Ann E. Campbell-Scherer, Warren C. Young, Vera Louise McMillan, Harvard C. Stith, Theodore Harrison Langford, Sr., Terrence O’Brien
ANN E. CAMPBELL-SCHERER
Ann E. Campbell-Scherer, passed away at her home in Yelm, July 3, 2006 at the age of 91. She died peacefully with her family around her.
Born in Tacoma, February 8, 1915, daughter of George and Elizabeth Deppisch. She spent her childhood in the Fern Hill neighborhood. Ann graduated from Lincoln High School in 1934. She was a well known pianist and played with many bands. She was Bing Crosby’s accompanist when he started his singing career in Tacoma. She also played bass with the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra.
Ann married Kenneth “Utah” Campbell in 1934. They had three daughters. Ken died in an auto accident in 1956 leaving Ann a widow. In later years, she was widowed twice more. She retired as an LP Nurse from American Lake Hospital in 1982.
Ann is survived by her sister, Marie Rosenow of Milton, daughters Kathleen (Fritz) Herbst of Jefferson, Oregon, Roberta Campbell and Alvera Boyajian of Yelm, 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren, plus many other family members.
The family expresses their deep appreciation to her Hospice caregivers and a special thank you to Tammy Schwesinger, her grandson’s wife, who is a Hospice Nurse. Words cannot express how much you all have made this journey easier for the family to endure.
“Nana” shared her love of music with her family and friends. She leaves us with many memories. “Goodbye “Nana”.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at Mountain View Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel in Tacoma.
Warren C. Young
Warren C. Young died of complications from multiple myeloma on June 27, 2006. He was born in Loudonville, OH on April 3, 1920. Warren was a 60 year member of the Carpenter’s Union, a WWII veteran and lifetime member of VFW, and an active member of Summit United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marilyn, brother Bennie of Mansfield, OH, sister Alberta of Clearwater, FL, daughters Juanita Morton (David) and Jolene Hollingshead (Frank), granddaughter Jolee Morton, and grandsons Thomas and Peter Hollingshead. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on July 11, 2006 at Summit United Methodist Church, 5316 104th St. E. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Summit United Methodist Church.
Vera Louise McMillan
Vera was born in Traverse City, Michigan on February 14, 1913 to William and Blanche Stewart, and died July 4, 2006.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Hugh Stewart, and sister Wilma Hamilton. Vera is survived by her husband Ian, son Duncan (Julie), granddaughters Kristin (Matt) and Angie (Leon), step-grandson Gary Ross, great-grandchildren Emma, Ian and Van.
Vera graduated from Lincoln High School in 1931. She was one of “The Octo’s”, eight ladies that graduated with her and remained friends all these years. She was a “Sweet Adeline”, a clogger, and a member of the Daughters of the Nile, Allegria Dance Club and Memory Singers. She loved to dance and play the organ.
We want to thank the wonderful people at Heartwood Extended Care. She had loving care from all of them. Born on Valentine’s Day, died on Independence Day.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 10, 2006 in the Mountain View Celebration of Life Center.
Harvard C. Stith
1926 – 2006
Harvard C. Stith, born December 25, 1926, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 2, 2006. While attending the University of Washington, Harv met Donna Merritt, who would become his wife of 50 years.
Harv served in the United States Army in Japan following World War II, rebuilding diplomatic relationships. After his discharge, he worked for the Office of Military Government, Intelligence Division, in Germany. Friendships he made there lasted a lifetime.
Harv was active in local politics and with his community. He cherished the time he spent as a docent at The Nature Center at Snake Lake. He loved children and animals and nature: a wonderful combination he found at Snake Lake.
Harv was an avid rock hound who shared this passion with his family. He loved working with tools and could fix absolutely anything. Any body of water, with the slightest rumor of fish, was a place he would enthusiastically cast his line.
Harv is survived by his wife, Donna; his daughter, Sandy; his brother, Bart (Pauline); his two nieces, Barbara and Karla; and, his brother-in-law Robert.
Viewing will be from 12:00 to 9:00 PM on Sunday, July 9, 2006 at Mountain View Funeral Home. Services will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 10, 2006 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at 1:00 PM at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Nature Center at Snake Lake, 1919 S. Tyler, Tacoma, WA.
Theodore Harrison Langford, Sr.
Theodore was born January 15, 1914 in Waco, Texas to David and Myrtle (Kline) Langford, and passed away on July 2, 2006 in University Place, WA. On June 2, 1937, he married Hattie Sirney.
Theodore served with the 29th Division of the Army during WWII. He landed in Normandy on June 7, 1944. In Korea, he served with the 7th Division.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Theodore also enjoyed golfing and other sports, hunting and fishing with family, and was a wood carver. He spent many hours making pine needle baskets.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, son Ted, Jr. of Tacoma, daughter Ginger Shive of Redmond, OR, 6 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
A private family graveside will be held.
After an intense battle with lung cancer, this Fourth of July weekend, Terrence O’Brien, at the age of 71 years, left this world, going out with a bang on July 3rd, 2006 at 5:20 AM. He was born Nov. 13th, 1934. He was cared for and took his last breath in the loving and devoted arms of his faithful wife, Virginia (Grandma O’Brien), and his 3 cherished daughters Terreca, Marilyn and Mikee (Chicken Butt), in the comfort of his own home.
Terrence is survived by his wife Virginia N. O’Brien of Tacoma, his sisters: Betty Lou Weeks of Yelm and Violet Jeanne Klaus of Tacoma; his children: Timothy (Rocky) O’Brien of Lakewood, Terreca A. (Turtle) Bennett of Forks, Marilyn Finley of Tacoma, and Mikee Dres of Tacoma. He also left behind Terry O’Brien of Puyallup, Joan Cassaw of Tacoma, Davi Shirk of Tacoma, 4 granddaughters and 3 grandsons, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, great-great-nieces and –nephews, and great-great-great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents Jonathon and Harriett O’Brien.
Terrence O’Brien was retired Navy, and served his country and his family the best he knew how. Love, trust, faith and forgiveness is how we will remember him as a husband, brother, father, grandpa and uncle. He will be missed by many.
Viewing will be from 1:00 to 9:00 PM beginning TODAY, and from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM from Friday to Tuesday, July 7 – 11, at Mountain View Funeral Home, with a Rosary at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, July 11, 2006. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 in the Mountain View Valley Chapel.
The above listed obituaries were arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.