Walter Emmerson Hermes, 76 of Edgewood, Washington died Monday, January 22, 2007 in his home. He was born Dec. 27, 1930 in Pekin, Ill, the son of the late William and Alice Hermes. He graduated from Pekin High School in 1951 and married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Eggena on Dec 7. 1952. They moved to Juneau, Alaska with their two children in 1960 where he worked for the State of Alaska before retiring in 1980 and moving to Versailles, MO. In 1993 he moved to Edgewood, WA where he lived with his son and family. He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce and infant son, Daniel as well as his two brothers Eugene and William Hermes
Surviving family members include his sons Dennis Hermes (wife Linnea) of Edgewood, WA and Robin Hermes of Panguitch, UT; Sister Clara Mabee of Pekin, Ill; Grandchildren, Trista Burns, Creighton Hermes, Rory Hermes and Jeremy Hermes as well as 5 great grandchildren and several grand nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be from 12:00-9:00, Thursday, January 25, 2007 at Mountain View Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM, Friday, January 26, 2007 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel. Graveside services will be at the Greenmore Memorial Gardens, in Barnett, Missouri on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 1:00 PM. Arrangements for interment will be under the direction of Scrivner Funeral Home.
At the request of the family, please send donations in Walter’s name to the Polio Outreach of Washington, 4704 235th St. E., Spanaway, WA 98387 in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com
CLIFFORD E. BOUCHEE
Cliff, a lifetime resident of Tacoma passed away January 18, 2007, at the age of 86. He was born to Mabel and Peter Bouchee. He was preceded in death by his wife Kathrine and his son Mark. Cliff served 3 ¬? years with the 301st Bombardment Wing, 419th Bombbardier Squadron in England, Italy, and North Africa as a crew chief on the B-17, during WWII. He spent 35 years at McChord AFB in charge of Aero Repair Reclamation, and 20 years volunteering at the McChord Air Museum restoring various aircraft including the B-18. He also worked 10 years at Jack Frost Air Conditioning. He was a member of the Tacoma Elks for 44 years and AERIE 2308 Puyallup Eagles for 15. Cliff will always be remembered as a gentleman and will be missed by all who knew him. Especially by his daughter Linda McLellan (Dave), grandchildren Scott McLellan (Jennifer), Jeannine Rakestraw (Brent), seven great-grandchildren, sister, Florence Grimit, cousins, nieces, nephews, and a long time companion, Dorthy Bartleme and her family. A celebration of his life will be held at Puyallup Eagles, 202 & 5th St. N.W. on Wed., January 31, 2007, at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the McChord Air Museum Foundation, P.O. Box 4205, McChord AFB, WA. 98438-0205.
Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. 584-0252. Please sign online guest book at www.mountainviewtacoma.com.
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W. Paul Wilmoth
Our beloved Paul lost his courageous fight with colon cancer on January 23, 2007. His family and friends surrounded his last days with caring and love. He will be missed by many. He was born in Tacoma on June 17, 1941 to Walt and Doris Wilmoth. Paul worked many jobs over his early years, Johnny’s Dock, St. Regis Paper, Washington Steel and manager of the Pilgrims Pantry in Seattle’s University District. Paul worked for Allpak Container in Renton for the last 25 years. His true labor of love was his antique Shop “The Now & Then”. He was also very proud of his 26 years of sobriety.
He leaves behind his loving wife Tina Wilmoth, his sister, Helen Ley and brother-in-law George Purdy, Sister- in-law and brother-in-law Joe & Jewel Parker, his children Wade and Michelle Wilmoth, Two step children Danielle and John Hjalseth, friend Chad Lee, Special nieces & nephews, David Wilmoth, Tom Wilmoth, Sharon Brocha, Margaret Terpening Charlotte Ley, Charles Ley, Kathy Schroeder, Kelly Buchanan, Michelle Hewitt, Miles Ley and all their families. We wish to send a special thank you to Multi-care Hospice and Allpak Container for all their support and special care.
Memorial service to be held 5:00 PM Saturday, 1/27/2007 at Lakeview Congregational Chapel, 4606 108th St. SW, Lakewood, WA. Arrangements by Edwards Memorial Center 253-566-1008. Please sign the online memorial at www.edwardsmemorial.com