viewing will be held at 11am on Monday, June 19, 2006 at the Tacoma Pentecostal Church located at 3201 S. 43rd St. in Tacoma. prior to the funeral service which will be held at 12:00pm.
Major (Ret.) Allan B. Josué
Allan, 58, of Lakewood, passed away on June 11, 2006 in Hawaii.
Allan served 20 years in the U.S. Army and then worked 15 years with the WA Military Dept. Emergency Management Division.
His sense of humor, kind heart, and ability to enjoy life will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by wife Nancy, daughters Kim and Adrienne, mother Victoria, sisters Eileen Boerger (Wally) and Vivien Josué Gernandt, niece Katie Boerger, and numerous friends. He was preceded in death by father Ignacio.
A rosary will be 7 PM Tuesday, June 20, 2006 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel. Services will be 3 PM Wednesday, June 21, 2006 in the Mountain View Valley Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please donate to North Hawaii Hospice or a charity of your choice.
The above listed obituaries were arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.