Del Linhart, Billy Wayne Moore, Rhaczio Dmetri Simms (Rha Rha), Malcolm R. Pierce, Mary Louise Anderson, Lynnette Marie Kissinger, Joan Faye Mannel Cox
3-4-1919 – 7-4-2006
“Good people will be remembered as a blessing.” Prov 10:7
Born in Coffee Creek, Montana to Frank & Sophia Linhart, he was the youngest and last survivor of nine. Del’s mother died when he was 4, his father later in life and he was on his own by 10.
As an infant he moved to Kellogg, Idaho where he lived until 1996. Del served in the US army during WWII, returning to Kellogg he married the love of his life, Mary Lucas. They had one daughter, Helen.
Del had a successful career with the Kellogg School District, starting as a janitor and ending as Buildings/Ground Superintendent. His accomplishments are measured by the wonderful friends he made in Kellogg and his second home in Lakewood.
Del moved to Lakewood after Mary’s death to become a part of Helen’s and his grandchildren’s lives. He has a granddaughter-Adrianne Kelliaa (Ken) two great-grandchildren-Kylie and Kauhi Kelliaa and his buddy, his grandson-Darren McGovern.
Papa did not miss a basketball, baseball or soccer game or any swim meet. He became very active volunteering for United Way, LASA Food Bank, Greater Lakes Mental Health and others. Thanks to Dorothy Mills for introducing him to Fit Happens Senior Aerobics where he made many dear friends. In 2002 he was awarded the honor of carrying the Olympic Torch. He always asked “how can I help?” and then did it!
During the last month of his life there was an ongoing celebration complete with a family Thanksgiving Dinner. People called, visited and wrote to tell him how he had impacted their lives and how much he meant to them. His life will continue to be honored by his daughter Helen McGovern, her children, his special friend Fumiko Allen, several cousins, nieces and nephews and many, many special friends.
Thank you to the wonderful folks of Hospice for their care and kindness in his home and at Hospice House-especially Tita, Tracey, Cris, Maggie and Debi. To honor Del please make a donation to Greater Lakes Mental Health Adopt a Family program or Hospice. A private celebration in his honor is planned.
Billy Wayne Moore
Bill Moore, 53, of Dupont, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2006 in Seattle, WA.
He worked for Pierce Transit for the last 7 years as a bus driver. Bill was an accomplished artist, enjoyed playing the piano and guitar, and enjoyed his Sunday drives in his Porsche.
He was preceded in death by his parents Richard W. and Margarethe Moore, and brother Richard S. Moore.
He is survived by his sister Kristine Killingbeck (Allan), niece Katy, nephew Colt, and numerous other family and friends.
A celebration of Bill’s life will be at 3:30pm, Saturday, July 15, 2006 in the Mountain View Celebration of Life Center.
Rhaczio Dmetri Simms (Rha Rha)
Rhaczio Dmetri Simms (Rha Rha) a kind spirited young man. He loved to enjoy life, and his friends, challenging them to basketball games. He is dearly loved and will be missed by all his friends and loved ones; mother, Carla; dads, Craig Carter and Eric Behnke; sisters, Rhaczina and Loren Carter.
Visitation will be from 1:00 – 9:00p, Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at Mountain View Funeral Home. A Reception will be held between the hours of 4:00 – 7:00p, Thursday, July 13, 2006 in the Mountain View Celebration of Life Center.
Malcolm R. Pierce
Born December 12, 1926 in Ord, Nebraska to Luther and Marie Pierce. Died July 9, 2006. Mick graduated from Clover Park High School and attended the College of Puget Sound. He was a United States Navy veteran. He retired from the U.S. Civil Service in 1994. Mick belonged to the Henry A. Greene Masonic Lodge, was a member of Whispering Firs Golf Course and Lakewood United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife Kitty, daughters Pam Tonkin of Portland and Cheri (Mark) Jones of Auburn, grandson Adam Tonkin, granddaughters Nancy Tonkin and Natalie Jones, and brother Morry (Nancy) Pierce of VA. Mick will be buried next to his son, Andy. A celebration of his life will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, July 15th, 2006 in the Mountain View Celebration of Life Center.
