Mabel Josphine Kuehl
Mabel, 93 was reunited with her husband Alvin on March 28, 2008. She was born on August 16, 1914 on a homestead in Wells County, North Dakota, the last of ten children, to Dorothea “Braaten” and Ole Skaar.
Alvin and Mabel were married for 59 years and had lived in the Tacoma area since 1943. He preceded her in death on January 8, 1998. Together their memberships included the Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Tacoma, International association of Machinists, Sons of Norway. They also enjoyed traveling around the country. Mabel spent many years working for Northwest Airlines as a cook and notably was their very first to be hired.
Mabel is survived by her daughter, Doreene Hall of Tacoma, WA; son, Keith (Terry) Kuehl of Auburn, WA; grandchildren, William Hall, Allen Hall, James Hall, and Billie Ray Cunning of Spokane, WA; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mabel was preceded in death by her brothers, Conrad, Harold, Oscar and Thorvald Skaar; sisters, Anna Mattis, Hilda Fryer, Inga Esterholm, Clara Newman and Alma Nelson. Mabel will be forever remembered and missed by those whose lives she touched, her warm heart and her gracious soul.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at Mt. View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd, Lakewood, WA. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2008 at the Valley Chapel with Pastor Jon Sorum officiating. Memorial contributions can be sent to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1315 N. Stevens, Tacoma, WA 98406.
The above listed obituaries were arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.
Lester Dean King
Born 11/12/1943 in Port Orchard, WA and passed away 3/29/2008 University Place, WA surrounded by his loving family.
Lester is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Ki Sun; daughter, SueJon King-Briggs (Derek Briggs); 2 brothers, Dwight & Ronnie King; and 4 grandchildren.
Viewing to be held 4-8PM Thursday, 4/3 at Edwards Memorial Center, 3005 Bridgeport Way W, University Place, WA. Interment with full military honors will take place 10:30AM Friday 4/4 at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent, WA. Memorial service will follow at 1:30PM at Bethesda Baptist, 4340 S. “L” St., Tacoma, WA.