Jim Brooks, Lorraine J. Rowe, William “Bill” Steuart, Herman Lee, Monika Terry-McCoy
Franklin James Brooks, age 75, passed away Monday after a battle with cancer. Born April 15, 1931, in Vona, CO, Jim moved to Tacoma in 1944. He graduated from Lincoln H.S., served in the Air Force, worked at McChord AFB, Boeing, and was a real estate salesman. During his later years, he enjoyed being self-employed as a handyman.
Jim was a deeply caring husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his beloved wife Marty of eighteen years, brother Jerry Brooks; sister Marlene Pinnick; son David Brooks and wife Lori; daughter Jayme Ward and husband Michael; daughter Karen Madsen and husband Todd; and step-son Eric Hall. Jim is also survived by six grandchildren: Justin, Tyler, Erin, Rebecca, Courtney and Blake. He also leaves a very sad little dog, Coco, whom he loved dearly.
Jim especially enjoyed traveling with Marty to warm, sunny places where snorkeling and water volleyball were always on their day’s agenda. Each summer, they spent many happy days boating and fishing for salmon near Neah Bay and Sekiu. Their smoked salmon and salmon barbeques will always be fondly remembered by all. Their other interests included creating photo albums and video montages on their computers.
Remembrances may be made in Jim’s name to: Group Health Hospice, 1730 Minor Ave., Suite 1500, Seattle, WA 98101.
Services will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, August 24, 2006 in the Mountain View Valley Chapel.
Lorraine J. Rowe
Lorraine J. Rowe (91), born to Elmer and Kate Schaefer on March 19, 1915 in Schaller, IA, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2006 in University Place WA. She married W. Kenneth Rowe on February 19, 1938 in Iowa, and they were married for 49 years, moving from Iowa to Portland, OR in 1950, and to Tacoma in 1954. Kenneth preceded her in death in 1987.
Lorraine began teaching in a one room school in Sac City, Iowa and upon moving to Tacoma, taught in the Clover Park School District from 1954 until retiring in 1977.
Lorraine is survived by two sons and a daughter: Ron (Susie) Rowe of Seattle, Carol (Doug) Brown of Lakewood, and Lee (Diana) Rowe of Puyallup. Additional survivors include seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, a sister, Margaret Hansen (Iowa), a brother, Roger Schaefer (Idaho), and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, August 24 in the Mountain View Garden Valley Chapel, Tacoma, WA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Contributions, J5-200, P0 Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109-1024.
William “Bill“ Steuart
August 10, 1928 – August 20, 2006
Beloved family man and friend.
Born in Denison, Iowa, son of William and Besse. After high school, served in the US Coast Guard as lighthouse keeper at Burrows Island in the San Juan Islands. He was married to his high school sweetheart Mary (nee’ Kirk) for 56 years. He was the original “Mr. Fix-It” and was also an avid gardener. He loved his pets, the Mariners, and his little pickup truck.
Survived by his wife Mary; son Christopher and daughter-in-law Josephine, of Seattle; daughter Grace and son-in-law Paul Best, of Redmond, Washington; grandchildren Alexander (Sandy) and Isobel (Beth); sisters Grace Keating and Besse Guhl of Denison, Iowa. Preceded in death by his parents, sister Avis, and brother James.
Special thanks to Gina Pallis and the staff at Davita Dialysis of Lakewood; and to Dr. Wendel Smith and nursing staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Your caring kindness will never be forgotten.
Services will be held on Thursday, August 24, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church at 10508-112th Street S.W. in Lakewood. Rosary at 10:30 a.m., and Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John Bosco Haiti School fund.
5/19/1952 & 8/18/2006
Brother “Lee” went home to his Father God on Friday, August 18th in serenity, after a painful struggle with life and kidney failure. Survivors are wife Sharon, daughters: Amber, Andrea, and Ashley; grandchildren: Amari, Mayeanna, and Pernelle, Jr.; also mother Lucy, sister Diane, and brother Gus, not to exclude numerous friends.
“Lee” had a gentle heart and would help anyone he could.
He will be greatly missed, but not forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Davita, Lakewood Dialysis Center to help other in need.
Viewing will be from 1 & 9 PM on Friday, August 25, 2006 at Mountain View Funeral Home. Celebration of life at 1:00 PM, Saturday, August 26, 2006 in the Mountain View Valley Chapel.
June 6, 1962 – August 16, 2006
Monika Terry was born on June 6, 1962 in Nuremburg, Germany to Mr. Tommy L. Terry and Mrs. Tommie M. Terry.
At the age of two Monika moved with her family to Ft. Benning, Georgia, following which the family returned to Ansbach, Germany for 3 1/2 years. In 1971 the family relocated to Ft. Lewis, Washington where Monika remained until her death.
Monika attended grammar school at Fort Lewis and graduated from Bethel High School, Spanaway, WA in 1980. She attended TCC and received a degree in Early Childhood Development.
Monika professed her faith at a very early age and remained active in church throughout her life serving in many capacities to include: Youth, Choir, Youth Counseling, Usher Board, Bible School Teacher, Church Clerk, and Mistress of Ceremonies, among other things.
On June 17, 1994 she was married to Johnny McCoy and became mother to Brandon and Jalisa. Monika’s family was the focus of her life.
During the last ten years of Monika’s professional life she was employed by Westmark where she was an integral part of the Purchasing Department.
Monika leaves to cherish her memory her husband Johnny McCoy, stepson Brandon Fitzpatrick, stepdaughter Jalisa Fitzpatrick, parents Tommy L. Terry and Tommie M. Terry, one sister Yvonne Terry-Jones, one brother Brian Terry, brother-in-law William M. Jones Sr., sister-in-law Cheryl Terry, mother-in-law Annie Casson, sisters-in-law Linda McCoy, Johnette Harris and Sheila Casson, five uncles, four aunts, 100 plus cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Monika was preceded in death by her two children, LaKeisha Smith and Johnny McCoy Jr., one brother Antonio M. Terry, maternal and paternal grandparents, three uncles, and three aunts.
Monika answered God’s call on August 16, 2006 at 6:50 P.M in Tacoma, WA. Monika will be forever present in the hearts of her family and all who loved her.
Visitation will be from 3 & 9 PM on Thursday, August 24, 2006 at Mountain View Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Friday, August 25, 2006 at Four Chaplains Memorial Chapel on Fort Lewis, with graveside services to follow.
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