Charles I. Peckenpaugh, Jr., Amy Marie Hostetter, John Carter Bass, Patricia Gertrude McDonough, Catherine (Kay) M. Hoy, Ruth E. Perry, Doris E. Peterson, James R. Lawer, Richard (Dick) S. Vosler
Charles I. Peckenpaugh, Jr.
Charles I. Peckenpaugh, Jr. passed away peacefully the evening of July 17, 2006 surrounded by his family. Charles was born February 4, 1924, in Puyallup, Washington, to parents Charles I. Sr. and Lillian Smith Peckenpaugh..
He graduated from Auburn High School in 1942, was with the Merchant Marines during the bombing of Dutch Harbor. He went to Washington State College for a year, before joining the U.S. Navy in 1943. He was a corpsman aboard the USS Nassau and also served with the Marines on the island of Tinian. He returned to WSU to finish his degree in veterinary medicine, where he met his wife, Dorothy (Perry). They were married in 1949 and in 1950 he began his veterinary career at Button Veterinary Hospital. He retired in 1984.
Charles was a member of Fircrest Golf Club, the Elks Club, Kiwanis and was a Hospice volunteer. He loved traveling the country in his motor home, and golf was his passion. He also enjoyed pheasant hunting and fishing with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy of 57 years; his daughter, Janet Downey (Joe), Gig Harbor; David Peckenpaugh (Jane), Fircrest; and Bob Peckenpaugh (Jennifer), California; his grandchildren, Kirsten and Erin Downey, Mike and Dan Peckenpaugh, Clare, Emma and Jack Peckenpaugh. He is also survived by his brother John (Carolyn), and numerous nieces and nephews.
He will be deeply missed by his family and his many friends. Special thanks to Hospice and the nursing staff at Allenmore Hospital. Donations to Hospice or the charity of your choice.
Services will be held at 11:00 PM on Friday, July 21, 2006 in the Mountian View Valley Chapel.
Amy Marie Hostetter
Amy Marie Hostetter, age 86, went to be with her Lord on July 17, 2006. Her entire life was devoted to serving Jesus. A life long member of Life Center Assembly of God Church. Amy was also a former resident of Life Manor. She was the kind of woman that was loved by all, because she really cared about everyone around her, which was evident in how she lived her life.
Amy was born April 1, 1920 to Berthine and Olaf Anderson in Tacoma, Washington. She graduated from Stadium High School in 1938. Amy lived in Tacoma, Washington most of her life except for a brief time in Seattle. Amy was employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Tacoma for 35 years, where she was a Senior Clerk and Retired Veteran.
Amy is survived by her dearest and only daughter, Sharon Wortman Feroglia (Gary) of Seattle, Washington, 2 grandchildren Michelle Turner (Rick) of Snoqualmie,
Washington, and Brock Wortman (Megan) of Denver, Colorado, and 3 great- granddaughters, Scout, Maggie, Kathleen, and also several nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved. She is survived by her brother Charles Anderson (Ruth) of Edmonds, Washington and a sister Olive Nyberg of Yakima, Washington. A sister Evelyn Holford of Santa Maria, California preceded her in death.
The family expresses sincere appreciation to Dr. K. David McCowen and the nurses, and staff of Park Rose Care Center of Tacoma for their compassion and loving care.
A memorial celebration will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, July 22, 2006 at Life Center Church, 18th & South Union, Tacoma, WA. A private graveside service precedes the memorial service at 10:30am on Saturday morning, July 22, 2006 at Mountain View Funeral Home & Memorial Park.
Because Amy loved children so very much, memorials may be made to Life Christian School & Academy, 1717 South Union, Tacoma, WA 98406.
John Carter Bass
J. Carter Bass, a resident of Panorama City in Lacey, WA since 1982, died on Monday, July 17, 2006. He was born in Auburn, KY in 1911, and came with his parents to the Bridgeport Bar in 1912. He spent most of his life on the bar, in Wenatchee, and in Steilacoom.
Mr. Bass retired from the US Penitentiary on McNeil Island after 26 years of service. Charlotte Doelle Bass, his wife of 50 years preceded him in death in January 1987. He is survived by special friends who loved him dearly. The couple were long time members of Oberlin Congregational Church of Steilacoom.
Mr. Bass was a member of the V.F.W. and served with the 70th infantry Division in the E.T.O. during WWII.
Graveside services will be 10:30am on Monday, July 24, 2006 at Mountain View Memorial Park, with viewing starting at 9:30 am. Memorial contributions may be made to any S.P.C.A., Animal Anti-Vivisection Society, P.A.W.S. of Lynnwood, or “Concern for Animals of Olympia”.
