Norma Jean Cooper-Query
Norma, 80, was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1927. She moved to Tacoma in 1941. Norma worked at Northwest Chair Furniture Factory for 32 years. She then worked for the Tacoma School District food service for 10 years. She was a member of the Tacoma Eagles Auxiliary #3 for over 50 years.
Norma is survived by two sisters, Darlene DeHart and Verna Roberts; two daughters Gail Moore and Carolyn Scroggs; two step-daughters Margo Goosenberg and Sandra Heneglan; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be held from 1:00-9:00, Friday, January 4, 2008 at Mountain View Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 5, 2008 in the Mountain View Valley Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.
The above listed obituaries were arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.
Elizabeth Elnora Hoover
Elizabeth Elnora Hoover, our beloved mother, grandmother and sister went home to be with the Lord on December 31, 2007. She was born on November 15, 1918 in Bremerton, WA. Elizabeth graduated from Stadium High School in 1938. She worked as a nurse for Tacoma General Hospital for 39 years.
She was a Charter member of the Tacoma Bible Presbyterian Church where she and sister Altha taught a Children’s Bible Study for many years. Elizabeth held weekly ‚ÄúGood News Club‚Äù in her home to teach the neighborhood children about Jesus.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Wilber Stanley Hoover in 1980. She is survived by sons, Wilbur S. Hoover, Jr, David P. Hoover and Kevin L. Mullin; daughter, Margaret L. (Jim) Jolly; step-mother, Valeria Mesler; sisters, Norma Mesler, Altha Mesler, Nancy Lundberg, Bonnie Payne, Mary Ellen Peterson, Janet (John) Moreland, Robin (John) Schur and Vali Mesler; brothers, Burgon (Violet) Mesler, Dick (Joan)Mesler, Alex Mesler, Philip (Sonia) Mesler and Loman Mesler; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held at 9:30 am, Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 at Mt. View Mem’l Park in Lakewood, WA followed by a Memorial service at 1:00 pm at Tacoma Bible Presbyterian Church, 5 S. G Street, Tacoma, WA.
Walter Dean Patterson
Walter Dean Patterson was born 12/11/1926 in Edmonds, WA and passed away 12/30/2007 in Tacoma, WA . Dad grew up in the mountains of California during the depression.
His child hood was a tough one. His spirit and determination for a better life, led him to join the Navy and fight for his country during WWII. All this at the ripe old age of 16. Soon he found himself serving aboard the USS Raleigh in the South Pacific as a Radar Operator.
After the war, he settled in Tacoma and began a career in the woodworking industry. He enjoyed working with his hands and building quality, comfortable furniture. Dad held engineering management positions at Northwest Chair, Slyter Chair, Pasquire Panels and was an owner of Jorma Chair in Puyallup.
His greatest treasure in life was spending time with the love of his life, his wife Audrey. They enjoyed traveling in their motor home, entertaining and investing in Real Estate. Dad was a real handyman with the rental property; fixing and repairing electrical and plumbing problems.
He had a sneaky sense of humor and a real heart of Gold. He loved his Family like no other and will be missed by all he touched.
Walt is survived by his loving wife Audrey of Tacoma; son, Walter James (Debbie) of Tacoma; step-son, Richard Fisher (Marsha) of Bonney Lake; step-daughter’s Liz Fisher, Margaret Birnie and Pat Refling, all of Tacoma, step-son, Gary Johnson; step-daughter, Patti Knapp of Yakima, brother, Joseph Patterson; sister, Margaret Vincent both of Cashmere, WA; grandchildren, Kaela & Walter Connor Patterson; 6 step-grandchildren.
Service to be held Monday January 7th 1:30 at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent, WA. Reception following at the Weatherly Inn, 6016 N. Highlands Pkway, Tacoma from 3:00 to 5:00. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Weatherly Inn and Franciscan Hospice.