Jimmy Toy, Oma Smith-Jordan, John “Dee” Fischer, Mavis H. Rich, Shelly Marie Crowder (Wyckoff), Edna Mae Hudson Cooper
Jimmy Toy passed away August 22, 2006. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of his oldest daughter, Angie Toy, are asked to call Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252.
Oma Smith-Jordan, 94, born February 16, 1912 in Alberta, Canada, passed away on August 22, 2006. She leaves to cherish her memory her two sons: Elmer and Claude (Faye); and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Oma was preceded in death by sons Harold and Bud, daughter Barbara, granddaughter Cindy, and three cherished husbands.
Viewing will be from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, August 27, 2006 at Mountain View Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, August 28, 2006 in the Mountain View Valley Chapel.
John “Dee“ Fischer
John was born February 11, 1912 in Hamburg, Illinois and moved to Banks, Oregon when he was 6 months old. At 15 he moved to Nampa, Idaho then came to Tacoma in 1990 to be with his only son and family. He married Emma Jane Freeman in April 1934. She predeceased him in 1992. He retired in February 1977 as manager and 5th Vice President of First Security Bank in Moscow, Idaho.
Dee was an avid fly fisherman, even going so far as to tie his own flies. He enjoyed hunting, riding his Honda motorcycle to pick huckleberries and chopping wood. Recently he participated in a Senior Style Show at South Hill Mall.
Dee is survived by his only son William (Linda) Fischer of Tacoma; granddaughter Julie Ann (Dean) Detweiler of Puyallup; 2 step grandsons, Chris Bowlin of Washington, D.C. and Jason Bowlin of Tacoma. He is also survived by 2 Great Grandchildren, Isabel and Samuel Detweiler.
Special thanks to Dr. Ionescu and Dr. Chowdhry of Internal Medicine Northwest, the staff on the 11th floor of St. Joseph’s Hospital, the staff at Hospice House, and his many friends at Spring Ridge Assisted Living Facility. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or American Heart Association.
A graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, August 25, 2006 at Mt. View Memorial Cemetery and a celebration of his life will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Spring Ridge Assisted Living, 6856 East Portland Ave., Tacoma, WA 98404.
Mavis H. Rich
March 19, 1925 & August 21, 2006
Born in Starbuck, MN to Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf Hansen, passed away in Lakewood, WA.
Mavis was preceded in death by her husband Edgar in March of 2005. She is survived by four sons: Michael (Carol), John (Barbara), Charles (Kathryn), and Thomas (Monika); and grandchildren: Madeline, Austin, Matthew (Christine), and David; and great-grandsons Pacey and Jacob, and brother Obert (Lorraine) Hansen.
Mavis was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Those who knew her were better off for it, and their lives were enriched by her gentle spirit. She also loved baseball, reading, and crosswords.
A memorial services will be at 10:00 AM, Friday, August 25, 2006 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel.
Shelly Marie Crowder (Wyckoff)
9/27/1965 – 8/21/2006
Shelly Crowder, our loving mother, daughter, sister, and friend was taken from us suddenly on August 21, 2006. Shelly was born in Tacoma where she worked as a hairdresser for 21 years. She found her niche in 2001 when a love for the Mariners and a quest to meet Edgar Martinez led her to employment with her second family, Staff Pro Security, where she made countless friends and was on a first name basis with Edgar. Shelly was the Tabasco in our lives adding fun and laughter where ever she went. Her zest for life and carefree spirit will be missed by many. Shelly leaves behind her parents, William and Kathryn Wyckoff, daughter Brittany Crowder, sister Tami Bailey (Gary), niece Alyssa Bailey and nephew Ryan Bailey as well as many extended family and friends. There will be a celebration of Shelly’s life at 10:00 AM, on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Center. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Shelly Crowder memorial fund c/o Brittany Crowder, at any Harborstone Credit Union branch.
Edna Mae Hudson Cooper
Edna Cooper, beloved wife of Clifford Cooper Sr., former Marine, began her final journey to heaven on Tuesday, August 22. Edna was born on October 13, 1935, in La Push, Washington. Edna & Coop were married upon Coop’s discharge from the Marine Corps. On August 20, they celebrated 51 years of marriage. Edna was the oldest member of the Hoh River Tribe. Edna was 71 years young.
Edna and Coop had 8 children. They made their home on the Puyallup Reservation. Edna was known for her cooking. She served many meals to the patients at the Puyallup Tribe’s Treatment Facility. She also worked a BJ’s Bingo in Fife and Frank’s Landing Smoke Shop.
Edna was proud of her Native American Culture and the traditions that her family embraced. The Cooper home on the East Side of Tacoma, was a gathering place for Indians from various tribes as they came to Tacoma. Edna and Coop’s home was always jam packed with company during pow wows and the Puyallup Fair. Edna enjoyed her trips to Reno and Hawaii and road trips with Coop gathering seafood from along the coast.
Edna leaves to mourn her passing her “Macho Macho Man” husband, Clifford Cooper Sr., as well as children Karen Holler, Henry Cooper, Sandra Cooper, Sheila Pacete, Clifford Cooper Jr. “Judd”. Her children Maxine, James “Todd”, and Guy preceded her in death.
Edna was the most loving mother and giving person. Her son, Henry, remarked that her heart was as big as the great outdoors. Edna gave unselfishly. She had a huge heart for such a tiny woman. But she could be a force with which to be reckoned.
Edna also leaves her grand children: Angela Black, Carolyn Ward, Carla Black, Misty, Michael “Mikey” Jr., Andrew Reyes, Martine Cooper, Taralynn, Siona and Kacey Cooper.
Edna also leaves her great grand children Cecelia, Jersey, Deidre, Jonah , Katherine Ward, Shannon Edwards, Chenoa Black, Alicia Black, Giovanni, and Naveyah “Baby Girl” Washington.
A vigil will be held from 5 & 9 p.m. on Friday, August 25th at Chief Leschi School at 5625 52nd St. E in Puyallup. Edna asked that any speakers share their thoughts and prayers with the family at that time.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, August 26th, at 1 p.m. at Chief Leschi School at 5625 52nd St. E in Puyallup. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery at 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW in Lakewood, Washington. Dinner will follow at the Chief Leschi School.
The family would like to thank the Puyallup Tribal Council, the Nooksak Tribe, Hoh River Tribe, Quileute Tribe, Quinault Tribe and all the other Nations for their generosity. We would also like to thank Dr. Shelton, Dr. Barnett and the Takopid Health Staff as well as the staff of Tacoma General Hospital who cared for Edna especially Marcy the nurse at the ER.
The above listed obituaries were arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.