Hortense Claudette Refour, Beverly Joanne Houghton, Marguerite L. Culbertson, Iva Cook Wallace, Wallace L. Larson, Dorothy Jean Byrne, Harold James Fisk
Hortense Claudette Refour
April 23, 1933- June 30, 2006
Born to Charles and Mary Davis in Clayton, Missouri. In 1950, she moved to Tacoma, Washington where she graduated from Lincoln High School. Hortense married, and to that union had two children.. For twenty years, she devoted her time and talents to children as she taught in the Tacoma School District #10. She leaves to cherish her memories a loving daughter, La Donna (Robert) York and son Terrance D. Refour, her brother Herman (Barbara) Davis, her sister Hattie (Hardy) Crisp, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and also a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, July 6, 2006 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel.
Beverly Joanne Houghton
Beverly was born on July 26, 1954, passed away peacefully at home on July 1, 2006 after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her mother and father, Jim and Betty Smith, children: Tanya (Justin), Tara (Kyle), Matthew (Corey), brother Buzz (Patty), fiancé Mark, and 4 grandchildren: Kane, Tanner, Taylor and Cole. The warmth and love she brought into our lives will be with us always. She will be missed by all. A special thanks to all the hospice caregivers: Yasuko, Missy, Patricia, and Peg.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Multicare Hospice.
Graveside services will be at 11:30 AM on Thursday, July 6, 2006 at Mountain View Memorial Park.
Marguerite L. Culbertson
Her friends called her Stoney. Her family called her Mom and Grandma. Everyone called her a great listener, and a gentle and loving woman.
At the young age of 89, Marguerite passed away unexpectedly on July 1, 2006. Born September 5, 1916, she spent most of her childhood years in Alberta, Canada. When she returned to the Seattle/Tacoma area, she entered nurses training at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and graduated as an RN.
Marguerite married her longtime sweetheart, Ron (better known as Tubby), and raised a daughter, Marilyn, who resides in Seattle, and a son Greg (Cubby) living in Tacoma. She is also survived by a granddaughter Shannon and two great-grandchildren, Rachel and Levi. She had a special space in her heart for long time friend, Verna Passmore, and extended family Todd and Jackie Axling.
A special thank you to her wonderful neighbors, Dwight, Joanne, Lawrence and Alice Briske.
Please help us celebrate her life at a graveside services at 10:30 AM on Friday, July 7, 2006 at Mountain View Memorial Park.
She will be greatly missed by all.
Iva Cook Wallace
Iva was born November 6, 1910 in Cogswell, North Dakota to Sarah and Fred Lutz, and passed away July 3, 2006 at the Franciscan Hospice House in University Place, WA.
She was preceded in death by 2 husbands, Floyd J. Cook (died 1960) and Stewart A. Wallace (died 1992). Iva is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Richard Bowlin, and grandsons, Chris and Jason Bowlin.
Iva lived 63 years in the Tacoma area, retiring in 1976 from the Tillicum Pharmacy. She was a charter member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Lakewood. She was loved by many, and enjoyed an abundant life in Christ.
A committal service will be held at 12:30 PM at Mountain View Memorial Park, followed by a memorial service celebrating her life at 1:30 PM on Saturday, July 8, 2006 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances be made to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 10333 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, or Franciscan Hospice House, 2901 Bridgeport Way W, University Place, WA 98466.
Wallace L. Larson
Wallace L. Larson, 84, our beloved father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather left this earthly world on July 2, 2006, but will live forever in our hearts. His entire life was devoted to his family, his country, in World War II, and his love of God, nature and being outdoors. He found great peace spending hours at a time quietly on his sailboat. May he be blessed in Heaven as he blessed us on earth.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Joyce. He is survived by his five children: Jo Ann Charap, James Larson, Eric Larson, Shannon D’Hondt, and Whitney Webster and their spouses. He was blessed with fourteen loving grandchildren: Joel, Bryan, Kevin, Lorrie, Jenny, Jordyn, Jolene, Zachary, Samantha, Judith, Trisha, Jonathan, Alexander, and Erica. He had the joy of living long enough to meet two great-grandchildren, Jamison and Annmarie, and a third is due this summer.
Memorial donations may be made to Multicare Hospice for their invaluable care of our father. Happy Sailing Daddy, we all love you.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, July 11th, 2006, in the Mountain View Garden Chapel.
Dorothy Jean Byrne
Port Townsend resident, Dorothy Jean Byrne, 89, died June 30, 2006, in Bremerton, WA.
Born Dec. 19, 1916 to John and Teressa (Taylor) Youk, in Tacoma, WA, where she was raised and graduated from high school.
On Feb. 5, 1945, she married Gordon Byrne in Bremerton, WA. She was happily married almost 60 years.
Dorothy and Gordon lived in Alaska for 10 years after World War II. She clerked at a department store during this time. Dorothy moved back to Washington in 1952.
Dorothy worked as a clerk for various businesses in Tacoma and Bremerton. She also worked in the family store for several years before retiring. She was a hard worker, as well as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
In 1967, she moved from Tacoma to Port Ludlow for her retirement years. She and her husband had many years of travel during that time. In 2003, after the passing of her husband, she moved from Port Ludlow to Port Townsend.
Survivors include her daughter Eileen S. Redden of Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada; son Kenneth G. Byrne and his wife, Lynn, of Bremerton, WA; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Gordon Byrne, sister Eloise Babbitt, and one grandchild Buddy Redden.
The graveside service will be held at 1:30 PM on July 7, 2006 at Mountain View Memorial Park in Tacoma, WA. Pastor Gary Cox will be the officiator.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a charity of your choice.
Harold James Fisk
Jan. 22, 1921 – July 3, 2006
Harold was born Pontiac, MI to Henry and Irene Fisk, and he moved to WA with his family at age two. He passed away in Tacoma, WA.
Harold is survived by his companion of 17 years, Jeanette Wulf, sons James (Angela) of CA, Ronald (Patricia) of FL, Richard (Shirley) of Tacoma, grandchildren: Lori, Harold, Teri, Dean, and Gael; 8 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, sisters: Laura, Cora Jean, Ruth Ann; brother Lawrence, and numerous other family members. He was preceded in death by sisters: Ellen, Mary Jane, Angeline, Margie; and brother Leroy.
He started his career at the Heidelberg Brewery, and retired after 31 years from the Rainier Brewery. Harold was an avid golfer, and proud of his “hole-in-one”. He was also a member of the Elks BPOE 174 for 42 years, and enjoyed dancing and fishing.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, July 7, 2006 in the Mountain View Celebration of Life Center, with viewing one hour prior.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harold’s name to a charity of your choice.
The above listed obituaries were arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.