Mildred Goodale Kasselman, Leona Dorothy Orech, Ellen Loper, Jay Orr Woods
Mildred Goodale Kasselman
Born in Tacoma in 1913, Mildred Kasselman peacefully passed away in Gig Harbor on September 2, 2006. Descendant of the pioneer Todd family of Puyallup, she grew up at Dash Point and attended Stadium High School, class of 1930. She worked in downtown Tacoma prior to her marriage to Russell Kasselman. Mildred enjoyed her years working for the City of Tacoma Planning Department, from which she retired. She and Russell spent the next years traveling the world.
Their three children also attended Stadium: Karen Beverly (Ed), Gretchen Allard-Morris and Russell, Jr. (Barbara). Mildred is survived by her children, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, her parents Edwin and Vivian Goodale, sister Ruth Brown, her great-grandson Michael Nole, and sons-in-law Paul Allard and Robert Morris. Mildred was a long-time active member of Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church and the Gig Harbor Golf Club. Her family is grateful for the loving care of the Cottesmore of Life Care in Gig Harbor and Hospice.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bates Technical Scholarship Fund, Chapel Hill Church Scholarships, Multicare Hospice, or your favorite charity. Services will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 2:30 P.M. at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, Gig Harbor.
Leona Dorothy Orech
Leona Dorothy Orech, born in Portland, Oregon on Aug 22, 1926, passed away in Lakewood, WA on Sept. 6, 2006. Leona loved her family and friends, enjoyed going to church and fellowship, learning, reading, traveling, knitting and family celebrations. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lester G. Orech, mother, Dorothy and brother, Bob Armfield.
Leona cherished her three children and their families: son Joseph (Deborah) Kirby and their children Zachary (Tracy), and Lara (Euvin Kim); daughter Judy (Bob) Quillen and their children Barbara (Rick) Hinton and their daughter Karli, Dan Loftis (Debra), Rob (Keli) Quillen and their sons Colton and Garrett, Justin (Katy) Quillen and their sons Jordan and Tyler; daughter Carolyn (Gary) Baker and their daughters Misti (John) Hopkins and their son John, and Mandi and her children, Michael and Mackenzie.
She is also survived by her sister Alberta Jones and brother Rocky (Chris) Armfield as well as many dearly loved nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.
Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sept. 12, 2006 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel.
Ellen Loper was born October 10th, 1928 in Jerome, ID and passed away September 6th , 2006 in Lakewood, WA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leland and Eva Wilkinson, and 3 brothers. Survivors include her husband of 44years Lewis Loper, 2 children, Greg (Lisa) and Karla, 3 sisters 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Viewing will be 11AM-9PM Monday at Mt. View. Graveside services will be 11:30 Tuesday 9/12/06 at Mountain View Memorial Park with memorial service following at Highland Hill Baptist Church at 1PM. 901 South Pearl Tacoma, WA. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in her name to the Highland Hill Baptist Church Make a difference fund.
Jay Orr Woods
August 6, 1927 & September 4, 2006
I was born on August 6, 1927 to Frank and Edith May Woods. I had 4 brothers and 3 sisters. May 9, 1951 I married the love of my life, Anna Marie Lofstedt. We were married 54 years when she died July 25, 2005. I was baptized at Bethany Lutheran Church in Port Orchard on May 6, 1955. I’ve been going to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lakewood the past 46 years. Anna and I had three children, Sherri Thomas (Steve), Tyler Woods (Terry), and DaLisa Woods; six grandchildren, Laura Voges (Tim), Mark Thomas (Carissa), Jason Woods (Stephanie), Annalisa Waunch (Jake), Danielle Woods and Karine Woods; and five great-grandchildren, Reagan, Caden, Allison, Alex and Sierra. We were preceded in death by grandson, David Thomas. I leave behind three brothers and one sister, Frank, Ray, Gerry, Leona and many more family. The rest are waiting for me on the other side.
I will miss you guys but nobody lives forever. God bless each of you. I loved you all very much. Be good to each other.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 16, 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Instead of flowers, you can give money to church.
“Blessed is the man that trusts in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.” Jeremiah 17:7
The above listed obituaries were arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.