Norma J. Cavanagh 3/11/1929 – 10/5/2008 Norma Jean Cavanagh was born March 11, 1929 in Tacoma, WA to John and Martha Johnson. She passed away peacefully in her University Place home, surrounded by her loving family, on October 5, 2008 after a lengthy battle with dementia and an intervening hip fracture. Norma attended Tacoma Public Schools, graduating from Stadium High School in 1947. She moved to Seattle to be near her husband-to-be and love of her life W. Wallace Cavanagh, Jr. They married in 1952. Norma was preceded in death by her parents and brother Charles Johnson. She is survived by her husband, brother James Johnson of Portland OR, sons Wally (Kathy), Randy (Jamie), and Darin (Mary). She leaves a legacy of grandchildren: Kyla Cavanagh, Courtnay Cavanagh, Charlene Brown, Scott Cavanagh, Colin Cavanagh, and great-grandaughter Jauclynn Chappell-Brown. Norma was a member of the Kate Gunderson Orthapedic Guild, the Tacoma-Pierce County Junior League, the Tacoma- Pierce County Lawyers Wives, Fircrest Golf Club, and Highlands Golf Club. Thank you to MultiCare Hospice and Dr. Alexander K. Mihali. Viewing will be at Mountain View Funeral Home on Friday, October 10, 2008 from 11:00 AM to 9 PM. There will be a private family burial. Norma will be remembered and celebrated in her life at her memorial service on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 1:00 PM at Immanual Presbyterian Church, 901 N. J St., Tacoma WA, where she and Wally were members. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Immanual Presbyterian Church or a charity of choice.
Doria Jo Elmlinger Dec. 12, 1928 to Oct. 2nd, 2008 Doria (Jo) passed away peacefully with family present on October 2nd to go to her Lord Jesus. Doria was born in Seattle in 1928. She spent most of her adult life in California with her husband Bert Elmlinger where she practiced as a registered nurse. Bert preceded Doria in death. She is survived by her sister, Marilyn Krin Johnson, brother, Jay Jenkins, nieces, Joette (Cliff) Porter, Marykay (Jake) Duran, Laurie (Dave) Black, nephews, Danny Jenkins & Michael Jenkins, and grand nieces and grand nephews. She is also survived by stepsons Ron Elmlinger, Bob Elmlinger, stepdaughter Karen Watts, grandchildren, and her best friend Dorothy Snyder. A special thanks to The Weatherly Inn for providing excellent and loving care. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 11th at 2pm at Mountain View’s Garden Chapel, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd in Lakewood.
Wayne Melvin Graves, Sr. was born on May 12th, 1931 in Taft Texas to Arthur and May Graves. He died in his home, with his family by his side, on October 2, 2008. He graduated from High School in 1949 from Arroyo Grande High School in Arroyo Grande California. Dad enlisted in the US National Guard in July of 1949. He then served in the US Air Force from 1951 to 1964. Subsequent to his service in the Air Force he enlisted in the US Army where he served until his honorable discharge in July of 1972. Dad married the love of his life, Miriam (Mimi) Clarke Gray, in December of 1954. Dad was a man of duty to his family and his country. He served in Guam during the Korean conflict and had a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1966 with the 9th Infantry Division. He returned in 1967 and was stationed at Fort Lewis where he retired in 1972. After his retirement from the Army, he worked at American Mfg. in Tacoma where he retired in November, 1988. He was devoted to his family and will be remembered as a man who put his family before himself on all occasions. In his retirement, Dad and Mom were able to fulfill their lifetime ambition of traveling around this great country and visiting other parts of the world. They reveled in the interesting places they were able to visit and in the new cultures they experienced. Dad is survived by his wife Miriam C. Graves, Carolyn M. (Peter) Viser, Wayne M. Graves, Jr., John A (Kathy) Graves and Miriam L. (John) Tveit, grandchildren, Ian, Tyler, Michael, and Allie and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel at the Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Center, 1301 N. Highlands Parkway at 1:30 pm on Monday, October 13, 2008. Memorials in his honor may be made to St. Marks Lutheran Church 6730 N 17th Street Tacoma, WA 98406, Multicare Hospice P.O. Box 5296, MS: 409-1-0296 Tacoma, WA 98415 or Tacoma Lutheran Home Foundation 1301 N Highlands Pkwy Tacoma, WA 98406
Lemuel H. Randall Known as Randy by many friends and family, passed away Oct. 4th. at the age of 86, Randy was born in Harrington Maine May 6th. 1922., He served honorably in World War II, after retiring from the army, he spent his time selling cars at his dealership Randall’s Auto sales in Tacoma. He is proceeded in death by his loving wife of 50 years Evelyn and son Ronald, he is survived by his children David, (Nancy) Patricia, (Richard), Susan, (Scott), and his youngest Debbie, (Roy) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren, Graveside services will be held Oct. 8th. at 3:30 at Mountain View in Lakewood.
Marian G. Perry passed away on September 27, 2008 in Tacoma, Washington. She is survived by her daughter J. Sargam Shah, grandchildren Priya and Sati Shah, and great-grandson Anoo Shah. At her request, no public services will be held.
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