Sidney Hendon Acuff, Luella A. Jackson, Lyle Bramblet, Harvey D. Bechtholdt
Sidney Hendon Acuff
Sid went to be with the Lord on June 16, 2006. He was born on November 25, 1924, in Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, the youngest of three children born to John and Mary Acuff. He graduated from Columbia Military Academy, in Columbia TN, in 1943 and entered the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in the South Pacific during WWII, from 1943-1945. Following the war he received both his B.S. and M.A. in Psychology from the University of Tennessee, in 1949 and 1951. He went on to receive his M.A. in Education in 1954 from the University of Minnesota. During the summer of 1954 he worked as an intern at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, where he met and fell in love with Flor, a clinic RN. In 1954 he began his life-long career in Activity Therapies at Eastern State Hospital, Knoxville, TN, as a pioneer in the field of activity-based therapy for the treatment of the mentally ill. He and Flor were married February 5, 1955 in Nashville TN. In 1963 he relocated his family to Tacoma, WA to become the Supervisor of Activity Therapies at Western State Hospital. He sat on the Board of Directors for the National Recreation and Parks Association from 1968-73, and was president in 1971-72. While continuing as a therapies supervisor, he also served as public relations spokesman for Western State Hospital and then retired from the hospital in 1992. A committed and active leader in church and the community, Sid served those around him in many ways. He was a member of the Little Church on the Prairie, in Lakewood, WA for 42 years, serving both as a Deacon and an Elder, and faithfully taught junior high and adult Sunday school classes from 1964 to 1992. In addition he led a Sunday school class for patients at Western State Hospital for many years. He was on the Young Life Committee for nearly 20 years, both in Knoxville TN, and Tacoma WA. He was a member of the Lakewood Rotary Club from 1977 – 2005, serving as president in 1983-84, and was a long standing member of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. Other professional and civic organizations to which Sid offered his time, resources and leadership included the American Recreation Society, Family Counseling Services, and the Boys and Girls Club of Lakewood. Sid was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, and grandfather, known for his patient demeanor, love of humor, smiling countenance, friendly handshake, and constant and sincere goodwill toward his fellow man. He will be dearly missed by his wife Flor, and his three daughters and their families: Pete and Cindy Winemiller (granddaughters Hannah and Grace) of Shoreline, WA, Steve and Jenny Dahlquist (grandchildren Jordan, Jonah, Josiah, and Jenna) of Selah, WA, and Fred and Connie Rey (grandchildren, Sergei, Rebecca and Jonathan) of Menlo Park, CA. The sorrow of our loss is lightened by the joy and peace we have in knowing that Sid, now free from temporal bonds, will spend eternity worshipping his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Sid was preceded in death by sister Mary Jordan Shaw, of Oklahoma City, OK, and sister Genevieve Goodloe Gebhart of Decatur, AL. A memorial service will be held at the Little Church on the Prairie, in Lakewood, WA on Friday June 23 at 2:00 p.m., preceded by private family interment services at Mountain View Cemetery, also in Lakewood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sid’s memory to the Little Church on the Prairie at 6310 Motor Avenue S.W., Lakewood, WA 98499 or the Lakewood Rotary Foundation at PO Box 99786, Lakewood, WA 98499.
Luella A. Jackson
Luella A. Jackson passed away peacefully on June 12, 2006. She is survived by her son Jack, daughter-in-law Helen, grandson Chad, and her sister Stella.
Pastor Jewel Lyle Bramblet passed away June 15, 2006 at 5:33AM at the age of 88. Pastor Bramblet was born on July 15, 1917 in Maxwell Montana and was raised in the agricultural area known as ‘The Ridge’ above Lewiston, Idaho.
Called to the ministry at the age of 17, he graduated from the Multnomah School of the Bible and Whitworth College and attended Los Angeles Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1944 he moved to Pasco, Washington where he founded the First Baptist Church of Pasco and met and married Betty Jo Champie of Ellensburg, Washington. In 1951 he moved with his family to Los Angeles, CA to attend the LABTS and to found the Norwalk Baptist Church. In 1958 he was called to the Clover Creek Baptist Church in Tacoma, WA, where, with his brother Jim Bramblet, he founded the still thriving Tacoma Baptist School. In 1963 he was called to Whitney Baptist of Boise, ID. During his 12 years at Whitney he constructed the new building currently in use to this day. In 1975, Pastor and Mrs. Bramblet moved to Opportunity WA, where they founded the Opportunity Baptist Church. After several years of semi-retirement during which they assisted the Baptist Home Mission Board, they moved to North Bend, WA where they founded the Grace Baptist Church. He then retired and moved to Tacoma, WA where he remained active in the ministry, both preaching and teaching. He was a regular Sunday school teacher at Mt. Tahoma Baptist Church in Lakewood, WA and also taught church planning at the Northwest Baptist Seminary.
Pastor Bramblet is survived by his wife Betty Jo Bramblet; his brother and wife Jim and Vivian Bramblet; his sisters and their husbands: Fern and Volney Miller and Mary and Cecil Rogers; son James Bramblet; son John W. Bramblet and wife Yu Li Bramblet; daughter Joanne Johnson; daughter and husband Janet and Jack Davenport; his 13 grandchildren: Michelle Ashley, Amber Tomlinson, Justin Tomlinson, Mathew Bramblet, Stephen Bramblet, Sarah Bramblet, Tiffany Halvorson and husband Erik, Kristine King, Timothy King and wife Angel, Jennifer Johnson, Michelle Johnson, Jesse Davenport and Jackie Davenport; his 5 great-grandchildren: Jayce King, Rayne King, Serenity Balthazar, Lauren Jercan and Anaya Keyes.
Memorial Services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 24, 2006 at Mt. Tahoma Baptist Church, Lakewood, WA.
Harvey D. Bechtholdt
Born in Windsor, Co, April 23, 1937, Harvey passed away on June 18, 2006 from a brief illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents Marie and David Bechtholdt, and sister Florence Jones and her husband Sam.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Kay, daughters Nancy (Ken) Koch and Shari (Tom) Quinlan, grandchildren Thomas and Kelli, nephew Mark Jones and family, and niece Debbie Lyons and family.
Harvey resided in Tacoma, WA for over 60 years, and was employed by Pepsi for over 35 years. As a result of his passing he will be missed by his fellow mall walkers, the local casinos will have reduced revenues, and Saturday morning breakfast with his friends of 30 years will not be the same. Harvey maintained contact with his childhood classmates for monthly lunches and stories.
Visitation will be held from 2-9 pm on Sunday, June 25, 2006 at Mountain View Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, June 26, 2006 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel.
The above listed obituaries were arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.