Patricia Gertrude McDonough
Patricia (Trish) was born on November 29, 1958 and passed away at home in Lakewood on July 10, 2006. Trish is survived by her mother, Sophie, her sister, Shirley; her two brothers, Ernie and Pat, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, July 22nd at South Lakeshore Christian Church, 1740 South 84th Street Tacoma, WA. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pierce County Humane Society.
Catherine (Kay) M. Hoy
Catherine (Kay) M. Hoy, 86, of Normandy Park, Washington, peacefully passed away July 12, 2006, while at Evergreen Care Adult Family Home in Des Moines, Washington, following a three year struggle with Alzheimer’s.
Kay was born March 28, 1920 in Tacoma, Washington to John and Ida Olsen, and graduated from Stadium High School. After high school, Kay attended business school and worked as a legal secretary for the law firm of Edward Eisenhower. In 1946 she married James M. Hoy and moved to Seattle as a homemaker and mother of three boys. She loved gardening, boating, and painting, but enjoyed most being with family and friends.
She is survived by her loving husband, Jim, of Normandy Park, and three sons and daughters-in-law; Ken and Deborah of Gig Harbor, Don and Judi of Port Angeles, and Doug and Cheryl of Beaverton, Oregon. In addition, she had seven wonderful grandchildren: Chris, Marshal, Jay, Aileen, Megan, Katie, Steven, and great-granddaughter, Madison. Kay’s sister, Ester Callson, resides in Tacoma.
In accordance with her wishes, she has been buried near her parents at Mountain View Memorial Park in Tacoma. There will be a gathering for family and friends from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on July 26, 2006 at Angelo’s Ristorante, 601 SW 153RD St. Burien, WA.
Kay will be deeply missed, but forever in our hearts.
Remembrances may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association.
In Loving Memory
Ruth E. Perry
Ruth left this life peacefully on July 14, 2006 in Tacoma, WA. Originally from Marbach, Germany, she lived in Tacoma for 40 years with her husband and their six children.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth, of 49 years, 1 daughter Gail, 5 sons Bernie, Mike, Pat, Gary, and James Perry, and 12 grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 12 – 9 PM on Friday, July 21, 2006 at Mountain View Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 22, 2006 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel.
“God is with thee wherever thou goest.”
Doris E. Peterson
Doris Peterson was born April 4, 1910 to longtime Tacoma residents, Carl and Mary Goble, and passed away July 15, 2006.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Hugo A. Peterson, who worked for the American Plywood Assoc., and many loved family members. She is survived by her son Donald Peterson, and grandson Woody Peterson.
Doris dedicated her life to her husband and children. After Hugo’s passing, she spent time traveling the world. Doris was a loving person, who cared for her family. She was liked by all those who knew her, and lived by the motto “A stranger is a friend I have yet to meet.”
A celebration of life reception is being planned for a later date.
James R. Lawer
Jim Lawer, a World War II veteran and a long-time resident of Pierce County, died Friday, July 14, 2006 in Lakewood. He was 86.
Born April 25, 1920 in Wichita, KS, Jim was raised in various western states until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941, just days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Jim and his wife, Joy, were married in 1943 near San Diego, CA. He went on to serve in the European theater until the war’s end. Following a short break, Jim re-enlisted to serve for the next 20 years, until he retired as a Chief Warrant Officer in 1964. Jim then went to work for the Washington State Highway Department for over 20 years.
He was a charter member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Lakewood and a faithful volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. He was also proud to help with the refurbishing of Fort Steilacoom.
Survivors include his wife, Joy, and children: James of Eureka, CA, Daniel of Sacramento, CA, and Catherine Dodd (Mark) of Mercer Island, WA.
Preceded in death by brothers Nolan and Joseph, he is survived also by siblings, Elsie Kesselring of Guthrie Center, IA, Robert Lawer of Clatskanie, OR, Fred Lawer of Portland, OR, and Leslie Lawer of Rosemont, MN.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, July 22, 2006 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Lakewood (10333 Bridgeport Way SW). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Prince of Peace Memorial Fund, Habitat for Humanity, or the charity of one’s choice. A private inurnment will be held at a later date.
Richard (Dick) S. Vosler
Richard, 75, born October 31, 1930 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, passed away July 16, 2006 in Puyallup, WA. He is survived by his wife, Joan (Parks) Vosler, of 55 years, four sons: Richard S. (Teresa) Vosler Jr., William H. (Eileen) Vosler, COL. James (Kerry) Vosler, and David (Jill) Vosler; eight grandchildren: Amy, Chad, Nathan, Adam, Jim, Scott, Katy, and Shane; one great-granddaughter Jocelyn, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA.
The above listed obituaries were arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.