Elva Louise Green
Elva Louise Green passed away 10/23/2008. She was born near Corvallis, Oregon in 1910 and lived all her life in Oregon and Washington, enjoying vacation trips in all the western states.
She came with her parents to Tenino, Washington in 1924. After graduation from Tenino High School in 1928 she was married to Sherman Green. They lived near Tenino for 16 years, moving to Tacoma, Washington with their two sons in 1944.
Her main interest in life was her home and family. She enjoyed crafts and gardening and spent time helping the elderly. She was a SHIBA volunteer for seven years advising seniors of their insurance benefits.
She volunteered at the start of the Fern Hill Senior Center, later participating at the beginning of the new Lighthouse Senior Center where she was a volunteer for 17 years.
She attended Parkway Presbyterian Church in Spanaway.
Preceding her in death was her husband of 51 years and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) Green. Surviving are two sons, Leon (and Carolyn) Green of Roy and Robert of Spanaway; three grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, November 1, 2008 in Mountain View Memorial Park. Visitation will be one hour before the service in Mountain View Funeral Home.
Mae E. Chavez. Oct. 11, 1919 – Oct. 26, 2008 Born to Charles and Inez Minard in Bridgewater, South Dakota. Mom was a farm girl. She grew up in a small town Oakes, North Dakota. As children, we were able to take our road trips back to the farm each summer and enjoy a little of what made mom, mom. She followed her sister out to Tacoma to help with the war effort doing clerical work at Ft. Lewis, met our father and settled down. One of her favorite pastimes was dancing and when mom and dad hit the dance floor, everyone watched. The Jitterbug was their dance…and they were good. She is survived by her two daughters Gail Willis (Gary), Connie Chavez, and son James; four grandchildren, Todd Carbone (Tammy), Joe Carbone (Sommer), Ben Lemcke (Michelle) and Gretchen Giese (Mark) and nine great grandchildren. She enjoyed a wonderful life surrounded by her family and all of her friends. She made everyone happy and was always the life of the party. Mae loved travelling to Mexico, river rafting in Oregon and tons of road trips. Mom’s hat collection was one-of-a-kind, from classy to glitzy and she was rarely seen without wearing one. She will be missed by everyone who ever knew her. Graveside service in the Garden of Hope Friday, Oct. 31st, 11:30 at Mountain View Memorial Park, with a gathering following at the cemetery. We will miss you, Grandma Mae Hasta La Vista, Mom.
Edith Hilda Knesal. Edie was born June 15, 1926 in Lisbon, North Dakota to Andrew and Helga Larson. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 26th in Gig Harbor. She lived the past 16 years in Puyallup and the previous 45 years in Tacoma. She worked for the telephone company and as a manager for the Bon Marche Distribution Center in Tukwila. She worked with her husband Dick to manage and run their small and successful construction business. Edie was a great cook and a heck of a gardener and was known for her sense of humor. She loved and cherished her family. Edith was preceded in death by her beloved husband Floyd (Dick) Knesal, her parents, brother Jens, and sister Sylvia. She is survived by her sisters Pearl Brown and Alice Hiam, daughter Paula Hope-Simeona (Steve), sons Gary Hope (Barbara) and Steven Hope (Susan), and grandchildren Doreen and Charles Simeona, Alexandra and Grant Hope and Logan Hope. Services will be held Friday, October 31, 2008 at 10am in the Mountain View Garden Chapel in Tacoma.
The above listed obituary was arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.