GAIL PATRICIA CAMPBELL
Born July 22, 1958 Passed Away October 16, 2008
Gail was the loving daughter of Frank and Blossum Campbell of Tacoma, Washington and was the best friend and fianc?©e of Keith Sankwich, who shared his love for her in life but will miss her dearly after her passing in her sleep. Gail will now join her best friend in heaven, her mother, whom she loved dearly. Our daughter Sammantha loved her mother so deeply, and will miss her like her mother in heaven above. Gail‚Äôs loving son, Brooks, was blessed to have a mother like her who cared so much, and he will miss her deeply. Gail was a special sister to her brother Franky, who loved and laughed with her in life together. She also loved and looked up to her other big brother, Tom.
Gail loved children and animals because they gave her comfort and joy. She enjoyed having fun in life, and she appreciated quiet precious moments, too.
Viewing will be held from 1:00PM to 9:00PM on Monday, October 20, 2008 and from 8:00AM to noon on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at Mountain View Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 in the Garden Chapel at Mountain View Funeral Home.
John D. Vekich Sept. 23, 1917 – Oct. 12, 2008 Command Sergeant Major, United States Army. Retired after 32 years of military service. Veteran of WW II, Korea, and Viet Nam conflicts. Loving husband and father. Survived by wife Florence and son, John. Untiring organizer and supporter of youth activities that included Boy Scouts of America, hunter safety certification, and competitive marksmanship programs. Viewing at Mountain View Funeral Home, Lakewood, Washington, Sunday, October 19 from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Interment services at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, Washington, on Monday, October 20, 2008. Services begin at 9:45 AM. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in memory of John Vekich.
Robert A. Villont, Jr (Rob) Our beloved son, brother, uncle and friend passed away on October 14, 2008. Rob was born August 2, 1955 and raised in Tacoma, graduating from Mt Tahoma, Class of 1973. He was a long time employee of Television Service Center and then changing careers to become a commercial painter. Rob was a sports enthusiast and an avid golfer, spending many happy days on the fareways with his golfing buddies. He is survived by his father and mother, Robert Sr. and Mary, his sister Judy McGann (Kerry) and nephews Robert and Brian McGann. While our sorrow is deep, we are forever grateful to have had such a vibrant and unique man in our lives. He will always live in our hearts and spirits. Services will be held this Saturday, October 18, 2008 at Immanuel Celebration Church, 9244 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA at 1:00 in the afternoon. No flowers, please. If desired, donations may be made to the American Heart Association in his name.
In Loving Memory
Mary was born March 4, 1916 in Tacoma, WA. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 14, 2008.
Mary loved her family and was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed baking and made the best pies, had a beautiful yard that she loved to work in, and was an immaculate homemaker.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Andy Thomas, her parents George and Anna Marie Cook, brothers Carl, Alex, and Heinie Cook, and sister Pauline Wester.
She is survived by her three children Andrew Thomas, Sharon Ehle, and Karla Keenan, her sister Lydia Foster, sister-in-law Betty Cook, 6 grandchildren, Laurie, Shelley, Shannon, Stuart, Nick and Kim, and 9 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mom, we are all grateful for all the love that you have shown us over the years. You will be greatly missed.
A memorial gathering for friends and family will be held at 1:00 PM, Sunday, October 26, 2008. Please call Mountain View Funeral Home for more information.
The above listed obituary was arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.