Mary Louise Anderson
She was received into the loving arms of her Savior Jesus Christ on July 9th, 2006.
Mary was preceded in death by her loving parents, Alice and Harry Anderson. Mary is survived by her sister Donna Wetmore and husband John, and a large extended family. Aunt Mary truly loved and enjoyed all 26 of her nieces and nephews. She truly embraced all of life’s experiences, and enjoyed great friends like Stella, Elfy, and the late Vivian, just to mention a few. Mary loved many activities such as camping, jumping waves at the ocean, taking trips, spending much time at Ninnis household, and talking to animals. Most of all Mary loved her church, and prayed for all mankind on a daily basis.
A memorial service will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at Tacoma First Church of God, 92nd and A Street, Tacoma.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for the youth at Tacoma First Church of God, 9401 “A” Street, Tacoma, WA 98444.
Lynnette Marie Kissinger
Lynnette Marie Kissinger left this world on Sunday, July 2, 2006. Her family and friends surrounded her bed at Harbor View Medical Center. She was born on April
2, 1958 in Compton, CA to her parents, Lester David Strother (deceased) and Arlene Montanelli. Lynn graduated from Bethel High School in 1976. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and worked at AAFES for 23 years. She enjoyed camping, fishing and playing with her grandkids.
Lynn is survived by her husband David W. Kissinger of Spanaway, three sisters Candy Strother of Spanaway, Debbie Strother Stephens of Bismark, AK, and Lisa Long of Arkadelphia, AK, one brother LC Strother of Malvern, AK, two sons Robert Merle Cox II and Jacob Keith Cox of Dillon, MT, one daughter Jennifer Rose Kissinger of Tacoma, one daughter-in-law Megan Barcomb of Dillon, MT, and one sister-in-law Gail M. McMullin of Spanaway. Lynn has six grandkids: Taylor Lea Cox, Kaycee Lea Cox, Robert Merle Cox Ill, Cole Barcomb, Destiny Faith Cox, Haily Lynn Marie Cox,and soon to arrive Jacob Keith Cox Jr. She is also survived by her nephew Patrick Cody McMullin, and close relatives Leah Reyes and Timmy Kinnison.
Lynn was a loving and caring person who will be missed deeply by all who knew her. May you rest in peace and happiness until we gather again.
Services were held at 1:00, Monday July 10th, 2006 at Mountian View Funeral Home.
Joan Faye Mannel Cox
Joan, born April 23, 1929 in Eugene, Oregon, passed away at home last Friday, July 7, 2006. Joan attended Oregon State University and, in 1948, met her husband-to-be, Bob, at the Roseburg Greyhound Bus Station, while they were en route to summer work at the Oregon Caves; she as waitress in the old Chateau and Bob as a guide.
Joan started her career as a Home Economics teacher at Stewart Junior High in Tacoma WA, but she ‘retired’ early to raise her children, Cathy and Rob.
Joan was an active Girl Scout for over 50 years. In the early 1970’s she was President of the Girl Scout Council and later enjoyed working as the Council’s professional property manager. Joan finally retired in 1988 when her husband retired from Weyerhaeuser.
Retirement was exciting for Joan with the marriage of her children and the births and growing up of grandchildren Bobby and Claire Cox. She enjoyed traveling the world with her husband. They visited every continent except Antarctica (which was next on her list) and spent a month every winter on Maui.
Joan thrived on love for her friends and family. Joan is survived by her husband of 56 years, Everett Robert ‘Bob’ Cox, Jr., her children Cathy Rivers and Rob Cox, daughter-in-law Denise, and grandchildren Bobby and Claire.
A memorial service and reception will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 14th, at Mountain View Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Park in the Celebration of Life Center.
Remembrances may be made to Pacific Peaks Girl Scout Council.
The above listed obituaries were arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.