Heather Ann Jones, Katharina Wentick, Mamerto Villa, Jr.
Heather Ann Jones
9/23/83 – 8/06/06
Heather was taken suddenly in her sleep on August 6, 2006. Heather was born in Ft. Leonardwood, Missouri, and raised where the Army sent her dad. Settling in Tacoma.
Heather was a 2002 graduate of Mt. Tahoma High School and a 2005 graduate of Bryman College of Tacoma. Heather was a member of the Sea Scouts aboard the Charles N Curtis 110 for more then six years. Heather loved bowling, swimming, drill team and country music! As well as her online friends.
Heather is survived by her parents, Jimmy & Donna Jones; brothers, Curtis & James; sister, Mandy; grandparents, Richard & Shirley Mazza Sr.; and great-grandmother Maxine Warren, all of Tacoma. Her grandfather, Rhea Harris, of Surry, VA; grandparents, David & Inez Jones of Franklin PA. Heather will be missed by all of her aunts, uncles and cousins. Heather was preceded in death by her grandmother, Lois E. Harris, of Hampton, VA; cousin, James C. Trombley of Surry, VA; and her great grandfather, Allen Warren Sr. of Tacoma.
Visitation will begin from 3:00 – 9:00 pm on Friday, August 11, 2006 at the Mountain View Funeral Home; the family will receive visitors from 6:00-8:00 pm. Additional visitations will be from 9:00 & 9:00 pm, Saturday, August 12, 2006 and from 9:00 & 1:30 pm, Sunday, August 13, 2006. There will also be visitation from 2:00 & 3:00 pm in the Celebration of Life Center previous to the service.
A celebration of Heather’s life will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, August 13, 2006 in the Mountain View Celebration of Life Center with graveside services to follow.
Our pillar of family strength succumbed to a long, but courageous battle joining our family’s own St. Nicholas on August 8, 2006. She was surrounded by her family: the love of her life and soul-mate of 56 years, Donald G. Wentick; her daughters and their families, Dianna Hart; Barbara, Steve, Mike, and Chris Kuffner; Beverly and David O’Dea, Adam and David Palmer. Mom’s life was built on courage, starting with bombings in Germany as a young child during Hitler’s reign, to a military wife and mother whose husband was deployed countless times into war zones, to a 1995 diagnosis of lung cancer, when she was told she had 3-6 months to live. She fought courageously, overcoming many obstacles and hardships. Throughout it all, she remained our pillar of strength; the woman we admire most in life. Always putting the needs of others before the needs of herself, we can hear her say to us in our time of sadness: “Head up and shoulders back. Stop crying. You are, after all, a Wentick.” We will miss you terribly, but we know you are now finally free. Remember your promise, and we will keep ours. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of St. Clare’s ICU and MAMC, especially Drs. Reese and Ling.
Funeral mass will be at 11:30am, Saturday, August 12, 2006 at St. John Bosco Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mountain View Memorial Park.
Mamerto Villa, Jr.
Mamerto Villa, Jr. was born in Tuguegarao, Cagayan, Philippines on August 5, 1948, the eldest son of Mamerto Villa, Sr. (Deceased) and Adoracion Villa. He came to the United States in 1977 and joined the US Navy in 1979.
He was known as Boyette to his friends and family and was a hard working and quiet person. He lived in Tacoma for 25 years and enjoyed many friends. During family gatherings, he mingled mostly with his nieces and nephews. He was very proud and dedicated to his job at the BMC Post Office in Federal Way.
His devotion to Pacita, best friend was evident of a very sincere love of many years. He shared many fond memories of going out, listening to romantic music, and his love of cooking.
He was an avid fitness walker at the Tacoma Mall. His way of being connected to his country of heritage was to watch the Philippine TV channels. His favorite game show was “WOWOWEE”, which he watched even during the late hours after work.
He bonded even closer to his sister Nell, his stem cell donor. He wished for a special family reunion after his stem cell treatment.
Today, we celebrate Boyette’s life with family and friends.
He leaves to celebrate his life: mother, Adoracion Villa, Tacoma, WA; sister, Grace Lambert, Buckley, WA; sister, Nell Villa, Los Angeles, CA; brother, Joey Villa, Corona, CA; brother, Larry Villa, Orting, WA; sister, Antonette Maestre, Corona, CA; sister, Carol Villa, Puyallup, WA; and loving Friend, Pacita Lee, Seattle, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Viewing will be from 1:00 to 9:00 PM on Thursday and Friday, August 10 and 11, at Mountain View Funeral Home. Rosary will be held at 9:30 AM, followed by Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 12, 2006 at Visitation Church, 3306 S. 58th St., Tacoma.
The above listed obituaries were arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.