Raymond J. Reis
Raymond was born Jan. 1, 1922 in North Dakota and passed away Oct. 14, 2006 at the Franciscan Hospice House.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Betty. Survivors include daughters Linda (Gary) Gowin and Darlene (David) Emery, five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, a special “adopted daughter” Jan Readel and sister, Laura LaBrecque.
Raymond was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, a long time member of the South Tacoma Eagles and a retiree of Kaiser Aluminum.
Memorial donations may be made to Franciscan Hospice.
Memorial services will be held at the South Tacoma Eagles on 70th and Pine from 10 am & 12 pm, Thursday Oct. 19th , 2006.
Marcia J. Keating
Marcia Keating, born December 10, 1955, in Seattle, WA, passed away October 14, 2006 in Tacoma, WA. She was a 1974 graduate of Curtis High School and an honorary member of A.R.O.W.S.
She is survived by her mother Dolores Keating, brother Dennis Keating (Marla), niece Kalyn and nephew Brandon (Cheryl), cousins and numerous friends.
Viewing will be 1:00-9:00 pm Friday at Mountain View Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm Saturday October 21, 2006 in the Mountain View Celebration of Life Center. Memorial contributions may be made the charity of your choice.
June 26, 1920 – October 12, 2006
Gwendoline Via passed away peacefully on the morning of October 12, 2006.
Gwendoline Catherine Louisa Bunt was the eldest of 10 children, to James and Edith Bunt of Plymouth, England. She married John C. Wilkinson in 1937. Their daughter Violet was born in 1938. John was killed fighting in the war in Africa in 1942.
Gwen was an active air raid warden and fire fighter during the bombings on Plymouth, England in WWII. She always said as long as she had her tin helmet on she felt “safe”. In Plymouth she met and married Clarence W. Via, an American soldier in 1943. Daughter, Yvonne was born in November of 1944.
Gwen, Violet and Yvonne endured a 10-day ocean journey to the States in 1947. They lived in Virginia with Clarence’s family until he finished his service in Italy. It was quite a culture shock for all of them and quite a memorable experience. The family moved to Oklahoma, Georgia and then returned to Virginia where Eugene and Elaine were born in 1949. Later they spent time in Kentucky, Tennessee and Worms, Germany. They eventually ended up at Fort Lewis and settled in Lakewood upon Clarence’s retirement. Clarence passed away in 1988. Gwen moved to Lacey to live with her daughter Elaine and son-in-law John Bouscher.
Gwennie was a colorful woman who enjoyed horse races and had a knack for winning. She loved her hot tea, cold beer and special desserts. She enjoyed family gatherings and was “Queen” of her brood. She loved following news of the Royal Family in the tabloids and had her opinion of how the Prince and Queen were handling things.
Gwendoline was a tough, sweet, funny woman who lived a full life. She gave birth to nine children but saw only four live. Her family has many wonderful stories to remember her by. She will always be in our hearts.
She is survived by her children, Violet Boe, Yvonne Via and partner Barbara Pinney, Eugene Via and partner Valarie Bailie, Elaine Bouscher and husband John, former daughter-in-law Paula Via, her sisters Barbara and Kathleen, her brother Ronald, eight loving grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by two grandsons.
Services will be held on Saturday the 21st at 11 AM at Mountain View Funeral Home Garden Chapel in Lakewood. There will be a visitation prior to the service on Friday the 20th from 11AM to 9 PM.
Edwin Neal Hood
Edwin Neal Hood, husband of Joey Hood and father of Jenna Dion, Jillian Joy and Brandon Sean Hood, died peacefully at home on October 15, 2006.
As a husband, father, brother, son, uncle, friend and registered nurse, his generous heart, keen mind, insatiable desire to learn and to teach, and ever present quick wit will be deeply missed and forever treasured.
Keenly aware of the compassion of God, intentionally believing we all have an impact on one another, Neal chose to honor the unique worth of each person.
Born May 8, 1951 to Edwin Lynn and Vivian Jean Hood and brother of Lynn Allen Hood. He was preceded in death by his mother.
There will be a private family gathering at the gravesite. A celebration of life service will be held at 3 pm on Thursday, November 2, 2006 in the Mountain View Valley Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Bridges, ‚ÄòA center for grieving children,’P0 Box 5299, MultiCare, Tacoma, WA 98415, or a charity of your choice.
Kale Momi Kainoa
Our Beloved Kale was born Dec. 29, 1971in Honolulu, Hawaii to John and Dee Kainoa and passed away Oct. 14, 2006 at the age of 34 due to a motorcycle accident.
Kale leaves behind to mourn his passing two children, Kimo Kale Kainoa, 14, Kimo’s mom Melissa Brown, and Isabella Angelina Kainoa, 3, and her mom Andrea Gance.
Kale is also survived by his mother Dee and brother John (wife Kim and their two children Cody, 19, and Kiara 11).
Kale was preceded in death by his father John and his sister Val.
All of Kale’s friends say he was the glue that held them together, always willing to help anyone and was a good, kind-hearted man who made friends easily wherever he went. He has many childhood friends as well as friends at his workplace. Kale was employed by Georgia-Pacific in Lacey
To all of those friends, the family would like to express our deepest thanks to all for the kindnesses shown during this sad and difficult time.
Kale had many interests, including music (DJ Kale), sleeping, cars, fishing for bass, salmon and sturgeon and was a computer expert, loved taking photos and videos, especially of his children whom he loved dearly and was the joy of his life. He loved us all and showed it and for that we are eternally grateful.
Thank you, our precious Kale, for being the best loving son, father, brother, uncle and friend that anyone could ever hope to have. We all love you and will keep you in our hearts and thoughts forever.
Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 at Mountain View Funeral Home, Valley Chapel, with visitation from 3-9pm on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006 at Mountain View. Burial at Old Tacoma Cemetery, South Tacoma Way and 48th, followed by a “tiggity” pot luck reception at the Am Vets Club on Tyler and 56th at 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations to a memorial fund for his two children, Kimo and Isabella, may be made at any Washington Mutual Bank.
Rest in Peace our beloved Kale, you left us too soon.
James William Zongas Sr.
Jim Zongas, 74, passed away October 15, 2006 in Puyallup. He was a successful home builder and developer, building several homes throughout Pierce Co.
He is survived by his son Jim Zongas Jr., daughter Dana Zongas, uncle Albert Imhoff (Margaret), and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Burial will be in Mountain View Memorial Park. A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at a later date.
The above listed obituaries were arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.
Gordon B. Bouchey
Tacoma’s premier hardwood floor man has died following a brief illness; he was 67. Gordie is survived by his wife of 29 years, Kathleen; 4 daughters, Rena, Tammy, Debbie Bouchey, Karen (Tom) Matison; 4 grandsons, Aaron, Brandon (Dannielle), Kyle Matison, Justin Lane; granddaughter, Kathi (Dave) Wichser; 3 great-grandchildren Emily, Matison, and Nathan.
As per his wishes, no services will be held. Donations can be made in his name to: American Cancer Society.