Nola L. Silva
Aug 2, 1931—-Oct 13, 2006
Nola passed away with her family at her bedside at MAMC. She was born in Hawaii to Charles and Myra Neumann and adopted at an early age by Benjamin Amina Hussey, Sr. and Mary Stone Hussey.
Nola was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Prayerline coordinator, Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Catholic Daughters. She is preceded in death by husband, Ted and daughter Kehau.
She is survived by sons, Anthony (Charlotte), Theodore Kai (Donna), Charles, Ben and beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A private family service will be held at the Garden Chapel at Mt. View in Lakewood.
A Memorial Mass at 12:30 on Oct 27 at St Francis Cabrini Parish will be followed by a reception at the Parish for her many friends.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made in Nola’s name to St Francis Cabrini Parish.
John Wesley Moore, Jr.
John Wesley Moore, Jr., 88 years of age passed away on October 17, 2006.
John Moore was born in Seattle, WA on April 7, 1918 to John Sr. and Mable Moore.
John entered military service in 1936 with the U.S. Navy. In 1939 he joined the U.S. Army and remained in the Army Air Corps until it became the Air Force. He retired from the Air Force in 1958 as a Master Sergeant. His career, afterwards, was as a truck driver and warehouseman.
John is survived by his wife, Edith and daughters, Janet Nunamacher from Brinnon, WA, Jean Freeman from Olympia, WA and Carol Moore from Tacoma, WA. He is also survived by brothers, Warren, Willis, and Wayne, sisters, Peggy and Betty, 6 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.
Colonel Joseph Lanzon JR, USAF Retired
And he did, October 19,2006
Joseph was born on October 26, 1918 in Valetta, Malta. He immigrated to America thru Ellis Island and grew up in Corona, NYC. He served in the US Air Force as a Navigator, Wing Commander, and Assistant Base Commander assigned mostly with the Strategic Air Command and the Military Airlift Wing; he was a veteran of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. (We so loved his stories of navigating by the stars and his “guided” tours of McChord AFB!) After his retirement, he was able to spend more time with his family: Therese, his wife of 57 years; daughters, JeanMarie (Jerry), Patti (Mike) and Marycatherine (Jon). He was so proud of all his girls and his grandchildren: Matt (Sarah), Greg, Jillian, Neil, and Claire. He is also survived by his two sisters, Dorothy and Mary. His daughter Elizabeth Anne and brother Vinnie preceded him in death.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 1:00pm, Monday, October 23rd, at St John Bosco Catholic Church in Lakewood. A Celebration of His Life will be held that same day at 4:00pm at the Stubbs’ Home, located at 1545 Sunset Dr, Tacoma. Memorials may be made to the St. John Bosco Pastor Fund.
Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
ROBERT C. McCALLUM
“Bob,” “Rob,” or “UP Troublemaker”
In Centralia, WA, Mar 17, 1933, Bob was the first child born to Clifford and Lena (Moore) McCallum. Peacefully, in his sleep in his University Place home, on Oct 16, 2006, Bob left our world, the first of their children to face death.
Residing in Centralia, Tenino, and then Tacoma, Bob was graduated from Lincoln High School, entering the US Air Force in 1956. Bob served his country at many bases, including Japan, but it was while he was stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, that he met Linda, the love of his life. They married in December 1962, residing in nearby Dayton, until he left the Air Force. The couple was drawn to the Pacific Northwest, Bob’s home, and moved to Tacoma in 1967. In 1968, they purchased a home in UP, a community they grew to love. Having their daughter, Linda Marie, was a wonderful event and made their family complete. Rob was an active, loving father, whose family and home meant everything to him. Later, he included his 3 grandchildren in his circle-of-love.
Rob fought a long battle with three bouts of cancer, beginning in 2000. His strength an stubbornness deserved and received the respect and love of many! He definitely went down fighting to live, but also accepting death as a natural occurrence. We will miss him terribly, but know he’s now in Good Hands.
Activities and organizations included: Lake Minterwood Beach Club; Carling Boat Club; Lakewood Elks; Orchard Beach Community Grp, president for 10 years; UP’s Tyler Rainbow Assembly father and supporter; Int’l Municipal Signal Assn., 2ND & 1ST VP, president, director, and secretary-treasurer of the Northwest Section, composing and publishing the then 350-member section monthly newsletter. Under his leadership, the NWS received Best Section Award for 1985-86, and he personally earned the Best Sec/Treas Award for 1988-89, both at the Int’l level. Further, he earned proficiency certification for Lvls 1&2 Traffic Signal Tech/lnsp and for Microprocessor; member of UP Cityhood Task Force for Public Safety; volunteer CORE member; Adriana Hess Wetland Park Sec & Pres; Skate Park Com. Mbr.; and helped erect Sunset Terrace Park playground equipment. He worked tirelessly to promote interest in UP activities and volunteerism, being honored as UP Volunteer of the Year for 2003. Rob could always be counted on to support the UP Park Commission, could be found daily at construction sites and was “awarded” the title of “UP Troublemaker” with his own nametag! That was the “award” he cherished!
Rob leaves to survive him, his wife of 44 years, Linda; daughter, Linda Marie Louise, whose children are his granddaughters, Brittany and Isabell, and grandson, Nathanial, Tacoma WA; sisters, Lucy (Monty) Heim, Tacoma WA, and Pat Bell, FL; brothers, Bud (Carol) McCallum, Tacoma WA, and Dick (Judy) McCallum, ID; brother-in-law, Don Garhart of the home; sister-in-law Cyndee (Karl) Jennich, IL; aunt, Ona Moore, Rochester WA; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as a host of terrific and loving friends.
We especially want to thank Don for his move to Tacoma from Indiana to join the family in caring for Rob and helping his sister and Rob through this difficult time. A huge thank you goes out to the entire Multicare Hospice team for their caring support of all of us. Love has flowed into our home for the past month from everyone visiting or calling. This created the energy that was so very healing and warming for Rob. Thank you from our family to you all.
If you wish, donations in Robert’s name may be made to the charity of your choice or to one of Rob’s current favorites: our local Tahoma Audubon Chapter (one of the most active in the world!); TACID; local Post-Polio Support Group; City of UP future Cirque Park Community Center for which he always dreamed of winning the Lotto to build; and any other local conservation or “green” organization. He believed in local charities and conservation of resources.
Private graveside inurnment will be held by the family. A service for “Bob”/”Rob” will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 11, 2006, in the Mountain View Celebration of Life Center, Aspen Chapel, with reception following at 1:00 PM, in the same building. Come prepared to eat, drink, and be merry as “Rob” asked of us!
Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
The above listed obituaries were arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.